New Air Wick campaign benefits WWF

1+ Our friends at Havas New York have launched a new ad campaign for Air Wick called “One Square Foot,” which announces the brand’s commitment to restore and protect nature. One Square Foot celebrates the partnership between Air Wick Scented Oils and World Wildlife Fund, which will reseed 1 billion square-feet of native wildflowers and grassland … Continue reading “New Air Wick campaign benefits WWF”

AKKURAT welcomes Amber Grace Johnson to roster

2+ London & Los Angeles-based creative company Object & Animal and Berlin-based creative label AKKURAT Studios have announced American director Amber Grace Johnson is joining AKKURAT for exclusive representation in Germany. A pragmatic upshot of the two companies’ close working relationship, the announcement is made jointly by Object & Animal UK & US heads Dominic … Continue reading “AKKURAT welcomes Amber Grace Johnson to roster”

Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

1+ 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, … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

Fallon works out with John Cena for Michelob ULTRA

1+ With the Super Bowl coming fast and furious this weekend most brands, some have taken a pause due to Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, are rolling out their teasers and spots to showcase the $5.6 million they have paid for a :30-second slot. Now Michelob ULTRA and agency FCB New York are presenting theirs featuring … Continue reading “Fallon works out with John Cena for Michelob ULTRA”

Watch the trailer for Bob Odenkirk’s ‘Nobody’

1+ Sometimes the man you don’t notice is the most dangerous of all. Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, The Post, Nebraska) stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated, overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, … Continue reading “Watch the trailer for Bob Odenkirk’s ‘Nobody’”

gnet pumps out Keanu Reeves ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ spot

1+ Cyberpunk 2077, an open-world, action-adventure story from CD PROJEKT RED, is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 19th, 2020, with the version for Google Stadia set to launch the same year. Besides Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, John Wick), the cast features Michael-Leon Wooley, Grimes, Samuel Barnett, Jason Hightower, Mark Holden … Continue reading “gnet pumps out Keanu Reeves ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ spot”

Kia unleashes most powerful midsize sedan in live stream

1+ Kia Motors America today is kicking off a multi-channel marketing campaign in support of the all-new 2021 K5. True to Kia Motors America (KMA) “Give It Everything” philosophy, the wide-reaching, real-time “K5 Live,” effort will reset expectations by placing Kia’s most powerful mid-size sedan in situations previously untouched in this traditionally conservative category.   The … Continue reading “Kia unleashes most powerful midsize sedan in live stream”

‘Dark Knight,’ ‘American Pickle,’ coming to HBO Max

1+ Christopher Nolan’s brilliant The Dark Knight, which was arguably a game-changer for superhero films when it was released in 2008, is now finding a new home on streamer HBO Max. From blockbuster films to star-studded new original series, there’s plenty of content to enjoy this August on HBO Max. Max Originals debuting in the … Continue reading “‘Dark Knight,’ ‘American Pickle,’ coming to HBO Max”

AGC Studios casts Jonas, Fishburne in ‘Blacksmith’

1+ Golden Globe and Grammy nominated actor, singer, and songwriter Nick Jonas (Jumanji franchise, Midway) and Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne (Matrix franchise, John Wick franchise, Man of Steel, Mission: Impossible III) have signed on to The Blacksmith, which Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios will finance and produce. Pierre Morel (Taken) will direct the action thriller, … Continue reading “AGC Studios casts Jonas, Fishburne in ‘Blacksmith’”

Framestore appoints Sinha as head of Mumbai studio

1+ Akhauri P. Sinha has been appointed by Framestore as the head of its new, purpose-built Mumbai studio. Akhauri joins from Method, where he was Managing Director of the studio’s Indian operations. He will report directly to Framestore’s Global Managing Director, Film, Fiona Walkinshaw, and will be responsible for setting up Framestore’s newest office, a state-of-the-art … Continue reading “Framestore appoints Sinha as head of Mumbai studio”

WB sets release dates for ‘Flash,’ ‘Matrix’ & ‘Shazam 2’

3+ We finally have a release date for The Flash. Maybe this time with IT and IT: Chapter 2’s Andrés Muschietti at the helm, the long-delayed film about the Scarlet Speedster will actually happen. WB also set release dates for The Matrix 4, Shazam 2 and a slew of other films. According to Deadline, The … Continue reading “WB sets release dates for ‘Flash,’ ‘Matrix’ & ‘Shazam 2’”

‘Matrix’ casts two more for upcoming production

1+ Warner Bros‘ The Matrix revival is gearing up for production, presumably in Chicago, for early next year. Thus the final cast members are being added. Last night, Comic Book Movie News reported that Mindhunter and Frozen II star Jonathan Groff had signed on in an undisclosed role. Now Deadline reports that Toby Onwumere will reunite with Sense8 co-creator Lana Wachowski … Continue reading “‘Matrix’ casts two more for upcoming production”

New ‘Joker’ film will not screen in Aurora

1+ There is growing angst and concern about Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix’s dark take on the iconic Batman villain Joker. If you remember on July 20, 2012, a nightmare happened in a theater in Aurora, Colorado. Right before Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight screened, James Eagan Holmes, dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear … Continue reading “New ‘Joker’ film will not screen in Aurora”

Holy S***Balls! “Deadpool 2” soundtrack is out

5+ Sony Music has released the official soundtrack to the highly-anticipated Deadpool 2. The score from award-winning composer Tyler Bates (John Wick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Watchmen) is now available digitally to stream and download. Fans can now hear the first-ever “parental guidance” tagged score album and look forward to explicit numbers such as “Holy … Continue reading “Holy S***Balls! “Deadpool 2” soundtrack is out”

Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards

0 Last night, the Costume Designers Guild, held its 23rd awards show honoring the best in film, television and short-form costume design. Winners of the virtual ceremony were announced over Twitter. The awards show was hosted by actress Lana Condor. Virtual presenters included Rose Byrne, Andra Day, O-T Fagbenle, Regina King, Carey Mulligan and Amanda Seyfried. “We’ve had to come together … Continue reading “Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards”

Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS

1+ The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) announced winners of its 8th Annual MUAHS Awards, presented by HASK Beauty, in 21 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. The hybrid virtual gala was held on Saturday night, April 3, 2021, before an audience of more than 1,000 worldwide. Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, Anthony Anderson, star and executive … Continue reading “Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS”

Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners

1+ The Screen Actors Guild celebrated the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2020 at the 27th Annual SAG Awards, which aired Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS. This year’s awards was a brisk one-hour celebration that highlighted and expanded on the show’s signature “I Am An Actor” stories through funny and intimate … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

‘Nomadland’ takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards

1+ As begin to place our bets on what will win at the Oscars, we now have two pretty safe wagers – Ma Rainey’s Chadwick Boseman for Best Actor and now, Nomadland for Best Picture. The Producers Guild of America Awards awarded Chloé Zhao’s opus with their top prize. The film rode past Emerald Fennell’s … Continue reading “‘Nomadland’ takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards”

SNL Director yaks it up with Hanes Total Support Pouch

2+ How does one manifest a mechanical yak and a Hanes spokesman named Hans in a single campaign? You pair up SNL Director Paul Briganti and Tony Cavalero from HBO’s Righteous Gems for Hanes’ Total Support Pouch product launch. When the pandemic hit, Hanes’ 100-year heritage of innovation and obsession with comfort became more important … Continue reading “SNL Director yaks it up with Hanes Total Support Pouch”