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Monday, Apr. 1, 2019
Spring 2019 Director's Profile: Floyd Russ
A recently released Havas Group study found that 77 percent of consumers prefer to buy from companies with whom they share values and that want to make the world a better place. Brand activism, thus, has become a crucial part of marketing/communications strategy. This increasingly prominent...
Monday, Apr. 1, 2019
Spring 2019 Director's Profile: Ramaa Mosley
A director who’s spent much of her career mentoring others--particularly through the Gen Z company that’s her brainchild, Adolescent Content, which has given a filmmaking/creative career path to young people, including women and members of the LGBTQ community--Ramaa Mosley finally had the tables...
Monday, Apr. 1, 2019
Spring 2019 Director's Profile: Adam McKay
While a DGA Award is a high honor, Adam McKay was in even more rarefied air this year when he scored two Guild nominations for different projects--for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Vice , and in the Dramatic TV Series category for the HBO series Succession . While Alfonso...
Monday, Apr. 1, 2019
Spring 2019 Director's Profile: Spike Jonze
A couple of months ago, Spike Jonze of production house MJZ won his first career DGA Award. He topped the field of commercialmakers on the strength of Apple Homepod’s “Welcome Home” out of TBWA\Media Arts Lab. The piece stars musician and dancer FKA twigs who is situated in her rather modest,...
Monday, Apr. 1, 2019
Spring 2019 Director's Profile: Matthew Heineman
While A Private War recently earned him a DGA Award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director, Matthew Heineman is no stranger to Guild honors. He is actually a two-time DGA Award winner as a documentarian--for Cartel Land (also nominated for a Best...
Monday, Apr. 1, 2019
Spring 2019 Director's Profile: Lauren Greenfield
Just a couple of months ago, director Lauren Greenfield, along with her partner Frank Evers, launched Girl Culture Films. The new venture is designed to amplify female and diverse directorial voices in the advertising world. Greenfield is creative director of the shop while continuing to direct...
Friday, Mar. 29, 2019
Preview: Turning 71, Emmys Have Plenty Of New Wrinkles
The 71st Emmy Awards are fast approaching with an entry deadline of May 6, nominations-round voting slated to get underway on June 10 and end on June 24, with nominations announced on July 16, final round voting to commence on August 15 and end on August 29, and then the Creative Arts Emmy Awards...
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019
Review: Director Tim Burton's "Dumbo"
The original "Dumbo" was released in the summer of 1941 while Germany was spreading across Europe and war was breaking out in the Pacific. Crafted as a simpler Disney fable after the more extravagant "Fantasia" disappointed at the box office, "Dumbo" — only 64 minutes in length — took flight just...
Monday, Mar. 25, 2019
Review: Director John Lee Hancock's "The Highwaymen" 
It's hard to begin watching the Netflix movie "The Highwaymen" and not think about the way it will inevitably end — in a famous ambush and a hail of bullets. That's what happened to Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on May 23, 1934, the day the law finally caught up to the couple who had spent years...
Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019
Review: Director David F. Sandberg's "Shazam!"
Holy superhero fatigue, Batman, "Shazam!" is actually good. OK, so it's basically "Big" with superheroes and villains instead of businesspeople and girlfriends, but director David F. Sandberg has infused his film with so much heart and charm that it hardly matters. Even the deficiencies, like the...

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