Topic: Film

4 Ways to Ensure Your New Business Will Be a Heroic Journey, Not an Epic Failure

Taboola's CEO on the power of people and appreciating your foes

The hero's journey is an archetype that appears across literature, movies and TV—and even in the world of business where every entrepreneur is the main character of his or her…

Why It’s Time to Kill Advertising as We Know It and Start Building 'Storyworlds'

Lessons from Hollywood for marketers and brands

After spending last year completing a feature film, I came back into the advertising industry energized, fresh eyed, and realized something pretty profound. This is the most exciting time in…

What Powers Creative Excellence at Cannes? Oftentimes, It's Envy

'I will look at the winning work, and I will try even harder'

If there's any common theme in the advertising business culture, it's envy. You only need to read a few comments deep on any advertising blog to feel the barely disguised…

How One Man Hopes to Restore the Legacy of Kodak

Steven Overman is the new CMO

Steven Overman has been passed a torch that is very bright but awfully heavy. On Oct. 1, he was named CMO of Kodak. Remember Kodak? With the first handheld camera…

Are These YouTube Stars Coming to a Theater Near You?

The Smosh Movie strikes worldwide distribution deal with Lionsgate

Lionsgate is betting big on YouTubers and will help distribute the upcoming film, The Smosh Movie, giving a dirt world boost to some popular online stars. For those unfamiliar with the…

Ad of the Day: Canadian Zombie Stops Being So Damn Nice in Hilarious Film-Fest Ad

Antoine Zombé shows there's life in the old genre yet

A lot of U.S. zombies don't get the chance to see things through the eye holes of their neighbors to the north, mostly because of the constant and distracting craving…

Perspective: Shaken, Not Stirred

Every normal, red-blooded dude wants to be like James Bond, and smell like him

When Skyfall opened in theaters in November last year, it became the 23rd film in the James Bond series, which began with 1963’s Dr. No. Judging from the box-office take…

Dottie Mattison Is New CEO of Prometheus Global Media

Guggenheim senior managing director to oversee 'Billboard,' 'THR,' 'Adweek,' other properties

Guggenheim Partners senior managing director Dottie Mattison has been named CEO of Prometheus Global Media, the group that owns music, media and entertainment brands Billboard, Adweek, The Hollywood Reporter, Back…

Information Diet: David Wain

The 'Wanderlust' director enjoys curating news and notes on his iPhone but draws a line when it comes to games like Angry Birds

Specs Who David Wain Age 42 Accomplishments Writer/director of Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models and the upcoming Wanderlust (Feb. 24): creator/star of Web series Wainy Days, Hosted by My Damn Channel (available…

First Mover: Paul Mazursky

A Hollywood legend takes a crack at the one thing he hasn't done yet: film criticism

Why did you decide to do this? Graydon Carter sent me an email out of the blue saying, “Paul, I have a crazy idea. It would mean a lot to us,”…