Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation. It was founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly newspaper reporting on theater and vaudeville. In 1933 it added Daily Variety, based in Los Angeles. Variety.com features breaking entertainment news, box office results, cover stories, photo galleries and more, plus a credits database, production charts and calendar, with archive content dating back to 1905. Variety has been published since December 16, 1905, when it was launched by Sime Silverman as a weekly periodical covering theater and vaudeville with its headquarters in New York City. Sime was fired by The Morning Telegraph in 1905 for panning an act which had taken out an advert for $50, said that it looked like he would have to start his own paper in order to be able to tell the truth. With a loan of $1,500 from his father-in-law, he launched Variety as editor. In addition to Sime's former employer The Morning Telegraph, other major competitors on launch were The New York Clipper and the New York Dramatic Mirror.
The original cover design, similar to the current design, was sketched by Edgar M. Miller, a scenic painter, who refused payment; the front cover contained pictures of the original editorial staff, who were Alfred Greason, Epes W Sargeant and Joshua Lowe, as well as Sime. The first issue contained a review by Sime's son Sidne known as Skigie, claimed to be the youngest critic in the world at seven years old. In 1922, Sime acquired The New York Clipper, reporting on the stage and other entertainment since 1853 and folded it two years merging some of its features into Variety. In 1922, Sime launched the Times Square Daily, which he referred to as "the world's worst daily" and soon scrapped. During that period, Variety staffers worked on all three papers. After the launch of The Hollywood Reporter in 1930, which Variety sued for alleged plagiarism in 1932, Sime launched Daily Variety in 1933, based in Hollywood, with Arthur Ungar as the editor, it replaced Variety Bulletin, issued in Hollywood on Fridays.
Daily Variety was published every day other than Sunday but on Monday to Friday. Ungar was editor until 1950, followed by Joe Schoenfeld and Thomas M. Pryor, succeeded by his son Pete; the Daily and the Weekly were run as independent newspapers, with the Daily concentrating on Hollywood news and the Weekly on U. S. and International coverage. Sime Silverman had passed on the editorship of the Weekly Variety to Abel Green as his replacement in 1931. Green remained as editor from 1931 until his death in 1973. Sime's son Sidne succeeded him as publisher of both publications. Following his death from tuberculosis in 1950, his only son Syd Silverman, was the sole heir to what was Variety Inc. Young Syd's legal guardian Harold Erichs oversaw Variety Inc. until 1956. After that date Syd Silverman managed the company as publisher of both the Weekly Variety in New York and the Daily Variety in Hollywood, until the sale of both papers in 1987 to Cahners Publishing for $64 million, he remained as publisher until 1990 when he was succeeded on Weekly Variety by Gerard A. Byrne and on Daily Variety by Sime's great grandson, Michael Silverman.
Syd became chairman of both publications. In 1953, Army Archerd's "Just for Variety" column appeared on page two of Daily Variety and swiftly became popular in Hollywood. Archerd broke countless exclusive stories, reporting from film sets, announcing pending deals, giving news of star-related hospitalizations and births; the column appeared daily for 52 years until September 1, 2005. On December 7, 1988, the editor, Roger Watkins and oversaw the transition to four-color print. Upon its launch, the new-look Variety measured one inch shorter with a washed-out color on the front; the old front-page box advertisement was replaced by a strip advertisement, along with the first photos published in Variety since Sime gave up using them in the old format in 1920: they depicted Sime and Syd. For twenty years from 1989 its editor-in-chief was Peter Bart only of the weekly New York edition, with Michael Silverman running the Daily in Hollywood. Bart had worked at Paramount Pictures and The New York Times.
In April 2009, Bart moved to the position of "vice president and editorial director", characterized online as "Boffo No More: Bart Up and Out at Variety". From mid 2009 to 2013, Timothy M. Gray oversaw the publication as Editor-in-Chief, after over 30 years of various reporter and editor positions in the newsroom. In October 2012, Reed Business Information, the periodical's owner, sold the publication to Penske Media Corporation. PMC is the owner of Deadline Hollywood, which since the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike has been considered Variety's largest competitor in online showbiz news. In October 2012, Jay Penske, Chairman and CEO of PMC, announced that the website's paywall would come down, the print publication would stay, he would invest more into Variety's digital platform in a townhall. In March 2013, Variety owner Jay Penske appointed three co-editors to oversee different parts of the publication's industry coverage; the decision was made to stop printing Daily Variety with the last printed edition published on March 19, 2013 with the headline "Variety A
Saul Rubinek is a German-born Canadian character actor, director and playwright, known for his work in TV, stage. His first roles were in Murder Sees the Light, he had roles in notable films including Against All Odds, Oliver Stone's Wall Street, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the Academy Award-winning Western Unforgiven. Rubinek's first play, Terrible Advice premiered in September 2011, he is known for his role as Artie Nielsen in the Syfy TV series Warehouse 13. Rubinek was born in Föhrenwald, Germany, the son of Polish Jews and Israel Rubinek, a factory worker, theatre company manager, Yiddish Theatre actor, Talmudic scholar. Rubinek's parents were hidden by Polish farmers for over two years during World War II and moved to Canada in 1948. Early in his career Rubinek gained the attention of Canadian audiences when he starred as detective Benny Cooperman in two TV films, The Suicide Murders and Murder Sees the Light, which are based on books in author Howard Engel's popular series of mystery novels set in the Niagara Region of Canada.
Rubinek starred as the antagonist, in Obsessed. In another TV film, Liberace: Behind the Music, he played Seymour Heller, the long-time friend and manager of Liberace. In 1982, he played Allan in the sexually-themed romantic comedy Soup For One, directed and written by Jonathan Kaufer and produced by Marvin Worth. Rubinek appeared in Taylor Hackford's Against All Odds, Oliver Stone's Wall Street, as a lawyer, The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick, as a fun-loving rabbi, Brian De Palma's The Bonfire of the Vanities, again as a lawyer, in a lead part as a rabbi in The Quarrel, he is noted for his performance in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven as a pulp fiction writer. He had a notable role in Tony Scott's True Romance as a cocaine-addicted film producer, he co-starred in the 1993 Emmy Award-winning American made-for-television docudrama And the Band Played On as Dr. Jim Curran. Rubinek played the character Kivas Fajo in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Most Toys". Rubinek, an ardent Star Trek fan, abruptly took over the part after David Rappaport, the actor, cast in the role, attempted suicide shortly after filming of the episode had begun.
Another science fiction role portrayed by Rubinek was as a documentary film director named Emmett Bregman, on the seventh season of the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, in a two-part episode called "Heroes, Parts 1 & 2". He played Donny Douglas in several episodes of the American sitcom Frasier, he appeared, in two episodes of the 1995 revival of The Outer Limits. He played the role of Louis the Lion on YTV's The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon, he had a cameo appearance as a casino pit boss in the film Rush Hour 2. Rubinek played Alan Mintz opposite Nicolas Cage in the 2000 film The Family Man. In 2000, Rubinek played Detective Saul Panzer in The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, the series pilot for the 2001-02 A&E TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery, in which he would subsequently play the recurring role of reporter Lon Cohen. In 2005 he appeared in the short-lived American television series Blind Justice, has appeared from 2006 to 2012 in the supporting role of Hasty Hathaway in the Jesse Stone series of TV films, starring Tom Selleck.
His single-episode guest appearances during the 2000s include two 2004 episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the "Adrift" episode in the beginning of Lost's second season in 2005, the 2006 "Invincible" episode of Eureka, the 2007 episode of the TV series Masters of Horror "The Washingtonians", a 2008 episode of the TV series Psych. That same year he guest-starred as Victor Dubenich, the antagonist in the pilot episode of Leverage, reappearing in 2012 for the last two episodes of season 4. In 2013, he guest-starred in two subsequent episodes of the TV series Person of Interest. In 2005, he directed Cruel but Necessary; the following year he appeared in a supporting role in the 2009 Canadian feature comedy The Trotsky. Rubinek starred in the Syfy series Warehouse 13 as Artie Nielsen, a covert agent employed by a secretive council to recover mystical artifacts with his team; the series finale was aired on May 2014 on Syfy. His first play, Terrible Advice premiered in September 2011 at the Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre in Southwark, starring Scott Bakula, Sharon Horgan, Andy Nyman and Caroline Quentin.
1982 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, for role in film Ticket to Heaven. Jerry and Tom Club Land Bleacher Bums aka The Cheap Seats Cruel But Necessary Toronto Star biography of Saul RubinekSaul Rubinek on IMDb
Don McKellar is a Canadian actor and filmmaker. He was part of a loosely-affiliated group of filmmakers to emerge from Toronto known as the Toronto New Wave. McKellar was born in Toronto, the son of Marjorie Kay, a teacher, John Duncan McKellar, a corporate lawyer, he attended Glenview Senior Public School, Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute and studied English at the University of Toronto's Victoria College. McKellar married his longtime partner, Canadian actress Tracy Wright, on January 3, 2010. Wright died from cancer on June 22, 2010. McKellar was a founding member of Toronto's Augusta Company, along with his future wife Tracy Wright and Daniel Brooks. McKellar made his first screen appearance in 1989 in Bruce McDonald's film Roadkill, for which he wrote the screenplay. McKellar's work on Roadkill earned him Genie Award nominations for best supporting actor and best screenwriter, attracting the attention of many in Canada. Roadkill won the Toronto-Citytv Award for best Canadian feature. McKellar collaborated again with McDonald for his 1991 film Highway 61, writing the screenplay and playing the starring role as the barber Pokey Jones.
Again McKellar's work solicited wide praise, earning him a second Genie nomination for best screenwriter and a nomination for best actor. McKellar's most recent collaboration with McDonald spawned the cult classic television series Twitch City, in which McKellar played the starring role of Curtis, a television addict and shut-in. Since his entry into Canadian cinema, McKellar has been involved in numerous projects, he appeared in Atom Egoyan's films The Adjuster and Exotica, the latter of which earned him the Genie for best supporting actor. McKellar collaborated with François Girard, authoring the screenplays for his films Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, the Academy Award winning The Red Violin, in which McKellar starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson, he appeared alongside Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh in David Cronenberg's 1999 film eXistenZ. McKellar has emerged as a filmmaker in his own right. In 2001, he played the role of Oliver Tapscrew in the TV children's drama series, his second film, opened in 2004 at the Toronto International Film Festival to enthusiastic reviews.
McKellar starred in the animated sitcom Odd Job Jack as the titular hero, Jack Ryder, which ran for four seasons between 2004 and 2007 on The Comedy Network. McKellar has appeared in all three seasons of television's Slings & Arrows, as Darren Nichols, a theatre director; the show is co-written by Bob Martin, who collaborated with McKellar on the musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Martin and McKellar cocreated the Canadian television sitcom Michael and Thursdays, scheduled to debut on CBC Television in fall 2011. In 2006, he appeared in Ken Finkleman's miniseries At The Hotel. In June 2006 he won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical for The Drowsy Chaperone, he received a Gemini Award nomination for his role as socialist politician Clarence Fines in Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story. McKellar hosted the CBC Radio One series High Definition, he wrote the 2008 screen adaptation of José Saramago's 1995 novel Blindness. In 2016, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for his contributions to Canadian culture as an actor and director".
The Red Violin Last Night Childstar Cooking With Stella The Grand Seduction Zoom Meditation Park Blood Honey Through Black Spruce Twitch City Slings and Arrows Odd Job Jack Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays Sensitive Skin Don McKellar on IMDb Don McKellar at the Internet Broadway Database Bravo! FACT: shorts starring and directed by Don McKellar available for viewing online Production: The Drowsy Chaperone - Working in the Theatre Seminar video at American Theatre Wing.org, April 2006 Canadian Film Encyclopedia Official Alliance Atlantis trailer for Blindness
Stéphane Rousseau is a Canadian actor and comedian. He starred in the Academy Award-winning film The Barbarian Invasions, he has been in Asterix at the Olympic Games. His latest movies is the French comedy Fatal, a Zoolander-type spoof of the music industry focusing on the character Fatal Bazooka created by Michaël Youn, he and ex-wife, Maud Saint-Germain, had their first child, a son, Axel Saint-Germain-Rousseau on December 25, 2008. Stéphane Rousseau on IMDb
Peter MacNeill is a Canadian film and television actor and voice-over artist who has starred in several television series and films. His film credits have included The Hanging Garden, Geraldine's Fortune, Dog Park, Open Range, A History of Violence, Regression. On television, he has had roles in Queer as Folk and Dog, The Eleventh Hour, PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Call Me Fitz and, The Good Witch series, he is a two-time Gemini Award winner. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist as Secretary of Defense 1994 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer 1997 Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor: The Hanging Garden 1998 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program of Miniseries: Giant Mine 2003 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: The Eleventh Hour 2008 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program of Miniseries: Victor 2011 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series: Call Me Fitz 2011 Gemini Award Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series: Call Me Fitz 2015 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series: Call Me Fitz Peter MacNeill on IMDb
CBC News, stylized as CBCnews, is the division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the news gathering and production of news programs on the corporation's English-language operations, namely CBC Television, CBC Radio, CBC News Network, CBC.ca. Founded in 1941, CBC News is the largest news broadcaster in Canada and has local and national broadcasts and stations, it collaborates with its French-language counterpart, Radio-Canada Info, although the two are organizationally separate. The CBC follows the Journalistic Standards and Practices which provides the policy framework within which CBC journalism seeks to meet the expectations and obligations it faces from the public; the first CBC newscast was a bilingual radio report on November 2, 1936. The CBC News Service was inaugurated during World War II on January 1, 1941 when Dan McArthur, chief news editor, had Wells Ritchie prepare for the announcer Charles Jennings a national report at 8:00 pm. Readers who followed Jennings were Frank Herbert and Earl Cameron.
CBC News Roundup startet on August 16, 1943 at 7:45 pm, being replaced by The World at Six on October 31, 1966. On English-language television the first newscast, part of CBC Newsmagazine, was given on September 8, 1952 on CBLT, the only English station telecasting; that year CBC National News was introduced changing its name to The National in 1970. CBC began delivering news online in 1996 via the Newsworld Online website; the CBC News Online site launched in 1998. In 2009, CBC's Television News, Radio News and Digital News departments were merged into CBC News with a central assignment and reporting structure. In 2013, CBC News relaunched its CBC Aboriginal website, based in Winnipeg, with journalists in Toronto and other cities. In 2016, the site was renamed CBC Indigenous. In 2017, CBC News relaunched its flagship newscast, The National, with four co-anchors based in Toronto and Vancouver. CBC News has won Canadian awards including Michener, Canadian Screen, Canadian Association of Journalists and RTDNA awards and internationally, Prix Italia, Monte Carlo, Gabriel and International Emmys.
Thousands of hours of archival CBC News programming are available at the CBC Digital Archives Website and Facebook page. The Television News section of CBC News is responsible for the news programs on CBC Television and CBC News Network, including national news programs like The National, The Fifth Estate, The Investigators with Diana Swain and The Weekly with Wendy Mesley, they are responsible for news, business and sports information for Air Canada's inflight entertainment. The distinctive music on all CBC television news programs was introduced in 2006 as part of the extensive rebranding of all news programming under the CBC News title. Most local newscasts on CBC Television are branded as CBC News:, such as CBC News: Toronto at Six. Local radio newscasts are heard on the half-hour during morning and afternoon drive shows and on the hour at other times during the day; the Radio News section of CBC News produces on-the-hour updates for the CBC's national radio newscasts and provides content for regional updates.
Major radio programs include World Report, The World at Six, The World This Hour and The World this Weekend. The majority of news and information is aired on CBC Radio One. All newscasts are available via apps or via voice-activated virtual assistants. CBC News Online is the CBC's CBC.ca news website. Launched in 1996, it was named one of the most popular news websites in Canada in 2012; the website provides regional and international news coverage, investigative, business and entertainment. Investigative, business, Indigenous, health and tech news. An Opinion section was reintroduced in November 2016. Many reports are accompanied by podcasting and video from the CBC's television and radio news services. CBC News content is available on multiple platforms including Facebook, Instagram, etc. CBC News Network is an English-language news channel owned and operated by the CBC, it began broadcasting on July 31, 1989 from several regional studios in Halifax, Toronto and Calgary. It was revamped and relaunched as the CBC News Network in 2009 as part of a larger renewal of the CBC News division.
Current programs include CBC News Now, Power & Politics, The National with Adrienne Arsenault and, Ian Hanomansing, Andrew Chang and Rosemary Barton. In November 2005, the CBC News Weather Centre was established to cover local and international weather, using in part data provided by Environment Canada. Claire Martin was hired to serve as the primary face of the Weather Centre. In April 2014, the national Weather Centre was disbanded due to CBC budget cuts. In November 2014, citing difficulties implementing this new system, CBC announced a one-year trial content sharing partnership with The Weather Network, the owned cable specialty channel, which went into effect on December 8. Under the partnership, in exchange for access to weather-related news coverage from the CBC, The Weather Network provides the national weather reports seen on The National and CBCNN da
Callum Keith Rennie
Callum Keith Rennie is a British-born Canadian television and film actor. He started his career in Canadian film and television projects, where his portrayal of Stanley Raymond Kowalski on the television series Due South was his first international success. After years acting in over 125 Canadian and international projects, he became known for his portrayal of the Cylon model number two Leoben Conoy on Battlestar Galactica, following that, his role as record producer Lew Ashby on the Showtime series Californication. Cast as a bad guy in movies, Rennie's regular participation in Canadian productions gives him an opportunity to show a broader range of his acting abilities, which have been recognized by several awards. Rennie was born in Sunderland and Wear, to Scottish parents; when he was four years old, the family emigrated to Canada. Rennie was brought up in Alberta, as the second of three boys, he graduated from Strathcona High School, where he met and befriended Bruce McCulloch from The Kids in the Hall.
He dropped out from college and took up all sorts of odd jobs instead, leaving Edmonton for brief stays in Vancouver and Toronto before settling in Vancouver. After a serious bout with alcoholism in his youth, Rennie managed to get his addiction under control at age 33 and was able to commit to acting, he likes painting and admires abstract expressionist artists such as Basquiat and Pollock. An enthusiastic mountain climber in his youth, Rennie still practices various sports, he is, above all, an avid golfer. He resides alternately in Los Angeles, he has no children. Working at the campus radio of University of Alberta led Rennie to discover acting at age 25, he started his career on stage, performing at the A. B. O. P. Theatre in Edmonton in Amerika, a play adapted from Franz Kafka's novel and followed with the critically acclaimed American Buffalo during the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. After attending Bruhanski Theatre Studio in Vancouver, he had his first professional theatrical performance in 1989 in Sally Clark's Lost Souls and Missing Persons, a Touchstone Theatre production.
This earned him an invitation to work at the Shaw Festival where he appeared in Man and Superman and in Pinero's Trelawny of the Wells. Rennie's first appearance on screen was in the indie Canadian film Purple Toast, filmed in 1990 and released in 1993. In 1993, he began to take small roles in television. Rennie's profile within the Canadian industry was heightened during this period by leading roles in the television films Paris or Somewhere and For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down. Due to several disagreements during the production of the latter film, Rennie vowed never to work for the CBC again, though he has remained a staunch supporter of the Canadian industry as a whole. After his first appearance on The X-Files, he was offered the role of Alex Krycek but turned it down because he did not want to commit to a television series at that time, his career gained momentum and larger roles in Canadian films followed. He had more important roles on television series, as in a two-parter for La Femme Nikita.
His most prominent early roles were as guitar player Billy Tallent in Bruce McDonald's Hard Core Logo and as detective Stanley Raymond Kowalski in the third and fourth seasons of CTV series Due South, which aired in over 150 countries. The Canadian band Billy Talent is named after his Hard Core Logo character; as for his part in Due South, it has been said that his "disaffected intensity and hungover good looks" added an edge to the series. Rennie was seen in the recurrent roles of the convenience store guru Newbie on Don McKellar's cult television series Twitch City and of detective Bobby Marlowe on the award-winning series Da Vinci's Inquest, his interpretation of sex marathoner Craig Zwiller in Don McKellar's Last Night earned him his first Genie Award. After a role in David Cronenberg's eXistenZ, his first international success on the big screen was his appearance as the thug Dodd in Christopher Nolan's Memento; the same year, he impersonated a seductive drifter in Suspicious River. With the father characters of Falling Angels and Flower and Garnet, Rennie expanded to playing more mature roles, rather than young, self-destructive rebels.
He impersonated self-controlled Inspector Wood in the period drama Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story and appeared as the quiet dyslexic painter of Wilby Wonderful. He has played guest roles in episodes of various Canadian or US television series like Mutant X, The Dead Zone, Supernatural, The L Word, Bionic Woman and more Harper's Island. During the same time, he has interpreted contrasting characters in movies such as The Butterfly Effect, H20: the Last Prime Minister, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Blade: Trinity, Unnatural & Accidental, The Invisible, Tin Man, Normal and The X-Files: I Want to Believe, his recurring role as the Cylon Leoben Conoy in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica and his portrayal of the record producer Lew Ashby throughout the second season of Californication have earned him a new wide and international recognition. In 2009–10, Rennie played a cha