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Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020
Brands Stand Against Racial Injustice, Weigh In On Protests
As thousands of protesters take to the streets in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging right. Netflix's normally lighthearted Twitter account took on a more somber tone on Saturday: "To be silent is...
Monday, Jun. 1, 2020
Facebook Employees Protest Company's Trump Policy
Facebook employees are using Twitter and Facebook's internal communications tools to register their frustration over CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to leave up posts by President Donald Trump that suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot. Twitter flagged and demoted Trump's tweet about the...
Monday, Jun. 1, 2020
Spike Lee Releases "3 Brothers" Short, Reflects On What's Different About Current Protests
It's not the first time that Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" has been freshly urgent, but Lee's 1989 film has again found blistering relevance in the wake of George Floyd's death. On Monday, Lee released a short film titled "3 Brothers" connecting the death of Radio Raheem (played by Bill Nunn) in...
Monday, Jun. 1, 2020
Ex-BBDO NY CCO Greg Hahn's Next Career Chapter To Be Filled With "Mischief"
Greg Hahn, former chief creative officer of BBDO New York, has found a new roost, teaming with Canadian agency No Fixed Address (NFA) to launch its first U.S. outpost, Mischief @ No Fixed Address. Based in New York, the new venture launched today (6/1) with Hahn as partner/chief creative officer...
Monday, Jun. 1, 2020
New Digital Divide Reflected In Handling Of Trump Messages By Twitter, Facebook
President Donald Trump posted identical messages on Twitter and Facebook this past week. But while the two social platforms have very similar policies on voter misinformation and glorifying violence, they dealt with Trump's posts very differently, proof that Silicon Valley is far from a united...
Saturday, May. 30, 2020
"Never Have I Ever" Brings Rare South Asian Voice To TV
When Mindy Kaling was growing up in the Boston area, few classmates looked like her, and her television choices ranged from angsty white teenagers to funny white teenagers. It helps explain her latest project, the hit Netflix comedy "Never Have I Ever," which follows Devi Vishwakumar, a first-...
Friday, May. 29, 2020
AICP Launches Awards Shortlist Series Of Online Panels
All three of the AICP Awards Shows--the AICP Next Awards, the AICP Post Awards, and the AICP Next Awards the AICP Show @MoMA--have moved online this year and will debut on June 9th, 10th and 11th, respectively, the originally scheduled AICP Week. In the lead up to the global premieres of the shows...
Friday, May. 29, 2020
Pixar Short "Out" Breaks New Ground Wth A Gay Protagonist
In Steven Clay Hunter's 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian daredevil and a wheezing toy penguin. But there were scenes he never expected to animate until he began working on his short, "Out." Hunter wrote and directed the nine-minute Pixar film, which...
Thursday, May. 28, 2020
Trump Escalates War On Twitter With Exec Order Challenging Protections For Social Media
President Donald Trump escalated his war on social media companies Thursday, signing an executive order challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet. Still, the move appears to be more about politics than substance, as the president aims...
Thursday, May. 28, 2020
AMC Drama "Quiz" Delves Into "Millionaire" Scandal
Any misconduct that attached to ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" was of the garden-variety business type. During the quiz's show initial 1999-2002 run, the network milked the unexpected hit with nightly airings until its ratings crashed. Then there was the lawsuit over the show's profits that...

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