Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
Yard Dog Signs Director Brent Jones

Director Brent Jones has joined Los Angeles-based Yard Dog, led by executive producers Joe Piccirillo and Beth Pearson, for work in commercials, branded content and web media. Bringing a diverse reel and more than ten years of directing experience to his new home. Jones is perhaps best

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Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Renegade Animation Expands Original Programming; Taps Brittney Jorgensen To Head Development

Continuing to grow its original programming unit, Renegade Animation has promoted Brittney Jorgensen to the newly-created post of Head of Marketing and Development. Jorgensen will work with creators, writers and animators in developing concepts for animated television series and features, and...

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Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
2017 Young Entertainment Professionals Class Announced During SMPTE Annual Tech Conference

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the second year’s class of its Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) Program.  The announcement came during the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers®(SMPTE®) 2017 Annual Technical Conference &...

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Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
“The Strange Thing About…” Releases On Halloween Eve

Eric P. Sherman and his team at Bang Zoom! Studios announce the release of the first of nine episodes in a series of audiocomics called “The Strange Thing About…” The initial installment, “The Strange Thing About Billy,” is a horror themed tale and will be released at midnight on Halloween eve...

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Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Cactus Creates “Something for Everyone” TV Campaign To Showcase Colorado Lottery’s Scratch Line

Advertising agency Cactus has created an animated TV campaign aimed at driving awareness and purchases of various Scratch products in the Colorado Lottery’s portfolio.

Lottery ads tend to focus on a single product, but the point of “Something for Everyone” is to show there’s a Scratch...

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Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
170 Documentary Features Submitted For 2017 Oscar Race
One hundred seventy features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 90th Academy Awards®.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
“Aida’s...

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Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Sonic Union Expands, Launching New Bryant Park Space Led By Joe O'Connell

New York audio powerhouse Sonic Union is expanding with the launch of a new studio and creative lab overlooking Bryant Park to further accommodate clients’ evolving needs. The uptown location will focus on growth...

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Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Amazon Greenlights Ken Block’s The Gymkhana Files, Produced by Hoonigan Media Machine, Exclusively for Prime Video

Amazon announced it has greenlit The Gymkhana Files, an Amazon Original Unscripted Series featuring famed motorsports star and entrepreneur Ken Block and the making of Gymkhana 10, the...

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Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Enough is Enough! FIA Calls For End To Sexual Harassment in The Media, Arts and Entertainment Industry

The International Federation of Actors (FIA) Executive Committee unanimously approves a Declaration on sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the entertainment and media industries. 

The Declaration,...

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Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Motion Picture Sound Editors To Honor Kathryn Bigelow With Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will honor Kathryn Bigelow with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of such films as DetroitZero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the art of...

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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Announces Nominees in Film, TV, & Video Game Music

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) announced today the nominees for music in film, TV, videogames, commercials and trailers. The HMMA nominations have historically been representative of the nominees of key awards shows that occur months later.  HMMA nominees are chosen in specific...

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Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
The Producers Guild of America Honors Donna Langley With The 2018 Milestone Award

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Pictures, will be honored with the Guild’s 2018 Milestone Award.  Langley will receive the award at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac on January 20, 2018 at the Beverly...

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Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
Riptide Music Group Names Mark Ross, Son of Former Time Warner CEO Steve Ross, Partner, and Secures Multi-Million Dollar Deal To Finance Future Growth

Riptide Music Group (Riptide), a leading synchronization and rights management company that provides music to advertising, movie trailers, TV programming and promos, major motion pictures, videogames, and multi-media productions, has named Mark Ross as a Partner. Concurrently, Riptide has...

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Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
420TV Lights Up Production on "Medical Marijuana Miracles"

420TV, the premium cannabis news, entertainment and lifestyle channel set to launch in early 2018, has begun production on “Medical Marijuana Miracles,” a provocative new program exploring the real stories of people who have benefitted tremendously from the medicinal properties of cannabis. The...

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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
The 2017 Tallgrass Film Festival Announces Filmmaker Awards

The 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival presented by Consolidated Equities Trust (October 12-16) announced their filmmaker awards, led by Golden Strands Outstanding Feature Awards for Justin Chon’s GOOK (Narrative), and Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest’s FOR AHKEEM (Documentary), prior to...

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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
VFX Students From Rising Sun Pictures Apply Their Talents To Robot Comedy “Lucy and DiC”

The short film Lucy and DiC, which recently made its world premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival, imagines a time in the not too distant future when technology is no longer content to serve our best interests—in fact, it’s developed an attitude.

Directed by Jeremy Kelly-Bakker...

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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Accomplice Media’s Stephen Pearson Directs Marcus Mariota for First Hawaiian Bank

Tennessee Titans star Marcus Mariota might take chances on the football field, but when it comes to managing his money, he avoids Hail Marys.

In a new spot for First Hawaiian Bank, conceived by Honolulu agency MVNP and directed by Accomplice...

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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Manios Digital & Film Hires Industry Vet Tom O’Neill To Lead Sales in Eastern U.S.

Manios Digital & Film, a leading supplier of high-quality tools used in broadcast production and digital cinematography, has appointed Tom O’Neill to direct Eastern Regional Sales. O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in an area including New England, Mid Atlantic, South East...

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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
WCPMedia Services Provides Media Management Support to Rome’s MIA Audiovisual Market

For the third straight year, Italy’s Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo (MIA) selected WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based media management platform to manage film, television, documentary and gaming content. Relied on by festivals, studios and broadcasters worldwide, WCP...

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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Adidas Originals Embodies Detroit’s Creative Renaissance with Minimalist Campaign Directed by IDENTITY’s Philip Andelman via Johannes Leonardo

Adidas Originals and Johannes Leonardo recently tapped IDENTITY’s Philip Andelman to direct a contemporary campaign that captures the minimalist philosophy of Adidas Originals’ EQT line. The five-spot campaign expresses the creative spirit of Detroit, a forward-look city in the midst of an...

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