6 million tune into Chadwick Boseman tribute on ABC

2+ ABC was Sunday’s highest-rated and most-watched broadcast network thanks to a commercial-free airing of Black Panther and an ABC News tribute to star Chadwick Boseman, who tragically passed away on Friday night  after a 4-year battle with colon cancer. “We are all heartbroken by the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman—an extraordinary talent, and one … Continue reading “6 million tune into Chadwick Boseman tribute on ABC”

The New Blank kicks off ABC’s NFL Draft 2020

3+ The Reel 360 team misses sports. Can we say it again? We miss SPORTS. So, thank god for the NFL Draft because it gives us the hope of sports returning. To support the ABC NFL Draft 2020, Seattle-based The New Blank created a branding package that frames the show’s focus on players’ personal stories and what … Continue reading “The New Blank kicks off ABC’s NFL Draft 2020”

‘The Middle’ spinoff ordered to pilot at ABC

2+ The popular series portraying a “neither high nor low” class family is getting a Chicago-based spinoff featuring Sue Heck ABC has officially ordered the long-discussed “The Middle” spinoff to pilot. Led by Eden Sher, the untitled comedy will follow the twentysomething adventures of eternal optimist Sue Heck as she leaves the small town of … Continue reading “‘The Middle’ spinoff ordered to pilot at ABC”

93RD Oscars all-star cast revealed

0 Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh today announced the ensemble cast to present at the 93rd Oscars, which airs live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. Starring, in alphabetical order, are Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée … Continue reading “93RD Oscars all-star cast revealed”

Nomadland wins 4 BAFTAS, including Picture, Director

1+ The 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs)presented over two ceremonies in one weekend, celebrated the very best in film of the past year. Sunday’s ceremony, hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary, was held at London’s Royal Albert Hall with nominees attending virtually. The show included three featured musical performances: by Liam Payne, … Continue reading “Nomadland wins 4 BAFTAS, including Picture, Director”

Chloé Zhao wins DGA Award for Nomadland

1+ The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2020 were announced tonight during the 73rd Annual DGA Awards virtual ceremony. Chloé Zhao won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for Nomadland. The moving film about grief and acceptance follows woman in her sixties (Frances McDormand) … Continue reading “Chloé Zhao wins DGA Award for Nomadland”

Grammy nominee DMX dies at age 50

1+ Sad news from the music world. Grammy Award nominee and American Music Award winner DMX has died at age 50. TMZ reported DMX, who’s real name is Earl Simmons overdosed, which resulted in a heart attack on April 2, 2021. Simmons had been in the intensive care unit in a White Plains, NY hospital … Continue reading “Grammy nominee DMX dies at age 50”

Academy announces street closures for 93rd Oscars

1+ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around Union Station in downtown Los Angeles for the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards on April 25. Alameda Street between Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and 1st Street, Los Angeles Street between Alameda Street and 1st Street, … Continue reading “Academy announces street closures for 93rd Oscars”

REEL WOMEN: New Blank’s Erin Serletic

1+ When it comes to business development, Erin Serletic is in a class by herself. Her focus is knocking on doors, finding the opportunities, pitching capabilities and getting the RFP. She has a successful track record of helping companies reach their next level. Erin is equally effective at landing new business while growing and maintaining … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: New Blank’s Erin Serletic”

Oscar nom Feeling Through stars first Deafblind actor

2+ Oscar contender for Best live Action Short Feeling Through is a heartfelt film that is breaking barriers both on the screen and behind the scenes. Tarango was born in Arizona and attended the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind. At birth, he was deaf with 20/20 vision. After attending the Helen Keller … Continue reading “Oscar nom Feeling Through stars first Deafblind actor”

Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS

1+ The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) announced winners of its 8th Annual MUAHS Awards, presented by HASK Beauty, in 21 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. The hybrid virtual gala was held on Saturday night, April 3, 2021, before an audience of more than 1,000 worldwide. Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, Anthony Anderson, star and executive … Continue reading “Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS”

Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners

1+ The Screen Actors Guild celebrated the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2020 at the 27th Annual SAG Awards, which aired Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS. This year’s awards was a brisk one-hour celebration that highlighted and expanded on the show’s signature “I Am An Actor” stories through funny and intimate … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

Last Dance, Soul, black-ish among NAACP winners

1+ Disney received 17 NAACP Image Awards for 2021, including eight for ABC, which marked the most for any network or distributor this year. The awards were announced during a special live broadcast of the 52nd NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s black-ish, on Saturday, March 27, and as part of a … Continue reading “Last Dance, Soul, black-ish among NAACP winners”

Barnstorm VFX signs VFX Editor Ashish Raisinghani

2+ Barnstorm VFX, an Emmy-nominated VFX studio specializing in high-quality digital effects, design, and production, has signed Ashish Raisinghani, whom they say embodies the pioneering ingenuity, daring creativity, and freewheeling spirit of the first aviators. Raisinghani is a highly sought-after VFX Editor who has worked on major, award-winning projects for some of the biggest artists … Continue reading “Barnstorm VFX signs VFX Editor Ashish Raisinghani”

Volkswagen shows the world you can have with ID.4

1+ With its new ID.4, Volkswagen has taken a new category that has been otherwise positioned as unattainable by other car brands, and is delivering on an EV vehicle that is made for everyday life. This car is not trying to chase the early adopter, but rather will broaden the appeal of electric. The change … Continue reading “Volkswagen shows the world you can have with ID.4”

REEL WOMEN: Grammy winner Paulina Aguirre

3+ Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2021 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, they are making “Herstory.” Multiple Grammy-winning and nominated artist Paulina … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Grammy winner Paulina Aguirre”

The United States vs. Billie Holiday is really U.S. vs POC

1+ The United States vs. Billie Holiday, which is currently streaming on Hulu, has already nabbed a Golden Globe Best for actress, singer Andra Day, who was also nominated for a 2021 Critics Choice and now has an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of torch singer Billie Holiday. One viewing of the film and it’s … Continue reading “The United States vs. Billie Holiday is really U.S. vs POC”

Anthony Anderson set to host 2021 MUAHS Awards

1+ Emmy® and Golden Globe®- nominated actor, Anthony Anderson, star and executive producer of ABC’s multi-award-nominated sitcom “black-ish,” will host the 8th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) Awards, bringing his humor and talent to the star-studded event honoring  outstanding achievements of both make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.  The … Continue reading “Anthony Anderson set to host 2021 MUAHS Awards”

The Goldbergs’ George Segal dies at 87

1+ Acclaimed actor George Segal, best known for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and ABC’s The Goldbergs has died due to complications from bypass surgery, his family announced on Wednesday. Segal was 87. Segal’s wife confirmed the sad news in a statement: “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away … Continue reading “The Goldbergs’ George Segal dies at 87”

‘Selena’ creator launches Latinx production company

1+ Moisés Zamora is putting a bigger lens on Latinx stories. The creator of Netflix’s Selena: The Series has partnered with Bianca Quesada and together formed Zone One, a production company focused on telling stories focused on people of Latin-American, Indigenous and Afro-Latin descent. Quesada who has been a creative exec at Starz, coordinator at … Continue reading “‘Selena’ creator launches Latinx production company”