SAG-AFTRA and BAFTA react to The Slap

On Sunday, March 27, 2022 at the 94th Academy Awards the festivities were interrupted by a violent altercation between one of the presenters and one of the Academy Award recipients. After Chris Rock made light of Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss and shaved head with an insensitive and unscripted “joke”, Academy Award winner Will Smith … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA and BAFTA react to The Slap”

BAFTA & Emmy nominated Untold Studios opens in LA

Untold Studios today announces its first studio in the US. Award-winning executive producers Jo Arghiris and Christina Roldan join as partners and will lead the Studio. Untold Studios is a next-generation creative studio and community, creating culturally relevant entertainment across Advertising, Music and Film & TV. The studio has taken the world by storm since … Continue reading “BAFTA & Emmy nominated Untold Studios opens in LA”

Nomadland wins 4 BAFTAS, including Picture, Director

The 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs)presented over two ceremonies in one weekend, celebrated the very best in film of the past year. Sunday’s ceremony, hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary, was held at London’s Royal Albert Hall with nominees attending virtually. The show included three featured musical performances: by Liam Payne, Celeste, … Continue reading “Nomadland wins 4 BAFTAS, including Picture, Director”

BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has published the longlists for its 2021 Film Awards, which members are now forced to whittle down to the final nominations.  The following films are longlisted for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, listed alphabetically by title, with the exception of the performance categories, listed … Continue reading “BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards”

Remembering actress Cindy Williams

Laverne & Shirley and American Graffiti star Cindy Williams passed away this week at age 75. Williams played the title role of Shirley Feeney opposite Penny Marshall who played Laverne DeFazio on the hit show Laverne & Shirley, which was a spin-off of Happy Days. The two also appeared on Happy Days. Williams passed away … Continue reading “Remembering actress Cindy Williams”

Los York Films signs Sharon Chetrit

Los York Films, the film discipline of the pioneering creative studio Los York, has signed Sharon (pronounced Shar-rone) Chetrit to its roster of award-winning film and commercial directors. Previously, Chetrit was the in-house creative director and writer/director at creative technology company Artlist, overseeing the brand’s prolific campaigns from concept to execution, including such celebrated and imaginative work … Continue reading “Los York Films signs Sharon Chetrit”

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”

Celeb-driven ITVX campaign directed by David Shane

Launching on 8th December, ITVX is the UK’s freshest streaming service, with viewers gaining access to over 10,000 hours of high-definition free programming and more new shows to stream for free than anywhere else. ITVX will also launch a number of eagerly anticipated new programs available exclusively on the platform every week of the year. … Continue reading “Celeb-driven ITVX campaign directed by David Shane”

Director Kevin Wilson Jr. joins Little Minx

Little Minx, a 2022 AdAge A-List Production Company Standout, has signed the award-winning filmmaker Kevin Wilson Jr. to its renowned roster of directors for commercial and content representation. A North Carolina native, Wilson first came to the attention of the industry with his short student film My Nephew Emmett, based on the true story of the … Continue reading “Director Kevin Wilson Jr. joins Little Minx”

AFI FEST announces full festival lineup

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for this year’s AFI FEST Film Festival including Bones and all, directed by Academy Award-nominee Luca Guadagnino, Le Pupille, directed by Alice Rohrwacher, Nanny, directed by Nikyatu Jusu, SR., directed by Chris Smith, and Women Talking by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Sarah Polley, which … Continue reading “AFI FEST announces full festival lineup”

Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner to produce 95th Oscars

With a focus on expertise in live television event production, Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment have been named executive producers of the 95th Oscars, Academy CEO Bill Kramer announced today.  For the eighth consecutive year, Weiss also will direct the show, which will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide … Continue reading “Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner to produce 95th Oscars”

Jennifer Fox returns to produce Governors Ball Awards

Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 13th Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Janet Yang announced today.  It is her fourth time producing the event.  Honorary Awards will be presented to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to … Continue reading “Jennifer Fox returns to produce Governors Ball Awards”

Perfect Storm director Wolfgang Petersen dead at 81

One of the greatest directors of our lifetime has passed away. Academy Award nominated German Director Wolfgang Petersen has passed away at age 81. Petersen died Friday at his home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood after a battle with pancreatic cancer, said, representative Michelle Bega. Petersen is known for films such as Das … Continue reading “Perfect Storm director Wolfgang Petersen dead at 81”

Platige leadership charts course for US Expansion

When it comes to animation and visual effects studios in Southern California, there’s a new kid on the block, one that’s already 25 years old. The new American outpost of the award-winning European visual effects and animation studio Platige, which just marked its first quarter-century in business, has laid out plans for a major expansion … Continue reading “Platige leadership charts course for US Expansion”

INTERVIEW: The Man Who Fell to Earth’s Clarke Peters

Acclaimed actor Clarke Peters has had an amazing career, spanning five decades and consisting of 110 TV and film credits. His roles include a recurring part on HBO’s groundbreaking series, The Wire where he played Lester Freamon. He is also known for creating memorable characters in Endgame (2009), John Wick (2014), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), Harriet (2019), and Spike Lee’s Da … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: The Man Who Fell to Earth’s Clarke Peters”

Will Smith resigns from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences

In the wake of the incident that transpired on the stage of the 94th Academy Awards and the hurricane of excrement that followed, Will Smith has decided to resign from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. During Sunday night’s live broadcast of the Oscars, Will Smith went up on stage and slapped presenter … Continue reading “Will Smith resigns from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences”

Chris Rock addresses The Slap during stand-up appearance

Chris Rock took to the stage on Wednesday night for the first time since he was slapped across the face by Will Smith at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday. Rock performed 2 shows at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, both were sold out.  Variety has shared audio content on Twitter that was recorded … Continue reading “Chris Rock addresses The Slap during stand-up appearance”

INTERVIEW: VFX Oscar Winner Paul Lambert

Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert won the Oscar for “Best Visual Effects” on Sunday evening for the critically acclaimed film Dune. Having won the Oscar in 2018 and 2019 for Blade Runner 2049 and First Man, Lambert snagged his third Oscar to date after recently taking home the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects and the VES Award for Outstanding … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: VFX Oscar Winner Paul Lambert”

Wylie Co. celebrates ECD Paul Lambert’s Oscar nom for Dune

Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert has scored his third “Best Visual Effects” Oscar nomination for the critically acclaimed film Dune, after having won the Oscar in 2018 and 2019 for Blade Runner 2049 and First Man, respectively. An Executive Creative Director at Wylie Co., Lambert recently took home the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects … Continue reading “Wylie Co. celebrates ECD Paul Lambert’s Oscar nom for Dune”

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”