Everything Everywhere leads Golden Reel noms

Aaaand Awards Season has begun. Actually, it began last year, but now we have nominations. The Motion Picture Sound Editors today revealed the nominations for its 70th annual Golden Reel Awards in categories spanning feature film, television, animation, computer entertainment and student productions with Everything Everywhere All At Once Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis among the nominees. … Continue reading “Everything Everywhere leads Golden Reel noms”

Lizzo is turning #FitChecks into #TitChecks

Inspired by the ever-viral #FitCheck trend, the new and viral #TitCheck campaign from YITTY and Young Survival Coalition is rooted in an alarming fact: 80% of young women diagnosed with breast cancer find their breast abnormality themselves—many while getting dressed. The campaign urges young adults to make their #FitCheck (checking an outfit before leaving the house) … Continue reading “Lizzo is turning #FitChecks into #TitChecks”

Easy Mondays secures West Coast representation

Bespoke NY-based production company Easy Mondays has secured Brad Grubaugh and Siobhan McCafferty of Good Rebel + Siobhan McCafferty & Associates for representation on the West Coast. “I’ve been impressed by what Asori put together from an aesthetic point of view,” Grubaugh said of the talent on tap at Easy Mondays. “At the same time, with an array … Continue reading “Easy Mondays secures West Coast representation”

Believe The Hype! They’re 25!

The team at Hype — the award-winning PR, Marketing & Social Agency, headed by company Co-Founders/Special Agents Colleen O’Mara & Jessie Nagel — celebrates its “Silver Jubilee,” promising to deliver a year filled with celebratory moments in recognition of its 25th Anniversary.  “Hype has expanded and diversified over the past five years to be the agency it … Continue reading “Believe The Hype! They’re 25!”

Propstore preps Better Call Saul auction

With AMC’s hit series Better Call Saul racing to an end – tonight is the penultimate episode – chances are you are on the edge of your seat wondering how it will all end for Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn). And chances are when the Breaking Bad prequel is over, you … Continue reading “Propstore preps Better Call Saul auction”

Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms

This morning, the 74th Emmy nominations were announced during a live virtual ceremony was hosted by JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma. Succession holds this year’s top spot with 25 Emmy nominations followed by Ted Lasso and The White Lotus (20), Hacks … Continue reading “Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms”

#Burythebills generates over 570k pages of faxes to lawmakers

Havas New York partnered with NYC Pride, the organization that plans and produces New York City’s official LGBTQIA+ Pride events, on a campaign designed to shine a light on the more than 300 bills lawmakers in the United States introduced this year that impose limitations on the freedoms of the LGBTQIA+ community. At this year’s New York City Pride … Continue reading “#Burythebills generates over 570k pages of faxes to lawmakers”

Cannes Lions: Ad Council presents new creative for Love Has No Labels

Premiering at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the Ad Council and R/GA launched a series of powerful new films from the iconic Love Has No Labels campaign using real stories to showcase how acts of love can drive inclusion, equity and justice. Building on the campaign’s longstanding effort to address bias, hate, and discrimination, the … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: Ad Council presents new creative for Love Has No Labels”

Reel Women: Writer/Director Gayatri Kumar

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2022 REEL WOMEN – incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Women like Gayatri Kumar  are making “Herstory.” Writer/director Gayatri graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2021. She specializes in present-day issues, from which she creates extraordinary stories … Continue reading “Reel Women: Writer/Director Gayatri Kumar”

Dogs are howling over NY Lottery’s new song

After launching the $1,000,000 Lucky Dog Scratch-Off Game Series, the New York Lottery is back with another treat for dogs and their humans. A new music track just dropped called, “Wanna Go for a Walk?”  Created by McCann, the song features a totally unique instrumentation. It might sound like a hip-hop beat to human ears, but … Continue reading “Dogs are howling over NY Lottery’s new song”

LALIFF announces lineup for 2022 edition

Academy Award-nominated actor Edward James Olmos, founder of the Latino Film Institute, announced today the full lineup for this year’s Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) that will take place June 1 – 5 at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre and TCL Chinese 6 in Hollywood, CA. This year’s edition will open with Disney … Continue reading “LALIFF announces lineup for 2022 edition”

DirecTV launches streaming service with the GOATbusters

DIRECTV has launch its GOATbusters national ad campaign featuring baseball legends Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Ken Griffey Jr. and Randy Johnson, highlighting the company’s streaming product, DIRECTV STREAM. Created and developed by TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, the foursome comes together to combat supernatural forces and other would-be foes through the 2022 MLB season, just like the … Continue reading “DirecTV launches streaming service with the GOATbusters”

Meet a new breed of New York Scatch-Off Game

Get your dog paws ready. The New York Lottery is launching the new $1,000,000 Lucky Dog Scratch-Off Series. Our friends at McCann New York helped develop and create both the product and the campaign, which asks the question, how would your dog spend a million dollars? The tickets themselves are elegantly designed with bright colors and … Continue reading “Meet a new breed of New York Scatch-Off Game”

Joan Didion passes away at age 87

American novelist, journalist and essayist Joan Didion died quietly at her home in New York at age 87 last week. Didion’s publisher, Penguin Random House, announced the author’s death last Thursday. She apparently passed away from complications from Parkinson’s disease, the company said. “Didion was one of the country’s most trenchant writers and astute observers. … Continue reading “Joan Didion passes away at age 87”

VFX Legion creates 100+ effects For ‘Don’t Breathe 2’

After the critical and commercial success of the 2016 effective thriller, Don’t Breathe, we now have Don’t Breathe 2. The film opened two weeks ago with Stephen Lang (Avatar), reprising his role as Norman Nordstrom / “The Blind Man,” with Brendan Sexton III and Madelyn Grace in supporting roles. VFX Legion delivered 100+ visual effects for director Rodo … Continue reading “VFX Legion creates 100+ effects For ‘Don’t Breathe 2’”

Bob Odenkirk is in stable condition after “heart-related incident”

Bob Odenkirk is in stable condition at an Albuquerque, N.M. hospital after suffering a ‘heart-related incident’, collapsing on the set of the AMC show Better Call Saul, and was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday July 27, 2021. TMZ was the first to report the news of the incident. “We can confirm Bob is in … Continue reading “Bob Odenkirk is in stable condition after “heart-related incident””

B-Reel: signs queer Xicanx creator Devyn Galindo

A fitting match for a film and commercial production company known for pushing creative boundaries, B-Reel Films has signed queer Xicanx creator Devyn Galindo. A powerful sense of identity pulses through Galindo’s work, and by joining Be-Reel’s award-winning Stockholm and Los Angeles-based directorial roster, Galindo will continue to elevate stories that exist outside of the binary and … Continue reading “B-Reel: signs queer Xicanx creator Devyn Galindo”

R/GA names Secor as Global Chief Financial Officer

Tania Secor has been named by R/GA as the agency’s Global Chief Financial Officer. The former CFO at Reprise Digital will start on May 3 and report to Global Chief Executive Officer Sean Lyons. As Global CFO, Secor will oversee the global finance function for R/GA with a responsibility to support and build out programs that ensure the … Continue reading “R/GA names Secor as Global Chief Financial Officer”

AICP to give out awards for just being you

It’s as if Oprah Winfrey were hosting the AICP Next Awards. “You deserve an award.” You deserve an award, too!” You over, you get an award!” Why the award craziness? Blame 2020. You know the year that shall not be mentioned? Amidst the challenges of the year of the pandemic, getting any creative work made … Continue reading “AICP to give out awards for just being you”

Easy Mondays sales includes VLM on West Coast, Texas

Rounding out its Sales Team, bespoke NY-based production company Easy Mondays has secured Veronica Lombardo Management for representation on the West Coast and in Texas.  “We’d been searching for the last piece of our family puzzle, and with Veronica we’ve found it,” said Founder/Executive Producer Asori Soto. The fit appears to be the right one, … Continue reading “Easy Mondays sales includes VLM on West Coast, Texas”