Florence and Grindr give us kink with a wink

LA-based production studio Florence and social network Grindr have launched a new campaign my tags. It’s described as “a new inclusive campaign that celebrates the interests of Grindr’s vastly diverse userbase with a wink and a nod.” The campaign, which is Grindr’s first commercial work, consists of four 15-second spots and a longer 30-second version … Continue reading “Florence and Grindr give us kink with a wink”

72andSunny Strengthens Creative with GCD Florence

72andSunny has announced the addition of group creative director, Sherina Florence, to its roster. Sherina joins the team after two years at Ogilvy, New York working as the brand lead of Instagram global and Unilever brands. During her time she also collaborated with the Roots to create new music and directed films for both Unilever … Continue reading “72andSunny Strengthens Creative with GCD Florence”

Florence adds Alli Maxwell as Executive Producer

Florence, the LA-based creative studio and production company formerly known as Whitelist, has welcomed Alli Maxwell to their diverse family of creators as Executive Producer. Maxwell has defined herself as a multidisciplinary leader through her creative and executive producing career, which has spanned the globe for more than a decade. A look at her well-crafted … Continue reading “Florence adds Alli Maxwell as Executive Producer”

Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries.  There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, and … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

Florence Pugh on why she was scared to join the MCU

The Geek loves himself some Florence Pugh. Whether she is terrifying us in something like Midsommer or delighting us with her Academy Award-nominated role in Little Women, she is a talent to behold. So imagine The Geek’s sheer joy when he found out she would play Scarlett Johansson’s sister in Black Widow, the first of … Continue reading “Florence Pugh on why she was scared to join the MCU”

UPDATED: Margot Robbie, Thandie Newton, Florence Pugh join Zoë Bell in “Boss Bitch Challenge”

Last month, our sister publication Reel Chicago reported on an outstanding viral video created by the Chicago Stunt Community. Inspired by stuntman Aaron Toney, (Avengers: Infinity War/End Game and Black Panther), to create a “worldwide fight,” Chicago stuntman Shawn Bernal (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jungle Cruise, Zombieland: Double Tap (2019), Bad Boys for Life) corralled his brothers and sisters, … Continue reading “UPDATED: Margot Robbie, Thandie Newton, Florence Pugh join Zoë Bell in “Boss Bitch Challenge””

Couples, Throuples and Friends Oh my! New Grindr campaign

Los Angeles-based production studio Florence has re-teamed with social network Grindr on their second film campaign, Come Home with Us, a heartfelt look at the spectrum of queer love users have found on the app. The campaign launches with an anthem film directed by Grindr’s in-house Creative Director Evan Sterrett, who also directed Grindr’s first-ever … Continue reading “Couples, Throuples and Friends Oh my! New Grindr campaign”

Marvel debuts new Black Panther 2 trailer

Marvel Studios shared a new trailer and poster for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the action-packed feature film that ventures back to the kingdom of Wakanda, where a new threat emerges from a hidden undersea nation called Talokan. In the film, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora … Continue reading “Marvel debuts new Black Panther 2 trailer”

AFI FEST announces full festival lineup

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for this year’s AFI FEST Film Festival including Bones and all, directed by Academy Award-nominee Luca Guadagnino, Le Pupille, directed by Alice Rohrwacher, Nanny, directed by Nikyatu Jusu, SR., directed by Chris Smith, and Women Talking by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Sarah Polley, which … Continue reading “AFI FEST announces full festival lineup”

Venice Film Festival: Photos from Don’t Worry Darling Red Carpet

An audacious, twisted and visually stunning thriller, Don’t Worry Darling, the powerhouse feature from director Olivia Wilde (Book Smart) that boasts intoxicating performances from Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, made its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival today. The story is about Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) who believe they are lucky to be … Continue reading “Venice Film Festival: Photos from Don’t Worry Darling Red Carpet”

Starbucks wants you to forge your own path

Today, Iris launches its latest integrated brand campaign for Starbucks UK, “Every Table Has a Story” which aims to reinstate Starbucks as an inclusive and inspiring ‘Third Place’ where all are welcome to work, reset, connect and further their passions. As the nation embraces newfound flexibility, there has been a renaissance in working from coffee … Continue reading “Starbucks wants you to forge your own path”

Marvel rocks Hall H with emotional Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer

Even without the astounding and emotionally-packed Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer, Marvel Studios, with its announcements of Phases 4, 5 and 6 would have still easily won the hearts of fans in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. But the Wakanda Forever trailer solidified the win. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and chief creative … Continue reading “Marvel rocks Hall H with emotional Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer”

Creativity abounds as EDITBAR makes moves

Boston’s EDITBAR has announced the representation of three new editors whose work encompasses many genres with story at the heart of each collaboration. Jacks Genega, Louie Cohen and Jon Daniel bring their signature talent to the creative editorial company’s roster of Britt Bellamy – who made waves with her recent contribution to PUMA’s global campaign … Continue reading “Creativity abounds as EDITBAR makes moves”

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”

Snyder’s Justice League earns Best Movie nom from Critics Choice Super Awards

Take that Zack Snyder’s Justice League naysayers! The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced that director’s version of the maligned Joss Whedon release has received a Best Superhero Movie nomination and a nomination for Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot. The nominees for the 2nd Annual Critics Choice Super Awards, honoring the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television … Continue reading “Snyder’s Justice League earns Best Movie nom from Critics Choice Super Awards”

A look at Disney, Marvel and 20th Century Oscar hopefuls

We’re a few weeks out from the Oscar nominations, but we are getting other nominations from the, DGA, PGA, AGD and WGA which are giving us clues as to what may be nominated for the Super Bowl of awards shows. This week, we look at Disney, who is the empire encompassing Marvel, LucasFilm, 20th Century … Continue reading “A look at Disney, Marvel and 20th Century Oscar hopefuls”

Impossible Objects signs creative Polymath Brian Tang

Virtual Production Lab Impossible Objects welcomes director, cinematographer, and VFX artist Brian Tang, who joins the team as director. A world-building lab that utilizes virtual production to tell original stories, Impossible Objects was founded last year by filmmaker Joe Sill and Jerad Anderson, founder of production company FLORENCE. Hailing from New Jersey, Tang draws from … Continue reading “Impossible Objects signs creative Polymath Brian Tang”

The Power of the Dog’ and ‘House of Gucci’ Lead SAG Awards film nominations

Nominees for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced this morning by Rosario Dawson (Dopesick, Go-Big Show) and Vanessa Hudgens (tick, tick…BOOM!, The Princess Switch) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced by SAG Awards Committee Members Jason … Continue reading “The Power of the Dog’ and ‘House of Gucci’ Lead SAG Awards film nominations”

Six reasons why Marvel and Kevin Feige made me believe in Santa

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a hardcore superhero fan. Even more so, I am a hardcore DC Comics fan. For an entire childhood through 40 some years of puberty, I believed Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Hawkgirl were way more heroic and captivating than the likes … Continue reading “Six reasons why Marvel and Kevin Feige made me believe in Santa”

Recap: First three episodes of Hawkeye are on point

WARNING!!! This article contains major spoilers for the first three episodes of the new Marvel series Hawkeye on Disney+! We are currently deep into the MCU’s phase 4 and it has not been disappointing fans! WandaVision showed us how the Scarlet Witch processed her grief, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier gave us a new … Continue reading “Recap: First three episodes of Hawkeye are on point”