Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2018
Director William A. Kirkley Joins Cosmic Pictures For Spots, Branded Content
Director/DP William A. Kirkley has signed with Cosmic Pictures for commercials and branded entertainment. Headed by founder/director Greg Kiefer, Cosmic is an integrated production and post company (editorial, color, mastering, VFX, AR/VR 360) with offices in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Kirkley...
Monday, Sep. 17, 2018
"Game of Thrones," "Mrs. Maisel" Take Top Drama, Comedy Series Emmy Honors, Respectively
Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” became the first streaming series to win top Emmy comedy honors and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” recaptured the best drama series award Monday at a ceremony that largely slighted its most ethnically diverse field of nominees ever. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon’...
Monday, Sep. 17, 2018
Art, Popularity Mix At Toronto Film Festival
For a festival that can be a hotbed of Oscar-predicting hysteria, the scuttling of the "best popular movie" category by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences barely registered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Most were too in the thrall of the 254 feature films unspooling...
Monday, Sep. 17, 2018
TV Academy's John Leverence Reflects On Evolution Of The Emmys
In 38 years of managing the Emmy Awards — more than half its 70-year history — John Leverence has faced everything from the demands of a changing TV industry to ticket nightmares to a statuette guilty of causing bodily harm. As the TV academy's senior vice president for awards, he's seen the Emmy...
Monday, Sep. 17, 2018
Director Peter Farrelly's "Green Book" Wins Audience Award At Toronto Film Fest
Peter Farrelly’s crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie “Green Book” won the Toronto International Film Festival’s audience award on Sunday, putting it on an envious path to the Oscars. Toronto’s People’s Choice Award is one of the most closely watched of the fall festival circuit because it...
Sunday, Sep. 16, 2018
"The Predator" Tops Weekend Box Office
"The Predator" is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters. 20th Century Fox said Sunday that the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theaters. But with an $88 million production price tag, the Shane Black-directed installment in the 30-year...
Sunday, Sep. 16, 2018
Director Ethan Hawke Spotlights A Little-Known Legend In "Blaze"
Ethan Hawke had long been enchanted by the songs of mysterious singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. Foley wrote songs like 'If I Could Only Fly," that Willie Nelson covered and would go on to become a Merle Haggard hit, and "Clay Pigeons," which John Prine covered. Townes Van Zandt and Lucinda Williams...
Friday, Sep. 14, 2018
Apple, Firefox Tools Look To Thwart Facebook, Google Ad Targeting
Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what's becoming an escalating privacy arms race. New protections in Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies from...
Thursday, Sep. 13, 2018
"The Romanoffs," "Murphy Brown," "My Brilliant Friend" Among Fall Shows To Watch
There's more new television to watch than is humanly possible. But everyone has to make a time-allocation decision in the end, and that's what we're here to help with. Consider the list below a tip sheet to get you going on the fall TV season. Each of the six shows has something of note to offer,...
Thursday, Sep. 13, 2018
Looking Back On The Road To Emmy: "Godless," "Handmaid’s Tale," "USS Callister," "GLOW"
Sometimes the story about the storyteller can in some respects rival the stories he or she is lauded for telling. Consider the case of composer Carlos Rafael Rivera who was nominated for two Emmy Awards in recognition of his work on the Netflix series Godless . Rivera wound up winning for the show’...

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