Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, has updated its quarterly report series quantifying on-location filming within its service area. The new report, comparing April-June 2020 with the same period in the prior year, offers a stark...

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020

Production company Sweetshop has signed acclaimed comedy director Jim Hosking for global representation spanning commercials and branded content. He had previously been handled in the ad arena by Skunk.

Hosking got his start directing promos for MTV both in the U.S. and the U.K., before...

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020

A two-year audit of Facebook's civil rights record found "serious setbacks" that have marred the social network's progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias.

Facebook hired the audit's leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018...

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2020

Though most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses, "Palm Springs" had the kind of premiere filmmakers dream of. 

At the Sundance Film Festival in January, the time-loop romantic comedy, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti drew...

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2020

Gina Prince-Bythewood knows what good fighting looks like. The "Love & Basketball" director has been an athlete her entire life, but she also just loves action movies. So when she started dreaming up the template for a bare-knuckle clash between Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne in the new...

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2020

Los York has added Mikayla Gamble to its directorial roster for commercials in the U.S. This marks her first career production house representation.

Based in L.A., director and photographer Gamble crafts stories that explore the complexities, nuances, and narratives belonging to people of...

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2020

The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Organizers said Tuesday that they are pushing forward with plans for its 77th installment, which will include a slightly reduced number of films in the main...

Monday, Jul. 6, 2020

Since  contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been, by most measures, busy. He and his wife, Rita Wilson, flew home after recuperating in Australia, where he had been shooting Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley film. He hosted a from-home episode of "Saturday Night Live," an already distant...

Monday, Jul. 6, 2020

The government on Monday identified roughly 650,000 mostly small businesses and nonprofits that received taxpayer money through a federal program that was designed to soften job losses from the coronavirus but also benefited wealthy, well-connected companies and some celebrity owned firms....

Monday, Jul. 6, 2020

When Denise Richards returned to the set of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" last week after the pandemic shutdown filming for three months, a detailed, specific plan was in place to keep everyone safe.

The soap opera is under a microscope, as one of the first U.S. productions to resume...

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