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  • Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
Andrea Bakacs, sr. art producer, Wieden+Kennedy Portland
LOS ANGELES -- 

Green The Bid, the grassroots initiative and community supporting the advertising industry in shifting to zero-waste, carbon neutral, sustainable and regenerative practices, has set its Advisory Board. The board will play an important role in providing expert guidance in building an inclusive, productive, and forward-thinking organization with key global alliances for ultimate effectiveness. 

“We built Green The Bid off of our five founders’ combined networks and individual experience,” commented Julian Katz, co-founder, Green The Bid. “In forming an Advisory Board, we seek to expand our network and broaden our offering through the influence and perspectives of all our member sectors--brands, agencies, production companies, crew vendors and post companies--as well as from outside of the immediate commercial production ecosystem.”

Green The Bid launched in October 2020, and currently More

  • Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
Director Spike Lee, second right, and his family, from left, son Jackson Lee, wife Tonya Lewis Lee and daughter Satchel Lee, right, arrive at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 6, 2019. Lee’s daughter and son have been chosen as the Golden Globe ambassadors to assist with the awards ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, that Satchel and Jackson Lee will assume the ambassador roles for the 78th annual Golden Globes Awards in February. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Spike Lee's daughter and son have been chosen as the Golden Globe ambassadors to assist with the awards ceremony.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday morning that Satchel and Jackson Lee will assume the ambassador roles for the 78th annual Golden Globes Awards in February. 

Satchel, 26, and Jackson, 23, are the first siblings of color to hold the position. Jackson is the first Black male ambassador. 

"We're proud to carry our father's legacy of storytelling to bring attention to communities close to our hearts," said Satchel Lee, who was the creative director of DRØME, a queer and intersectional arts and culture magazine.

Satchel chose to partner with Callen-Lorde, an organization that helps with LGBTQIA+ communities in New York City. Jackson is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the volunteer-supported mentoring network. 

"As a visionary creative, my dad taught Satchel and me the More

  • Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows LaKeith Stanfield, foreground, and Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from the upcoming film "Judas and the Black Messiah." The Ryan Coogler-produced Fred Hampton film will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival before heading to HBO Max and theaters, programmers announced Tuesday. Daniel Kaluuya plays the Black Panther Party chairman and his “Get Out” co-star Lakeith Stanfield plays FBI Informant William O’Neill who agrees to infiltrate the group in the late 1960s. (Glen Wilson/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

The Ryan Coogler-produced Fred Hampton film "Judas and the Black Messiah" will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival before heading to HBO Max and theaters, programmers announced Tuesday. 

Daniel Kaluuya plays the Black Panther Party chairman and his "Get Out" co-star Lakeith Stanfield plays FBI informant William O'Neill who agrees to infiltrate the group in the late 1960s. Martin Sheen co-stars as J. Edgar Hoover, who headed the FBI during that time.

"Judas and the Black Messiah" will premiere Feb. 1 on the Festival's digital platforms and at various drive-ins in locations like Birmingham, Alabama, Columbia, South Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia. 

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off Jan. 28, is going largely virtual this year due to the pandemic. Tickets are currently on sale. 

Coogler, who directed "Black Panther," has a long history with Sundance. His first film "Fruitvale Station" premiered at the More

  • Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
Erin Lynch, VP, group ECD, R/GA, New York, is a One Show judge on the Interactive & Online/Digital Craft/Mobile jury
NEW YORK -- 

The One Club for Creativity has set the lineup of global creatives who will serve as judges for The One Show 2021.

More than 250 top creatives from 42 countries will judge work from around the world.  The sampling of the gender-balanced jury includes global creative leaders such as:

Asia/APAC

  • Evgenia Arabkina, ECD, Serviceplan, Moscow (Health Wellness & Pharma)
  • Swati Bhattacharya, CCO, FCB Ulka, Gurgaon (Film)
  • Wendy Chan, ECD, McCann Health, Shanghai (Health Wellness & Pharma)
  • Ashwini Deshpandi, cofounder/director, Elephant Design, Pune (Design)
  • Sarah-Leith Izzard, regional ECD, Ogilvy APAC, Hong Kong (Design)
  • Lili Jiang, GCD, Greater China, Cheil, Hong Kong (Print & Out of Home) 
  • Kentaro Kimura, CCO, Hakuhodo International, Tokyo (Creative Use of Data)
  • Geet Rahti, CD, TBWA\Mumbai (Direct Marketing) 
  • Akae Wang, ECD, Tencent, More
  • Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
In this May 14, 2020, file photo, a person carries a sign supporting QAnon during a protest rally in Olympia, Wash, USA. The social media company Twitter said Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far right QAnon conspiracy theory following last week's U.S. Capitol insurrection. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
LONDON (AP) -- 

Social media platforms are continuing to crack down on fringe groups and conspiracy theories following last week's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. 

Twitter suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far right QAnon conspiracy and Facebook is removing posts and content fraudulently claiming that the U.S. election was stolen as social media companies scramble to rein in harmful activity ahead of the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. 

Twitter said Tuesday that given the events last week in Washington, D.C., where a mob of pro-Trump loyalists tried to violently storm the Capitol building, it was taking action against online behavior "that has the potential to lead to offline harm."

In many cases, a single individual operated numerous accounts, driving up the total number of affected accounts, the company said in a blog post. 

"These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and More

  • Friday, Jan. 8, 2021
LOS ANGELES -- 

Casting Society of America (CSA) has unveiled the television, theater, short film and short form series nominees for the 36th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of casting directors in these categories.  The winners will be revealed on Thursday, April 15, 2021, in its first-ever worldwide virtual ceremony.

CSA previously announced the three honorees for the 2021 event, with the Actors Fund receiving the Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award. and The Hoyt Bowers Award going to Robi Reed and Tara Rubin, the first time two casting directors will be given this honor. Feature films submissions opened January 6 and nominations will be announced in March.  

The full list of nominations are:

TELEVISION PILOT AND FIRST SEASON – COMEDY
THE GREAT – Rose Wicksteed
MODERN LOVE – Laura Rosenthal, Maribeth Fox, Jodi Angstreich
NEVER HAVE I EVER – Brett Greenstein, Collin Daniel, Danny Dunitz (Associate)
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  • Friday, Jan. 8, 2021
This image provided by General Motors shows the new company logo. General Motors is changing its corporate logo and starting an electric vehicle marketing campaign as it tries to refurbish its image from a maker of gas-powered pickups and SUVs to a clean vehicle company. The 112-year-old Detroit automaker says, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, the campaign will show GM’s progressive company vision as it promises to roll out 30 new battery-powered vehicles globally by the end of 2025. (General Motors via AP)
DETROIT (AP) -- 

General Motors is changing its corporate logo and launching an electric vehicle marketing campaign to reshape its image as clean vehicle company, rather than a builder of gas-powered pickups and SUVs. 

The 112-year-old Detroit automaker has promised to roll out 30 new battery-powered vehicles globally by the end of 2025 and said Friday that the new campaign will highlight its progressive vision for the future. 

GM said the industry has reached a history-changing inflection point for mass adoption of electric vehicles. 

The campaign comes as stock market investors are enthralled with companies that make electric vehicles. Shares of global EV leader Tesla Inc. have skyrocketed more than 800% in the past year, and the company's market value has passed $800 billion. GM's shares are only up slightly in the past year and its value is around $61 billion.

Shares of GM were down 1.6% to $42.61 in Friday afternoon trading.

GM is More

  • Friday, Jan. 8, 2021
This Aug. 13, 2020 file photo shows a logo for Roku on a remote control in Portland, Ore. On Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, Roku is buying short-lived streaming service Quibi’s content library to bolster content for its free Roku Channel. Financial terms were undisclosed. AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Roku is buying the content library of Quibi, the short-lived streaming service, to bulk up its own free ad-supported channel. 

Quibi, short for quick bites, raised $1.75 billion from investors including major Hollywood players like Disney, NBCUniversal and Viacom. It produced shows that were released in 10- to 12-minute increments or less, believing that there was strong demand from people stuck doing anything from waiting in lines to commuting.

But it stepped into a market already saturated with short videos from YouTube, TikTok and other platforms, and that content is essentially generated free of cost. 

Quibi also launched in April 2020, when a global pandemic scrambled the routines of millions, including commutes to work. It shut down last month. 

Roku created its business solely as a hub for other streaming services, but has recently begun piling up content for its free Roku Channel.

With the acquisition, Roku More

  • Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021
Steven Manios Sr.

Steven Manios Sr., former owner and president of Century Precision Optics, known for his groundbreaking work in camera optics, died January 3, 2021 from complications of COVID-19.

During a career in Hollywood spanning five decades, Manios developed numerous optical devices, including wide-angle and telephoto lenses, that became standard equipment in film and television production. He was awarded several U.S. patents and earned the patronage and friendship of many of the industry’s top cinematographers. His work in adapting the Canon 150-600 zoom lens to professional use brought Century Precision Optics a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1992. Manios was recognized with the Society of Camera Operators’ Distinguished Service Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

Manios was born September 4, 1938 in Athens, Greece. His family survived Greece’s Great Famine of 1941-’42, which took the lives of More

  • Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021
LOS ANGELES -- 

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) today announced key dates for the innovation award for the 32nd Annual Producers Guild Awards. The PGA Innovation Award will be bestowed upon the production of a noteworthy, impactful new media program that significantly elevates the audience’s viewing experience. The winning submission will challenge the limits of standard formats and drive forward the industry’s perception and application of new media in an entertainment context.

The application period is open now and the deadline for submission is February 28, 2021. Programs released between January 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021 are eligible for the honor. For programs that cannot be viewed linearly via the existing submission procedure, a video demonstration may be submitted instead. For additional details about the submission process, the award and eligibility requirements, click More

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