(Variety, Jan. 24)
Over three decades, the American Society of Cinematographers has given its coveted Presidents Award to a long list of distinguished artists, including Douglas Trumbull ("Blade Runner"), Albert Maysles ("Gimme Shelter"), Richard Edlund ("Star Wars" episodes IV, V, and VI), and Francis Kenny ("Justified").
(Deadline, Jan. 16)
The B Street Band, the Bruce Springsteen cover band that had been under fire for agreeing to play during a New Jersey inauguration gala for President-elect Donald Trump, has pulled out of the event.
(New York Times, Jan. 15)
Mr. Puzder became an outspoken critic of his adopted state because of its vigorous workplace regulations. The mandatory rest breaks required by California made no sense, he felt, leaving restaurants understaffed when a rush of customers came in. His company paid millions of dollars to settle class-action lawsuits that accused it of cheating workers.
(Deadline, Jan. 14)
Jennifer Holliday is telling President-elect Donald Trump she’s not going – to the pre-inaugural concert. Pledging to stand by the LGBT community, the Tony-winning Dreamgirls star canceled plans to perform at the January 19 Trump celebration.
(The Hill, Jan. 13)
Trumka entered Trump Tower at around 10:30 a.m. and left around noon. He told reporters it was a “very productive” meeting and that they spoke about “a lot of issues.” On Twitter, he also called their conversation “very honest.”
(Hollywood Reporter, Jan. 12)
As Donald Trump fends off questions about holding onto his business empire, his cabinet selections are working to satisfy any conflicts of interest that may arise from personal assets.
(Forbes, Jan. 10)
With award season in full swing, it's clear that media celebrities shape how we think about issues like diversity, representation and equal pay. With that influence comes the power to make change.
(Hollywood Reporter, Jan. 6)
Six top cinematographers from ‘Silence’, ‘La La Land’, ‘Fences’, ‘Arrival’ and more reveal the secrets that take their craft beyond “beautiful pictures” — and their off-duty camera of choice (“Yeah, I use my iPhone”).
(Salon, Jan. 4)
A star-studded video released on Tuesday by Humanity for Progress urged Congress to block any policies proposed by President-elect Donald Trump that imperil America’s “core values” by attacking its most vulnerable members. Sally Field, Steve Buscemi, Zoe Kazan, Jeffrey Wright, Keegan Michael-Key, Rosie Perez, Lea DeLaria and developer Bruce Ratner all encouraged Congress in the video.
(Shoot Online, Jan. 4)
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 24, 2017.
(Deadline, Jan. 4)
The WGA has unveiled its film nominations for the 2017 WGA Awards, set for February 19 in simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. The lists in three categories — Original, Adapted and Documentary screenplays — includes what has become the usual suspects this awards season like Lionsgate’s La La Land, Amazon/Roadside’s Manchester By The Sea and A24’s Moonlight.
(Time, Jan. 3)
Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i spent two years pitching the higher-ups at CBS Entertainment a diversity and inclusion department and convincing them that she was the one to oversee it. Now she focuses on making sure that the network’s shows reflect the real world.
(Gamasutra, Jan. 3)
“The video game corporations [used hered to identify the specific companies SAG-AFTRA is striking against] have done a good job of making some of the developers feel like video game performers should not get anything because the developers don't,” said Ray Rodriguez, who serves as a chief negotiator for SAG-AFTRA. “The real question should be, why don't the video game corporations want the developers to have better working conditions?...
(The Wrap, Jan. 1)
On the brink of an unexpected and entirely unpredictable presidency, Hollywood is looking over its shoulder.
(Hollywood Reporter, Dec. 29)
The agreement includes enhanced residual formulas for programs made for subscription video on demand.
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