Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

"There's nothing I believe more than this, that laughter adds time to one's life," Norman Lear told an audience gathered to honor him and other four other television comedy greats.

"I believe that as much as I believe my mother loved me," the writer-producer added. "She said she did. But...

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

Google is making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people.

The company said that as of January, advertisers will only be able to target U.S. political ads based on broad categories such as gender, age and postal code. Currently, ads can be tailored for more...

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

Game of Thrones earned two honors at the 14th annual Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards this evening (11/21) in Los Angeles. The HBO series’ “Winterfell” episode earned Joe Finley of Sim, L.A., distinction for Outstanding Color Grading--Episodic or Non-theatrical Feature....

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

The Lighthouse and Uncut Gems each scored five Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, topping the field. They were followed by Give Me Liberty and Honey Boy which earned four nods apiece.

Nominated for Best Feature are A Hidden Life, Clemency,...

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

The audience appetite for documentaries has grown significantly, fueled by the times according to Steven Bognar who teamed with Julia Reichert to direct American Factory (Netflix, Participant Media, Higher Ground Productions), which chronicles the culture clash that ensues when a...

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

Amnesty International issued a scathing indictment of the world’s dominant internet corporations, arguing in a new report that Google and Facebook should be forced to abandon what it calls their surveillance-based business model because it is “predicated on human rights abuse.”

The London...

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

Furlined, a Los Angeles and London based production company, has added directors Jon + Torey to its roster for U.S. commercial representation. 

Jon and Torey met in 2004 during their first year at college, and so began their partnership as filmmakers. After graduation, the young directing...

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt thought long and hard about whether to do a reboot of "Mad About You," the NBC sitcom staple of the '90s set solidly inside the Buchman family bubble.

"We had 20 years of lunches where we said, 'Absolutely never, ever.' It was the worst idea," recalled Hunt, who...

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

Tom Hanks has never played a superhero. But when the actor recently donned a very simple cardigan sweater, and the slacks to go with it, he felt like one.

"I felt like Batman. It felt like I was wearing the cape and the cowl of the Dark Knight detective," Hanks says. "There's only one...

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

Drew Kirsch, a 2019 MTV VMA-winning director, has joined Tomorrow for commercials and branded content in the U.S. This marks his first production company roost for representation in the American ad market. He is repped for commercials in Germany by Bears Calling and in France by Superette. His...

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