Friday, Sep. 20, 2019

Some Netflix titles involve anguished discussion over whether the movie will also get a substantial theatrical release. This was not the case for "Between Two Ferns: The Movie."

"Netflix was like: Do we even want to put this on our platform? Maybe it should be a ringtone," jokes Zach...

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 International Emmy® Awards were unveiled by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 44 nominees across 11 categories and 21 countries.  Winners will be announced at a black-tie ceremony on November 25, 2019 at the Hilton New York Hotel. ...

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has named Martin Scorsese, Academy, DGA and Emmy Award winning director-producer-screenwriter, as the forthcoming recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment.  The award will be presented at...

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019

Nicolas Berthier has been elevated to creative director of FF LA, part of the creative boutique network founded by Fred & Farid and located in downtown L.A.’s Boyle Heights. Berthier comes over from FF Paris. 

Together with creative director Chelsea Steiger at FF, Berthier has worked...

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019

Brad Pitt made the first move with James Gray.

In 1995, he saw Gray's debut "Little Odessa" and decided to call up the young filmmaker behind the grim Brooklyn crime drama. They've been talking ever since — about films, life and working together. But it would take almost 25 years for the...

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has revealed its 2019 class of VES Fellows. The Fellows distinction, bestowed by the VES Board of Directors, signifies that the individual has maintained an outstanding reputation and has made exceptional achievements and sustained contributions to the art,...

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019

For Hollywood to be a more inclusive and diverse industry, companies need to implement a five-point strategy for hiring, sponsoring and promoting minorities and women — especially women of color — a new UCLA study suggests. 

The study, published today, was drafted by the authors of UCLA’s...

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019

Independent creative studio Greencard has signed pop artist, photographer and filmmaker Jill Greenberg for North American representation on commercial and branded projects.

Greenberg has been telling stories with images professionally for close to 30 years and is best known for her...

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019

Logan & Sons, the live-action division of bicoastal content creation studio LOGAN, has signed filmmaker Tom Schlagkamp for U.S. representation spanning commercials and branded content. He is also repped by BITE Management in Germany. Prior to joining Logan & Sons, Schlagkamp had most...

Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2019

Facebook expects to name the first members of a new quasi-independent oversight board by year-end.

The oversight panel is intended to rule on thorny content issues, such as when Facebook or Instagram posts constitute hate speech. It will be empowered to make binding rulings on whether...

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