Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Saturday, Sep. 22, 2018
Comcast Tops Fox In Sky Auction With $39B Bid
Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion pounds ($...
Saturday, Sep. 22, 2018
Director Susan Lacy Explores Jane Fonda's Life "In Five Acts"
As beguiling and powerful as Jane Fonda is onscreen, she has yet to play a role that's a match for her whiplash-inducing life of artistry, celebrity and polarizing activism. Then there's the personal drama, including serial marriages to three very different husbands with their own claims to fame...
Friday, Sep. 21, 2018
SAG-AFTRA Strikes Against BBH; Agency Contends Union Contract Put It At Competitive Disadvantage
SAG-AFTRA has called a strike against advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, LLC (BBH) after the union’s National Board unanimously voted to issue a strike authorization. Members have been instructed to not accept any work for BBH, which the union contends is illegally attempting to abandon its...
Friday, Sep. 21, 2018
AT&T Defends Its Time Warner Deal Against Government Challenge
Fighting to defend its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner from a government challenge, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department has failed to show that the merger will raise prices for pay-TV programming and for the consumers who watch it. The AT&T-Time Warner marriage was completed...
Friday, Sep. 21, 2018
EP Tanya Cohen Launches Slash Dynamic
Executive producer Tanya Cohen has launched production house Slash Dynamic. The new venture has already completed several jobs, including “The Boomsday Project” for Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone which entailed Slash Dynamic’s Syyn Labs, the experimental collective led by Adam Sadowsky,...
Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018
Mike Wente Joins Swirl mcgarrybowen As Chief Creative Officer
Mike Wente has been named chief creative officer of San Francisco-based Swirl mcgarrybowen. In his new role, Wente will lead creative teams focused on delivering breakthrough brand experiences in a digitally connected age for clients including Intel, Clorox, Microsoft, Dole, Juniper, Conduent, CA...
Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018
Mathias Herndl, Gary Baum Reflect On "Genius: Picasso," "Will & Grace"
Genius has been an awards revelation for cinematographer Mathias Herndl, AAC. Back in February for Genius: Einstein (National Geographic), Herndl earned his first career ASC Award. And for season two of Genius , focusing on painter Pablo Picasso, Herndl this month garnered his first Emmy win on the...
Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018
Auction To Settle Fox-Comcast Battle To Buy Sky
Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market. The auction will begin after the London stock...
Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018
Matt O'Rourke Named Chief Creative Officer At 22squared
Matt O’Rourke has joined 22squared as chief creative officer, reporting to CEO Richard Ward. O’Rourke is an 18-year advertising veteran who’s worked at creative agencies including McCann, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Wieden+Kennedy. He comes directly from Grey New York where as executive creative...
Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018
Humble Signs Director Raymond Bark For Spots, Branded Content In U.S.
Humble, the bicoastal integrated production studio founded by Eric Berkowitz, has signed director Raymond Bark for spot and branded content representation in the U.S. With extensive global production experience, Bark is best known for his strong visual style and distinctive storytelling abilities...

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