Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017
UK Gov't. Opts To Delay, Further Scrutinize Murdoch Takeover of Sky
Britain's government stalled Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid of the Sky pay television and broadband network Thursday after media regulators expressed concern about the influence of Rupert Murdoch and his family. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley told the House of Commons that the takeover "...
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017
Director Dax Shepard Joins brother For Spots, Wraps IBM Campaign For Ogilvy
Dax Shepard--whose body of work as a director spans features ( Brother’s Justice, Hit and Run , the recently released CHiPs ) and TV (episodes of Parenthood and About A Boy )--has extended his filmmaking reach, landing his first career representation for commercials and branded content, joining...
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017
Fallon Retakes The Lead From Colbert; Nielsen Week In Review
Jimmy Fallon has topped Stephen Colbert in late-night ratings for the first time since Donald Trump has been president. But the NBC comic might want to keep the champagne on ice. The Nielsen company said that Fallon's "Tonight" show averaged 2.66 million viewers last week, a whisker above the 2.62...
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017
BBH NY Assembles Sr. Mgt. Team: CEO Romano, CCO Caputo, Chairman Watson
BBH NY has unveiled its new senior management team. R/GA’s Anthony Romano will join BBH NY next month as its CEO. Gerard Caputo was promoted to chief creative officer. And Sarah Watson, who will continue as BBH’s global chief strategy officer, has been promoted to chairman of BBH NY. Romano will...
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017
Director Daisy Zhou Joins Public Record For Commercials
Public Record, a Brooklyn-based production and entertainment company, has signed director Daisy Zhou for her first commercial representation. With diverse experience as a cinematographer, she quickly transitioned into directing when a movement-driven spec spot caught the eye of both Public Record...
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017
Filmmaker Max Winkler Lands Spot Representation At RSA Films
RSA Films has signed filmmaker Max Winkler for commercial representation. Known for storytelling that astutely portrays the struggles and recklessness of youth, Winkler directed and co-wrote (with Alex McAulay and Matt Spicer) the feature film Flower , a coming-of-age story starring Zoey Deutch as...
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017
TV's D.C. Storylines Challenged By Real-Life Drama Of Trump Era
Say you're a storyteller whose TV show draws inspiration from real-life Washington. Whether portraying the noble geopolitics of "Madam Secretary" or the dirty deeds on "House of Cards," the high-stakes fumbling on "Veep" or the scourge of terrorism that haunts "Homeland," script writers have always...
Sunday, Jun. 25, 2017
Box Office Transformation For "Transformers: The Last Knight"
The hulking machines of "Transformers" are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they're still big in China. Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth installment in the Hasbro series, scored a franchise-low domestic debut with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket...
Saturday, Jun. 24, 2017
Thomas Schlamme Elected Directors Guild President
Director Thomas Schlamme was elected president of the Directors Guild of America by acclamation by the delegates at the Guild’s National Biennial Convention held on Saturday (6/24) at DGA National Headquarters in Los Angeles. Schlamme has been on the Guild’s National Board since 2005, most recently...
Saturday, Jun. 24, 2017
"Fearless Girl," "Superhumans" Among Big Winners On Closing Day Of Cannes Lions Fest
Underscoring the power of the human spirit, a defiant girl and a band of paralympian athletes were among the big winners on the final day (6/24) of the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Taking home the Film Grand Prix was the “We're the Superhumans” UK Channel 4 promo for its...