Former ABC CEO Tom Murphy remembered

Thomas S. Murphy, who served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Cities/ABC for 30 years and oversaw its merger with The Walt Disney Company, died Wednesday, May 25, at his home in Rye, New York. He was 96. One of the most respected and admired businessmen of his era, Murphy was also named … Continue reading “Former ABC CEO Tom Murphy remembered”

UPFRONTS: ABC unveils 2022-2023 Fall Sked

Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, today unveiled the ABC primetime schedule for the 2022-2023 fall season, featuring a strong, returning slate of established, fan-favorite shows and two new powerhouses scripted series, both anchored by bold and compelling female leads. Additionally, ABC adds a sprinkle of star power to long-running game show staples, … Continue reading “UPFRONTS: ABC unveils 2022-2023 Fall Sked”

6 million tune into Chadwick Boseman tribute on ABC

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 of … Continue reading “6 million tune into Chadwick Boseman tribute on ABC”

The New Blank kicks off ABC’s NFL Draft 2020

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 makes … Continue reading “The New Blank kicks off ABC’s NFL Draft 2020”

‘The Middle’ spinoff ordered to pilot at ABC

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 Orson … Continue reading “‘The Middle’ spinoff ordered to pilot at ABC”

Creative Director Norn Jordan goes to WAR

Creative production company We Are Royale (WAR) continues to expand its award-winning team, this time with the hiring of Norn Jordan as Creative Director. Bringing with her an accomplished visual eye and chameleon-like versatility across work with numerous brands and creative teams, Jordan has made a name for herself as an in-demand creative director in … Continue reading “Creative Director Norn Jordan goes to WAR”

Los Angeles production down 10.5% in Q3

FilmLA today issued an update regarding regional filming activity in Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. The film office partner reported a total of 9,066 Shoot Days (SD) in the third quarter (“Q3”), which covers the period between July 1 through September 30, 2022. This is down -10.5 percent from the same period last year … Continue reading “Los Angeles production down 10.5% in Q3”

The Winchesters fills Supernatural’s void.

There has definitely been a void since Supernatural ended in 2020 and no one has felt that vacuum more than Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel Ackles who are Executive Producers of the spin-off prequel, The Winchesters on the CW. Jensen and Danneel Ackles, both starred in Supernatural which aired from 2005-2020. Jensen starred as … Continue reading “The Winchesters fills Supernatural’s void.”

Merman welcomes writer/director Dime Davis

Production and entertainment company Merman is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated director and writer Dime Davis has joined the company for branded content and advertising collaborations. The relationship developed during Merman and Davis’ work together on a just-launched campaign for Old Spice and Wieden & Kennedy. ‘Dynamic. Forward-thinking. With an incredible slate of work. These have been important tenants … Continue reading “Merman welcomes writer/director Dime Davis”

INTERVIEW: Breaking’s Kim D’Armond

You may not know the name Kim D’Armond, but chances are you’ve seen the talented character actor in an array of high-profile projects for Showtime, ABC, NBC, CBS, Netflix and Amazon. From comedy to drama, her resume lists some of the industry’s most popular and renowned TV series including I Think You Should Leave, Home … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Breaking’s Kim D’Armond”

NuContext adds magic to Dancing with the Stars

Dancing With The Stars announced their switch from ABC to Disney+ as their first-ever live series with two new spots produced by Los Angeles-based production company, NuContext. Handling all aspects of production for the launch campaign in collaboration with the ABC Entertainment Marketing team, NuContext helped channel Disney’s inner magic beginning with the transformation of a … Continue reading “NuContext adds magic to Dancing with the Stars”

Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner to produce 95th Oscars

With a focus on expertise in live television event production, Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment have been named executive producers of the 95th Oscars, Academy CEO Bill Kramer announced today.  For the eighth consecutive year, Weiss also will direct the show, which will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide … Continue reading “Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner to produce 95th Oscars”

Emmys: White Lotus, Ted Lasso dominate, Squid Game surprises

The Television Academy celebrated the 74th Emmy Awards, in a tight three-hour presentation on NBC and Peacock. During the Kenan Thompson-hosted ceremony, Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso won best comedy series for the second year in a row, as well as a swearing Brett Goldstein, winning Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. … Continue reading “Emmys: White Lotus, Ted Lasso dominate, Squid Game surprises”

Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31

Today, Disney+ announced the Dancing with the Stars season 31 celebrity cast and their professional dancing partners, while live in studio on ABC’s Good Morning America. The series, hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and new co-host, actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro, returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities including a … Continue reading “Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31”

CD Erica Arvold nominated for Emmy for Dopesick

Casting Director Erica Arvold is celebrating her nomination for a 2022 Creative Emmy Award for Location Casting of Hulu’s critically-acclaimed limited series, Dopesick. The 8-episode series examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The Danny Strong and Michael Keaton-produced project takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, … Continue reading “CD Erica Arvold nominated for Emmy for Dopesick”

Quinta Brunson extends deal with WB TV Group

Writer, Producer and Actress Quinta Brunson ain’t going anywhere. She has just reportedly extended her relationship with Warner Bros. Television Group. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Abbott Elementary creator and star has signed a multiple-year overall deal with the studio that produces the show alongside Disney’s 20th Television. Under the new pact, the Emmy-nominated actress and writer will … Continue reading “Quinta Brunson extends deal with WB TV Group”

Norman Lear turns 100

Norman Lear, who created the iconic bigot Archie Bunker, the 1970s television sitcom All in the Family, and its spin-off Archie Bunker’s Place has reached the incredible milestone of celebrating his 100th birthday. He becomes one of the very few centenarians currently alive. Lear penned an eloquently written essay to The New York Times, reflecting … Continue reading “Norman Lear turns 100”

ESPN gets real with Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football isn’t just a test of your sports knowledge, it’s a test of your relationships; creating deeper community connections…even if a little smack talk is involved. At least that’s the premise beyond ESPN’s brand-new “Only in Fantasy” campaign which launches today and highlights the inherent humor of the game – from the unlikely rivalries … Continue reading “ESPN gets real with Fantasy Football”

LA film production returns to pre-pandemic levels

Good news for the LA production community. FilmLA issued an update regarding regional filming activity. After posting three consecutive record-breaking quarters, local filming in the second quarter (“Q2”) of 2022 was down by -5.8 percent over the same period last year. From April through June, FilmLA recorded a total of 9,220 Shoot Days (SD) compared … Continue reading “LA film production returns to pre-pandemic levels”

Cut+Run welcomes Brian Stanley as EP

Cut+Run is excited to welcome Brian Stanley as Executive Producer of the company’s San Francisco office. Brian has been a longstanding member of the San Francisco advertising community.  He has worked for top agencies in the Bay Area producing projects for Venables Bell & Partners, Heat, Pereira O’Dell, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and Muhtayzik Hoffer and … Continue reading “Cut+Run welcomes Brian Stanley as EP”