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Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Facebook, Google, Apple May Find Their Future Shaped By Europe
Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life. But the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe's culture of tougher...
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Ex-CP+B, R/GA, Roundhouse Strategists Launch "Fixer" Agency
Dean McBeth, former head of integrated strategy at CP+B, Dave Burg, former group director, brand strategy at R/GA, and Dan Walsh, ex-managing director of Roundhouse, have teamed to launch Shepherd-A Fixer company. The new Austin-based venture is billed as being a strategy-first agency model that...
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
Women Directors Dominate AFI Fest's New Auteurs Lineup
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs and American Independents sections at AFI Fest 2017. Highlighting first- and second-time feature film directors, New Auteurs is the festival’s platform for upcoming filmmakers from all over the world to...
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
Subscriber Base, Debt Growing At Netflix
Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service. The big burden that Netflix is shouldering hasn't been a major concern on Wall Street so far, as CEO Reed...
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
The Weinstein Co. May Be On The Sales Block
The Weinstein Co., besieged by sexual harassment allegations against its namesake and co-founder, may be putting itself up for sale. The company said Monday that it will receive an immediate cash infusion from Colony Capital and is in negotiations for the potential sale of all or a significant...
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
Will Weinstein's Downfall Yield Real Change In Hollywood?
"That's how it works," actress and director Sarah Polley recalls Harvey Weinstein saying to her years ago in his office. If she agreed to a "very close relationship" with him she could go on to be a star and win awards, he said. He told her that a famous actress had once sat in her seat and that...
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
"Happy Death Day" Continues Successful Horror Run At Box Office
The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well. This weekend the "Groundhog Day"-like horror pic "Happy Death Day" scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven "Blade Runner 2049" out of the water. Studio...
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
Zvyagintsev's "Loveless" Named Best Picture At London Film Fest
Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Loveless," a piercing drama about a divorcing couple whose son disappears, won the best picture prize at the London Film Festival on Saturday. The award was Zvyagintsev's second top trophy from the London festival. He received the best picture award in 2014...
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Boseman, Hudlin Do Justice To A Young Thurgood Marshall
Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book's first black superhero, the Black Panther. But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of the future Supreme...
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Director Nick Spooner Joins PRISM
Director Nick Spooner has come aboard the roster of PRISM, a Brooklyn-based production company and content studio founded by executive producer Tom Rossano and director Elliot Kealoha Blanchard. Spooner’s directing credits span such brands as AT&T, Ford, Ikea, Tide, Budweiser, Volkswagen,...