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Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019
#MeToo Issues Come To Fore In Asian Entertainment Biz
When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "Nina Wu," is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and...
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019
Pulse Films Signs Director Finn McGough For Global Representation
Pulse Films has added director Finn McGough to its commercials roster for global representation. As a spot helmer in the U.K., he has to his credit memorable campaigns for the likes of McCain, Cancer Research U.K., Shredded Wheat and Lidl to name a few. He was previously represented in the ad arena...
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019
Home Run Derby A Hit; Nielsen Week In Review
Baseball’s All-Star game is fading as a midsummer television attraction, but the adjunct Home Run Derby is becoming popular in its own right. The Nielsen company says a little more than 8 million people watched Tuesday’s All-Star game on Fox, enough to be the second-most popular thing on television...
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
Westerman Named President of Production At Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group
Erin Westerman has been promoted to president of production at Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group. She joined Lionsgate back in October 2017 as EVP of production and during her tenure has helped develop and execute the company’s refocused film production strategy, targeting titles and filmmakers in...
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
Reflecting On The Evolution of Comic-Con As It Turns 50
No one expected their culture would ever become mainstream when a few hundred comic book and science fiction enthusiasts and creators gathered in the basement of a San Diego hotel 49 years ago for what would become known as the first Comic-Con. Except Jack Kirby. "A long time ago he said, 'One day...
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
Emmy Surprises Include Parsons Snub, Recognition For "Schitt's Creek"
Some Emmy Award nominations seemed like a lock: "Game of Thrones" was going to earn a haul . "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" would still charm voters. The final goodbye to "Veep" would surely end in nominations. But who would have bet against Jim Parsons? And who thought "Schitt's Creek" would finally...
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
Apple Scores A Pair Of Primetime Commercial Emmy Nominations
Apple topped this year’s field of primetime commercial Emmy nominees, garnering a pair of nods for: MacBook’s “Behind the Mac--Make Something Wonderful” and iPhone’s “Don’t Mess With Mother,” both out of TBWA\Media Arts Lab. The former centers on found photos of varied notables using the Mac as a...
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
"Game of Thrones" Earns An All-Time High Of 32 Emmy Nominations
HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga's total...
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
Tool Adds Choate As Director of Events, Kislevitz As Head of Brand
Tool of North America , a creative production partner to brands and agencies, has brought Catlin Choate on board as director of events and Max Kislevitz as head of brand. As the offerings and capabilities that brands and agencies look for in a creative partner change, these new hires are key in...
Monday, Jul. 15, 2019
Superprime Signs Director Sam Taylor-Johnson For Spots
Production company Superprime has signed filmmaker, photographer, and visual artist Sam Taylor-Johnson to its roster for commercial representation in the U.S. Taylor-Johnson began her career exhibiting fine art and then creating multi-screen video works, winning the Venice Biennale’s Illy Café...

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