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.

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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...

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019

At 81, Nobuhiko Obayashi has terminal lung cancer, but his confrontation with death began so long ago it has characterized his decades of filmmaking.

Obayashi has stayed true to himself through more than 40 movies and thousands of TV shows, commercials and other video, devoted to warning...

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

"The Morning Show" started life as a behind-the-scenes peek at a slice of network TV as familiar and routine as a wake-up cup of coffee. Then shocking revelations of sexual misconduct engulfed NBC's "Today" and beyond, and the story changed.

The 10-part drama series, part of the first...

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

In 1977, Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller became the first woman to ever be nominated for best director at the Academy Awards. Although she didn't win that year — "Rocky" director John G. Avildsen did — the 91-year-old with the famous white glasses will finally get an Oscar of her own Sunday at...

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

The American Film Institute (AFI) has set the program for the inaugural AFI Summit that will take place at AFI Fest 2019. The lineup includes a conversation with producer, director, actress and activist Eva Longoria, and founder of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Dr. Stacy Smith to...

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

Directing collective Shynola has signed with Nexus Studios for worldwide representation spanning commercials and branded content. Shynola’s Jason Groves, Chris Harding, and Richard “Kenny” Kenworthy have been creating distinctive and award-winning work since joining forces at art school in the...

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has unveiled the nominees for its 29th annual IFP Gotham Awards. Nominated in the marquee Best Feature category are The Farewell, Hustlers, Marriage Story, Uncut Gems and Waves.

Up for Best Documentary are American Factory,...

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

Logan & Sons, the live-action division of bicoastal content creation studio LOGAN, has signed filmmaker Eva Doležalová for commercials and branded content in North America. This marks the first career representation for the director in the ad arena.

The L.A.-based Doležalová, a...

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

It's not exactly the stuff of "Stop the presses!" that some of the greatest filmmakers in the world have misgivings about the rise of the superhero film and its outsized place in our film culture.

And yet recent critical comments by Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have been...

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