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  • Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023
Elon Musk, who owns X, formerly known as Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX, speaks at the Vivatech fair, June 16, 2023, in Paris. Musk said Wednesday, Nov. 29, that advertisers who have halted spending on his social media platform X in response to antisemitic and other hateful material are engaging in “blackmail” and, using a profanity, essentially told them to go away. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Billionaire Elon Musk said Wednesday that advertisers who have halted spending on his social media platform X in response to antisemitic and other hateful material are engaging in "blackmail" and, using a profanity, essentially told them to go away.

"Don't advertise," Musk said.

He appeared to specifically call out Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger, saying, "Hey Bob, if you're in the audience ... that's how I feel."

In an on-stage interview at The New York Times DealBook Summit, Musk also apologized for endorsing an antisemitic conspiracy theory in response to a post on X that helped fuel an advertiser exodus.

The comments come just two days after Musk visited Israel, where he toured a kibbutz attacked by Hamas militants and held talks with top leaders.

Musk has faced accusations from the Anti-Defamation League, a prominent Jewish civil rights organization, and others of tolerating antisemitic messages on the platform since More

  • Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) has announced the inductees into the 2024 AAF Advertising Hall of Fame (AHOF).  Six industry luminaries will join this prestigious group, along with corporate icon AT&T.  
The inductees include (in alphabetical order):

  • Jerri DeVard, CEO and founder, Black Executive CMO Alliance (BECA). While Jerri has built a legacy by transforming the companies for which she’s worked, it is her bold ambition and unwavering commitment to speak for others and call out injustice that has made her forever a diversity champion.  As Jerri has said, for more than 30 years she has tried to “keep it real,” calling truth to power as an authentic integrationist who believes we work more effectively and efficiently when we are all joined up.  With that in mind, Jerri founded BECA, the world’s first and largest organization of Black executive marketing leaders. Through BECA, new champions are created More
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023
Advertising jury president Chris Beresford-Hill, North America president, and Ogilvy NY CCO

The One Club for Creativity has announced the creative leaders who will serve as jury presidents for the ADC 103rd Annual Awards.

Founded in 1920, the ADC Annual Awards is the world’s longest continuously running awards program to recognize global excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of advertising and design.  

This year’s confirmed jury presidents are as follows.

  • Advertising: Chris Beresford-Hill, North America president, CCO, Ogilvy, New York
  • Apparel/Accessory/Footwear Design: Izzy Camilleri, founder, creative director, IZ Inc., Toronto
  • Artificial Intelligence: Lauren Indovina, director, founder, House of Indovina, Los Angeles
  • Brand/Communication Design: Astrid Stavro, creative director, Astrid Stavro Studio, London
  • Brand-Side/In-house: Colleen DeCourcy, CCO, Snap, Santa Monica 
  • Experiential Design: Fri Forjindam, chief development officer, executive creative, Mycotoo More
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023
Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas (l) and Indian film producer Shailendra Singh at a session on the last day of the 54th International Film Festival of India, in Goa, India, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. Douglas was honored with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival. (AP Photo/Vineeta Deepak)
PANAJI, India (AP) -- 

Veteran Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas was honored with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th International Film Festival of India as it came to a close on Tuesday.

The two-time Academy Award winner, 79, said he was "humbled" and with everything going on the world, the festival was "a reminder of the magic of moviemaking."

"Cinema is one of the few mediums that has the power to unite and transform us. It transcends divisions, whether that be geography, race language and even time," he said in his acceptance speech.

"Today our global language of cinema is more meaningful than ever," Douglas added.

"Endless Borders," an Iranian film directed by Abbas Amini, won the Golden Peacock for best film at the festival held annually in coastal Goa, India's scenic tourist hotspot.

"The film is about how complicated physical borders might be yet nothing can be more complicated than the emotional and More

  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023
Patton Oswalt
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- 

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced that award‐winning actor, comedian, and author Patton Oswalt will host The 71st Annual Golden Reel Awards. The event will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

Making his second appearance as host of the MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Oswalt pointed to the indispensable contribution of sound editors to entertainment media. “As a film buff, getting to highlight the ‘hidden artisans’ who create movie memories as important as any moving image, is a joy for me,” Oswalt said. 

MPSE president Mark Lanza said that the organization is thrilled to have Oswalt back for a second year. “Patton is the perfect host…witty, charming, and ingratiating,” Lanza stated. “He also has a true appreciation for the art of sound. Our members love him. We’re looking forward to another special night.”

Oswalt continues to leave his distinctive imprint across all areas More

  • Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023
U.S. actress Jessica Chastain, chair of jury for Marrakech Film Festival, poses for photos on the red carpet, in Marrakech, Morocco, Friday, Nov. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- 

Film industry leaders in Marrakech attending one of the Arab world's largest film festivals emphasized Friday the importance of elevating cinema and artistic expression amid a shadow cast by Israel's war with Hamas and an earthquake that struck Morocco less than three months ago.

"In the weeks leading up to the festival, we were not sure that we would even be able to be here. The world we share is shattered and devoured," said American actor Jessica Chastain, serving as the president of the festival's jury, in a speech on the festival's opening night.

"Throughout history, art has been used as an accessible tool for communication, raising awareness about social issues and affecting positive change," she added.

Surrounded by red carpet crowds and flashing camera lights, others agreed.

"We know what's happening and don't forget it," said Melita Toscan Du Plantier, director of the Marrakech International Film Festival. "But heart More

  • Friday, Nov. 24, 2023
This image released by Apple TV+ shows Hannah Waddingham in a scene from her holiday special "Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas," premiering Nov. 22. (Robert Viglasky/Apple TV+ via AP)

Hannah Waddingham's friends weren't exactly ready to celebrate Christmas when they received an invitation to attend a live taping of her holiday special last May at the London Coliseum.

It "was uncommonly sweaty in London," recalled Waddingham, "and there was us putting out an invitation saying, 'Please wear your Christmas finery.' So many of my friends rang me, were like, 'Dude, really?' I was like, 'Yes, get your Christmas sweater out. If I'm going to be sweating, so can you.'"

"Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas," debuted Wednesday (11/22, along with an accompanying soundtrack), is a dream come true for the performer, an Emmy Award-winner and three-time Olivier Award nominee. Her mother, Melodie Kelly, was an opera singer and Waddingham says she essentially spent her childhood at the Coliseum.

"I've run around those corridors since I was 8 years old. The reason why I am who I am as a performer is from sitting in that theater More

  • Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023
An Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 21, 2015. The film academy takes a special interest in helping filmmakers at the beginning of their careers throughout the year, and one of their most important showcases is the Student Academy Awards which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Spike Lee already had several big moments with the Oscars by the time he finally won a competitive statuette in 2019.

His first came almost 40 years earlier, in 1983, when he was a film student at New York University. Lee submitted his master's thesis film "Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads," starring Monty Ross, to the Student Academy Awards. And it won.

The Student Academy Awards may not be as glitzy or high profile as the Oscars, but in its 50 years it has proven to be a vital launching ground for emerging filmmakers. Inclusion and access may sound like recent buzzwords, but the film academy has been striving to break down barriers to entry for decades.

In 1973, then Academy president Walter Mirisch said, prophetically, that they were celebrating the young people who "will be taking our places." Over the years, student winners have included Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker, Patricia Riggen, Bob Saget and Patricia More

  • Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of the Netherlands, drives past the Sphere during the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix auto race, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Nick Didlick)

Formula One's return to Las Vegas drew the largest audience for the series since June, despite starting in the middle of the night for viewers on the East Coast, according to ESPN.

The race, which began at 1 a.m. Eastern, attracted 1.3 million viewers, one of its largest audiences for the series this season, ESPN said.

The telecast, which ran until just after 3 a.m. Eastern, averaged 1.3 million viewers. That's the third-largest F1 audience of the season on cable and sixth-largest overall on ESPN platforms this season.

The Las Vegas Grand Prix, run for the first time since 1982 in Sin City, was the most-viewed F1 race since June's Canadian Grand Prix on ABC (1.76 million) and the most-watched telecast of any kind on cable after 11 p.m. Eastern on Saturday night and in the overnight hours. Viewership for the race peaked at 1.5 million between 1:15-1:30 a.m. EST.

The 2023 season has had three of the four largest live F1 More

  • Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023
Michael Dinner
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- 

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor award-winning director/writer/producer Michael Dinner with its annual Filmmaker Award.

Dinner served as executive producer/showrunner/director for multiple series including The Wonder Years, Chicago Hope, Early Edition, Karen Sisco, Kidnapped, Mr. Sterling, Justified, Masters of Sex, Sneaky Pete, and Mayans M.C. He also directed critically acclaimed pilots including Tribeca, The Street, Fantasy Island, Bionic Woman, Sons of Anarchy, and Justified. In addition, he served as creator/showrunner/writer/director of Amazon’s and Channel 4’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, and he was a contributing director on Netflix’s award-winning Unbelievable and Apple’s re-boot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. His most recent project is the FX limited series Justified: City Primeval, a follow up to the hit series Justified, More

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