Sunday, February 19, 2017

News

    • Friday, February 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Joel and Ethan Coen will polish the script for a planned "Scarface" remake. Universal Pictures announced Friday that "an explosive reimagining" of the gangster classic will be released in August 2018. Diego Luna is set to star in the role famously...
    • Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:30am
    Mike Tirico is taking over from Bob Costas as the prime-time host of NBC's Olympics coverage starting next winter in South Korea. Costas, who has been the on-air concierge to NBC's Olympics 11 times starting in 1992, said he decided on his own a...
  • "Hell or High Water" Director David Mackenzie Joins Ruffian For Spots

    • Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

    David Mackenzie--director of Hell or High Water, the acclaimed film that’s earned four Oscar nominations, including for Best Picture--has signed with L.A.-based Ruffian for commercial...

  • Director Nicolas Randall Lands 1st U.S. Representation, Joins Bullitt

    • Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

    Bullitt has brought director Nicolas Randall aboard its roster. His credits include the spots “Ghostmode” for Lyft (from agency Lyft San Francisco) and Infiniti’s “Empower the Drive” (Crispin...

  • AFS Productions Marks A Milestone

    • Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

    Established in 1996 by Dale Kushner, AFS serves the needs of the international commercials, stills and film industry wanting to shoot in Africa. Originally founded in Los Angeles, the head office...

  • Super Bowl: Unify, Diversity, Diversion

    • Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

    In an era of media fragmentation, the Super Bowl has increased in its value, delivering a rare opportunity to reach a mega audience—and the premium for that is on the rise, hitting a record $5...

  • Short Takes for February 2017

    • Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

    Simon McQuoid of Imperial Woodpecker directed an eight-spot campaign for H&R Block out of Fallon Worldwide. In the mix is this commercial titled “Zombie” in which H&R Block spokesman Jon...

  • Creatives Assess This Year's Crop of Super Bowl Commercials

    • Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

    The greatest comeback in Super Bowl history was a tale of two games--one dominated at the outset by the Atlanta Falcons, the other taken over by the eventual winner, the New England Patriots. ...

  • Rep Report for February 10, 2017

    • Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

    ICM Partners is now representing cinematographer Ulrik Boel Bentzen and production designer Clement Price-Thomas for commercials and feature...

  • Street Talk for February 10, 2017

    • Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

    Pulse Films has promoted Claire Wingate to SVP of production and operations, and Isabel Davis to head of production for unscripted TV and branded...