Tribeca Film Fest: Liza Anonymous’ creative team

The desire to belong can take people to extremes. In Liza Anonymous, the character of Liza takes it too far.  Liza is a lonely millennial addicted to support groups who disguises herself in different personas trying to find her sense of belonging in the world, leading her on a very theatrical journey. This feminocentric short film led by an … Continue reading “Tribeca Film Fest: Liza Anonymous’ creative team”

‘Booksmart’s’ Wilde signs with Anonymous Content

Filmmaker and actress Olivia Wilde has signed to production and management company Anonymous Content for worldwide commercial and music video representation. Named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch, Wilde recently made her feature-film directorial debut with the uproarious comedy Booksmart, which is one of the best-reviewed films of the year with 97% “Fresh” on … Continue reading “‘Booksmart’s’ Wilde signs with Anonymous Content”

Which cities are emerging creative hubs? WeTransfer has the answer

As creative professionals, we all have a desire to know where to go to find that next job. Cities that were once creative, quite frankly dry up. It’s natural. It happened in New York. It happened in LA. And yes, it happened in Chicago. Sometimes the creative erosion is slow. Other times, it’s a volcanic … Continue reading “Which cities are emerging creative hubs? WeTransfer has the answer”

Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards

The 2022 ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography ceremony — clocking in at two hours and 30 minutes — was the first major in-person event held at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for more than two years. And it not only celebrated excellence in the art form, but the enduring spirit of all who worked under difficult … Continue reading “Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards”

Actress Charisma Carpenter responds to Joss Whedon interview

Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel actress, Charisma Carpenter, has weighed in on director Joss Whedon’s interview with Vulture Magazine. On Martin Luther King Day, Vulture published an interview with Whedon where he “broke his silence” about accusations from the Justice League set and other productions such as Buffy. In the interview, Whedon mentioned … Continue reading “Actress Charisma Carpenter responds to Joss Whedon interview”

Gary Vaynerchuk launches Eva Nosidam Productions

Gary Vaynerchuk today announced the launch of a new production studio, Eva Nosidam Productions. The name, which spells Madison Ave backwards, signifies the intent of the company – to be the antithesis of Madison Ave by creating ads that don’t feel like ads but rather content that moves and engages people. Maya Brewster-Dorian will lead … Continue reading “Gary Vaynerchuk launches Eva Nosidam Productions”

AICP Equity & Inclusion issues first annual report

AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee has released its inaugural annual report, highlighting a year of achievements and initiatives aimed at facilitating industry-wide change when it comes to employment opportunities for underrepresented people. Launched in 2020 by AICP’s National Board of Directors, the Committee’s mission is to implement strong, diverse programs and initiatives that will generate … Continue reading “AICP Equity & Inclusion issues first annual report”

Rust Tragedy Update: Experts Weigh In

Last month, we reported on the accidental shooting on the set of the movie Rust, that injured director Joel Souza and took the life of rising talent cinematographer Halyna Hutchins who was the Director of Photography of the film.  Disturbing details have emerged, almost daily, since the deadly accident and as more and more information … Continue reading “Rust Tragedy Update: Experts Weigh In”

Walgreens gives the gift of time in new holiday campaign

Relatable, chaotic moments during the holidays, like tangled Christmas lights, forgetting your sister’s gift or running out of wrapping paper can bring on unnecessary stress. Not to mention Fruit Cake. Friggin’ Fruit Cake. Walgreens is helping their customers take back time through the chaos of the season with their new digital convenience offerings. Online ordering with … Continue reading “Walgreens gives the gift of time in new holiday campaign”

Veterans Affairs, Ad Council launch anti-suicide campaign

There is hope. Resources are available and treatment can work. Suicide is preventable. The suicide rate among Veterans in 2019 was 52% higher than non-Veteran adults in the U.S., according to the 2021 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. As part of their ongoing efforts to combat this national crisis, the Department of Veterans Affairs … Continue reading “Veterans Affairs, Ad Council launch anti-suicide campaign”

AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup

Our friends at The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for AFI FEST 2021 including Sony Pictures Classics’ Parallel Mothers, written and directed by Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, November 13. The complete AFI FEST program … Continue reading “AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup”

Pride: 20 films to celebrate during the month and beyond

We are deep into Pride Month and of course, that means we need to share our list of LGBTQ+ movies to enjoy. It was way too challenging to narrow this list down to just 10, so we’ve compiled a list of 20 in no particular order.  Call Me By Your Name Nominated for best picture … Continue reading “Pride: 20 films to celebrate during the month and beyond”

Leylak: Gritty NY Frontliners film debuts at Tribeca

A New York story about the unwavering strength of an immigrant in a pandemic was exactly the kind of important, gritty story creative duo, Scott Aharoni and Dennis Latos were looking to tell at all costs. Leylak tells a story of a Turkish gravedigger living in Queens, as he is unable to face the shattering … Continue reading “Leylak: Gritty NY Frontliners film debuts at Tribeca”

French Riviera Film Festival: 2021 poster unveiled

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) is pleased to unveil the fest’s 2021 official poster, the announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. The original poster is now listed for auction as an official Non-Fungible Token (NFT), making the property one of the first film festival posters to be made available … Continue reading “French Riviera Film Festival: 2021 poster unveiled”

Editor Carlos Crooks joins STITCH editorial roster

Carlos Crooks, whose passion for editing is perhaps only surpassed by his enthusiasm for the industry and his desire to help boost opportunities and mentorship for fellow BIPOC talents, has joined the editorial roster at STITCH. His signing was announced jointly by Dan Swietlik, Owner and Editor of STITCH, and Mila Davis, Managing Director and … Continue reading “Editor Carlos Crooks joins STITCH editorial roster”

Stuffed Puffs are “fluffing delicious” in TVC campaign

Stuffed Puffs, the chocolate-filled marshmallow brand, has debuted the launch of its first-ever integrated national TV ad campaign, “Fluffing Delicious”. The campaign will run across broadcast, digital and social channels throughout the 2021 summer season. Parents shamelessly know that kids can sometimes make life endlessly more complicated, but thanks to Stuffed Puffs at least s’mores can make life … Continue reading “Stuffed Puffs are “fluffing delicious” in TVC campaign”

AICP names Curatorial Committees for 2021 show

AICP has announced its lineups for the Curatorial Committees for the 2021 AICP Show and the 2021 AICP Post Awards as well as the lineup of Jury Presidents and Curators for the AICP Next Awards. Comprised of industry experts from all aspects and disciplines involved in creating brand content in the moving image, these three … Continue reading “AICP names Curatorial Committees for 2021 show”

Earth Day: Call to Action for planet’s fragile ecosystems

This week in Washington D.C., a Jumbotron will take people on a 20-minute visual tour of the Arctic’s fragile ecosystem, the Amazon’s unique biome and human-caused threats, and Antarctica, the most untouched environment on Earth. The images will cycle for 12 hours a day, for the week of Earth Day 2021. Positioned on the Washington … Continue reading “Earth Day: Call to Action for planet’s fragile ecosystems”

AICP announces roster for 2021 Awards Committee

Our friends at AICP have announced the lineup for the 2021 AICP Awards Committee, the far-reaching group of industry veterans and experts tasked with promoting and marketing the 2021 AICP Awards, which comprises the AICP Show, the AICP Post Awards and the AICP Next Awards. In addition to releasing the Awards Committee roster, Ali Brown … Continue reading “AICP announces roster for 2021 Awards Committee”

Heinz Ketchup’s incredibly simple and smart ads

These are the kinds of ads that made me want to get into advertising. Just incredibly simple and smart. When you see them, you slap your forehead thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that?” And that is what Toronto/Vancouver agency Rethink has gone and done with their visually-driven and stunning print and digital campaign for … Continue reading “Heinz Ketchup’s incredibly simple and smart ads”