Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

The 2017 Oscar nominations were a banner year for black nominees both in front of and behind the camera, but other nonwhite groups and women were largely left out of the running. As #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign said, her hashtag was never about just black actors, but all communities...

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse a group as the organization has ever seen, thanks to films like "Moonlight," ''Fences," ''Hidden Figures" and "Loving."

It's been cause for celebration, but...

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Though he feels blessed with “terrific beginner’s luck” in finding a subject as real and inspiring as 13-year-old Aisholopan for his first feature, The Eagle Huntress (Sony Pictures Classics), director Otto Bell himself is a remarkable story as he put his life savings and capital from...

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Bicoastal/international O Positive Films has signed filmmaker Jun Diaz for commercials and content. Diaz is a leading visual storyteller with work that combines both strong art direction and production design, and understated comedic performances. Among the highlights of his work is the Cannes...

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey is leaving the movie studio after 12 years at the helm.

In a memo to employees, Grey said his duties end effective immediately but he will help his successor transition into the post. Paramount parent Viacom said they are searching for a new...

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

CBS had a gleam in its eye again last week as the network held on to its Nielsen crown. In primetime viewership, CBS could claim the most-watched show, “NCIS,” and another 15 of the Top 20 programs. (Remarkably, six of those CBS shows are freshman series.)

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” placed...

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

The 2017 AMP Awards has announced the members of its 2017 Curatorial Committee, which will be led by AMP Awards chair Susan Credle, global chief creative officer of FCB. The panel, which will meet in New York in late April to review all category finalists and choose the competition’s coveted...

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

The directorial duo of Michel+Nico has joined Believe Media as their first venture into commercial representation outside their native France (where they are represented by Bandit.) Believe is handling the directing brothers in the U.S. and U.K.
 
The Honest Player, a short...

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again.

If Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" is to win best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards - and just about everyone thinks it's going to - it will surely go down as another in a run of movies about Hollywood to be celebrated by Hollywood. Two years...

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute, have announced the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media...