Sunday, February 18, 2018

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Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

For the fourth time in his illustrious career, Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, has won the ASC Award for best cinematography in a motion picture, the latest honor coming during a gala ceremony on Saturday night (2/17) for his work on Blade Runner 2049

In recent years, an ASC Award...

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

The Weinstein Co. thought it had found a path to survival. A group of investors led by a respected businesswoman offered to acquire the company, rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors. It was an eye-catching idea in a country where men dominate corporate boards in almost every...

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.

And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent...

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

A gold medal used to be the golden ticket for lucrative endorsements — think Mary Lou Retton on a Wheaties box. But in the age of social media, athletes are making a name for themselves well ahead of time.

Even more so than in Rio in 2016 and Sochi in 2014, Pyeongchang athletes are...

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google’s own most lucrative ads will sail through its new filters.

The move, which Google first floated back in June, is ostensibly...

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

The kooky caveman characters that come to life in "Early Man " have been kicking around in Nick Park's imagination for decades.

Long before he created Wallace and Gromit, Park was taken with Ray Harryhousen's animated dinosaurs in the 1966 Raquel Welch movie "One Million Years B.C."...

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Production company and artist management agency Great Bowery Film has added London and L.A.-based director Gerard de Thame to its roster of filmmakers, artists, photographers, creative directors, designers and animators. 

Great Bowery will represent de Thame for spots and branded content...

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Ryan Coogler was feeling overwhelmed by "Black Panther."

It was only his third feature film and, at just 30-years-old, he was making it with Hollywood's most powerful studio under enormous cultural expectations and with $200 million to get it right.

And he really didn't want it to...

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning producer, director and writer Ryan Murphy and his Ryan Murphy Productions have entered into a multi-year deal to produce new series and films exclusively at Netflix, starting July 1.

“Ryan Murphy’s series have influenced the global cultural...

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Olympic thrills and the aftermath of a patriarch’s death on “This Is Us” combined to give NBC a golden ratings victory.

NBC’s total viewership last week topped that of the other three major broadcasters combined by 27 percent, the biggest network regular-season gap since Nielsen’s...