The French Show Their Support (in Style!) in Lacoste’s Patriotic Ad for Rio 2016

With less than 100 days to go before the Rio Olympics, Lacoste builds on its “Life is a beautiful sport” campaign with a chic new video called “Support with Style.” 

Created by BETC and its music subsidiary BETC Pop, “Support with Style” follows a troupe of “beautiful supporters” through Paris, whose landscape has been transformed into an eerily empty (and clean!) playground for Rio 2016 stadium seats. 

The clip reinforces Lacoste’s relationship with the French National Olympic Committee (CNOSF), for whom it will outfit all French Olympic teams. The partnership was born in 2013, and will conclude this year (barring an extension of the contract). 

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How ‘High-Rise’ Director Ben Wheatley Got Tom Hiddleston, His Other Actors to Take High Risks

For a man whose films tackle the darkness of humanity, Ben Wheatley has a reputation as one of the nicest directors around. Actors constantly praise his kindness and some of the biggest names in the business are lining up to work with him. That’s a hearty endorsement, considering what he puts his cast through in “High-Rise,” his… Read more »

Venice Film Market Launches Section Dedicated to Projects

The Venice Film Festival is launching the Venice Production Bridge, a new component of its Venice Film Market dedicated to original projects and works-in-progress. Venice’s move into this relatively untapped market segment will complement existing initiatives of the VFM which since its first edition four years ago has been conceived as a light market –… Read more »

Tom Petty Reminisces About Prince’s Newly Viral Rock Hall Guitar Solo

Prince and Tom PettyIn the hours after we learned of Prince’s death last week, one video seemed to go more viral than any others: Prince, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Steve Winwood paying tribute to George Harrison at the 2004 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. During their performance together, Prince ended what was otherwise … More »

Hear PARTYNEXTDOOR & Drake’s “Work” Demo

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23:  (L-R) PartyNextDoor and Drake attend Party Next Door Live at S.O.B.'s on October 23, 2014, in New York City.  (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)PARTYNEXTDOOR is credited as one of the writers of “Work,” Rihanna and Drake’s recent nine-week #1 smash from ANTI. And like Father John Misty with Beyoncé’s “Hold Up,” it seems his contribution was writing the top-line melody and possibly the lyrics. A reference track for “Work” has emerged featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR singing Rihanna’s … More »

As Broadway Braces For Tony Races, ‘Shuffle Along’ Awaits Key Ruling: Gerard & Roth

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline’s Jeremy Gerard and Jujamcyn Theatres majority owner and president Jordan Roth talk about the state of the industry, the only stipulation being no holds barred.
GERARD: This morning will see the final meeting of the committee that considers producers’ requests for deviations from Tony rules regarding categories for nominations. As one of your colleagues remarked to me earlier this week, “this is the only business where they decide the rules after the…

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AMC Entertainment Hits Record First Quarter Revenue on ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Zootopia’

Box office hits such as “Deadpool” and “Zootopia” propelled AMC Entertainment to a record first quarter revenue of $766 million. Profits rose 361% to $28.3 million, while earnings per share for the period of 29 cents bested the 6 cents a share that AMC posted in the year-ago period. Earnings beat Wall Street projections, but… Read more »

members of Beachwood Sparks, Rain Parade, BJM & more form FIR (listen to debut single)

California’s FIR are just now releasing their first single, but their lineage is long. The group features Brent Rademaker (Beachwood Sparks/The Tyde/further) and Matt Piucci from Rain Parade, plus Rob Campanella (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) and Nelson Bragg from the Brian Wilson Band…

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