2021 Grammys postponed until March

1+ It just seems like last year that we were reporting on awards shows, conferences and film festivals being postponed or going virtual due to COVID-19. Here we go again. The 63rd Grammy Awards reportedly will not take place Jan. 31 at Staples Center, as had been planned. Trevor Noah was scheduled to host the … Continue reading “2021 Grammys postponed until March”

Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees

1+ The 63rd Grammy Awards are right around the corner, airing (earlier than usual) Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now. After 40 years, Ken Ehrlich, the show’s producer has retired, and Ben Winston (known for his work on James Corden’s late-night show and Carpool Karaoke) will helm the awards production. … Continue reading “Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees”

Grammy’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ tribute to Prince tonight

1+ Tonight, we go crazy as CBS celebrates the life and legacy of Prince, who died four years ago today after an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Filmed January 28th, the April 21 air date marks the four-year anniversary of the superstar’s passing.   Performing songs from the Purple One’s renowned catalog, the … Continue reading “Grammy’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ tribute to Prince tonight”

RadicalMedia’s Mills directs Grammys promo ‘Underdog’

2+ Only 2% of popular music is produced by women. Two percent. That’s terrible. RadicalMedia’s director Mollie Mills teamed with TBWA\Chiat\Day LA to create Underdog, a promo spot for The Grammys. This video highlights an all female choir performing Underdog by Alicia Keys. The choir is made up of women of all ages, colors and body … Continue reading “RadicalMedia’s Mills directs Grammys promo ‘Underdog’”

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”

Reel 360 at Grammy party to celebrate DMC|Gallery

1+ Tomorrow, even with its latest scandals, the biggest night in music – The Grammy Awards – will go on. So, you know what that means, the parties and events leading up to the Grammys are definitely happening. Thursday night, the Morrison Hotel Gallery, the world leader in fine art music photography, partnered with Equinox, the global … Continue reading “Reel 360 at Grammy party to celebrate DMC|Gallery”

Ariana Grande to perform at 2020 Grammy Awards

3+ Big news for Arianators: Ariana Grande took to social media to announce she’ll be performing at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26 live from Los Angeles! The Grammy winner is nominated in five categories this year, including Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for thank you, next. Record Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Perfomance … Continue reading “Ariana Grande to perform at 2020 Grammy Awards”

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead Grammy noms

2+ Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X leading the pack of nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards. Eight, six and six respectively. The nominations were live-streamed and read on CBS This Morning. Bebe Rexha, returning host Alicia Keys, Gayle King, Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, and Chair of the Board of Trustees … Continue reading “Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead Grammy noms”

Six-time Grammy winner Dr. John dies at 77

3+ He had the look of a pimp. And the soul of a funky, voodoo high priest. Legendary New Orleans-based musician Dr. John, also known as “The Night Tripper,” died at the age of 77, his family announced in a tweet. He died of a heart attack early on Thursday morning. “Towards the break of … Continue reading “Six-time Grammy winner Dr. John dies at 77”

Mastercard, Hudson support Black Businesswomen

1+ Black women-owned businesses are vital to our economy and are amongst the hardest hit by the impacts of the pandemic. Today, Mastercard and Jennifer Hudson are announcing the Strivers Initiative, a consumer-facing platform, elevating the visibility of Black female business owners overcoming obstacles to maintain and grow their business, as role models for the community and future generations. … Continue reading “Mastercard, Hudson support Black Businesswomen”

Washington Square Films signs director Lana Wilson

1+ Commercial production company Washington Square Films has signed Emmy-winning director Lana Wilson for commercial representation. Transformative quests for meaning and humanity, driven by unfettered hope against all odds, connect her diverse body of work across documentaries, short films and episodic. Wilson’s most recent film, the Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana, peers beyond the sold-out … Continue reading “Washington Square Films signs director Lana Wilson”

Is Springsteen appearing in Jeep Super Bowl LV spot?

1+ Keeping their effort under wraps, Jeep announced it will debut one commercial during this Sunday’s Big Game telecast. The spot will air in the second half of the game. And the big question about the secretive spot is if it will feature Grammy-winning artist Bruce Springsteen in his first Super Bowl spot. Last year, the brand … Continue reading “Is Springsteen appearing in Jeep Super Bowl LV spot?”

Bud Light’s new Super Bowl spot is… legendary

1+ It’s like watching The Avengers of Beer come assemble. Today, Bud Light unveiled a legendary Super Bowl LV TVC that reunites notable Bud Light characters in one epic commercial, including Grammy-nominated artist Post Malone, Cedric the Entertainer, the “I Love You, Man” guy, the Bud Knight, Oracle Susana and more, as they all come … Continue reading “Bud Light’s new Super Bowl spot is… legendary”

Stella Artois, Lenny Kravitz inspire in Super Bowl film

1+ While its headliner brand, Budweiser, will be missing the Super Bowl, AB InBev’s other brands will be on the big game. Stella Artois has just dropped its spot which features Grammy Award-winning rock musician Lenny Kravitz. The brand will use its stage at Super Bowl LV to spread a piece of investment advice that … Continue reading “Stella Artois, Lenny Kravitz inspire in Super Bowl film”

Kunis, Kutcher star in Cheetos Super Bowl TVC

1+ Pepsi may not be dominating the Super Bowl like it has, well almost every year, but that doesn’t mean other brands won’t be taking over. After reclaiming its Super Bowl icon status last year, today Cheetos unveiled this year’s full TVC for Super Bowl LV, It Wasn’t Me. In the commercial, created by Goodby, … Continue reading “Kunis, Kutcher star in Cheetos Super Bowl TVC”

Bacardí Rum drops world premiere of Conga remake

1+ It’s here. Following a worldwide call for voice and dance submissions in November – today, Bacardí debuted the official music video and full song for the first-ever remake of global hit single, Conga feat. Meek Mill, Leslie Grace, Produced by Boi-1da. Incorporating fan submissions from around the world, the world’s most awarded rum brand is once again … Continue reading “Bacardí Rum drops world premiere of Conga remake”

Salt-N-Pepa talk up new biopic, name and advice

1+ Last weekend, Lifetime brought the story of one of the best female rap groups in history to the small screen. Epic hip hop artists Salt-N-Pepa —Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandra “Pepa” Denton and Deidra DJ Spinderella” Roper –executive produced their spicy three hour, biography film, which can be streamed through the cable network’s VoD platform. … Continue reading “Salt-N-Pepa talk up new biopic, name and advice”

Heather Heller, Francis Lawrence form VANDAL

1+ Producer Heather Heller and director Francis Lawrence, the award-winning duo behind some of the most arresting commercials and music videos of the past two decades, have launched VANDAL, a media production boutique creating premium content across all platforms. VANDAL represents established spot helmers alongside directors at the top of their game in features, television, … Continue reading “Heather Heller, Francis Lawrence form VANDAL”

Disney announces plans for 2021 and beyond

2+ On Thursday December 10, 2020, The Walt Disney Company hosted their webcast for Their Investor Day. Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, and Bob Iger, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, led the virtual event, which included presentations from leaders of the company’s content and distribution teams, along with financial … Continue reading “Disney announces plans for 2021 and beyond”