BK dares you to visit other ghostly burger joints

How badly do you want a free Whopper from Burger King? This is pretty friggin’ scary cool. Every year, people seek out the scariest places to test their courage during Halloween. This year, the Burger King brand is revealing a list of the ‘Scary Places’ across the U.S. and it isn’t traditional haunted houses. The … Continue reading “BK dares you to visit other ghostly burger joints”

Unions release joint report for production post COVID

In the next major step toward the resumption of film and television production, the Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the Basic Crafts, and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) today released “The Safe Way Forward,” a Multi-Union Report … Continue reading “Unions release joint report for production post COVID”

SAG-AFTRA releases statement on Rust charges

Last week, Prosecutors made the decision to charge actor Alec Baldwin and the Rust’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, each with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. This came nearly a year after Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western in 2021. Hutchins was killed by a live round of ammunition fired from a prop … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA releases statement on Rust charges”

Iconic news anchor Barbara Walters dies at 93

Pioneer. Trailblazer. Creator. These are words that come to mind when talking about legendary TV news journalist, Barbara Walters. The journalist, who became a household name, passed on December 30. Walters was 93. “Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer … Continue reading “Iconic news anchor Barbara Walters dies at 93”

Sam Swisher joins Native Content and Wild Gift Content

Native Content and Wild Gift Content are excited to announce that Sam Swisher has joined the team as Partner and Head of Sales. Swisher will work alongside Partner/EP Tomer DeVito and Managing Director David Mitchell to develop and implement impactful sales strategies that help broaden the reach of both rosters.   Swisher brings over 20 years of diverse industry … Continue reading “Sam Swisher joins Native Content and Wild Gift Content”

Turo opens door to magical adventure in Fall campaign

In a fantasy-fueled follow-up to its “Find Your Drive” campaign that first launched in Fall 2021, Turo engaged Los Angeles-based creative studio SixTwentySix to catalyze its status as the world’s largest car-sharing marketplace. The new 60-second spot, “Open Doors,” is grounded in real-world possibilities while propelled by magical realism, evoking the feeling of ease and … Continue reading “Turo opens door to magical adventure in Fall campaign”

Havas’ TRIPTK expands to UK

TRIPTK, Havas’ New York-based brand transformation consultancy, is expanding into the UK – launching a new London office within Havas’ flagship King’s Cross (HKX) Village. TRIPTK London, which launches with clients including Diageo, WeTransfer and Rothy’s, will be led by Siobhan Stoves – who joins as Managing Partner after nearly a decade at WPP’s Design … Continue reading “Havas’ TRIPTK expands to UK”

Studios respond to abortion protection demands

AMC Networks, Amazon Studios, Apple TV+, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Paramount, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros. Discovery have responded to letters written and signed by nearly 1,500 writers and directors including 411 female, trans and non-binary TV creators and showrunners, 594 of their male counterparts, and almost 400 directors. The group demanded that AMC Networks, … Continue reading “Studios respond to abortion protection demands”

Kenan Thompson to host 74th Emmys

NBC and the Television Academy announced jointly today that SNL regular Kenan Thompson will host the 74th Emmy Awards. “Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my longtime network family – makes it even more special,” … Continue reading “Kenan Thompson to host 74th Emmys”

Law & Order crew member shot in AM ambush

Shocking news from Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: Organized Crime set. Multiple outlets are reporting a crew member was shot and killed, early Tuesday morning, hours before filming was set to begin on the show’s third season. According to Variety, which broke the story, an unnamed 31-year-old crew member was sitting in his car at … Continue reading “Law & Order crew member shot in AM ambush”

VMLY&R expands experience design division

VMLY&R announces the expansion of its experience design (XD) division with two executive appointments. Kaleeta McDade joins as chief experience design officer, North America, to jointly lead the agency’s growing experience design team alongside Eric Looney who has been a leader on the XD team for the last five years. In her new role, McDade will bridge … Continue reading “VMLY&R expands experience design division”

Rémy Martin celebrates Sidecar Magic hour

On the evening of June 21st, Rémy Martin kicked off the summer solstice with a celebration in honor of their newest multi-faceted creative campaign, “The Rémy Sidecar Magic Hour” at the Williamsburg Hotel rooftop in New York City.  Centered around the magic of summer, The Rémy Sidecar Magic Hour invited cocktail aficionados around the country to … Continue reading “Rémy Martin celebrates Sidecar Magic hour”

WGA condemns SCOTUS decision on Roe v. Wade

By a 5-4 count, SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion. The opinion is the most consequential and influential Supreme Court decision in decades and will transform the landscape of women’s reproductive health in America.   The landmark decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to abortion had … Continue reading “WGA condemns SCOTUS decision on Roe v. Wade”

Backlot founder unveils doc with Morgan Freeman

Backlot Founder/Director Dana Richie is proud to unveil her collaboration with Morgan Freeman’s independent movie production company, Revelations Entertainment, on the feature documentary Kumari Girls, and another with EP/Tech Veteran Stephany Zamora on the feature documentary Trustworthy. The joint feature documentary project, Kumari Girls, tells the fascinating, exotic story of the living goddess culture in Nepal. The film captures the … Continue reading “Backlot founder unveils doc with Morgan Freeman”

RIP Grace and Frankie

There is bad news for those of us who just can’t get enough of Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie.   Netflix released Part 2 (Episodes 705 – 716) of the seventh and final season of Grace and Frankie at the end of April. The release may have led fans of the hilarious series to question (and … Continue reading “RIP Grace and Frankie”

AICP Week returns with new format for presenting

AICP Week is back (Yay!), and with it comes a new format for presenting and celebrating the winning work in the Awards competitions: the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards. The full program of winners in each show will be screened during the day … Continue reading “AICP Week returns with new format for presenting”

Smashburger challenges Burger Foodies to not settle

Our friends at Smashburger has partnered with creative and media agency Partners + Napier on a new evolution of the “Smashed It” campaign, inspiring burger foodies to never settle in life and to “Smash It” in everything they do.  “There are a lot of burger joints out there, and the reality is that most of … Continue reading “Smashburger challenges Burger Foodies to not settle”

SAG-AFTRA ratifies 2022 Commercials contracts

Ad agency creatives and producers, as well as production companies, can rest easy. Members of SAG-AFTRA today overwhelmingly voted to ratify the 2022 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract and the 2022 SAG-AFTRA Audio Commercials Contract. The vote was 92.25% in favor. The agreement reflects important structural changes in the industry, especially in digital streaming commercials. The key … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA ratifies 2022 Commercials contracts”

MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards

Last night, the shots Awards held The Americas Ceremony in Hollywood. Production company, MJZ, along with work anti-gun violence creative from Leo Burnett, BBDO and States United to Prevent Gun Violence came away the big winners. With the pandemic causing the previous last two awards shows to go digital-only, this celebration of creative campaigns from North and … Continue reading “MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards”

Hotels.com wants you to find your perfect somewhere

Today, Hotels.com unveiled its new creative platform, “Find Your Perfect Somewhere,” in a series of :30 ads that redefine the travel brand as a hotel matchmaker, not a directory. This is the first campaign Hotels.com has created in collaboration with its new creative agency partner, Wieden+Kennedy Portland, as it seeks to emphasize how the brand … Continue reading “Hotels.com wants you to find your perfect somewhere”