Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017

It felt like a summer week on the Fox broadcasting network — and that’s not a good thing.

Bereft of hits and in the traditional April lull before the last big month of the traditional TV season, Fox averaged a paltry 2.2 million viewers last week. Its most popular show, “Empire,” aired a...

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017

The Advertising Club of New York’s 2017 International ANDY Awards announced this year’s winners. McCann Worldgroup swept this year’s show, being named Agency Network of the Year with a total of 23 awards, and McCann New York being named Agency of the Year with nine ANDYs and the Best in Show...

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017

Hollywood is facing a cliffhanger after members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike that could begin as soon as next week.

Negotiations resumed Tuesday (4/25) as the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers grapple over...

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) has announced the winners of the 21st Annual Webby Awards, with BBDO New York taking home the top honor of “Webby Agency of the Year.” With six Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Awards, including for Sandy Hook Promise’s “Evan...

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017

The Tribeca Film Festival bestowed the Tribeca X Award upon Smirnoff Ice’s Chris Fonseca: Keep It Moving, directed by Zachary Heinzerling.  The juried award recognizes excellence in creative, original and authentic storytelling that is sponsored or underwritten by a brand. The...

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017

Oceana Branding, a director-driven production company for commercials, branded content and music videos, has opened its doors. The new venture is under the aegis of director/EP Danny Sawaf and maintains a directorial roster that includes Kendy Ty, Lev Pakman, Del, Ene Farina, Kim Gun, Bellone+...

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017

Members of the Writers Guild of America are one step closer to striking come May 2. In a letter to its members Monday, the WGA said 96.3 percent voted to authorize a strike as the May 1 contract expiration deadline looms. Negotiations between the Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and...

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017

Toygar Bazarkaya has been appointed chief creative officer for We Are Unlimited, McDonald’s creative agency of record. He is the first creative hire for the DDB Network since Ari Weiss started as chief creative officer of DDB North America (part of Omnicom) in February. Weiss has been overseeing...

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017

The unparalleled brilliance and puckish wit? Check. The trademark wild mop of hair? Check. The marital infidelity and free-wheeling sex?

Yes, check again for Albert Einstein, who in National Geographic's miniseries "Genius" comes across as a full-blooded, hot-blooded figure who lived by...

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017

Anthony Bourdain is not one for activism. Tattooed on his arm in Greek is "I am certain of nothing."

But at the Tribeca Film Festival, Bourdain has, a little reluctantly, presented a documentary, "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste," in which he argues passionately against the issue of food...