Monday, July 15, 2019


Monday, Jul. 1, 2019

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday invited 842 members from 59 countries to the Oscars organization and, for the first time, reached gender parity in its new class of inductees.

Half of the new invitees to the film academy are women. In 10 of the 17 branches —...

Monday, Jul. 1, 2019

In the pilot of the new HBO series "Euphoria," a young woman is about to be assaulted by an angry drunk in the kitchen at a house party. Her hand happens to find a kitchen knife.

She raises it. "You want to hurt me?" she screams at her attacker.

"Put the knife down," the drunk now...

Monday, Jul. 1, 2019

Production company Rattling Stick has signed director Pablo Maestres for his first commercial representation in the U.S. market. 

Maestres’ credits include campaigns for brands including Volkswagen, Smirnoff and Sprint. His signing comes on the heels of his first job with Rattling Stick--...

Monday, Jul. 1, 2019

R/GA has promoted Julie Benevides from senior content producer to executive content producer in the agency’s Chicago office. In her new role, Benevides will partner with the Chicago office’s business and creative leadership, and tap into the R/GA Studio’s network of makers and storytellers to...

Monday, Jul. 1, 2019

Facebook says it will make advertisements for jobs, loans and credit card offers searchable for all U.S. users following a legal settlement designed to eliminate discrimination on its platform.

The plan disclosed in an internal report Sunday voluntarily expands on a commitment the social...

Monday, Jul. 1, 2019

Michelle Carter sent her suicidal boyfriend countless text messages encouraging him to follow through on his plan to take his own life until he actually did.

Two years after Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a case that gripped the nation, the director of a new...

Sunday, Jun. 30, 2019

"Toy Story 4" hung onto the top spot in its second week in theaters and the horror sequel "Annabelle Comes Home" opened in line with expectations, but the Cinderella story of the weekend was actually the third place movie: "Yesterday."

The Danny Boyle-directed musical romantic comedy...

Friday, Jun. 28, 2019

Stash Capar--an alumnus of the 2015 SHOOT New Directors Showcase--has landed his first representation in the U.S., joining the roster of L.A.-based production house Hey Baby. 

Capar is a truly international director. Born in Poland, raised in Canada, then educated in the U.K....

Thursday, Jun. 27, 2019

Continuing the conversation from its Emmy Award-winning film “The Talk,” Procter & Gamble has released a new film designed to spark reflection and dialogue on racial bias and inequality. Titled “The Look,” the piece highlights bias as experienced by many Black men in America and is available...

Thursday, Jun. 27, 2019

Director Grant Sputore--whose acclaimed sci-fi feature I Am Mother, starring Hillary Swank and Rose Byrne, premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and as a Netflix Original earlier this month--has signed with Park Pictures for commercials in the U.S. and U.K. This marks his...

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