FROM THE ART FOLKS

Our chance to share what we're working on, and stuff we dig.

We sat down with Jake Gyllenhaal to shed some light on the darker roles the actor has been taking recently. Read the full story “Jake Gyllenhaal on Losing 30 Pounds and Himself in ‘Nightcrawler’” here: http://tinyurl.com/ou2uzbn
photo credit: Pari Dukovic for Variety
Allison Janney brings home the bacon. We caught up with the six-time Emmy winner the day after her dual wins for “Mom” and “Masters of Sex”. Read the full story “Allison Janney on Her Double Emmys Win and Post-‘West Wing’ Act in TV” here: http://tinyurl.com/ot97stc
photo credit: Brent Humphreys for Variety
Have you been disinterested in the summer movies this year? You’re not alone. Hollywood revenue has been way down this summer. Read the full story “Box Office Down 15% in Hollywood’s Worst Summer in Nearly a Decade” here: http://tinyurl.com/oaakbkb
Illustration by Jasper Rietman aka tripcomics
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman” ignited audiences and critics when it opened the Venice Film Festival. Read our full profile of the director and his latest film: “‘Birdman’ Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on His First Comedy” here: http://tinyurl.com/kg8g3zp
Illustration by Charles Glaubitz for Variety.
We caught up with six-time Emmy winner Allison Janney the day after her wins for “Mom” and “Masters of Sex”. Read the full story “Allison Janney on Her Double Emmys Win and Post-‘West Wing’ Act in TV” here: http://tinyurl.com/ot97stc
photo credit: Brent Humphreys for Variety
The Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals are very different in their scope and approach to moviegoing. However, a public spat has developed in recent years as the two respective sprocket operas battle to establish themselves as the ultimate launchpad for Oscar gold. Read our full profile “Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy” here: http://tinyurl.com/m7rs9gt
Illustration by Sam Brewster for Variety
The recent rebellion of writers against Amazon brings into focus the media consolidation of the previous decades. Variety editor-at-large Peter Bart comments on the creative decay corporations have caused the creative industries. Read the fill article “Authors’ Protest of Amazon Shows That Bigger Isn’t Always Better in Business” here: http://tinyurl.com/lgwluxz
Illustration by lilypadula for variety
As the music industry continues to rebuild its business model in the digital age its important to analyze what the biz can learn from other industries and what it should leave behind. Read Bob Lefsetz column “Why the Pay TV Model Won’t Work for the Music Business” here: http://tinyurl.com/p7mxr3m
Illustration by Oliver Munday for Variety
Director R.J. Cutler photographed by michaellewisphotography for our Q&A with the “If I Stay” director. Read the full profile “Q&A: Director R.J. Cutler on Choosing ‘If I Stay’” here: http://tinyurl.com/pg6lwcq

Director R.J. Cutler photographed by michaellewisphotography for our Q&A with the “If I Stay” director. Read the full profile “Q&A: Director R.J. Cutler on Choosing ‘If I Stay’” here: http://tinyurl.com/pg6lwcq

Jim Gianopulos photographed by Art Streiber for our profile on the 20th Century Fox studio cheif. Read the full profile: “Fox’s Jim Gianopulos Leads Studio Through Uncertain Times” here: http://tinyurl.com/ncp783s

While most Hollywood studios are doubling down on superhero franchises, Universal sees monsters as the next box office success. Read the full story “Universal Veers From Superhero Trend for a Monster Plan” here: http://tinyurl.com/olynltj
Photo credit: pablovigo for Variety

The 20th Century Fox executive team lead by Jim Gianopulos navigate the studio through the ever-changing film industry with vision and resolve. Read our full profile on the studio chief and his team “Fox’s Jim Gianopulos Leads Studio Through Uncertain Times” here: http://tinyurl.com/ncp783s

Clockwide from top left: Vanessa Morrison, Fox Animation president; Sanford Panitch, Fox Intl. Prods. president; Emma Watts, 20th Century Fox Prod. president; Elizabeth Gabler, Fox 2000 president.

Photos by Art Streiber for Variety

A conceptual illustration from Scott Bakal for our story on Robin Williams depression and difficulty many in Hollywood have dealing with and confronting the mental illness. Read the full story “Robin Williams: Should Hollywood Do More to Help Stars in Dark Places?” here: http://tinyurl.com/knowu9w

A conceptual illustration from Scott Bakal for our story on Robin Williams depression and difficulty many in Hollywood have dealing with and confronting the mental illness. Read the full story “Robin Williams: Should Hollywood Do More to Help Stars in Dark Places?” here: http://tinyurl.com/knowu9w

"Into the Storm" director Steven Quale photographed by terencepatrick for our Q&A with the director. Read the full article: “‘Into the Storm’ Director Steven Quale on Found Footage and Keeping it Real” here: http://tinyurl.com/pf52xrw

"Into the Storm" director Steven Quale photographed by terencepatrick for our Q&A with the director. Read the full article: “‘Into the Storm’ Director Steven Quale on Found Footage and Keeping it Real” here: http://tinyurl.com/pf52xrw

COVER STORY: This week we took a deep dive into 20th Century Fox and Jim Gianopulos’ tenure as studio chief. Read the full story “Fox’s Jim Gianopulos Leads Studio Through Uncertain Times” here: http://tinyurl.com/ncp783s