Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

When Michael B. Jordan first met with "Moonlight" writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, the two surprisingly discovered through an emotional conversation that both had more in common than they realized.

McCraney might jokingly attest, but Jordan said during a recent interview that their lengthy...

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

Director Mati Diop has been named the inaugural recipient of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Mary Pickford Award supported by MGM. The honor, to be presented at the TIFF Tribute Gala on Monday, September 9, is named in honour of Toronto native Mary Pickford and recognizes an emerging...

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

Film director/still photographer Dewey Nicks has joined bicoastal CoMPANY Films for exclusive commercial representation. Nicks is probably best known in the spot world for applying his singular visual storytelling to leading lifestyle and fashion brands, including J.Crew, PUMA, Old Navy, Tommy...

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

Marla Ulrich has joined BBDO Atlanta as head of production. Ulrich will report to Robin Fitzgerald, chief creative officer, and oversee the agency’s integrated production offering. She was most recently head of production at DDB San Francisco.

“Production is more important today than ever...

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Washington Square Films has signed director Anson Fogel for U.S. commercial representation. His credits include projects for such brands as Apple, Volkswagen, Burger King, GE, Microsoft, The North Face, Red Bull, National Geographic, Jeep and Marriott. With a diverse skillset as a director,...

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry's biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who represent them....

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Bicoastal production partner m ss ng p eces has added director TJ O’Grady-Peyton to its live action roster for commercial representation across North America. O’Grady-Peyton is known for his evocative and naturalistic storytelling across commercials and short films. He was previously handled in...

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

TASTE--a directing and creative collective with bases of operation in NYC, L.A. and Vienna--has added director Stuart Parr to its roster for commercial representation in the U.S. 

Parr,...

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019

The R-rated comedy, left for dead by some Hollywood studios, again reached No.1 at the box office over the weekend thanks to the raunchy coming-of-age tale "Good Boys," about a trio of 12-year-olds on a crude misadventure.

"Good Boys" surpassed expectations to debut with $21 million,...

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969.

What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn't have though was closure until a trip back there last year.

Bleier's visit to Vietnam — the first time he had been back since...

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