Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

Deon Taylor doesn't take no for an answer when it comes to filmmaking. And it's a word he hears all the time.

When no one wanted to make his first film, he made it himself and even persuaded Rutger Hauer to be in it.  When the studio said they couldn't afford Oscar-nominated...

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will celebrate the work of four trailblazing cinematographers at the 34th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Frederick Elmes, ASC will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Donald A. Morgan, ASC will be honored with the Career Achievement in...

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

John McKelvey and Hannes Ciatti, co-founders/executive creative directors of JohnXHannes, are closing that New York shop to each form a new venture. McKelvey is launching Mirimar Creative Group, a Los Angeles-headquartered creative agency with a New York operation, while Ciatti will reportedly...

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

Football and mayhem in Chicago, unrelated to the NFL’s Bears, dominated the top of the television rankings last week.

While NBC’s Sunday night football game was the most-watched program of the week, producer Dick Wolf’s trio of Windy City-set dramas all finished among the Nielsen company’...

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Bullitt has added The Director Brothers to its roster for commercial and branded content representation in the U.S. Otherwise known as Ryan McNeely and Josh Martin, The Director Brothers are Funny or Die veterans who have worked with high-profile comedy figures creating narratives that...

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has named visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal as the forthcoming recipient of the VES Award for Creative Excellence in recognition of her valuable contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 18th Annual VES Awards on January 29,...

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Director Dan DiFelice, who’s been repped by Biscuit Filmworks since 2016 for spots and branded content in the U.S., has now joined the company’s U.K. roster.

DiFelice thus gains continuity in representation via Biscuit on both sides of the Atlantic. He had been previously handled in the U...

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Publicis Groupe UK has hired Clare Donald as its chief production officer. 

With 25+ years’ experience in production and film, Donald will lead both Publicis Groupe UK and production partner Prodigious’ cross-discipline production offering. The heads of production at individual Publicis...

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Director Andreas Roth has joined the roster of L.A.-based JOJX for exclusive commercial representation in the U.S. His body of work spans such brands as Adidas, Audi, BMW, Fila, Heineken, Uniqlo, Lexus, Xbox, and Jaguar. Roth had been previously handled in the ad arena by RSA Films.

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Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

AFI Fest 2019 has rounded out its Galas lineup with a pair of films: Netflix’s The Two Popes starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce will screen on Monday, November 18; and Amazon Studios’ The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne will screen on Tuesday,...

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