Grammy-winner Meat Loaf dies of COVID-19

Grammy award winner Meat Loaf passed away Thursday night with his wife Deborah and daughters Pearl and Amanda at his side. He was 74. The news was confirmed on his Facebook page.  “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda … Continue reading “Grammy-winner Meat Loaf dies of COVID-19”

COVID-19 forces filming to record low in Los Angeles

Sobering news for the Los Angeles production community. FilmLA today issued a pair of reports illuminating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Los Angeles film economy. Powering forward since October, production activity picked up considerably in the fourth quarter of 2020 to reach 7,348 Shoot days (SD)*. Nonetheless, compared with the same period … Continue reading “COVID-19 forces filming to record low in Los Angeles”

Ford participates in COVID-19 memorial

According to the latest statistics, there have been 23,556,676 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 392,641 deaths in the United States. Ford Motor Company will join with organizations and communities across the United States tomorrow in a memorial honoring people who lost their lives as a result of the pandemic. For one hour starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ford will illuminate … Continue reading “Ford participates in COVID-19 memorial”

Charley Pride dies from Covid-19 complications

Country music’s first Black vocalist, Charley Pride has died. He was 86. Public relations firm 2911 Media confirmed that Pride died on Dec. 12 in Dallas, Texas from complications related to COVID-19. Pride had just been seen by millions on live TV in November as he received a lifetime achievement award from the Country Music … Continue reading “Charley Pride dies from Covid-19 complications”

Ad Council launches COVID-19 vaccine education effort

The Ad Council today announced plans for a communications effort to encourage vaccination against the virus, which will represent one of the largest public education campaigns in history. This coincides with Astrazeneca’s announcement of a vaccine that is 70% effective. This effort will be launched in partnership with the COVID Collaborative, a national assembly that has brought … Continue reading “Ad Council launches COVID-19 vaccine education effort”

Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19

The important lesson here, since President Trump did say he is now in “the real school” for COVID-19, is that neither being president or being a blonde and cute White House press secretary can stop you from being infected with coronavirus. WH Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced on Monday that she has tested positive for … Continue reading “Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19”

AICP announces updates to COVID-19 guidelines

Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, announced today that the trade association’s COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines and Considerations for production and post production have been updated for a fifth time (marked as Version 6) since their initial launch in late April. The latest version may be found by clicking here and are also available as a downloadable PDF. … Continue reading “AICP announces updates to COVID-19 guidelines”

‘Joker’ DP fan films ‘Batman’ COVID-19 PSA

More than 160,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States. According to Johns Hopkins University, there are at least 4,895,868 cases of coronavirus in the states and at least 160,255 people have died from the virus. So far on Friday, there are recorded 12,286 new cases and 151 reported deaths.  One of the ways to help prevent the spread is by wearing … Continue reading “‘Joker’ DP fan films ‘Batman’ COVID-19 PSA”

The CW launches super new COVID-19 mask campaign

Real Heroes Wear Masks. That’s the super clear message of a new CW campaign featuring their pantheon of DC superheroes. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in many parts of the United States, a lot of celebs and public figures have been doing their best to convince as many people as possible to #WearAMask.  Now … Continue reading “The CW launches super new COVID-19 mask campaign”

Ogilvy Health enlists Jason Voorhees for COVID-19 PSA

Over the last few months, we have seen actors, athletes, musicians, and TV personalities, from Jennifer Aniston to “Ahnuld,” donning masks to promote wearing them during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Reel 360 team never saw the use of a serial killer coming. But that is the case in our new Reel Ad of the … Continue reading “Ogilvy Health enlists Jason Voorhees for COVID-19 PSA”

Unions approve newsroom COVID-19 guidelines

The DPE Arts, Entertainment, and Media Industry Coordinating Committee (AEMI), which consists of the DGA, IATSE, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), SAG-AFTRA, and the WGAE have teamed up to create COVID-19-related newsroom staffer “safety and fairness” standards. “Thousands of workers across the media industry have been working through this crisis. News workers have helped … Continue reading “Unions approve newsroom COVID-19 guidelines”

Disney Q2 earnings fall due to COVID-19 impact on parks

It’s like Thanos taking Disney’s wallet and snapping his fingers. The Walt Disney Company reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended March 28, 2020. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations for the quarter decreased 93% to $0.26 from $3.53 in the prior-year quarter. Excluding certain items affecting comparability(1), diluted EPS for the … Continue reading “Disney Q2 earnings fall due to COVID-19 impact on parks”

AICP unveils COVID-19 workplace guidelines

Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, has announced that the production and post production trade association has released an initial set of workplace guidelines for production and post production companies working in commercials and advertising content. Developed by a working committee comprised of members representing all facets of the industry, the guidelines are intended to … Continue reading “AICP unveils COVID-19 workplace guidelines”

WOW! Mobile invests 15,000 training hours in workforce during COVID-19

Match Marketing Group-operated WOW! Mobile Boutique – a leading Canadian multi-carrier wireless retailer that operates out of kiosks within shopping malls – is finding new ways to invest in its workforce by keeping them engaged during the coronavirus pandemic. Currently 53, 105 people have tested positive for the virus resulting in 3,180 deaths. When Match Marketing had … Continue reading “WOW! Mobile invests 15,000 training hours in workforce during COVID-19”

NiteLite Pictures launches COVID-19 Positivity Initiative

In response to a real demand from its broadcast, Web and distribution partners, as well as charities seeking support, award-winning, Los Angeles-based production company NiteLite Pictures has unveiled the Coronavirus Positivity Initiative, a worldwide effort to create programming that promotes togetherness, community and celebrates the human spirit during the global lockdown.   Under this banner, NiteLite is … Continue reading “NiteLite Pictures launches COVID-19 Positivity Initiative”

Apple Maps releases data trends tool to track COVID-19

Apple has released a mobility data trends tool from Apple Maps to support the impactful work happening around the globe to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This mobility data may provide helpful insights to local governments and health authorities and may also be used as a foundation for new public policies by showing the change … Continue reading “Apple Maps releases data trends tool to track COVID-19”

Nike releases new ‘Play for the World’ for COVID-19

For Nike, supporting the shift in public life amidst the coronavirus means approaching novel problems with the indomitable spirit of an athlete. The brand has released a new iteration of its ‘Play for the World’ campaign, which it launched two weeks ago to mark its brand messaging around the coronavirus pandemic.  The 60-second spot, from Joint Editorial, … Continue reading “Nike releases new ‘Play for the World’ for COVID-19”

‘From Russia with Motive’ cast drops COVID-19 PSA

“Stay home, be safe and masturbate.” That’s the comedic, yet serious, message from the cast of the highly anticipated web series, From Russia with Motive. The cast, following in the footsteps of NFL players and HBO’s The Watchmen, has released a 6:20 Public Service Announcement video on social media, urging people to stay home, wash … Continue reading “‘From Russia with Motive’ cast drops COVID-19 PSA”

Budweiser redefines team sports in new COVID-19 spot

This is a time of uncertainty and fear. Although there have been 160,000 recoveries from coronavirus COVID-19, there are still 768, 466 positive cases and 36, 914 deaths globally. To bring hope and inspiration to those who may be feeling isolated and scared, Budweiser created an emotional 60-second creative that champions the best of the … Continue reading “Budweiser redefines team sports in new COVID-19 spot”

One Club offers free Jobs Board during COVID-19 crisis

In quick response to sudden volatility in the advertising and design industries brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, The One Club for Creativity has launched The One Club COVID-19 Jobs Board, a free resource for connecting people seeking work globally with agencies, design studios, production companies and brands looking to fill open positions.   The free service is … Continue reading “One Club offers free Jobs Board during COVID-19 crisis”