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Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
Directorial Duo CRIC Joins CoMPANY Films For Spots, Branded Content
CoMPANY Films, the shop under the aegis of EPs Richard Goldstein and Ron Cicero, has brought the Italian directing duo of Clemente De Muro and Davide Mardegan, aka CRIC, into the fold for U.S. representation spanning commercials and branded content. Probably best known for high profile, heart-...
Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
AFI Fest Casts Wide Net To Advance Diversity and Inclusion, Combat Stigmas
Though having to go virtual in the face of a pandemic, AFI Fest this past week (10/15-22) remained steadfast as a cornucopia of content with high-profile debuts as well as some under-the-radar films gaining exposure and prominence. Where the fest came up different this time around was in stepped-up...
Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
SHOOT New Directors Showcase Alumni Have Made An Indelible Mark
With SHOOT ’s 2020 New Directors Showcase Reel having just gone live at NDS.SHOOTonline.com , it’s an apropos time to reflect on what prior Showcases have yielded over the prior 17 years. Suffice it to say that there’s been a slew of alumni who have made indelible marks on the industry, in some...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020
Creative Category Nominations Unveiled For HPA Awards
The HPA Awards Committee has unveiled the nominees for the creative categories of the 2020 HPA Awards. The HPA Awards have been the standard bearer for recognizing creative accomplishment and technical innovation, honoring outstanding achievement and artistic excellence by the individuals and teams...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020
Oscar Nominee Bradford Young Joins Serial Pictures' Directorial Roster
Director and Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Bradford Young has joined production company Serial Pictures for directorial representation spanning branded entertainment, commercials and music videos. Young is known for his artful, poetic and humanistic visual style, as showcased in his...
Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
SHOOT's 2020 New Directors Showcase Reel Goes Live
SHOOT ’s 18th Annual New Directors Showcase Reel has gone live at NDS.SHOOTonline.com . The NDS Class of 2020 offers a total of 36 up-and-coming directors filling 35 slots (34 individual directors and a duo). The field includes 16 women and one non-binary filmmaker. The work spans commercials,...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020
UCLA Study Finds TV Industry Falls Short Of Inclusivity Behind The Camera
When Zendaya won last month's Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the TV industry's progress toward inclusivity. The "Euphoria" star became the second Black winner in the category in five years, following Viola Davis' drought-ending win for "How to Get Away...
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020
A Short Run For Quibi; Video Platform Shuts Down After 6 Months
Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers. The company said Wednesday that it would wind down its operations and plans to sell its assets. "Quibi is not succeeding," its top executives bluntly declared in a letter...
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020
Friends Electric Signs Director Cris Wiegandt
Friends Electric, with bases of operation in London and L.A, has signed Cris Wiegandt, a Berlin-based multimedia artist and director, for animation representation in the U.S., U.K. and Amsterdam. She had previously been handled by HUSH in the U.K. and BODEGA in the U.S. Wiegandt has carved out a...
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020
"Francesco" Documentary Includes Pope's Endorsement Of Same-Sex Civil Unions
Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican's official teaching on the issue. The papal thumbs-up came midway...

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