Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead Grammy noms

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X leading the pack of nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards. Eight, six and six respectively. The nominations were live-streamed and read on CBS This Morning. Bebe Rexha, returning host Alicia Keys, Gayle King, Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, and Chair of the Board of Trustees Harvey … Continue reading “Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead Grammy noms”

Chloé Zhao wins DGA Award for Nomadland

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2020 were announced tonight during the 73rd Annual DGA Awards virtual ceremony. Chloé Zhao won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for Nomadland. The moving film about grief and acceptance follows woman in her sixties (Frances McDormand) who, … Continue reading “Chloé Zhao wins DGA Award for Nomadland”

NuContext exec starts HBCU-to-Hollywood scholarship

In 2019, NuContext Founder & Executive Producer Angela Guice traveled to legendary Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to film a new music video for Lizzo. It was Lizzo’s vision to celebrate HBCU marching band culture and the joy of homecoming. Bringing this vision to life at Southern University, … Continue reading “NuContext exec starts HBCU-to-Hollywood scholarship”

The best of this year’s Halloween costumes

Under normal circumstances, 2020’s Halloween celebrations would have been bigger and stranger than ever — occurring on a Saturday with a rare blue moon. However, with a pandemic currently waging a war on the world and many anxious about the upcoming election, the night was much more subdued affair. That did not stop our favorite … Continue reading “The best of this year’s Halloween costumes”

Florence adds Alli Maxwell as Executive Producer

Florence, the LA-based creative studio and production company formerly known as Whitelist, has welcomed Alli Maxwell to their diverse family of creators as Executive Producer. Maxwell has defined herself as a multidisciplinary leader through her creative and executive producing career, which has spanned the globe for more than a decade. A look at her well-crafted … Continue reading “Florence adds Alli Maxwell as Executive Producer”

Cartel bolsters editorial roster by three

Award-winning editorial and post-production studio Cartel has expanded its roster with the signings of Kyle Valenta and Ernie Gilbert for global representation and Paul O’Reilly for representation in the U.S. “Our greatest joy at Cartel is the work we do and the talented people we collaborate with. We put a lot of care and thought into the … Continue reading “Cartel bolsters editorial roster by three”

New Dodge spot from GSD&M celebrates frontliners

As part of the One World: Together At Home which was globally televised last Saturday to support frontline health care workers and the World Health Organization, FCA premiered a new commercial for Dodge. The 30-second video, “Strength,” created by GSD&M, aired during the two-hour TV special as part of the globally televised and streamed event in support … Continue reading “New Dodge spot from GSD&M celebrates frontliners”

Highlights from ‘Saturday Night Live at Home’

Well, it kinda worked out okay. Saturday night, SNL premiered its remote “At Home” episode – featuring many of the regular cast members as well as surprise host Tom Hanks, from his kitchen and musical guest Chris Martin. The episode was a ratings winner for NBC as 6.7 million viewers tuned in, making it the … Continue reading “Highlights from ‘Saturday Night Live at Home’”

Elton John hosts COVID-19 benefit concert on FOX

Even with the devastating effects the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 has had on the American people and its economy, that is not stopping a number of brave souls from medical professionals and first responders to truck drivers and grocery clerks from doing what they do. Sir Elton John, wants to show his appreciation for these dedicated … Continue reading “Elton John hosts COVID-19 benefit concert on FOX”

‘Renegade Dance’ teen creator finally gets credit

Do you know how to Renegade? The Reel 360 team is comfortable enough in our ages to say, we do not. And we might end up in an Urgent Care Center, if we attempted it. But we do appreciate its intricacies. The Renegade is one of the most popular dances on social media right now … Continue reading “‘Renegade Dance’ teen creator finally gets credit”

Billie Eilish sweeps subdued night at 62nd Grammys

It was an understandably somber night at The 62nd Grammys as news of the devastating deaths of former LA Laker Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter, Gianna, 13, sank in. Having the awards show in the house that, “Kobe built,” cast an even more solemn shadow over the event. Host Alicia Keys, with her hair … Continue reading “Billie Eilish sweeps subdued night at 62nd Grammys”

Ariana Grande to perform at 2020 Grammy Awards

Big news for Arianators: Ariana Grande took to social media to announce she’ll be performing at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26 live from Los Angeles! The Grammy winner is nominated in five categories this year, including Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for thank you, next. Record Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Perfomance for … Continue reading “Ariana Grande to perform at 2020 Grammy Awards”

Billie Eilish takes top honor at Apple’s 1st Music Awards

It was only a matter of time before Apple, where music has played such an integral part in its success, launched their own music awards. And what a celebration it was as the industry giant celebrated Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X and FINNEAS at the inaugural Apple Music Awards. Held at the Steve Jobs … Continue reading “Billie Eilish takes top honor at Apple’s 1st Music Awards”

American Music Awards announce winners

Last night, the world’s biggest artists and pop culture icons came together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers at the “2019 American Music Awards,” which is voted on entirely by fans. AMA nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and … Continue reading “American Music Awards announce winners”

Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold host ‘Soul Train Awards’

BET Networks has announced the hosts and nominees for the 2019 Soul Train Awards across 12 different categories. The annual celebration recognizes the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists.     Taking place on November 17, 2019 at the Orleans Arena in Las … Continue reading “Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold host ‘Soul Train Awards’”

Lightfoot, Obama rep Chicago on ‘Essence Woke 100’

Well, well, apparently (not that Chicagoans didn’t know this already) new Mayor Lori Lightfoot is woke. Now, Essence has confirmed it as the publication, serving Black women, announced its the 3rd annual Woke 100 List. The compilation salutes and recognizes women of color challenging the status quo. Also representing the Windy City was First Lady, … Continue reading “Lightfoot, Obama rep Chicago on ‘Essence Woke 100’”

MillerCoors & Energy BBDO sparkle with new drink

The new line of 120-calorie sparkling cocktails from MillerCoors, began hitting shelves this week This week MillerCoors introduces a new sparkling cocktail beverage to market called “Cape Line”—a delicious full-flavored beverage that is low in calories and has zero artificial additives. The 120-calorie cocktails, which aim to appeal to consumers who seek bold flavors with … Continue reading “MillerCoors & Energy BBDO sparkle with new drink”