‘Game of Thrones’ finale torches previous ratings

2+ The Iron Throne wasn’t the only thing incinerated during the series finale of Game of Thrones. Ratings were as well, as a record 19.3 million tuned in for the divisive series finale. Across HBO’s platforms (linear, HBO GO and HBO NOW), the finale easily beat the previous week’s record setting episode, “The Bells” 18.4 … Continue reading “‘Game of Thrones’ finale torches previous ratings”

Penultimate ‘Game of Thrones’ delivers ultimate ratings

2+ Game of Thrones’ controversial penultimate episode, entitled “The Bells,” which aired this past Sunday, was watched by a record 18.4 million viewers across HBO’s platforms (linear, HBO GO and HBO NOW), exceeding the previous series high of 17.8 million viewers two weeks ago for the episode “The Long Night,” focusing on the Battle of … Continue reading “Penultimate ‘Game of Thrones’ delivers ultimate ratings”

‘Game of Thrones’ premiere draws record audience

2+ The fight for the Iron Throne is back and it’s back big. Game of Throne’s final season 8 premiere was watched by a record 17.4 million viewers Sunday night, April 14, across HBO’s platforms (linear, HBOGO and HBO NOW), exceeding the previous series high of 16.9 million viewers for the season seven finale. Compared … Continue reading “‘Game of Thrones’ premiere draws record audience”

HBO reveals running times for final 6 ‘Game of Thrones’

1+ Hold onto your dragon, Daenerys Targaryen. HBO has confirmed the debut dates and estimated running times for the final six episodes of Game of Thrones. Season 8 will debut on Sunday April 14 and air its final original episode on May 19. It was originally believed that these episodes would rival movie running times … Continue reading “HBO reveals running times for final 6 ‘Game of Thrones’”

Dinklage, Ogilvy, FCB, Cisco, the Clios, DK in the news

Tyrion has traded his world of dragons, thrones and white walkers to enter the world of technology in a new spot for Cisco from Ogilvy, Chicago.

Featuring Peter Dinklage from “Game of Thrones,” which just wrapped Season 7 on HBO, the three-minute spot ponders some provocative questions. It introduces the world to Cisco’s new “interest-based networking” solutions. The campaign is titled “The Network. Intuitive.”

The solutions will help clients speed up digital operations and protect against future cyber attacks.

Watch visually stunning trailer for ‘Raised by Wolves’ on HBO Max

1+ It’s rare The Reel 360 Team collectively says, “Wow!” after watching a trailer. But yes, Wow! From executive producer Ridley Scott, Raised by Wolves centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling … Continue reading “Watch visually stunning trailer for ‘Raised by Wolves’ on HBO Max”

‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26

2+ Netflix dominated the 72nd Emmy nominee count on Tuesday with 160 nominations, setting a new record for the most nominations for a single network or streaming platform. HBO meanwhile, came in second with 107 nominees, down from last year’s 137, which were buoyed by Game of Thrones’ record 32 nods. The cable network had … Continue reading “‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26”

All Lives Can’t Matter unless Black Lives Matter

2+ To support the ongoing fight for racial justice for the Black community, the Ad Council and R/GA have launched a new PSA from the iconic Love Has No Labels campaign to inspire all Americans to fight for racial equality in America. And it’s our Reel Ad of the Week for the truth it speaks about our lives. … Continue reading “All Lives Can’t Matter unless Black Lives Matter”

DC and HBO Max announce new digital comic series

1+ Three new comic book superheroes are taking it to the “max” in a brand-new original digital comic book series titled, To The Max, published by DC, in collaboration with HBO Max. To The Max will feature stories about ordinary people achieving their maximum potential after they transform into extraordinary superheroes with the help of another new character, Max … Continue reading “DC and HBO Max announce new digital comic series”

Under new guidelines CGI recommended for sex scenes

2+ Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Dept. of Public Health announced that the state, under certain conditions, can reopen for film production on June 12. That is great news for all in the film, TV and advertising industries. But what do these new conditions mean specifically for performers? We reported last month, … Continue reading “Under new guidelines CGI recommended for sex scenes”

Details about ‘Supergirl’ Season 5 Blu-ray and DVD

1+ Adventure awaits as one of TV’s favorite DC Super Heroes flies into homes with the release of Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray and DVD on September 8, 2020 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Fans can purchase the sets which, in addition to all 19 super-powered episodes from season five, also contains “The Best … Continue reading “Details about ‘Supergirl’ Season 5 Blu-ray and DVD”

HBO Max launches today

2+ WarnerMedia’s highly anticipated streaming platform, HBO Max, has officially launched today, featuring a leading collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia’s legendary catalog and a roster of new Max Originals, plus fan-favorite acquired franchises and films. The launch of HBO Max is the culmination of efforts over the past year to bring the best of … Continue reading “HBO Max launches today”

Fonda, Freeman, Santana host Artists for Amazonia

2+ On May 28, 2020, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, and numerous other artists will join indigenous leaders, scientists, and a broad coalition of NGOs in hosting Artists United for Amazonia: Protecting the Protectors, a global livestream event. The event is being produced by Artists for Amazonia. The two-hour event, to run from … Continue reading “Fonda, Freeman, Santana host Artists for Amazonia”

Universal gives ‘Candyman’ the hook until September

1+ Due to the global health crisis at hand, most U.S. theaters are expected to remain closed through most of the summer, Universal Pictures, which has already pushed the latest entries in the F9 and the Minions franchises back to 2021, has decided to push back their upcoming Candyman sequel/reboot from June 12 to September 25. The decision comes just … Continue reading “Universal gives ‘Candyman’ the hook until September”

Alkemy X hires two for its New York office

2+ Alkemy X has hired VFX Supervisors Bilali Mack and Erin Nash in its NYC office. Mack comes to Alkemy X from MPC, where he supervised and executed VFX on spots for top brands including Adidas, Sonos, Google and BMW. Nash joins the team from FuseFX where he served as Head of 2D, leveraging his … Continue reading “Alkemy X hires two for its New York office”

Billie Eilish sweeps subdued night at 62nd Grammys

2+ It was an understandably somber night at The 62nd Grammys as news of the devastating deaths of former LA Laker Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter, Gianna, 13, sank in. Having the awards show in the house that, “Kobe built,” cast an even more solemn shadow over the event. Host Alicia Keys, with her … Continue reading “Billie Eilish sweeps subdued night at 62nd Grammys”

‘1917’ wins Producers Guild Award for Best Picture

1+ Officially consider Sam Mendes harrowing World War 1 drama, 1917, as the frontrunner to win the Oscar for Best Picture. One of the awards season’s marquee events, the Producers Guild Awards celebrates the finest producing work of the year, and gives the Guild an opportunity to honor some of the living legends who have … Continue reading “‘1917’ wins Producers Guild Award for Best Picture”

Phoenix, Aniston, ‘Parasite’ & other SAG winners

1+ Even with no Ricky Gervais to hurl insults at Hollywood royalty and their plant-based menu, The SAG Awards presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2019 at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall. And did you see that … Continue reading “Phoenix, Aniston, ‘Parasite’ & other SAG winners”

We predict the 2020 SAG Award Winners

1+ With last night’s Producer Guild Awards, awards season is now underway in Hollywood. Every weekend, everyone in the industry, from animators to VFX folks, will be attending dinners and after parties somewhere in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. And it will all culminate on February 9th at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood with the Oscars. … Continue reading “We predict the 2020 SAG Award Winners”

James Corden is a “fat pussy” & other Ricky Gervais jokes

3+ Last night, “Awards Season” kicked off in Beverly Hills with the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. As is the case in recent years, the host was bigger news than the winners. Controversial host, Ricky Gervais, returned for a fifth and what he claims to be, “his last time,” as host of the ceremony. Standing … Continue reading “James Corden is a “fat pussy” & other Ricky Gervais jokes”