Max launches new campaign, trolls Amazon

Last week, Warner Bros. Discovery unveiled its plans for its streaming HBO Max and Discovery+, which amounted to merging the two services and rebranding them as Max. Now, with the streamer set to debut on May 23, a new campaign has been launched. The new work exemplifies WBD Chairman and CEO, David Zaslav’s plan to … Continue reading “Max launches new campaign, trolls Amazon”

New doc Thirst Trap launches on Tubi and Amazon

Atlanta-born filmmaker and music artist Sensei Chop’s first film, the documentary Thirst Trap, has launched this month on Tubi, Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms. Chop directed, produced, wrote, edited, narrated and served as director of photography of the important film that sheds light on the ‘water boy’ culture in Atlanta, Georgia. “Two things I’m very … Continue reading “New doc Thirst Trap launches on Tubi and Amazon”

BSSP gets down to business with Amazon

Since 1994, Amazon has allowed millions of everyday Americans to have any-and-all types of goods shipped to their door in record time and for a reasonable price. But there is a fast-growing division that handles purely B2B sales, Amazon Business, which serves more than 5 million businesses and generated $25 billion in worldwide annualized sales … Continue reading “BSSP gets down to business with Amazon”

Union’s Andrea MacArthur celebrates Woman’s World for Amazon

Created via Amazon XCM, directed by Lisa Gunning of Imperial Woodpecker, and edited by Union’s Andrea MacArthur and Nadine Mueller, “Woman’s World – Mother’s Day” affirms what we have always known: this is indeed a woman’s world. Against the odds, the women of the all-female delivery stations of India blaze a trail for other women … Continue reading “Union’s Andrea MacArthur celebrates Woman’s World for Amazon”

Alexa reads Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost’s minds in Amazon Super Bowl spot

Last year, Amazon Alexa slayed Super Bowl audiences with Michael B. Jordan. This year for their Super Bowl LVI entry, the company asks the question: “Wouldn’t it be amazing if Alexa could read your mind? Just kidding, that would be terrible.” hat’s what we learn in this year’s Big Game ad #AlexaMindReader. This year’s spot … Continue reading “Alexa reads Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost’s minds in Amazon Super Bowl spot”

Klaus Obermeyer directs Title Reveal Film for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings

Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power officially has a name and it hints at what’s to come. The television series’ complete title was unveiled earlier this week, and the significance behind the subtitle will not be lost on J.R.R. Tolkien fans, foreshadowing an epic story that welds the major events of Tolkien’s … Continue reading “Klaus Obermeyer directs Title Reveal Film for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings”

A look at Amazon Studio’s Oscar hopefuls

Oscar buzz is humming through the Omicron infected air of Los Angeles and as more of the movie audience (including guild voters) stream movies at home in the pandemic era, a leader in streaming, Amazon Studios, is buzzing with Oscar hopefuls. Their top film, Being the Ricardo’s, has been an award season favorite thus far … Continue reading “A look at Amazon Studio’s Oscar hopefuls”

Union Editorial partners with Amazon Studios, Mutt Film on ‘Always Jane’

Amazon Prime Video has announced the upcoming four-part docuseries Always Jane – a production of Amazon Studios, Mutt Film, and Union Editorial – which follows transgender teenager Jane Noury and her family as she nears graduation and prepares to leave the nest in a true coming-of-age story. This intimate and unguarded look at the Nourys … Continue reading “Union Editorial partners with Amazon Studios, Mutt Film on ‘Always Jane’”

Emmy: Apple, Amazon, Nike, Dre nominated for best spot

Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced yesterday recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees. One of the categories the Reel 360 Team always focuses on is of course the advertising category. The nominations for this year are from Apple, Amazon, Beats by … Continue reading “Emmy: Apple, Amazon, Nike, Dre nominated for best spot”

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO July 5

It’s been a busy day for Amazon. Following on the heels of Amazon’s acquisition of MGM Studios, founder Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO on July 5. Andy Jassy, a longtime Amazon executive, will replace Bezos when it comes to running the tech giant. According to TheWrap, July 5 is not a random date. … Continue reading “Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO July 5”

MGM, Amazon agree on $8.45 billion merger

The big question here is will Amazon be receiving Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 24 hours as a Prime member? MGM today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon Studios and Prime Video will acquire the studio for a purchase price of $8.45 billion.  MGM has nearly a century of filmmaking history and complements the work of Amazon Studios, … Continue reading “MGM, Amazon agree on $8.45 billion merger”

before/during/after: Cutters film now on Amazon Prime

Our friends at Cutters Studios are celebrating the release of their independent dramedy feature before/during/after on Amazon Prime throughout North America. Facilitated by Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, the distribution gives over 100 million Amazon Prime subscribers free access to the film, effective immediately. before/during/after is the story of Jennie Lonergan (Finerty Steeves), … Continue reading “before/during/after: Cutters film now on Amazon Prime”

Amazon renews Invincible for two more seasons

If you are not watching Invincible, you are missing the best superhero series on TV. Animated or live. In advance of its highly anticipated April 30 Season 1 finale, Amazon Studios today announced it has renewed Robert Kirkman’s (The Walking Dead) hour-long, adult animated series Invincible for a second and third season. Invincible is an hour-long, adult animated superhero show that … Continue reading “Amazon renews Invincible for two more seasons”

Mercenary at Midnight tops Amazon

Writer Nicholas Ryan Howard’s Mercenary at Midnight –  A Collection of Gutsy Verse was released on Valentine’s Day and has skyrocketed to the Amazon #1 Best Seller spots in American Poetry, Love and Erotic Poetry, and Poetry About Love free charts for Kindle. It currently holds steady in top rankings in all three categories. Crafted in the … Continue reading “Mercenary at Midnight tops Amazon”

Michael B. Jordan brings the sexy in Amazon Super Bowl LV spot

Amazon has partnered with renowned actor, film producer, director and arguably the sexiest man alive, Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther, Just Mercy) for his first-ever Super Bowl ad.  Entitled ‘Alexa’s Body’ and created by Lucky Generals – along with teams at Amazon – the spot celebrates Alexa’s new beautiful form factor, while one executive … Continue reading “Michael B. Jordan brings the sexy in Amazon Super Bowl LV spot”

HBO Max comes to Amazon Fire TV

Hallejuah! WarnerMedia announced today that HBO Max will begin rolling out on Amazon Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and Fire tablets on Tuesday, November 17. This launch brings HBO Max into the living rooms of tens of millions of Amazon device customers.  HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer streaming offering, with 10,000 hours of curated premium … Continue reading “HBO Max comes to Amazon Fire TV”

Fonda, Freeman, Santana host Artists for Amazonia

On May 28, 2020, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, and numerous other artists will join indigenous leaders, scientists, and a broad coalition of NGOs in hosting Artists United for Amazonia: Protecting the Protectors, a global livestream event. The event is being produced by Artists for Amazonia. The two-hour event, to run from 8pm … Continue reading “Fonda, Freeman, Santana host Artists for Amazonia”

2020 SXSW Fest films stream on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Video and SXSW are joining forces to launch “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection,” following the unprecedented cancellation of the Conference and Festivals by the City of Austin due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus. “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection” offers filmmakers in the 2020 SXSW Film Festival … Continue reading “2020 SXSW Fest films stream on Amazon Prime”

MIFF’s Duffy produces ‘More than a Cowboy’ on Amazon

In just under three weeks, 36-year-old MMA fighter Donald Cerrone will go into the Octagon for the UFC welterweight match of his career. On January 18 in Las Vegas, Cerrone, better known as “Cowboy,” will go up against Conor McGregor. This is the kind of fight where legends are born. What’s at stake for Cerrone, … Continue reading “MIFF’s Duffy produces ‘More than a Cowboy’ on Amazon”

Amazon throws exciting ‘Aeronauts’ event

The Aeronauts opens December 6. To build anticipation for the Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones’ reunion, Amazon Prime Video took flight on their experiential nationwide Aeronauts tour. By blending the past’s indelible spirit of curiosity with the technology of the future, attendees flocked to The Rose Bowl, in Pasadena, for the opportunity to look up and … Continue reading “Amazon throws exciting ‘Aeronauts’ event”