Monthly Archives: settembre 2019

WarnerMedia Inclusion Report Shows personnel Gender Parity, space for Improvement Elsewhere

Whereas the company is close to gender parity in the workforce, there is a wider divide when it comes to executives of color. As promised, WarnerMedia has published its internal diversity and inclusion data as part of its industry-first Production Diversity Policy. In September 2018, the company — which comprises Warner Bros., HBO and Turner [...]

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KKR-Backed German Film cluster Finally Picks a reputation Leonine CEO Fred Kogel

Leonine, meaning lion-like, is the name of the new holding company made up of film firms Tele Munchen Group (TMG) and Universum and TV production shingles Wiedemann & Berg and i&u TV. Germany’s latest mini-major finally has a name. Leonine is the brand name for the media group created by private equity company KKR through [...]

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Downton Abbey is conservative from its kitchen maids to its ballroom dances

Downton Abbey is conservative from its kitchen maids to its ballroom dances, one of the most resoundingly conservative items of popular culture in this century. The most defining character arc in its huge cast might be that of Tom Branson (Allen Leech), the former working-class Irish revolutionary who in the movie approaches the completion of [...]

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Aardman Names New Head as Co-Founder David Sproxton Steps Down

Sean Clarke, an Aardman veteran of 20 years, takes over at the helm of the Oscar-winning animation studio behind ‘Wallace & Gromit’ and ‘Shaun the Sheep’ less than a year after Aardman announced it was transferring to employee ownership. British animation powerhouse Aardman — best known for Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep — [...]

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Ad Astra (from the Latin tag “per ardua ad astra” moon as extensively colonised and commercialised

Pitt plays Major Roy McBride, an astronaut impeccably cool under pressure, and with a dedication to the job that has perhaps cost him his marriage to Eve (a mute and largely flashback-centred cameo for Liv Tyler). Roy is, moreover, the son of revered astronaut Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), who taught his boy the values [...]

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