HBO's 'House of the Dragon' Price Tag; Complaint Against Bill Murray Halts Film Production; 'Cinema Paradiso' Star Dies

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April 22, 2022

How HBO Kept 'House of the Dragon' Costs Under $20 Million per Episode (EXCLUSIVE)

HBO's "House of the Dragon" cost under $20 million per episode to produce its 10-episode first season, which debuts Aug. 21, a source close …

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'We're Not Going Back to 90 Days': Legendary CEO Joshua Grode Talks Future of Movies at Variety Power of Law Breakfast

The leader of the studio behind 'Dune' says there's no going back to a 90-day theatrical exclusivity window as pandemic conditions improve.

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Searchlight Suspended 'Being Mortal' Production After Complaint Against Bill Murray

"Being Mortal" suspended production over complaints about Bill Murray's inappropriate behavior on set.

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Jacques Perrin, 'Cinema Paradiso' Star, Dies at 80

French actor, filmmaker and producer Jacques Perrin, who starred in 'Cinema Paradiso,' has died on April 21, aged 80.

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'Succession' Star Nicholas Braun Teams With Chris Buongiorno to Develop Music Series at HBO (EXCLUSIVE)

"Succession" breakout Nicholas Braun and Chris Buongiorno are developing a series together at HBO, Variety has learned exclusively.

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Bonnie Raitt on Her New Album, Recovery as a Long Game, and a Post-Quarantine Return to Touring - Just in the Nick of Time

Touring behind her new 'Just Like That,' Bonnie Raitt says she's never been happier to be on the road — or thought audiences needed it …

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David M. Jones, Visual Effects Supervisor on 'Star Wars,' Dies at 74

David M. Jones, a visual effects artist, has died after battling a long illness, his family confirmed. He was 74.

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Nielsen Streaming Top 10: 'Bridgerton' Watched for More Than 2.5 Billion Minutes Over Season 2 Premiere Week

Netflix's "Bridgerton" was viewed for more than 2.5 billion minutes during the week of its Season 2 debut

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Snap Misses Q1 Earnings Expectations, Daily Users Hit 332 Million as Growth Slows

Snap fell short of Wall Street forecasts for the first quarter of 2022, with CEO Evan Spiegel citing a "challenging operating environment."

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How Anne Hathaway's Bold Performance Saved 'WeCrashed': Column

Anne Hathaway, playing opposite a surprisingly subtle Jared Leto, delivers the grand turn Apple TV Plus' WeWork drama 'WeCrashed' needs

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An Exclusive Data Dive Into FAST Performance Metrics

New VIP+ Analysis: A divide-and-conquer approach pierces the format's measurement veil, with help from TVision and Apptopia.

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Emmy Predictions: Lead Actress in a Limited Series - Amanda Seyfried and Lily James Among Stunning Transformations in the Race

2022 Emmy predictions for lead actress limited include Jessica Chastain, Julia Garner, Lily James, Margaret Qualley and Amanda Seyfried.

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Andrew Garfield on Immersing Himself in Mormon Culture for FX's 'Under the Banner of Heaven': 'I Like a Challenge'

Andrew Garfield immersed himself in Mormonism for 'Under the Banner of Heaven,' but drew the line on giving up coffee or caffeine.

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'Euphoria' Star Hunter Schafer's Message to Trans Youth in Texas: 'Stand Firm in What You Believe In'

Speaking at the 'Euphoria' Emmys FYC event, Hunter Schafer offered some advice to trans youth in Texas.

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