Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023

"Avatar: The Way of Water" claimed the No. 1 spot on the domestic box office charts for the seventh weekend in a row with an additional $15.7 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

It was a quiet weekend overall, notable mostly for the Hindi language blockbuster "Pathaan" that...

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023

When Bill Lawrence was developing his new Apple TV+ comedy "Shrinking," he introduced one character in the pilot script as a "Harrison Ford-type" — but never dreamed he would get the real deal.

Although the showrunner has had comedy success working with big names and executive-producing...

Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

“A Thousand and One,” a drama about an impoverished single mother and her son in New York City, won the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. dramatic competition, while “Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project” was awarded the top prize in the U.S. documentary category. This...

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

Ridley Scott’s RSA Films has signed multi-hyphenate talent James Morosini for representation in commercials and branded content in the U.S. Morosini wrote, directed and starred in the 2022 indie hit I Love My Dad--also with Patton Oswalt, Claudia Sulewski, Rachel Dratch and Lil Rel...

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

Independent creative shop McGarrah Jessee (McJ) has hired production industry executive Laura Busino as its new head of production. Busino is a highly accomplished leader with more than 20 years of experience in content production on both the agency and client side. She joins McJ from Ford Motor...

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

The Writers Guild of America unveiled its feature screenplay nominations. Up for the Original Screenplay honor are: Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, The Menu, Nope and Tár.

Nominated for Adapted Screenplay honors are: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,...

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Los York Films, the film discipline of creative studio Los York, has signed Sharon (pronounced Shar-rone) Chetrit to its roster of film and commercial directors. Previously, Chetrit was the in-house creative director and writer/director at creative technology company Artlist, overseeing the...

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Known for her wise-cracking, quick delivery, Natasha Lyonne's newest role in the Peacock series "Poker Face" grants her an opportunity to play a character with a personality trait she's never played before. Lyonne's character, Charlie, likes people.

Charlie's still got zingers, but Lyonne...

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Production company Interrogate has added director Amelia Hashemi to its roster. This is the first U.S. signing for the London-based Hashemi.

Half-Iranian, half-English Hashemi, who knew by the age of 12 that she wanted to be a director, got her start in the film industry working a variety...

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Mixed media production company Flesh and Bones has signed director Henry DaCosta to its roster for commercial and branded content representation in the U.S. This marks his first exclusive signing for spots in the U.S. market.

DaCosta’s raw, docustyle filmmaking is rooted in youth culture...

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