Monday, August 21, 2017

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Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Washington Square Films has signed director Mark Pellington for commercials and branded content in the U.S. Winning acclaim for his signature authenticity and story-driven, personal approach, Pellington first made a name for himself as a music video director and then extended his filmmaking...

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

McCann London has hired Will Cottam and James Crosby, the creative team behind lauded work for Freedom Brewery and The Prince’s Trust. Cottam and Crosby come over from CHI & Partners where they spent the past four-and-a-half years.

Freedom Brewery garnered such honors as a Cannes...

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

Critics loved "Logan Lucky" and gave a big collective shrug to "The Hitman's Bodyguard," but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way.

The two action flicks faced off this weekend, and "The Hitman's Bodyguard" emerged the victor with a chart-topping $21.6...

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He...

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Editor Eric Zumbrunnen, co-founder of bicoastal postproduction company EXILE, passed away on August 1 following a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 52.

Appreciated for his intelligence, kindness and dry wit as much as his editorial talent, Zumbrunnen left a memorable imprint that...

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it's street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter and other company secrets at risk.

The...

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

BRF (B-Reel Films) has signed director Eva Michon for commercials and branded content worldwide.

Born in Johannesburg, Michon grew up in Toronto, where she studied film at Ryerson University. She cut her teeth making music videos for bands such as Owen Pallett and Head Wound City, before...

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

The parent company of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival is giving TV its own show. Tribeca Enterprises said Wednesday it will launch the stand-alone Tribeca TV Festival this fall.

The three-day event will showcase episodic storytelling from TV, online and virtual reality. It promises an...

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

NBC’s summer run of “Weekend Update” segments from “Saturday Night Live” and ABC’s two-part special on Princess Diana were modest successes for their television networks last week.

The first of four weeks where “SNL’s” Michael Che and Colin Jost deliver topical jokes on NBC’s primetime...

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

"Populist Pictures" reads the buzzer to Steven Soderbergh's Tribeca office. You might easily mistake it as ironic. It's a grand title for a little nameplate on an otherwise nondescript Manhattan building.

But he means it.

Four years after dramatically quitting moviemaking,...