NBCUniversal’s 2022 Winter Olympics begins

NBCUniversal’s comprehensive coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics begins tomorrow with live primetime coverage of ice hockey, curling, and alpine skiing. Live coverage gets underway when the U.S. mixed doubles curling team faces Italy at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock. Medal contender Canada opens Olympic ice hockey competition against Switzerland live at … Continue reading “NBCUniversal’s 2022 Winter Olympics begins”

NBC Sports, Universal drop Olympic athletes into Jurassic World campaign

And here we thought the Winter Olympics were being played in China. Universal Pictures and NBC Sports launched a groundbreaking 14-day campaign between the latest film in the $5 billion Jurassic World franchise and NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games from Beijing, China, that will culminate during the Opening Ceremony on February 4. In collaboration with NBC Sports, … Continue reading “NBC Sports, Universal drop Olympic athletes into Jurassic World campaign”

What you need to know about Macy’s July 4 fireworks on NBC

NBC’s 46th annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” returns for a dazzling night of fireworks, star-studded musical performances and appearances by special guests. NBC News’ TODAY anchors Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer return for the second time to co-host the evening. The event will air Monday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC and … Continue reading “What you need to know about Macy’s July 4 fireworks on NBC”

NBC releases first look at La Brea S2

The second season of La Brea premieres Tuesday, September 27 at 9 p.m. on NBC. Stream next-day, exclusively on Peacock. La Brea follows an epic family adventure after a massive sinkhole opens in Los Angeles pulling people and buildings into a mysterious and dangerous primeval land where they have no choice but to band together to survive. In … Continue reading “NBC releases first look at La Brea S2”

NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more

On the heels of another season as #1 in the key 18-49 demo, NBC announces a fall schedule featuring dominant fan favorites, new original series and tentpole event programming. All network shows will stream next day, exclusively on Peacock.  MONDAY: The most-watched television show of the decade, The Voice returns to anchor the night for its 22nd cycle, welcoming … Continue reading “NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more”

Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC

Capitalizing on a year with huge audience drivers, including two Olympics and the Super Bowl, NBC heads into the 2021-22 season with a winning year-round programming strategy that highlights dominant dramas in the fall, doubles down on comedies in midseason and pairs powerhouse unscripted shows with big tentpole event programming.    “Our program strategy for NBC is singularly focused on driving growth by capturing audiences with can’t-miss event television and keeping them on the … Continue reading “Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC”

NBC’s Superstore finally closes its doors

Warning: This contains spoilers for the series finale of Superstore. The exterior Cloud 9 facade that many have driven past on Burbank’s Barham road is no longer there. After 6 seasons of being a regular feature on the Universal Studios Hollywood’s Studio Tour ride (prior to covid) at the backlot sound stages, the NBCUniversal TV … Continue reading “NBC’s Superstore finally closes its doors”

NBC announces 2020-21 season, commits to diversity

Heading into the 2020-21 season, NBC unveiled a fall lineup capitalizing on strong incumbency and momentum following a number of multi-year pickups for stalwart shows, including New Amsterdam, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.  Featuring gripping dramas that include Manifest, fan-favorite comedies Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and unrivaled alternative programming, including the return of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John … Continue reading “NBC announces 2020-21 season, commits to diversity”

Tonight: Feeding America Comedy Fest on NBC

Kenan Thompson, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish and Byron Allen will serve as co-hosts for the two-hour comedy special Feeding America Comedy Festival on Sunday, May 10 from 7-9 p.m. ET/PT and 6-8p.m. CST on NBC. In addition, the telecast – from Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios and Funny Or Die – has added Michael Che, Will … Continue reading “Tonight: Feeding America Comedy Fest on NBC”

After ‘Trolls’ AMC theaters bans Universal films

AMC Theaters (who also own UK Chain Odeon Cinemas) have vowed to no longer screen Universal Pictures films in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. That comes after NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell spoke about the success of Trolls World Tour on VOD platforms amassing $100 million. “The results for Trolls World Tour have exceeded our expectations and … Continue reading “After ‘Trolls’ AMC theaters bans Universal films”

Universal to begin streaming current films Friday

With the global production shutdowns of such major films as The Batman, The Matrix 4, Mission Impossible combined with the closure of movie theaters due to the spread of the COVID-19 , Universal Pictures has decided to make its current theatrical releases available on Home Video earlier than planned. The studio has announced that The Invisible … Continue reading “Universal to begin streaming current films Friday”

UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production

Yesterday as Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and studios such as Disney, Paramount and others have delayed the openings of major tentpole films such as Mulan and The New Mutants and a Quiet Place II, the virus has now hit the TV industry as Reel 360 has confirmed that all 35 NBC Universal shows including Dick Wolf’s … Continue reading “UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production”

David&Goliath launch new Universal Parks campaign

I don’t know if I’m lucky or not that I live 10 minutes from Universal, Hollywood. You’re welcome stalkers. That said, I sure do love going to the theme park when my daughters are here during the summer and Christmas. Plus, who am I kidding? I’m a big kid. I love the rides and the … Continue reading “David&Goliath launch new Universal Parks campaign”

Swanberg’s “Easy” one of 3 new TV series filming here

If 2016 was considered a great year for the Chicago media and entertainment business, 2017 is starting to shape up as even greater. It could even be the year when the Chicago market eases into $1 billion revenue from film status.

Thanks to Dick Wolf / NBC Universal and to Fox TV, six primetime TV series currently film here at Cinespace Studios, with three new TV series expected to start production in early February.

Arnold finds stand up, stand out talent through comedy program

Advertising recruiters may need to start hanging out at places like the Comedy Cellar or The Laugh Factory to find new talent. As advertising agencies continue to seek new and unique ways to attract talent, our friends at Arnold Worldwide are turning to comedy clubs and writers’ rooms as part of its Institute for the … Continue reading “Arnold finds stand up, stand out talent through comedy program”

Halloween “Killed” at this weekend’s Box Office

Michael Myers in his twelfth installment of the Halloween franchise, made a killing at the box office this weekend, even though he was also streaming on Peacock (NBC Universal). Halloween Kills brought in an estimated $50.3 million at the North American box office this weekend. That number exceeded industry expectations, which had projected the film … Continue reading “Halloween “Killed” at this weekend’s Box Office”

From Costume Designer to Director, Courtney Hoffman

While the budding filmmaking career of Courtney Hoffman has only just begun, she’s anything but green. This costumer designer turned filmmaker has a lush 10-year career as a successful costume designer, working with the likes of Tarantino and Gia Coppola and on films like The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Palo Alto, and Baby Driver – just to … Continue reading “From Costume Designer to Director, Courtney Hoffman”

Courtney Hoffman joins RadicalMedia

This has been a big week for commercial director Courtney Hoffman. Earlier we reported on her first-ever global campaign for WhatsApp and now word comes she has joined RadicalMedia for US representation.   After leaving a prestigious career in Costume Design (Baby Driver, The Hateful Eight, Captain Fantastic, and several Superbowl commercials), Courtney Hoffman wrote and directed … Continue reading “Courtney Hoffman joins RadicalMedia”

REEL WOMEN: New Blank’s Erin Serletic

When it comes to business development, Erin Serletic is in a class by herself. Her focus is knocking on doors, finding the opportunities, pitching capabilities and getting the RFP. She has a successful track record of helping companies reach their next level. Erin is equally effective at landing new business while growing and maintaining existing … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: New Blank’s Erin Serletic”

‘Debris’ is not your “average truth is out there” series

If you’re not watching NBC Universal’s new TV show Debris, you’re missing out! This is not your average “the truth is out there” UFO show! It’s sci-fi, almost a crime drama, and a mystery with each episode slowly unveiling what is happening as we the viewers learn through the clues the characters unearth. What is … Continue reading “‘Debris’ is not your “average truth is out there” series”