Anna Kendrick is back singing “My Favorite Things” for Frito-Lay

She’s back. You know the Reel 360 team has a never-ending crush on Anna Kendrick. So, we are stoked that she is back in singing Frito-Lay’s rendition of the classic “MyFavorite Things” – as sung by actress Anna Kendrick – will return to airwaves this week to mark the official start of holiday season. But as evidenced by Kendrick in the … Continue reading “Anna Kendrick is back singing “My Favorite Things” for Frito-Lay”

HBO Max falls in love with Anna Kendrick and ‘Life’

On the heels of its launch this week and the strong positive audience response to its first scripted original series Love Life, starring Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick, HBO Max today announced that the streaming platform is accelerating the release of the show’s remaining episodes to give fans more of what they’re watching. Last Thursday, June 4, episodes 4, 5 and … Continue reading “HBO Max falls in love with Anna Kendrick and ‘Life’”

First Look: Anna Kendrick sings up snacking for Frito-Lay

Who doesn’t like Anna Kendrick? Not only is the multi-talented star of Pitch Perfect, Into the Woods and Up in the Air talented, she is so friggin’ cute. This holiday season, Kendrick joins Frito-Lay brands –  Lay’s potato chips, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos and Smartfood popcorn – to sing a new version of the classic Favorite … Continue reading “First Look: Anna Kendrick sings up snacking for Frito-Lay”

Complete list of DGA Award Winners

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2022 were announced tonight during the 75th Annual DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for Everything Everywhere All at Once. In a special announcement, … Continue reading “Complete list of DGA Award Winners”

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”

Ghostbusters producer and director, Ivan Reitman passes at age 75

Academy Award nominee and producer and director of huge films such as Ghostbusters, Animal House, and the 1979 Bill Murray cult classic Meatballs, Ivan Reitman passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 75 at his home in Montecito, California, his family said in a statement Sunday night obtained by the Associated Press which stated,  … Continue reading “Ghostbusters producer and director, Ivan Reitman passes at age 75”

Reel 360’s 5 Super Bowl ads that hit and 3 that missed

We’ve survived another day and night of Hard Seltzers (Does anyone drink beer anymore?) wings, and stuffing our faces with more chips than can be found in any chip or snack aisle. We’re also a little deaf from all the cheering in our hotel suite for our home city, the Super Bowl champion Rams. Congrats … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 5 Super Bowl ads that hit and 3 that missed”

Toyota’s “Sienna Life” celebrates spontaneity

The adventurous life awaits! “The Sienna Life” campaign, kicking off today, welcomes a refined and versatile minivan featuring bold design, available all-wheel drive, and enhanced fuel efficiency: the all-hybrid and all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna. The fully integrated campaign was developed against Toyota’s long-standing Total Toyota (T2) marketing model, fully considering the transcultural mainstream audiences across … Continue reading “Toyota’s “Sienna Life” celebrates spontaneity”

2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year

It’s almost over. Dear 2020, the Reel 360 team must not-so-politely ask you to get the f*ck out of our collective lives. Don’t pout. Don’t be insulted. We endured you for 365 days. We even reported on what you had to offer which wasn’t much. Now it’s time for you to go. When we sat … Continue reading “2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year”

INTERVIEW: Rick Astley on Frito-Lay’s new campaign

This January, Frito-Lay will launch its first-ever “New Year New You” campaign starring not only an array of snacks, but ALSO 80’s chart-topper Rick Astley, who will assure viewers that they “never have to give up”  fun, flavorful snacks, including Smartfood popcorn, SunChips, Off the Eaten Path veggie crisps/puffs, and Baked+ Simply favorites to Snack … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Rick Astley on Frito-Lay’s new campaign”

Watch the Just Sing video from ‘Trolls World Tour’

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in Trolls World Tour, an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit. In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Trolls tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted … Continue reading “Watch the Just Sing video from ‘Trolls World Tour’”

‘Cops’ cancelled by Paramount Network

Bad boys are now sad boys. Thirty-two seasons comes to an end as Paramount Network has officially delayed the Season 33 launch of Cops, with no plans of returning. The long-running reality series was scheduled to return on Monday. The decision comes as protests over police brutality and cries to “defund police departments” continue across the … Continue reading “‘Cops’ cancelled by Paramount Network”

Raina Falcon upped to VP, Publicity for HBO Max

Congrats are in order to Raina Falcon. She has been named Vice President, HBO Max Publicity it was announced today by Jori Arancio, EVP Communications, HBO Max, TNT, TBS and truTV, to whom she will report. With this promotion, Falcon will oversee a team of publicists and spearhead the publicity effort for HBO Max’s Originals and … Continue reading “Raina Falcon upped to VP, Publicity for HBO Max”

Lucky Post embraces little things for JCPenney

The new campaign for JCPenney reminds viewers to remember the little things – special moments and small gestures that make the holidays a special time. The little things are also small children, eager to embrace the magic of the season and welcome it with helping hands and smiling faces. In one of the spots a … Continue reading “Lucky Post embraces little things for JCPenney”

Families spend time with a ‘House with a Clock…”

Despite being one of the worst box office weekends this year, Universal’s new family feature from Eli Roth, The House with a Clock in its Walls, over-performed, bringing in an estimated $26.85 million. Goes to show horror director Roth can make a film with no one getting maimed or losing their penis (looking at you … Continue reading “Families spend time with a ‘House with a Clock…””

Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win

Time to show your respect. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter now truly rules The Grammys as the most decorated artist in history. However, it was Harry Styles and Lizzo who kept Queen B from taking it all as they won Album of the Year and Record of the Year respectively. Sunday night The Recording Academy held their annual … Continue reading “Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win”

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”

Avatar, Top Gun, Babylon among ADG noms

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced nominations for the 27th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in 14 categories including theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos, and animation features. The ADG divides live-action features into three categories. All Quiet on the Western Front, Babylon, Elvis, The Fabelmans and White Noise were nominated in the period … Continue reading “Avatar, Top Gun, Babylon among ADG noms”

2022 in Review: The biggest stories of the year

Would you believe it if I told you the biggest story of 2022 that could be found on Reel 360 News was about something that couldn’t be found? In early December, sister publication Reel Chicago legit went poof. As if Hermione, from Harry Potter, waved a wand and said, “Expecto Patronum.” Only it wasn’t a … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The biggest stories of the year”

Emmys: Beatles and Sandy Hook win big on Night One of Creative Arts Awards

On Saturday, The Television Academy presented the first of its two 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievements in television at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. In what looked more like the VMAs or the Grammys, the ceremony, which kicked off the 74th Emmys, awarded many talented artists … Continue reading “Emmys: Beatles and Sandy Hook win big on Night One of Creative Arts Awards”