Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019

Big tech companies have long rebuffed attempts by the U.S. federal government to scrutinize or scale back their market power. Now they face a scrappy new coalition as well: prosecutors from nearly all 50 states.

In a rare show of bipartisan force, attorneys general from 48 states along...

Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019

In a gala dinner held Monday amid the Toronto International Film Festival's unspooling premieres, the festival paid tribute to Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, filmmaker Taika Waititi and cinematographer Roger Deakins.

With the city teaming with stars in town for the festival, TIFF this...

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019

As a big-budget original movie made largely with practical effects, "Ford v Ferrari" isn't so much pointed against headwinds in Hollywood as it is speeding 200 miles-per-hour right into them.

The film, directed by James Mangold, premiered Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival...

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019

Boutique live-action production company Rakish has added director Chris Woods to its roster for U.S. commercial representation. Woods is a Cannes Lions-winning director whose efforts for such brands as Firestone, Skittles, Braun and Georgia Lottery, among others, fuses an eclectic comedic...

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019

Moxie Pictures has signed director Travis Hanour for global representation. He has already wrapped his first project at Moxie--for Milkos, which was filmed in the U.S. and Athens, Greece, with NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. 

Hanour’s credits include campaigns for...

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019

It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk about it.

"I'm still learning, really, how to describe it," Waititi says.

It's no easy task. But,...

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019

Brandon Rochon, managing CCO at Kastner & Partners, and Robert Wong, VP, Google and co-founder of Google Creative Lab, are recipients of this year’s prestigious One Club | ADCOLOR Creative Awards.  The honors were presented last night at the 13th Annual ADCOLOR Awards ceremony, taking place...

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019

Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) has made a number of senior management changes, headlined by Philippe Krakowsky being promoted to its chief operating officer. Krakowsky, 57, has served as IPG’s chief strategy and talent officer for over a decade and will continue in those capacities. In his new...

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019

It took Eddie Murphy more than a decade to get a movie made about Rudy Ray Moore. Judging by the response to the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the wait was worth it.

"Dolemite Is My Name" drew some of the best reviews of Murphy's career, following the film's premiere...

Sunday, Sep. 8, 2019

The whodunit, with its puffy armchairs, missing murder weapons and meandering trail of clues, never exactly went out of favor. But in "Knives Out," writer-director Rian Johnson has revived the genre with an affectionate ode to Agatha Christie that has some contemporary twists of its own....

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