Friday, Jul. 10, 2020

While the event’s physical get-together had to be canceled this year due to the pandemic, PROMAX’s annual conference was able to live on virtually this week (7/7-9). 

The Promax Virtual Experience featured varied speakers, providing much-needed content, connection and community during...

Friday, Jul. 10, 2020

Bicoastal production company Honor Society has partnered with Australian production company The Producers. The relationship enables Honor Society’s directors to tap into the option of shooting remotely in Australia. The connection between the two companies will also allow Honor Society to...

Friday, Jul. 10, 2020

“Watchmen” (HBO) and “Unbelievable” (Netflix) lead the 36th annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards tally with four nominations apiece. Topping the networks for the second straight year is HBO with 16 nominations.  Netflix follows with 10 noms, while FX/FX on Hulu earned seven nods....

Thursday, Jul. 9, 2020

Mischief @ No Fixed Address--the recently formed NY shop which gave Canadian agency No Fixed Address (NFA) its first major foothold in the U.S. market--has brought Bianca Guimaraes and Kevin Mulroy aboard as executive creative directors and partners. Guimaraes and Mulroy were both most recently...

Thursday, Jul. 9, 2020

Disney+'s streaming of "Hamilton" was surely the biggest event on television screens over the holiday weekend.

Just how big, however, remains a mystery.

Disney knows, but it's not telling. Data is coming in to the Nielsen company, too, but won't be released until Disney gives the...

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020

Over 100 Black filmmakers, directors, producers, DPs and more across filmmaking and advertising communities have formed the Black Filmmakers Collective, launching a new pledge to increase the number of Black workers at all levels of the commercial and music video industry called “CHANGE THE LENS...

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020

Chelsea has signed award-winning director/cinematographer Nadia Hallgren for her first ever branded representation. Hallgren’s first feature as a director is the hit Netflix documentary Becoming, following former First Lady Michelle Obama on her 34-city book tour for her bestselling...

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, has updated its quarterly report series quantifying on-location filming within its service area. The new report, comparing April-June 2020 with the same period in the prior year, offers a stark...

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020

Production company Sweetshop has signed acclaimed comedy director Jim Hosking for global representation spanning commercials and branded content. He had previously been handled in the ad arena by Skunk.

Hosking got his start directing promos for MTV both in the U.S. and the U.K., before...

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020

A two-year audit of Facebook's civil rights record found "serious setbacks" that have marred the social network's progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias.

Facebook hired the audit's leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018...

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