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Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019
Interrogate Partners With Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, All Rise Films
Production house Interrogate is teaming up with filmmaking team Jeff and Michael Zimbalist and their Peabody Award and Sports Emmy-winning media company, All Rise Films. The newfound partnership signifies an expansion for both companies, with Interrogate--which maintains offices in L.A., New York...
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019
Director Jonathan Klein Joins Partizan For Spots, Branded Content
Partizan has added director Jonathan Klein to its roster for commercials and branded content worldwide. Klein joins Partizan from O Positive where he worked with blue-chip brands including McDonald’s, Visa, AT&T and Audi. His notable endeavors include directing Pepsi’s Cannes Lions-winning web...
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019
Disney Wraps $71B Deal For Fox Entertainment Assets
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming...
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019
"Bachelor" Finale Engages Viewers; Nielsen Week In Review
An unusual ending to ABC’s long-running attempted love matches on “The Bachelor” paid off for the network. Both parts of the finale to the 23rd edition of the series hit the Nielsen company’s top 10 last week, as bachelor Colton Underwood — who started his reign as a virgin — revealed he was dating...
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019
Completion of Disney Deal To Buy Fox Marks End Of An Era
The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Culver City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres. Shirley Temple's bungalow still sits on the lot, as does the piano where John Williams...
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019
Jordan Peele Shares The Horrors Of "Us"
Jordan Peele's sweet spot as a filmmaker are the "pit in your stomach" moments. That thing that happens when you realize the woman stirring the tea isn't just there for conversation. When you notice that the help is a little off. Or, as in his new film "Us," when you see that the family of four...
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019
Facebook To Overhaul Ad Targeting As Part Of Legal Settlement
Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement. For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its data and...
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019
Tribeca Talks Lineup Features Scorsese, del Toro, De Niro
The Tribeca Talks program will return to entertain and inspire audiences at the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival taking place April 24-May 5. This year’s lineup will include intimate and once in a lifetime conversations with a diverse list of groundbreaking and critically acclaimed filmmakers,...
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019
Director Liz Murphy Joins Sweetshop For Global Representation
Sweetshop has signed director Liz Murphy for global representation. Murphy’s passion is “to make stuff that gives people the feels.” Prior to joining Sweetshop, she was repped by production house Nice Shirt in the U.K. Her work has been recognized around the globe at Adfest and other competitions...
Monday, Mar. 18, 2019
Tribeca Film Festival Sets TV, New Online Work Lineups
The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival will debut highly anticipated new and returning TV series and spotlight creative online storytelling work. The Tribeca TV lineup will include 16 shows made up of eight series premieres, two season premieres, one feature documentary, and five indie pilots. The N.O.W. (...

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