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  • Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023
Niecy Nash-Betts in a scene from "Dahmer--Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story." Nash-Betts topped the Best TV Acting (Female) category at the AAFC TV Honors competition (photo courtesy of Netflix).

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has set a new date to celebrate its previously announced AAFCA TV Honors winners. The private, invitation-only event was previously scheduled for August 27th but was postponed due to the SAG-AFTRA strike and will now be held on December 3rd at the Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, California.​

The AAFCA TV Honors recognize outstanding achievements in Broadcast Television and Streaming with a special emphasis on entertainment representing the Black diaspora.  Previously announced winners include Quinta Brunson, the cast of “P-Valley,” Jessica Williams, Debbie Allen, Niecy Nash-Betts, “The 1619 Project” and many more. Special honorees include Jennifer Hudson, who will receive the We See You Award, Delroy Lindo, who will receive the Legacy Award, and five-time Emmy® nominee Marla Gibbs who will receive the Legend Award.  The Apple TV+ show “Ted Lasso’’ will receive the Inclusion Award, and CBS More

  • Friday, Nov. 10, 2023
Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s (SBIFF) 16th annual Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence in Film. Gosling’s incredible range as a performer can currently be seen in this year’s critically acclaimed cinematic standout, “Barbie.” The prestigious award, which benefits Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s year-round educational programs, will be presented on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at a black-tie dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. This marks the second time since the passing of screen legend Kirk Douglas that the honor will be awarded. 

“Ryan Gosling has long been both a dramatic and comedic force in front of the camera. This year, thanks to his universally hailed, triumphant performance as Ken in ‘Barbie’--a film that truly demanded the attention of critics and moviegoers around the world--he has become a true cinematic powerhouse,” stated executive director Roger Durling.


  • Friday, Nov. 10, 2023
"Where Everything's Done Proper" for Yorkshire Tea

Effie UK, which recognises and celebrates the most effective marketing of the year, is proud to unveil the winners of the 2023 Effie Awards UK competition.

Twenty-one Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were chosen this year for solving a marketing challenge effectively, connecting with the target audience and achieving outstanding results.

Yorkshire Tea scooped the Grand Effie for the most effective marketing campaign in the UK, and also a Gold for its long-running brand campaign, "Where Everything’s Done Proper." Four other brands were also awarded Gold: CALM, Mayor of London, Pot Noodle and Tesco.

Eight brands--Dell, Heinz Pasta Sauces, McDonald’s, Santander, Tesco, TV Licensing, Vodafone and The Woolmark Company--received Silver Awards. Effie UK also handed out eight Bronze awards to: Capita for the British Army, DFS, H&M, Merlin Entertainments, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, Renault UK, Tesco and TUI.

This year, six of More

  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023
America Ferrera attends the Academy Women's Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

In a room filled with several influential Hollywood figures, "Barbie" star America Ferrera used her platform to address an ongoing industry issue: Latino representation in film.

"According to the numbers, the dominant narrative our industry puts into the world is that Latinos either don't exist or they are poor, immigrant criminals," the Emmy winner said before a gathered crowd Thursday at the Academy Women's Luncheon.

The actor said she was taken aback after she learned that Hispanics and Latinos remained underrepresented in film over the past 16 years, according to a recent report by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

Despite the growth the Hispanic population in the U.S., Ferrera pointed out the study found that similar growth hadn't happened in film. In last year's movies, the study found that more than half of Latinos appearing on screen were depicted as criminals.

"I'm personally More

  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023
Actor Robert De Niro arrives at court in New York, Oct. 31, 2023. A jury has ordered Robert De Niro's company to pay more than $1.2 million to his former personal assistant after finding his production company, Canal Productions, engaged in gender discrimination and retaliation, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

A jury awarded more than $1.2 million to Robert De Niro's former personal assistant Thursday, finding that a company he formed to look after his personal needs was liable for gender discrimination and retaliation after the former assistant accused the actor of subjecting her to a toxic work environment.

While the jury found De Niro was not personally liable for the abuse, they said his company, Canal Productions, should make two payments of $632,142 to his longtime personal assistant, Graham Chase Robinson.

De Niro, who spent three days at the two-week trial — including two on the witness stand — has been ensnared in dueling lawsuits with Robinson since she quit in April 2019. He was not in the courtroom when the verdict was read aloud on Thursday afternoon.

Robinson, 41, testified that De Niro, 80, and his girlfriend, Tiffany Chen, teamed up against her to turn a job she once loved into a nightmare. She smiled and hugged all her More

  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023
Pixomondo CEO Jonny Slow
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- 

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has announced that Pixomondo (PXO), its Academy Award, BAFTA and Emmy-winning virtual production and visual effects business acquired in 2022, will assume operation and management of SPE’s first state-of-the-art LED virtual production stage. Built by Sony Innovation Studios (SIS), SPE’s award-winning entertainment technology company, the LED volume is located on Stage 7 on the historic Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City.

The stage was established in 2022 and is the world’s largest that uses Sony Corporation’s high brightness and wide color gamut Crystal LED display panels, created in collaboration with top engineers at SIS and Sony Corporation for use in virtual production. PXO will assume oversight of the LED virtual production stage later this month from SIS.

Most recently, the stage was used as the backdrop for New York-based recording artist, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist INIKO’s More

  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023
Actor Robert De Niro exits federal court after attending closing arguments in civil trial over claims by ex-VP, personal assistant, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Robert De Niro looked on Wednesday as a lawyer for a woman who worked for him for over a decade urged a jury in closing arguments to award her millions of dollars for emotional distress and reputational harm because the actor discriminated and retaliated against her.

Attorney Brent Hannafan argued on Graham Chase Robinson's behalf in Manhattan federal court after De Niro's lawyer, Richard Schoenstein, told jurors that Robinson was a disloyal employee who stole $85,000 worth of airline miles and owes De Niro damages.

"This is a civil rights trial," Hannafan said. "Your verdict will have meaning when you return it, again, not just for Ms. Robinson, but for all civil rights litigants."

He urged jurors to award Robinson "significant damages" of at least seven figures and "possibly up to eight figures," a request consistent with her $12 million claim asserting gender discrimination and retaliation.

Schoenstein said De Niro, 80, More

  • Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023
In this Nov. 13, 2019, photo, a Disney logo forms part of a menu for the Disney Plus movie and entertainment streaming service on a computer screen in Walpole, Mass. Disney reports earnings on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Walt Disney Co. reported sharp profit growth for its fiscal fourth quarter, exceeding analyst expectations and sending its shares up more than 3% in after-hours trading.

Disney said diluted net income attributable to the company jumped 63% to $264 million in the quarter that ended September 30, up from $162 million a year earlier. Diluted earnings per share, which excludes items largely related to the amortization of Disney's acquisitions of 21st Century Fox and Hulu, more than doubled to 82 cents in the quarter from 30 cents a year earlier. That exceeded analyst expectations of 71 cents, according to FactSet.

Disney shares rose more than 3% in after hours trading to $87.23.

Revenue for the quarter rose 5.4% to $21.24 billion, up from $20.15 billion. The company credited cost-cutting and other efficiencies from restructuring as well as continued subscription growth in its streaming business and a 30% increase in operating income More

  • Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023
2023 Foundation summer intern Nike Anifowoshe working at “Extra” in Burbank, Calif. (photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

The Television Academy Foundation today (11/8) opened appliations for its 2024 Summer Internship Program in Los Angeles for media arts college students nationwide. The program offers over 45 paid, eight-week internships at top entertainment production companies and studios.

Online applications are currently being accepted through Jan. 17, 2024, at 5 p.m. (PST) here.

The internship program gives students in-depth and hands-on professional experience working in a variety of television careers and professions at prominent Hollywood studios and production facilities. Internship categories include — but are not limited to — animation, cinematography, development, directing, editing, interactive media, news and writing.

The program and its extraordinary opportunities are offered for undergraduate and graduate college/university media-arts students for the summer of More

  • Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023
A Nintendo Switch console is seen at a retail store in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2022. Nintendo is developing a live-action film based on its hit video game "The Legend of Zelda," the Japanese maker behind the Super Mario franchise said Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
TOKYO (AP) -- 

Nintendo is developing a live-action film based on its hit video game "The Legend of Zelda," the Japanese company behind the Super Mario franchise said Wednesday.

The film, with financing from Sony Pictures Entertainment as well as its own investment, will be directed by Wes Ball, the American director of the upcoming "Planet of the Apes" film. It's being co-produced by Nintendo and Arad Productions Inc., which is behind the live-action Spider-Man films and headed by Avi Arad.

The move highlights Kyoto-based Nintendo's strategy to leverage various aspects of its business, including theme parks, merchandising and movies, to boost machine and software sales, and vice versa.

That strategy has met success. Its animation film "The Super Mario Bros. Movie," released earlier this year, has raked in more than $1.3 billion and drew nearly 170 million people worldwide.

President Shuntaro Furukawa, briefing reporters online, said the More

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