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7 Hacks To Consider Being A Master On Instagram

Did you know that in a day a person spends 1.72 hours a day on social media platforms? With this information, one would be able to make proper use of your Instagram and engagement through brand awareness, boosting sales using informative channels. Instagram having being adored by the hearts of many could be the breakthrough you have been looking for all those years. With over 700 million monthly users, Instagram is an untapped source of opportunities. Here are some tips that can help one find t...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Marketing, Online Marketing, Others, Digital Marketing, Variety, Driven Mentality Instagram, Instagram Business Profile


What Disney buying Fox means for movie and TV consumers — from Marvel to Hulu

The Disney-Fox merger finally closed on Wednesday, and Disney now owns Fox's stake in Hulu and its popular movie franchises like "Avatar" and "X-Men." Post-merger, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will drastically change, Disney will launch its own streaming service, and the company now owns the majority of Hulu. The $71 billion Disney-Fox deal officially closed on Wednesday, pushing Disney even further in its dominance of Hollywood and the entertainment industry. Disney now owns Fox's film stud...
Tags: Hollywood, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Iger, Espn, Deadpool, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Hulu, James Cameron, Marvel Studios, Variety, Inc


Four #TeaProudly Ways To Celebrate Spring

Alright, spring, do your thing! Hey, #TeaProudly community, is it just us, or do you love this time of year, too?! Since today is the first day of spring, we thought it was fitting to share a few of our favorite ways to welcome the new season. So, grab that mug of Bigelow Tea (or… with summer right around the corner, no one’s stopping you from making a pitcher of iced tea!) and check these off your springtime bucket list! Ain’t no party like a tea party. The world is waking up from ...
Tags: Tea, Green Tea, Flavors, Variety, Bigelow, Tea Flavor Varieties, Bigelow Tea, Herbal Tea, Mint Medley, Iced Tea, Teaproudly


Christopher Nolan’s Mysterious New Movie Casts ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Star John David Washington

BlacKkKlansman actor John David Washington will star in Christopher Nolan‘s next movie – you know, the movie we have no actual info about. Nolan is the type of filmmaker who generates enough buzz without giving away much, and adding a strong actor like Washington to the cast is a big plus. But just who is the actor playing? Variety broke the news about John David Washington joining the cast of Christopher Nolan’s new movie. Washington, who is the son of actor Denzel Washington, has been work...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Washington, Michael Caine, Nolan, Warner Bros, Hoyte Van Hoytema, Adam Driver, Warner Brothers, Dunkirk, Northwest, Denzel Washington, Variety, Hans Zimmer


Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ Movie Adds Florence Pugh

“Black Widow’s” web may soon be growing. Sources tell Variety that Florence Pugh is in talks to join Scarlett Johansson’s standalone superhero film. Pugh has been on the hot list for this second lead role since last fall, but Marvel wanted to open up the field to other actresses at the beginning of the year. […]
Tags: News, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Variety, Pugh, Florence Pugh


Apple is holding a big event a week from now — here's everything it's expected to announce (AAPL)

Apple has scheduled an event for March 25, when it's expected to introduce new services focusing on video streaming and news subscriptions. Sales of Apple's iPhone have been slowing. Though Apple is likely to announce its video service this month, the service is not expected to launch until the spring. Apple made headlines recently when it sent out media invites to a March 25 event, where it's widely expected to unveil its long-rumored video service and a news-subscription platform. An expans...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Starz, Hulu, Oprah, Wall Street Journal, Hailee Steinfeld, Steven Spielberg, Cnbc, Aapl, Bernstein


Google Is Shutting Down Its Emmy Award-Winning VR Film Studio (slashdot)

Google is shutting down its Spotlight Stories immersive entertainment unit, according to an email sent out by Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho Wednesday evening. "Google Spotlight Stories is shutting its doors after over six years of making stories and putting them on phones, on screens, in VR, and anywhere else we could get away with it," Dufilho said in her email sent to supporters of the studio. Variety reports: Spotlight Stories originally began as a group within Motorola, ...
Tags: Google, Motorola, News, Disney, Oscar, Vr, Atap, Google Spotlight Stories, Variety, Wallace, BeauHD, Aardman Animation, Patrick Osborne, Karen Dufilho, Dufilho, Glen Keane Justin Lin Jorge Gutierrez


‘A Knight’s Tale’ Director to Bring ‘Button Man’ Movie Adaptation to Netflix

Brian Helgeland, the Oscar-winning writer of L.A. Confidential, is getting back behind the camera to direct for the first time in four years. Helgeland will direct Button Man for Netflix, a film adaptation of a comic about a hired killer who rebels against a bloody underground sport. Drive and The Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn was in talks to direct this back in 2012, but that version never came to light; now Helgeland will direct and Matt Reeves will produce. Variety reports that ...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Adaptation, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Hardy, Gerard Butler, Variety, Hardy, John Wagner, Exton, James Ellroy, Nicolas Winding Refn, Matt Reeves, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Neon Demon


Sony says it has 7 years of Marvel movies mapped out — here are all the details on what to expect

Sony will be the only studio besides Disney to own film rights to Marvel characters after the Disney-Fox merger closes. Sony Pictures Television chairman Mike Hopkins told Variety this week that Sony has " the next seven or eight years laid out" for its Marvel universe. The franchise found new life last year with the success of "Venom," which grossed $855 million worldwide. Come next week, only two movie studios will own film rights to Marvel Comics characters. Disney, which owns Marvel, i...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, Disney, Trends, Fox, Sony, Deadpool, Marvel Comics, Sony Pictures Television, Jared Leto, Marvel Studios, Mike Hopkins, Variety, Ralph, Safe House, Sam Raimi


Apple is holding a big event this month — here's everything it's expected to announce (AAPL)

Apple is holding an event on March 25 during which it's expected to introduce new services focusing on video streaming and news subscriptions. The announcement will come as sales of Apple's iPhone have been slowing. Although Apple will likely announce its video service this month, it's not expected to launch until the spring.  Apple made headlines this week when it sent out media invites to an event on March 25, where it's widely expected to unveil its long-rumored video service and a news su...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Starz, Hulu, Oprah, Wall Street Journal, Hailee Steinfeld, Steven Spielberg, Cnbc, Aapl, Bernstein


Google Is Shutting Down Its Emmy Award-Winning VR Film Studio

Google is shutting down its Spotlight Stories immersive entertainment unit, according to an email sent out by Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho Wednesday evening. "Google Spotlight Stories is shutting its doors after over six years of making stories and putting them on phones, on screens, in VR, and anywhere else we could get away with it," Dufilho said in her email sent to supporters of the studio. Variety reports: Spotlight Stories originally began as a group within Motorola, ...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Disney, Tech, Oscar, Vr, Atap, Google Spotlight Stories, Variety, Wallace, Aardman Animation, Patrick Osborne, Karen Dufilho, Dufilho, Glen Keane Justin Lin Jorge Gutierrez, John Kahrs Google


Rick Krim Exits Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Jon Platt doesn’t officially start his new job as CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing until next month, but he’s already making moves: co-president Rick Krim is leaving the company, multiple sources tell Variety. A rep for Sony/ATV declined Variety’s request for comment. Based in Los Angeles, the industry veteran was appointed to the role, alongside […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Variety, Sony ATV, SONY/ATV Music Publishing, Jon Platt, Rick Krim, Variety A


Jessica Chastain on Continuing to ‘Balance the Scales’ For Gender Parity in Hollywood

Jessica Chastain‘s work for gender parity in Hollywood isn’t slowing down soon. “I have noticed, of course, now that it’s in fashion there are other people that are jumping on board, and honestly, I don’t care what their motives are,” Chastain tells Variety. “Because at the end of the day, the more we focus on […]
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, News, Variety, Chastain, Time's Up, Time's Up Entertainment


Annapurna Lost Money On All But One of Their 2018 Films, and This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Year after year, I hear cinephiles issue the same complaint: “Why aren’t there more original movies?” Why, film fans wonder, is the box office landscape littered with sequels, reboots and superhero movies? The answer is simple: when original movies do hit theaters, no one sees them. Case in point: Annapurna Pictures, one of the most original motion picture companies out there today, had a whole slew of great movies last year. And guess what? Every single one of them, except one, was a box offic...
Tags: Movies, Annapurna, Box Office, Vice, Sxsw, If Beale Street Could Talk, Variety, Riley, Beale Street, Megan Ellison, Annapurna Pictures, Business and Industry News, Destroyer, Jeff Bock, The Sisters Brothers, Sorry to Bother You


Variety’s 10 Latinxs to Watch Brunch Celebrates Diversity in the Community

Saturday afternoon brought rising Latinx filmmakers and actors together at Variety’s 10 Latinxs to Watch brunch held in partnership with the 36th annual Miami Film Festival. The festive celebration, which took place at the JW Marquis Marriott’s Bolud Sud restaurant, featured a panel discussion moderated by Variety’s Malina Saval with the following five select individuals […]
Tags: News, Variety, 10 Latinx to Watch, JW Marquis Marriott, Bolud Sud, Malina Saval


Woodstock 50 Lineup Leaks

Jay Z, Dead & Co., Chance the Rapper and the Black Keys are among the artists who will headline the upcoming Woodstock 50 music festival, according to a report in Variety. While the headline has not been officially announced, a rep for the festival did not deny the report in Variety and pointed us to a quote provided by Festival co-founder Michael Lang to Rolling Stone, making the leak seem orchestrated “We are thrilled with all the excitement about Woodstock 50, but we have an oblig...
Tags: Music, Black Keys, Rolling Stone, Jack White, Dorothy, Woodstock, Bruce Houghton, Dawes, Variety, LANG, Watkins Glen New York, Michael Lang, Bishop Briggs, Jay Z Dead Co Chance the Rapper, Gary Clark Jr Cage, Killers Greta Van Fleet Margo Price


Oscar-winning Production Designer Eugenio Caballero Gives Guadalajara Master Class

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — At the Guadalajara Int’l Film Festival (FICG) to give a master class, “Roma” production designer Eugenio Caballero sat down with Variety prior to the sold-out FICG event on Saturday. As Mexico’s only production designer to win an Oscar (for his work in Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth”) and who was again nominated […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Global, Festivals, Guillermo Del Toro, Variety, Guadalajara Mexico, FICG, Eugenio Caballero


Lil Peep Was in Talks For Movie Role Before Fatal Overdose

Lil Peep, the SoundCloud sensation turned genre-blending rap star, was exploring a film career before his death in 2017. At the SXSW premiere of the Terrence Malick-produced documentary “Everybody’s Everything,” about the rapper’s rise and untimely end, filmmakers told Variety that Peep was being pursued to take on his first movie role. Sebastian Jones, a […]
Tags: News, Terrence Malick, Sxsw, Variety, Peep, Lil Peep, Sebastian Jones


Chile’s Equeco Delivers ‘Pepperoni’ Pitch at Guadalajara (EXCLUSIVE)

GUADALAJARA — Chilean production company Equeco is at this year’s Guadalajara Intl. Film Festival to pitch a new project, “Pepperoni.” The immigration-themed dark comedy will be the second feature of festival favorite, D.J.-turned-director Tomás Alzamora, better known in Chile as DJ Four-D, who shared exclusive first details with Variety in the lead-up to the Mexican […]
Tags: News, Global, Chile, Festivals, Guadalajara, Variety, Tomás Alzamora, FICG, Equeco, Guadalajara IntL Film Festival, Equeco Delivers ` Pepperoni


Tea Varieties and Cultivars

Plant Classification All plants are classified hierarchically by their division, class, subclass, order, family, genus, and species. They are also classified by variety and cultivar when necessary. Here’s how the tea plant shakes out: Division → Magnoliophyta Class → Magnoliopsida Subclass → Dilleniidae Order → Theales Family → Theaceae Genus → Camellia Species → Sinensis Since we’ll only be dealing with the varieties and cultivars of the genus Camellia and the species sinensis we’ll leave ...
Tags: Tea, Taxonomy, Camellia, Variety, Horticulture, Tony Gebely, Cultivar, Tea Epicure Blog, Varietal


Phil Spector’s ‘castle,’ where actress Lana Clarkson was killed, for sale at $5.5 million

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Tags: Business, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Jackson, Clarkson, Wall Street Journal, Mozart, Phil Spector, Variety, Esquire, Alhambra, Southern France, San Gabriel Valley, Hilton Hyland, Spector


I'm Truly Haunted by How Much I Love Lupita Nyongo's Hair at the Us Premiere

The mystery surrounding Jordan Peele's Us has now crept its way into Lupita Nyong'o's red carpet style. As a star of the film, the 36-year-old actress made an appearance at the movie's SXSW premiere on March 8, and her look was hauntingly brilliant. Nyong'o, known for her bold beauty decisions, wore sectioning clips throughout her hair. Yep, the ones typically used when you sit in the salon chair. According to Variety, there was a very specific message behind this beauty choice. "This film is...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Sxsw, Lupita Nyong'o, Lupita Nyongo, Red Carpet, Variety, Lupita Nyong, Nyong, Jordan Peele, Celebrity Hair, Snoop Doggy Dogg


Listen: Kal Penn on Balancing Silly and Serious in Amazon’s Global-Economy Doc Series

Welcome to “TV Take,” Variety’s television podcast. In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV, Daniel Holloway, talks with Kal Penn, the host of the documentary series “This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy,” which is currently available to stream on Amazon. The series sees Penn travel around the world, meeting key players behind some […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Penn, Kal Penn, Variety, Daniel Holloway, This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy


Tea Varieties and Cultivars

Plant Classification All plants are classified hierarchically by their division, class, subclass, order, family, genus, and species. They are also classified by variety and cultivar when necessary. Here’s how the tea plant shakes out: Division → Magnoliophyta Class → Magnoliopsida Subclass → Dilleniidae Order → Theales Family → Theaceae Genus → Camellia Species → Sinensis Since we’ll only be dealing with the varieties and cultivars of the genus Camellia and the species sinensis we’ll leave ...
Tags: Tea, Taxonomy, Camellia, Variety, Horticulture, Tony Gebely, Cultivar, Tea Epicure Blog, Varietal


‘Wedding Crashers’ Director Reunites with Will Ferrell for Netflix Movie

Last summer, we learned that comedy superstar Will Ferrell was set to star in a new Netflix movie called Eurovision, based on an internationally popular music competition show. Now that movie has finally found a filmmaker: Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin is stepping behind the camera and reuniting with Ferrell for the first time since the actor made a memorable cameo in his 2005 comedy. Ferrell and Andrew Steele (Casa de mi Padre, A Deadly Adoption) are co-writing the screenplay for Eu...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Netflix, United States, Shanghai, Abba, Will-Ferrell, Eurovision, Celine Dion, Variety, Ferrell, Chazz, Netflix Movie, David-Dobkin, Dobkin, Fred Claus


Jonathan Prince Leaves Spotify for Role at Slack

Jonathan Prince, the Spotify executive who helped lead the company’s ill-fated policy against “hateful conduct” last year, has left the company to join the work-flow platform Slack, according to his LinkedIn profile. A rep for Spotify did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment; the news was first reported in Music Business Worldwide. Prince’s […]
Tags: Spotify, News, Variety, Jonathan Prince, Jonathan Prince Leaves Spotify, Jonathan Prince the Spotify


Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon Go To US Appeals Court To Overturn Royalty Increase

Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon have teamed up to appeal a controversial ruling by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board that, if it goes through, would increase payouts to songwriters by 44%, Variety is reporting. From the report: A joint statement from the first three of those companies reads: "The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), in a split decision, recently issued the U.S. mechanical statutory rates in a manner that raises serious procedural and substantive concerns. If left to stand, the CRB'...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, US, Tech, Variety, U S Court of Appeals for the D C Circuit, U S Copyright Royalty Board, Copyright Royalty Board CRB, Spotify Google Pandora


Gabrielle Union to Keynote at Variety’s Entertainment Marketing Summit

Variety‘s Entertainment Marketing Summit presented by Deloitte will examine the industry’s changing brand and content strategies, and actress Gabrielle Union will speak about her creative partnership and new collection with apparel brand New York & Company in a keynote address. Held in Los Angeles on March 21, Variety‘s co-editor-in-chief Claudia Eller will moderate a panel […]
Tags: Gabrielle Union, News, Los Angeles, Deloitte, Variety, Claudia Eller, New York Company, Entertainment Marketing Summit


Idris Elba Replaces Will Smith as Deadshot in ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel

Idris Elba is joining the squad. Sources tell Variety that Elba is Warner Bros. choice to replace Will Smith as Deadshot in the “Suicide Squad” sequel. Smith had to bow out of the upcoming DC Comics movie due to scheduling conflicts, and the studio moved fast to find another proven A-lister to replace him before […]
Tags: News, Suicide Squad, Idris Elba, Will Smith, Warner Bros, Smith, Variety, Elba, Suicide Squad 2, Idris Elba Replaces Will Smith


Bette Midler, Gigi Hadid, Taraji P. Henson, Kacey Musgraves, Christiane Amanpour to Be Honored at Variety’s Power of Women: NY

Variety has announced the honorees for the sixth annual Power of Women luncheon, which celebrates some of Hollywood’s most philanthropic women. The event, presented by Lifetime, will take place on April 5 at Cipriani Midtown in New York. The honorees are CNN chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour (Committee to Protect Journalists); supermodel Gigi Hadid (Unicef); […]
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Kacey Musgraves, News, Cnn, Bette Midler, Gigi Hadid, Variety, Christiane Amanpour, Cipriani Midtown, Taraji P. Henson, Power Of Women, Christiane Amanpour Committee, Gigi Hadid Unicef