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Sunday, Sep. 2, 2018
Another Rich Box Office Weekend For "Crazy Rich Asians"
"Crazy Rich Asians" isn't slowing down at the box office even in its third weekend in theaters, and is helping to send a strong summer moviegoing season off on a high note. Studios on Sunday say the romantic comedy has topped the domestic charts again. Warner Bros. estimates that the film added an...
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
Damien Chazelle's "First Man" Makes Mark At Venice Film Fest
Damien Chazelle's last movie, "La La Land," was about a man clinging to nostalgia. His new one, "First Man," doesn't merely flirt with the past. It throttles back in time. But Chazelle's reason for revisiting NASA's 1969 mission to the moon isn't to polish the shining legend of Neil Armstrong. It's...
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
"Sons of Anarchy" Creator Kurt Sutter Discusses "Mayans M.C." Spinoff
When "Sons of Anarchy" debuted in 2008, creator Kurt Sutter repeatedly heard the same comparison: it was the poor, white working class version of the HBO mob series, "The Sopranos." Now that "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off "Mayans M.C." is set to launch, Sutter says he is prepared for it to inevitably...
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
"Star Trek" To Receive TV Academy's Governors Award
The Television Academy announced Star Trek as the 2018 Governors Award recipient, recognizing the visionary science-fiction television franchise and its legacy of boldly propelling science, society and culture where no one has gone before. The prestigious award winner was chosen by the Television...
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
California Net Neutrality Bill Clears Major Hurdle
The California Assembly voted Thursday to enshrine net neutrality in state law, delivering a major victory to advocates looking to require an equal playing field on the internet. In the latest effort by California lawmakers to drive national policy and rebuff President Donald Trump, lawmakers...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
Barry Jenkins Discusses Adapting James Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk"
On one fateful European trip in 2013, director/writer Barry Jenkins wrote two scripts: "Moonlight," from Tarell Alvin McCraney's play, and "If Beale Street Could Talk," from James Baldwin's novel. "Moonlight" came together over just 10 days in Brussels. "If Beale Street Could Talk" was written over...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
DGA Study Finds TV Series Are Hiring More Diverse 1st-Time Directors
A new study says that the TV industry’s hiring of first-time female directors and directors of color hit record highs for the second year in a row. According to a Directors Guild of America study out Thursday, women represented 41 percent of first-time TV episode directors in the 2017-18 season...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
"First Man, "Destroyer," "Roma" Among Films Selected For Telluride Fest Lineup
The official program selections for the 45th edition of the Telluride Film Festival--which runs from Aug. 31-Sept. 3--has been unveiled. Presented by the National Film Preserve, TFF’s celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
More Than One-Third Of Films In London Fest Lineup Directed By Women
More than a third of films at this year's London Film Festival were directed by women, organizers said Thursday as they revealed the schedule for the October movie extravaganza. The festival said 38 percent of all films and 30 percent of the 225 features in the lineup have female directors, an...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
Tide Rolls In With An Emmy Nomination
Procter & Gamble scored two primetime commercial Emmy nominations this year--one for “The Talk” out of BBDO New York, the other for Tide detergent’s “It’s A Tide Ad” from Saatchi & Saatchi NY. Earlier, SHOOT caught up with the creative team on “The Talk” ( SHOOT online, 7/31/18). Now we...

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