Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019

Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. He was 86 years old.

The Oscar-winning artist died from cancer at his home in Bristol, England,...

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died. His family said in a statement that Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79.

The...

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

Robin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American female comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and "Mad TV."

So, Thede decided to create her own show featuring some of the industry's funniest black women. The comic-writer-...

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

The Visual Effects Society will induct three luminaries into the VES Hall of Fame--Walt Disney, Stanley Kubrick and Stan Lee.  Also named were this year’s recipient of the VES Founders Award, and the newest Lifetime and Honorary members. The honorees and Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized...

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

Suzanne Molinaro has joined FCB Health Network as director of production. This newly created role will oversee broadcast production and broadcast services across the Network, as well as integrated production and regulatory operations for FCB Health New York, Mosaic Group, ProHealth and FCBVIO....

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

Wayne Best has been appointed chief creative officer of VMLY&R New York. In his new role, he will drive creative work for clients including Dell Technologies. Best will report to Jason Xenopoulos, CEO of New York and co-CCO of North America. Debbi Vandeven is VMLY&R’s global CCO.

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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

Robert Legato, the legendary visual effects supervisor and renowned creative, will receive the The Hollywood Professional Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the HPA Awards during a gala evening at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles on November 21. Now in its 14th year, the HPA Awards...

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

Commercials and film director Sebastian Strasser has signed with RESET Content for representation in the U.S. 

Strasser, most recently repped by RadicalMedia, has more than 150 advertising awards under his belt, including 16 Cannes Lions, and a multitude of Gold and Silver at the London...

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival® unveiled the lineup for its 2019 Contemporary World Cinema (CWC) program. The rich slate of titles from 48 countries features a wide range of thought-provoking stories that delve into cultural issues and social struggles in poetic and captivating...

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

An advertisement for cream cheese showing distracted dads leaving babies on a conveyer belt was banned by Britain's ad regulator Wednesday under new rules against harmful gender stereotypes.

The Advertising Standards Authority said the ad for Philadelphia cream cheese "relied on the...

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