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Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019
Arson Attack On Japan's Kyoto Animation Studio Kills 33
A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan, and set it on fire Thursday, authorities said, leaving 33 people dead, shocking anime fans in and outside Japan. Most of the dead and the 36 injured were workers at Kyoto Animation, known for mega-hit stories...
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019
Director Aaron Ruell Finds Sanctuary For Spots
Filmmaker, writer and photographer Aaron Ruell has joined the directorial roster of Sanctuary Content where he reunites with executive producer Preston Lee. Ruell first burst onto the scene at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival with the premiere of two shorts, Everything’s Gone Green and Mary . It was...
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019
AICP's Camp Kuleshov Issues Call For Entries, Sets Lineup Of Source Films
Camp Kuleshov, AICP’s annual trailer competition for assistants, has issued its 2019 call for entries. Named for the Russian film theorist Lev Kuleshov, Camp Kuleshov is open to assistants, junior creatives, admin and entry-level employees at AICP member postproduction and production companies as...
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019
Cory Berger Becomes Grey's 1st Worldwide CMO
Cory Berger is joining Grey as its first worldwide chief marketing officer. In this new position, Berger will be responsible for driving Grey’s growth across the global network. He will lead the planning, development and execution of the agency’s marketing, reputation management and multinational...
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...

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