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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Director Eva Michon Joins BRF For Spots, Branded Content Worldwide
BRF (B-Reel Films) has signed director Eva Michon for commercials and branded content worldwide. Born in Johannesburg, Michon grew up in Toronto, where she studied film at Ryerson University. She cut her teeth making music videos for bands such as Owen Pallett and Head Wound City, before expanding...
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Tribeca To Launch Its 1st TV Festival This Fall
The parent company of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival is giving TV its own show. Tribeca Enterprises said Wednesday it will launch the stand-alone Tribeca TV Festival this fall. The three-day event will showcase episodic storytelling from TV, online and virtual reality. It promises an advance look...
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
"Weekend Update" Gives NBC Boost In Week's Nielsens
NBC’s summer run of “Weekend Update” segments from “Saturday Night Live” and ABC’s two-part special on Princess Diana were modest successes for their television networks last week. The first of four weeks where “SNL’s” Michael Che and Colin Jost deliver topical jokes on NBC’s primetime lineup was...
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
Soderbergh Looks To Attain Mainstream Feature Independence
"Populist Pictures" reads the buzzer to Steven Soderbergh's Tribeca office. You might easily mistake it as ironic. It's a grand title for a little nameplate on an otherwise nondescript Manhattan building. But he means it. Four years after dramatically quitting moviemaking, Soderbergh is back with "...
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
Hannah Meium, Rocky Probst Join DDB New York
DDB New York has hired Hannah Meium and Rocky Probst to serve, respectively, as director of content and sr. social media strategist. Both executives will report to Reema Mitra, group director of digital strategy, who joined DDB NY in March, and will work on such clients as State Farm, Unilever and...
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
Toronto Film Fest Adds Six Galas, 32 Special Presentations to Lineup
The Toronto International Film Festival® today unveiled its second serving of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentations programs in September. Six Galas and 32 Special Presentations have been added to the lineup of leading titles already announced. Audiences can look forward to...
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
Comedy Director Richard Farmer Joins Big Block
Bicoastal Big Block has added director Richard Farmer to its roster. Among his spotmaking credits are Free Credit Score with a magically appearing Fancy Bear, and LG V20 phones which entailed creating 1990s’ R&B songs about iconic memes. The recent LG commercials reflect Farmer’s innovative...
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
Dim Summer Box Office Still Has Strong Rays of Sunshine
On their face, the numbers are grim. Movie ticket sales in North America are running roughly half a billion dollars behind last summer's box office, making this one of lowest-grossing summers in years. The 12.4 percent downturn comes at a critical juncture for Hollywood, with constantly swirling...
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
Netflix Scores Multi-Year Deal With Shonda Rhimes and Her Shondaland
Prolific writer, producer and television hitmaker Shonda Rhimes is bringing her Shondaland production company to Netflix under a multi-year deal to produce new series and other projects. Longtime producing partner Betsy Beers makes the move to Netflix as well. The move further unites Rhimes with...
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
Weekend Box Office Gets A Rise From "Annabelle: Creation"
The "Conjuring" spinoff "Annabelle: Creation" scared up an estimated $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, making it easily the top film and giving the lagging August box office a shot in the arm. The opening came close to matching the film's predecessor, "Annabelle," which...