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Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) --
Testimony at trial Monday turned emotional and argumentative as an eyewitness recounted the fatal 2021 shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin during a movie rehearsal and described gun... read more


Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) --
Don Henley never gave away handwritten pages of draft lyrics to "Hotel California" and other Eagles hits, he said Monday, calling them "very personal" in testimony that also delved into an unrelated... read more


Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) --
A New Mexico judge has set a trial date for Alec Baldwin on an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from the 2021 deadly shooting on the set of the Western movie "Rust." The scheduling order... read more


Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

LOS ANGELES --
Creative collective Wild Gift, founded by production veterans David Mitchell and Tomer DeVito, has signed director Julian Acosta for commercial representation in the U.S. and global markets. A... read more


Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

LOS ANGELES --
Creative production studio London Alley has added international director Sidney Van Wichelen to its roster for U.S. representation spanning commercials, branded content and music videos. This marks... read more


Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

DALLAS --
Stephen Arnold Music (SAM), The World Leader In Sonic Branding ® , recently joined Attractions Technology Lab (ATL) for an immersive dive into the latest innovations in themed entertainment. SAM was... read more


Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

NEW YORK --
StrawberryFrog, an independent strategy, marketing, advertising, and design firm, has hired Nick Sonderup as executive creative director. Sonderup is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated creative leader... read more


Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

The road to an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature had its share of detours for writer-director Nisha Pahuja as she grappled with what eventually became To Kill a Tiger . For one, the film... read more


Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) --
Danai Gurira remembers a moment filming "The Walking Dead " which she now believes contributed to the future pairing of her character Michonne with Andrew Lincoln's Rick. It was during season three,... read more


Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) --
With two weeks to go before the Oscars, “Oppenheimer” looks unstoppable. Director and producer Christopher Nolan’s tale of the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the birth of the atomic age won the... read more


Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024

Celine Song’s quiet romance “Past Lives” won two of the biggest awards at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Sunday afternoon, honored for best feature and best director. Other big winners were Cord... read more


Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024

“Oppenheimer” continued to steamroll through Hollywood’s awards season on Saturday, winning the top prize, for outstanding cast, along with awards for Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr., at the... read more


Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) --
A new entry in the "Avatar" franchise is about to soar and James Cameron has no part in it. "Avatar: The Last Airbender" is a completely different fictional world from Cameron's Pandora but the two... read more


Friday, Feb. 23, 2024

Google apologized Friday for its faulty rollout of a new artificial intelligence image-generator, acknowledging that in some cases the tool would "overcompensate" in seeking a diverse range of people... read more


Friday, Feb. 23, 2024

CHICAGO, BOULDER & RALEIGH --
11 Dollar Bill has hired ad industry vet Jamie Slade as executive producer at its Boulder studio. Slade, whose background includes a post as sr. producer with Crispin Porter+Bogusky, will oversee... read more


Friday, Feb. 23, 2024

NEW YORK --
Lost Planet Editorial has brought East Coast-based editor Kenny Shimm aboard its roster. He had previously been working independently as a freelancer. As an editor, Shimm has contributed to several... read more


Friday, Feb. 23, 2024

LONDON --
Blinkink, the London-based production studio, has added Ng’endo Mukii to its directorial roster for global representation spanning short-form fare across commercials, branded content, short films and... read more


Friday, Feb. 23, 2024

It’s been an auspicious directing debut for Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp as their Bobi Wine: The People’s President (National Geographic) has earned assorted honors, including nominations for a... read more


Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) --
Reddit has struck a deal with Google that allows the search giant to use posts from the online discussion site for training its artificial intelligence models and to improve services such as Google... read more


Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) --
Prosecutors sought to pin blame on a movie weapons supervisor for bringing live ammunition on set and "unprofessional and sloppy" work that contributed to the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by... read more


Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

NEW YORK --
Huge, the design and innovation company under Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), has hired Chidi Achara as chief product officer and appointed Matt Weiss as chief brand officer. Both personnel moves were... read more


Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

LOS ANGELES --
ALIBI Music has dropped a new album sure to fulfill any project’s need for speed. “Driving Electro Rap” features full lyrical rap vocals and hard-edged electronic instrumentation, from frantic drum,... read more


Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

CHICAGO, BOULDER and RALEIGH --
11 Dollar Bill has hired ad industry vet Jamie Slade as Executive Producer at its Boulder studio. Slade, whose background includes a post as Senior Producer with Crispin Porter + Bogusky, will... read more


Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

Three firm thumps into the Arrakis sand is all you need to summon a sandworm in Denis Villeneuve's "Dune: Part Two." It's almost as easy as hailing a cab or calling for the check. The big buggers can... read more


Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

LOS ANGELES (AP) --
Walmart is buying the smart TV maker Vizio for $2.3 billion as it attempts to expand its rapidly growing advertising business to compete with Amazon. If completed, the deal would give Walmart access... read more