American music icon Loretta Lynn releases new album

Legacy Recordings will release Loretta Lynn’s new studio album “Wouldn’t It Be Great”   One of the most deeply personal albums of Loretta Lynn’s career will be released on September 28. Comprised entirely of songs written or co-written by Loretta, the album premieres new compositions alongside soulful reinterpretations of enduring classics from her catalog. “This … Continue reading “American music icon Loretta Lynn releases new album”

AMP issues call for entries for 2021 awards

The Association of Music Producers, sponsors of the AMP Awards for Music & Sound, has announced its call for entries for the 2021 AMP Awards. Deadline for submitting work is April 30, 2021. The 2021 AMP Awards show, which like last year will be presented virtually, will take place at a date to be announced … Continue reading “AMP issues call for entries for 2021 awards”

AMP Webinar: Black Composers share experiences

With the Los Angeles Lakers’ win in the NBA Finals fresh in his memory, composer Wendell Hanes of Volition Sound told attendees at the recent Association of Music Producers (AMP) webinar on African American Composers in Advertising that he approaches every job with the same mindset: like he’s standing on the foul line, with what … Continue reading “AMP Webinar: Black Composers share experiences”

AMP to host Black Composers Webinar

The Association of Music Producers and its Diversity & Inclusion Committee will be holding an online webinar this week that promises to share the stories and experiences of three Black composers working with agencies and brands. The session, which takes place on Thursday, October 15 at 7 pm EDT, will feature Kevin Simon, Jocelyn Chambers … Continue reading “AMP to host Black Composers Webinar”

Wave Studios wins 2020 AMP Best in Show

It’s back-to-back wins for the New York, London and Amsterdam based audio house Wave Studios, as the company won the Ryan Barkan Award for Best in Show at the 2020 AMP Awards with its work on Smirnoff’s “Infamous Since 1864” spot. The winner was revealed during a virtual presentation that took place earlier tonight online. … Continue reading “Wave Studios wins 2020 AMP Best in Show”

AMP Awards names 2020 Curatorial Committee

The AMP Awards for Music & Sound is getting ready to take the digital stage as it preps for its new show date of July 30. That’s when the winners of the 2020 competition for the best in music and sound for branding and marketing will be revealed during its virtual online presentation, according to … Continue reading “AMP Awards names 2020 Curatorial Committee”

AMP elects Georg Bissen National President

Georg Bissen, Owner, Composer and Sr. Producer at  MetaTechnik in New York and president of the AMP East Board, has been elected the new National President of the Association of Music Producers at the AMP National Meeting, held via Zoom conference last night. He succeeds Elad Marish, Senior Producer and Partner at Swell Music + … Continue reading “AMP elects Georg Bissen National President”

AMP postpones awards gala until later date

In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and in keeping with the directives from health officials, local governments and the industry at large, the Association of Music Producers, sponsors of the AMP Awards for Music & Sound, have postponed the upcoming AMP Awards gala, scheduled for May 19 at Sony Hall in New York. “We’re … Continue reading “AMP postpones awards gala until later date”

GSD&M’s Jay Russell is new Chairperson for AMP Awards

Jay Russell, Chief Creative Officer of Austin, TX-based GSD&M, has been named Chairperson for the 2020 AMP Awards for Music & Sound. His appointment was announced by Elad Marish, Partner at Swell Music + Sound in San Francisco and President of the Association of Music Producers, which sponsors the AMP Awards. In his role as … Continue reading “GSD&M’s Jay Russell is new Chairperson for AMP Awards”

‘A Beautiful Curse’ to premiere at Cinequest

A Beautiful Curse, the feature debut of writer/director Martin Garde Abildgaard, will have its World Premiere at this year’s Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, held virtually March 20-30. Filmed in 2019, the story is startlingly prescient: a lovestruck photographer (Mark Strepan) visits an island whose inhabitants, including the object of his affection (Olivia Vinall), are hit … Continue reading “‘A Beautiful Curse’ to premiere at Cinequest”

Welcome to the Super Bowl, baby – From Huggies, Droga5

Babies and puppies always seem to score big on the Super Bowl. To be honest, if you’re Huggies what else are you going to use? To launch Huggies’ new platform and establish the brand’s point of view, the brand has debuted its global anthem film ‘Welcome to the World, Baby’. The two-minute film sets out … Continue reading “Welcome to the Super Bowl, baby – From Huggies, Droga5”

WB releases 2nd trailer for ‘Judas and the Messiah’

Warner Bros. has released the second trailer for its upcoming biopic Judas and the Messiah starring LaKeith Stanfield (Get Out, Sorry to Bother You). The film is slated for release in theaters nationwide on February 12, 2021 and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release. FBI informant … Continue reading “WB releases 2nd trailer for ‘Judas and the Messiah’”

Cashmere teams with NBA great Chris Webber for series

Cashmere Originals, the original content studio born out of the award-winning Cashmere Agency, has today announced its partnership with five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber to develop and produce Fab Five.  Based on Webber’s upcoming autobiography, By God’s Grace, this scripted limited series will chart Webber’s upbringing in Detroit and the incredible story of the 1991 Michigan Wolverines, who garnered the moniker … Continue reading “Cashmere teams with NBA great Chris Webber for series”

Disney announces plans for 2021 and beyond

On Thursday December 10, 2020, The Walt Disney Company hosted their webcast for Their Investor Day. Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, and Bob Iger, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, led the virtual event, which included presentations from leaders of the company’s content and distribution teams, along with financial updates … Continue reading “Disney announces plans for 2021 and beyond”

HBO Max picks up Nicki Minaj docuseries

Nicki Minaj, the most successful female rapper of all time, today announced her new docuseries coming to HBO Max. Each of the six half-hour episodes of this untitled project will explore Nicki’s brilliantly creative mind and tell the story of her personal and professional journey. With complete honesty, Nicki will guide viewers through the most … Continue reading “HBO Max picks up Nicki Minaj docuseries”

Review: ‘I’m Your Woman’ is your film to see

My test for how much I truly like a film is simply how long does the film resonate with me after viewing. Do I forget it like the popcorn I just ate as soon as I leave the theater or do I continue to think about it and allow my neurons to fire and process … Continue reading “Review: ‘I’m Your Woman’ is your film to see”

Sundance announces Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows

Sundance Institute announced today the 11 artists selected for its first-ever Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows, designed to meaningfully support women artists creating bold new work in film and media, with a priority on filmmakers from historically underrepresented communities. The fellowship includes a $5,000 cash grant, skill-building workshops, and year-round mentorship from Sundance Institute staff … Continue reading “Sundance announces Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows”

French Riviera Film Fest moves to Santa Monica

In response to the growing concern worldwide about the COVID-19 pandemic, Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International, producers of the French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), have told Reel 360 that the second annual edition of the festival will be rescheduled to June 8 and 9, 2020 with screenings at Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, California and exclusive parties and award ceremony … Continue reading “French Riviera Film Fest moves to Santa Monica”

Ford Escape, Angela Bassett celebrate Black women

Narrated by award-winning actress Angela Bassett, Ford’s latest ad campaign, “Built Phenomenally,” shines a spotlight on the all-new 2020 Ford Escape – the company’s best-selling SUV. The new African American-focused campaign, from agency UWG, celebrates the defiance, transformation and versatility of black women as creators, marketers and performers who own their uniqueness and live phenomenally. As … Continue reading “Ford Escape, Angela Bassett celebrate Black women”

Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold host ‘Soul Train Awards’

BET Networks has announced the hosts and nominees for the 2019 Soul Train Awards across 12 different categories. The annual celebration recognizes the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists.     Taking place on November 17, 2019 at the Orleans Arena in Las … Continue reading “Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold host ‘Soul Train Awards’”