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Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
Director Todd Phillips Embraces The “Joker” Discussion
There may be no such thing as bad publicity, but the spotlight on “Joker” is testing the limits of that old cliche. The origin story about the classic Batman villain has inspired pieces both in defense of and against the movie. It’s been hailed as the thing that’s going to finally get Joaquin...
Monday, Sep. 30, 2019
Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha Joins Bully Pictures For Representation In U.S. Ad Market
British director Gurinder Chadha, best known for films including Blinded by the Light and Bend It Like Beckham , has joined Bully Pictures for representation in the U.S. advertising market. The Los Angeles-based production company will pursue commercials, branded-content and other advertising-...
Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019
An "Abominable" Opening Tops Box Office; Strong Showing For "Judy"
The DreamWorks animated adventure "Abominable" topped the box office with $20.9 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the Renee Zellweger-led Judy Garland tale "Judy" got off to a strong start. "Abominable," the weekend's sole new wide release, is a...
Friday, Sep. 27, 2019
Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" Premieres At NY Film Festival
Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" premiered Friday at the New York Film Festival, finally raising the curtain on the director's long-awaited, 209-minute crime-drama opus. Though the film's genre and cast, including Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, has led some to expect a gangster thriller in the mold...
Friday, Sep. 27, 2019
Industry Vet Bill Curran, Propaganda Films’ Groundbreaking EP, Dies At 73
William “Bill” Curran, who made an indelible mark on the production house and ad agency sides of the business, passed away at the VA Hospital in Los Angeles on September 18 at the age of 73 from prostate cancer. Known to his friends and colleagues as “Mr. Bill” or “Wild Bill,” Curran, of Flintridge...
Friday, Sep. 27, 2019
Ryan Murphy's Perfect Pitch Drew Ben Platt Into Netflix's "The Politician"
To hear Ben Platt describe it, producer Ryan Murphy’s pitch for him to star in the new Netflix series “The Politician” had all the planning, precision and vision of a successful presidential campaign. “He said, ‘OK, the show is called ‘The Politician.’ The character’s Peyton Hobart. This is the...
Friday, Sep. 27, 2019
Jeffrey A. Hirsch Promoted To President & CEO Of Starz
Jeffrey A. Hirsch has been promoted from COO to president and CEO of Starz. He will shape the overall business and programming strategy for Starz, as well as oversee the continued evolution and expansion of the STARZ premium subscription platform around the world. Hirsch first joined the company in...
Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019
Clio's Best-of-Year Honors Go To McCann NY, BBDO Worldwide, Burger King
The Clio Awards revealed its top honorees as well as best of year recipients during a gala ceremony on Wednesday night (9/25) at the Manhattan Center in New York City. McCann New York earned Clio Agency of the Year distinction, with BBDO Worldwide named Network of the Year, and Burger King taking...
Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019
Park Pictures' Emmy Weekend Reflects Parallel Between Progressive Brands, Production Companies
Much has been written about brands needing to stand for something in order to meaningfully connect with consumers at large. This was recently underscored in SHOOT ’s coverage earlier this month of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) NewFronts West in Los Angeles, which took that premise a...
Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019
Sarah Jenkins Named Managing Director of Saatchi London
Saatchi & Saatchi London has appointed Sarah Jenkins, the former chief marketing officer of Grey London, to serve as its managing director. With over 25 years’ experience in advertising and client services, Jenkins will be in charge of setting the direction of Saatchi London across recruitment...

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