Hoop Dreams scripted series coming to HBO Max via Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad

Warner Bros. TV has announced that Lena Waithe (The Chi, Master of None, Queen & Slim, Ready Player One) has inked a new deal that will bring the acclaimed documentary Hoop Dreams to HBO Max as a scripted series. Hoop Dreams is a 1994 American documentary film directed by Steve James, and produced by Frederick Marx, James, and Peter Gilbert, … Continue reading “Hoop Dreams scripted series coming to HBO Max via Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad”

Lena Waithe makes history

There was a collective round of “yesses” heard along with gasps as the multitalented “queer girl from the South Side” was recognized for her amazing work on the just as amazing “Master of None” Sunday night at the Emmys. Lena Waithe. Actress. Producer. Screenwriter. Winner. And South Side made history as she became the first … Continue reading “Lena Waithe makes history”

Merman welcomes writer/director Dime Davis

Production and entertainment company Merman is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated director and writer Dime Davis has joined the company for branded content and advertising collaborations. The relationship developed during Merman and Davis’ work together on a just-launched campaign for Old Spice and Wieden & Kennedy. ‘Dynamic. Forward-thinking. With an incredible slate of work. These have been important tenants … Continue reading “Merman welcomes writer/director Dime Davis”

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”

Cannes Lions: Ad Council presents new creative for Love Has No Labels

Premiering at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the Ad Council and R/GA launched a series of powerful new films from the iconic Love Has No Labels campaign using real stories to showcase how acts of love can drive inclusion, equity and justice. Building on the campaign’s longstanding effort to address bias, hate, and discrimination, the … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: Ad Council presents new creative for Love Has No Labels”

Things are heating up in new Snowpiercer Season 3 trailer

At the end of Snowpiercer season two, Layton (Daveed Diggs) and Ruth (Alison Wright), who were banished to Big Alice’s compost car, plotted to take back Snowpiercer. With the help of Javier (Roberto Urbina) and Alexandra (Rowan Blanchard), Layton and Ruth made it back to Snowpiercer and rallied with their supporters. Josie (Katie McGuiness) destroyed … Continue reading “Things are heating up in new Snowpiercer Season 3 trailer”

Harry Potter stars reunite for 20th anniversary special

Has it really been 20 years since we first visited Hogwarts? Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson join filmmaker Chris Columbus and other esteemed cast members across all eight Harry Potter films as they travel back to Hogwarts for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which premiered 20 years … Continue reading “Harry Potter stars reunite for 20th anniversary special”

AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup

Our friends at The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for AFI FEST 2021 including Sony Pictures Classics’ Parallel Mothers, written and directed by Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, November 13. The complete AFI FEST program … Continue reading “AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup”

GLAAD releases Where We Are on TV report

GLAAD announced the findings of its annual Where We Are on TV report. Where We Are on TV analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and assesses the number of LGBTQ regular and recurring characters on primetime scripted cable programming and original scripted streaming series on the services Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix for the … Continue reading “GLAAD releases Where We Are on TV report”

‘Bad Hair’ to screen at HollyShorts drive-in

The organizers of the 16th edition of the Oscar®-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival announced today the festival will host a special Drive-In Celebration on Monday, November 16, 2020. The evening, which will follow the competition screenings of the festival (which runs November 9-15 virtually on Bitpix), will feature a lineup of spooky shorts and a special … Continue reading “‘Bad Hair’ to screen at HollyShorts drive-in”

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””

All Lives Can’t Matter unless Black Lives Matter

To support the ongoing fight for racial justice for the Black community, the Ad Council and R/GA have launched a new PSA from the iconic Love Has No Labels campaign to inspire all Americans to fight for racial equality in America. And it’s our Reel Ad of the Week for the truth it speaks about our lives. Building … Continue reading “All Lives Can’t Matter unless Black Lives Matter”

‘Westworld’ returns for S3 on March 15

The Emmy® winning drama series Westworld returns for its eight-episode third season Sunday, March 15 (9:00-10:10 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth, the show was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are also … Continue reading “‘Westworld’ returns for S3 on March 15”

‘ESSENCE’ Black Women in Hollywood Awards re-cap

To kick off Oscar weekend, ESSENCE celebrated extraordinary Hollywood visionaries and culture shifters during its 13th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at theBeverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year’s theme, in honor of the brand’s 50th anniversary, was a celebration of women owning, expanding and transforming the art of storytelling. The invitation-only … Continue reading “‘ESSENCE’ Black Women in Hollywood Awards re-cap”

Review: Strong performances drive ‘Queen & Slim’

We’ve all had Tinder dates that have taken a wrong turn. But in Melina Matsoukas’ mostly-riveting romantic-thriller, Queen & Slim, this is a date that goes south. Really fast. In the past decade, there have been a slate of important films that have shined a spotlight on the history of racial tensions in this country. … Continue reading “Review: Strong performances drive ‘Queen & Slim’”

AFI Fest 2019 kicks off tonight

If we haven’t said it before, Fall is Reel 360’s favorite time of year because of all the interesting events happening around Hollywood. Hot off the American Film Market, we are now lucky enough to bring you AFI Fest 2019 presented by Audi. And with films including Queen & Slim, The Two Popes, Richard Jewell and … Continue reading “AFI Fest 2019 kicks off tonight”

Spotify makes substantial noise at Cannes 2018

It’s been a loud week on the French Riviera for Spotify at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In between accepting the Media Brand of the Year award and throwing beachside parties, Spotify hosted a series of thought-provoking panels, workshops and discussions with influential movers and shakers at the Spotify Beach House, tackling … Continue reading “Spotify makes substantial noise at Cannes 2018”

“Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms

Wakanda! It’s official, Black Panther is king. At least for now. As the Marvel epic begins its awards run (it will get nominated for Best Picture in 2019 heard it here first), there is no better place to start than the fun and always spontaneous MTV Movie and TV Awards. Noms for this year were … Continue reading ““Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms”

Showtime: “The Chi” is on for season two

Showtime has ordered a second season of The Chi, a coming-of-age drama set in Chicago that has averaged four million weekly cross-platform viewers since debuting on January 7. Featuring an ensemble cast and multiple storylines, the series is not only produced entirely within the Windy City, but it also showcases a legion of homegrown talent. … Continue reading “Showtime: “The Chi” is on for season two”