AMC’s trailer for final season of Kevin can F**k Himself

AMC & AMC+ debuted the official trailer and key art for the second season of the groundbreaking dark comedy Kevin Can F**K Himself, starring Emmy Award-winning actress Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek). Alternating between traditional multi-camera sitcom and single-camera drama, this ambitious genre-bending series will return on Monday, August 22 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC, with the first two episodes available on AMC+. … Continue reading “AMC’s trailer for final season of Kevin can F**k Himself”

AMC Theatres revenue grew during Q1 compared to 2021

On Monday, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) (“AMC” or “the Company”) reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. Total revenues grew to $785.7 million compared to $148.3 million for the first quarter of 2021. Net loss improved to $337.4 million compared to a net loss of $567.2 million for the first … Continue reading “AMC Theatres revenue grew during Q1 compared to 2021”

AMC Theatres launches $25m+ campaign directed by Cronenweth Bros

AMC Theatres has announced a historic, unprecedented $25+ million national advertising campaign across the United States to remind movie lovers that Hollywood’s stories are enjoyed in their best light – with a seamless, communal, multi-sensory experience – at AMC. The message of the campaign is simple but clear: “AMC Theatres. We Make Movies Better.” This … Continue reading “AMC Theatres launches $25m+ campaign directed by Cronenweth Bros”

AMC renews Kevin Can F**k Himself for Season 2

Kevin is going to F**K himself again. Or at least Annie Murphy’s visibly disturbed wife Allison is going to try and do the deed for her obnoxious husband. AMC Networks announced Friday the series would return for Season 2. Season 1 of the part multi-cam, part single-cam series followed the story of Allison McRoberts (Murphy), … Continue reading “AMC renews Kevin Can F**k Himself for Season 2”

Comic-Con: AMC Networks announces virtual panels

AMC Networks announced today its extensive lineup of panels at this year’s virtual Comic-Con, which runs from July 23 to July 25, including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Ultra City Smiths, Doctor Who, Creepshow, and anthologies Slasher: Flesh & Blood, Horror Noire and V/H/S/94.  AMC Networks’ panels from [email protected] will be available on AMC+ the day … Continue reading “Comic-Con: AMC Networks announces virtual panels”

AFI partners with AMC for Black Production Fund

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the establishment of the Black Production Fund in partnership with AMC Networks. The fund will provide grants for thesis productions by Black Fellows in their second year at the AFI Conservatory. The Black Production Fund, along with the recently announced Thomas P. Pollock Endowed Scholarship for promising diverse … Continue reading “AFI partners with AMC for Black Production Fund”

AMC Theatres to offer 15- cent tickets upon reopening

In 1920, the Dubinsky Brothers began operations with a single movie screen in Kansas City, Missouri. That single screen would serve as the foundation for what is known today as AMC Entertainment , the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States, in Europe & the Middle East, and in the world. One hundred years later, … Continue reading “AMC Theatres to offer 15- cent tickets upon reopening”

Universal Pictures reaches deal with AMC Theatres

Good news. Universal Pictures has reached a deal with AMC Theatres which means that the studio now has the option of releasing any of its titles (including those from Focus Features) on VOD (Video on Demand) platforms after just 17 days of screening in theaters.  AMC originally refused to screen Universal films after the success of … Continue reading “Universal Pictures reaches deal with AMC Theatres”

AMC Theatres plan reopening for August

Even with potential summer blockbusters as Warner Bros’ Tenet and Disney’s Mulan delayed indefinitely, AMC Theatres has announced the chain is currently planning to reopen its U.S. movie theaters in mid to late August. AMC closed its 450 U.S. theaters in March due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. AMC operates among the most productive … Continue reading “AMC Theatres plan reopening for August”

After ‘Trolls’ AMC theaters bans Universal films

AMC Theaters (who also own UK Chain Odeon Cinemas) have vowed to no longer screen Universal Pictures films in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. That comes after NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell spoke about the success of Trolls World Tour on VOD platforms amassing $100 million. “The results for Trolls World Tour have exceeded our expectations and … Continue reading “After ‘Trolls’ AMC theaters bans Universal films”

New AMC/Michael B. Jordan-produced series ’61st Street’

Potential new series 61st Street to be exec-produced by Jordan’s Outlier Society Here’s potential good news for the Chicago production community. According to The Wrap, AMC Networks has opened a writers room (sorry Chicago writers, the rooms are in LA) for Michael B. Jordan’s 61st Street, a “murder mystery” that dives into the murky depths … Continue reading “New AMC/Michael B. Jordan-produced series ’61st Street’”

Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms

The NAACP unveiled the full list of “54th NAACP Image Awards” nominees with ABC and Netflix leading the pack with 28 and 15 nominations respectively. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, airing Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BET and 8:00 PM PT on delay. The show will be in … Continue reading “Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms”

Critics Choice Awards announce winners

We now have a fairly good idea about who will be in the running for the Oscars when the nominations are announced on January 24. Last night, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the winners of the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards LIVE on The CW. Hosted by Chelsea Handler, the star-studded gala was held … Continue reading “Critics Choice Awards announce winners”

Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022. Winners will be honored at the 2023 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 5, 2023. After wins at the Golden Globes and nominations … Continue reading “Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms”

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”

2022 in Review: The best TV series

Let’s be super real here. 2022 was a ridiculously great year for TV series. Although we can stream an episode whenever we want, this year’s crop of shows gave us compelling reasons to stop everything we were doing in order to see the newest episode the moment it dropped. Who thought that we could get … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The best TV series”

2022 in Review: The best campaigns of the year

I love advertising. No, really. Even in this day and age of advertising-free streaming, I do love seeing the genius and hard work of an agency, a creative team, and a production company come together. My origin story began in advertising. And I know firsthand it’s hard AF to get a good ad out of … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The best campaigns of the year”

Golden Globes 2023: See full list of nominations

The nominees of the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The Banshees of Isherin and Abbott Elementary lead the nominees with 8 and 5 respectively. Searchlight Pictures led all studios with 12 nominations and HBO Max and Netflix tied at 14 apiece. The nominations were announced … Continue reading “Golden Globes 2023: See full list of nominations”

REVIEW: Walking Dead ends … until next season

So, after eleven seasons, some high (missing you Frank Darabont), some low (how many seasons did we spend on Hershel’s farm?), and some in between (Negan seeking forgiveness) The Walking Dead as we know it came to an end last Sunday night. But the 90-minute finale didn’t really serve as a satisfying closure to the … Continue reading “REVIEW: Walking Dead ends … until next season”

Maximum Effort brings deadvertising to Walking Dead finale

Well, The Walking Dead finally came to an end last weekend after 11 seasons. Some great. Some not so great. But AMC did give Darryl, Judith, Maggie, Negan and Carol a proper send-off. Helping with that send-off were five hilarious spots from Ryan Reynold’s agency, Maximum Effort. Maximum Effort teamed with AMC Network’s Content Room … Continue reading “Maximum Effort brings deadvertising to Walking Dead finale”