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Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020
CoMPANY Films Adds Director David Edwards To Its Roster For Spots, Branded Content
Director David Edwards has joined CoMPANY Films, the shop headed by executive producers Richard Goldstein and Ron Cicero, for commercial and branded work in the U.S. In the commercial realm, Edwards is probably best known for his cinematic pub spots for Smithwicks and Buchanans, car work for Audi,...
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020
"76 Days" Chronicles Early Days Of The Pandemic, Lockdown In Wuhan
"Papa!" screams a hospital worker, covered from head to toe in a Hazmat suit and PPE, in the opening moments of the documentary "76 Days." This is in the early days of the pandemic in Wuhan, back in January and February when the city of 11 million went into a 2 1/2-month lockdown and hospitals were...
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020
"Big Sky" Producers Acknowledge Native American Criticism, Commit To Bring Attention To Issues Raised
Native American tribes and advocates are condemning "Big Sky," a Montana-set ABC drama, for ignoring the history of violence inflicted on Indigenous women and instead making whites the crime victims. They also have assailed the network and the show's producers for failing to respond to their...
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020
Olympic Rings Return To Tokyo Bay; Will Pandemic Ease To Let The Games Begin In 2021?
The five Olympic rings are back in Tokyo Bay. They were removed for maintenance four months ago shortly after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rings arrived on Tuesday after a short cruise from nearby Yokohama and are positioned on a barge in...
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020
Epoch Films Signs Director Bianca Poletti For Spots, Branded Content, Music Videos
Director Bianca Poletti has signed with bicoastal production company Epoch Films for first-time commercial representation in the U.S. Epoch handles her for spots, branded content and music videos. Poletti is an Argentine director born in San Diego, Calif. She is based out of Los Angeles where she...
Monday, Nov. 30, 2020
Corona Studios Launched, Debuts Digital Content Series "Free Range Humans"
Corona, a beer brand born in Mexico and now exported to some 180-plus countries, has rolled out Corona Studios to expand its entertainment footprint as a means to engage consumers. The new venture--formally launched by Anheuser-Busch InBev which operates and markets Corona exclusively outside the U...
Monday, Nov. 30, 2020
Biden To Bring New Era To Big Tech But No Ease In Scrutiny
The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America's tech companies — a moment when they were lionized as innovators, hailed as job creators and largely left alone. Now Joe Biden is coming back, this time as president. But times have changed. The halcyon days of an adoring Washington are...
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020
"The Croods: A New Age" Tests New Release Strategy, Opens With $14.2 Million
Testing a novel release strategy, Universal Pictures' animated sequel "The Croods: A New Age" had one of the best opening weekends of the pandemic, grossing $14.2 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Whereas new releases have traditionally...
Friday, Nov. 27, 2020
Director Dana Nachman's "Dear Santa" Delves Into USPS Program That Helps Kids' Xmas Wishes Come True
Filmmaker Dana Nachman wanted to make a documentary about the United States Postal Service's Operation Santa program for years, but it never seemed like the right time. Then in 2018 she got up some courage and decided to cold email the USPS press office. They responded immediately and agreed to...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020
County & City Of L.A. Change After-Hours Filming Limit From Mandatory To Voluntary
In a quick and surprising turn of events, the ban announced earlier today (11/25) on overnight filming in the City of Los Angeles as well as overall L.A. County has been rescinded. Mandatory restrictions have become voluntary as filmmakers now are being “highly encouraged” when feasible to confine...

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