Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017

An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google’s ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos.

PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores and Starbucks on Friday (3/24) confirmed that they have also suspended their...

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

The Tribeca Film Festival, a champion for emerging and established artistic voices, will spotlight creators who are pushing the boundaries of online storytelling in its N.O.W. (New Online Work) section. The Festival announced the lineup for the section’s programs: the N.O.W Showcase, Special...

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

Paco Conde and Beto Fernandez are joining Anomaly Los Angeles as executive creative directors and partners. They become part of a leadership team which includes chief strategy officer Aisea Laungaue and managing director Jiah Choi. 

This team heads the newest Anomaly office which opened...

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses.

Those rules, not yet in effect,...

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

Over the years Oscar-winning (A Beautiful Mind) director Ron Howard has been “disappointed by movie scripts” he’s read about Albert Einstein--perhaps in part because in a two-hour or so time frame they couldn’t capture or do proper justice to the full story of the iconic genius. Still,...

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

SHOOTonline will publish a Special Directors>e.dition on Monday, March 27, that will contain the entire Directors Series section from SHOOT’s March/April print issue (including extended versions of some stories).

The mix of Directors Profiles includes: James Mangold...

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the lineup for the second annual television festival, Tribeca TV, featuring a mix of world premieres of some of the most talked-about new series, including The Handmaid’s Tale and Genius, season debuts of audience favorites such as...

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017

The Collective @ LAIR has signed VR director Pierre Friquet for representation in North America spanning all projects, including ad assignments. 

Brought up in the first generation of VR content creators, Friquet has directed more than a dozen VR narratives, documentaries, music videos,...

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017

Committee LA--a creative content production studio led by directors Frank Samuel and Jeff Reed along with EP Lauren Bayer--has added two indie filmmakers to its spotmaking/branded content roster: Jennifer Phang and Husein Alicajic.

Phang directed, wrote and edited Advantageous,...

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017

AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects.

The spreading boycott confronts Google with a...