WB will launch every 2021 film on HBO Max

This is a game-changer. Today, the Warner Bros. Pictures Group announced that it has committed to releasing its 2021 film slate via a unique, consumer-focused distribution model in which Warner Bros. will continue to exhibit the films theatrically worldwide, while adding an exclusive one month access period on the HBO Max streaming platform in the … Continue reading “WB will launch every 2021 film on HBO Max”

‘Big Bang’s’ Galecki bringing ‘Griswolds’ to HBO Max

CLARK! Hollywood Reporter’s Lesley Goldberg is reporting that crazy vacationing family, The Griswolds, first introduced in National Lampoon’s Vacation, and its subsequent sequels, is coming to HBO Max as a new half hour comedy. Big Bang Theory and The Conners star Johnny Galecki, who appeared in 1989’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation as son Rusty Griswold, is … Continue reading “‘Big Bang’s’ Galecki bringing ‘Griswolds’ to HBO Max”

Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night

The fictional team of AFC Richmond may be enormous losers on Apple TV+’s hit series Ted Lasso, but last night they proved to be big winners. The feel-good soccer-themed ensemble scored four Emmys last night, taking home wins for outstanding comedy, series lead actor (Jason Sudeikis), supporting actress (Hannah Waddingham) and supporting actor (Brett Goldstein). … Continue reading “Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night”

Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?

If you can believe this, it’s already been a year since the subdued, “The Pandemmys” aired. This Sunday, Cedric the Entertainer will host the 73rd Emmys ceremony before a live limited audience on CBS. The traditional Governors Ball will not be held this year (both due to Covid-19 precautions), but that doesn’t mean there won’t … Continue reading “Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?”

Jungle Cruise: Audiences take film on ride all the way to number one

Jungle Cruise, based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt opened #1 not just in the United States, but all over the world this past weekend. According to … Continue reading “Jungle Cruise: Audiences take film on ride all the way to number one”

Dentsu Italy, 10 clients celebrate Pride

Dentsu Italy and the agency’s ten clients (Sky, Nestlé, Very Mobile, Fastweb, Plasmon, KFC, Engie, Pringles, WindTre, Heinz) celebrate Pride with a rainbow creativity — an advertising campaign which launched in newspapers and out of home. It was scheduled for the last two weeks of June. All the companies that chose to join the Dentsu project, … Continue reading “Dentsu Italy, 10 clients celebrate Pride”

And Just Like That: First image from production

Production on the ten-episode series And Just Like That… has begun in New York City. HBO Max has released a first look image with Sarah Jessica Parker reprising the role of “Carrie Bradshaw,” Cynthia Nixon as “Miranda Hobbes,” and Kristin Davis as “Charlotte York.” The new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series Sex and the City, follows … Continue reading “And Just Like That: First image from production”

Courtney Hoffman makes commercial directorial debut for WhatsApp

Today WhatsApp released the final spot from their global privacy campaign, a collaboration with BBDO Berlin. Courtney Hoffman of London-based production company Lief brings a fresh perspective to the “Message Privately” campaign, marking her commercial directing debut with the collection of three spots. Utilizing a rich visual palette, the ads showcase the Facebook-owned app’s end-to-end encryption feature. End-to-end encryption … Continue reading “Courtney Hoffman makes commercial directorial debut for WhatsApp”

Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 395 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Membership selection decisions are based on professional qualifications, with representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority of Academy Aperture 2025.  The 2021 class is 46% … Continue reading “Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites”

Vincent Kartheiser will play Scarecrow on Titans

I always thought Mad Men’s Pete Campbell was kind of creepy. In a weasel way. The Wrap now reports that actor Vincent Kartheiser will go from Mad Man to insane villain as the actor was just cast as Jonathan Crane (aka Scarecrow) on the HBO Max series Titans. According to outlet, as we enter the … Continue reading “Vincent Kartheiser will play Scarecrow on Titans”

Colin Costello wins Best Director at Golden State

The 2021 Golden State Film Festival, now in its 4th year, gave out its awards to the independent films and their filmmakers on March 26. Congrats go out to Reel 360’s and Reel Chicago’s West Coast Editor Colin Costello for winning Best Director of a Web Series/Pilot. During the event, held over ZOOM, while fighting … Continue reading “Colin Costello wins Best Director at Golden State”

Director Adam Wingard on ‘Godzilla vs Kong’

For decades, cinematic titans Godzilla and Kong have been following their own, separate theatrical journeys…until now. Godzilla vs. Kong is a monster-sized event film with heart, humor and enough non-stop action to transcend the genre. This rivalry for the ages fuels an epic adventure that spans the globe to bring these two forces of nature, … Continue reading “Director Adam Wingard on ‘Godzilla vs Kong’”

Warner Bros. releases new photos from ‘Tom and Jerry’

One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner, Kayla (Chloë Grace Moretz), to hire Tom to get rid of him, in director Tim Story’s Tom and Jerry. The ensuing cat … Continue reading “Warner Bros. releases new photos from ‘Tom and Jerry’”

TBS offers to pay three HBCU alumni’s student loans

Historically Black Colleges and Universities are where dreams are made, and this Black History Month, TBS wants to kick off the aspirations of three lucky HBCU alumni by paying their student loans in the network’s first-ever TBS HBCU Cash Out. Collaborating with HBCU alumni Lance Gross and Keshia Knight Pulliam, the interactive social media contest, from … Continue reading “TBS offers to pay three HBCU alumni’s student loans”

Godzilla trades punches with King Kong in first trailer

Aw yeah. Despite the tepid critical and box office response 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters received, who isn’t salivating at the thought of seeing this legend collide with another legend King Kong. We are only two months away from Godzilla vs. Kong makes its debut in theaters and on HBO Max on March 26. … Continue reading “Godzilla trades punches with King Kong in first trailer”

Disney announces plans for 2021 and beyond

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 updates … Continue reading “Disney announces plans for 2021 and beyond”

Disney and Marvel announce early Xmas for fans

Merry Xmas and Happy Hanukkah… early. On Thursday December 10, 2020 Disney hosted their Investor Day Webcast and Reel 360 was there to hear about all the amazing projects they have in the works across their multiple platforms. Marvel Studios Shared their plans for the expansion and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing upcoming … Continue reading “Disney and Marvel announce early Xmas for fans”

AFI Fest features 53% female, 39% BIPOC directed films

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the films that will play in the World Cinema, New Auteurs, Documentary, Cinema’s Legacy, Short Film Competition, Meet the Press Film Festival at AFI FEST and the AFI Conservatory Showcase sections at AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi, completing this year’s festival’s program. The complete AFI FEST program … Continue reading “AFI Fest features 53% female, 39% BIPOC directed films”

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”

DAVID Miami takes top Agency Spot in The One Show

Led by the outstanding awards performance of “Moldy Whopper” for Burger King, DAVID Miami landed the top agency position in the world in The One Show 2020 Global Creative Rankings, revealed today by The One Club for Creativity. “Based on results of this year’s largest global awards program, The One Show 2020 Global Rankings are the definitive measure for … Continue reading “DAVID Miami takes top Agency Spot in The One Show”