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Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
"Blindspotting" Makes Opening Night Mark At Sundance
"Hamilton" star Daveed Diggs used his own life as inspiration for the film "Blindspotting," which premiered as one of the opening night films of the Sundance Film Festival Thursday to largely positive reactions. Diggs co-stars in and co-wrote the film with his longtime friend and collaborator...
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
Robert Redford Discusses Weinstein, Me Too and Time's Up At Sundance
Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford did not shy away from addressing the elephants in the room — Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo — Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival, saying that the fallen executive is not "going to stop the show." Both the lingering shadow of Weinstein, who long lorded...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Sundance Film Fest Primed To Be An Epicenter Of Hot-Button Topics
The Sundance Film Festival has always been a place for boundary-pushing programming, but from the Me Too movement, to diversity and representation in film and even the current presidency, this year the snowy mountain town of Park City, Utah, is primed to be an epicenter of conversation around some...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
"Wonder Woman," "Get Out," "Baby Driver" Among Nominees In Running For Feature Honor At ICG Publicists Awards
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced nominees for the 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, March 2. More than 900 industry leaders are expected to attend this year’s luncheon, which traditionally occurs the week...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
In TV Interview, Dylan Farrow Recounts Alleged Woody Allen Assault
In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow described in detail Woody Allen's alleged sexual assault of her, and called actors who work in his films "complicit" in perpetuating a "culture of silence." Farrow, the adopted daughter of Allen and Mia Farrow, appeared in a taped interview Thursday on...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Y&R's Collaborative Incubator Program Expands With 9 Participating Startups
Y&R’s SparkPlug program, a collaborative incubator that connects global companies committed to creating rich brand experiences and powerful storytelling, has assembled a class of nine growth-stage startups at Y&R’s New York headquarters. This year’s program has just gotten underway and will...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Media Ethics Debate Emerges Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Ansari 
What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench into the #MeToo movement, with some...
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
NFL Playoff Viewership Down 16%; Nielsen Week In Review
Television viewership for the NFL’s divisional round playoff games was down 16 percent compared to last year, offering ammunition to critics of the football league, but there are a couple of compelling explanations. The weekend’s four games averaged 30.43 million viewers, off from 36.22 million the...
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Director Michael Illick Joins Arts & Sciences for U.S. Representation
Director Michael Illick has signed with production company Arts & Sciences for U.S. representation. He had formerly been handled for spots and branded content by production house Dummy. Illick is a man of many talents, the most notable perhaps being his knack for bringing the ridiculous and...
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Oscar-Winning Director James Marsh Joins Pulse Films
Pulse Films has added James Marsh, a 2009 Best Documentary Oscar winner for Man on Wire , to its directorial roster for global representation. Marsh’s body of work spans documentary, narrative features, scripted TV and commercials. Marsh’s Man on Wire also earned a BAFTA Award for Best British Film...