Monday, May 21, 2018

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Monday, May. 21, 2018
Director Lisa Gunning Joins Imperial Woodpecker
Lisa Gunning has signed with production company Imperial Woodpecker for her first official commercial representation as a staff director in the U.S. Gunning started her career and found success for many years as a film and commercial editor with The Whitehouse Post in London. Inspired by decades of...
Monday, May. 21, 2018
Jury Lineups Set For 2018 Cannes Lions
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the 413 jury members chosen to award and celebrate the best creative work from around the world. This year’s juries are composed of individuals from 50 countries, including for the first time representatives from Georgia, Nigeria,...
Monday, May. 21, 2018
Mass Appeal Integrates Production Arm Decon Under Its Brand
Mass Appeal, an urban culture-focused media and entertainment company, has announced the combination of its production arm, Decon, into a fully integrated operation under the flagship Mass Appeal brand. Effective immediately, Mass Appeal will operate as a single entity media, content and production...
Monday, May. 21, 2018
The Duplass Brothers Reflect On Their Careers, Share Life Lessons
When the filmmaking Duplass brothers sat down to list their top 10 movies of all time, one cinematic masterpiece didn't make the cut. Jay and Mark Duplass made room for "Dumb and Dumber," ''Tootsie" and "Raising Arizona." But "The Godfather," often topping lists of all-time great films, was left...
Monday, May. 21, 2018
Billboard Awards Pay Tribute To School Victims; Janet Jackson, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift Honored
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson, who hosted the...
Sunday, May. 20, 2018
"Deadpool 2" Rakes In $125M To Top Weekend Box Office
Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox's "Deadpool 2" brought in $125 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for an R-rated movie and ending the three-week reign of Disney's "Avengers: Infinity War" at the top of the...
Sunday, May. 20, 2018
Carol Burnett, Fred Rogers Co., "Insecure," "Handmaid’s Tale" Among Peabody Honorees
Peabody Award winners and nominees were celebrated at a gala evening event on Saturday (5/19) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Hasan Minhaj, comedian, writer and senior correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” hosted the proceedings while also receiving a Peabody...
Saturday, May. 19, 2018
"Shoplifters" Wins Cannes Palme d'Or; Grand Prize To Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman"
A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d'Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters," a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators. At the closing...
Saturday, May. 19, 2018
HPA Awards Issue Call For Entries In Creative Categories
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened the Call for Entries in Creative Categories for the 13th annual HPA Awards. These awards are considered important recognition for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, acknowledging creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound,...
Saturday, May. 19, 2018
Broadcast Networks Adopt Comfort Food Approach To Primetime Lineups
If provocative, psyche-jangling shows like "The Handmaid's Tale" are your taste, head directly to streaming or cable. But if you're feeling the urge for milk-and-cookies comfort, broadcast television wants to help. The upcoming TV season will bring more sitcom nostalgia in the "Roseanne" and "Will...