R/GA announces creative leadership moves across U.S.

R/GA has announced several creative leadership moves across its US offices. Kim Laama has joined as group executive creative director in the New York office, and Will Esparza has been promoted to SVP, executive creative director West Coast, campaigns. In their new roles, Kim will help lead, grow, and elevate the product and service design … Continue reading “R/GA announces creative leadership moves across U.S.”

See the Emmy noms for Outstanding Commercial

While most of the Emmy Awards broadcast audience will be on the edge of their seats watching House of Cards duke it out with The Handmaid’s Tale and Westworld, there will be another audience – advertisers and their agencies – who will be watching, with baited breath, to see who will win the Emmy for outstanding commercial.

2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year

It’s almost over. Dear 2020, the Reel 360 team must not-so-politely ask you to get the f*ck out of our collective lives. Don’t pout. Don’t be insulted. We endured you for 365 days. We even reported on what you had to offer which wasn’t much. Now it’s time for you to go. When we sat … Continue reading “2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year”

Oh f#ck John Cena’s ‘Peacemaker’ coming to HBO Max

HBO Max is set to explore the origins of the Peacemaker character, the master of weapons from the highly anticipated upcoming The Suicide Squad film, in the new Max Original action-adventure-comedy series Peacemaker. The network has given a straight-to-series order of eight episodes for the first season of the show. John Cena will reprise his role from The Suicide Squad movie to star in the series, and the film’s … Continue reading “Oh f#ck John Cena’s ‘Peacemaker’ coming to HBO Max”

Ad Council addresses racism toward API community

With President Donald Trump consistently referring to the current novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic as “The Chinese virus,” it’s no wonder the United States has seen an increase in racism, scapegoating and bigotry, particularly towards Asian populations. This perpetuates the harmful stereotypes that the community has fought for so long to dismantle. With nearly 2,000 reported … Continue reading “Ad Council addresses racism toward API community”

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”

Sony Pictures signs first-look deal with Netflix

Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) have today announced a multiyear, exclusive first pay window licensing deal in the U.S. for theatrically released SPE feature films, beginning with their 2022 film slate.  This new agreement builds upon Netflix’s pre-existing output deal with Sony Pictures Animation films to now include all SPE film labels and genres.  … Continue reading “Sony Pictures signs first-look deal with Netflix”

Wave Studios wins 2020 AMP Best in Show

It’s back-to-back wins for the New York, London and Amsterdam based audio house Wave Studios, as the company won the Ryan Barkan Award for Best in Show at the 2020 AMP Awards with its work on Smirnoff’s “Infamous Since 1864” spot. The winner was revealed during a virtual presentation that took place earlier tonight online. … Continue reading “Wave Studios wins 2020 AMP Best in Show”

Prepare for the Death & Rebirth of Hollywood

Editor’s Note: This is a reprint of a blog that first appeared on Medium.com. It is reprinted with Richard Jane’s permission. Production, exhibition, and good old fashion power are all being violently uprooted in tinsel town and where we land twelve months from now is going to look very different from the last twenty years. … Continue reading “Prepare for the Death & Rebirth of Hollywood”

Sahir Champion, a winner among Producers/Directors

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. Sahir Champion is a … Continue reading “Sahir Champion, a winner among Producers/Directors”

Have the “woke” fallen asleep on Dr. King’s message?

Dr. Martin Luther King would have been 72 years old last Wednesday and today, we honor his memory and legacy. As you log into and peruse over your various social media accounts, you’ll see a litany of memes and posts about Dr. King’s countless and timeless contributions to society. But after what Reel 360 was … Continue reading “Have the “woke” fallen asleep on Dr. King’s message?”

Whitney, Doobies among Rock & Roll HOF inductees

Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G. and Depeche Mode are among the new inductees to The 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio. The Ceremony, which takes place May 2 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, will be broadcast live for the first time on HBO on May 2nd … Continue reading “Whitney, Doobies among Rock & Roll HOF inductees”

Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, dies at 75

He was known for his mop of black hair and black sunglasses. And now the music world is mourning the loss of The Cars lead singer and co-founder, Ric Ocasek. He was 75. A spokesman for the New York Police Department told CNN they received a call on Sunday around 4 p.m. “for an unconscious … Continue reading “Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, dies at 75”

Nikki Weiss-Goldstein EPs new doc about sexual fluidity

So are you gay, straight, bi? Somewhere in between? Former Chicagoan, Nikki Weiss-Goldstein, who successfully launched the commercial careers of renowned film directors and still photographers via her company Nikki Weiss & Co, hopes to answer those questions and more in a lovely new documentary short that she and wife, Jill Goldstein, have co-executive produced. … Continue reading “Nikki Weiss-Goldstein EPs new doc about sexual fluidity”

Travis Life appointed partner at LSG

National entertainment law firm Leavens, Strand & Glover announced today that Travis Life has been named a partner in the Chicago office. Life represents artists and arts-related businesses in drafting and negotiating entertainment agreements, managing intellectual property, and in litigating complex matters. He handles the formation of a variety of multimedia entities, including music marketing … Continue reading “Travis Life appointed partner at LSG”