Saturday, December 10, 2016

Spike Lee

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars' second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will not attend this year's ceremony.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Lee said he "cannot support" the "...

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Spike Lee made his initial industry splash in 1983 when he won a Student Academy Award for his thesis film Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads. Fast forward to last month and Lee again earned special distinction from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), receiving...

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

More alive than most of the year's films put together, Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" is urgent agitprop that pulsates with unalloyed rage for the "self-inflicted genocide" of South Chicago and explodes with full-hearted (and gloriously lewd) pleas for peace....

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Spike Lee told an audience of entertainment luminaries that it's easier for a black person to become President of the United States than head of a Hollywood studio or network.

Lee made the remarks Saturday as he accepted an Oscar statuette at the...

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Spike Lee gets so excited when talking about movies, he can barely sit down. Reflecting on his career as he prepares to accept an honorary Oscar, the 58-year-old suddenly stands up and bounds around as he considers various ideas, at times bellowing so exuberantly...

Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2015

Amazon Studios says it has acquired Spike Lee's new film as its first Amazon Original Movie.

The film, with the working title "Chi-Raq," features a cast including Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson and Teyonah Parris, as well as D.B. Sweeney...

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2015

Spike DDB, part of Omnicom Group, has brought Victor Paredes on board as managing director. Paredes will lead the agency in partnership with Dabo Ché, sr. VP, executive creative director. Paredes’ role will also include spearheading new business and overseeing...

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015

"NBA 2K16" will be a Spike Lee joint.

2K Games announced Thursday that it recruited the acclaimed filmmaker — and die-hard New York Knicks fan — to write and direct the single-player campaign for the interactive basketball franchise's next edition....

Thursday, May. 14, 2015

Flanked by parents holding photographs of the children they've lost to gun violence in Chicago, filmmaker Spike Lee on Thursday defended his choice to make a movie about the city with the Iraq-inspired title "Chiraq."

"This is not a joke. This is not...

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Seven individuals and one corporate honoree will be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame during a gala ceremony on April 20, 2015, at New York’s historic Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

Elected by the Advertising Hall of Fame’s Council of Judges, here...