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Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
Netflix's Maniatis Touts "Golden Era" For Streaming, Production In New Mexico
An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have been busy trying to woo more big partners in the industry. Nick Maniatis, who...
Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
"Mrs. Maisel" Confronts New Challenges, Old Double Standard In TV Parenthood
The creator of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" likes to send cryptic texts to her actors while the show is on hiatus . They're often clues about what everyone can expect they'll be doing. Before Season 2, Amy Sherman-Palladino asked Rachel Brosnahan, "Can you ride a bike and play pingpong?" Actress...
Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
NBC Tops November Sweeps, Ending CBS' 18-Year Winning Streak
NBC's victory during the November ratings sweeps period means there's a new king of broadcast television — at least for now. The network ended CBS' 18-year winning streak in November, a period when ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates. A combination of factors, including football,...
Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
Rakish Signs Director Matt Smukler For Spot Representation In U.S.
Director Matt Smukler has joined Rakish--the production boutique launched earlier this year by EPs Brad Johns and Preston Garrett--for commercial representation in the U.S. L.A.-born and bred, Smukler has been directing commercials and films for almost two decades. A former agency creative, he has...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
Writers Guild TV Drama Series Nominees: "The Crown," "Handmaid’s Tale," "Mindhunter," "Succession," "Watchmen"
Nominations for the 72nd Annual Writers Guild Awards have been revealed across television categories with drama series contenders being The Crown (Netflix), The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), Mindhunter (Netflix), Succession (HBO) and Watchmen (HBO). Comedy series nominations went to Barry (HBO), The...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
AICP Unveils Updated Bid Form Integrating Production and Post
Matt Miller, president and CEO of AICP, and Danny Rosenbloom, VP, Digital and Postproduction, have announced the release of an updated and revised AICP Bid Form that fully integrates production and postproduction tasks and categories. he The form is the result of several months of planning and...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
Jury Presidents' Lineup Set For Cannes Lions
Cannes Lions has announced the jury presidents selected for the 2020 Festival of Creativity (June 22-26, 2020). Among the global spread of elite industry experts, 53% of Presidents are also women for the first time (up from 33% in 2019)--ensuring global female talent is equally represented at the...
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
Sundance Fest Unveils Lineup of 118 Features
A documentary on Taylor Swift will kick off the next Sundance Film Festival, where new films including the Will Ferrell-Julia Louis Dreyfus remake of the Swedish film “Force Majeure” and Benh Zeitlin’s long-awaited follow-up to “Beasts of the Southern Wild” are set to premiere. Programmers for the...
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
"The Farewell," "The Irishman," "Little Women," "Richard Jewell" Among AFI's Best Pictures of the Year
The American Film Institute (AFI) revealed the recipients of AFI Awards 2019. Unique in its celebration of the film and television arts’ collaborative nature, AFI Awards--now in its 20thyear--is the only national program that honors creative teams as a whole, recognizing those in front of and...
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
Sundance-Winning Director Joe Talbot Joins m ss ng p eces For Commercials
Bicoastal production partner m ss ng p eces has added Joe Talbot to its directorial roster. Talbot is best known for directing and co-writing The Last Black Man in San Francisco (A24), his feature film debut and one of the most critically acclaimed pictures of 2019. This signing marks his first...

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