Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

AFI Fest 2019 has rounded out its Galas lineup with a pair of films: Netflix’s The Two Popes starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce will screen on Monday, November 18; and Amazon Studios’ The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne will screen on Tuesday,...

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

The EnergaCamerimage Festival has revealed its main competition lineup for the coveted Golden Frog--ranging alphabetically from Amundsen lensed by Pål Ulvik Rokseth to The Two Popes shot by César Charlone.

Also in the mix are such films as Bolden (shot by Neal...

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

Music video auteur Allie Avital has signed with Smuggler for worldwide commercial representation. Smuggler will also handle the New York-born and raised director for music videos. She had formerly been repped by Partizan.

Earlier this year, Avital’s “Quarrel” video for Moses Sumney won...

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019

The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely.

The film starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning grossed an estimated $36 million in North America and $117 million internationally in its first weekend in...

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

Damon Lindelof didn't take lightly the challenge of adapting the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time.

The "Lost" and "The Leftovers" co-creator was a fan of the revered "Watchmen" book ever since his father handed him the first few issues when he was 13 in the mid-1980s. So agreeing...

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

 "I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors. But 16 student filmmakers actually got to utter those words on stage Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly Hills.

Not only that: They're all also...

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

AFI Fest 2019 will host "An Evening With Peter Morgan" which is to include a conversation with Academy Award®-nominated, Emmy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning writer and producer in tribute to his celebrated career, followed by a Gala screening of the highly anticipated third season of...

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

Commercial production house kin has opened in Los Angeles under the aegis of founder/executive producer Jacki Sextro who’s over the years been with such leading companies as The Directors Bureau, Biscuit and Hungry Man. The latter had been Sextro’s most recent roost as EP prior to her going...

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

FilmLA released a new report prepared by its research division. The 2019 Television Report offers an overview of the current production landscape for U.S. based television series and new TV projects. In addition
to quantifying California’s share, the report assesses some of the trends...

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

Director Mike Matthews has secured his first U.S. representation, joining bicoastal commercial production company REVERSE. With deep experience in food and performance, Matthews has directed for Asda, Bertolli, Coca-Cola, Laphroaig, Lipton, BBC, and Woolworths Australia, among other...

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