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Should You Race Back to Theaters When It’s Safe? Pretty Much Pop: Culture Podcast (#77) on the Big Screen Experience The pandemic has kept us out of the movie theaters, forcing new streaming practices so that films can be released at all, but as these restrictions end in 2021, do we want things to go back just to the way they were? Your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt reviewed many articles where filmmakers fretted about the future of cinema. Even before the pandemic, concerns about ...
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Entertainment Industry Workers Stare Down an Uncertain Future Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (Column)

This week’s compelling cover story by Brent Lang and Gene Maddaus puts an emotional human face on the catastrophic impact that the pandemic and resulting economic cataclysm is having on hundreds of thousands of workers who’ve lost their jobs or been furloughed without pay. These are the people who make up the backbone of the […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Brent Lang, Gene Maddaus, Coronavirus

Netflix launches $100 million coronavirus relief fund to help jobless cast and crew

Streaming entertainment company Netflix says Friday they are creating a $100 million relief fund to help members of the creative community who have lost their jobs and have no way of earning a living during the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the money will go toward supporting laid-off crew members, said Netflix. From a statement by Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos: “The COVID-19 crisis is devastating for many industries, including the creative community. Almost all television and f...
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Variety Nominated for 48 SoCal Journalism Awards

Variety has been nominated for 48 SoCal Journalism Awards, including a print journalist of the year nomination for executive editor, film & media Brent Lang and entertainment journalist of the year bids for chief film critic Owen Gleiberman and features editor Chris Willman. Variety‘s art department, headed up by creative director Robert Festino and photo […]
Tags: News, Brent Lang, Owen Gleiberman, Chris Willman, SoCal Journalism Awards, Robert Festino

The top six media chiefs raked in a combined quarter-BILLION in compensation last year

Variety's just-released Money issue carries the coverline "MEDIA MOOLAH," and then, in the story anchoring the package, asks: "Do Media Chiefs Deserve the Lavish Pay Packages They Rake in?"The obvious answer to that question is: Sorry, it doesn't matter what you think! As Variety's Brent Lang and David Lieberman write,There's never been a richer time to wear the crown at the media conglomerates that churn out the world's most popular television shows and movies. CBS' Les Moonves, Discovery's Dav...
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Harvey Weinstein's Alleged Media Protectors Under Increasing Fire

A couple things to note about Variety's just-released Harvey Weinstein cover story:First, the cover itselfa illustration (by Peter Strain) of disgraced movie mogul Weinstein, looking somehow both defiant and defeated, together with an eerily spot-on headline: "GAME OVER."Second, one particular passage in story, which appears online under the headline "Judgment Day: Harvey Weinstein Scandal Could Finally Change Hollywood's Culture of Secrecy." Brent Lang and Elizabeth Wagmeister write, Continue r...
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Variety to Unveil Exclusive Wonder Woman Drawing in Celebration of 75th Anniversary

In honor of Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary, Variety will reveal an exclusive Wonder Woman drawing from DC Comics publisher Jim Lee in a special feature to be included in the Oct. 11 Power of Women issue. The Wonder Woman feature, written by Variety’s senior film and media editor Brent Lang, will examine the impact Wonder Woman has... Read more »
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Variety Wins Four Awards at 58th Annual LA Press Club Event

Variety was honored with four awards at the Los Angeles Press Club’s 58th SoCal Journalism Awards on Sunday night. The team of senior film and media writer Brent Lang and senior film writer Jim Rainey won magazine personality profile for their story “New Sony Chief Tom Rothman on His Plan to Get the Studio Back in the Game.” Chris... Read more »
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'Star Wars' crosses $1 billion globally at record pace

By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES ( - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" showed few signs of flagging over Christmas weekend, barreling past the $1 billion mark globally at a faster clip than any film in history. The "Star Wars" sequel crossed $1 billion in twelve days, something it took the previous record-holder, "Jurassic World," thirteen days to accomplish. The three-day holiday should also rank as biggest Christmas weekend overall in history beating the $269.8 million in 2009, which saw the...
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