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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
R/GA’s Tiffany Rolfe Named AICP Next Awards Judging Chair
Tiffany Rolfe, EVP and U.S. chief creative officer for R/GA, has been named as the 2020 AICP Next Awards judging chair, and as such will serve as master of ceremonies at the AICP Next Awards presentation this June during AICP Week in New York. Rolfe has a long history with the Next Awards, having...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
MAJORITY Directors Bring Female Representation To Oscar Nominees' Mix
While falling short of declaring that L.A.-headquartered MAJORITY rules at the Oscars, suffice it to say that the production company will enjoy a prominent place at this Sunday’s awards ceremony as two of its directors, Laura Nix and Siqi Song, scored Academy Award nominations--the latter for best...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
Oscar-Nominated "The Cave" Looks To Spark Hope For Syria
Home is a complicated notion for Feras Fayyad, the director of the Oscar-nominated Syrian documentary "The Cave." His family home in Syria is believed to have been taken just weeks ago as President's Bashar al-Assad's Russian-backed forces seized the area. His family is living in temporary housing...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
Women Vying For Oscars Cite Progress, Take Celebratory, Defiant Stance
The mood at Diane von Furstenberg's lunch honoring this year's female Oscar contenders could have been downbeat, given the shutout of women directors for Sunday's awards. Instead, it was celebratory and defiant. The 30-plus nominees who gathered at von Furstenberg's home, tucked into elegant and...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
Bristow, Smith, McGough Named To Collectively Lead M&C Saatchi LA
M&C Saatchi LA has put a joint leadership team in place consisting of Kate Bristow, chief strategy officer and partner, Maria Smith, chief creative officer and partner, and Rebecca McGough, managing director and partner. All three women will retain their individual responsibilities leading...
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Movie Icon Kirk Douglas Dies At 103
Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. He...
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Weinstein Accuser Testifies He Cornered Her During Hotel Assault
As Harvey Weinstein stripped off his clothes, pulled down her dress and groped her breast in a hotel bathroom in 2013, Lauren Marie Young says he also offered a chilling excuse for his lewd behavior: "This is what all actresses do to make it." Young's account of her encounter with then-one of...
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Director Vaughan Arnell Joins Merman For Global Spot Representation
Director Vaughan Arnell, whose body of work spans high-profile music videos and commercials, has joined Merman’s branded and advertising division in the U.S. and U.K. Merman will handle him globally for commercials. (Arnell continues to be repped for music videos by Marisa Garner Associates, London...
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Agency/Production House Vet Mark Sitley Launches Naked City
Mark Sitley, a veteran ad agency and production company executive producer, has opened Naked City. Based in NYC, the new venture brings to the marketplace a deep understanding of content creation for agencies and brands, encompassing everything from traditional commercials to documentaries, social...
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Greencard Adds Director/DP Duffy Higgins To Its Roster
Duffy Higgins has joined the directorial roster of Greencard, a New York-based creative studio headed by founder and EP Emily Wiedemann. Director, DP and photographer Higgins comes over from A76, his own production company through which he’s been turning out commercials, branded content and...

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