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”

WarnerMedia secures Issa Rae for five years

Today, WarnerMedia announced a five-year overall deal with Issa Rae, extending their relationship with the Emmy-nominated creator, executive producer and star of HBO’s Emmy-winning Insecure.  The deal is exclusive to WarnerMedia for all forms of television, to include HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television, and a first-look for features with Warner Bros. Pictures Group, New … Continue reading “WarnerMedia secures Issa Rae for five years”

‘Wassup’ with Budweiser? A second spot w/Issa Rae

After a successful re-launch of their iconic ‘wassup’ campaign with D-Nice, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, as well a revamped audio track of the original 1999 spot, Budweiser has unveiled another contemporary and timely version of its commercial as a reminder for America to prioritize check-ins with loved ones as the country endures unprecedented social … Continue reading “‘Wassup’ with Budweiser? A second spot w/Issa Rae”

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?”

Emmy Awards: HBO, HBO Max lead with 130 noms

Hosted by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) from Los Angeles and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting), the 73rd Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning. HBO and HBO Max have received 130 Emmy nominations. Leading the series was Misha Green’s hit, Lovecraft Country. The series was nominated for 18 awards, the most of all the platform’s series. Besides … Continue reading “Emmy Awards: HBO, HBO Max lead with 130 noms”

Emmy: WandaVision, The Crown, Mandalorian

Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced today recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees. The live virtual ceremony was hosted by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) from Los Angeles and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) from New York along with … Continue reading “Emmy: WandaVision, The Crown, Mandalorian”

Barnstorm VFX signs VFX Editor Ashish Raisinghani

Barnstorm VFX, an Emmy-nominated VFX studio specializing in high-quality digital effects, design, and production, has signed Ashish Raisinghani, whom they say embodies the pioneering ingenuity, daring creativity, and freewheeling spirit of the first aviators. Raisinghani is a highly sought-after VFX Editor who has worked on major, award-winning projects for some of the biggest artists in … Continue reading “Barnstorm VFX signs VFX Editor Ashish Raisinghani”

ArtClass signs director Shaun Collings

Bicoastal production company ArtClass has signed Director Shaun Collings for representation. Collings is a versatile director and creative director known for his design-driven storytelling. His body of work encompasses projects for Under Armour, Acura, General Mills, Oculus, Nike, TaylorMade, and ESPN, the latter of which included the award-winning deepfake-style spot for the network’s The Last … Continue reading “ArtClass signs director Shaun Collings”

Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms

NAACP announced its nominees for the organization’s 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and those who promote social justice through their creative work. Brands across WarnerMedia’s portfolio like Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO Max, HBO and TBS received nominations across 30 different categories … Continue reading “Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms”

Female directors kick ass in Golden Globe noms… finally

“And here are the all-male nominees.” Natalie Portman remarked as she presented the award for best director  at The Golden Globes in 2018.  The actress made headlines for calling out the lack of female directing nominees, not just in 2018 but throughout history.  Just last year, in 2020, Issa Rae unveiled the nominees for the 92nd Academy … Continue reading “Female directors kick ass in Golden Globe noms… finally”

Saturday Morning expands Board of Directors

Saturday Morning, the award-winning creative collective, announced the expansion of its board of directors beyond its four founders – Keith Cartwright, Geoff Edwards, Jayanta Jenkins and Kwame Taylor-Hayford. The group is bringing in five outside leaders who add broad business, educational, and entertainment industry experience to provide expertise as Saturday Morning pursues its mission to … Continue reading “Saturday Morning expands Board of Directors”

‘Insecure’ to end after upcoming Season 5

The Emmy-winning HBO comedy series Insecure will conclude with its upcoming fifth season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “Issa has turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy,” said Gravitt. “The show is as incisive as it is heartfelt, and it has resonated strongly with its audience because of the … Continue reading “‘Insecure’ to end after upcoming Season 5”

Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys”

Last night, in front of a mostly empty Staples Center, The Television Academy celebrated the 72nd Emmy Awards – or since we are in a pandemic “The PandEmmys” – recognizing excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2019-2020 television season. Unlike any broadcast preceding it, the virtual awards were hosted Jimmy Kimmel, featured … Continue reading “Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys””

Second night of 2020 Creative Emmy Winners

The Television Academy hosted the second of its five 2020 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremonies honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television at Emmys.com. The ceremony awarded many talented artists and craftspeople in the categories of Variety Programming. The ceremony was hosted by Emmy-nominated host Nicole Byer and featured presenters from some of the … Continue reading “Second night of 2020 Creative Emmy Winners”

Chadwick Boseman ‘Black Panther’ dead at 43

The Reel 360 team is heartbroken. Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has died at 43. His Twitter account reported that he had been battling colon cancer. Boseman also appeared in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, Get on Up, 42 and Draft Day. “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” the statement … Continue reading “Chadwick Boseman ‘Black Panther’ dead at 43”

‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26

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 had … Continue reading “‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26”

HBO feels secure about renewing ‘Insecure’

HBO has renewed comedy series Insecure for a fifth season, it was announced by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. Season four series regulars include Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Alexander Hodge. “We’re thrilled that Issa, Prentice, and the whole Insecure team will be getting back together for a fifth … Continue reading “HBO feels secure about renewing ‘Insecure’”

Filmmaker hangs Trump ‘Death Clock’ in Times Square

Upon a visit to New York City’s Times Square one expects to have their senses disrupted with the mass of spectacularly flashy, in your face billboards from Coca-Cola to Sony. Now, with the tourist mecca void of life, due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is now a new electronic billboard they are missing out on. … Continue reading “Filmmaker hangs Trump ‘Death Clock’ in Times Square”

HBO celebrates ‘Insecure’ premiere w/ Virtual Block Party

In celebration of the season four premiere of hit comedy Insecure, HBO will host its fourth annual block party for the series virtually. Starting on Sunday, April 12 at 8:00PM ET, the four-part VIRTUAL BLOCK PARTY lineup will feature a Q&A with Insecure creator and star Issa Rae and the cast on her Instagram Live, an Instagram Live DJ set … Continue reading “HBO celebrates ‘Insecure’ premiere w/ Virtual Block Party”

Anita Nicole-Brown, actress and diabetic activist

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.” Meet Anita Nicole Brown. She’s … Continue reading “Anita Nicole-Brown, actress and diabetic activist”