Monday, February 27, 2017

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Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
Director Sophie Muller Joins Anonymous Content For Spots, Branded Content Worldwide
Anonymous Content has added Sophie Muller to its directorial roster for spots and branded content worldwide (in the U.K. via Anonymous’ partner Somesuch). Over the years, Muller has crafted notable ads for brands such as Reebok, MasterCard, P&G, Lexus, and L’Oreal, and worked with many of music...
Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
PwC Apologizes For Best Picture Oscar Blunder, Faces Repercussions To Its Brand
For 82 years, global accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards. Now its hard-won status is under threat. The company was responsible for a colossal mistake at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night when actors Faye...
Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
"Moonlight" Shines Through Confusion To Win Best Picture Oscar
Oscar winner, take two. Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" - not, as it turned out, "La La Land" - won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech. Presenters Warren...
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017
Jordan Peele's "Get Out" Debuts Atop Box Office With $30.5 Million
Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller "Get Out," to a chart-topping opening weekend with $30.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday. The Blumhouse-produced and Universal Pictures-distributed film cost an estimated $4.5 million...
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017
Finalists Unveiled For New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards
New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards announced its 2017 finalists. Grand Jury members from the international broadcast and film industry selected this year’s finalists from entries submitted from 40 countries. Primetime entertainment, innovative documentaries, compelling...
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Directors Discuss Their Oscar-Nominated Foreign Language Films, Express Support For Colleague Farhadi
One day after the Oscar-nominated directors of foreign language films issued an unprecedented joint statement decrying what they say is a climate of fascism, five of them gathered Saturday at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to put the focus back on their work. The foreign language...
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
"Moonlight" Feels Right To Independent Spirit Awards Voters
Sunday might be dominated by “La La Land,” but Saturday (2/25) belonged to “Moonlight.” Barry Jenkins’ luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, taking home six awards including best feature. “Moonlight” won every award it was nominated for at the 32nd annual...
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
"Deadpool," "This Is Us" Win Best Campaigns For Features and TV, Respectively, At ICG Publicists Awards
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists announced and honored winners of its 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday afternoon (2/24). Deadpool (20th Century Fox) won the top honors for Best Publicity Campaign for Motion Pictures...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
Female, Latino, Other Minority Representation Still Lagging In Oscars
The 2017 Oscar nominations were a banner year for black nominees both in front of and behind the camera, but other nonwhite groups and women were largely left out of the running. As #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign said, her hashtag was never about just black actors, but all communities...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
"Moonlight," "Fences," "Hidden Figures," "Loving" Contribute To A More Diverse Oscars--But Issues Remain
After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse a group as the organization has ever seen, thanks to films like "Moonlight," ''Fences," ''Hidden Figures" and "Loving." It's been cause for celebration, but also for...