Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017
Director Kathryn Bigelow Joins Smuggler For Spots, Branded Content Worldwide
Kathryn Bigelow--the Best Director Oscar winner for The Hurt Locker , which also won Best Picture in 2010--has joined the roster of production house Smuggler for commercials and branded content worldwide. The Hurt Locker earned a total of nine Academy Award nominations. Three years later, Bigelow's...
Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017
Facebook Fostering Online Groups; Could Ads Be Far Behind?
At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with helping people share baby pictures and live video — or fake news and hate symbols — via the social network he created. So the Facebook...
Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017
27th Saatchi New Directors' Showcase Tally: 17 Individual Filmmakers, 3 Teams
The 27th Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase, unveiled on Thursday morning (6/22) before more than 2,000 delegates at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, featured a field of up-and-coming talent consisting of 17 individual directors and three teams filling a total of 20 slots...
Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017
World Producers Organization Advocates Bidding Transparency At Cannes Summit
The World Producers Organization held its 12th Annual Summit in Cannes under the organization of the AICP, APA and CFP-E. During their get-together, more than 100 production company owners and executives from 33 countries discussed pressing issues facing the global production industry. As a group,...
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017
Santander Bank's Sci-Fi Film Wins Entertainment Lions Grand Prix At Cannes
A short film titled Beyond Money for Spain’s Santander Bank won the Entertainment Lions Grand Prix at Cannes. Directed by Kike Maillo via production company Oxigeno for MRM/McCann Spain, the sci-fi short centers on a woman who sells her memories, sparking a discussion about the value of money while...
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017
NBA Finals Yield Week's Nielsen Champ: ABC
On a rerun-riddled schedule last week, viewers flocked to the limited ration of fresh fare, according to Nielsen. Game 5 of the NBA Finals was by far the week's big attraction, drawing more than 24 million viewers to ABC to land the week's top spot. NBC grabbed the next three slots with its...
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017
HPA To Present Lifetime Achievement Award To Larry Chernoff
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced that Larry Chernoff has been named 2017 recipient of the prized HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Chernoff will receive the award during the HPA Awards gala on November 16, 2017, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA...
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017
Burger King's Google Stunt That Went Awry Scores Cannes Lions Direct Grand Prix
The Whopper-sized prank that went awry landed on its feet at the Cannes Lions, scoring the Direct Grand Prix, underscoring how the jury valued the risk taking of agency DAVID Miami for client Burger King. The campaign consisted of 15-second spots which posed the query, “OK, Google, what is the...
Monday, Jun. 19, 2017
McCann's "Fearless Girl" Scores Three Grand Prix Honors At Cannes Lions Festival
”Fearless Girl” stood tall at the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, scoring three Grand Prix honors this evening (6/19)--in the PR, Outdoor and Glass: The Lion for Change competitions. The statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street’s famed “Charging Bull” has become...
Monday, Jun. 19, 2017
"Atlanta," "The Handmaid’s Tale," "This Is Us" Top TCA Awards With 4 Nominations Apiece
The Hulu series "The Handmaid’s Tale," FX’s "Atlanta" and NBC’s "This Is Us" led the way with four nominations each for the 33rd annual TCA Awards. The Television Critics Association (TCA), a media organization with more than 200 professional TV critics and journalists from the U.S. and Canada,...