Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms

NAACP announced its nominees for the organization’s 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and those who promote social justice through their creative work. Brands across WarnerMedia’s portfolio like Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO Max, HBO and TBS received nominations across 30 different categories … Continue reading “Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms”

Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31

Today, Disney+ announced the Dancing with the Stars season 31 celebrity cast and their professional dancing partners, while live in studio on ABC’s Good Morning America. The series, hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and new co-host, actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro, returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities including a … Continue reading “Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31”

WBD cancels new Batman animated series and more

The bizarre hits just keep on coming at Warner Bros. Discovery. The newly formed company canceled six animated projects which were originally being produced for HBO Max. Unlike Batgirl, which was completely shelved, the six projects will reportedly continue production as they are shopped to other outlets. The projects include Merry Little Batman, The Day … Continue reading “WBD cancels new Batman animated series and more”

Four charged in overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams

According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York, four men face charges and have been arrested for allegedly being part of a drug trafficking organization that supplied a deadly mix of narcotics to Michael K. Williams, the five-time Emmy nominated, renowned actor from The Wire … Continue reading “Four charged in overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams”

George Clooney, Ben Affleck serve up The Tender Bar trailer

A neighborhood pub in Manhasset, Long Island, becomes a second home for a fatherless boy in The Tender Bar, a poignant and inspiring coming-of-age story directed by George Clooney. J.R. (Tye Sheridan and Daniel Ranieri), whose father disappeared from his life before he was old enough to speak, moves into his grandfather’s dilapidated house after … Continue reading “George Clooney, Ben Affleck serve up The Tender Bar trailer”

Actor Michael K. Williams remembered by his colleagues

Many were expecting Michael K. Williams to win a posthumous Emmy, however Emmy voting ended August 30, a week before Williams died of a possible drug overdose. The actor was heavily favored to win best drama supporting actor for HBO’s now canceled Lovecraft Country, but Tobias Menzies took “the crown” instead as Prince Philip on … Continue reading “Actor Michael K. Williams remembered by his colleagues”

Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night

The fictional team of AFC Richmond may be enormous losers on Apple TV+’s hit series Ted Lasso, but last night they proved to be big winners. The feel-good soccer-themed ensemble scored four Emmys last night, taking home wins for outstanding comedy, series lead actor (Jason Sudeikis), supporting actress (Hannah Waddingham) and supporting actor (Brett Goldstein). … Continue reading “Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night”

Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?

If you can believe this, it’s already been a year since the subdued, “The Pandemmys” aired. This Sunday, Cedric the Entertainer will host the 73rd Emmys ceremony before a live limited audience on CBS. The traditional Governors Ball will not be held this year (both due to Covid-19 precautions), but that doesn’t mean there won’t … Continue reading “Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?”

The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13

The third Creative Arts Emmys ceremony of 2021, held on Sunday evening, ended similarly to the two that preceded it, with Netflix at the top of the winners’ list. In the year’s final Creative Arts presentation, the streamer added nine awards to its 12 from Saturday and 13 from the first Sunday show, for a … Continue reading “The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13”

Ted Lasso tops Hollywood Critics Association with 4 wins

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) topped the Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) TV Awards with four wins–earning Best Streaming Comedy distinction, Best Comedy Actor in a Streaming Series for Jason Sudeikis, Best Comedy Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series for Brett Goldstein, and Best Comedy Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series for Hannah Waddingham. Waddingham tied for the … Continue reading “Ted Lasso tops Hollywood Critics Association with 4 wins”

Georgia production spending hits record $4 billion

Thanks to projects such as Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Black Panther II: Wakanda Forever, She-Hulk, The Walking Dead, Family Feud and Tyler Perry, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced today that the film industry recorded a blockbuster year in Georgia.  During fiscal year 2021, the film and television industry set a new … Continue reading “Georgia production spending hits record $4 billion”

ArtClass: Welcomes directing team Jams X Bash

Bicoastal production company ArtClass has signed Jamaal Parham and Bashan Aquart, popularly known as Jams x Bash. From commercials to interactive experiences to TV shows, Jams x Bash have spent the last decade pushing the boundaries of storytelling and media for brand and entertainment clients, such as adidas, ESPN, HBO, Warner Bros., and Vogue. Infusing … Continue reading “ArtClass: Welcomes directing team Jams X Bash”

Emmy: Latinx nominees rise while Asians Struggle

In 2020, Alexis Bledel was the sole Latinx acting nominee. She is of Mexican, Argentinian heritage. Now, at least seven Latinx actors scored nominations for the 2021 Emmys yesterday. Mj Rodriguez landed an Outstanding Lead Actress nod for her work in Pose. She is also the first transgender woman to be nominated in the category. … Continue reading “Emmy: Latinx nominees rise while Asians Struggle”

Emmy Awards: HBO, HBO Max lead with 130 noms

Hosted by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) from Los Angeles and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting), the 73rd Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning. HBO and HBO Max have received 130 Emmy nominations. Leading the series was Misha Green’s hit, Lovecraft Country. The series was nominated for 18 awards, the most of all the platform’s series. Besides … Continue reading “Emmy Awards: HBO, HBO Max lead with 130 noms”

Emmy: WandaVision, The Crown, Mandalorian

Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced today recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees. The live virtual ceremony was hosted by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) from Los Angeles and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) from New York along with … Continue reading “Emmy: WandaVision, The Crown, Mandalorian”

Old: Universal releases trailer for Shyamalan film

Finding a lost pair of sunglasses at the beach isn’t that odd, but once you see a rapidly decomposing body, you should maybe haul ass off that beach. This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller called Old. The film is about a family on a tropical holiday who discover … Continue reading “Old: Universal releases trailer for Shyamalan film”

HBO Max goes full on Mother’s Day this weekend

There’s no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than bonding over cherished films and shows on HBO Max. Leading up to May 9, the streamer is giving mothers and maternal figures the appreciation they deserve by elevating stories that celebrate all the amazing moms. On the homepage and throughout the app on the Movies, Series, … Continue reading “HBO Max goes full on Mother’s Day this weekend”

Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards

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 as … Continue reading “Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards”

ArsenalFX Color expands team

ArsenalFX Color has expanded its team, adding new talent to support the company’s newly bolstered service offerings, bringing on VP of Business Development Cortney Haile to spearhead the expansion of ArsenalFX Color’s VFX department, extending the company’s offerings to include scripted VFX and on-set supervision. Additional key hires include Chief Engineer Albert Soto and Senior … Continue reading “ArsenalFX Color expands team”

Cashmere makes leadership moves

Today, Cashmere announced Ryan Ford was promoted to President and Chief Creative Officer, he formerly was the Executive VP and CCO. Rona Mercado was promoted to the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer. Previously, she held the position of Senior Vice President of Accounts, and managed nearly all departments in the agency. Mercado joined the agency … Continue reading “Cashmere makes leadership moves”