‘The Witnesses’ presents many vantage points of 2020

When the pandemic began we all became witnesses to a world outside of our windows. And nothing was ever the same again. The Witnesses is a collaboration between filmmaker Matt Ogens and Invisible Collective, a creative collective dedicated to making diverse and unique voices heard, founded by Justin Polk. For this timely project, Ogens asked … Continue reading “‘The Witnesses’ presents many vantage points of 2020”

Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 395 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Membership selection decisions are based on professional qualifications, with representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority of Academy Aperture 2025.  The 2021 class is 46% … Continue reading “Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites”

Cannes Lions: Ogilvy sets record with 8 Grand Prix

Ogilvy was recognized with 8 Grand Prix at the 2021 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, a record for the agency, and ranked as the No. 2 most creative network globally.  Throughout the week 30 offices across 24 countries contributed to Ogilvy being honored with a total of 81 Lions—including 1 Titanium, 8 Grand Prix, 14 … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: Ogilvy sets record with 8 Grand Prix”

NIKE: Caitlin Morris on Cities of Play

Naomi Osaka’s Play Academy, a grassroots sports initiative designed for young girls, is expanding into Los Angeles and Haiti. Cities of Play is an integral part of Made To Play, Nike’s global commitment to getting kids moving, where we work with local partners to increase kids’ participation in sport – particularly in marginalized communities. The Cities … Continue reading “NIKE: Caitlin Morris on Cities of Play”

BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has published the longlists for its 2021 Film Awards, which members are now forced to whittle down to the final nominations.  The following films are longlisted for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, listed alphabetically by title, with the exception of the performance categories, listed … Continue reading “BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards”

VFX Legion supports Michael Bay’s ‘Songbird’

Visualization services company, OPSIS, recently called on VFX Legion to lend its talents to Songbird, director Adam Mason’s new dystopian thriller from producer Michael Bay. As the film’s primary visual effects vendor, OPSIS provided end-to-end services – from Concept, Previs, Postvis, and finalizing VFX shots to assembling the right talent for the job. The film, which sits at … Continue reading “VFX Legion supports Michael Bay’s ‘Songbird’”

AFI Fest features 53% female, 39% BIPOC directed films

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the films that will play in the World Cinema, New Auteurs, Documentary, Cinema’s Legacy, Short Film Competition, Meet the Press Film Festival at AFI FEST and the AFI Conservatory Showcase sections at AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi, completing this year’s festival’s program. The complete AFI FEST program … Continue reading “AFI Fest features 53% female, 39% BIPOC directed films”

AFI announces summits and participants

The American Film Institute has set the lineup for its AFI Summit that will take place at AFI Fest (Oct. 15-22). The menu includes a conversation with Academy Award nominee, producer, director and writer Ava DuVernay in a conversation about elevating and supporting BIPOC filmmakers through her company Array. Other summits include The Hollywood Reporter’s … Continue reading “AFI announces summits and participants”