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’”

Documentary, Wuhan Wuhan gets release date

The documentary, Wuhan Wuhan was filmed during the height of the pandemic in Wuhan city. Award-winning director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) had unprecedented access and was able to document life at the epicenter. The film is an invaluable depiction of a metropolis joining together to overcome a crisis. Wuhan Wuhan is an observational documentary … Continue reading “Documentary, Wuhan Wuhan gets release date”

“Make it No” Picard production halted after 50 people test positive for COVID

On Thursday, it was reported that over 50 people working on the set of Star Trek: Picard have tested positive for COVID-19, immediately shutting down the Paramount+ production. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story. Filming halted Monday on the show, which employs more than 450 staffers. The infections impacted “multiple zones”, including cast in “zone A”. … Continue reading ““Make it No” Picard production halted after 50 people test positive for COVID”

2021 in Review: The Best of Reel 360 Interviews

For many of us, 2021 began the same way 2020 ended – still stuck indoors. For our midwest sister outlet, Reel Chicago, forced hibernation was mainly due to inclimate weather and COVID. For us on the west and east coast, the Reel 360 team was hunkered down because coronavirus was spreading and there were no … Continue reading “2021 in Review: The Best of Reel 360 Interviews”

2021 in Review: The biggest stories of Reel 360

Some of the words which come to mind when describing 2021 include frustrating, maddening, wow (in a bad sense), terrifying, astounding, and wow again in a very good sense. When we left 2020 our outlook was hopeful. We knew this would be the year that we became vaccinated against an insidious Coronavirus disease that had … Continue reading “2021 in Review: The biggest stories of Reel 360”

Rust Tragedy Update: Experts Weigh In

Last month, we reported on the accidental shooting on the set of the movie Rust, that injured director Joel Souza and took the life of rising talent cinematographer Halyna Hutchins who was the Director of Photography of the film.  Disturbing details have emerged, almost daily, since the deadly accident and as more and more information … Continue reading “Rust Tragedy Update: Experts Weigh In”

AFM 2021 online launches with Indie Producer Ecosphere session

Our friends at The American Film Market (AFM) today announced new speakers and sessions along with its full programming lineup set for AFM 2021 Online, which will run for five days, November 1 to November 5. AFM 2021 Online will commence with the opening session – The Independent Film Ecosphere – Present and Future, featuring … Continue reading “AFM 2021 online launches with Indie Producer Ecosphere session”

Which Marvel films did Disney just delay?

The coronavirus pandemic forced Marvel Studios to delay every film and television show it had planned for the year and after multiple adjustments, the MCU appeared to finally settle into a definite schedule… that is before the earth-shattering announcement that Disney intended to shake up their entire 2022-2023 release schedule.  Black Widow, which had been … Continue reading “Which Marvel films did Disney just delay?”

2021 AFM announces initial exhibitors, programming and sponsors

The American Film Market (AFM) has announced initial details for AFM 2021 Online which will commence on November 1 and run for five days through November 5.   AFM 2021 Online will take place on the proprietary interactive campus AFM built-in 2020 – presenting an engaging and effective environment for discovery, education, deal-making, networking and reconnecting.  More than 300 … Continue reading “2021 AFM announces initial exhibitors, programming and sponsors”

Shang-Chi is King of the Box Office Hill 3 weeks in a row

Marvel fans can’t seem to get enough of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the #1 movie for the past three weeks in a row. The Marvel Studios blockbuster, starring Simu Liu as the first big-screen Asian superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has grossed an estimated $320 million worldwide since opening only … Continue reading “Shang-Chi is King of the Box Office Hill 3 weeks in a row”

Ed Asner passes away at 91

Seven-time Emmy-winning actor, activist and philanthropist, Ed Asner, former president of the Screen Actors Guild, who starred as Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant before a late-career resurgence through his memorable voicework in 2009 animated film Up, has passed away at age 91.  Asner’s official Twitter account posted a … Continue reading “Ed Asner passes away at 91”

American Film Market pivots to online event for 2021

Our friends at The American Film Market (AFM) will move its 2021 edition entirely online, the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) announced today.  The online event will be held Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 5 – shifting one day earlier than its original dates. Registration for the five-day online event is now open. AFM 2021 Online will … Continue reading “American Film Market pivots to online event for 2021”

Hooligan editor Kane Platt works on Discovery+ doc about medical workers

Hooligan editor Kane Platt edited The Surge at Mount Sinai, a feature-length documentary chronicling the harrowing experiences of medical workers at Mount Sinai Health System, who fought in the trenches as the novel coronavirus overwhelmed New York City. The Surge at Mount Sinai began streaming globally on Thursday, July 1st exclusively on discovery+. Produced by … Continue reading “Hooligan editor Kane Platt works on Discovery+ doc about medical workers”