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Saturday, May. 25, 2019
Latina Characters In Starz Drama "Vida" Confront Gentrification, Gente-fication
The Starz drama "Vida" returns for its second season on Sunday with an even deeper exploration of an issue facing many U.S. Latino communities: gentrification. The show follows Emma and Lyn, played Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera respectively, who have inherited from their late mother an East Los...
Thursday, May. 23, 2019
Phil Kubel Named Director of Hollywood Professional Association
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), the trade association serving the community of individuals and businesses who provide creative and technical expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for professional content creation, distribution and archive, has brought Phil Kubel on board as the...
Thursday, May. 23, 2019
Six Black Pencils Bestowed At D&AD Awards
The 57th D&AD Professional Awards ceremony took place this evening in London, where six Black Pencils--the competition’s highest honor--were awarded. Droga5 and Furlined won Black Pencils for The New York Times' “The Truth is Worth It” campaign, which sheds light on the rigor behind journalism...
Thursday, May. 23, 2019
Netflix's Absence Is More Like A Looming Presence At Cannes Film Fest
If you're going to earnestly shout "Vive le cinema!" the Cannes Film Festival is the place to do it. That's what Quentin Tarantino declared from atop Cannes' red-carpet stairs on his way into the premiere of "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," his affectionate ode to the movie industry. The movie...
Thursday, May. 23, 2019
EP Ron Cicero Launches Production House INVADER
Executive Producer Ron Cicero has launched INVADER. The L.A.-based production house opens with a roster that includes comedy director Andy Fisher, British visualist David Edwards, documentary director Christina Burchard and the directing team LGI Collective, of which Cicero is a member. The shop’s...
Thursday, May. 23, 2019
Honor Society Signs Director Jeremy Heslup
Bicoastal production company Honor Society has signed director Jeremy Heslup for U.S. commercial representation. He brings to the branded content space a cinematic eye and an affinity for capturing a story in challenging outdoor environments. He has a track record of infusing authenticity, risk and...
Thursday, May. 23, 2019
GLAAD Finds LGBTQ Representation In Film Has Risen, But Not For All
The advocacy organization GLAAD says that LGBTQ representation is up for major studio films released in 2018, but that none included transgender characters. Of the 110 movies surveyed, 20, or 18.2%, contained an LGBTQ character. This is a significant improvement from 2017's all-time low of 12.8%...
Thursday, May. 23, 2019
SHOOT New Directors Showcase Event Sets Lineups of Speakers, Sponsors
SHOOT has revealed the slate of speakers for select sessions at its 2019 New Directors Showcase Event to be held at the DGA Theatre in NYC on Thursday, May 30. The event includes an afternoon “In the Directors” Chair on-stage interview and “Living on the Cutting Edge of Content” panel discussion,...
Friday, May. 31, 2019
SHOOT's 2019 New Directors Showcase Reel Debuts; Work of 32 Solo Helmers, 2 Duos Celebrated At DGA Theatre
SHOOT premiered its 17th annual New Directors Showcase reel at the DGA Theatre in New York City on Thursday (5/30), followed by a panel discussion moderated by SHOOT publisher and editorial director Roberta Griefer featuring four of the up-and-coming fillmmakes as well as insights and expertise...
Wednesday, May. 22, 2019
"Portrait" Propels Sciamma From Protestor To Cannes Palme d'Or Contender
Since her shimmering, shattering period romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some time to consider the passionate response. "I think it's because it's a love story," Sciamma said in an interview on a...

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