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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
Inarritu Named Jury President At 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Award-winning director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu will preside over the jury at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May. Festival president Pierre Lescure, announcing the choice on Wednesday, praised Inarritu — the first Mexican to be given the honor — as a "daring filmmaker ... full of surprises"...
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
“Chicago” Dramas Rate Well For NBC; Oscars Top Nielsen Week In Review
Producer Dick Wolf’s factory of “Chicago” dramas is becoming increasingly important for NBC. Both “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Fire” scored their highest ratings in nearly two years last week with crossover episodes where they shared casts, the Nielsen company said. “Chicago Med” actually had the...
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
EP Chris Zander, Director Andrew Wonder Launch Tomorrow
Executive Producer Chris Zander and director Andrew Wonder have teamed to launch Tomorrow, a production company with offices in Playa Vista, Calif., and Brooklyn, NY, Zander, former managing director of Backyard Productions. and Wonder, who was previously on the roster of Station Film, will in...
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
AT&T's $81B Purchase of Time Warner Upheld By Appeals Court
A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, rejecting the Trump administration's claims that the $81 billion deal will harm consumers and reduce competition in the TV industry. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington came in the high-stakes...
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
McCann's Craft Hires Adam Hirsch As Head of Content, North America
Craft, the global production and adaptation agency that's a division of McCann Worldgroup, has hired Adam Hirsch to serve as head of content for North America. Hirsch has held creative leadership roles at entertainment companies, advertising agencies and television networks such as NBC and MTV...
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
Ida Rezvani Named President Of mcgarrybowen NY
Ida Rezvani has been named president of mcgarrybowen New York, a shop that’s experienced major growth over the past year with the addition of American Express and Subway to its client roster. She will take the reins of the NY office later this spring, marking her return to the agency, having...
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
Director/Creative Director Anthony Furlong Joins Alkemy X
Alkemy X has signed Emmy Award-winning director/creative director Anthony Furlong as his exclusive representative for advertising, branded content and related projects in the U.S. market. Furlong brings to his new roost expertise in live action direction, design and animation, which he’s applied to...
Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
Best Picture Oscar For "Green Book" Sparks Debate, Pushback
An Academy Awards that sparkled with more women and African-American winners than ever before came to a screeching halt with the night's final honor. Some would even call it a "Crash." In a twist ending that shocked many of the Dolby Theatre attendees and those watching at home, Peter Farrelly's...
Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
JOAN Creative's Jaime Robinson Named AICP Next Awards Judging Chair
Jaime Robinson, co-founder and chief creative officer of JOAN Creative, has been named as the 2019 AICP Next Awards judging chair, and will serve as master of ceremonies at the AICP Next Awards presentation this June during AICP Week in New York. The call for entries for the 2019 AICP Next Awards...
Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
Hollywood, Aspirational Themes Prominent In Oscar Commercials
While preliminary numbers indicate that the Nielsen ratings for last night’s (2/24) Oscar telecast are slightly up from the prior year, the cost of a :30 timeslot on ABC to sponsor Hollywood’s biggest night was about the same as in 2018, coming in at an average of $2.2 million. Whether or not...

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