Monday, October 15, 2018

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Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
Fox News Draws Big Audience For Kavanaugh Vote; Nielsen Week In Review
The Senate’s vote confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sent viewers flocking to Fox News Channel, which recorded its biggest Saturday audience in more than a decade. Fox’s daytime audience was bigger than any for the network since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, while its Saturday primetime...
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
Hayma Washington, TV Academy's First Black Chair, To Step Down
The TV academy's first African-American chairman is stepping down after two years. Hayma Washington told Variety he decided against seeking a second two-year term so he could focus on his work as a producer and promote diversity. Washington also has served as chief executive officer of the academy...
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
Hilary Coate Named Head of Integrated Production At Venables Bell & Partners
Independent advertising agency Venables Bell & Partners has hired Hilary Coate as its new head of integrated production. She joins the team following the retirement of Craig Allen, who joined VB&P as its first producer when the agency opened in 2001, and went on to build its integrated...
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
Netflix To Buy Studio Complex, Set Up U.S. Production Hub In New Mexico
Netflix has chosen New Mexico as the site of a new U.S. production hub and is in final negotiations to buy an existing multimillion-dollar studio complex on the edge of the state’s largest city, government and corporate leaders announced Monday. It’s the company’s first purchase of such a property...
Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
87 Countries Submit Entries For Foreign Language Film Oscar Consideration
Eighty-seven countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards®. Malawi and Niger are first-time entrants. The 2018 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Rona Azim’s Mother,” Jamshid Mahmoudi, director; Algeria, “Until the End of Time,”...
Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
Lisa Bennett Named CCO At Laughlin Constable
Laughlin Constable (LC), an independent agency based in Chicago and Milwaukee, has hired Lisa Bennett as its chief creative officer. Bennett comes over from TM Advertising In Dallas where she spent the past three years as CCO. Prior to her tenure at TM, she was North American creative lead for DDB...
Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
Agency Vet and Consultant Joseph R. Stanley Dies At 68
Joseph R. Stanley, who most recently served as a respected cost consultant, working with Advertising Production Resources (APR) from his home near Nashville, passed away unexpectedly last Tuesday (10/2) at the age of 68. Stanley is perhaps best known for his long tenure on the agency side of the...
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
"Venom" Takes Major Bite Out Of Box Office; "Star Is Born" Makes Strong Debut
In a weekend of perfect counterprogramming for Hollywood, the comic-book movie "Venom" shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an $80 million debut, while Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born" soared to $41.3 million. With $174.5 million in tickets sold at U.S. and...
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
#MeToo Movement Sends Hollywood Players Into Exile, Not Prison
The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it's increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm. Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexual assault in New York,...
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
Industry Mourns Passing of Claymation Innovator Will Vinton
Will Vinton, an Oscar-winning animator who invented Claymation, a style of stop-motion animation, and brought the California Raisins to TV, has died in Oregon. He was 70. Citing a family statement, The Oregonian reported that Vinton died Thursday following a lengthy battle with multiple myeloma. He...

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