Beyond Borders

Amid economic uncertainty and an increasingly divisive political landscape, global entertainment continues to be a vital force

Story by Henry Chu
Illustrations by Tamer Koseli

The Variety Global Tour

The stats and facts you need to do business in an increasingly globalized industry

The Brains Behind the BBC

It seemed like an impossible mission, but Tony Hall has turned around the world’s preeminent pubcaster

Story by Henry Chu

Britain Is Booming With Film, TV Productions

Offering favorable exchange rates and incentives, the U.K. is bursting with shoots

Story by Leo Barraclough

Around the Globe, Theater Blazes New Trail

Greater variety, social buzz, and new stages are spurring a robust market for musicals and plays

Story by GORDON COX

Television Unbound

Cross-market content fuels small-screen boom

Story by CYNTHIA LITTLETON

An Old Master Shows Some New Restraint

As the world changes, so does Almodóvar

Story by Brent Lang

The Secrets of a Winning Film Festival

Lessons learned from two years on the international circuit

Story by Peter Debruge

Election Casts Doubt on China Relations

Hollywood braces for impact of Trump’s policies

Story by Gene Maddaus

Africa Offers Big Potential for Streaming Video

Slow speeds and high data costs have limited the rollout of local VOD services, but smartphone ubiquity shows promise

Story by Christopher Vourlias

Bollywood Breaks Borders

Indian studios increasingly expanding distribution footprint

Story by Naman Ramachandran

Latin Film Surges Despite Currency Hit, Trade Fears

Some see it as a golden age of cinema, but revenue feels the impact of near-term peso plunge

Story by JOHN HOPEWELL

A Turbocharged TV Market in Latin America

Deregulation, new affluence driving long-term growth

Story by Cynthia Littleton

Cuba Gets Back in Action as Big Shoots Return

Major productions like ‘Fast 8’ are stepping in as restrictions loosen

Story by Elaine Díaz

Resilience in Trying Times

While acknowledging the challenges of the global economy and new U.S. administration, MPAA chief Chris Dodd keeps a hopeful outlook

Story by Ted johnson

Hollywood Banks on Foreign Moviegoers as U.S. Ticket Sales Stall

MORE THAN EVER MAJORS ARE LOOKING OVERSEAS FOR GROWTH

Story by Brent Lang

Producer With Deep Pockets Stakes a Claim

Gastón Pavlovich came out of nowhere to finance Scorsese, with the goal of proving himself in Hollywood

Story by NICK VIVARELLI

A Plethora of Production Possibilities

Production becomes peripatetic as countries try to outdo each other

Story by Variety Staff

Global Crew Forges an American Icon

An international array of players collaborates to depict a week in the life of Jackie Kennedy

Story by Tim Gray

Facetime: Gael García Bernal

"We had a drink to the end of the 20th century."

Story by Seth KellEy