Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Cultivate.Media Signs Director Jakob Strom For U.S. Representation
Director Jakob Strom--who took a break from the business to find himself as a filmmaker and ended up making a jarring piece that now carries added relevance given recent and ongoing news about sexual harassment of women--has signed with Cultivate.Media for representation in the U.S. Strom’s film, “...
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
New Lawsuit, Forced Sale of "Paddington 2" Mark Continued Fallout For Weinstein and His Former Company
Fallout from sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein continued Wednesday as the disgraced producer was hit with a new lawsuit, lost an honorary degree and his former company forced to sell off a major film asset because of the scandal. Weinstein and his former company were...
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Mr. Hide Joins Directorial Roster of m ss ng p eces
Production and entertainment company m ss ng p eces has signed Japanese director Mr. Hide (pronounced Hee-day), formerly of RadicalMedia. He is best known for his groundbreaking work on the 2009 launch of the Toyota Prius with Saatchi & Saatchi LA which went on to win a Clio as well as three...
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Director Marcus Perry Joins We Fly Coach For Spots, Branded Content
Production house We Fly Coach has signed 2017 Grand Clio-winning director Marcus Perry for spots and branded content globally. This marks the first commercial representation for Perry whose prior branded work was done on a freelance basis. Among his notable projects is a film--which won a Grand...
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Frances McDormand Reflects On, Strikes A Nerve With, Her Performance In "Three Billboards"
In "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" or anywhere else, Frances McDormand means business. In Martin McDonaugh's new film, McDormand plays a woman, Mildred Hayes, consumed with rage because the rape and murder of her teenage daughter has gone unsolved after a year. She embarks on a blazing...
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Country Music Awards, Football Top Week's Nielsens
After two years of record low ratings, the Country Music Association Awards rebounded last week and was the most-watched entertainment program on television last week. Hoist a glass to the appeal of country music? Not so fast. The size of last year’s audience was depressed since it aired on the...
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
DGA Reports Progress In Hiring of Women and Minority Directors For Episodic TV
Ethnic and gender diversity among episodic television directors continued to increase this past season, the Directors Guild of America reported, with the percentage of episodes directed by ethnic minorities rising by 3 percentage points to a record 22% of all episodes, while the percentage directed...
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Nexus Studios Opens L.A. Office Under Aegis of EPs Ritchie, Rosner
Oscar-nominated and multiple Cannes Lions Grand Prix-winning Nexus Studios, headquartered in London, has launched an office in Los Angeles headed by executive producers Luke Ritchie and Diego Rosner. Additionally Nexus co-founder Chris O’Reilly is currently based in L.A. and continues in his role...
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
P&G Deploys Multicultural Marketing To Push Back Against Racial Bias
In his keynote address at the ANA’s recently held Multicultural Marketing and Diversity Conference in Miami, Marc Pritchard, chief brand officer of Procter & Gamble, said that the U.S. is at a “cultural crossroads” requiring marketers to combat racial prejudice which threatens to undermine a...
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Cannes Lions To Retire Cyber, Integrated and Promo Competitions As Part of Revamped 2018 Festival
The 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity will be marked by significant changes to the delegate experience and awards structure. The 65th edition of the Festival will run for five days, from Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22, 2018. A streamlined Festival and a simplified award structure...