Tuesday, February 28, 2017

RadicalMedia

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

Derek Cianfrance of RadicalMedia won the DGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercials last night (2/4) in Beverly Hills. A first-time nominee, Cianfrance earned distinction as best spot director of the year based on four entries from his body of work in 2016: Nike Golf’s “Chase”;...

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

Meredith Bennett and Erik Batt have joined RadicalMedia as, respectively, executive in charge of operations, Media & Entertainment, and head of communications. Bennett is former EP of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and prior to that co-EP of The Colbert Report. Batt is...

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

What was to become the Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton" was still raw and unshaped when documentary filmmaker Alex Horwitz turned on his camera three years ago.

Whether Lin-Manuel Miranda's vision of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton would become a concept album or a musical or something...

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

New Balance Athletics, based in Boston, is launching the first global New Balance Made content campaign--Made Mondays, a live documentary series profiling the next generation of creators. New Balance bills the project as the first-of-its-kind, immersive narrative film concept, developed...

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

A SHOOT conference call with Igor Martinovic and Rachel Morrison marked the first time the two cinematographers had “met”--albeit just on the phone (Martinovic was overseas on a project at the time of the SHOOT interview while Morrison was stateside). What’s remarkable is that...

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Justin Wilkes, president of RadicalMedia’s entertainment group, has long had a deep-rooted appreciation for Nina Simone, the late, great, legendary recording artist. “I’ve always been a fan of her music,” recalled Wilkes. “I grew up in Woodstock, New York. Her records were a fixture on my...

Monday, Jun. 27, 2016

What does it take to get an Oscar-nominated documentarian to direct a music video?

A call from Glenn Close.

That’s how Liz Garbus, director of “What Happened, Miss Simone?” came to make the video for “Ghost Story,” which was released Friday (6/24) in association with Close’s mental...