Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019

China said Wednesday that it was banning Chinese movies and actors from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, one of the Asian film industry's most prestigious honors, as Beijing ramps up economic and political pressure on the island it claims as its own territory.

The one-...

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019

Bicoastal production partner m ss ng p eces has added Ehsan Bhatti to its live action directorial roster for U.S. representation spanning commercials, branded content and music videos.

Born and raised in London, Bhatti sets out as a director to make space for authentic representation and...

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019

Fallon London has made two key senior hires: João Paulo Testa (JP) as creative director; and Olly Markeson as planning director.

JP joins from F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi. With over 14 years’ experience, JP will report to chief creative officer Chaka Sobhani. JP is the creative mind...

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019

David Rubin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (8/6) by the organization’s Board of Governors.

Rubin is beginning his first term as president and his seventh year as a governor representing the Casting Directors Branch. He succeeds...

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019

Summer’s most popular entertainment series, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” had a little competition last week.

ABC’s “The Bachelorette” delivered its best ratings for the franchise in two years along with a surprise finale last week, when Hannah Brown revealed she had called off the...

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019

Josh Gross and Pedro Pérez have been promoted to co-chief creative officers at Energy BBDO.  They succeed Andrés Ordóñez who left to become CCO of FCB Chicago.  Gross and Pérez were most recently executive creative directors.  

Tonise Paul, president and CEO, Energy BBDO said, “For the...

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019

Andrés Ordóñez has been brought on board as chief creative officer of FCB Chicago, joining CEO and president Michael Fassnacht in leading the agency. Ordóñez will also work closely with global chief creative officer Susan Credle and join FCB’s Global Creative Council.

“We made a dream...

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019

The 57th New York Film Festival has set its Main Slate lineup, which showcases work from 17 different countries, including new titles from celebrated auteurs, extraordinary work from directors making their NYFF debuts, and captivating features that earned acclaim at international festivals. Nine...

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019

Ridley Scott Creative Group’s RSA Films and Black Dog Films have signed multi-faceted director Christian Lamb for commercials and music videos, respectively, in the U.S. With roots in photography and cinematography, Lamb sports credits spanning music videos, commercials, branded content,...

Monday, Aug. 5, 2019

Production studio Picrow has signed director Sara Shelton for her first U.S. commercial representation. She has turned out work for such brands as Sprint, Xfinity, Walmart, Johnsonville Sausages, Hormel, Sugar Mutts Rescue, IHOP, and Country Time Lemonade. 

For the latter, her “Legal-Ade...

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