Apple TV+ tops HCA TV Awards with Severance, Lasso

Apple TV+ was recognized as the most-winning streaming service by the Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) Streaming TV Awards, scoring seven wins including Best Drama Severance and Best Comedy Ted Lasso. As this year’s most honored drama series, Apple’s workplace thriller Severance earned multiple awards, including Best Actress for Britt Lower; Best Supporting Actor for John … Continue reading “Apple TV+ tops HCA TV Awards with Severance, Lasso”

Actor Jon goes Hamm on Apple TV+

Jon Hamm has played many memorable roles – uh, Don Draper anyone? And don’t forget Kristen Wiig’s douchey boyfriend, in the 2011 smash hit Bridesmaids. Or Hamm as determined FBI Special Agent Adam Frawley, in The Town. But while Apple TV+ is setting itself apart with its series and movies starring such A-Listers as Jennifer Aniston, … Continue reading “Actor Jon goes Hamm on Apple TV+”

The Way finds its way to Apple TV, iTunes TV and DVD

Action drama The Way, directed, written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Dastan Khalili of Alliance of Light Films, will be available on digital and cable video on demand, including Apple TV and iTunes TV, and DVD, on January 4, 2022.   The Way is the story of Jane Arcs (Eli Jane), who thirteen years ago was condemned to death after brutally … Continue reading “The Way finds its way to Apple TV, iTunes TV and DVD”

Being James Bond: New MGM doc to exclusively stream on Apple TV+

If you’re a fan of Daniel Craig as James Bond, this is a must-see documentary for you. Being James Bond, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), will be exclusively available to stream on the Apple TV app as a free rental ahead of the theatrical release of the upcoming 25th film in the James Bond franchise, No Time To … Continue reading “Being James Bond: New MGM doc to exclusively stream on Apple TV+”

Jon Stewart hires female producing team for Apple TV

Jon Stewart preps his return to the anchor chair with an all-female producing team, newswoman Brinda Adhikari as his showrunner and former Stewart collaborator Latinx Chelsea Devantez as his head writer. The former Daily Show host has tapped a longtime newswoman, rather than a comedy vet, to serve as his executive producer and showrunner. Brinda Adhikari … Continue reading “Jon Stewart hires female producing team for Apple TV”

Apple TV+ goes for thoughtful binge-watchers

The weather outside may be getting frightful, but Apple TV+ reckons its lineup is pretty delightful. The streamer has just launched a new campaign, created by TBWA\MediaArtsLab, drawing attention to its like of Apple Originals films and TV shows to tempt viewers caught in the streaming wars over  to their side. Focusing on the unexpected … Continue reading “Apple TV+ goes for thoughtful binge-watchers”

Beastie Boys get ill in new documentary on Apple tv+

Friday night saw the premiere of the highly-anticipates Spike Jonze Beastie Boys documentary on Apple tv+. The film premieres on the heels of the 26th anniversary of the release of Beastie Boys’ number one charting 1994 album, Ill Communication, and reunites surviving members, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, with director Jonze over 25 years after … Continue reading “Beastie Boys get ill in new documentary on Apple tv+”

Here’s what you need to know about Apple TV+

Ladies and gentlemen, in this streaming corner is Netflix. And in the corner just adjacent is Hulu! And in the far corner is Amazon. And now, ladies and gentlemen, we present the newest entry into the streaming Battle Royale – Apple TV+ Today, the streaming competition got just a little bit more interesting as audiences … Continue reading “Here’s what you need to know about Apple TV+”

Cubs prominent on Apple, MLB Friday Night Baseball

The Chicago Cubs will be featured two times on Apple TV and Major League Baseball in July. Apple announced the July 2022 “Friday Night Baseball” schedule. Games continue to be available to watch for free, only on Apple TV+.  The 2022 season is off to a great start, and Apple is bringing baseball fans a … Continue reading “Cubs prominent on Apple, MLB Friday Night Baseball”

Nooooo! Apple discontinues iPod

Since its introduction over 20 years ago, iPod has captivated users all over the world who love the ability to take their music with them on the go. Now the tech giant has announced it will discontinue the iPod. Wait-what-NOOOOOOO! Apple (AAPL) said customers can continue to purchase an iPod Touch device “while supplies last.” The company also noted … Continue reading “Nooooo! Apple discontinues iPod”

Durable Goods signs director Chris Applebaum

Durable Goods has signed director Chris Applebaum for commercials and branded content in the US. Applebaum’s creative imprint has shaped pop culture across three decades. The multiple MTV Award-winning, six-time Grammy Award nominee has directed 31 MTV #1 music videos for such artists as Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato. His “Umbrella” … Continue reading “Durable Goods signs director Chris Applebaum”

PGA announces Documentary and Specialty TV noms

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the 2022 Documentary Motion Picture and nominees that will advance to the final round of voting for the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards.  The awards honor excellence in motion picture and television productions, as well as the most notable names in the industry who are shaping the producing … Continue reading “PGA announces Documentary and Specialty TV noms”

Italian TV Fest to open with premiere of Pinocchio and Friends

After its success at the Venice International Film Festival, The Italian TV Festival (ITTV), organized by Good Girls Planet – a women-owned company founded by entertainment journalists Valentina Martelli (CEO), Cristina Scognamillo, and Francesca Scorcucchi – and MTLA, the Los Angeles branch of the Italian advertising company Armando Testa, returns to Los Angeles, from October … Continue reading “Italian TV Fest to open with premiere of Pinocchio and Friends”

Epic Games’ Fortnite spoofs famous Apple 1984 spot

In 1984, a start-up computer company named – may have heard of them – Apple launched a movement by catapulting the Macintosh computer into our unsuspecting IBM-led lives. The introductory spot, helmed by Ridley Scott, was just as compelling with its dark Orwellian tone, casting Apple as a group of rebels shattering the world of … Continue reading “Epic Games’ Fortnite spoofs famous Apple 1984 spot”

Apple and that whole ‘Working-from-home-thing’

Apple has released a sequel to its popular 2019 ad “Underdogs.” And it is great. Titled, “The Whole Working-from-Home-Thing” features the ‘dogs attempting to work on a project remotely complete with all the hilarious frustrations, responsibilities and oops that come along with it. All the while, seamlessly weaving in how Apple’s products help. After reintroducing … Continue reading “Apple and that whole ‘Working-from-home-thing’”

The CW’s new TV season takes flight in January 2021

The Upfronts have started. Sort of. The CW Network will officially launch its new season in January 2021 with its regularly scheduled series line-up, while loading up Fall 2020 with fresh original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The CW Network. “This … Continue reading “The CW’s new TV season takes flight in January 2021”

Apple Maps releases data trends tool to track COVID-19

Apple has released a mobility data trends tool from Apple Maps to support the impactful work happening around the globe to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This mobility data may provide helpful insights to local governments and health authorities and may also be used as a foundation for new public policies by showing the change … Continue reading “Apple Maps releases data trends tool to track COVID-19”

EightVFX taps Ashley Ford as new Executive Producer

Congrats are in order for Ashley Ford. EightVFX has bolstered its management team with the appointment of Ford as Executive Producer. In her new role, she will oversee bidding and incoming productions as well as new and existing relationships with directors and production companies. With her deep expertise in business development and sales, she will … Continue reading “EightVFX taps Ashley Ford as new Executive Producer”

Apple tackles grief, love and hope in new holiday spot

My father passed away in 2004. My mother, very much in love with my dad, passed away 18 months later. Her cause of death was Dementia, but the truth is after 40 years of marriage, she died of a broken heart. So, this new poignant TVC from Apple and agency TBWA\Media\Arts Lab hit me very, … Continue reading “Apple tackles grief, love and hope in new holiday spot”

Apple’s breathtaking ooh campaign for Airpods

The headline sums it up all up for the new Apple Airpods Campaign from agency TBWA Media Arts Lab. On November 1, the agency placed enormous images of dancers on buildings and billboards around the world. It’s impossible to not stop and gawk. Apparently, the images first appeared in cities such as Paris, London, Tokyo, … Continue reading “Apple’s breathtaking ooh campaign for Airpods”