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Friday, Jul. 10, 2020
"Watchmen," "Unbelievable" Top TCA Awards With 4 Nominations Apiece
“Watchmen” (HBO) and “Unbelievable” (Netflix) lead the 36th annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards tally with four nominations apiece. Topping the networks for the second straight year is HBO with 16 nominations. Netflix follows with 10 noms, while FX/FX on Hulu earned seven nods. Hulu...
Thursday, Jul. 9, 2020
Former BBDO NY Creative Directors Bianca Guimaraes, Kevin Mulroy Reunite With Greg Hahn For Mischief
Mischief @ No Fixed Address--the recently formed NY shop which gave Canadian agency No Fixed Address (NFA) its first major foothold in the U.S. market--has brought Bianca Guimaraes and Kevin Mulroy aboard as executive creative directors and partners. Guimaraes and Mulroy were both most recently at...
Thursday, Jul. 9, 2020
Nielsen Week In Review Sans Info On "Hamilton" Audience
Disney+'s streaming of "Hamilton" was surely the biggest event on television screens over the holiday weekend. Just how big, however, remains a mystery. Disney knows, but it's not telling. Data is coming in to the Nielsen company, too, but won't be released until Disney gives the go-ahead. "...
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020
100+ Black Creators In Film, Advertising Launch "CHANGE THE LENS" Pledge Calling For At Least 15% Representation 
Over 100 Black filmmakers, directors, producers, DPs and more across filmmaking and advertising communities have formed the Black Filmmakers Collective, launching a new pledge to increase the number of Black workers at all levels of the commercial and music video industry called “CHANGE THE LENS.”...
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020
Nadia Hallgren, Director of  "Becoming," Joins Chelsea For Her 1st Branded Representation
Chelsea has signed award-winning director/cinematographer Nadia Hallgren for her first ever branded representation. Hallgren’s first feature as a director is the hit Netflix documentary Becoming , following former First Lady Michelle Obama on her 34-city book tour for her bestselling memoir. The...
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020
Lockdown Translates Into Massive On-Location Lensing Decline In L.A.
FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, has updated its quarterly report series quantifying on-location filming within its service area. The new report, comparing April-June 2020 with the same period in the prior year, offers a stark...
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020
Director Jim Hosking Joins Sweetshop For Spots, Branded Content Globally
Production company Sweetshop has signed acclaimed comedy director Jim Hosking for global representation spanning commercials and branded content. He had previously been handled in the ad arena by Skunk. Hosking got his start directing promos for MTV both in the U.S. and the U.K., before turning his...
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020
Facebook Civil Rights Audit Finds "Serious Setbacks" In Dealing With Hate Speech, Misinformation
A two-year audit of Facebook's civil rights record found "serious setbacks" that have marred the social network's progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. Facebook hired the audit's leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018 to assess...
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2020
"Palm Springs" Meets The Recurring Pandemic Moment; Debut Set For Hulu & Drive-in Theaters
Though most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses, "Palm Springs" had the kind of premiere filmmakers dream of. At the Sundance Film Festival in January, the time-loop romantic comedy, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti drew big laughs...
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2020
Netflix's "Old Guard" Marks A New Overdue First For Director Gina Prince-Bythewood
Gina Prince-Bythewood knows what good fighting looks like. The "Love & Basketball" director has been an athlete her entire life, but she also just loves action movies. So when she started dreaming up the template for a bare-knuckle clash between Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne in the new Netflix...

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