Amazon Music Introduces ‘50 & Forever,’ a Celebration of Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary

ESSENCE: “Generational Queens”, the first in an ongoing series of short films that will be released throughout the year by Amazon Music. Directed by Fenn O’Meally and featuring a Black, all-female cast, the film is centered around the first lady of hip-hop, Queen Latifah, and her groundbreaking feminist anthem, “U.N.I.T.Y.” The project also captures the…

Gagosian’s DALL-E–Enabled Art Exhibition Throws Us Headfirst into the Uncanny Valley

ARTnews: “The exhibition is produced by Bennett Miller, a film director who has been nominated for Oscars for Foxcatcher (2014) and Capote (2005); the works, and the exhibition are untitled. Over the past several years, Miller has been making a documentary about AI, through which he interviewed Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, who gave him beta access…

Rolling Stone: Hotly-tipped Filmmaker Ebeneza Blanche to Release New Short Film ‘Mathlete’

“The award winning multidisciplinary filmmaker, who is represented by SMUGGLER, has created a semi-autobiographical effort that highlights some of the very real personal hurdles he had to overcome himself when he was sent to boarding school in Ghana despite having grown-up predominantly in the west.”

Gagosian to Exhibit New AI-Generated Artworks by Bennett Miller in New York

“Gagosian is pleased to announce an exhibition of new prints by Bennett Miller produced using a DALL•E image generator. This is Miller’s first exhibition with the gallery.”

Danielle Deadwyler Is TÁR Director Todd Field’s New Muse

W Magazine: “For W’s Directors Issue, Field cast the Till star in “What’s Underneath,” a photo essay inspired by his favorite film noirs.”

Ad Age: SMUGGLER and division7 2023 Creativity Awards Finalists

Thank you Ad Age for our 2023 Creativity Awards finalists. Director to Watch Fiona Jane Burgess Joshua Kissi (division7) Ray Smiling (division7) Best Work for Good: Brand “Toxic Influence” dir. Henry-Alex Rubin, Dove, Ogilvy Best Work for Good: Pro Bono/Nonprofit “Love Has No Labels: Love Lives On” dir. Andre Muir, Ad Council, R/GA Branded Entertainment/Content…

Ad Age: SMUGGLER Showed Class And Craft From Veteran Directors While Nurturing New Talent

“SMUGGLER balanced standout work from established directors while bringing exciting new talent into the fold as the company celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2022.”

2023 FILM & TV LINEUP

Congratulations to our directors who were nominated at this year’s SXSW! Phillip Youmans, “Beautiful Life” by Michael Kiwanuka Andre Muir, “Truffles” by Mick Jenkins Ebeneza Blanche “Point and Kill” by Little Simz and Obongjayar Allie Avital “Wolf” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Adweek: Mercedes-Benz Ad Wants Women to Feel They’re Among Many Game Changers, Not the Exception

“With the need for more rapid change at its heart, Mercedes-Benz has teamed with its lead agency Antoni and production company Smuggler for its newest video, Be One of Many. This 67-second short is directed by Smuggler’s Fiona Jane Burgess, recently known for her work on the 20th-anniversary video for Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.””

Watch a 2.5-Hour Conversation with Steven Spielberg, Todd Field, Daniels, Martin McDonagh & Joseph Kosinski

The Film Stage: “A welcome annual tradition, the Directors Guild of America has once again gathered their nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film––Todd Field (TÁR), Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick), Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin), and Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)––for an…

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