Monday, April 24, 2017

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Monday, Apr. 24, 2017

Does the summer movie season still exist?

It was once an air-conditioned oasis that drew lines around the block of audiences eager for the roller-coaster ride of "Indiana Jones," the shark bite of "Jaws" and the buzz of a lightsaber. But in a time where the mega-movie business is year-...

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017

Daniel Evans has been appointed creative director at Leo Burnett London. A digitally-led creative who has built a strong reputation across all disciplines, Evans joins from We Are Social, where he was the associate creative director.

Reporting to Chaka Sobhani, Leo Burnett’s chief...

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017

"The Fate of the Furious" sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller "Unforgettable" and historical drama "The Promise" in the dust.

Universal Pictures' eighth installment in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise earned $38.7 million in North American theaters over...

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the winners of tonight’s British Academy Television Craft Awards, celebrating the very best behind-the-scenes talent in 2016. 
 
Four programs won two BAFTAs each. Historical drama The Crown, starring Claire Foy and...

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017

The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage.

Clinton was an unannounced panelist, there to discuss the scourge of elephant...

Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017

The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 44 recipients of its 2017 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants. "This year, the grants will support non–profit organizations in 24 communities across the country, reach underserved high school students, support...

Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017

As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality.

The Oscar-winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her first VR experience, "The Protectors...

Friday, Apr. 21, 2017

"The timing has been uncanny," says Margaret Atwood, marveling at how her 1985 novel, "The Handmaid's Tale," has not only been given renewed life as a TV series but has also gained disturbing urgency.

"Last November 7, they thought they were making a fantasy fiction series," Atwood says...

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has appointed Dino Bernacchi, 47, to the newly created role of chief marketing officer for the company’s U.S. operations.  Based at the company’s Irvine, Calif. headquarters, Bernacchi will report to MNAO president and CEO, as well as Mazda Motor Company’s...

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

Oprah Winfrey doesn't scare easy and she wasn't frightened here.

"But I was unsure and uncertain of myself going into this role," she says. "I did not want to do it. I never truly expected to do it. I had other people in mind to do it."

Instead, it's Winfrey who erupts in the new...