Adam G. Key, ‘NCIS: LA,’ ‘Canal Street,’ Writer

7+ Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. He mixed lemonade … Continue reading “Adam G. Key, ‘NCIS: LA,’ ‘Canal Street,’ Writer”

LaMarr’s ‘Canal Street’ premieres on BET

3+ Canal Street, Chicago director Rhyan LaMarr’s modern-day thriller telling the story of a teen who gets caught up in a mysterious death of a classmate, premieres tonight on BET. The 2017 film tells the story of a community that is torn apart and divided when the lives of two teenage boys (one Black and … Continue reading “LaMarr’s ‘Canal Street’ premieres on BET”

Rhyan LaMarr’s journey to “Canal Street”

11+ On his way to becoming one of the hottest young filmmakers in America, Rhyan LaMarr has proven just about every self-motivational cliché in the book. He was raised by divorced parents who struggled in two separate households, went to a high school where almost nobody looked like him, buried more friends then he cares … Continue reading “Rhyan LaMarr’s journey to “Canal Street””

Sybil Curry, 4x Emmy-nominated Producer

4+ Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. Her mantra is, … Continue reading “Sybil Curry, 4x Emmy-nominated Producer”

‘Arrow’ leaves w/definitive answer on John Diggle

1+ Eight seasons in the making. That’s all I can say. As we bid a teary farewell last night to The CW’s Arrow, the series starring Stephen Amell that launched the Arrowverse with Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Batwoman and the upcoming Superman and Lois and Stargirl, we were left with one … Continue reading “‘Arrow’ leaves w/definitive answer on John Diggle”

Reel Black List: Anita Luckett – artist, manager, producer

6+ The producer of “Canal Street” has provided career assistance for the likes of Halle Berry, Tika Sumpter, Darren Criss, and Rhyan LaMarr Anita Luckett, known for her grace and Kre8tivity, has achieved success as an Artist Manager and Producer. After graduating from Columbia College, the native Chicagoan took her education, charm, and work ethic … Continue reading “Reel Black List: Anita Luckett – artist, manager, producer”

The Reel Black List: Rhyan LaMarr, Filmmaker

11+ You know that crazy dream you had last night? Rhyan LaMarr could make it happen in reality. He’s been a director since high school, with more than ten years of experience producing films including long-form music videos, features, shorts, reality shows, and programs. Rhyan recently completed directing his third feature film, Canal Street. An … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Rhyan LaMarr, Filmmaker”

Chicago helps grow diversity in Illinois productions

10+ Women and minorities represented 53% of all crew hires reported in 2017, according to a January 25 press release issued by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity. The amount marks a new record for diversity in the state’s film industry. “These productions generated $423 million in estimated Illinois spending,” the document continues, … Continue reading “Chicago helps grow diversity in Illinois productions”

Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees

1+ The 63rd Grammy Awards are right around the corner, airing (earlier than usual) Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now. After 40 years, Ken Ehrlich, the show’s producer has retired, and Ben Winston (known for his work on James Corden’s late-night show and Carpool Karaoke) will helm the awards production. … Continue reading “Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees”