Watch President Obama endorse Joe Biden (Video)

Praising his former Vice-President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama endorsed his White House bid through a YouTube video message on Tuesday. The endorsement comes as Biden has all but locked up the Democratic presidential nomination after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) withdrew from the race last week. Sanders endorsed Biden on Monday. Obama noted Biden’s leadership on health care, climate … Continue reading “Watch President Obama endorse Joe Biden (Video)”

Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in ‘First Ladies’

Sometimes a casting director just nails it. Showtime has ordered a full season for the scripted series First Ladies, featuring Viola Davis as Michelle Obama.  The anthology-style political drama will look at the personal stories of various first ladies from throughout US history; Season 1 will spotlight Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Betty Ford. The series originated … Continue reading “Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in ‘First Ladies’”

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’”

The Obama’s Netflix deal is great news for Netflix viewers

“President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix“ Twitter, 9:00 AM – 21 May 2018 According to the statement above, which was posted on Netflix’ Twitter account today, President and First Lady Obama will soon be in show business. Although the Tweet described the … Continue reading “The Obama’s Netflix deal is great news for Netflix viewers”

REEL WOMEN: Creative Director, Designer Lake Buckley

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2022 REEL WOMEN – incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Women like Lake Buckley are making “Herstory.” Lake is a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist. She works as a designer, creative director, and director at 1stAveMachine. Her brand work … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Creative Director, Designer Lake Buckley”

REEL WOMEN: Senior Creative Director Steph Price

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2022 REEL WOMEN – incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Women like Steph Price are making “Herstory.” Steph Price is a Senior Creative Director where she blends strategic thinking with copywriting magic to create compelling brand … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Senior Creative Director Steph Price”

BNY Mellon teams with Nadav Kander, Nadia Hallgren to “Do Well Better”

BNY Mellon Wealth Management has collaborated with Havas New York, the North America flagship agency for Havas Creative Group, to highlight its philanthropic clients who leverage Active Wealth practices to “Do Well Better” and increase their positive impact on society. Active Wealth practices were developed by BNY Mellon WM to help clients achieve long-term financial … Continue reading “BNY Mellon teams with Nadav Kander, Nadia Hallgren to “Do Well Better””

Miri Ben-Ari, Erik Hicks, Flo Rida release Brotherhood of Symphony Rise on MLK

When Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Miri Ben-Ari was invited to the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama to perform her violin song Symphony of Brotherhood featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) she did not envision that a decade later she would be joined by Grammy Award-Winning International superstar and business mogul Flo Rida and entertainment visionary Erik “E Smooth” Hicks … Continue reading “Miri Ben-Ari, Erik Hicks, Flo Rida release Brotherhood of Symphony Rise on MLK”

Sundance jury members announced

The nonprofit Sundance Institute has announced the members of the six juries awarding prizes for artistic and cinematic achievement at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Also announced was the jury for the Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize. The Festival takes place January 20-30 via enhanced online platform at Festival.Sundance.org and in person at seven Satellite Screens venues … Continue reading “Sundance jury members announced”

Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94

Academy Award winner, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, film director, activist, and ambassador, Sidney Poitier has passed away at age 94. He died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported, citing Latrae Rahming, the director of communications for the prime minister of the Bahamas, where Poitier was raised. The son of … Continue reading “Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94”

Dinosaur urges world leaders not to ‘Choose Extinction’ at United Nations

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has brought a ferocious, talking dinosaur to the United Nations’ headquarters to urge more climate action from global leaders, in a short film launched as the centerpiece of the organization’s new ‘Don’t Choose Extinction’ campaign. Bursting into the iconic United Nations General Assembly Hall, famous for history-making speeches by … Continue reading “Dinosaur urges world leaders not to ‘Choose Extinction’ at United Nations”

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”

Fran Drescher elected President of National SAG-AFTRA

From The Nanny to the President. Fran Drescher and Joely Fisher have been chosen by SAG-AFTRA’s national membership to fill the respective roles of president and secretary-treasurer, two of the union’s highest-ranking offices. Their two-year terms began immediately upon the certification of the ballot count today.  A total of 122,154 ballots were mailed. Of the … Continue reading “Fran Drescher elected President of National SAG-AFTRA”

72andSunny: Bolsters leadership team

72andSunny Los Angeles continues to build talent momentum with the promotion of Zach Hilder to Executive Creative Director and the hiring of Shane Chastang, Group Brand Director and Devin Baker, Creative Director.  “As we continue to build our team, we seek fearless leaders who embody creative excellence and empower those around them to reach for … Continue reading “72andSunny: Bolsters leadership team”

Miniac Films signs director Pip Cowley

Director Pip Cowley, whose short films have been heralded by Paper Magazine, Nowness and The Fader, has joined the directorial roster at Miniac Films. Her signing was announced by Miniac partners Stephen Roesler, Executive Producer, and John Christopher Pina, Director. Cowley’s most recent short, Undone, features actress and dancer Camren Bicondova in an emotional study … Continue reading “Miniac Films signs director Pip Cowley”

Daytime Emmys: Winners announced for 48th event

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) tonight announced the winners of the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards broadcast on the CBS Television Network and Paramount+. The presentation was hosted by Sheryl Underwood of the CBS Daytime Emmy Award-winning show The Talk. “Tonight, we honor the Daytime community for helping us find our way … Continue reading “Daytime Emmys: Winners announced for 48th event”

Daytime Emmys: Trebek, King receive nominations

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the television broadcast of the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards which will be presented on Friday, June 25 (8:00-10:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+. The late host of Jeopardy! is up for Outstanding Game Show Host alongside … Continue reading “Daytime Emmys: Trebek, King receive nominations”

A wrap? Producer Scott Rudin’s unhinged behavior

For the past few years the climate in Hollywood (among many other cities and industries) has been evolving from sexist and toxic work environments to more transparent, harmonious, and inclusive. After allegations against the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Joss Whedon have been coming to light we are now hearing more shocking allegations against others. … Continue reading “A wrap? Producer Scott Rudin’s unhinged behavior”

‘Nomadland’ takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards

As begin to place our bets on what will win at the Oscars, we now have two pretty safe wagers – Ma Rainey’s Chadwick Boseman for Best Actor and now, Nomadland for Best Picture. The Producers Guild of America Awards awarded Chloé Zhao’s opus with their top prize. The film rode past Emerald Fennell’s Promising … Continue reading “‘Nomadland’ takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards”

Stacey Dash is Black again!

Clueless actress turned conservative political commentator Stacey Dash said she has reconsidered her zealous support of former President Donald Trump, condemns the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol and is going to give President Joe Biden a chance. “Being a supporter of Trump has put me in some kind of box that I don’t … Continue reading “Stacey Dash is Black again!”