Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
"The Favourite" Tops 1st Round Of British Indie Film Awards With 5 Wins
Director Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite has won five British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), topping the first round of the competition with honors for Best Casting (Dixie Chassay), Cinematography (Robbie Ryan), Costume Design (Sandy Powell), Make-Up and Hair Design (Nadia Stacey) and Production...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Facebook Says It's Getting Better At Removing Hate Speech
Facebook said it's making progress on detecting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its rules, even before users see and report them. Facebook said that during the April-to-September period, it doubled the amount of hate speech it detected proactively, compared with the previous...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin Crack Wise On Netflix Series "The Kominsky Method"
Without a screenwriter in sight, Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are trading wisecracks just like the kibitzing longtime pals they play in "The Kominsky Method." Arkin got the ball rolling when the pair was asked if they knew each other before making the Netflix series, a dramedy about the longtime...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Cicely Tyson To Finally Receive Oscar, 45 Years After Her Nomination
Cicely Tyson received her first and only Oscar nomination in 1972. It was for best actress for her work in "Sounder," which she thinks of as her first major role. She wasn't called to the stage that year — Liza Minnelli was for "Cabaret" — but now 45 years later, Tyson is finally getting her Oscar...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Director Keegan Wilcox Joins Durable Goods For U.S. Spot Representation
Durable Goods has signed director Keegan Wilcox for commercial representation in the U.S. He brings to the Venice-based production house a decade of experience as a director, editor and DP with a body of work spanning multiple styles and genres. His background as an editor enables him to approach...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
M&C Saatchi Buys Minority Stake In THAT
M&C Saatchi Worldwide has purchased a minority interest in Technology, Humans and Taste (THAT), a NY-based creative shop known for a nontraditional approach that’s attracted brands such as Nike, Michael Kors, IBM, Kayak, The Kraken Rum, DKNY, Casper Mattress and Grubhub. “As a network, we are...
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
Oscars Race Marked By Tales of Reinvention, Dramatic Makeovers
F. Scott Fitzgerald, who said there are no second acts in American lives, might have felt differently had he seen this year's Oscar race. In mid-November, there is much solidifying, scrapping and self-promotion to come (not to mention a few potential awards heavyweights). But most of the expected...
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
Wondros Signs Henry Littlechild For Spots, Branded Content
Director Henry Littlechild has joined production house Wondros for commercials and branded content in the U.S. Littlechild--who continues to be handled in the U.K. by production company Outsider--joins a Wondros directorial roster that includes Gerald McMorrow, Antoine Fuqua, Jesse Dylan, Dennie...
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
NBC, CBS Vie For Ratings Supremacy; Nielsen Week In Review
Score one week for NBC in what’s becoming an intriguing battle with CBS for dominance in the television ratings this season. NBC’s victory in the most recent measurements provided by the Nielsen company means it has won bragging rights for three weeks so far this fall, with CBS also winning three...
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
O Positive Adds Former BBDO CD Jess Coulter To Its Directorial Roster
O Positive, home to a filmmaking roster known for comedy, has brought director Jess Coulter on board for commercial representation. She has directed spots for FedEx, Twix, Verdesian and Geico, among others. Most recently an award-winning creative director at BBDO New York, Coulter also draws from...

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