Chicago 7, Judas, Queen’s Gambit among Location Guild noms

Nominees for the 8th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards were announced today by LMGI President John Rakich/LMGI. The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. The LMGI Awards also recognize outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production … Continue reading “Chicago 7, Judas, Queen’s Gambit among Location Guild noms”

Chicago 7, Palm Springs top ACE Eddie Awards

Editor Alan Baumgarten’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 topped the dramatic feature editing category of American Cinema Editors’s 71st ACE Eddie Awards, while Palm Springs’s Matthew Friedman and Andrew Dickler won the category for best edited comedic feature. This is Baumgarten’s third ACE, who also accepted Eddies for American Hustle in 2014 and Recount in 2009. It was the first Eddie … Continue reading “Chicago 7, Palm Springs top ACE Eddie Awards”

Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners

The Screen Actors Guild celebrated the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2020 at the 27th Annual SAG Awards, which aired Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS. This year’s awards was a brisk one-hour celebration that highlighted and expanded on the show’s signature “I Am An Actor” stories through funny and intimate docuseries-inspired … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

Aaron Sorkin and ‘Chicago 7’ cast reflect on film

Since my initial introduction fourteen years ago, my relationship to the story of The Trial of the Chicago 7 has changed significantly. When we began shooting last winter, we knew the story we were telling was not only an important chapter of American history, but was chillingly relevant to current events. When we began shooting The Trial of … Continue reading “Aaron Sorkin and ‘Chicago 7’ cast reflect on film”

Ogilvy Chicago wins 17 Clios

Monday, The Clio Awards, which were recently acquired by Evolution Media, announced their 2017 Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. The 58-year-old awards celebrate high achievement in advertising and recognize the work, the agencies that push boundaries across advertising, sports, fashion, music, entertainment, and health care. As it did in the recent 2017 Cannes Show, Ogilvy … Continue reading “Ogilvy Chicago wins 17 Clios”

Chicago agencies tune up for 2017 Battle of the Ad Bands

Chicago’s biggest amateur band contest between agencies is starting later than usual, but that’s because anticipation is higher and demand is greater. This year, the final battle will be held June 15, instead of the usual Spring time frame.

Battle for Hope is the annual fund-raising event that pits Chicago agencies against each other. Band members trade in their pencils and stylus for drumsticks and guitar pics.

Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms

This morning, the 74th Emmy nominations were announced during a live virtual ceremony was hosted by JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma. Succession holds this year’s top spot with 25 Emmy nominations followed by Ted Lasso and The White Lotus (20), Hacks … Continue reading “Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms”

Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dead at 67

Academy award-nominated and Primetime Emmy Award-winning iconic actor and star of Goodfellas, Ray Liotta has passed away at age 67. Deadline first reported that the actor died quietly in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters. No foul play is suspected.  Raymond Allen Liotta was born in Newark, … Continue reading “Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dead at 67”

NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more

On the heels of another season as #1 in the key 18-49 demo, NBC announces a fall schedule featuring dominant fan favorites, new original series and tentpole event programming. All network shows will stream next day, exclusively on Peacock.  MONDAY: The most-watched television show of the decade, The Voice returns to anchor the night for its 22nd cycle, welcoming … Continue reading “NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more”

Chicago Sky star Candace Parker in new Muscle Milk campaign

PepsiCo’s Muscle Milk brand invented the protein beverage category back in 1998, and it has long been associated with masculine weightlifter types. That has all changed with the brand’s new creative which stars basketball legend Candace Parker. Parker, who led the WNBA’s Chicago Sky to a championship last season, is seen in the new spot playing basketball with … Continue reading “Chicago Sky star Candace Parker in new Muscle Milk campaign”

Area 23, Leo Burnett Chicago lead One Show shortlist

After weeks of scrutinizing thousands of entries from all across the globe, the dedicated juries of The One Show 2022 have finally scored every single submission to compile this year’s full shortlist. The One Club for Creativity today announced the entries from 52 countries on the full shortlist for The One Show 2022. Shortlisted entries are those that made it into … Continue reading “Area 23, Leo Burnett Chicago lead One Show shortlist”

Power of the Dog, Ted Lasso lead wins at 27th annual Critics Choice Awards

The Critics Choice Association announced the winners of the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards LIVE on The CW and TBS during an in-person ceremony hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer.  This year’s event was an international affair, with celebrations in both Los Angeles and London.   The Los Angeles ceremony was held at the Fairmount … Continue reading “Power of the Dog, Ted Lasso lead wins at 27th annual Critics Choice Awards”

Oscar-winner William Hurt passes at 71

Somber news for a Sunday. Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt, star of the Oscar-winning star of Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Big Chill, and Lost in Space, has died. His son, Will, told The Hollywood Reporter and Gerry Byrne, Hurt’s friend, confirmed the death to Variety. Hurt was 71. “It is with great sadness … Continue reading “Oscar-winner William Hurt passes at 71”

Chicago-born actress Lindsey Pearlman found dead in LA

TV actress, Lindsey Pearlman, who appeared on Chicago Justice and General Hospital, was found dead Friday, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Police have not revealed a cause of death. She was 43. The update was posted to the LAPD website: “Today around 8:30 a.m., Hollywood Area officers responded to a radio call for a … Continue reading “Chicago-born actress Lindsey Pearlman found dead in LA”

Ghostbusters producer and director, Ivan Reitman passes at age 75

Academy Award nominee and producer and director of huge films such as Ghostbusters, Animal House, and the 1979 Bill Murray cult classic Meatballs, Ivan Reitman passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 75 at his home in Montecito, California, his family said in a statement Sunday night obtained by the Associated Press which stated,  … Continue reading “Ghostbusters producer and director, Ivan Reitman passes at age 75”

276 feature films vie for 94th Academy Awards

Two hundred seventy-six feature films are eligible for the 2021 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced. To be eligible for consideration under rules provisions implemented for the 94th Academy Awards year only, feature films may open in a commercial motion picture theater in at least one of six U.S. metropolitan areas: Los Angeles County; the … Continue reading “276 feature films vie for 94th Academy Awards”

NBA and Jordan take us down Memory Lane of 75 years of basketball

I love this spot, but the Jordan taking us down the lane ain’t the Jordan we’re thinking about. It’s award-winning actor and producer Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther, Just Mercy) driving the new NBA spot, ‘NBA Lane.’ But even without the other Michael, it’s a brilliant short film featuring just about every great to … Continue reading “NBA and Jordan take us down Memory Lane of 75 years of basketball”

Sex and the City’s Willie Garson passes at 57

Willie Garson, an actor best known for playing Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City and Mozzie on White Collar, has passed away at age 57. News of his passing was confirmed by his son Nathen Garson on Instagram: “I love you so much papa. Rest In Peace and I’m so glad you got to … Continue reading “Sex and the City’s Willie Garson passes at 57”

Exclusive set photos filming Season 7 of Grace and Frankie

For those of us, myself included, who have been concerned whether we would ever see Grace and Frankie return, I have good news. Netflix gave us a Friday the 13th surprise announcement that the first four episodes of the seventh and final season are available for streaming. “It’s been quite the year and a half, and we … Continue reading “Exclusive set photos filming Season 7 of Grace and Frankie”

Markie Post of Night Court fame passes at 70

Growing up, the West Coast Editor of Reel 360 had a major crush on actress Markie Post, an actress best known for playing public defender Christine Sullivan on the 1980’s hit sitcom Night Court. The actress sadly passed away Saturday night at the age of 70. Post finally lost her battle to cancer after four … Continue reading “Markie Post of Night Court fame passes at 70”