Former ABC CEO Tom Murphy remembered

Thomas S. Murphy, who served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Cities/ABC for 30 years and oversaw its merger with The Walt Disney Company, died Wednesday, May 25, at his home in Rye, New York. He was 96. One of the most respected and admired businessmen of his era, Murphy was also named … Continue reading “Former ABC CEO Tom Murphy remembered”

UPFRONTS: ABC unveils 2022-2023 Fall Sked

Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, today unveiled the ABC primetime schedule for the 2022-2023 fall season, featuring a strong, returning slate of established, fan-favorite shows and two new powerhouses scripted series, both anchored by bold and compelling female leads. Additionally, ABC adds a sprinkle of star power to long-running game show staples, … Continue reading “UPFRONTS: ABC unveils 2022-2023 Fall Sked”

6 million tune into Chadwick Boseman tribute on ABC

ABC was Sunday’s highest-rated and most-watched broadcast network thanks to a commercial-free airing of Black Panther and an ABC News tribute to star Chadwick Boseman, who tragically passed away on Friday night  after a 4-year battle with colon cancer. “We are all heartbroken by the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman—an extraordinary talent, and one of … Continue reading “6 million tune into Chadwick Boseman tribute on ABC”

The New Blank kicks off ABC’s NFL Draft 2020

The Reel 360 team misses sports. Can we say it again? We miss SPORTS. So, thank god for the NFL Draft because it gives us the hope of sports returning. To support the ABC NFL Draft 2020, Seattle-based The New Blank created a branding package that frames the show’s focus on players’ personal stories and what makes … Continue reading “The New Blank kicks off ABC’s NFL Draft 2020”

‘The Middle’ spinoff ordered to pilot at ABC

The popular series portraying a “neither high nor low” class family is getting a Chicago-based spinoff featuring Sue Heck ABC has officially ordered the long-discussed “The Middle” spinoff to pilot. Led by Eden Sher, the untitled comedy will follow the twentysomething adventures of eternal optimist Sue Heck as she leaves the small town of Orson … Continue reading “‘The Middle’ spinoff ordered to pilot at ABC”

Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren to get honorary Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that its Board of Governors voted to present Honorary Oscars to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Michael J. Fox.  The four Oscar statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 13th Governors Awards on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. “The Academy’s … Continue reading “Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren to get honorary Oscars”

Disney names Dana Walden head of DGE Content

The Walt Disney Company has named Dana Walden as Chairman, Disney General Entertainment Content, it was announced today by Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. In this role, Walden will lead the company’s general entertainment content engine that creates original entertainment and news programming for Disney’s streaming platforms and its cable and … Continue reading “Disney names Dana Walden head of DGE Content”

Director Marta Cunningham joins m ss ng p eces 

Bicoastal production studio m ss ng p eces welcomes multi-talented director Marta Cunningham to its roster. Cunningham is a prolific television director having worked on hit shows that include Insecure (HBO), Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Star Trek Discovery (Paramount+), You (Netflix), Transparent (Amazon Prime), Room 104 (HBO), How to Get Away with Murder (ABC), Dear White People (Netflix) and Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC), and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for … Continue reading “Director Marta Cunningham joins m ss ng p eces “

ViacomCBS, Microsoft, Al Jazeera among Telly winners

The Telly Awards announced this year’s winners, including a variety of top-tier brands and organizations as well as smaller media companies such as ViacomCBS, Warner Bros. Worldwide TV Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment, Microsoft, ESPN, PBS Digital Studios, Mytonomy, Freethink, Nice Shoes, CTRL5, Feed the Children, Square, Crunchyroll and Fast Company. This year’s edition received over 11,000 entries and saw … Continue reading “ViacomCBS, Microsoft, Al Jazeera among Telly winners”

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”

UPFRONTS: Fire Country, Real Love Boat highlight CBS Fall sked

CBS this week announced its 2022-2023 primetime programming lineup of CBS Originals, featuring four new dramas, one alternative series, special event programming and 18 returning series. For 2021-2022, the Network finished #1 for the 14th straight season, winning 19 of the past 20 seasons. The four new series for fall are the dramas East New York, … Continue reading “UPFRONTS: Fire Country, Real Love Boat highlight CBS Fall sked”

Talk about Girl Power! Watch the trailer for Marvel’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Disney+ has released a new trailer and key art for Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. And it’s everything you want it to be… except for a little dodgy CGI. Executive producer Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and chief creative officer of Marvel, welcomed star Tatiana Maslany to The Walt Disney Company’s 2022 Upfront presentation … Continue reading “Talk about Girl Power! Watch the trailer for Marvel’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”

Anthony Anderson graduates Howard at 51

51-year-old, 11-time Emmy Award-nominated writer and star of ABC’s black-ish, Anthony Anderson had a lot to celebrate this weekend. He shared on his official Instagram page that he graduated from Howard University with a BFA degree from the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts!  He explained that it was “30 years in the making” … Continue reading “Anthony Anderson graduates Howard at 51”

Fred Savage gets fired from Wonder Years for inappropriate conduct

Actor turned director and producer, Fred Savage, has been fired by ABC for what is believed to be inappropriate behavior on the set of The Wonder Years reboot. The Associated Press shared a press release from 20th Television that states: “Fred Savage has been dropped as an executive producer and director of the rebooted The … Continue reading “Fred Savage gets fired from Wonder Years for inappropriate conduct”

CBS tops other networks in drama, comedy, news

According to Network research projections, CBS will finish the 2021-2022 season as “America’s Most-Watched Network” in primetime for the 14th straight season. This will be CBS’ 19th win in the last 20 years. The Network is also #1 in late-night for the sixth consecutive season and in the daytime for 36 consecutive years. CBS’ winning season features … Continue reading “CBS tops other networks in drama, comedy, news”

Compadre welcomes producers Sean Maekawa and Tamara Gavric

Creative marketing agency Compadre welcomes Executive Producer Sean Maekawa and Senior Producer Tamara Gavric. Maekawa is a seasoned digital marketing leader in the entertainment space, specializing in integrated campaigns and content creation for clients such as Google, Warner Bros., Disney, ABC, ESPN, and Sony. Gavric adds senior producer experience in ​​digital production across advertising, entertainment … Continue reading “Compadre welcomes producers Sean Maekawa and Tamara Gavric”

Hotels.com wants you to find your perfect somewhere

Today, Hotels.com unveiled its new creative platform, “Find Your Perfect Somewhere,” in a series of :30 ads that redefine the travel brand as a hotel matchmaker, not a directory. This is the first campaign Hotels.com has created in collaboration with its new creative agency partner, Wieden+Kennedy Portland, as it seeks to emphasize how the brand … Continue reading “Hotels.com wants you to find your perfect somewhere”

black-ish ends eight hilarious seasons tonight

For eight seasons, the groundbreaking, Emmy Award-nominated comedy series black-ish was lauded for telling stories that shined a light on current events through the lens of a Black American family. Created by Kenya Barris, black-ish debuted in 2014 to critical acclaim, and its popularity launched two spinoff series: grown-ish and mixed-ish. The series finale, titled “Homecoming,” will air tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT … Continue reading “black-ish ends eight hilarious seasons tonight”

Rocket Mortgage Draft House goes Hollywood

The Rocket Mortgage Draft House returns and this time, it’s going Hollywood.  The Super Bowl champions Los Angeles Rams will operate their draft out of the Rocket Mortgage Draft House, a luxury Hollywood Hills home on a 67,000 square foot lot with spectacular views of the city. In addition, the Rocket Mortgage Draft House will … Continue reading “Rocket Mortgage Draft House goes Hollywood”

Production in LA hits record first quarter

Great news for the Los Angeles Production community. FilmLA today issued an extremely positive update regarding regional filming activity. On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles saw a strong start this year, setting a new first-quarter record with 9,832 Shoot Days (SD). The last time FilmLA reported such high filming levels from January through March … Continue reading “Production in LA hits record first quarter”