Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Saturday, Jun. 24, 2017
Thomas Schlamme Elected Directors Guild President
Director Thomas Schlamme was elected president of the Directors Guild of America by acclamation by the delegates at the Guild’s National Biennial Convention held on Saturday (6/24) at DGA National Headquarters in Los Angeles. Schlamme has been on the Guild’s National Board since 2005, most recently...
Saturday, Jun. 24, 2017
"Fearless Girl," "Superhumans" Among Big Winners On Closing Day Of Cannes Lions Fest
Underscoring the power of the human spirit, a defiant girl and a band of paralympian athletes were among the big winners on the final day (6/24) of the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Taking home the Film Grand Prix was the “We're the Superhumans” UK Channel 4 promo for its...
Friday, Jun. 23, 2017
Saatchi Showcase Directing Duo The Blaze Wins Cannes Film Craft Grand Prix For "Territory"
It’s been a big week at the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for The Blaze, a French directing/producing duo--consisting of cousins Jonathan and Guillaume Alric--who also make music. Their music video “Territory”--from their first EP album released earlier this year--first...
Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017
Director Kathryn Bigelow Joins Smuggler For Spots, Branded Content Worldwide
Kathryn Bigelow--the Best Director Oscar winner for The Hurt Locker , which also won Best Picture in 2010--has joined the roster of production house Smuggler for commercials and branded content worldwide. The Hurt Locker earned a total of nine Academy Award nominations. Three years later, Bigelow's...
Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017
Facebook Fostering Online Groups; Could Ads Be Far Behind?
At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with helping people share baby pictures and live video — or fake news and hate symbols — via the social network he created. So the Facebook...
Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017
27th Saatchi New Directors' Showcase Tally: 17 Individual Filmmakers, 3 Teams
The 27th Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase, unveiled on Thursday morning (6/22) before more than 2,000 delegates at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, featured a field of up-and-coming talent consisting of 17 individual directors and three teams filling a total of 20 slots...
Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017
World Producers Organization Advocates Bidding Transparency At Cannes Summit
The World Producers Organization held its 12th Annual Summit in Cannes under the organization of the AICP, APA and CFP-E. During their get-together, more than 100 production company owners and executives from 33 countries discussed pressing issues facing the global production industry. As a group,...
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017
Santander Bank's Sci-Fi Film Wins Entertainment Lions Grand Prix At Cannes
A short film titled Beyond Money for Spain’s Santander Bank won the Entertainment Lions Grand Prix at Cannes. Directed by Kike Maillo via production company Oxigeno for MRM/McCann Spain, the sci-fi short centers on a woman who sells her memories, sparking a discussion about the value of money while...
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017
NBA Finals Yield Week's Nielsen Champ: ABC
On a rerun-riddled schedule last week, viewers flocked to the limited ration of fresh fare, according to Nielsen. Game 5 of the NBA Finals was by far the week's big attraction, drawing more than 24 million viewers to ABC to land the week's top spot. NBC grabbed the next three slots with its...
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017
HPA To Present Lifetime Achievement Award To Larry Chernoff
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced that Larry Chernoff has been named 2017 recipient of the prized HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Chernoff will receive the award during the HPA Awards gala on November 16, 2017, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA...