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Thursday, Jul. 29, 2021
Winners of the 2021 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial were presented tonight (7/29) at a virtual presentation. Together with the AICP Next Awards, which were presented virtually on July 28, and the AICP Post Awards, presented virtually on July 27, they comprise the AICP Awards...
Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021
Apple entered the primetime commercial Emmy nominees’ circle for the third consecutive year--this time for two spots: AirPods Pro’s “Jump” directed by Sam Brown of Imperial Woodpecker for TBWA\Media Arts Lab; and Apple Watch Series 6’s “It Already Does That” directed by Craig Gillespie of MJZ....
Thursday, May. 13, 2021
The 2021 Tribeca Festival has unveiled its full lineup of specially curated Juneteenth programming, a festival-wide celebration of the richness of Black stories and storytellers. Each day throughout the Festival, Tribeca’s storytelling verticals will highlight the voices of the African Diaspora...
Saturday, Apr. 10, 2021
The third time proved to be the charm--and historic--for director Melina Matsoukas who won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials on Saturday evening (4/10) during a virtual ceremony. On the strength of her stirring “You Love Life” for Apple’s Beats by Dr. Dre from...
Friday, Apr. 2, 2021
While a major spotlight has been cast, and deservedly so, on the showing of female feature directors--Chloe Zhao for Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures) and Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman (Focus Features)--in both Oscar and DGA Award nominations this season, hovering a...
Friday, Apr. 2, 2021
‘Tis the season for awards show previews. This issue contains a TV Awards Season feature on four DGA Award and two ASC Award nominees who could figure in the Emmy conversation. And our Road To Oscar Series continues with insights into nominees, their work and collaborators.
Monday, Mar. 8, 2021
Nisha Ganatra of Chelsea Pictures and Melina Matsoukas of PRETTYBIRD are among the nominees for the DGA Award recognizing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2020. This marks the first time that two solo female directors broke through with nominations in the spotmaking...
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Through laughs, tears and speeches that turned into sermons and affirmations, the overarching theme of this year's star-studded Essence luncheon was that in an unforgiving industry that often overlooks, black women need no validation from Hollywood — or elsewhere — to appreciate their self-worth...
Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas and Greta Gerwig led Hollywood to a record year for women in the director's chair. In 2019, women directed more of the most popular movies than any year before.
Women directed 12 of 2019's top 100-grossing films in 2019, according to a study...
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019
Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in "Queen & Slim." Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film.
The remarkable "Queen & Slim" is a romance and a road movie, a film about outlaws on the run, two journeys of self-discovery and a...