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Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020
Trump Ban On TikTok Postponed For The Time Being By Federal Judge's Ruling
A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. smartphone app stores around midnight. A more comprehensive ban remains scheduled for November, about a week after the presidential election. The judge, Carl...
Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020
"Beginning" Triumphs At San Sebastian Fest; Mortensen Receives Special Honor
Georgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili's first feature film "Beginning" triumphed at Spain's San Sebastian International Film Festival, scooping up four of its top prizes including best film and best director. The story about a community of Jehovah's Witnesses in a isolated village in Georgia...
Friday, Sep. 25, 2020
AFI Fest To Pay Tribute To Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno, Mira Nair
AFI Fest will present four Tributes this year as Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno and Mira Nair will each be honored with an evening of conversation celebrating their distinguished careers. “Artists of this caliber are essential players in our global culture,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI president...
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020
Justice Dept. Expected To Bring Antitrust Action vs. Google; Online Ad Practices Being Examined
The Justice Department is expected to bring an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on its dominance in online search and whether it was used to stifle competition and hurt consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday. The department also is...
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020
Rule Changes, Member Recruitment Adopted To Bring Diversity To British Academy Film Awards
Britain's film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the glaring lack of diversity in the nominations. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts promised to change after contenders for the 2020 awards were announced last January. No women...
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020
Success Of "RBG" Film Inspired CNN's "John Lewis: Good Trouble"
Indirectly, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired CNN Films' new documentary on the life of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis. The unexpected commercial success of the "RBG" film in theaters two years ago had CNN looking for another contemporary leader whose life could be seen...
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020
Writer-Director Miranda July Returns To Feature Filmmaking With Lauded "Kajillionaire"
Miranda July doesn't seem to have fair-weather fans. There are those who are obsessed. And there are those who don't know who she is. There is no in between. Even after acclaimed films like "Me and You and Everyone We Know" and "The Future," the author and director is still grateful when someone...
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020
Kai-Lu Hsiung Named Global Managing Director of RSA Films; David Mitchell To Exit For New Venture
Kai-Lu Hsiung is to assume the role of RSA Films global managing director, with Martin Roker being promoted to global head of sister shop Black Dog Films. Veteran producer David Mitchell will leave RSA at the end of September for a new venture he is developing, to be announced later this year. Both...
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020
VMLY&R Hires Sherman Winfield, James Beikmohamadi As ECDs
VMLY&R has hired Sherman Winfield and James Beikmohamadi as executive creative directors based in the Atlanta office. They will report to Noel Cottrell, chief creative officer, Kansas City. Winfield and Beikmohamadi will play a key role in the agency, inspiring and invigorating creative teams...
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020
"Fleabag" Director Harry Bradbeer Detours Into A 19th Century Family Adventure Feature
Best known for his work on Fleabag --which won him Best Comedy Series and Best Directing for a Comedy Series Emmys in 2019--and Killing Eve for which he earned a BAFTA TV Award directorial nomination that same year, Harry Bradbeer took what on the surface appeared to be a surprising detour with his...

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