Tuesday, February 28, 2017

News

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Yes, the Great Mistake of Oscars 2017 made history in all the wrong kinds of ways. But a day later, advocacy groups and others overjoyed by the Cinderella win of "Moonlight" were saying, let's forget the snafu and move on - because "Moonlight" made history in all the right kinds of ways.

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Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Anonymous Content has added Sophie Muller to its directorial roster for spots and branded content worldwide (in the U.K. via Anonymous’ partner Somesuch).  Over the years, Muller has crafted notable ads for brands such as Reebok, MasterCard, P&G, Lexus, and L’Oreal, and worked with many of...

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

For 82 years, global accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards.

Now its hard-won status is under threat.

The company was responsible for a colossal mistake at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night...

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Oscar winner, take two.

Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" - not, as it turned out, "La La Land" - won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech.

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Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller "Get Out," to a chart-topping opening weekend with $30.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Blumhouse-produced and Universal Pictures-distributed film cost an estimated $4....

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards announced its 2017 finalists. Grand Jury members from the international broadcast and film industry selected this year’s finalists from entries submitted from 40 countries. Primetime entertainment, innovative documentaries,...

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

One day after the Oscar-nominated directors of foreign language films issued an unprecedented joint statement decrying what they say is a climate of fascism, five of them gathered Saturday at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to put the focus back on their work.

The foreign...

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Sunday might be dominated by “La La Land,” but Saturday (2/25) belonged to “Moonlight.”

Barry Jenkins’ luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, taking home six awards including best feature. “Moonlight” won every award it was nominated for at the 32nd...

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists announced and honored winners of its 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday afternoon (2/24). Deadpool (20th Century Fox) won the top honors for Best Publicity Campaign for Motion...

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

The 2017 Oscar nominations were a banner year for black nominees both in front of and behind the camera, but other nonwhite groups and women were largely left out of the running. As #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign said, her hashtag was never about just black actors, but all communities...