Saturday, November 18, 2017

News

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

The American Film Institute (AFI) has revealed the films that received the Audience and Jury awards at AFI Fest 2017.

“As the 31st edition of AFI Fest comes to a close, this year’s awards shine a light on the American independent, auteur and foreign cinema that resonated with our...

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

In one of the dreamy moments of surrealism that punctuate Sebastian Lelio's otherwise realistic "A Fantastic Woman," the film's transgender protagonist, Marina (Daniela Vega), walks down the street but an extreme, exaggerated headwind makes moving forward nearly impossible. She's tilted, as if...

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Bryan Fogel, director of the acclaimed documentary Icarus, affirmed that documentaries are in a golden age, attributable in large part to Netflix which is giving worthwhile work a level of exposure not previously possible.

Serving as a panelist on a Doc Roundtable at the recently...

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) bestowed its 2017 HPA Awards on Thursday (11/16) evening during a sold-out gala celebration at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.  And among the big winners was Stranger Things which took a pair of honors: Outstanding TV Editing for...

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about "Get Out."

Jordan Peele's horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures submitted the film for Golden Globe Awards consideration as a comedy...

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

The Epica Awards jury decided to award two film Grand Prix honors this year--one for Sandy Hook Promise’s “Evan” from BBDO NY, the other for online retailer Allegro.pl’s “English for Beginners” from Poland agency Bardzo.

At this evening’s (11/16) Epica ceremony in Berlin, Grand Prix...

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media.

Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. Thursday's decision by the Federal Communications Commission also makes it easier for one company...

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Director Jakob Strom--who took a break from the business to find himself as a filmmaker and ended up making a jarring piece that now carries added relevance given recent and ongoing news about sexual harassment of women--has signed with Cultivate.Media for representation in the U.S. 

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Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Fallout from sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein continued Wednesday as the disgraced producer was hit with a new lawsuit, lost an honorary degree and his former company forced to sell off a major film asset because of the scandal.

Weinstein and his former...

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Production and entertainment company m ss ng p eces has signed Japanese director Mr. Hide (pronounced Hee-day), formerly of RadicalMedia.

He is best known for his groundbreaking work on the 2009 launch of the Toyota Prius with Saatchi & Saatchi LA which went on to win a Clio as well...