Monday, July 16, 2018

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Sunday, Jul. 15, 2018
"Hotel Transylvania 3" Fulfills Reservation Atop Weekend Box Office
"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American theaters...
Friday, Jul. 13, 2018
The Martin Agency Launches Talent & Culture Dept. To Promote Diversity, Inclusion
The Martin Agency has created a department called Talent & Culture that will report to Carmina Drummond, Martin’s chief culture officer. “We want progress,” said Drummond. “We’ve discovered it’s not enough to have diversity initiatives or incentives. Those efforts are right, but right can be...
Friday, Jul. 13, 2018
Brands Market At World Cup Despite Absence of U.S. Soccer Team
Budweiser has a boat on the Moscow River and a disco. Coke set up an interactive sculpture-video installation in Gorky Park and entertained 5,000 guests during the monthlong tournament. Visa built a campaign around former Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Business went on at the World Cup without the...
Friday, Jul. 13, 2018
Diversity Reflected In Emmy Acting Nominations
Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren't such Emmy outliers this year. More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That's up from a quarter of the field last year, when Brown ("This...
Friday, Jul. 13, 2018
Bo Burnham's Directing Debut Delves Into Awkwardness of "Eighth Grade"
An awkward middle school girl might be the last subject one would expect a 27-year-old male comedian to spotlight in his directorial debut, "Eighth Grade," but Bo Burnham has never exactly followed a script. Burnham made a name for himself as a teenage YouTube star, which turned into a record deal...
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018
Emmy Voters Not Enamored With Latest Reboots
Television executives and many viewers love the idea of reviving series and ideas from the past. Emmy voters? Not so much. "Roseanne" quickly became television's top-rated comedy upon its return, until ABC pulled the plug following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet. The series was not among the...
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018
Justice Dept. Appealing Judge's Ruling In Favor Of AT&T-Time Warner Merger
Stung by a federal judge's dismissal of its objections to AT&T's megamerger with Time Warner, the Trump Justice Department is challenging the decision with a legal appeal. The Justice Department said in a one-sentence document Thursday it is appealing the ruling last month by U.S. District...
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018
BBDO NY Nabs 2 Primetime Commercial Emmy Nominations
BBDO New York topped this year’s field of primetime commercial Emmy nominees, garnering a pair of nods for: Procter & Gamble’s “The Talk”; and the Monica Lewinsky anti-bullying PSA “In Real Life.” Directed by Malik Vitthal of The Corner Shop, “The Talk” is part of P&G’s continuing My Black...
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018
"Game of Thrones" Leads Way With 22 Emmy Nominations; Netflix Tops Networks With 112
"Game of Thrones" roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year's winner "The Handmaid's Tale," while a streaming platform made history by earning the most bids for the first time. Netflix's 112 nominations took away...
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018
SIGGRAPH Sets Computer Animation Fest Electronic and VR Theater Lineups
SIGGRAPH 2018 has unveiled the full lineup for its Computer Animation Festival Electronic and VR Theaters. The 45th SIGGRAPH conference will take place August 12–16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is known for continuously pushing the boundaries of...