Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019
NBA Finals Rebound In Ratings; Nielsen Week In Review
The two top winter sports crowned their champions as summer neared, separated by exactly 10 million viewers. The sixth game of the NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors dethroned the depleted Golden State Warriors, was seen by 18.76 million viewers in the United States, according to the Nielsen...
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019
"5B" Introduces Us To Pioneering AIDS Caretakers
Editor’s note: This evening (6/18) the feature documentary 5B won Johnson & Johnson and UM Studios, New York, the Cannes Entertainment Lions Grand Prix. Directed by Dan Krauss of Saville Productions, 5B tells the stories of caretakers, patients and others who were part of groundbreaking...
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019
"5B" Brings Worlds Of Cannes Together, Wins Entertainment Lions Grand Prix
Just last month, the feature documentary 5B was shown at the Cannes Film Festival as part of its Special Screenings lineup. Fast forward to this evening (6/18) and the film from Johnson & Johnson finds itself front and center at the other marquee Cannes event, the International Festival of...
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019
Paul Hairston Signs With Sanctuary Content For Spots, Branded Fare
Sanctuary Content has signed documentary filmmaker Paul Hairston for commercials and branded content in the U.S. After leaving film school at NYU, Hairston found a niche creating content that tackled controversial topics for several politicians, which eventually led to the opportunity to contribute...
Monday, Jun. 17, 2019
"Emanuel" Documentary Delves Into Life After Tragic Church Shooting
Jennifer Pinckney was hiding under a desk holding the mouth of her then-6-year-old daughter when Dylann Roof fired more than 70 shots in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine black worshippers. The new documentary, "Emanuel," explores life after the tragic shooting...
Monday, Jun. 17, 2019
McCann, Tel Aviv Wins Cannes Lions Health & Wellness Grand Prix For Ikea's "ThisAbles"
The first round of winners was unveiled today (6/17) at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, among the headliners being Ikea’s “ThisAbles” initiative from McCann, Tel Aviv, whereby the furniture retailer created add-ons for existing products to make them more accessible for people...
Monday, Jun. 17, 2019
Ben Mooge Named CCO of Publicis Groupe UK
Ben Mooge will join Publicis Groupe UK in the newly created position of chief creative officer. He is slated to assume the role in September and will report to Publicis Groupe UK CEO Annette King and Publicis Groupe global chief creative officer Nick Law. Mooge will have the reach and authority...
Sunday, Jun. 16, 2019
New Mexico Film Biz On Ascent Amid Abortion Controversies In Other States
New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives. A recent spike in film production in the state comes as Hollywood targets both Georgia and Louisiana over recently passed restrictive abortion laws, the...
Sunday, Jun. 16, 2019
"Men In Black" Tops Box Office But Franchise Fatigue Prevails
Brand familiarity isn't everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with the releases of "Men in...
Saturday, Jun. 15, 2019
Film, Opera and Theater Director Franco Zeffirelli Dies At 96
Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and often extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet," has died in Rome at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known for his films, his name was also...

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