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Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Sonja Sohn Reflects On Her Directorial Debut, "Baltimore Rising"
Sonja Sohn has gone from being in front of the camera to behind it. The actress, who played a Baltimore detective on "The Wire," has become a documentary filmmaker and her debut offering is a powerful look at her beloved adopted city. "Baltimore Rising," which was to debut Monday on HBO, examines a...
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Woody Harrelson Discusses "LBJ," "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
There are some years when prolific doesn't begin to describe Woody Harrelson's output. In the past 12 months, Harrelson has appeared on screen as acerbic history teacher ("The Edge of Seventeen"), a neurotic divorcee ("Wilson"), a terrifying military leader ("War for the Planet of the Apes"), the...
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann Talks Advertising, AI, Marketplace Competition
Pinterest often gets lumped in with social media apps like Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, but people don’t use it to meet new people or to keep in touch with old classmates. It’s designed more to let you get in touch with your own interests, tastes and hobbies. “There other people also using it,...
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
Director Lanthimos, Kidman, Farrell Discuss "Sacred Deer"
Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' movies aren't the sort that typically attract a stampede of Hollywood A-listers. His films, which he writes with Efthymis Filippou, are deadpan, midnight-black comedies that carry out grim allegorical absurdities to extreme ends. Characters speak stiltedly in...
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Niklas Lindström Reflects On CALLEN, The State of Production
Niklas Lindström, known for his production acumen yielding breakthrough work, is a partner in the just launched CALLEN, an independent creative agency in Austin, Texas. Founded by former Wieden+Kennedy (W+K) group creative director Craig Allen with partners Lindström and business entrepreneur Holly...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
W+K's Susan Hoffman Reflects On Induction Into One Club's Hall of Fame
Last month, Susan Hoffman, co-chief creative officer at Wieden+Kennedy, was inducted into the One Club for Creativity’s Creative Hall of Fame. Her fellow inductees were Rebeca Mendez, an artist designer and professor at UCLA, Design Media Arts, where she is director of the Counterforce Lab; David...
Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017
BBDO's David Lubars Reflects On His Induction Into One Club's Creative Hall of Fame
Last week David Lubars, chief creative officer of BBDO Worldwide and chairman of BBDO North America, was inducted into the One Club for Creativity’s Creative Hall of Fame. This week he received the 2017 Clio Lifetime Achievement Award. The Creative Hall of Fame has a rich heritage of honoring the...
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017
Director Doug Liman Discusses "American Made," Working Rapport With Tom Cruise
Director Doug Liman loves spy stories and antiheroes, but he didn't anticipate having such a personal connection to the little-known story of TWA Pilot turned Medellin Cartel friend, drug smuggler and Drug Enforcement Agency informant Barry Seal, who became a central figure in the Reagan...
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017
Guillermo del Toro Discusses "The Shape of Water," Love Of Monsters, Frank Capra
If the Toronto International Film Festival has proven one thing, it's that Guillermo del Toro can work a room. At the premiere of his festival sensation and surefire Oscar contender "The Shape of Water," the good-humored Mexican director had the audience of the Elgin Theatre in his thrall, both by...
Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017
CCO Ari Weiss Reflects On Life At DDB
Back on February 1, Ari Weiss assumed his current position as chief creative officer of DDB North America. He came over from BBH New York where he spent six years, leading his teams to 24 Cannes Lions, ultimately serving there as CCO. Under Weiss’ aegis, BBH NY turned out award-winning fare for...