Variety Announces Lineup for 2015 “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors”



Actor on Actor Conversations to stream on and air on PBS SoCal starting in December

LOS ANGELES, CA, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 – Variety announces the line-up for the upcoming Variety Studio: Actors on Actors series co-produced by PBS SoCal. This is the third edition of the Actors on Actors series and will focus on this awards season’s top contenders, with exclusive one-on-one conversations with top talent discussing their craft, their films, and their careers. Clips will appear on and full episodes will air on PBS SoCal and PBS stations around the country.

Featured conversations will include: Steve Carell (The Big Short) with Rooney Mara (Carol), Seth Rogen (Jobs) with Jennifer Jason Leigh (Hateful Eight), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck) with Lily Tomlin (Grandma), Kate Winslet (Jobs) with Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Brie Larson (Room) with Joel Edgerton (Black Mass), Will Smith (Concussion) with Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), Samuel L. Jackson (Hateful Eight) with Michael Keaton (Spotlight) and Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) with Jason Segel (The End of Tour), Isabella Rossellini (Joy) with Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Cate Blanchett (Carol/Truth) with Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes), Carey Mulligan (Suffragette) with Elizabeth Banks (Love and Mercy), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Walk) with Paul Dano (Love and Mercy).

This year, the conversations – which are presented by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and sponsored by Cadillac, Westfield and ALCATEL ONETOUCH – will appear in the December 1st issue of Variety and will stream on In addition, Variety will announce air dates for the third season of Actors on Actors on PBS SoCal in December.

As the studio’s presenting sponsor, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host the talent attending. Cadillac, who returns as an official sponsor of the 2016 Academy Awards, is a strong supporter of the entertainment industry and will serve as a premier sponsor, providing transportation to and from the studio for select talent. The Academy’s favorite actors will showcase a range of top fashion brands—all available at Westfield, the studio’s exclusive fashion and retail partner. Additionally, viewers will be able to watch exclusive behind-the-scenes moments from the studio on Special gifts for the attending talent are courtesy of ALCATEL ONETOUCH which will include their award-winning IDOL 3 smartphone.