From handmaids to Jesus, the Emmys announce noms

Al Pacino’s haunting portrayal of Joe Paterno was snubbed. SNL’s Keenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant were nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Although David Lynch’s 18-episode Twin Peaks was nominated for 9 Emmy’s, the series was largely ignored in major categories. Netflix dethroned HBO as most nominated network. Jesus. He was … Continue reading “From handmaids to Jesus, the Emmys announce noms”

Effie Jurors weigh in on creating an effective culture

(New York – 14 May 2018) Members of the 2018 North American Grand Effie Jury weighed in on how their companies are building and maintaining an effectiveness culture. Mary Beth West, Chief Growth Officer, The Hershey Company “What gets measured gets done.” Keith Weed, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Unilever “We have been working to … Continue reading “Effie Jurors weigh in on creating an effective culture”

“Wonder Woman’s” Patty Jenkins ​to receive 2018 Women in Motion Award

(Cannes 04 May 2018) Patty Jenkins is a writer and director, best known for directing Warner Bros. Wonder Woman, her debut Oscar-winning feature Monster and helming the pilot and finale episode of AMC’s The Killing. She began her career in painting after studying at Cooper Union. While there, she crossed over to filmmaking and went … Continue reading ““Wonder Woman’s” Patty Jenkins ​to receive 2018 Women in Motion Award”

“Le Brio” wins Jury Award at Colcoa French Film Festival

The Franco-American Cultural Fund, a collaboration between the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association, The Writers Guild of America West and France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM), announced the awards for the 22nd edition of COLCOA French Film Festival which ended April 30. Le Brio, written and directed by … Continue reading ““Le Brio” wins Jury Award at Colcoa French Film Festival”

WGA Awards, Guillermo del Toro, weekend box office

“Get Out” and “Call Me By Your Name” win at WGA Awards “I’m your host Patton Oswalt or as Guillermo del Toro puts it, ‘The Shape of Pudding,’” said the comedian as he opened up his third year of hosting The 70th Annual Writers Guild Awards which took place simultaneously in Los Angeles at the … Continue reading “WGA Awards, Guillermo del Toro, weekend box office”

“What’s On Tap” is all about the beer, and more

Kinzie Street Studio’s upcoming weekly series What’s On Tap adds a most essential ingredient to the food and travel show menu: beer. Lots and lots of beer. “Serving up stories about people who make beer, people who serve beer and people who drink beer,” the work-in-progress will be a thirst-quenching, host-driven trip through bars and … Continue reading ““What’s On Tap” is all about the beer, and more”

Rhyan LaMarr’s journey to “Canal Street”

On his way to becoming one of the hottest young filmmakers in America, Rhyan LaMarr has proven just about every self-motivational cliché in the book. He was raised by divorced parents who struggled in two separate households, went to a high school where almost nobody looked like him, buried more friends then he cares to … Continue reading “Rhyan LaMarr’s journey to “Canal Street””

Fiji vows to raise $100K for AFI female directors

Despite Patty Jenkins directing one of the highest grossing films of 2017, Wonder Woman, or Dee Rees getting huge buzz for her debut film, Mudbound, or Greta Gerwig having the highest reviewed film of 2017 in Lady Bird, not one of them were nominated for a Golden Globe. Only Gerwig was nominated for a DGA … Continue reading “Fiji vows to raise $100K for AFI female directors”

Considering Thailand for your next shoot?

Whether you’re in commercial production or a Chicago indie film producer looking to get more out of your skimpy $3m budget, perhaps it’s time to think outside of the box when it comes to location. At least Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi of Thailand would like you to. At the Thai Night American Film Market … Continue reading “Considering Thailand for your next shoot?”

“Raising Adults” to premiere at Chop Shop June 7

Brittany Wagner and Kait Staley — who co-created, co-wrote and co-star in the new dark comedy webseries, Raising Adults — are not afraid to shoot scenes that feature at least one of them using the bathroom. And they’re the mature members of the cast.

“The series follows two young girls raising their crazy, disabled parents,” explains Britt. “It’s all about their struggle to get by, reluctantly taking care of the ones they love.”