Friday, December 9, 2016

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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the Official Selections of AFI Awards 2016, celebrating the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image--with 10 films and 10 television programs deemed culturally and artistically significant.

In addition to the 20...

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were more stories than those of the Skywalker family. That was the idea Disney was counting on when it purchased George Lucas's empire Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, and the rights to everything in the "Star Wars" universe. Sure, they'd...

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

The Producers Guild of America (PGA), announced the 2017 Stanley Kramer Award will honor the feature film Loving produced by Ged Doherty, p.g.a., Colin Firth, p.g.a., Sarah Green, p.g.a., Nancy Buirski, p.g.a., Marc Turtletaub, p.g.a., and Peter Saraf, p.g.a. The Focus Features release...

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

After spending the night shooting the most devastating scene in "Manchester by the Sea" - a scene in which, Casey Affleck's character, clutching a bag of groceries, stands before a tragedy that haunts him throughout the film - Affleck tripped and felt a shooting pain run up his back.

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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay announced the recipients of two special DGA Awards recognizing extraordinary contribution to the Guild: Thomas Schlamme and Marie Cantin will be honored at the 69th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 4, 2017.
 
Schlamme will...

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Smuggler has added Björn Rühmann to its directorial roster for worldwide commercial/branded content representation. He was formerly handled by production house Furlined.

Born and raised in Germany, Rühmann is a film director who made his initial industry mark as a creative at TBWA Paris,...

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Independent ad agency RPA has hired Marlon Hernandez for the role of VP, group creative director, Digital Group. Hernandez will report to EVP, chief creative officer Joe Baratelli and will manage the Digital Design group and guide digital programs for all clients.
 
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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

With the help of Dolly Parton, an iconic Christmas tree lighting, “The Voice” and the Dallas Cowboys, NBC enjoyed one of its best weeks in television ratings in years.

Aside from times when NBC had the Olympics or Super Bowl, the week ending Sunday was the network’s most-watched in 19...

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

Sixty-eight short films will complement the lineup of longer fare at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The short film slate aligns thematically with other Festival categories, including Midnight and The New Climate, the Festival’s new programming strand highlighting climate change and the...

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

Ryan Murphy, one of television’s busiest and most successful writers/directors/producers, will be named Television Showman of the Year at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards honoring excellence in publicity and promotion for motion...