‘ESSENCE’ Black Women in Hollywood Awards re-cap

To kick off Oscar weekend, ESSENCE celebrated extraordinary Hollywood visionaries and culture shifters during its 13th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at theBeverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year’s theme, in honor of the brand’s 50th anniversary, was a celebration of women owning, expanding and transforming the art of storytelling. The invitation-only … Continue reading “‘ESSENCE’ Black Women in Hollywood Awards re-cap”

‘Essence’ House to launch during Oscar Week

ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women globally, has unveiled the honorees for its highly-esteemed 2020 Black Women in Hollywood Awards.  The highly coveted invitation-only Oscar-week event—spotlighting Hollywood’s most renowned and accomplished women at the forefront of the industry—will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Beverly Wilshire … Continue reading “‘Essence’ House to launch during Oscar Week”

Lightfoot, Obama rep Chicago on ‘Essence Woke 100’

Well, well, apparently (not that Chicagoans didn’t know this already) new Mayor Lori Lightfoot is woke. Now, Essence has confirmed it as the publication, serving Black women, announced its the 3rd annual Woke 100 List. The compilation salutes and recognizes women of color challenging the status quo. Also representing the Windy City was First Lady, … Continue reading “Lightfoot, Obama rep Chicago on ‘Essence Woke 100’”

Partners + Napier builds on creative and media horsepower with new hires

Our friends at Partners + Napier are ending 2021 with another hiring spree, adding three of the industry’s top names in creative and media to its talent roster. The move underscores the agency’s creative momentum under Chief Creative Officer Rob Kottkamp, who joined the agency from MullenLowe in late 2019, along with explosive growth in … Continue reading “Partners + Napier builds on creative and media horsepower with new hires”

Raucous Content signs director Russell Brownley

Director Russell Brownley has joined LA-based Raucous Content for U.S. representation. Brownley’s cinematic work is bathed in an atmospheric sensitivity — as if emotion and sensation had its own genre of ASMR. Based out of Southern California, Brownley began his career shooting surf films and documentaries. So, it’s no surprise that Brownley gravitates his narratives to … Continue reading “Raucous Content signs director Russell Brownley”

The Way finds its way to Apple TV, iTunes TV and DVD

Action drama The Way, directed, written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Dastan Khalili of Alliance of Light Films, will be available on digital and cable video on demand, including Apple TV and iTunes TV, and DVD, on January 4, 2022.   The Way is the story of Jane Arcs (Eli Jane), who thirteen years ago was condemned to death after brutally … Continue reading “The Way finds its way to Apple TV, iTunes TV and DVD”

The One Club announces Jury Chairs for 101st ADC Awards

The One Club for Creativity has announced the diverse group of top creative leaders who will serves as jury chairs for the ADC 101st Annual Awards, one of the world’s longest-running and most prestigious global competitions celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising. This year’s jury chairs include:   Advertising: Alexander Kalchev, CCO, DDB Paris … Continue reading “The One Club announces Jury Chairs for 101st ADC Awards”

Gravitas Ventures finds The Way to Iranian director Dastan Kahalili’s film

Gravitas Ventures has acquired the exclusive North American to the action drama The Way, directed, written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Dastan Khalili of Alliance of Light Films. A festival favorite, The Way recently was awarded best Feature and Best Director Awards at the Accolades international global film competition and the best producing prize at the Hollywood Golden Age Film Festival. … Continue reading “Gravitas Ventures finds The Way to Iranian director Dastan Kahalili’s film”

A chat with HollyShorts Co-Founder/Co-Director Daniel Sol

As we all know, last year was a bitch. We had a pandemic. We had quarantine. We had a pandemic. We had quarantine. Again. Mask on. Mask off. It was terrible. It was especially depressing if you’re a fan of independent films, which I am, and an even bigger fan of amazing film festivals that … Continue reading “A chat with HollyShorts Co-Founder/Co-Director Daniel Sol”

COLLINS invests in Next-Gen talent by bringing on Nicole Cousins

Independent strategy and design company COLLINS is proving the value of its robust internship program, reinforcing its commitment to DEI, and serving as a model for how to foster unique, young talent from within by welcoming Nicole Cousins as Associate Designer.  Cousins’s hiring marks a natural progression for the Brooklyn native, who first interned at COLLINS in … Continue reading “COLLINS invests in Next-Gen talent by bringing on Nicole Cousins”

Gap celebrates representation and inclusion fo Fall 2021 campaign

Gap continues to champion modern American optimism by celebrating individuals who represent the positive impact of being your true self. Gap’s Fall 2021 Individuals adult campaign debuts today, amplifying the voices of a distinct and diverse cast that better represents all of us. These individuals transcend race, gender, age, abilities and talents as catalysts for … Continue reading “Gap celebrates representation and inclusion fo Fall 2021 campaign”

Galderma Aesthetics respects each skin story in new campaign

Galderma Aesthetics Brazil, a business unit of Galderma specializing in the development of products and techniques for minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that offer better skin quality for people, launches a campaign to reinforce its institutional positioning and introduce its new brand ambassador: actress Flávia Alessandra. Developed by the agency Tugarê CDM, the activation has a … Continue reading “Galderma Aesthetics respects each skin story in new campaign”

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings: What say the critics?

2020 was a difficult year for moviemakers and cinephiles alike and 2021 has presented its own level of difficulties. So far, only a handful of studio-backed films have been released exclusively in theaters including titles such as Green Knight and Free Guy (among others). Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, Marvel Studios’ first … Continue reading “Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings: What say the critics?”

Dead Prezis are very alive in new Travis Thompson video directed by Tyler Yee

SixTwentySix Productions has lent its services to Dead Prezis, the latest music video to drop from rising Seattle hip hop talent Travis Thompson featuring American rapper and music producer G-Eazy.  The track is from Thompson’s brand new, just released album BLVD BOY, named for the Burien, Washington native’s hometown street he grew up on, Ambaum … Continue reading “Dead Prezis are very alive in new Travis Thompson video directed by Tyler Yee”

Respect: Watch Jennifer Hudson kill it in first clip from Aretha Franklin biopic

The original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Hudson, had a dream. “I had a dream for myself after Dreamgirls – coming off something as big as that? And I said the only thing that could top that would be to play Aretha Franklin, and I don’t know if she heard me or if she had that same thing … Continue reading “Respect: Watch Jennifer Hudson kill it in first clip from Aretha Franklin biopic”

Syn merges classic with new for Toshiba campaign

Toshiba is a company that was founded on the unique principles of Japanese craftsmanship and the highest attention to detail: The Takumi Spirit. A new slogan, Details Matter, is part of a new campaign launch embodying an ethos where a focus on detail is meticulously applied to everything they do and make.   The centerpiece spot, … Continue reading “Syn merges classic with new for Toshiba campaign”

Space Jam: A new legacy in animation and design

Space Jam: A New Legacy opens today in theaters and is currently streaming on HBO Max. The sequel to the 25-year-old original starring Michael Jordan, presents a new-age take on the classic Tunes vs. Goons showdown. According to the team behind the film which includes director Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man, The Best Man … Continue reading “Space Jam: A new legacy in animation and design”

A chat with Director Andrea Yu-Chieh Chung

The very talented Andrea Yu-Chieh Chung is a Taiwanese documentary filmmaker based in the New York metropolitan area. Born and raised by a family full of wanderers, the director tells Reel 360 that she has endless curiosities about the world and has lived and produced films across four continents. Andrea is passionate about telling stories of … Continue reading “A chat with Director Andrea Yu-Chieh Chung”

Moët & Chandon: Unites NBA All-star Team for greatness

Moët & Chandon, the Official Champagne of the NBA, today announced the launch of its Greatness Under Pressure campaign, bringing together luminary partners 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony, four-time WNBA champion Sue Bird, legendary jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills, and fashion designer Don C. For more than two centuries, Moët & Chandon has celebrated the greatness created … Continue reading “Moët & Chandon: Unites NBA All-star Team for greatness”

In The Heights: Taking it from stage to screen

Lin-Manuel Miranda completed his first draft of the stage musical In The Heights during his sophomore year at Wesleyan University, where it was performed as part of the school’s Second Stage. There, the 80-minute one-act played for a mere three days, but the potential for a grander production was evident from the start. Even now, … Continue reading “In The Heights: Taking it from stage to screen”