Watch ‘SNL’ spoof CBS Super Bowl Pre-game Show

1+ Hello! “Hello! Welcome to the Super Bowl — four hours of television for 11 minutes of action,” SNL star Kenan Thompson said without breaking into a laugh as he kicked off the opening spoof of CBS Super Bowl pre-game show. The long-running NBC variety show opened up Saturday’s episode mocking the CBS Super Bowl … Continue reading “Watch ‘SNL’ spoof CBS Super Bowl Pre-game Show”

CBS special celebrates Super Bowl commercials

1+ Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2021, an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote LIVE for the top Super Bowl commercial from the past 20 years, will be broadcast Wednesday, Feb. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS and will also be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access. The special, celebrating its … Continue reading “CBS special celebrates Super Bowl commercials”

‘Star Trek,’ ‘One Day at a Time’ heading to CBS

2+ CBS announced today a slate of upcoming program premieres for September and October. The series include a mix of original news and alternative programming, and two scripted dramas and one comedy series making their broadcast network debuts. “This is hardly a traditional fall season, but we are prepared with a strong slate of original … Continue reading “‘Star Trek,’ ‘One Day at a Time’ heading to CBS”

CBS commits 25% of budgets to BIPOC

1+ As part of a broad initiative for its programming to more accurately reflect diversity both on-screen and behind-the-camera, CBS announced today that the network will allocate a minimum of 25% of its future script development budgets to projects created or co-created by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). The development program will commence … Continue reading “CBS commits 25% of budgets to BIPOC”

Chance the Rapper, CBS, among 2020 Telly winners

2+ The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, has announced this year’s winners, including Jeff Buckley’s “Sky Blue Skin” music video from Sony Music Entertainment, Partizan’s Hewlett Packard “Print the Holidays” Christmas commercial (helmed by French director Michel Gondry), and the exciting psychological deepdive “Do We Have … Continue reading “Chance the Rapper, CBS, among 2020 Telly winners”

CBS unveils 2020-2021 lineup

1+ CBS has unveiled its new 2020-2021 primetime programming lineup featuring one new comedy, two new dramas and 23 returning series. Additional new series will be announced at a later date. For 2019-2020, the Network finished #1 for the 12th straight season, winning 17 of the past 18 seasons. The two new shows for the CBS … Continue reading “CBS unveils 2020-2021 lineup”

CBS orders Queen Latifah reboot of ‘The Equalizer’

1+ Okay then. The Reel 360 team is ready to see Queen Latifah, whom we love, kick some ass. CBS announced the return of 23 series, renewing 80% of its top-rated lineup for the 2020-2021 broadcast season. Three series picked up without shooting a pilot, due to coronavirus COVID-19, include: THE EQUALIZER is a reimagining of … Continue reading “CBS orders Queen Latifah reboot of ‘The Equalizer’”

Make it so: ‘Picard’ begins streaming on CBS All-Access

1+ Before we met him as Professor X, we knew iconic British actor Sir Patrick Stewart as Starfleet Commander Jean-Luc Picard, who helmed the Enterprise in Star Trek: the Next Generation for seven seasons and four films. Now Jean-Luc will be joined by Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker, Marina … Continue reading “Make it so: ‘Picard’ begins streaming on CBS All-Access”

It’s “quid pro quo” as CBS commits to ‘Clarice’

1+ This week at the Winter Television Critics Press Tour, CBS announced it has given a series commitment to Clarice, a new drama project written and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. The character was first played by Jodie Foster in the Academy Award-winning The Silence of the Lambs and then in its … Continue reading “It’s “quid pro quo” as CBS commits to ‘Clarice’”

New Will Smith film ditches Georgia over voting laws

1+ More economic fallout continues from the controversial new Georgia voting restrictions. Director Antoine Fuqua and megastar Will Smith have pulled their production of Emancipation out of the state. This follows Major League Baseball’s decision to do the same with the 2021 All-Star Game. Last month, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the controversial 98-page omnibus … Continue reading “New Will Smith film ditches Georgia over voting laws”

REEL WOMEN: Filmmaker, author Anna Fishbeyn

2+ Anna Fishbeyn is the founder and president of XOFeminist Productions and Anteriya Films, is an award-winning star of stage and screen, a filmmaker, director, author and actress. She has a passion for the betterment of women in society and has shaped her work to drive gender equality.  Her film Galaxy 360: A Woman’s Playground, which she … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Filmmaker, author Anna Fishbeyn”

REEL WOMEN: New Blank’s Erin Serletic

2+ 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”

Science and magic collide at the New Swarovski

1+ With a rich history in innovation and crystal cutting, Swarovski charges ahead with its next chapter—a bold vision that celebrates crystal in all its forms. Regarded as a fundamental innovator in the worlds of design, science, fashion and entertainment and as an innovator, the new Swarovski debuts under the helm of Creative Director, Giovanna … Continue reading “Science and magic collide at the New Swarovski”

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”

Definition 6 adds Emmy Winner Ted Marcus

1+ Customer experience agency Definition 6 (D6) is pleased to welcome Ted Marcus, an Emmy-winning Mixer/Sound Designer, to its team. Marcus brings more than 20 years of experience in audio post, sound design, and music for broadcast promos, commercials, feature films, and documentaries. At Definition 6, he has already completed work for Nickelodeon, CBS Sports, HBO, and … Continue reading “Definition 6 adds Emmy Winner Ted Marcus”

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”

‘Nomadland’ takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards

1+ As begin to place our bets on what will win at the Oscars, we now have two pretty safe wagers – Ma Rainey’s Chadwick Boseman for Best Actor and now, Nomadland for Best Picture. The Producers Guild of America Awards awarded Chloé Zhao’s opus with their top prize. The film rode past Emerald Fennell’s … Continue reading “‘Nomadland’ takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards”

Promising Young Woman, Borat among WGA winners

1+ The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2021 WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories during a first-time-ever joint, virtual ceremony. Hosted virtually by actor-writer-producer Kal Penn (Clarice), the 90-minute ceremony featured at-home … Continue reading “Promising Young Woman, Borat among WGA winners”

Pepsi introduces first permanent flavor in 5 years

1+ Today, Pepsi announced the nationwide rollout of Pepsi Mango, the brand’s first new permanent flavored cola in five years. Surprising? Yes. Delicious? Heck yes. The bright citrus and rich caramel notes of an ice-cold Pepsi create the perfect cola base for the ripe, juicy flavors that make mango so irresistible. Beginning Monday, March 22, Pepsi … Continue reading “Pepsi introduces first permanent flavor in 5 years”

AMP issues call for entries for 2021 awards

0 The Association of Music Producers, sponsors of the AMP Awards for Music & Sound, has announced its call for entries for the 2021 AMP Awards. Deadline for submitting work is April 30, 2021. The 2021 AMP Awards show, which like last year will be presented virtually, will take place at a date to be … Continue reading “AMP issues call for entries for 2021 awards”