Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

Two long-running series — CBS drama "Criminal Minds" and ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" — ended their runs last week with modest bumps in the ratings.

The investigators on "Criminal Minds" concluded their 15th and last season by chasing a psychopath who liked to cut off the faces of his...

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company's absorption of Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and Fox's entertainment businesses and the launch of a Netflix challenger, is stepping down immediately, the company said in a surprise announcement Tuesday.

The Walt Disney Co. named as his replacement...

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

Actor Nicholas Pinnock doesn't just believe his new network TV show can save lives. He believes it can save network TV, too.

Pinnock stars in "For Life," ABC's mid-season drama about a prison inmate unjustly incarcerated who becomes a lawyer. Social justice issues are baked into every...

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

Laughlin Constable (LC) has hired John “Max” Maxham as its chief creative officer. Maxham joins LC from DDB Chicago, where he spent the past six years as CCO. Prior to joining DDB, he was ECD for Seattle-based agency Cole & Weber.

Maxham joins LC at a time when brands are increasingly...

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

Comedy director Amber Schaefer has joined Caviar for representation in the U.S. spanning commercials and branded content. The L.A.-based Schaefer has an extensive background as a writer, creative, actor, and producer, which informs her well-received directorial work for brands such as GEICO,...

Monday, Feb. 24, 2020

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and and was immediately handcuffed and led off to jail, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.

The 67-year-old Weinstein had a look of...

Monday, Feb. 24, 2020

Private Island--a London-based animation and live-action studio founded in 2015 by director Chris Boyle and executive producer Helen Power as a home for unconventional multi-disciplinary work--has secured its first U.S. representation, joining the roster of production house SKUNK for commercials...

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

The hedgehog edged the sled dog by a nose at the box office. 

"Sonic: The Hedgehog" zoomed to the top of the box office with a take of $26.3 million in its second weekend while audiences ignored critics and heeded "The Call of the Wild" as the Harrison Ford CGI dog flick finished a close...

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

Lizzo was named entertainer of the year and “Just Mercy” won best motion picture, best actor and best supporting actor Saturday (2/22) at the NAACP Image Awards, as the show that recognizes entertainers of color ladled honors on the film that was snubbed by bigger shows throughout awards season...

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

The jury in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial indicated Friday that it is deadlocked on the most serious charges, but the judge told the panel it must keep working.

In a note to the judge late in the fourth day of deliberations, jurors asked if it was permissible for them to be hung on one or...

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