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...

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

Biscuit Filmworks has added Joaquin & Lalou--a directorial duo consisting of Joaquin Baca-Asay and Lalou Dammond--to its roster for both U.S. and U.K. representation spanning commercials and branded content. This marks the introduction of Baca-Asay and Dammond as a helming team to the...

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

Robert Evans, the protean, fast-living Hollywood producer and former Paramount Pictures production chief who backed such seminal 1970s films as "Chinatown," ''The Godfather" and "Harold and Maude," has died. He was 89.

Evans publicist, Monique Moss, confirmed that Evans died on Saturday....

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

Tool of North America has added director John X. Carey to its content roster. Tool will handle U.S. representation for Carey spanning spots and branded content. The live-action director is known...

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

Plans for the 2020 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity include the launch of the Creative Business Transformation Lions, formed in response to the digital disruption that is affecting the way brands and businesses operate. 

Work that wins in this festival competition will...

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

Directing duo rubberband.--comprised of New Yorkers Jason Filmore Sondock and Simon Davis--has signed with SMUGGLER for worldwide representation spanning commercials, branded content and music videos. Recently rubberband. has taken the award show circuit by storm winning honors at the 1.4 Awards...

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi, Italian director Lina Wertmüller and filmmaker David Lynch all received honorary Oscars on Sunday.

Dire statistics...

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019

Put on a happy face. "Joker" is No. 1 again.

Todd Phillip's R-rated comic-book hit regained the top spot at the weekend box office in its fourth week of release, narrowly besting "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil." The Warner Bros.' sensation, starring Joaquin Phoenix, took in $18.9 million...

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