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Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
French Olympic Probe Raises Questions About Dentsu
An investigation by French prosecutors into alleged vote-buying connected with Tokyo winning the 2020 Olympics has raised questions about one of Japan's most powerful companies, the giant advertising and marketing agency Dentsu Inc. From its 48-story headquarters in central Tokyo, Dentsu is the...
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
Avant-Garde Film Maestro Jonas Mekas Dies At 96
Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, has died. He was 96. Mekas, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee, died Wednesday...
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
Harvey Weinstein Hires New Team Of Lawyers For NY Rape Case
Harvey Weinstein unveiled a new legal team brimming with star power Wednesday to defend him at his upcoming New York rape and sexual assault trial. Weinstein's four new lawyers all have experience defending high-profile clients, including Casey Anthony, former sports stars Aaron Hernandez and Kobe...
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
NFL Overtime Games Rate Highly; Nielsen Week In Review
There’s nothing like two overtime games in the NFL conference championships to keep television viewers glued to their recliners. The New England Patriots’ thrilling victory over the Kansas City Chiefs was seen by 53.92 million viewers on Sunday, the Nielsen company said. That’s up 22 percent from...
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
SAG Life Achievement Honoree Alan Alda Discusses Acting, Activism
When Alan Alda receives his life achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, it will celebrate a career that includes multiple Emmy awards, an Oscar nomination and social activism over nearly seven decades. And one that continues to thrive, despite a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease...
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
Spike Lee Reflects On His 1st Best Director Oscar Nomination
Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued . Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for "BlacKkKlansman," his comic and furious send-...
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
Tool Signs Directors Rudi Schwab, Sasha Levinson For Spots and Branded Content
Tool of North America has added live-action directors Rudi Schwab and Sasha Levinson to its roster for commercial and branded content representation in the U.S. Schwab began his career as a photographer, eventually moving on to direct commercials, including Gillette’s “Handle With Care” which won...
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
Agency Groups Unlimited, Serviceplan, Hakuhodo Form A Strategic Alliance
Three independent agency groups--Unlimited Group (U.K.), Serviceplan Group (Germany), and Hakuhodo Group (Japan)--have entered into a strategic alliance to create a global offering rooted in local insight. Together, the U.K., German and Japanese agencies are building joint teams to provide data...
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
Surprising Omissions In Oscar Nominations Include Director Cooper, Mr. Rogers Documentary
The rollercoaster of the 2019 awards season continued Tuesday with a batch of Oscar nominations that few could have predicted. Sure, there were some shoo-ins that made it, like "Black Panther" breaking the superhero best picture barrier, and "A Star Is Born," ''The Favourite" and "Roma" being among...
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
"Roma," "The Favourite" Top Oscar Nominations With 10 Apiece
Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations to the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected "...

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