Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.

The revised agreement, announced Tuesday, eases investor worries that...

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

Hacksaw Ridge garnered a pair of Golden Reel Awards, leading the feature winners during an awards ceremony held on Sunday night (2/19) at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement...

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Award winners were announced and honored on Sunday night (2/19) in 23 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. Topping the feature film competition were “La La Land,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Suicide Squad,” “Hail Caesar!” and “Star Trek...

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

Barry Jenkins won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay on the strength of Moonlight (A24), a film he also directed, while Eric Heisserer took the Adapted Screenplay honor for Arrival (Paramount Pictures) based on Ted Chiang’s story titled “Story of...

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

"The Great Wall" was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud.

The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, "The Great Wall" was intended to prove that the world's no. 2 movie marketplace could produce Hollywood-sized blockbusters of its own. Though...

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture - Live Action was presented on Saturday evening (2/18) to the sound mixing team of Steven Morrow, CAS, Andy Nelson, CAS, Ai Ling Lee, Nicholai Baxter, David Betancourt, and James Ashwill for La La Land. Director...

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

As the final votes pour in ahead of the Academy Awards' Tuesday afternoon deadline, Hollywood is drawing to a close an awards season that has, from Nate Parker to Mel Gibson, often been a confounding morality play.

By even movie standards, the dramatic swings of fortune are hard to...

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Production company No Smoke has added The Queen--a directing team consisting of Daniel Lumb and Crinan Campbell--to its roster for spots and branded content in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The duo is known for its distinctive photographic style, convincing performances and inventive, idea...

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Comedy director Aleysa Young has come aboard the roster of Community Films for commercials and branded content in the U.S. She continues to be handled in Canada by Toronto-based production house Untitled. 

Young becomes part of a Community directorial lineup which includes Marius Crowne,...

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg's long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto , sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan. Are we, he asks, "building the world we all want?"

While most people now use Facebook to connect with friends and family, Zuckerberg...