A&W’s Root Beer Mug Has Many Uses Beyond Holding Root Beer, Says Goofy Infomercial

We had high hopes for this A&W Restaurants infomercial by agency Cornett for the A&W mug. Created for InStyle TV, it promised to be tongue-in-cheek, possibly nostalgic and—why not?—mobile friendly. 

Well, it’s definitely mobile friendly, if the vertical panels are any evidence.

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Venice Fest Lineup: New Pics By Mel Gibson, Tom Ford, Terrence Malik, Pablo Larrain

ROME — The Venice Film Festival’s 73rd edition will feature a batch of star-studded English-language dramas directed by Mel Gibson, Tom Ford, Pablo Larrain, Antoine Fuqua and Damian Chazelle, as well as promising new titles by big-name international auteurs such as Emir Kusturica, Francois Ozon, and Wim Wenders, plus plenty of potential discoveries. This year’s selections look… Read more »

San Sebastian: ‘Smoke & Mirrors,’ ’May God Save Us,’ ‘La Reconquista’ Make Competition Cut

MADRID — Two of Spain’s most anticipated titles of the year – Alberto Rodriguez’s true-life Spanish espionage expose “Smoke & Mirrors” and Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s serial-killer procedural “May God Save Us” – will world premiere in main competition at the 64th San Sebastian Festival. Also competing at the highest-profile film event in the Spanish-speaking world: Romantic… Read more »

Venice Film Festival 2016 Lineup

Refresh for latest The roster for the 73rd Venice Film Festival is being unveiled this morning in Rome. At a press conference just getting underway, Artistic Director Alberto Barbera will announce the titles that make up this year’s edition of the world’s oldest fest which takes place on the Lido beginning August 31. Venice kicks off the early fall triumvirate which also includes Toronto and Telluride, and which roundly offers up awards season contenders.
Barbera has…

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Lee Clow Celebrates Media Arts Lab’s 10th Birthday by Getting His First Tattoo

In case Lee Clow‘s commitment to Apple’s advertising weren’t already clear enough, he’s officially made it permanent.

A new video shows the industry icon getting inked by well-known tattoo artist Scott Campbell, to mark the 10th anniversary of TBWAMedia Arts Lab, the Omnicom agency’s dedicated Apple wing.

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What Film Can Learn From Asia’s Rising Art Fair Circuit

The rise of art fairs and galleries in Asia could contribute to an evolution in the traditional sale and distribution of films around the region. Film and video-based works are increasingly being shown in fine art settings. Spearheading the change in Asia is the giant Art Basel, which introduced a film sector to its Hong… Read more »

Netflix Renews Will Arnett’s ‘Flaked’ For 2017 Second Season

Netflix has officially renewed the Will Arnett and Mark Chappell-created sitcom Flaked for a second season set to air in 2017. The news of the show’s return was announced earlier tonight on its Facebook page.

In May it was widely reported that Flaked was under consideration for renewal with a reduced order of six episodes (season 1 was eight episodes long). Tonight’s announcement confirms those reports, though the exact number of episodes was not revealed. Netflix did…

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