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Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Looks To Repeal Net Neutrality
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish. Ajit Pai followed through on a pledge to try to repeal...
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
NBC Scores Ratings Touchdown With Pair of NFL Games; Nielsen Week In Review
As Thanksgiving approaches, NBC can be thankful for another weekly ratings win, its second in a row. As with last week, NBC won largely on the strength of two football games. Sunday night's clash between Philadelphia and Dallas was the week's most-watched program, while Thursday's face-off between...
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
Director Guadagnino, Writer Ivory Reflect On "Call Me by Your Name"
In the longest and most emotional close-up in "Call Me by Your Name," director Luca Guadagnino asked for three variations, one per take, from his young actor, Timothee Chalamet: dry, humid and wet. The Italian summer of "Call Me by Your Name," set in 1983, is unchanging: day-after-day of sunshine...
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
Disney Animation, Pixar Chief John Lasseter Takes 6-Month Leave, Cites "Missteps" With Employees
Just days before Pixar's "Coco" is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees. The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of the most beloved children's...
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
"Call Me by Your Name" Leads Way With 6 Spirit Award Nominations
The nominations for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards were unveiled with five features up for Best Picture: Call Me by Your Name ; The Florida Project ; Get Out ; Lady Bird; and The Rider . Four of those six films also garnered Best Director nominations: Sean Baker for The Florida Project ;...
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
Heisterkamp, Stalling, Reimerink Win Camp Kuleshov Lev Awards
A couple of two-time Camp Kuleshov “Lev” winners have welcomed a newcomer to the fold, as the 2017 top winners in the International Camp Kuleshov competition have been announced. Taking The Lev Award in Editorial is assistant Alex Heisterkamp of Lucky Post in Dallas, who won for his reworking of...
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel Win Best Acting Honors At International Emmy Awards
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced and honored the winners of the 45th International Emmy® Awards this evening (11/20) at a black-tie gala event attended by 1,000 television professionals from around the world and hosted by comedian Maz Jobrani at the New York...
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
"City of Ghosts," "Jane" Among Producers Guild Awards' Documentary Nominees
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has unveiled its 2018 Documentary Motion Pictures nominees that will advance in the final voting process for the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The films nominated for the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures are: Chasing Coral City...
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
"Call of the Wild" and Tarantino’s "Untitled #9" To Tap Into California's Tax Credit Program
California’s prolonged drought when it comes to big-budget feature film production continues to be reversed with help from the state’s expanded Film & Television Tax Credit Program 2.0. The California Film Commission has announced that two more big-budget films--“Call of the Wild” and Quentin...
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Director Lee Unkrich's "Coco" Breaks New Ethnic Ground For Pixar
Pixar films have never been shy about death. The "Toy Story" films are, in part, about mortality. The poetic highlight of "Up" is a wordless sequence of a spouse's passing. The Earth, itself, was left for dead in "Wall-E." But Pixar plunges fully into the afterlife in "Coco," a brightly colored...