Sunday, February 19, 2017

News

    • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:30pm
    Octavia Spencer is up for her second Academy Award this year, but the star of "Hidden Figures" said Monday that she has even bigger plans. "The role I'm destined to play is to be one of the biggest producers in Hollywood," Spencer said at the 3rd...
  • Jeff Benjamin Named Partner/ECD At Barton F. Graf

    • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017

    Independent creative agency Barton F. Graf has brought Jeff Benjamin on board as partner, executive creative director. Reporting directly to CCO Gerry Graf, Benjamin will be instrumental in...

    • Monday, February 6, 2017 - 8:15pm
    Fox drew an audience of 111.3 million viewers for the first Super Bowl to go into overtime, a smaller audience than the game has had in the last two years but still ranking among the biggest for a television program in the United States. The top...
    • Monday, February 6, 2017 - 8:15pm
    If anyone was wondering if the Academy Awards will get political this year, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs all but confirmed it Monday at the annual Oscar nominees' luncheon. Boone Isaacs opened the private gathering at the Beverly...
  • Tech Companies Object To Travel Ban-In Court Filing, Super Bowl Ad

    • Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

    Through a Super Bowl ad, public statements and court filings, Silicon Valley's biggest companies are taking a strong stand against President Donald Trump's travel ban, saying high tech needs...

  • POV: Tide, Kia Among Super Bowl Ad Winners

    • Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

    The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons during a nailbiter Super Bowl 51 — and there were clear winners and losers off the field, too.

    Advertisers had to tread carefully this...

  • Russell Hollander To Become DGA’s National Executive Director

    • Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

    Russell Hollander will succeed Jay D. Roth as national executive director of the Directors Guild of America (DGA). Hollander is set to take on the new role in May upon the retirement of Roth who...

  • Politics, Inclusiveness, Humor Mark Crop Of Super Bowl Ads

    • Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

    Messages about America, inclusiveness — and, yes, even "four years of awful hair" — kept bubbling up in Super Bowl 51 ads from Airbnb, the NFL and a line of personal care products. But there was...

  • "Split" Scores Box Office Hat Trick; "Rings" Comes In 2nd

    • Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

    M. Night Shyamalan's multiple-personality thriller "Split" led the box office for a third-straight week, an unusual streak for a low-budget horror film.

    According to studio estimates Sunday...

    • Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 7:15am
    Leaked video showing a frightened dog being forced into churning water during filming of "A Dog's Purpose" was misleadingly edited and the German shepherd was unharmed, according to third-party findings released by American Humane, the group...