Monday, Jul. 13, 2020

From a godfather of cinema to Kermit the Frog, the U.S. government's small-business lending program sent money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. 

While legendary names like Francis Ford Coppola and Jim Henson hardly evoke the image of "small" business, the leaders of...

Saturday, Mar. 14, 2020

The Walt Disney Co. will release “Frozen 2” on Disney Plus several months early to give families cooped up by the coronavirus a welcome distraction — and give its streaming service a boost. 

Disney announced Friday that “Frozen 2” will begin streaming on Disney Plus Sunday, three months...

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

One, two, three.

One--a number of firsts marked this year’s DGA Awards competition.

Two--a couple of those firsts saw nominees make career imprints on both the feature and commercialmaking fronts.

Three--and one director scored a rare trifecta, giving him career nods in the...

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

This year’s field of nominees for the DGA Award recognizing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials, unveiled earlier this month (SHOOT, 1/6), is marked by career firsts--even for a pair of veteran directors, Sir Ridley Scott and Spike Jonze, who are no stranger to Guild...

Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

MJZ leads the way with two of its directors--Fredrik Bond and Spike Jonze--scoring nominations for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2019. This marks Bond’s ninth career nomination, and Jonze’s fourth.

Jonze won the DGA Award last year for Apple’s “...

Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019

The second season of an AMC-TV drama series follows the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and a number of bizarre deaths haunting a community.

"The Terror: Infamy" is set to premiere Monday and stars Derek Mio and original "Star Trek" cast member George Takei as they...

Monday, Apr. 1, 2019

A high-profile return to commercialmaking and a first foray into directing U.S. series television reflect a perennial creative thirst for storytelling on the part of an artist who’s already proven he can tell any story imaginable.

Yet Sir Ridley Scott persists, recently helming via RSA...

Friday, Mar. 29, 2019

SHOOT will publish a Special Directors>e.dition on Monday, April 1, that will contain the entire Directors Series section from SHOOT’s March/April print issue (including extended versions of some stories).

The mix of profiles spans world class talent along the lines...

Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

While preliminary numbers indicate that the Nielsen ratings for last night’s (2/24) Oscar telecast are slightly up from the prior year, the cost of a :30 timeslot on ABC to sponsor Hollywood’s biggest night was about the same as in 2018, coming in at an average of $2.2 million.

Whether or...

Thursday, Jun. 21, 2018

Film and commercial director Ridley Scott presented the 28th Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase to an audience of 2,300 at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Curated by Scott in partnership with MPC, the Showcase featured seven individual filmmakers and five teams...

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