Beko launches first digital global spot, “Connections”

0 When you think of Artificial Intelligence, do flowers come to mind? How about forests, leaves, trees or waves? If the concept of the natural world doesn’t automatically conjure up ideas of machine learning, robotic scriptwriting programs or optimization algorithms, then “Connections” from Beko may change your mind. That’s the title of a new, sixty-second … Continue reading “Beko launches first digital global spot, “Connections””

Beam, Museum of Graffiti sponsor Street Heroines

0 The Museum of Graffiti, along with film series sponsor, Jim Beam, will celebrate female street artists worldwide with the premiere of the critically-acclaimed documentary Street Heroines, produced and directed by Valiant Pictures’ Alexandra Henry.  The feature documentary is a story about the courage and creativity of female graffiti and street artists from around the … Continue reading “Beam, Museum of Graffiti sponsor Street Heroines”

Editor Conor O’Neill calls Nomad “home”

0 Further strengthening their leadership team, Nomad Editing Company welcomes acclaimed editor Conor O’Neill as their newest Partner. O’Neill will join fellow US-based Partners Jennifer Lederman, Glenn Martin, Jai Shukla, Jim Ulbrich, Amanda Moreau, Jared Coller, Adam Schwartz, and recent addition Brandon Porter as they pave the way for the future of the company. A celebrated editor who has … Continue reading “Editor Conor O’Neill calls Nomad “home””

It’s brother against brother in new F9 trailer

1+ There is no doubt that the action in Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise has gotten more and more over the top. At one point in the new trailer, which Uni released today, Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce, even says, “We’ve taken out cars, trains, tanks and even submarines.” Yep, with each film, the … Continue reading “It’s brother against brother in new F9 trailer”

Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards

1+ Last night, the Costume Designers Guild, held its 23rd awards show honoring the best in film, television and short-form costume design. Winners of the virtual ceremony were announced over Twitter. The awards show was hosted by actress Lana Condor. Virtual presenters included Rose Byrne, Andra Day, O-T Fagbenle, Regina King, Carey Mulligan and Amanda Seyfried. “We’ve had to come together … Continue reading “Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards”

Her Move: Anya Taylor-Joy on Queen’s Gambit success

4+ At just 24 years old, Anya Taylor-Joy is already a force to be reckoned with. Fresh off her starring role in the popular Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, the fantastic actress won both a Golden Globe and SAG (Screen Actors Guild) for her outstanding role. The Argentine-British actress and model is riveting in the 1950s … Continue reading “Her Move: Anya Taylor-Joy on Queen’s Gambit success”

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”

New York Lottery presents the ultimate Whodunnit…

1+ How do you launch a movie-themed scratch-off game for the New York Lottery? With the same approach a film studio premiering a movie in Hollywood would take, of course, beginning with an epic trailer. Together with McCann New York, the New York Lottery launched the campaign, titled $1,000,000 Premiere, with an edge-of-your-seat :30 trailer for the … Continue reading “New York Lottery presents the ultimate Whodunnit…”

Josie and The Pussycats reunite for 20th anniversary

1+ The Reel 360 team suddenly feels old. Very old. In 2001, Universal Pictures released Josie & The Pussycats. The film, directed and co-written by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, was loosely based on the Archie Comics series and the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name. Filmed entirely in Vancouver, the musical comedy featured Rachael Leigh Cook (Nancy Drew, Batman Beyond), Tara Reid (American … Continue reading “Josie and The Pussycats reunite for 20th anniversary”

Sony Pictures signs first-look deal with Netflix

2+ Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) have today announced a multiyear, exclusive first pay window licensing deal in the U.S. for theatrically released SPE feature films, beginning with their 2022 film slate.  This new agreement builds upon Netflix’s pre-existing output deal with Sony Pictures Animation films to now include all SPE film labels and … Continue reading “Sony Pictures signs first-look deal with Netflix”

Cannes Lions 2021 to run as a fully digital experience

1+ Well, while this isn’t exactly great news, it is far better news than 2020. Cannes Lions Live will run from 21-25 June. The winning work will be announced and awarded during Cannes Lions Live. Philip Thomas, Chairman, Lions, said, “Over the last year, we’ve been consulting with our customers and working on our plans, … Continue reading “Cannes Lions 2021 to run as a fully digital experience”

Emmy Winner, SNL writer Anne Beatts passes

1+ Emmy Award winner and Saturday Night Live writer, Anne Beatts passed away on April 7, 2021. She was 74. Beatts was born in 1947 in Buffalo, New York and began her career in comedy writing at National Lampoon magazine, becoming the Harvard Lampoon spin-off’s first female editor.  During her time at National Lampoon, she … Continue reading “Emmy Winner, SNL writer Anne Beatts passes”

Justice League writer airs his beef with Warner Bros.

1+ Academy award winner and Justice League scribe Chris Terrio is airing his grievances in an exclusive and wide ranging interview with Vanity Fair. Not to mince words, the man is super pissed off and despises what happened to his DC films just as much as the haters do.  After remaining silent on the matter, … Continue reading “Justice League writer airs his beef with Warner Bros.”

It’s a Carnival for new Kia marketing campaign

1+ Kia has debuted the all-new 2022 Carnival MPV in a multifaceted marketing campaign, the centerpiece of which is a :43-second broadcast spot entitled “What Else Ya Got?” The spot, created by David&Goliath, illustrates how the Kia Carnival MPV offers active consumers a host of benefits to support their busy lives and stakes Carnival as … Continue reading “It’s a Carnival for new Kia marketing campaign”

DDB reinforces commitment to data-driven creativity

1+ DDB North America announced today the addition of a new regional leadership position. Jatinder Singh joins DDB North America as Chief Data Officer and, reporting into regional CEO Justin Thomas-Copeland, will spearhead data science innovation for all DDB North America offices. Singh joins as DDB North America continues to fortify its data capabilities to underpin client work, … Continue reading “DDB reinforces commitment to data-driven creativity”

Systemic Racism that affects Latino communities

1+ Topics such as Diversity and Inclusion are big in 2021. The lack of POC is being brought to light in employment offices, C-Suites, and in classrooms. But it’s time to address the reality – why Latino stories (aka Systemic Racism) are affecting Latino communities, and what we are going to do to fix it. … Continue reading “Systemic Racism that affects Latino communities”

REEL WOMEN: Director, Screenwriter Eva Lanska

3+ Eva Lanska is a London-based director and screenwriter. After graduating from the London Film Academy, Eva has focused on producing both documentary and fiction films. She has directed several award-winning films recognized throughout Europe and America. Across her films, Eva studies the concepts of acceptance and love in challenging circumstances. She poses pressing questions … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Director, Screenwriter Eva Lanska”

It’s time for the Twins in new campaign

1+ Baseball kicked off last week, and now we are beginning to see MLB teams and their campaigns in a post-pandemic season. Multidisciplinary creative studio Los York just dropped their latest campaign for Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins. With the theme, “The Underestimated,” the 360 campaign is expressed in social, digital, TV, outdoor as well … Continue reading “It’s time for the Twins in new campaign”

The City of Angels gets a new hell-ish production company

1+ Film production company A Fresh Face in Hell announced today its launch in Seattle and LA with production stalwart Jason Botkin in the captain’s chair. Backed by a roster of established world-class talent and suitably named for its “never say die” approach to production, A Fresh Face in Hell will provide full-service production solutions … Continue reading “The City of Angels gets a new hell-ish production company”

Godzilla vs. Thong would’ve been more exciting

1+ I mean imagine it. Godzilla and his fiery breath fighting off a giant thong in Hong Kong. The undies could snap Godzilla in the face. Try and cover his giant schnoz. Either way, it would have been more interesting than the video game with human cut scenes I just watched called Godzilla vs. Kong. … Continue reading “Godzilla vs. Thong would’ve been more exciting”