Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

The centerpiece of the new lululemon activewear “FEEL” campaign from Droga5 New York is this two-minute film, “Being well is a journey,” directed by Daniel Wolfe via production house Love Song. 

Set to excerpts from Oscar Wilde’s short story “The Selfish Giant,” the anthem follows one...

Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

Bristol, U.K.-based studio Aardman teamed with agency creative specialists Catsnake to develop this watercolor style animated film that celebrates the work of the U.K.’s largest nature conservation charity, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Titled “Time Flies,” the :60 earned...

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

Vicky Krieps was not writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve's first choice to star in " Bergman Island." She wasn't the second, third or 12th choice either because the role of Chris, a filmmaker who goes on a writing retreat to Fårö with her filmmaker husband, already belonged to Greta Gerwig. 

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Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

Winners have been unveiled for the 2021 Sharks advertising and design awards, with a record five Grand Prixs (two for the same work) bestowed along with 39 gold shark heads trophies.

In Advertising, Iconoclast (director Jonathan Alric) and Stitch Editing (editor Nicolas Larrouquere) both...

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

Chris Watling is joining Somesuch UK, the London-based commercial production company, as managing director and executive producer. He will replace managing director and EP Seth Wilson, who is moving to Somesuch US in LA.

Watling starts his new role on November 8, moving from Droga5 London...

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

The American Film Institute (AFI) unveiled the full lineup for this year’s festival including Sony Pictures Classics’ Parallel Mothers, written and directed by Academy Award® winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on...

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

Celeste Hubbard-Breen has been named president of Hecho Studios. She teams with chief production and development officer Tieneke Pavesic as the content studio--which was spun out of ad agency 72andSunny in 2013--continues to grow its network of diverse makers and storytellers.

Hubbard-...

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions.

A strike would bring a halt  to filming on a broad swath of film and television...

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

Alexandra “Allie” Cuerdo has joined the directorial roster at Greencard Pictures. This is Cuerdo’s first representation agreement with a commercial production company; she’s represented for entertainment and literary projects by Creative Artists Agency. 

“Allie and I met a couple of years...

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021

Jason Isaacs was at a Starbucks when he sat down to read the script for "Mass" for the first time. It was a decision he'd come to regret, if only because at some point he started "heaving with sobs" and couldn't stop. Strangers in the shop looked at him like they were debating whether to call a...

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