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””

Zach Braff joins m ss ng p eces as director

Award-winning production studio m ss ng p eces has proudly announced the latest addition to their directorial roster, none other than the multi-talented Zach Braff. Known for his diverse talents in directing, acting, writing, and producing, Braff’s extensive body of work spans both the silver screen and television. Braff gained prominence for his contributions in … Continue reading “Zach Braff joins m ss ng p eces as director”

Barbie beats Oppenheimer for #1 at the box office

It’s official, “Barbenheimer” is upon us and between Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, it has been the biggest summer blockbuster weekend at the box office since 2019! Head to head, Barbie is victorious at the box office while Oppenheimer has Barbie beat with the critics’ scores. The weekend’s box office performance, totaling a … Continue reading “Barbie beats Oppenheimer for #1 at the box office”

Marvel’s Thunderbolts delayed due to strike

The Writers Guild of America’s strike against the AMPTP is beginning to do more harm to the MCU than a Thanos snap. Marvel Studios has paused production indefinitely on Jake Schreier’s Thunderbolts. The superhero film, which combined an assortment of Marvel borderline villains including Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier), Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova), Wyatt Russell (John Walker/U.S. … Continue reading “Marvel’s Thunderbolts delayed due to strike”

Writers strike hammers stake through Marvel’s Blade

Marvel has reportedly paused production on its upcoming reboot of Blade starring Mahershala Ali as the titular character. After mulitple pauses, it seemed as though the film about the vampire-slaying daywalker was on track to go before the cameras in June. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Marvel Studios is halting pre-production on the film immediately … Continue reading “Writers strike hammers stake through Marvel’s Blade”

Cannes Lions announces 2023 Jury members

Cannes Lions has revealed the line-up of global experts selected to award the world’s very best creative and effective work and benchmark excellence this June. Work from across the globe will be judged, awarded and celebrated during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, running from 19-23 June 2023.  Announced today are 290 experts from across … Continue reading “Cannes Lions announces 2023 Jury members”

Watch Yellowjackets trailer before Friday’s premiere

Showtime has released the official trailer for season two of the Emmy-nominated drama Yellowjackets.  Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson (Narcos), Yellowjackets is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from … Continue reading “Watch Yellowjackets trailer before Friday’s premiere”

Complete list of DGA Award Winners

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2022 were announced tonight during the 75th Annual DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for Everything Everywhere All at Once. In a special announcement, … Continue reading “Complete list of DGA Award Winners”

Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win

Time to show your respect. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter now truly rules The Grammys as the most decorated artist in history. However, it was Harry Styles and Lizzo who kept Queen B from taking it all as they won Album of the Year and Record of the Year respectively. Sunday night The Recording Academy held their annual … Continue reading “Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win”

Iconic news anchor Barbara Walters dies at 93

Pioneer. Trailblazer. Creator. These are words that come to mind when talking about legendary TV news journalist, Barbara Walters. The journalist, who became a household name, passed on December 30. Walters was 93. “Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer … Continue reading “Iconic news anchor Barbara Walters dies at 93”

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”