Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

One, two, three.

One--a number of firsts marked this year’s DGA Awards competition.

Two--a couple of those firsts saw nominees make career imprints on both the feature and commercialmaking fronts.

Three--and one director scored a rare trifecta, giving him career nods in the...

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

PRETTYBIRD has added multidisciplinary filmmaker Jared Knecht to its roster of creatives for representation in the U.S. spanning branded, music and entertainment content.

Knecht has directed integrated advertising campaigns and commercials for global brands such as Toyota, Adidas, Lincoln...

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

It’s fitting that in a year when the Visual Effects Society presents Martin Scorsese with its Lifetime Achievement Award, the director’s latest release, The Irishman (Netflix), is breaking new ground, arguably most notably in the effects arena. The Irishman is nominated for the...

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

Natasha Braier, ASC, ADF is the only Latina woman nominated this year for an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award in the features competition. She’s a first time nominee in the Spotlight category for her lensing of Honey Boy (Amazon), which marked the narrative feature...

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

Jamie Foxx has won a plethora of major awards including an Oscar and Grammy. But after the African American Film Critics Association recognized him Wednesday night, the actor-singer called its honor just as special.

Foxx along with Eddie Murphy and Jordan Peele were among some of the...

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

The Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Awards presented 23 statuettes for distinguished creative and technical achievement during its eleventh annual awards ceremony on Wednesday night (1/22) at Warner Bros. Studios.   
 
The awards are voted by members of the Hollywood creative and...

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020

Biscuit Filmworks has added Ben Strebel to its roster of directors in the U.S. and the U.K. for commercials and branded content. 

Working across music videos, short film and commercials, Strebel has developed a stunning portfolio of critically acclaimed work, picking up awards including...

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020

Shortlisted entries from 15 countries have been announced for the eighth annual One Screen Short Film Festival, the short film festival that celebrates and awards global filmmakers from both commercial advertising and film industries.

BBDO New York has the most shortlisted work with eight...

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

The Sundance Film Festival, coming at the start of a new movie calendar, is an annual rite of renewal. New movies. New filmmakers. New voices. And that feels especially welcome this year. 

Sundance always rolls around just as the worst movies are being dumped in theaters ( see: "Dolittle...

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

Bicoastal production company Honor Society has signed director Taylor Cohen for U.S. commercial representation. Cohen is an award-winning music video, commercial and feature film writer and director. He comes to Honor Society following a decade of experience as a filmmaker, helming music videos...

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