Secret celebrates International Women’s Day

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. Secret Deodorant debuted its latest equal representation campaign, “Not The First,” spotlighting some of the most remarkable women in sports today, while paying tribute to the women who paved the way for their professional success. Starring tennis legend Serena Williams, as well as Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA New Orleans Pelicans executive … Continue reading “Secret celebrates International Women’s Day”

Durable Goods Signs Director Tamer Shaaban 

Bicoastal production company Durable Goods has signed director Tamer Shaaban for exclusive representation in North America. Hailed for his visual storytelling combining film, design, and technology, Shaaban has directed commercials and branded content for such clients as Audi, Microsoft, Dove, Lay’s, and the UEFA Champions League. Born to Egyptian parents and splitting time growing up … Continue reading “Durable Goods Signs Director Tamer Shaaban “

Hiatus celebrates 3rd year & welcomes editor Joe Kell

Creative editorial & postproduction boutique Hiatus celebrates its Third Anniversary this month in April and welcomes new Editor Joe Kell. Kell joins the posthouse from Friendshop! in New York. “We are so thrilled to celebrate our third year here at Hiatus,” says Founder/Editor Shane Patrick Ford. Ford adds, “Because we had been working for a long time … Continue reading “Hiatus celebrates 3rd year & welcomes editor Joe Kell”

Film permits increase 43.1% in LA

Some good news for the LA production community. FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional permit activity since the reopening of LA County to on-location filming last June. Over the last thirty-seven weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 5,533 film … Continue reading “Film permits increase 43.1% in LA”

60-year-old publicist celebrates Granny on a Pole

When veteran entertainment industry publicist Makeda Smith first started taking pole dance lessons at the age of 50, she raised eyebrows and concerns about her newfound passion. What started as a personal health and fitness journey however, soon morphed into a dance brand for the ‘granny on a pole.’ Smith created FlyingOver50 as a movement with a … Continue reading “60-year-old publicist celebrates Granny on a Pole”

Burger King gets flamed for women in kitchen tweet

Update: Since this article was published, Burger King U.K. has apologized for and deleted its International Women’s Day tweet. Well, one can always say Burger King U.K.’s heart was in the right place. The fast food giant is currently getting flame broiled on Twitter due to a tweet and full-page New York Times ad it made in … Continue reading “Burger King gets flamed for women in kitchen tweet”

Outfront Media displays ‘HERstory’ on OOH

OUTFRONT Media Inc. kicks off International Women’s Day and will continue to celebrate all month long by showcasing reimagined paper doll designs of women in diverse hobbies, careers, and interests emphasizing that women are unique, unstoppable, and strong. Many women grew up with some form of paper dolls and the options to dress them were … Continue reading “Outfront Media displays ‘HERstory’ on OOH”

For IWD, Snyder releases Wonder Woman teaser

Following teasers featuring Batman and Superman, director Zack Snyder has dropped another character focused tease for Justice League. To mark International Women’s Day, he has spotlighted Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman in action. The new-ish footage starts with Diana on Themyscira, gazing across the ocean as she recalls voices from her past, and Steppenwolf’s decimation of … Continue reading “For IWD, Snyder releases Wonder Woman teaser”

Celebrate IWD with these films from the 2000’s

In honor of International Women’s Day and as a woman in film, we have created a must watch female-centric film list of the 21st century. Since I was a little girl nothing has been more captivating to me than women in film. Standing the test of time, there is nothing more magical and alluring than … Continue reading “Celebrate IWD with these films from the 2000’s”

Wondros welcomes filmmaker Lacey Uhlemeyer

Wondros Collective’s Executive Producer Danielle Peretz continues to expand the commercial/branded content division’s Directorial roster with the signing of Filmmaker Lacey Uhlemeyer. In the New Year, Uhlemeyer shot a second commercial campaign for Amazon, this time via Wondros Collective. Additionally, she has just completed her first short film City of Widows, which is destined for the festival circuit.   “We are continuing to build out our roster with Directors who can work across all genres and categories,” … Continue reading “Wondros welcomes filmmaker Lacey Uhlemeyer”

Ari Weiss elevated to DDB global CCO

DDB Worldwide today announced that Ari Weiss has been promoted to the role of Chief Creative Officer of DDB Worldwide, expanding his role to include creative responsibilities of the global network. Former Leo Burnett co-President and Chief Creative Officer, Britt Nolan, is moving to DDB Worldwide as the CCO of its North American network. He … Continue reading “Ari Weiss elevated to DDB global CCO”

Leo appoints Chris Bergen EVP/Business Director

Chris Bergen was today named Executive Vice President, Business Director at Leo Burnett Chicago. Bergen joins the agency from We Are Unlimited, where he oversaw business leadership, new product launches and communications for the McDonald’s brand. He starts in his new position immediately and will report to Denny Grant, Head of Business Leadership, Leo Burnett … Continue reading “Leo appoints Chris Bergen EVP/Business Director”

Cannes: Filmmaker Eva Lanska

There is so much going on in Cannes this week. Beginning today, The 76th annual festival gets underway, featuring the likes of Spike Lee, Brie Larson, Pedro Almodóvar, Michael Douglas and so many more. This also marks the 5th anniversary of the French Riviera Film Festival, a fabulous short film festival founded by Gotham Chatham and Nicole Muj. During … Continue reading “Cannes: Filmmaker Eva Lanska”

Mammoth Fest to open with Shia LaBeouf film

With Mammoth Film Festival 2023 less than a week away, the festival continues to reveal incredible work being showcased in its 2023 lineup, revealing its opening night premiere announcement and new exciting slate additions. This year is also a true buyers’ market, with previous festivals resulting in a variety of sales across all genres from … Continue reading “Mammoth Fest to open with Shia LaBeouf film”

Diana Flores runs into Reel Ad of the Week

Fifty-one spots aired during the Super Bowl. Some were amazing. Others, meh. And then there were a few that we didn’t get to show special love to, even though we mentioned them in our Top five Super Bowl spots. This NFL spot, starring Diana Flores, from 72andSunny was one of them and why it’s our … Continue reading “Diana Flores runs into Reel Ad of the Week”

Brazil’s Oscar submission to open 14th Film Fest

The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival has announced that the 14th edition of the festival will take place Wednesday, November 15 through Saturday, November 19, in Los Angeles. The festival will open with Gabriel Martins’ Mars One/Marte Um.  The film, produced by Filmes de Plástico, is the official selection to represent Brazil for Best International Feature at the upcoming Oscars and had … Continue reading “Brazil’s Oscar submission to open 14th Film Fest”

Cannes Lions: Agencies react to Scotus decision

Friday morning, SCOTUS issued its most consequential decision in decades by overturning the landmark decision Roe v. Wade. The devastating blow not only shook the United States, but is being felt across the world – most notably at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In May, court’s opinion, drafted by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: Agencies react to Scotus decision”

VMLY&R strengthens creative department with ECD Hira Mohibullah

After building an accomplished career in Asia, Hira Mohibullah will join VMLY&R as executive creative director based in Kansas City. Joining from BBDO Pakistan, Mohibullah is the latest addition to VMLY&R’s growing bench of creative talent, and will focus on working with teams to elevate creative output, leading on key projects, and taking an active … Continue reading “VMLY&R strengthens creative department with ECD Hira Mohibullah”

Gap’s spring campaign boost individuality

This spring, individuality shines through in Gap’s campaign, celebrating a dimensional cast of unique individuals radiating the profound joy that comes with the freedom of being your true self—your best self. Originating from all over the world, Gap’s individuals have defined themselves — a collective of distinct backgrounds, experiences and truths unified by community and … Continue reading “Gap’s spring campaign boost individuality”