TBS offers to pay three HBCU alumni’s student loans

Historically Black Colleges and Universities are where dreams are made, and this Black History Month, TBS wants to kick off the aspirations of three lucky HBCU alumni by paying their student loans in the network’s first-ever TBS HBCU Cash Out. Collaborating with HBCU alumni Lance Gross and Keshia Knight Pulliam, the interactive social media contest, from … Continue reading “TBS offers to pay three HBCU alumni’s student loans”

‘American Dad’ season premiere and more on TBS

Seth McFarlane’s American Dad returns to TBS for its 16th season on April 13. The hilarious animated series, which features the voices of MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker and Patrick Stewart, has always been considered somewhat of a step-child to MacFarlane’s mega-hit Family Guy. But the series is just as … Continue reading “‘American Dad’ season premiere and more on TBS”

Yaaar! Pirate’s Booty goes unscripted in new work

Pirate’s Booty is a cheesy snack puff kids go wild for. The lightly coated powder that doesn’t wreck furniture is a plus for parents, too.   According to Hershey CEO Michele Buck, YoY sales grew by more than 26%. (Hershey Co. bought the puffs brand from B&G Foods in 2018 for $420M, continuing to diversify its roster amid consumers … Continue reading “Yaaar! Pirate’s Booty goes unscripted in new work”

Discovery names Jon Steinlauf Future Chief U.S. Advertising Sales

Discovery, Inc. today announced that Jon Steinlauf will serve as the future Chief U.S. Advertising Sales Officer for Warner Bros. Discovery. Prior to joining Discovery in 2018, Steinlauf served as President of Advertising Sales at Scripps Networks, successfully elevating Scripps Networks’ reputation with advertisers for being the most upscale cable network group and having the … Continue reading “Discovery names Jon Steinlauf Future Chief U.S. Advertising Sales”

WarnerMedia and Discovery close merger

Today Discovery, Inc. and AT&T Inc. announced that they have closed their transaction to combine the WarnerMedia business with Discovery. The combination creates a powerful standalone global media and entertainment company, Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., which will begin trading on the Nasdaq with the start of trading on Monday, April 11, under the new ticker symbol … Continue reading “WarnerMedia and Discovery close merger”

Don’t Look Up, CODA, Hacks, Succession win at WGA Awards

Could CODA and Don’t Look Up be on their way to Oscars? The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the winners of the 2022 WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories during a joint, virtual ceremony hosted by Ashley … Continue reading “Don’t Look Up, CODA, Hacks, Succession win at WGA Awards”

Power of the Dog, Ted Lasso lead wins at 27th annual Critics Choice Awards

The Critics Choice Association announced the winners of the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards LIVE on The CW and TBS during an in-person ceremony hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer.  This year’s event was an international affair, with celebrations in both Los Angeles and London.   The Los Angeles ceremony was held at the Fairmount … Continue reading “Power of the Dog, Ted Lasso lead wins at 27th annual Critics Choice Awards”

The complete list of winners for the SAG Awards

In-person award shows returned this past weekend. First, the NAACP Image Awards handed out their accolades and last night The Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2021 at the 28th Annual SAG Awards. Held the at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, the world’s largest guild, honored … Continue reading “The complete list of winners for the SAG Awards”

A record quarter for L.A. production, but not record year

According to FilmLA’s latest report, on-location filming in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October-December) remained robust, setting an all-time quarterly record of 10,780 Shoot Days (SD)* This is four percent above the previous three month high of 10,359 SD set in Q4, 2018. It is also an increase over the previous quarter, revealing a brisk … Continue reading “A record quarter for L.A. production, but not record year”

PGA announces Documentary and Specialty TV noms

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the 2022 Documentary Motion Picture and nominees that will advance to the final round of voting for the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards.  The awards honor excellence in motion picture and television productions, as well as the most notable names in the industry who are shaping the producing … Continue reading “PGA announces Documentary and Specialty TV noms”

SAG Awards: Snubs and Surprises

The SAG Award nominations are in, and many are furious at the number of snubs this time around. The SAG awards are different from other award shows because what determines an actor’s nomination is not a critic, but another actor. The nominations are made by other members of the Screen Actor’s Guild.  This award is … Continue reading “SAG Awards: Snubs and Surprises”

Loki, WandaVision, Them, Morning Show among WGA 2022 Award noms

Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2021. Winners will be honored at the 2022 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Marvel Disney+ series WandaVision and Loki have both been … Continue reading “Loki, WandaVision, Them, Morning Show among WGA 2022 Award noms”

The Power of the Dog’ and ‘House of Gucci’ Lead SAG Awards film nominations

Nominees for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced this morning by Rosario Dawson (Dopesick, Go-Big Show) and Vanessa Hudgens (tick, tick…BOOM!, The Princess Switch) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced by SAG Awards Committee Members Jason … Continue reading “The Power of the Dog’ and ‘House of Gucci’ Lead SAG Awards film nominations”

Harry Potter stars reunite for 20th anniversary special

Has it really been 20 years since we first visited Hogwarts? Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson join filmmaker Chris Columbus and other esteemed cast members across all eight Harry Potter films as they travel back to Hogwarts for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which premiered 20 years … Continue reading “Harry Potter stars reunite for 20th anniversary special”

Hawaiian Airlines brings ‘Aloha’ Spirit in campaign from MullenLowe LA

Americans are terrible at taking vacations and after the last 18 months of stay-at-home orders, they need a vacation more than ever. MullenLowe LA has created a new campaign for Hawaiian Airlines ‘The Keepers of Vacation’ which launches this week.   As the only leisure-focused airline based in Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines’ culture is centered around the … Continue reading “Hawaiian Airlines brings ‘Aloha’ Spirit in campaign from MullenLowe LA”

The Tea: New talk show with Olivia Charmaine debuts

Black Monarch Entertainment officially presented The Tea with Olivia Charmaine at their Talent and Press Lounge that took place on Saturday, June 26, 2021, on BET Weekend. During BET weekend, The Tea with Olivia Charmaine talk show hosted a talent and press lounge to present the show to the entertainment industry. The event targeted talent, … Continue reading “The Tea: New talk show with Olivia Charmaine debuts”

HBO Max announces ad-supported subscriptions

HBO Max announced at today’s 2021 WarnerMedia Upfront that it will debut its ad-supported subscription tier the first week of June, providing consumers choice between the existing ad-free version of HBO Max at $14.99 per month, or an ad-supported experience for $9.99 per month. They have dubbed it HBO Max with Ads. HBO Max previewed … Continue reading “HBO Max announces ad-supported subscriptions”

WarnerMedia celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter

Has it really been 20 years? WarnerMedia Kids & Family will celebrate the 20th anniversary later this year of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film with two new unscripted Wizarding World specials – a limited Harry Potter fan quiz competition series and a dedicated retrospective special. This magical unscripted game show and retrospective will help to … Continue reading “WarnerMedia celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter”

AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery in $43B deal

In a move that will rival media giants Disney and Netflix, AT&T Inc. and Discovery, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to combine WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s leading nonfiction and international entertainment and sports businesses to create a premier, standalone global entertainment company. The “pure play” content company will own … Continue reading “AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery in $43B deal”

The NHL, Turner Sports deal also includes HBO Max

Turner Sports and the National Hockey League have reached a multi-faceted, seven-year agreement set to begin with the 2021-22 season, it was announced today by Jeff Zucker, Chairman, WarnerMedia News & Sports, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. This historic multimedia rights agreement will bring the Stanley Cup Final and Stanley Cup Playoffs to TNT and TBS for … Continue reading “The NHL, Turner Sports deal also includes HBO Max”