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Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
Legendary Broadway Star Carol Channing Dies At 97
Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly" on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll said Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday in...
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
Shay Fu To Head Global Operations At McCann Worldgroup's Craft
Shay Fu has been promoted to head of global operations for Craft, McCann Worldgroup’s global content production and adaptation unit. Craft offers integrated print, video and digital design production as well as translation and adaptation services in more than 65 markets worldwide. Fu will lead...
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
Director Ayse Altinok Joins IDENTITY For Spot Representation In U.S.
IDENTITY has signed film and commercial director Ayse Altinok to its roster for U.S. spot representation. Altinok is a Turkish-born filmmaker whose work has been recognized globally at Cannes; Raindance; and the Rome, Melbourne and Amsterdam International Film Festivals, among others. She joins...
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
SAG Criticizes Motion Picture Academy For Oscar Tactics
The Screen Actors Guild on Monday called on the film academy to stop trying to prevent stars from appearing on award shows before the Oscars. In an unusually critical statement, SAG-AFTRA said it has received multiple reports that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pressuring...
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
Rich Carter Elected Chair Of AICP National Board
A new slate of officers--headed by Rich Carter of brother--has taken leadership roles at AICP, promising to continue setting progressive policies and goals for the association as it addresses rapidly changing business conditions. Announcement of the new lineup of officers was made by Matt Miller,...
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
ICG Publicists Award Nominees Span Such Films as "Black Panther," "A Quiet Place," "Bohemian Rhapsody"
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced nominees for the 56th Annual ICG Publicists Awards to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 22. More than 900 industry leaders are expected to attend this year’s luncheon, which traditionally occurs the...
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
Samira Ansari Joins Johannes Leonardo as Group Creative Director
Johannes Leonardo has brought Samira Ansari on board as group creative director. She will be tasked with leading creative teams across the agency’s client base, including MassMutual, Amazon, EA Sports, and The Bezos Family Foundation. Ansari will work out of Johannes Leonardo’s headquarters in New...
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
"Roma" Tops Critics’ Choice Awards With 4 Wins, Including Best Picture
“Roma” is the top winner at the Critics’ Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual honors--best director and cinematographer--for Alfonso Cuaron. The 24th annual ceremony held Sunday at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, also split the top actress...
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019
Weekend Box Office Pace Set By Strong "Upside"
Kevin Hart isn't hosting the Oscars, but he's got a number one movie. "The Upside," starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong performance of "The Upside" pushed "Aquaman" to second after the...
Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
Actresses' Personal Lives Inspired Their Performances In "Roma"
Playing Cleo in director Alfonso Cuaron's Spanish-language film "Roma " was for Yalitza Aparicio much more than putting herself in the shoes of another woman. For the lead actress of Mixtec origin praised for her moving portrayal of a domestic worker, it was personal: that was her mother's...

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