Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

The American Film Institute (AFI) has unveiled the films that will play in the World Cinema section and the inaugural Documentary section of AFI Fest 2019.  

The World Cinema section showcases the most anticipated and celebrated international films of the year and features 16 titles...

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Twenty-five years after "Clerks," Kevin Smith says he's crafted his "real big cinematic gravestone."

The 49-year-old writer-director-actor said a major heart attack in February 2018 prompted him to rewrite his script for "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" to make a more personal statement about...

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

Park Pictures has signed Cannes Lion-winning director Jaci Judelson for commercials and branded content representation in both the U.S. and U.K.  The documentary and commercial filmmaker has won numerous accolades, most recently for her Gatorade “Sisters in Sweat” spot starring Serena Williams,...

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

The nominees have been unveiled for the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards (CCDA). The winners will be presented their awards at a gala event, hosted by Property Brothers’ Jonathan Scott, on Sunday, November 10, at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

Topping the field with seven...

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

The first weekend was no fluke: "Joker" is a hit.

The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such as the animated "The Addams Family" and the Will Smith action pic "Gemini Man."

Warner...

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

Martin Scorsese said Sunday he's keeping an open mind about the cinema "revolution" sparked by the rise of video streaming services, as his Netflix-backed mafia epic "The Irishman" closed the London Film Festival .

The director said the rise of streaming platforms was "an even bigger...

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78.

Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain cancer following a brief illness. He was at home...

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019

Kenny Gold has been promoted to SVP, director of social media for Grey North America. He had served as SVP, director of social media for Grey New York, the network’s flagship office, for the past 15 months.

During his tenure, Gold has played an integral role operationally, strategically...

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

Ang Lee's conversion began with "Life of Pi."

It was the director's first movie in 3-D, and he sweated anxiously over the implementation of the technology and the torturous process of adapting Yann Martel's fanciful and allegorical book set principally in a raft containing a 450-pound...

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has made several significant additions to its 18th Annual VES Awards, which will be held on January 29, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Society has introduced a new category recognizing Outstanding Special (Practical) Effects in a Photoreal Project.  It has...

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