Michael B. Jordan brings the sexy in Amazon Super Bowl LV spot

Amazon has partnered with renowned actor, film producer, director and arguably the sexiest man alive, Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther, Just Mercy) for his first-ever Super Bowl ad.  Entitled ‘Alexa’s Body’ and created by Lucky Generals – along with teams at Amazon – the spot celebrates Alexa’s new beautiful form factor, while one executive … Continue reading “Michael B. Jordan brings the sexy in Amazon Super Bowl LV spot”

J. Lo, Michael B. Jordan go own way in Coach campaign

Presenting some advertising news that is actually NOT about the Super Bowl. New York-based Coach has launched its new campaign for spring. Titled, “Originals Go Their Own Way,” it stars award-winning actor, singer, producer and new face of Coach Jennifer Lopez in her first campaign for the house and global face of Coach menswear, actor and producer Michael … Continue reading “J. Lo, Michael B. Jordan go own way in Coach campaign”

New AMC/Michael B. Jordan-produced series ’61st Street’

Potential new series 61st Street to be exec-produced by Jordan’s Outlier Society Here’s potential good news for the Chicago production community. According to The Wrap, AMC Networks has opened a writers room (sorry Chicago writers, the rooms are in LA) for Michael B. Jordan’s 61st Street, a “murder mystery” that dives into the murky depths … Continue reading “New AMC/Michael B. Jordan-produced series ’61st Street’”

Michael B. Jordan tapped to direct Bacardi digital short

Bacardí rum has unveiled The Angel’s Share, a digital short film co-directed by actor and filmmaker Creed and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan – marking the first digital ad spot for the brand’s new premium collection, which launched earlier this year. As part of its continued efforts towards the premiumization of the rum category, … Continue reading “Michael B. Jordan tapped to direct Bacardi digital short”

Michael B. Jordan returns in ‘Creed II’ trailer

Will Academy Award nominee, Sylvester Stallone deliver another knockout movie with Creed II? The exciting trailer seems to reaffirm his proficiency in writing and story telling. After an Academy Award nomination for Creed and 3 wins for the original Rocky, this franchise is expected to produce a hard hitting emotional sequel to continue the Rocky … Continue reading “Michael B. Jordan returns in ‘Creed II’ trailer”

NBA and Jordan take us down Memory Lane of 75 years of basketball

I love this spot, but the Jordan taking us down the lane ain’t the Jordan we’re thinking about. It’s award-winning actor and producer Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther, Just Mercy) driving the new NBA spot, ‘NBA Lane.’ But even without the other Michael, it’s a brilliant short film featuring just about every great to … Continue reading “NBA and Jordan take us down Memory Lane of 75 years of basketball”

From football to film: A conversation with Director Aaron Chapman

Director Aaron Chapman brings a distinct vision for uncovering the humanity and emotion behind sport and athletes, with a uniquely personal lens gleaned from his experience playing football at the University of Washington. His work elevates the perspectives and struggles of the individual alongside the grit and determination of athletic pursuit. Frequently shooting and editing … Continue reading “From football to film: A conversation with Director Aaron Chapman”

Emmy: Apple, Amazon, Nike, Dre nominated for best spot

Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced yesterday recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees. One of the categories the Reel 360 Team always focuses on is of course the advertising category. The nominations for this year are from Apple, Amazon, Beats by … Continue reading “Emmy: Apple, Amazon, Nike, Dre nominated for best spot”

Rakish signs production Duo TWIN

Production boutique Rakish has signed creative duo TWIN for U.S. representation. Comprised of brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker, the technically adept directorial team is known for bringing to life ideas that are wildly imaginative yet rooted in real-world emotion.  “Rakish aligns with everything we love about commercial production,” comments Josh. “They put the creative first, have a strong level … Continue reading “Rakish signs production Duo TWIN”

Will the next Superman be Black?

Well, why not? Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit is reporting that Warner Bros. is developing a new Superman movie with J.J. Abrams on board as producer via his Bad Robot label.  Black Panther comic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates is penning the script. “There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told. We couldn’t be more … Continue reading “Will the next Superman be Black?”

Don Cheadle leads “all-star cast?” in new Michelob ULTRA Organic Seltzer Super Bowl spot

Think of this weekend’s Super Bowl as a combo platter of C&C – comedy and celebrities. While the platform has always featured both for advertising agencies and brands, it seems like both are really leaning into the two this year. Now, we Michelob ULTRA Organic Seltzer making its Super Bowl LV debut with a satirical … Continue reading “Don Cheadle leads “all-star cast?” in new Michelob ULTRA Organic Seltzer Super Bowl spot”

Iconic Editorial opens with Oscar-winning editors

Iconic Editorial, a subsidiary of Iconic Talent Agency, has opened its doors with an A-list roster of Editors from features and television including Oscar-winner Tom Cross (NO TIME TO DIE, LA LA LAND, WHIPLASH), double Oscar-nominee Joe Walker (DUNE, BLADE RUNNER 2049, 12 YEARS A SLAVE), and American Cinema Editors Award-winner Jinmo Yang (PARASITE). Commercial and branded entertainment projects will be the focus for … Continue reading “Iconic Editorial opens with Oscar-winning editors”

George Floyd demonstrations: In photos

The global foot of outrage against racism and police brutality is still pressing down on the gas pedal with no sign of braking. It was a powerful week that saw millions across the world – Black, White, Asian, Indian, LGBTQ+, old, young, in-between – come together and peacefully decry the systematic racism that has defined … Continue reading “George Floyd demonstrations: In photos”

Rumor Mill: Superman is flying back to theaters

The Geek has always liked British thespian Henry Cavill as Superman. In fact, he has said numerous times that the highly underrated Man of Steel (2013) is one of the best superhero films of the last decade. Unfortunately, Cavill was not given much to say in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice or do in … Continue reading “Rumor Mill: Superman is flying back to theaters”

Morgan Cooper, Writer, Director, Visionary

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. Morgan Cooper is a … Continue reading “Morgan Cooper, Writer, Director, Visionary”

GNC is there for you in new campaign from Havas

Let’s face it, being healthy is more overwhelming than ever (Keto, Whole30, Mediterranean, DASH, MIND…the list goes on!). For instance, I’m (mostly) Vegan at home and a Vegan-cheater (mostly) away from home. That’s why GNC, in its first major campaign in recent years, reminds us that they are not only the authority in the wellness space, … Continue reading “GNC is there for you in new campaign from Havas”

‘Joker’ gets 11, Greta snubbed & other Oscar noms

The Geek was up with the other press this morning to watch the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards which will air February 9 on ABC. What can we tell you, that you don’t know already. The highly divisive Joker, the origin story of the iconic mentally ill Batman villain, led all Oscar nominations with … Continue reading “‘Joker’ gets 11, Greta snubbed & other Oscar noms”

‘Two Popes,’ Pakula tribute round out AFI galas

Today, the American Film Institute announced the two Gala titles that complete the Gala line-up at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. Netflix’s The Two Popes starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce will screen on Monday, November 18 and Amazon Studios‘ The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne will screen on Tuesday, November 19. … Continue reading “‘Two Popes,’ Pakula tribute round out AFI galas”

Netflix productions mull leaving Georgia

A Variety report says that Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will consider pulling the streaming giant’s massive film and television production from Georgia if the state moves forward with the controversial abortion ban. On May 7, Governor Brian Kemp signed a a heartbeat bill that would essentially make abortion illegal if a fetal heartbeat … Continue reading “Netflix productions mull leaving Georgia”

‘Black Panther’ stuns at 25th annual SAG Awards

The REEL 360 team did not see this coming. Marvel’s superhero hit, Black Panther, beat out favorites A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKkKlansman, and even Crazy Rich Asians to take home the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Not only did it … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ stuns at 25th annual SAG Awards”