Ava DuVernay named Guest Artistic Director of AFI Fest

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay will serve as Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2022.  DuVernay has selected three independent films amplifying the voices and vision of women directors to showcase: Hellion (2014), directed by Kat Candler and starring Academy Award-nominee Juliette Lewis and Aaron Paul; Mosquita … Continue reading “Ava DuVernay named Guest Artistic Director of AFI Fest”

AFI FEST announces full festival lineup

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for this year’s AFI FEST Film Festival including Bones and all, directed by Academy Award-nominee Luca Guadagnino, Le Pupille, directed by Alice Rohrwacher, Nanny, directed by Nikyatu Jusu, SR., directed by Chris Smith, and Women Talking by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Sarah Polley, which … Continue reading “AFI FEST announces full festival lineup”

From the West Side to Westworld, Ariana Debose joins HBO series

HBO dropped a bit of surprise today. The Emmy-winning drama series Westworld returns for its eight-episode fourth season SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.  Set to Lou Reed’s Perfect Day, the teaser gives us quick glimpses of the show’s main characters. Things seem somewhat normal after the chaos that … Continue reading “From the West Side to Westworld, Ariana Debose joins HBO series”

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””

‘Westworld’ returns for S3 on March 15

The Emmy® winning drama series Westworld returns for its eight-episode third season Sunday, March 15 (9:00-10:10 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth, the show was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are also … Continue reading “‘Westworld’ returns for S3 on March 15”

Trailer for ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story’ drops

It’s been six years since we last saw meth king cooker Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) kill off the Aryan Brotherhood and rescue his partner in crime (literally) Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul). When White died and we faded to black, many thought that was the end of Breaking Bad. But Pinkman did … Continue reading “Trailer for ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story’ drops”

Apple reveals new streaming service

Winfrey, Spielberg, Aniston, Witherspoon, Spencer, Abrams, Momoa, Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu are all coming – to Apple TV+. Yesterday, the Cupertino giant revealed the name of their new subscription service which will become the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers featuring exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries, coming this fall. Apple TV+ will … Continue reading “Apple reveals new streaming service”

Everything Everywhere All at Once leads Spirit Film noms

Film Independent, the nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering independence and inclusivity in visual storytelling, have announced the nominations for the film categories at the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Multiverse-hopping adventure film Everything Everywhere All at Once  leads all films with eight nominations including best feature, director, lead actor for Michelle Yeoh, supporting actor for Ke Huy … Continue reading “Everything Everywhere All at Once leads Spirit Film noms”

Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31

Today, Disney+ announced the Dancing with the Stars season 31 celebrity cast and their professional dancing partners, while live in studio on ABC’s Good Morning America. The series, hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and new co-host, actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro, returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities including a … Continue reading “Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31”

Miles Teller makes new bear bestie in Long Drink ad

Agency Technology, Humans And Taste (THAT) and production company Honor Society directing duo Cary & Jon and even actor Miles Teller, come together for a new hilarious and provocative campaign for The Finnish Long Drink.  In one of the seven spots, Top Gun: Maverick actor Teller–also an investor in The Long Drink–makes fast friends with … Continue reading “Miles Teller makes new bear bestie in Long Drink ad”

Marvel reveals Phases 4, 5 and 6

We are fairly deep into the MCU’s phase 4 and while we have been entertained by titles such as WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Black Widow, What If…?, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Hawkeye, and the rest of the MCU projects up to this date, many fans have … Continue reading “Marvel reveals Phases 4, 5 and 6”

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”

INTERVIEW: Lost star Josh Holloway on his new Rams’ film

Hot on the heels of winning Super Bowl LVI, the Los Angeles Rams were determined to do the near-impossible: steal the attention from the draft. Last month right before the NFL draft, the team released On the Clock, a short film that plays like a summer blockbuster but is actually a piece of branded content helmed by … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Lost star Josh Holloway on his new Rams’ film”

Interview: Rams exec Marissa Daly on new branded film

This week, the Super Bowl LVI champions, Los Angeles Rams, took sports marketing and entertainment a few extra steps into the future with the launch of their outstandingly entertaining branded short film On the Clock. Directed by acclaimed director Paul Hunter, the film stars a group of action stars Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow, … Continue reading “Interview: Rams exec Marissa Daly on new branded film”

Super Bowl champs Rams reimagine NFL Draft as Hollywood heist film

Move over 24. There’s a group of new action stars on the block and they’re going to steal the NFL draft. The Super Bowl LVI Champion Los Angeles Rams are premiering On the Clock, a short film that plays like a summer blockbuster but is actually a piece of branded content helmed by acclaimed director Paul … Continue reading “Super Bowl champs Rams reimagine NFL Draft as Hollywood heist film”

Mastercard introduces the Touch Card for blind

Touch Card by Mastercard is a first-of-its-kind accessible payment card system for blind and partially-sighted people.  To introduce the Touch Card, the credit card issuer designed the “Spotlight” film to be as accessible as the card itself.  This new creative from McCann gets this much-needed innovation into the hands of those who need it most, … Continue reading “Mastercard introduces the Touch Card for blind”

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”

Reel 360’s Oscar nomination predictions

So, it comes down to this. Two hundred seventy-six feature films are eligible for a 2021 Oscar nomination, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced. Tomorrow at 5:18 AM PST, 7: 18 AM CST and 8:18 AM EST, Emmy-winning actor-comedian Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace, The Help) and Emmy-nominated actor-CEO-producer Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish, The High Note) will host the announcement … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Oscar nomination predictions”

Writers Guild announces 2022 screenplay nominees

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2021. Winners will be honored at a joint 2022 Writers Guild Awards virtual ceremony on Sunday, March 20, 2022. WRITERS GUILD ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Being the Ricardos, Written by Aaron Sorkin; Amazon Studios Don’t Look Up, … Continue reading “Writers Guild announces 2022 screenplay nominees”

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”