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‘Your Job Is to Get a Film Done

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One of the biggest issues in the film industry is the lack of standards and protocols surrounding human resources, argued panelists during Sarajevo Film Festival’s “Staying Sane: Mental Health in the Film Industry” panel. “There is no overarching body holding folks accountable for bad behavior that can harm our mental health, so what do we…

Jason Isbell on the Concert Biz’s Shift Toward Vaccination Mandates:

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Rocker Jason Isbell may usually have one of the funniest celebrity accounts on Twitter, but when it comes to his engagement with other users on subjects related to the COVID explosion in the last year and a half, it’s been no laughing matter — or at least a subject of acerbic gallows humor, at most.…

Your Pet Can Be Anyone They Want This Halloween, From

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All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. A matching companion ups the ante for any Halloween costume. Why dress up as a “Hocus Pocus” Sanderson…

Adobe to Buy Video-Production Platform Frame

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Adobe announced a deal to acquire Frame.io, a cloud-based video collaboration platform, in a transaction worth $1.275 billion. Adobe said the deal is expected close during the fourth quarter of its 2021 fiscal year (which ends in late November), subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions. Upon close, Frame.io co-founder and CEO Emery Wells…

‘Black Panther 2’ Will Introduce ‘Ironheart’ Star Dominique Thorne Ahead

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Marvel fans will be getting an early look at one of the up-and-coming heroes of the MCU. Dominique Thorne, who will star as the superhero Ironheart in her own Disney Plus series, will make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” next year, Variety has confirmed. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige first revealed…

Karlovy Vary Provides Czech and Slovak Films With a Springboard

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Opening night premiere honors at Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival this year go to Special Screenings film “Zátopek,” David Ondříček’s stirring drama chronicling the remarkable life of four-time Olympic gold-winning runner Emil Zátopek. The choice is fitting after a marathon year of challenges for local filmmakers, who, like the supremely focused and resourceful Czech athlete,…

COVID-19 Booster Shots to Be Available Next Month, Health Officials

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Announced by health officials and the Biden administration on Wednesday, Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to get a booster shot beginning in September. Starting September 20, booster shots will be offered to individuals who were vaccinated in the early stages of the nationwide rollout, such as healthcare workers, nursing home…

Quibi Shows Gave Roku a Taste of the Emmys; Here’s

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One of the most unusual quirks of this year’s Emmy nominations was the fact that Quibi managed to land eight of them — quite a feat, given that the streamer doesn’t actually exist anymore. (Quibi wound up with a much higher tally than plenty of networks that, well, are still in business.) Quibi shut down…

Meghan McCain ‘Bad Republican’ Audio Memoir to Premiere on Audible

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Meghan McCain, fresh off her exit as the controversial conservative co-host of “The View,” is coming to listeners’ earbuds this fall with an audio memoir exclusively on Audible. McCain’s “Bad Republican” will debut Thursday, Oct. 21, exclusively on Audible, the Amazon-owned premium audio service. According to Audible’s description of the program, McCain “tells her story…

National Geographic Renews ‘Trafficked With Mariana van Zeller,’ Orders ‘Life

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National Geographic has renewed “Trafficked With Mariana van Zeller” for a third season ahead of its second season premiere, which comes Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. Additionally, the network ordered three new unscripted series: “Life Below Zero: First Alaskans,” “The 7 Toughest Days on Earth” and “Appetite for Adventures.” The second season of “Trafficked” was…