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Monday, Jun. 24, 2019
P&G Unveils Partnerships At Cannes Lions Fest
With last week’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in the industry’s rearview mirror, among the highlights of the event was the proactive bent of Procter & Gamble which announced a series of new creative partnerships with John Legend, Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, Free the...
Monday, Jun. 24, 2019
BET Awards Honor Nipsey Hussle, Mary J. Blige, Tyler Perry
The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle...
Sunday, Jun. 23, 2019
"Toy Story 4" Tops Box Office But Below Expected Tally
"Toy Story 4" brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film's below-expectations debut didn't quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season. The "Toy Story 4" opening, according to studio...
Sunday, Jun. 23, 2019
Geena Davis, Mayim Bialik Cite Writing As Key To Attaining Gender Parity
Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis says achieving gender parity on screen is simple, and it could happen overnight. "Just go through (the script) and cross out a bunch of male first names and put female first names. That's all you have to do," Davis told the audience during a panel Saturday at...
Friday, Jun. 21, 2019
"The Truth Is Worth" The Cannes Lions Film Grand Prix For New York Times, Droga5
The 66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity came to a close this evening (6/21) with the last Awards Show. It honored the final winners from the Communication Track, alongside the Good Track, as well as special awards, celebrating the industries’ best performing companies across the...
Friday, Jun. 21, 2019
Donning A New Chapeau: Production, Design, Technology & Post Unite
Chapeau FX has evolved into Chapeau Studios, expanding its core team from its VFX/animation foundation into production, design, and creative IP development (both for digital content and technology). Leading Chapeau Studios are Chapeau’s founders--VFX supervisor Ben Looram and managing partner/...
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019
"Detour" Leads FCB NY To Another Cannes Lions Grand Prix
Burger King’s “Whopper Detour” has again led FCB New York to the promised land of a Cannes Lions Grand Prix--this one in the Mobile competition. This evening’s (6/20) honor came on the heels of yesterday’s Direct Lions Grand Prix win. “Whopper Detour” of course first leads users to being within 600...
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019
Sarofsky Adds SXSW Award Winner Ben Strang To Its Roster
Design-driven production company Sarofsky has added Ben Strang to its directorial roster for commercials and branded content representation throughout North America. Based in Santa Monica, Calif., Strang is an award-winning writer-director and photographer, as well as being the creator of the...
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019
Saatchi New Creators Showcase Unveiled At Cannes Lions
The work selected for this year’s Saatchi & Saatchi New Creators Showcase, formerly the Saatchi New Directors Showcase, was unveiled this morning (6/20) at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The pieces ranged from the relatively obscure to a short film nominated this year...
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2019
Gender Equality, Push Against Discrimination Among Cannes Lions Themes
On day 3 of the Cannes Lions, gender equality and pushing back against sex discrimination were themes that emerged in award competitions, prime examples emerging in the Creative Strategy Lions and the PR Lions. In the former, the Grand Prix was bestowed upon “The E.V.A. Initiative” for Volvo...

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