Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
Cannes To Bestow Lion of St. Mark Upon Piyush and Prasoon Pandey
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced that brothers Piyush and Prasoon Pandey will be honoured with the Lion of St. Mark award at the 2018 Festival. Piyush Pandey, executive chairman and creative director of Ogilvy South Asia, won his first Cannes Lions awards with two...
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
Michael Apted To Receive DGA Honorary Life Member Award
Accomplished director Michael Apted, past president of the Directors Guild of America, will be the recipient of the DGA Honorary Life Member Award in recognition of leadership in the industry, contribution to the Guild and the profession of directing, and outstanding career achievement. The award...
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
"Get Out" Wins Top Honors From African American Film Critics 
Jordan Peele’s seismic thriller Get Out captured the most wins from the members of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). Released early in 2017, the film earned Best Film, Best Directing, Best Acting and Best Screenplay recognition from the world’s largest group of professional...
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
Director Axel Laubscher Joins CoMPANY Films For U.S. Representation
CoMPANY Films has signed Cannes Lion-winning director Axel Laubscher for commercial representation in the U.S. He is best known for his quirky comedic spots for an international client base including Bankia, Santec, Molto Cool, Richner, Interflora, Vodafone and Fisherman’s Friend. For work in...
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
11 TV Projects Slated To Receive $69 Million In Calif. Tax Credits
The latest TV allocation for year three of California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0 includes an eclectic mix of new series, recurring series and pilots. A total of $69 million in tax credits has been reserved for 11 projects on-track to spend an estimated $339 million in qualified...
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
Live-Action Short Oscar Race Narrowed Down To 10 Contenders
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®. A record 165 pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their...
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
CP+B Names Managing Director Helen James, CCO Dan Watts To Head London Office
Helen James and Dan Watts have been hired to assume the leadership of CP+B’s London office as managing director and chief creative officer, respectively. CP+B London’s clients include Infiniti, PayPal, Hotels.com, CoppaFeel, American Airlines, Argos, BetStars, ABInbev, Letgo, National Army Museum...
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
"Coco" Scores Box Office Hat Trick
The animated family film "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theaters. Disney estimated Sunday that "Coco" added $18.3 million, which would bring its domestic total to $135.5 million. The weekend's sole new wide release was the...
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini's "Dina" Named Best Feature By International Documentary Association
Dina , which tells an unconventional love story between two people who have autism spectrum disorder, won Best Feature distinction from the International Documentary Association during an awards ceremony on Saturday evening at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by Dan Sickles and Antonio...
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Terry Savage To Depart Cannes Lions Following 2018 Festival
Terry Savage, chairman of Cannes Lions, will leave the Festival following the 2018 event. Savage has been associated with the Lions for 33 years, initially as the representative for Australia, then as CEO, and for the last decade as chairman. Savage said, “Creativity has been central to everything...