Drive My Car, Power of the Dog take top awards at LAFCA

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) voted on the best achievements in film in 2021 on Saturday, announcing its award winners through its Twitter account. The LAFCA’s best film winner has won the Oscar for Best Picture 11 times in the 47 years the organization has been giving out awards, including four times in the last … Continue reading “Drive My Car, Power of the Dog take top awards at LAFCA”

FCA blitzes big game spots for digital and social

This year, instead of advertising on CBS for the Super Bowl, FCA US rolled out seven (Yes, seven) online videos this week as part of its “Big Game Blitz” strategy. The final two videos – the Ram brand’s “Roll Rams Roll” and “4th Quarter Fight” – launched today, Friday. FCA debuted the seven videos across … Continue reading “FCA blitzes big game spots for digital and social”

Chicago Film Critics Association announces 2022 nominees

The Chicago Film Critics Association announced nominees for their top film honors of 2022; winners will be announced at the organization’s annual awards ceremony to be held in Chicago on Wednesday, December 14. Leading with a new record of 12 total nominations (over 2021 record-holder WEST SIDE STORY) is EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE; other … Continue reading “Chicago Film Critics Association announces 2022 nominees”

Notre-Dame on Fire to open French Film Festival

At a press conference held today at the Résidence de France in Beverly Hills, members of the Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF) and The American French Film Festival Program Committee announced that the Opening Night film for The American French Film Festival (formerly COLCOA) will be the North American premiere of Jean-Jacques Annaud’s NOTRE-DAME ON FIRE / Notre-Dame Brûle. … Continue reading “Notre-Dame on Fire to open French Film Festival”

Martin Werner directs Leonardo DiCaprio in Fiat

Bacon’s Martin Werner has directed a new Fiat electric car spot, “The Driver,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Created by Leo Burnett Italy, and produced by Movie Magic, DiCaprio has just wrapped shooting for the day on a movie set. As he gets into the new Fiat, his driver balks at getting in. But his attitude quickly … Continue reading “Martin Werner directs Leonardo DiCaprio in Fiat”

Lady Gaga introduces new makeup brand

Lady Gaga has always been thought of as an innovator. Now, the multi-platinum singer and actress has a new makeup brand. Haus Labs by Lady Gaga is an all-new, ground-breaking, clean, prestige makeup brand delivering supercharged clean artistry makeup powered by innovation. The brand debuts today, June 9, 2022 exclusively at SEPHORA and hauslabs.com. The clean and colorful makeup assortment … Continue reading “Lady Gaga introduces new makeup brand”

Raya and the Last Dragon, Encanto lead Annie nominees

ASIFA-Hollywood announced nominations today for its 49th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. The Annie Awards cover 36 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Feature-Independent, Special Productions, Sponsored Films, Short Subjects, Student Films and Outstanding Individual Achievements, as well as the honorary Juried Awards. This year’s ceremony is … Continue reading “Raya and the Last Dragon, Encanto lead Annie nominees”

AFM 2021 online launches with Indie Producer Ecosphere session

Our friends at The American Film Market (AFM) today announced new speakers and sessions along with its full programming lineup set for AFM 2021 Online, which will run for five days, November 1 to November 5. AFM 2021 Online will commence with the opening session – The Independent Film Ecosphere – Present and Future, featuring … Continue reading “AFM 2021 online launches with Indie Producer Ecosphere session”

COLCOA: Emmanuel Carrére’s Between Two Worlds to open 25th French Film Fest

During a press conference held yesterday, Taylor Hackford, director, Board member of the Franco-American Cultural Fund and COLCOA Program Committee member, announced the opening film of the 25th Annual COLOCA French Film and Series Festival will be the North American Premiere of writer/director/author Emmanuel Carrère’s BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, starring Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche. The … Continue reading “COLCOA: Emmanuel Carrére’s Between Two Worlds to open 25th French Film Fest”

2021 AFM announces initial exhibitors, programming and sponsors

The American Film Market (AFM) has announced initial details for AFM 2021 Online which will commence on November 1 and run for five days through November 5.   AFM 2021 Online will take place on the proprietary interactive campus AFM built-in 2020 – presenting an engaging and effective environment for discovery, education, deal-making, networking and reconnecting.  More than 300 … Continue reading “2021 AFM announces initial exhibitors, programming and sponsors”

ADCOLOR to honor Daniel Dae Kim at 2021 awards

ADCOLOR today announced the nominees and honorees for its 15th Annual ADCOLOR Awards. Since 2007, the Awards have highlighted and honored the achievements of diverse communities in the creative industries. The awards recognize those who go above and beyond to make a difference and who embody the organization’s mission of “Rise Up, Reach Back.” According to … Continue reading “ADCOLOR to honor Daniel Dae Kim at 2021 awards”

Walton Isaacson announces multiple hires, promotions

LA-based Walton Isaacson is stepping up recruitment and retention efforts across multiple disciplines, marketing specializations and cultural expertise.  Walton Isaacson CEO Aaron Walton noted, “Over the last eleven months, the agency and its people have demonstrated their exceptional talents and resiliency in the face of all challenges. We are growing, both literally and in every sense of … Continue reading “Walton Isaacson announces multiple hires, promotions”

2020 in Review: Our favorite advertising campaigns

It’s hard to remember back in February 2020, when the Kansas City Chiefs bested the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV and Parasite was winning Best Picture, no one was talking about COVID, the election and Black Lives Matter. We had no idea we were only a few weeks and months away from all … Continue reading “2020 in Review: Our favorite advertising campaigns”

American Film Market kicks off with 562 exhibitors

Kicking off today, the American Film Market (AFM®) announced today that it will welcome the global industry with participants coming from 78 countries and 42 U.S. states – more countries than any AFM in the last decade.  To date, a record 562 Exhibitors are registered for AFM 2020 Online from 48 countries with the largest … Continue reading “American Film Market kicks off with 562 exhibitors”

AFM announces five-day programming lineup

The American Film Market today announced its initial speakers, topics, and programming calendar for AFM 2020 Online which begins next Monday, November 9.  The AFM’s opening Conference – The Future of Film – will launch with two marquee one-on-one conversations: Mark Gill, President and CEO of Solstice Studios, will take the online stage to discuss his views and predictions … Continue reading “AFM announces five-day programming lineup”

Virtual AFM 2020 is here

The American Film Market announced details about AFM 2020 Online, including early exhibitors, plans for its biggest programming initiative to date, and its online platform that features highly engaging networking opportunities.  The event will take place wholly online and is set for November 9-13, 8:00AM – 8:00PM PST.   Cornerstone, Fantawild Animation Inc., Filmexport Group, … Continue reading “Virtual AFM 2020 is here”

RAM builds excitement in campaign for the 2021 TRX

Our friends at Lucky have contributed to a campaign of epic intensity to launch the highly-anticipated 2021 RAM TRX. The series of short digital teasers, edited by Marc Stone for Dallas-based agency The Richards Group, are goosebump raising, heart palpating moments that demonstrate the power and performance of the vehicle without actually seeing it. For … Continue reading “RAM builds excitement in campaign for the 2021 TRX”

ADCOLOR announces noms for 14th annual awards

ADCOLOR announced the nominees and honorees for the 14th Annual ADCOLOR Awards. Since 2007, the awards have highlighted and honored the achievements of diverse communities in the advertising, marketing, PR, media and entertainment industries. They recognize those who go above and beyond to make a difference and embody the organization’s call to “Rise Up, Reach Back.” … Continue reading “ADCOLOR announces noms for 14th annual awards”

Leo Burnett revives Elvis to launch new Fiat pick-up

To launch the new Fiat Strada pick-up truck, Leo Burnett Tailor Made, Sao Paulo, Brazil, has brought back that hip-swiveling King of Rock and Roll – Elvis – in a new integrated campaign. The 2:00-minute spot follows Elvis as he takes the New Fiat Strada for a spin–complete with Elvis impersonators, several samurais and a … Continue reading “Leo Burnett revives Elvis to launch new Fiat pick-up”

New Dodge spot from GSD&M celebrates frontliners

As part of the One World: Together At Home which was globally televised last Saturday to support frontline health care workers and the World Health Organization, FCA premiered a new commercial for Dodge. The 30-second video, “Strength,” created by GSD&M, aired during the two-hour TV special as part of the globally televised and streamed event in support … Continue reading “New Dodge spot from GSD&M celebrates frontliners”