I really do miss the upfronts. The stars, the food (especially the never ending shrimp), the booze (when I drank). It’s the end of an exhausting few weeks of slamming together all the great presentations for the sales guys to pitch to the buyers and clients. But I won’t miss the crowds.
Agency executives expect to see the value of a linear TV dollar being further diluted in this year’s upfront.
An early-morning meeting at a Greenwich Village townhouse, under the watchful eye of Steve McQueen, was part of a monthslong campaign.
Five years after an unprecedented era of frenzied East-West dealmaking, cash flow has stopped, Donald Trump’s trade war lingers, censorship is on the rise and human rights abuses in the Middle Kingdom have upended business prospects for the U.S. film industry: “It’s hard to know what’s going to happen.”
Media analyst Jessica Reif Ehrlich raised her target on the stock to Buy from Underperform.
Targets money to unserved areas and ties it to streamlined permitting
Analyst Floats ViacomCBS As Possible Takeover Target — 05/21/2021
Marks was at NBC for 37 years
Masks are quickly going out of style in the US. The pubs are open in the UK. The signs of the pandemic waning are all around us. Marketers have taken notice as a flurry of new ads are celebrating the moments we have all missed, as well as a future where we actually spend time with friends and family. The Drum’s team of global editors have chosen to celebrate too. Here are five of our favorite ‘opening up’ ads.
Snap announced augmented-reality Spectacles, the fourth generation of its headset. It uses dual waveguide displays to show AR Lens effects that you can record and upload to Snapchat.
An Apple TV remote you won’t hate, and might love.
Industry shutdowns starting last summer eliminated work opportunities for producers and denied them financial relief.
Tribune shareholders voted in favor of the acquisition by hedge fund Alden Global Capital on Friday morning
German media conglomerate Axel Springer is in talks to acquire Axios, according to people familiar with the matter, continuing a consolidation of the digital media sector. Axel Springer already owns Insider and is an investor in Group Nine Media, owner of digital sites such as The Dodo and news …
Golden Globes group also signs contract to set up hotline for people to report misconduct by the HFPA
The industry reckoning over the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the Golden Globes, is decades in the making.
Teen band The Linda Lindas performed their song ‘Racist, Sexist Pig’ as part of their Los Angeles Public Library set earlier this month. #stopasianhate
And Finally…SCAD Fashion Forward
SCAD presents ‘The Awakening’ at SCAD FASHION 2021