Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

Vets2Set, a group looking to create production assistant job opportunities for U.S. military veterans, is picking up momentum even before its official launch on November 6. The nonprofit’s goal is to place two vets on every shoot--advertising, TV, film and digital media--which in turn will help...

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars brands! HBO Max counters with "Game of Thrones" and DC superheroes! — Apple TV Plus could be cast as the highly pedigreed and improbable underdog.

While...

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

Bobby Pearce has been named chief creative officer of Wonderful Agency, which is The Wonderful Company’s full-service in-house advertising and marketing agency. He will report to agency president Michael Perdigao.

Wonderful Agency handles communications for all of The Wonderful Company’s...

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

They come into the room not like the moveable Mount Rushmore that they but like three old friends, energized by being in each other’s company. They are chatting about movies.

Martin Scorsese comes first, then Al Pacino, then Robert De Niro. They’re trailed by a small army of publicists...

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

HBO is green-lighting a new "Game of Thrones" prequel after reportedly canceling another that starred Naomi Watts.

The cable channel said Tuesday that it's given a 10-episode order to "House of the Dragon," set 300 years before the original series that ended its eight-season run in May....

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

Fans in Washington and Houston may be excited, but the rest of the country is reacting to the World Series with a collective yawn.

Through the first five games, the World Series has been averaging 11.6 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. That puts it on pace to be the least-watched...

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

In its role as global creative agency for Ford, BBDO has brought in industry veterans Alex Booker and Philip Sicklinger to serve as executive creative directors on the business in North America. They will be based in New York, but split time between New York and Detroit. They were most recently...

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the films that will play in the New Auteurs, Cinema’s Legacy, Midnight, Shorts and AFI Conservatory Showcase sections at AFI Fest 2019.

The complete AFI Fest program includes 142 titles (80 features, 1 episodic, 40 shorts, 21 AFI...

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

Creative content company Chromista--founded by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) and partners/EPs Scott Franklin, Sandy Haddad and Ted Robbins--has added Sarah Daggar-Nickson to its directorial roster for spots and branded content in the U.S. This marks Daggar-...

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

The "Maleficent" sequel has overtaken "Joker" for the weekend box-office crown in North America.

Final figures released Monday showed "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" earned $19.4 million, pulling ahead of "Joker" by a mere $122,000.

"Joker" had been the top film on Sunday based on...

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