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Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
Linda Knight Named Chief Creative Officer At Observatory
Full-service creative agency Observatory is hiring former Phenomenon chief creative officer Linda Knight as its CCO, effective February 10. Knight will replace co-CCOs Todd Hunter and Tony Fur, the team who spent their entire decade-plus careers at Observatory, previously known as CAA Marketing,...
Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
Director Shane Valdez, EP Norm Reiss Team To Launch Realm Films
Director Shane Valdez has partnered with long-time producer Norm Reiss to launch commercial production company Realm Films. In collaboration with visual effects and postproduction partner Jake Maymudes at Rebellion VFX. Realm has also unveiled Studio 8558, a new store-front, production,...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
Reflections On DGA Spot Nominations: Award Firsts For Ridley Scott, Spike Jonze, Mark Molloy, Dougal Wilson
This year’s field of nominees for the DGA Award recognizing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials, unveiled earlier this month ( SHOOT , 1/6), is marked by career firsts--even for a pair of veteran directors, Sir Ridley Scott and Spike Jonze, who are no stranger to Guild honors. Scott...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
SXSW Film Fest To Open With Judd Apatow's "King of Staten Island"
Judd Apatow’s “The King of Staten Island,” starring Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live,” will make its premiere as the opening night film at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival. The Austin, Texas, festival on Wednesday announced that “The King of Staten Island” will kick off SXSW on...
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Director Tebogo Malope Lands 1st U.S. Production House Roost, Joins JOJX
Production company JOJX has added director Tebogo Malope to its roster for exclusive commercial representation in the U.S. This marks the first U.S. spot production house roost in the U.S. for Malope, also known as Tebza, who hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. He has grown a reputation for...
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
"Jeopardy!" Ready For Primetime; Nielsen Week In Review
The "Jeopardy!" tournament matching the game show's three most accomplished and well-known players has proven to be a big hit for ABC, which clearly hopes the competition goes on as long as possible. The three matches between Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter were each seen by roughly...
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020
Director Nico Carbonaro Joins Nonfiction Unlimited For Spot Representation
Nonfiction Unlimited has signed award-winning filmmaker and creative director Nico Carbonaro for global representation in the commercial, branded entertainment, and digital space. The multi-talented Carbonaro joins Nonfiction from Google Brand Studio where he spent the last five-plus years as...
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020
Big Sky Edit's Chris Franklin Named First-Ever AICP Post Awards Chair
Chris Franklin, owner/editor at Big Sky Edit, will serve as the chairperson of the 2020 AICP Post Awards. Franklin’s appointment marks the first time the association’s annual competition for excellence in the postproduction arts will adopt a chairperson structure for its judging panels and...
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020
Spike Lee To Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury
American director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, the first black person to hold the post in the event's 73-year history. Festival organizers hope Lee will "shake things up" among the world's cinema elite at the festival which runs May 12-23. And anti-racism...
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020
Supply & Demand Adds Director Kacper Larski To Its U.S. Roster
Director Kacper Larski has landed his first commercial representation in the U.S., joining bicoastal production company Supply & Demand. He continues to be handled in Canada by Asymetric. Larski won the Cannes Young Director Award in 2016 for his work with Land Rover. More recently, he won a...

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