Villas Tacos makes the pandemic comforting

1+ While living at the epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak, in the daily world of double face masking, social distancing and isolation, the Latinx community is creating a safe and comforting way for people to gather together in the name of Angelino’s favorite food — tacos. Villas Tacos Pop Up Shop, a family business that … Continue reading “Villas Tacos makes the pandemic comforting”

Post-COVID, some pandemic-policies should stick around

1+ 2020 was an incredibly challenging year for production, across advertising, TV and film. These teams are not considered essential workers, neither federally nor on state levels. Thus, when the country was on complete lockdown, there was a 3-4 month period with essentially no work, which caused great hardships for production companies, thousands of crew … Continue reading “Post-COVID, some pandemic-policies should stick around”

George Clooney on the pandemic, aging and more

1+ Upon turning 50, George Clooney joked to his friends that he should be put on the cover of AARP The Magazine with the headline “Sexiest Man (Still) Alive.” But it took nearly 10 more years – and living through a decade that included his first marriage, the arrival of children, and a nearly fatal motorcycle accident – to … Continue reading “George Clooney on the pandemic, aging and more”

Bay’s pandemic movie ‘Song Bird’ is triggering

2+ Producer and director Michael Bay released the trailer for his new feature, Songbird. The first feature filmed in Los Angeles since quarantine, which has sparked criticism as a tone-deaf movie about an ongoing horror that America and the world is still experiencing. For months, experts have hammered home a critical point: the US’s disastrous … Continue reading “Bay’s pandemic movie ‘Song Bird’ is triggering”

Quibi shuts down streaming service amidst pandemic

1+ Whoa. That was quick. Like a short form video, six months after Quibi’s official streaming launch it has announced it is shutting down. Short form video streaming service, and the brainchild of former Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, announced Wednesday that it was shuttering for good, just six months … Continue reading “Quibi shuts down streaming service amidst pandemic”

Creating a flu shot spot… during a pandemic

1+ Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rite Aid drug store chain is offering seasonal flu shots and encouraging all age groups to get the vital shots as soon as possible to help maintain strong immune systems, keep communities thriving and play a role in minimizing the number of flu hospitalizations this year. With health care … Continue reading “Creating a flu shot spot… during a pandemic”

Down Dog keeps yoga app free during pandemic

1+ With millions of Americans waking up to a new quarantined world of working from home, businesses shut down, restaurants, movie theaters, bars and gyms shuttered, some companies are attempting to make the populations’ social and work distancing at home more pleasant. Down Dog is one of those companies. Today, the highest-rated app for practicing … Continue reading “Down Dog keeps yoga app free during pandemic”

AICP releases blog to help members through pandemic

2+ There are at least 2,033 cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the United States, according to the state and local health agencies, governments and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In response, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) has released a blog to help members through what they call, “a myriad of … Continue reading “AICP releases blog to help members through pandemic”

Artery introduces freedom-centric dance, ‘Boundaries’

0 Multi-award-winning creative company The-Artery has collaborated with internationally-acclaimed choreographer Avihai Haham and award-winning composer and musician Tomer Biran to create a visionary, ultra-modern dance film entitled Boundaries Directed by The-Artery’s Uri Schutzer, who also helmed the first-ever Super Bowl campaign for e-commerce company Mercari, the dance video symbolizes the common longing in everyone from the past year: the desire to break free … Continue reading “Artery introduces freedom-centric dance, ‘Boundaries’”

Edwin Alexis Gómez redefines Latinx Films

0 Latinx storytellers are rewriting the typical narratives that we have come to expect in this new era. This specific voice I’m talking about is brought on by an alternative light which drives a more powerful message, internal and external. Writer/ Director Edwin Alexis Gómez owns the indescribable energy he carries that gravitates his unique … Continue reading “Edwin Alexis Gómez redefines Latinx Films”

REEL WOMEN: 3-time Emmy Winner Sarah Kunin

1+ Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2021 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, they are making “Herstory.” Sarah Kunin is a three-time … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: 3-time Emmy Winner Sarah Kunin”

HBO, Spike Lee in production on 9/11 doc

1+ HBO Documentary Films and Academy Award and Emmy-winner Spike Lee (HBO’s David Byrne’s American Utopia, When The Levees Broke, 4 Little Girls) are currently in production on NYC EPICENTERS 9/11 → 2021½, an epic chronicle of life, loss and survival in the city of New York over the twenty years since the September 11th attacks. The multi-part … Continue reading “HBO, Spike Lee in production on 9/11 doc”

Young Hero serves Absolut responsibility campaign

0 Young Hero served as creative agency and production company for Absolut Vodka’s Drink Responsibly, #LoveResponsibly integrated campaign, which kicked off in time for Valentine’s Day and culminated in a 15-second spot that aired live during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Almost a year into the pandemic, at a time when nearly 40% of … Continue reading “Young Hero serves Absolut responsibility campaign”

RBL Spotlight: Sr. Creatist, Jasmine Spraglin

0 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 on a daily basis. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate wonderful human beings, like David&Goliath Sr. Creatist, Jasmine … Continue reading “RBL Spotlight: Sr. Creatist, Jasmine Spraglin”

Art Directors Guild announces nominations

1+ The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced nominations for the 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animation features. Winners will be honored at the Art Directors Guild Awards ceremony, set for Saturday, April 10, 2021, Pre Show – 3:00PM PST, Awards Show – 4:00 PM … Continue reading “Art Directors Guild announces nominations”

Einstein Bagels introduces the Brisket Egg Sandwich

1+ Mmmm-mmm. Breakfast will never be the same. Einstein Bros. Bagels‘ new Texas Brisket Egg Sandwich will raise expectations of taste buds across the country starting Feb. 25, 2021, for a limited time. Featured on the all-new, fresh-baked and cheesy Jalapeño Bacon Gourmet Bagel, the Texas Brisket Egg Sandwich is packed with unforgettable flavor: Mouth-watering, slow-smoked beef … Continue reading “Einstein Bagels introduces the Brisket Egg Sandwich”

Cortez Brothers add three directors to roster

2+ Multicultural production company The Cortez Brothers, Inc. has announced the addition of three directors to its roster. Joining its global lineup are Cassiano Prado, Jerome Kruin and Michał Sabliński. Their signings were announced jointly by Cortez’s president, Bernadette Rivero, and her partner, managing director, Ed Rivero. Cassiano, who joins Cortez Brothers from Stink, is a writer … Continue reading “Cortez Brothers add three directors to roster”

Microsoft finds a way in new campaign

1+ While there is no doubt that this has been one of them most challenging years ever for many businesses, Microsoft Teams has continued to play an integral part of the way companies are reinventing how they connect, not just with each other, but with customers.   In the brand’s latest campaign, created by McCann, we … Continue reading “Microsoft finds a way in new campaign”

Networking app Clubhouse raises privacy concerns

1+ The kids have TikTok and Triller. Now, there’s something for the adults. A clubhouse if you will. Actually that is the app’s name Clubhouse When I was growing up we had party lines. Essentially group of teens would talk (mostly yell) over a very non-secure line and basically hit on each other. This was … Continue reading “Networking app Clubhouse raises privacy concerns”

SXSW announces Pitch Competition finalists

1+ South by Southwest Conference and Festivals announced the finalists for the 13th annual SXSW Pitch event, taking place virtually on March 17-18 as part of the SXSW Online digital experience. This competition takes place during South by Southwest Online 2021, with 40 startups chosen to compete based on the technological innovation brought to their fields. One … Continue reading “SXSW announces Pitch Competition finalists”