Sunday, December 17, 2017

News

Displaying 1 - 10 of 17760
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Scores 2nd Best Opening Weekend Ever With $220 Million
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will happily settle for second. Rian Johnson's second installment in the third "Star Wars" trilogy rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. That gives "The Last Jedi" the second-best opening ever, slotting...
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
Anita Hill To Head Entertainment Industry Commission On Sexual Misconduct
The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein. A statement Friday...
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
Spurlock's "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!" Pulled From Sundance Festival Lineup
Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned. The remaining partners in his production company said Friday that they removed "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!" from the Sundance slate in light of Spurlock's confessions of sexual misconduct this week...
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
Disney-Fox Deal Signals A New Era For Hollywood
After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood. Disney's deal to purchase most of 21st Century Fox ends the era of the "Big Six" major movie studios, toppling one of the industry's most famed studios and dramatically redrawing the Hollywood map. Disney's...
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
Foreign Language Film Oscar Race Narrowed Down To 9 Contenders
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards ®. Ninety-two films had originally been considered in the category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Michelle Kunken Named ECD At Saatchi NY
Michelle Kunken has been named an executive creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi New York. She will report directly to Javier Campopiano, chief creative officer, and work across a variety of clients. Most recently Kunken was an ECD at KBS and oversaw creative development and production on...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
FCC Repeals "Net Neutrality" Rules
The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. In a straight party-line vote of 3-2,...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
A Mightier Mouse: Disney To Acquire 21st Century Fox For $52.4 Billion
Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. The deal gives Disney...
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Kristen Cavallo Named CEO of The Martin Agency
Interpublic Group has named Kristen Cavallo to serve as CEO of The Martin Agency. She becomes the shop’s first female chief executive just a couple weeks following the departure of long-time staffer, chief creative officer Joe Alexander, after sexual harassment allegations surfaced against him...
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Humble Signs Director Ismael ten Heuvel For Spots, Branded Content In U.S.
Integrated content studio Humble has signed Dutch director Ismael ten Heuvel, a.k.a. Ismael, for commercials in the U.S. This marks his first exclusive representation in the American ad market (he had been handled for U.S. work earlier via a worldwide arrangement with Media Monks’ TheBoardRoom)...