Twitter Adds New Punishment for Abusive Accounts

Twitter has a new strategy to crack down on abusive behavior on its service: The company started to temporarily limit the reach of accounts that are found to be abusive, preventing them from further harassing users that don’t follow them. The new policy was first reported by BuzzFeed. A number of users that were deemed to……

via Twitter Adds New Punishment for Abusive Accounts — Variety

Bruno Mars Channels Prince in Rousing Grammys Tribute

The Time and Bruno Mars took the stage to honor the late Prince at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday evening. Morris Day’s band covered Prince’s “The Bird,” and several members of the audience joined in on the dance the song inspired. The Time and Prince have a strong connection; Prince played a large role in……

via Bruno Mars Channels Prince in Rousing Grammys Tribute — Variety

‘Seinfeld,’ ‘ER,’ and John Landgraf’s Libido: NBC Vets Reminisce About ‘Must See TV’ Era

Consider these two facts: In 1994 and 1995, an average of 75 million Americans tuned in every Thursday night to NBC. And during entertainment president Warren Littlefield’s tenure, NBC won 168 Emmy Awards. “Staggering,” said WME’s Rick Rosen, as he opened the Hollywood Radio and Television Society’s luncheon celebrating NBC’s “Must See TV” in Beverly……

via ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘ER,’ and John Landgraf’s Libido: NBC Vets Reminisce About ‘Must See TV’ Era — Variety

‘Lion,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mr. Robot’ Win ASC Awards

“Lion” lenser Greig Fraser walked away with top honors in the feature film category at the 31st annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards Saturday night. Fraser also won the Golden Frog at last year’s Camerimage cinematography festival. Other nominees in the field were James Laxton (“Moonlight”), Rodrigo Prieto (“Silence”), Linus Sandgren (“La La Land”) and……

via ‘Lion,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mr. Robot’ Win ASC Awards — Variety

ASIFA-Hollywood, has seen tremendous growth in the last few years, and its work for the animation community

ASIFA-Hollywood, the organization behind the annual Annie Awards, which honors the best in all kinds of animation, has seen tremendous growth in the last few years, and its work for the animation community has grown as well. “Six years ago, we were basically in the red. Now we are actually financially healthy,” says executive director……

via As Annie Awards Thrive, ASIFA-Hollywood Plans for More Growth — Variety

Animation workers have reached a $100 million settlement with the Walt Disney Company, Pixar, and Lucasfilm

Animation workers have reached a $100 million settlement with the Walt Disney Company, Pixar, and Lucasfilm in a class action lawsuit claiming that the defendants violated antitrust laws by conspiring to set animation wages via non-poaching agreements. Also part of the settlement are Two Pic MC, formerly known as ImageMovers. The settlement was disclosed in……

via Animation Workers Reach $100 Million Settlement With Disney in Wage-Fixing Suit — Variety

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures have released the first image from their movie “Ocean’s 8,”

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures have released the first image from their movie “Ocean’s 8,” which will hit theaters across the U.S. on June 8, 2018. “In summer 2018, the tide will turn as (left to right) Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York……

via First Look: Bullock, Blanchett, Rihanna, Hathaway, Kaling in ‘Ocean’s 8’ — Variety