Posts Tagged ‘film’

These West Coast Agencies Are Fearlessly Embracing Change as Advertising Evolves

October 9, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

New York has long served as the heart of the media and advertising industries. Los Angeles, by contrast, pumps out a steady flow of popular culture and has its own agency scene to match. This global headquarters for the entertainment and production industries—with a dash of tech innovation—creates a wealth of opportunities for trend-smart ad shops that aren't afraid to draw talent and collaborators from outside the "traditional" marketing world. As clients cut budgets and the storied broadcast TV model evolves, these organizations are increasingly comfortable moving beyond the familiar. Thankfully, their hometown has a wealth of alternatives to offer. R/GA "The idea that the commercial should be interrupting [your viewing experience] is no longer accepted," said R/GA founder Bob Greenberg—and for his agency's L.A. office, this means more partnerships with local production companies like Maker Studios and Fullscreen that specialize in influencer-driven content. "Hollywood's unbundling creates opportunities for both agencies and clients," added R/GA vp and managing director Alex Morrison, noting that eight of today's top celebrities among teens are YouTube stars, and that a near-majority told a recent poll that such "creators" understand them better than their own friends. "There's no better place to have those conversations than in L.A.

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Venice Film Review: ‘Quit Staring at My Plate’

October 1, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The director’s penchant for the kind of realism that celebrates the ugliness of tawdry lives makes the film difficult to warm to, despite strong performances.

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Little Wing’

September 29, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Selma Vilhunen's debut feature deals sensitively and intelligently with difficult real-life issues such as bullying, poverty, mental illness and dysfunctional families, making it a natural for festival programmers and Euro broadcasters.

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Film Review: Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

September 26, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Not since “Sweeney Todd” have the studios found such a perfect match of material for Tim Burton, Hollywood’s most iconic auteur.

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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘The Odyssey’

September 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If you're going to title your film "The Odyssey," you need to be pretty certain it's got enough narrative heft and thrust to justify the Homeric allusion.

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Film Review: ‘Closet Monster’

September 23, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The risk-taking confidence with which Dunn weaves in sardonic magical-realist elements, not to mention the film’s unpredictable yet assured approaches to style and tone, make for an auspicious debut.

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Golfing Origins Movie ‘Tommy’s Honour’ Lands at Roadside Attractions

September 23, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Roadside Attractions has acquired the U.S. rights to golfing origins movie “Tommy’s Honour” from Gutta Percha Productions. The drama, which was the opening night film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, is directed by Jason Connery. Pamela Marin and Kevin Cook wrote the screenplay, an adaptation from Cook’s acclaimed book of the same name. Keith Bank...

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‘Playback’: Jeff Nichols Talks Oscar Contender ‘Loving,’ Fox’s ‘Alien Nation’ (Listen)

September 23, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Batting around this year's stacked best actress race and comparatively thin lead actor race. Jeff Nichols discusses his new film "Loving."

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Rage’

September 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

An astute mixture of multi-strand drama and murder mystery that engrosses for two solid hours--before collapsing into bathos.

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Warren Beatty To Be Honored by Santa Barbara Film Fest

September 20, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Rules Don't Apply" director and star Warren Beatty will receive the 11th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.

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