Monday, October 22, 2018

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Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
Richard Parsons Steps Down From CBS Board Due To Health Reasons
CBS Corp. says that Richard Parsons, its interim chairman, has resigned from its board because of illness. The media company named Strauss Zelnick, another media industry leader, as his replacement. CBS named Parsons interim chairman in September as it tried to reshape itself following the ouster...
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
"Halloween" Turns Neat Trick, Scores Box Office Treat
Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Universal Pictures said Sunday that "Halloween" took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. It captured first place at the box office with the second...
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
Spanish Award Laureate Scorsese Shares Concerns Over Cinema
Voicing wake-up calls for new generations to save cinema, oceans and journalism, film director Martin Scorsese and marine biologist Sylvia Earle on Friday were awarded Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias prizes along a selected group of scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals. In his...
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
Craig Allen Retires From Venables Bell, Reflects On How Ad Biz Has Evolved
Breaking in as a production coordinator at Grey Advertising NY in the late 1970s, Craig Allen moved to San Francisco in 1980 to become a producer at J. Walter Thompson, collaborating with such clients as Chevron, Activision, the California Milk Board and Dole Pineapple. In ‘87 he was promoted to sr...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
AFI Fest Sets Special Screenings, Cinema's Legacy, and Midnight Lineups
The American Film Institute (AFI) has unveiled the films that will play in the Special Screenings, Cinema’s Legacy and Midnight sections at AFI Fest 2018. This year’s Special Screenings section showcases some of the most highly anticipated films and episodic series of the season. Narrative features...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Paul Schrader's "First Reformed" Tops Gotham Award Nominees
Paul Schrader’s religious thriller First Reformed is the leading nominee for the 28th annual Gotham Awards, with nods for best feature, screenplay (by Schrader) and best actor for star Ethan Hawke. The Independent Filmmaker Project announced nominations for the 28th annual IFP Gotham Awards on...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Jeannine Oppewall Named Recipient of Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award
Four-time Academy Award -nominated production designer Jeannine Oppewall, best known for her work on L.A. Confidential, Pleasantville, Catch Me If You Can and Seabiscuit , will receive the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award at the 23rd Annual “Excellence in...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
A Look Inside Facebook's Election "War Room," The Battle Against Fake Info
In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. Inside the room are...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Jim Elliott Returns To Goodby As Exec Creative Director
Jim Elliott is returning to Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P) as executive creative director. During his first stint at GS&P, when he served as a writer and creative director from 2006 to 2011, Elliott helped lead the creation of some of the agency’s most awarded work, including the...
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
Pinterest Pins Hopes On “Un”-social Yet “Shoppable” Approach
If Instagram is the dream vacation you’ll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show and absent-mindedly flipping through an old issue of Gourmet magazine. Pinterest has long...

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