Bola Ogun signs with Believe Media Commercial

Award-winning director, actress and writer Bola Ogun has signed with Believe Media for US commercial representation. Believe will be the first company to represent Ogun for commercial work. A first-generation Nigerian-American filmmaker, Bola Ogun landed her television directorial debut on Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar after DuVernay saw Bola’s short Are We Good Parents? at SXSW in 2018. The film, … Continue reading “Bola Ogun signs with Believe Media Commercial”

Director Fredrik Bäckar moves to Believe Media

Believe Media announced US commercial representation for Fredrik Bäckar. Bäckar joined Believe Media’s UK roster in 2020 for directorial representation where he and UK executive producer James Covill teamed up to create a series of spots for Amazon Prime. “Fred and I worked together many years before and when this Amazon project came along, he was the … Continue reading “Director Fredrik Bäckar moves to Believe Media”

What do critics say about The Batman?

Last week Matt Reeves’ The Batman premiered in London and Paris, but Warner Brothers had a very strict embargo until today. In the beginning of the month, Awards Ace’s Erick Weber shared on Twitter that he too knew someone who viewed an early screening and they described The Batman as a “complex film,” comparing it … Continue reading “What do critics say about The Batman?”

Last Picture Show director Peter Bogdanovich passes away at 82

Two-time Oscar nominee, Peter Bogdanovich has passed away at age 82. Bogdanovich is known for directing films such as The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, What’s Up, Doc?, Mask and Nickelodeon.  Bogdanovich died shortly after midnight Thursday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, his daughter Antonia Bogdanovich told The Hollywood Reporter. “We … Continue reading “Last Picture Show director Peter Bogdanovich passes away at 82”

Matt Damon in Wally Pfister-directed Crypto.com campaign

Today Crypto.com, the world’s fastest-growing cryptocurrency platform, rolled out a global ad campaign supported by recent sponsorship announcements, to formally introduce the platform to consumers around the world. Founded in 2016, Crypto.com serves over 10 million customers with the world’s fastest-growing crypto app, along with the Crypto.com Visa Card — the world’s most popular crypto card program. The company … Continue reading “Matt Damon in Wally Pfister-directed Crypto.com campaign”

AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup

Our friends at The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for AFI FEST 2021 including Sony Pictures Classics’ Parallel Mothers, written and directed by Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, November 13. The complete AFI FEST program … Continue reading “AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup”

Cannes: Spike Lee makes marks as President

After two years of life without the magical, 100-year-old film festival that takes place on the French Riviera- due to the pandemic – The Festival de Cannes is finally back in full swing and the cinephiles running the festival already have a lot to say. Both jury president Spike Lee and creative director Thierry Fremaux spoke … Continue reading “Cannes: Spike Lee makes marks as President”

Nomadland wins Best Picture, Chloé Zhao Director

Last night, Nomadland won three of its six Academy Award nominations. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presented the 93rd Oscars. Due to the pandemic, the show did not take place at its usual home, The Dolby Theater. This year, the hostless event took place in downtown Los Angeles at Union Station with … Continue reading “Nomadland wins Best Picture, Chloé Zhao Director”

Reel 360’s 2021 Oscar Predictions

It’s finally here — the end to a very long and strange and god knows what else kind of film year. We are happy to finally say good-bye to the 2020 movie season which culminates with the Academy Awards. We are tired. Run down. But vaccinated! So we are ready to sit down and make … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 2021 Oscar Predictions”

Schofield’s Flowers teams with Rock Jacobs and ROA

Schofield’s Flowers – the multifaceted creative production outfit whose client list includes Hyundai, Acura, and Cadillac – has formed a strategic alliance with filmmaker Rock Jacobs and his entertainment company, Rebel of America. Jacobs has written, directed, and produced music videos for artists including Ice Cube, Lil Wayne, J-Cole, Skrillex, De La Soul, Big Boi … Continue reading “Schofield’s Flowers teams with Rock Jacobs and ROA”

‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10

Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars nominations today (March 15), live from London, via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media. Chopra Jonas and Jonas announced the nominees in 23 categories at 5:19 a.m. PT. For a complete … Continue reading “‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10”

Execs from Energy BBDO, AKKURAT, Hue & Cry and MAS offer thoughts on Super Bowl ads

Amid Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ systematic dismantling of the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes during Super Bowl LV, a few commercials aired. A total of 57 to be exact. At $5.5 million per 30 seconds. USA Today’s Ad Meter ranked Rocket Mortgage and Tracy Morgan as the top one and two. … Continue reading “Execs from Energy BBDO, AKKURAT, Hue & Cry and MAS offer thoughts on Super Bowl ads”

AB to air first corporate Super Bowl LV spot

Anheuser-Busch will air its first-ever corporate Super Bowl spot, called “Let’s Grab A Beer,” during Super Bowl LV. The ad, called “Let’s Grab A Beer,” will remind everyone of the meaningful moments – big and small – that happen when people come together and how, many times, when we say “Let’s grab a beer” to someone, it’s … Continue reading “AB to air first corporate Super Bowl LV spot”

Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, 91

Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Christopher Plummer, who starred in The Sound of Music, died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, at age 91, his family confirmed. Elaine Taylor, his wife and true best friend for 53 years, was by his side.  Along with becoming the oldest person to win an Oscar, Plummer … Continue reading “Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, 91”

Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the nominees for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Six-time Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson announced the nominees. For the first time in the history of the Golden Globes, the nominations were announced virtually, following the current safety measures … Continue reading “Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show”

Frankie Goes to Hollywood, actress Francesca De Luca

Francesca De Luca says when she stands in front of camera, every fiber of her being comes to life. She’s driven by the challenge of bringing to life a character from page. For her, the creative process is a journey unlike any other and one she relishes. The world needs actors and storyteller now more than ever. For Francesca “Frankie,” the craft of acting is … Continue reading “Frankie Goes to Hollywood, actress Francesca De Luca”

Talented Brianna Oppenheimer “oppens” up

“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 joy … Continue reading “Talented Brianna Oppenheimer “oppens” up”

Wondros Collective welcomes The Cronenweths

Sr. Executive Producer Danielle Peretz of Wondros Collective continues to expand the talent roster for the commercial/branded content division. This summer, she welcomes The Cronenweths (Tim & Jeff Cronenweth) to the team. “The Cronenweths bring a wealth of experience with them, and we’re elated they’ve joined the Wondros family,” says Jesse Dylan, Founder of Wondros. “Their combined background in … Continue reading “Wondros Collective welcomes The Cronenweths”

Got an axe to grind? Take it to the Logan this October

Get your axes, crosses and Beetlejuice costumes ready because the Logan Theater has something special planned for ghoul season. For nearly a century, the historic theater has been an institution rooted in the tradition of neighborhood entertainment at the remarkable value movie-goers have come to know and love. Beginning October 2nd, the historic theater will … Continue reading “Got an axe to grind? Take it to the Logan this October”

Jogger brings on Diana Cheng as Head of Production

Jogger announced the addition of Diana Cheng as Head of Production for the company’s Western offices. Cheng joins the studio with over a decade of visual effects expertise producing VFX for such noted projects as Nike “Equality” Directed by Melina Matsoukas, and the AICP Show honoree Nike “Vapor Trail” directed by Mark Zibert both for … Continue reading “Jogger brings on Diana Cheng as Head of Production”