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”

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”

A chat with Director / Writer / Producer Layne Marie Williams

After meeting Director / Writer / Producer Layne Marie Williams at a Stage 18 event, Dallas McGee, owner and Executive Producer of production company turned creative agency Pink Hippo, decided he had to have the young auteur on his directing roster. It was not an outlandish wish, as Williams, it turns out, was also a … Continue reading “A chat with Director / Writer / Producer Layne Marie Williams”

FRFF: 4th annual Showcase Panel features Eva Lanska

During the 3rd annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International  will present the fourth annual “Global Entertainment Showcase” a special event that will be held virtually during this year’s Festival de Cannes. To kick off the production team’s third annual FRFF, the online panel event “Global Entertainment Showcase” is scheduled for Sunday, … Continue reading “FRFF: 4th annual Showcase Panel features Eva Lanska”

ArtClass: Director Lacy Uhlemeyer joins roster

Lacey Uhlemeyer has joined bicoastal production company ArtClass as a director for US commercial and branded content representation. Uhlemeyer is known for directing humanity-focused stories for brands — from Nike’s International Women’s Day spot to Amazon’s Brand Truth campaign. A former journalist who has filmed in more than 18 countries, she is passionate about creating content that … Continue reading “ArtClass: Director Lacy Uhlemeyer joins roster”

The Doll: Iranian family grapples with 14-year-old bride

Elahe Esmaili’s short film The Doll holds a mirror up to society on what it is like to survive as a woman in a man’s world. The documentary explores a 14-year-old girl’s underage marriage to a 21-year-old man in Iran, with her 35-year-old father’s consent. As individuals in the family and community have different perspectives, … Continue reading “The Doll: Iranian family grapples with 14-year-old bride”

BBH New York formally unveils new leadership trio

Groundbreaking creativity has always been at the core of BBH New York, and today it unveils its complete leadership team. The agency officially welcomes BBH NY President Amani Duncan and announces the promotion of Tom Callard to Chief Strategy Officer, both of whom are joining Chief Creative Officer Rafael Rizuto. This trio delivers on BBH’s belief in the “power of … Continue reading “BBH New York formally unveils new leadership trio”

REEL WOMEN: Director, Producer Christina Rose

Christina Rose is an American-German director, producer, and screenwriter and is part of the new Hollyworld Movement, bringing entertainment to the global world. Christina has worked in North America (USA, Canada), Europe (Denmark, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria), Africa (the famous Atlas Studios in Ouarzarzate), and Asia (India’s Bollywood). Together with her brother Michael, … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Director, Producer Christina Rose”

REEL WOMEN: Catherine Bull, Spot Welders Editor

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, they are making “Herstory.” Editor Catherine Bull graduated from … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Catherine Bull, Spot Welders Editor”

The New Normal – diverse superheroes save readers

Aza Comics, known for its roster of multicultural female superheroes, is aiming to do all that it can to help save everyone from the Coronavirus blues.   The company has assembled an assortment of online games, puzzles, superhero quizzes, music playlists, dance challenges, Women’s History Month trivia and more to help entertain those who find it … Continue reading “The New Normal – diverse superheroes save readers”