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  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
In this Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Peter Farrelly, left, and Bobby Farrelly attend The Project Greenlight Season 4 premiere of "The Leisure Class" at The Theatre At The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation said Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, that the brothers are recipients of its sixth annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion for pressing Hollywood to do a better job of casting and portraying people with disabilities. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)

In Peter Farrelly's 2018 Oscar-winning film, "Green Book," chauffeur Tony Lip quips: "The world's full of lonely people afraid to make the first move."

Neither Farrelly nor his brother, Bobby Farrelly, the director of 1998's "There's Something About Mary," fits that description. Both are being recognized for pressing Hollywood repeatedly and publicly to do a better job of casting and portraying people with disabilities.

The Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading voice in calling for more opportunities for the disabled, said Wednesday the brothers are the recipients of its sixth annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion. 

The foundation told The Associated Press it picked the Farrellys for their outspoken efforts to make movies more inclusive and authentic. They'll be presented with the award next spring.

"When you tell a story, you want it to take place in a real world — and it's not a real world if they don't More

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
Alex Schill

Alex Schill, global chief creative officer and partner of Serviceplan Group, has been named 2020 executive jury president of the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards®.

This is the 10th year NYF’s executive jury will come together and the second year a jury president will preside over this elite panel of CCOs and executive creative directors from around the globe. Schill, along with the 2020 executive jury, will convene in New York City for four days (March 31-April 3) to select the World’s Best Advertising® across all mediums.

Schill brings 25 years of global leadership skills, innovation and creativity to his role as executive jury president. He thoroughly understands the demands of judging NYF’s finalist entries as he previously served as an executive jury member for three consecutive terms.

As global CCO and partner of Serviceplan Group, Schill has led the entire agency group worldwide since 2008. He is presently More

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
Framestore's new Mumbai facility will be located in Nesco IT Park, the heart of the city's technology district.

Academy Award-winning global creative studio Framestore plans to build on its Indian presence with the opening of a full digital production facility in Mumbai next year.

Drawing on India’s growing creative talent pool, the studio will be located in the Nesco IT Park in Goregaon, putting it at the heart of Mumbai’s technology district. 

The news is reflective of Framestore’s continued ambitions in India, after having made a major investment in Jesh Krishna Murthy’s VFX Studio, Anibrain, in 2017.

“Mumbai represents a rolling of wheels that were set in motion over two years ago,” said Framestore’s founder and CEO, Sir William Sargent. “Our investment in Anibrain has grown considerably and we continue in our partnership with Jesh Krishna Murthy to develop and grow that business. Indeed, they will become a valued production partner to our Mumbai offering.”

Framestore looks to make considerable hires in the coming months, aiming to More

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
Sir Patrick Stewart

Award-winning actor Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for his work in the Star Trek and X-Men series, will receive this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award at the 7th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) celebrating his prolific acting career on stage and screen spanning nearly six decades. The black-tie awards gala, honoring outstanding achievements of both make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater, returns to The Novo in L.A. LIVE on Saturday, January 11, 2020. 

“Sir Patrick Stewart is a legendary actor whose myriad of characters live in our hearts forever. He is so deserving of this special recognition spotlighting his award-winning stage and screen performances, and we celebrate his great collaboration with our talented artists,” said Julie Socash, president of IATSE Local 706.
Presenting the Distinguished Artisan Award More

  • Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove, left, gestures during a media conference with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, in London, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Facebook says it has removed a Conservative Party ad that used BBC news footage on the grounds that it infringed on intellectual property rights.

The BBC had complained about the ad last week, arguing material involving some of its well-known presenters was taken out of context and could damage its impartiality.

Facebook said Monday that whenever it receives "valid IP claims against content on the platform, in advertising or elsewhere,'' it will "act in accordance with our policies and take action as required."

Britain's election laws were written for a time when campaigns pushed mass-produced leaflets through mail slots, rather than flooding Facebook and Twitter accounts with individually targeted messages. As a consequence, political parties are pushing the boundaries of the internet campaigning in the upcoming general election.

  • Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

AdvancingDiversity.org, in partnership with MediaVillage and leaders of media, advertising and entertainment companies, will host the Advancing a Diverse Workforce Meet-Up during CES at the Las Vegas Park MGM on January 8th from 6-7:30pm.

The 3rd Advancing Diversity MeetUp offers potential job candidates from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to speak with leaders from over 25 companies including Active International, AMC Networks, Ampersand, Ascential, Creative Artists Agency, Crown Media Family Networks, Empower, Facebook, Fox, Google, Havas Media, Intel, Lifetime, MediaVillage, NBCU, Publicis Media, Sundance Institute, Teads, Twitter, Univision, Viacom, The Walt Disney Company, WarnerMedia and Xandr.

"CES offers an opportunity to introduce our business to a spectrum of diverse candidates and educate them about the many opportunities available in media, advertising, marketing and entertainment," said Jack Myers, founder of More

  • Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019
In this Nov. 8, 2002, file photo, actress Shelley Morrison arrives to the NBC's television series "Will & Grace," 100th episode celebration at the Falcon restaurant in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on “Will & Grace,” has died. Publicist Lori DeWaal says Morrison died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure. She was 83. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Shelley Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on "Will & Grace," died Sunday, her publicist said.

Morrison died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure after a brief illness, publicist Lori DeWaal told The Associated Press. She was 83.

Morrison played Rosario Salazar, a maid from El Salvador, in the original run of "Will & Grace" from 1999 to 2006, becoming part of a cast that won a Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble in a comedy series.

The character, originally written for a single episode, proved so popular in her interactions with co-star Megan Mullaly that she would appear in 68 episodes during the NBC series' eight seasons.

"Rosario is one of my all-time favorite characters," Morrison said recently, according to a statement and biography announcing her death. "She reminds me a lot of my own mother, who loved animals and More

  • Friday, Nov. 29, 2019
This March 11, 2019 file photo shows Gabrielle Union at the "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Kickoff in Pasadena, Calif. Union is thanking supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from “America’s Got Talent” after complaining about racism and other on-set issues. Without directly addressing her status with NBC’s talent show, the actress tweeted Wednesday that the backing helped overcome feeling of being lost and alone. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Gabrielle Union thanked supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from "America's Got Talent" after complaining about racism and other alleged on-set issues.

"Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone... you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever," the actress tweeted Wednesday night. She didn't directly address her status with NBC's talent show, and her representatives did not respond to requests for comment Friday or previously.

According to reports, Union and Julianne Hough have been dropped as "America's Got Talent" judges after a single season.

Union, who is African American, reportedly sought network action to address a workplace environment that allegedly allowed racist jokes and comments and other troubling behavior, including judge-producer Simon Cowell's smoking indoors in violation of state law.

Union's husband, former NBA player Dwyane Wade, also weighed in Wednesday on Twitter, saying More

  • Friday, Nov. 29, 2019
This April 9, 2006 file photo shows New York Post columnist Cindy Adams at the opening night of the Broadway play "Festen," in New York. Adams will be the subject of a Showtime documentary series in 2021 with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard executive producing. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh, File)

Showtime will be putting the spotlight on Cindy Adams, the New York Post columnist and elder stateswoman of Manhattan gossip.

The 89-year-old Adams will be the subject of a documentary series in 2021 with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard executive producing.

At her height, Adams wrote six columns a week for the Post, appeared four times a week on New York's WNBC-TV, as well as stops on "Geraldo" and E! She's known for the phrase: "Only in New York, kids, only in New York."

Adams was a founding member of the TV hit "A Current Affair" and her books include "The Gift of Jazzy." And she has released her own fragrance, called "Gossip." She made her Broadway debut in 2001 as the narrator of "The Rocky Horror Show."

  • Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019
In this Dec. 12, 1980 file photo, Jonathan Miller, left, directs Shakespeare's "Taming Of The Shrew" with actor John Cleese, right. The family of theater director and presenter Jonathan Miller says the star of the “Beyond the Fringe’’ comedy revue has died. He was 85 and had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease before his death Wednesday Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo, File)

Jonathan Miller, the polymath British stage director, filmmaker and comedian who co-created groundbreaking comedy revue "Beyond the Fringe," has died at the age of 85.

Miller's family said Wednesday that he "died this morning peacefully at home with his family around him following a long battle with Alzheimer's."

"His death is a great loss to our family and to his friends and will leave a huge hole in our lives," the family said.

One of the country's most important and wide-ranging arts figures, Miller had a decades-long career that encompassed theater, television and opera.

Some of Britain's largest and most respected arts institutions, including the National Theatre, the British Film Institute and the Royal Opera, hurried to pay tribute to his long career.

Born in London in 1934, Miller studied medicine and qualified as a doctor before turning to the arts, spurred by the success of "Beyond the Fringe," a satirical More

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