NFT of Boseman to be redesigned after Oscars loss

An NFT of Chadwick Boseman created by Andrew Oshea as part of “Everyone Wins” swag bags for Oscar nominees is being redesigned in the wake of his Best Actor snub. The decision was made by Distinctive Assets, an LA-based entertainment marketing company, which was auctioned off with 50% of the proceeds going to the Colon … Continue reading “NFT of Boseman to be redesigned after Oscars loss”

Omnicom sees slight First Quarter increase in U.S.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) announced net income – Omnicom Group Inc. for the first quarter of 2021 of $287.8 million as compared to $258.1 million in the first quarter of 2020. Diluted net income per share for the first quarter of 2021 was $1.33 per share compared to $1.19 in the first quarter of 2020. Omnicom’s worldwide revenue in the first quarter of … Continue reading “Omnicom sees slight First Quarter increase in U.S.”

SXSW announces Pitch Competition finalists

South by Southwest Conference and Festivals announced the finalists for the 13th annual SXSW Pitch event, taking place virtually on March 17-18 as part of the SXSW Online digital experience. This competition takes place during South by Southwest Online 2021, with 40 startups chosen to compete based on the technological innovation brought to their fields. One winner … Continue reading “SXSW announces Pitch Competition finalists”

Post-COVID, some pandemic-policies should stick around

2020 was an incredibly challenging year for production, across advertising, TV and film. These teams are not considered essential workers, neither federally nor on state levels. Thus, when the country was on complete lockdown, there was a 3-4 month period with essentially no work, which caused great hardships for production companies, thousands of crew members, … Continue reading “Post-COVID, some pandemic-policies should stick around”

Hollywood community supports couple battling ALS

Lisa Poggi and Don Anderson, producers of the critically acclaimed documentary Brothers in Arms, and former News Corp. executive Marty Pompadur have joined together with industry colleagues to launch a GoFundMe campaign in support of Emmy-winning producer Anton Maillie and his battle with the terrible disease ALS, along with sole caregiver and wife, Tonick Films founder Mari … Continue reading “Hollywood community supports couple battling ALS”

Biden revokes Trump ban on ad agency diversity training

On his first full day in office President Joe Biden kept his promise on signing executive orders which would roll back divisive Trump administration policies. One of these included revoking EO 13950, a ban that curtailed diversity training for federal agencies and contractors. In fact, EO 13950, as it had been known, has now been removed … Continue reading “Biden revokes Trump ban on ad agency diversity training”

Couscous signs Karim Huu Do and Kim Geldenhuys

International creative production company Couscous has signed Karim Huu Do for U.S. music video representation and Kim Geldenhuys for U.S. commercial and music video representation. Karim brings a breathtaking cinematic appeal to his work with a trademark mix of surreal visual dreamscapes and unsettling hyperreality. Kim’s ideological work stems from his photography background, with diverse … Continue reading “Couscous signs Karim Huu Do and Kim Geldenhuys”

kaboom adds director Jordan Brady to roster

Boom. Content production company kaboom has announced the addition of Jordan Brady to its roster of multi-faceted directors. Brady has directed over 1000 commercials, four narrative feature films, three feature documentaries, and one Netflix Comedy Special. Whether collaborating with the likes of Will Farrell, Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, or directing … Continue reading “kaboom adds director Jordan Brady to roster”

Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative. The standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience. Academy governors DeVon Franklin … Continue reading “Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility”

‘Agents of Chaos’ premieres September 23 on HBO

Agents of Chaos, a two-part documentary directed by Emmy® and Academy Award Winner Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley) will debut WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), with part two airing the following evening at the same time, ahead of the November elections. The film … Continue reading “‘Agents of Chaos’ premieres September 23 on HBO”

Warburton, Hunt join ‘To Meet the Faces You Meet’

Parallax Studio has announced that Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick, Family Guy) and Samuel Hunt (Chicago P.D., Empire, Unbroken: Path to Redemption) have joined the cast of its upcoming science fiction film To Meet the Faces You Meet. Hunt will star as the lead live-action character Friz, a likable fugitive who, with his symbiotic A.I. spaceship MEAD, is on the run from the military … Continue reading “Warburton, Hunt join ‘To Meet the Faces You Meet’”

SAG-AFTRA Board approves agreement with AMPTP

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) National Board of Directors met today in a one-day videoconference plenary and approved the tentative agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on June 11. Formal negotiations between the 29-member SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee and the AMPTP began on Monday, April … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA Board approves agreement with AMPTP”

Prague reopens for U.S. productions

The Czech Republic and Prague have created new production guidelines in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, allowing productions to return including Disney+’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. If you remember, production was forced to halt earlier this year due to the scare. The new regulations were drawn up by the Czech Audiovisual Producers’ Association … Continue reading “Prague reopens for U.S. productions”

Female Voices Rock goes virtual for film conference

The mission of the great organization, Female Voices Rock, has always been to inspire change in the film and Television industry by giving the spotlight to women— talented filmmakers whose unique stories are systemically obscured from traditional theater distribution. Based in New York, their creative board has been working hard on new ideas to build … Continue reading “Female Voices Rock goes virtual for film conference”

Prepare for the Death & Rebirth of Hollywood

Editor’s Note: This is a reprint of a blog that first appeared on Medium.com. It is reprinted with Richard Jane’s permission. Production, exhibition, and good old fashion power are all being violently uprooted in tinsel town and where we land twelve months from now is going to look very different from the last twenty years. … Continue reading “Prepare for the Death & Rebirth of Hollywood”

Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament

The 20th annual Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament returns to the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida on April 30 and May 1, 2020. Thanks to the commitment of Murray Brothers, the annual golf outing has evolved into one of the most talked-about charity golf tournaments in the country. The annual … Continue reading “Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament”

Ziegelman Brothers get greenlight from Seed&Spark

You’ve heard of the Russo Brothers. Probably also the Coen Brothers and Sklar Brothers. Of course there are the Duplass Brothers and Duffer Brothers. And there were the Wachowskis, before they transitioned to sisters. But have you heard of the Ziegelman Brothers? The twin filmmakers are hoping that you will very soon with their newest … Continue reading “Ziegelman Brothers get greenlight from Seed&Spark”

Stage 18, IFP/Chicago form Independent Film Alliance

Stage 18 Chicago, a 501(c) 3 organization established to elevate Chicago’s independent film and new media industries, has announced an agreement with Independent Filmmaker Project Chicago (IFP) to merge and create a powerhouse organization that serves Chicago’s independent film creatives and the businesses that support them. The new organization, called the Independent Film Alliance (IFA Chicago), will … Continue reading “Stage 18, IFP/Chicago form Independent Film Alliance”

Aussie stars in spotlight at Australians in Film Awards

Last night, The Australian film industry turned out in style for the 8th Annual AiF Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner tonight at Intercontinental Century City. The annual star-studded Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner celebrates the achievements of Australian entertainment professionals and supports the foundation’s mission to usher Australian filmmakers into the international market. In an … Continue reading “Aussie stars in spotlight at Australians in Film Awards”