Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
"The Shape of Water" Wins Producers Guild Award
Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical romance The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight) won the Producers Guild’s coveted Darryl F. Zanuck Award, topping 10 other nominated features at a gala ceremony on Saturday (1/20) in Beverly Hills. While the Guild honor has a history of being a harbinger of what’s to...
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
Producers Guild Issues Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines
The Producers Guild of America has ratified guidelines for combating sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, requesting that every film and TV production offer in-person harassment training and provide multiple ways for alleged victims to complain. The guidelines are the product of a task...
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
"Dunkirk," "Lady Bird," "Three Billboards" Among Winners At Casting Society of America's Artios Awards
Dunkirk and The Greatest Showman won the Casting Society of America’s Artios Awards last night (1/18) for Big Budget Drama and Big Budget Comedy Feature, respectively. Taking the Feature Drama, Studio or Independent casting honor was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri . Earning casting...
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
Ben Wolan Named ECD At DDB San Francisco
Ben Wolan has become executive creative director at DDB San Francisco, part of Omnicom Group. In his new role, Wolan will partner with managing director Mark Hansen and work closely with DDB Chicago’s chief creative officer, John Maxham, to oversee the agency’s creative department across various...
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...