Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus

Late last night. impeached President Donald Trump revealed he and First Lady Melania Trump are experiencing “mild symptoms” and tested positive for the coronavirus, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters Friday. Bloomberg was first to break the news. Trump tweeted last night the results of his test after White House advisor Hope … Continue reading “Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus”

Trump knew coronavirus was ‘Deadly Stuff’

In Washington, President Donald Trump told iconic journalist Bob Woodward that he knew coronavirus was more deadly and contagious than the flu while he continued to downplay its dangers to the public, according to Woodward’s new book Rage. According to The Washington Post, Donald Trump is recorded saying, “I wanted to always play it down. … Continue reading “Trump knew coronavirus was ‘Deadly Stuff’”

Coronavirus forces cancellation of SXSW

Amid growing concern in Austin, Texas over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the city has decided to cancel South By Southwest. The major annual tech, music, and film meetup held in downtown Austin, is the latest major conference to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, and just one week before it was slated to start. … Continue reading “Coronavirus forces cancellation of SXSW”

Citing Coronavirus, Facebook pulls out of SXSW

Add social media giant Facebook to the growing list of companies pulling out of this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival due to Coronavirus-related concerns. Monday, the company joined tech companies Twitter and Intel. Some Facebook employees were scheduled to appear on panels at the event. The company’s withdrawal from the festival comes after Facebook already canceled … Continue reading “Citing Coronavirus, Facebook pulls out of SXSW”

One Show judging moves online due to Coronavirus

In light of the global coronavirus outbreak, The One Club for Creativity today announced the precautionary measure of switching from in-person to online judging for nearly all disciplines this year for its two global awards shows, The One Show and ADC 99th Annual Awards. The One Show experienced a record year, and top creatives from 38 countries will serve on … Continue reading “One Show judging moves online due to Coronavirus”

Coronavirus risk causes Twitter to pull out of SXSW

With the Coronavirus spreading – CNN claims two dozen reported cases, this weekend, brands and event organizers are being forced to rethink their participation in upcoming events. One major event affected is South By Southwest which takes place in Austin next week beginning March 13. Twitter has now announced it will not attend the event … Continue reading “Coronavirus risk causes Twitter to pull out of SXSW”

Bloomberg airs 3-minute Coronavirus ad

As the Coronavirus spreads, the outbreak is already playing a role in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. With response to President Trump’s address regarding the virus tepid at best, Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg has aired a three-minute TV commercial Sunday night. The spot subtly criticizes Trump’s response and highlights Bloomberg’s own experience in handling … Continue reading “Bloomberg airs 3-minute Coronavirus ad”

Coronavirus halts production on ‘MI:7’

Not much has been able to stop Tom Cruise. If you remember on the set of Mission Impossible: Fallout, Cruise kept filming after he broke his ankle leaping from one roof to another. Now, according to a statement from Paramount, the studio has decided to halt production in Venice, Italy on Christopher McQuarrie and Tom … Continue reading “Coronavirus halts production on ‘MI:7’”

Cannes: Sean Penn’s Flag Day premieres, trashes Trump on Day 6

On the sixth day of the Cannes Film Festival, Flag Day premiered and divisive director Sean Penn had a lot to say about it and former President Donald Trump. Based on the true story by Jennifer Vogel, Penn directs and stars in a powerful family drama that may be a star-making showcase for daughter Dylan. Flag Day marks … Continue reading “Cannes: Sean Penn’s Flag Day premieres, trashes Trump on Day 6”

Labor Report: Jobs in advertising rose in June

Today’s jobs report showed the strongest increase in job growth so far in 2021. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, wages accelerated further in June, as nonfarm payroll employment increased by 850,000 in June. This is well above the average of the previous three months and a sign that companies, including advertising and marketing … Continue reading “Labor Report: Jobs in advertising rose in June”

Black Widow: What say the critics?

After a very long wait, Black Widow is FINALLY making its way to the big screen (and Disney+). Black Widow was originally planned for release on May 1, 2020. But the outbreak of the novel coronavirus made that impossible. After several delays, plans changed several times and Disney eventually moved it to July 9, 2021, … Continue reading “Black Widow: What say the critics?”

Cannes Lions: Ogilvy UK, Dove win 2 Grand Prix

Ogilvy and Dove/Unilever were awarded the Grand Prix in both the Print and Publishing and Outdoor categories at the Cannes Lions Festival. The team also scooped two Golds in P&P and one in Outdoor, two Silvers plus a shortlist place in Health & Wellness for its campaign for beauty brand Dove at this year’s virtual … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: Ogilvy UK, Dove win 2 Grand Prix”

D&AD: launches 2021 edition of Shift with Google

D&AD has announced the launch of the 2021 edition of the Shift with Google program in New York. Now in its fifth year, Shift is D&AD’s free industry-led night school for non-College educated creators which aims to amplify, support, and ultimately help secure jobs for new creative talent. This year’s Shift program comes at a crucial … Continue reading “D&AD: launches 2021 edition of Shift with Google”

Leylak: Gritty NY Frontliners film debuts at Tribeca

A New York story about the unwavering strength of an immigrant in a pandemic was exactly the kind of important, gritty story creative duo, Scott Aharoni and Dennis Latos were looking to tell at all costs. Leylak tells a story of a Turkish gravedigger living in Queens, as he is unable to face the shattering … Continue reading “Leylak: Gritty NY Frontliners film debuts at Tribeca”

Hayden5 expands global production model to LA

After 12 successful years of business at its New York City headquarters, full-service production & post company Hayden5 is expanding to Los Angeles. Representing a global contact list of vendors and talent – powered by proprietary back-end software and technologies – Hayden5 is staging the future of production and post with its Drop Crews™ and … Continue reading “Hayden5 expands global production model to LA”

Green The Bid adds more leaders to board

Green The Bid the grassroots initiative and community supporting the advertising industry in shifting to zero-waste, net-carbon neutral, sustainable and regenerative practices, has added additional leadership to its Advisory Board. The newly added Advisory Board Members Are: Samira Ansari, ECD FCB NY Osei Kakari, EP + Co-founder, Contrast Eye Fiona King, Global Director of Production, … Continue reading “Green The Bid adds more leaders to board”

LA County updates filming guidelines

FilmLA reports The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has updated the guidelines that apply to film, television and commercial production in Greater Los Angeles. The new guidelines, outlined in Appendix J of the Los Angeles County Public Health Officer Order, are applicable immediately to all current and future permits obtained through FilmLA. As … Continue reading “LA County updates filming guidelines”

Velveeta introduces ‘creamy’ skin care line

Last year when the Coronavirus pandemic began shutting down the country, many brands shied away from releasing their annual April Fool’s Day pranks. This year is a different story as some brands, including Outback, Lego, Bud Light Seltzer, jumped back on the trend. Velveeta also joined the group with their own joke. A self-care skin … Continue reading “Velveeta introduces ‘creamy’ skin care line”

ArsenalFX Color expands team

ArsenalFX Color has expanded its team, adding new talent to support the company’s newly bolstered service offerings, bringing on VP of Business Development Cortney Haile to spearhead the expansion of ArsenalFX Color’s VFX department, extending the company’s offerings to include scripted VFX and on-set supervision. Additional key hires include Chief Engineer Albert Soto and Senior … Continue reading “ArsenalFX Color expands team”

6 Asian women killed in shooting rampage

A series of shootings in Atlanta, GA, which took place over nearly an hour, at three different Atlanta area massage parlors, left eight people dead. The attack was yet another act of domestic terrorism, this time against people of Asian descent. The suspect in the shootings Robert Aaron Long, 21, has been charged with, “four … Continue reading “6 Asian women killed in shooting rampage”