Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus

0 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 … Continue reading “Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus”

Trump knew coronavirus was ‘Deadly Stuff’

1+ 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 … Continue reading “Trump knew coronavirus was ‘Deadly Stuff’”

Coronavirus forces cancellation of SXSW

2+ 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 … Continue reading “Coronavirus forces cancellation of SXSW”

Citing Coronavirus, Facebook pulls out of SXSW

1+ 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 … Continue reading “Citing Coronavirus, Facebook pulls out of SXSW”

One Show judging moves online due to Coronavirus

1+ 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 … Continue reading “One Show judging moves online due to Coronavirus”

Coronavirus risk causes Twitter to pull out of SXSW

1+ 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 … Continue reading “Coronavirus risk causes Twitter to pull out of SXSW”

Bloomberg airs 3-minute Coronavirus ad

3+ 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 … Continue reading “Bloomberg airs 3-minute Coronavirus ad”

Coronavirus halts production on ‘MI:7’

1+ 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 … Continue reading “Coronavirus halts production on ‘MI:7’”

2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year

1+ It’s almost over. Dear 2020, the Reel 360 team must not-so-politely ask you to get the f*ck out of our collective lives. Don’t pout. Don’t be insulted. We endured you for 365 days. We even reported on what you had to offer which wasn’t much. Now it’s time for you to go. When we … Continue reading “2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year”

VFX Legion supports Michael Bay’s ‘Songbird’

1+ Visualization services company, OPSIS, recently called on VFX Legion to lend its talents to Songbird, director Adam Mason’s new dystopian thriller from producer Michael Bay. As the film’s primary visual effects vendor, OPSIS provided end-to-end services – from Concept, Previs, Postvis, and finalizing VFX shots to assembling the right talent for the job. The film, which sits … Continue reading “VFX Legion supports Michael Bay’s ‘Songbird’”

Chicago Broadway star and muse, Ann Reinking dies

1+ Chicago Broadway star Ann Reinking, died Saturday at the age of 71. Ann got her big break in the late 1970s when she was cast as the replacement Roxie Hart in the original production of Bob Fosse’s Chicago inheriting the role created by the legendary Gwen Verdon and then went on to become the … Continue reading “Chicago Broadway star and muse, Ann Reinking dies”

‘Mission Impossible 7’: Tom Cruise’s love letter to Venice

3+ After several delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mission Impossible 7, which stars Tom Cruise, finally resumed production in Venice. The Paramount tentpole film was originally scheduled to lens in “The City of Canals” last March, but like other productions was forced to shut down. However, the mission is back and very possible. After … Continue reading “‘Mission Impossible 7’: Tom Cruise’s love letter to Venice”

Talented Brianna Oppenheimer “oppens” up

3+ “I had finally found a place to put my grief – on the stage. I could transform into a character and put these painful emotions somewhere constructive.” If you’ve ever had the pleasure of having Brianna Oppenheimer on your set you then know what a happy set is actually like. The actress/writer/director brings more … Continue reading “Talented Brianna Oppenheimer “oppens” up”

Biden names all-female communications team

1+ President-elect Joe Biden continues to move forward, even with a hairline fracture in his foot from playing with pooch Major and an outgoing President who still refuses to accept a legitimate defeat. Mr. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Sunday announced the White House senior communications team. The all-female team include former Obama White House communications director … Continue reading “Biden names all-female communications team”

David Prowse, Darth Vader dies from COVID

1+ UPDATED: While acclaimed actor James Earl Jones will alway be synonymous with injecting iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader with his malevolent personality and voice, it will be British actor David Prowse who embodied the Dark Lord of the Sith. Literally. Sadly Prowse has passed away at the age of 85. According to the New … Continue reading “David Prowse, Darth Vader dies from COVID”

Ad Council launches COVID-19 vaccine education effort

2+ The Ad Council today announced plans for a communications effort to encourage vaccination against the virus, which will represent one of the largest public education campaigns in history. This coincides with Astrazeneca’s announcement of a vaccine that is 70% effective. This effort will be launched in partnership with the COVID Collaborative, a national assembly that has … Continue reading “Ad Council launches COVID-19 vaccine education effort”

How Newspapers reported Joe Biden’s win

1+ Running on a message of unity, inclusion and healing, Joe Biden, Jr. was elected the 46th President of a deeply divided United States. He and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris were declared winners after an exhausting and at times personally insulting campaign. During a pandemic. And even while President Trump continues to tweet out that … Continue reading “How Newspapers reported Joe Biden’s win”

Tom Holland releases first ‘Spidey-3’ pics in mask(s)

1+ After several delays due to the coronavirus pandemic Spider-Man 3 has finally gotten underway in Atlanta. Now, star Tom Holland has shared his first photo costumed up as the webslinger on his Instagram account. The post doesn’t reveal too much but it does show that Peter Parker is back in action and wearing his Spider-Man: Far … Continue reading “Tom Holland releases first ‘Spidey-3’ pics in mask(s)”

Bay’s pandemic movie ‘Song Bird’ is triggering

2+ Producer and director Michael Bay released the trailer for his new feature, Songbird. The first feature filmed in Los Angeles since quarantine, which has sparked criticism as a tone-deaf movie about an ongoing horror that America and the world is still experiencing. For months, experts have hammered home a critical point: the US’s disastrous … Continue reading “Bay’s pandemic movie ‘Song Bird’ is triggering”

Kim Kardashian faces backlash after Birthday Bash

1+ Kim Kardashian West birthday photos didn’t receive the reaction she expected on Tuesday, with Twitter users calling the reality star “cruel” and “insensitive” for posting about her private island bash as people continue to suffer from the coronavirus pandemic. The reality television star and business mogul turned 40 last week but posted a series … Continue reading “Kim Kardashian faces backlash after Birthday Bash”