Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

Bicoastal production company Supply&Demand has added film director and producer Michael Bay to its roster for U.S. representation spanning commercials, branded content and music videos. Bay is perhaps best known for his big-budget and excitement-rich action features, yet the filmmaker also...

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

With just over a month to go before Americans head en masse to the polls in an extraordinarily contentious election, Facebook is expanding restrictions on political advertising, including new bans on messages claiming widespread voter fraud. 

New prohibitions laid out in a blog post come...

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

Lucky 21 has brought directors Ben Steinbauer and Berndt Mader aboard its roster for national representation spanning advertising and branded content. 

Steinbauer and Mader are widely known for their creative endeavors via The Bear, a creative incubator they founded over a decade ago....

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020

A majority ownership stake in Casanova//McCann has been sold to its long-time president/CEO, Ingrid Otero-Smart. Terms of the deal involving the Costa Mesa-based multicultural agency within the McCann Worldgroup network were not disclosed. Casanova//McCann will remain part of the McCann network...

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020

The One Club for Creativity has unveiled the 83 global finalists hailing from 19 countries for the Young Guns 18 competition, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger.

The complete list of Young Guns 18 finalists can be viewed here.

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Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020

Google will try to make a bigger splash in the smartphone market with a cheaper high-end model while it also aims to expand its presence on bigger screens with a new TV service. 

The products unveiled Wednesday focus on two areas where Google has struggled to make significant inroads....

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020

Among the pithy quips attributed to Gloria Steinem over the years is this reply to why she wasn't interested in getting married: "I can't mate in captivity."

She did eventually marry, to her own surprise, at age 66. But that scene takes up barely a minute in Julie Taymor's 139-minute long...

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, has added television prizes for the 2021 program. The 2021 television categories include Best New Scripted Series, Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series, Best Male Performance, Best Female...

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020

Director Peter Cote has joined WoodShop, the production house founded by exec producer Sam Swisher and ECD/director Trevor Shepard. Cote already has wrapped at his new roost a Cracker Barrel campaign, which thus far has received more than 1.8 million views.

Cote noted the extra challenge...

Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2020

Creative director, business leader and film/advertising director Ben Conrad has joined integrative studio Golden LA. The move reunites him with company managing director Matthew Marquis. The two enjoy a collaborative shorthand, having worked together at Logan Media, which Conrad co-founded...

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