Friday, February 24, 2017

News

    • Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:45am
    Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. "Insecure" creator Issa Rae shared awkward memories of her first trip down a Hollywood red carpet. And singer-songwriter Janelle Monae, who makes her acting debut in two films best-...
    • Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:00am
    China's footprint in Hollywood is expanding following a wire and cable maker's purchase of a controlling stake in independent studio Millennium Films, which produced "Rambo" and "The Expendables." Recon Holding said Thursday it is taking a 51...
    • Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:15am
    "Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves has stepped in to direct "The Batman" for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post. Warner Bros. said Thursday that Reeves would also produce the stand-alone film. Reeves, also known for...
    • Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:30pm
    Even though Octavia Spencer is pleased with the record number of blacks nominated for acting Oscars this year, she's still disappointed by the lack of recognition for other people of color. "Diversity doesn't mean just black," Spencer said in a...
  • Female, Latino, Other Minority Representation Still Lagging In Oscars

    • Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

    The 2017 Oscar nominations were a banner year for black nominees both in front of and behind the camera, but other nonwhite groups and women were largely left out of the running. As #OscarsSoWhite...

  • "Moonlight," "Fences," "Hidden Figures," "Loving" Contribute To A More Diverse Oscars--But Issues Remain

    • Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

    After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse a group as the organization has ever seen, thanks to films like "...

  • DGA Award Nominee Otto Bell Reflects on "The Eagle Huntress"

    • Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

    Though he feels blessed with “terrific beginner’s luck” in finding a subject as real and inspiring as 13-year-old Aisholopan for his first feature, The Eagle Huntress (Sony Pictures...

  • O Positive Signs Director Jun Diaz For Commercials

    • Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

    Bicoastal/international O Positive Films has signed filmmaker Jun Diaz for commercials and content. Diaz is a leading visual storyteller with work that combines both strong art direction and...

  • Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey Leaving After 12 Years 

    • Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

    Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey is leaving the movie studio after 12 years at the helm.

    In a memo to employees, Grey said his duties end effective immediately but he will help...

  • CBS Claims 16 of Week’s Top 20 Nielsen Shows

    • Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

    CBS had a gleam in its eye again last week as the network held on to its Nielsen crown. In primetime viewership, CBS could claim the most-watched show, “NCIS,” and another 15 of the Top 20...