It seems like every year there’s more to get a stomach ache about at The Thanksgiving Table -- 59% of Americans feel that talking about politics with people they disagree with is stressful and frustrating. 51% feel anxiety over the upcoming election year. And 45% feel as if the rhetoric and discourse will negatively affect their well-being.
So what to say at the landmine-filled Thanksgiving table? How not to upset your GenX cousin AND your Great Aunt Cathy?
Bicoastal Station Film has signed acclaimed commercial and music video director Declan Whitebloom for commercials in the U.S. His spots for brands such as Pinterest, Target, Fiat and Lipton, and promos for artists including Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Rita Ora depict his ability to inject energy and excitement into scenes with details like subtle hints of color, unexpected casting and a filmmaking style that sweeps you up and takes you along for the [Read More]
We were lucky enough to get a seat at this year's sold out 3% Conference at Chicago's Navy Pier - or as founder Kat Gordon called it, "year eight of a social movement." It was an event that featured a speakers list of highly accomplished women - and men - across all demographics and racial groups as well as a significant representation of LGBTQ speakers. In fact, we believe 3% is probably the most diverse and inclusive event in our industry. The speakers and participants were in stark contras[Read More]
The Telly Awards is opening its annual call for entries with added categories in Immersive & Mixed Reality, Social Impact, along with Diversity & Inclusion; all of which represent the rapidly shifting trends in video content from this past year.
This 41st edition of the Tellys is also rolling out an all-new theme dubbed “Telly Award Winners Tell Great Stories”, focusing on their commitment to celebrating video content in countless [Read More]
Rainbow Railroad, the world’s only international nonprofit solely devoted to helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) people in danger find legal pathways to safety, is launching a public awareness campaign in support of LGBTQI people who face persecution, violence, and the threat of death in almost 70 countries around the world where it remains illegal to be who you are. The pro-bono initiative called “Help Other[Read More]
New hire rounds out restructure of U.S. production staff to address changing marketplace.
RSA Films and Black Dog Films U.S. recently announced Buddy Brakha has joined the companies as an executive producer. An accomplished integrated producer, talent manager and creative director, Brakha will executive produce for RSA’s award-winning roster of directors and help support music video division, Black Dog [Read More]
Independent creative studio Greencard has signed pop artist, photographer and filmmaker Jill Greenberg for North American representation on commercial and branded projects.
Greenberg has been telling stories with images professionally for close to 30 years and is best known for her portraiture of celebrities, animals and children that captures subjects’ strikingly resonant emotions and elicits emotional response in viewers. She’s also[Read More]