Park Pictures signs Jason Harper for commercial rep

1+ International production company Park Pictures has signed director J.M. “Jason” Harper for U.S. and U.K. commercial representation. A director and documentarian, Harper applies a multi-hyphenate approach to directing, bringing talents in cinematography, directing, composing, and editing to his craft. His elevated understanding of the heartfelt storytelling process rings true in projects for clients such … Continue reading “Park Pictures signs Jason Harper for commercial rep”

REEL WOMEN: Parker Hill, Director of Tomorrow

2+ Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 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” Parker Hill’s emergence into … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Parker Hill, Director of Tomorrow”

AICP launches Mentoring Program for BIPOC

1+ The AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee, an integral part of the association’s commitment to facilitate real and sustainable long-term equity shifts within the industry, has unveiled plans for its new AICP Mentoring Program, which launches this month and is now accepting applications for prospective mentees.  Aimed at everyone from those just launching their careers … Continue reading “AICP launches Mentoring Program for BIPOC”

Green The Bid adds more leaders to board

1+ Green The Bid the grassroots initiative and community supporting the advertising industry in shifting to zero-waste, net-carbon neutral, sustainable and regenerative practices, has added additional leadership to its Advisory Board. The newly added Advisory Board Members Are: Samira Ansari, ECD FCB NY Osei Kakari, EP + Co-founder, Contrast Eye Fiona King, Global Director of … Continue reading “Green The Bid adds more leaders to board”

AT&T builds connections in new campaign

1+ Today, AT&T launches a new campaign for the 2021 Masters, highlighting the brand’s core mission: creating stronger human connections.  As communications technology has advanced, connection has become ever more pervasive, complex and impressive. We often think about this progress literally, new technical achievements, network benchmarks and more. But the “Connections” campaign seeks to humanize why AT&T makes its network faster, more reliable, and more secure, … Continue reading “AT&T builds connections in new campaign”

Science and magic collide at the New Swarovski

1+ With a rich history in innovation and crystal cutting, Swarovski charges ahead with its next chapter—a bold vision that celebrates crystal in all its forms. Regarded as a fundamental innovator in the worlds of design, science, fashion and entertainment and as an innovator, the new Swarovski debuts under the helm of Creative Director, Giovanna … Continue reading “Science and magic collide at the New Swarovski”

McCann Health promotes Carucci to Global Med Officer

1+ McCann Health today announced the promotion of Medical Director Dan Carucci MD, MSc, PhD to Global Chief Medical Officer. As an esteemed and expert voice in the scientific and medical community, Dr. Carucci will harness his vast knowledge and experience in innovative medicine, practice and delivery to contribute authoritative science to the agency’s clients … Continue reading “McCann Health promotes Carucci to Global Med Officer”

American Family Insurance wants fams to live safely

1+ In a time of financial and other uncertainty, American Family Insurance wants to help consumers save money and proactively protect what matters most – their dreams. Since the onset of the pandemic, Americans have been driving less and looking for ways to save. American Family Insurance was  the first insurance company to help by … Continue reading “American Family Insurance wants fams to live safely”

AICP Equity & Inclusion Committee sets agenda

1+ AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee, launched as part of the association’s Commitment to Drive Change initiative, has announced its roster of members and established its working agenda as it moves to help the industry cast a wider net for talent, create opportunities for mentorship and advancement for people of color and establish hiring practices … Continue reading “AICP Equity & Inclusion Committee sets agenda”

FCB teams up with FDA to show the cost of vaping

1+ FCB and FDA show just how far vaping teens would go to keep their habit going in the newest evolution of ‘The Real Cost’ youth tobacco prevention campaign with a new creative launch titled ‘Addiction Isn’t Pretty’. Teaming up with award-winning documentary filmmaker Katina Mercadante, the FCB New York campaign displays real-life situations surrounding … Continue reading “FCB teams up with FDA to show the cost of vaping”

Black Filmmakers want industry to Change the Lens

1+ Over 100 Black filmmakers, directors, producers, DPs and more across filmmaking and advertising communities have formed the Black Filmmakers Collective, launching a new pledge to increase the number of Black workers at all levels of the commercial and music video industry. Called “Change The Lens,” the initiative is led by Imperial Woodpecker director Rohan Blair-Mangat, … Continue reading “Black Filmmakers want industry to Change the Lens”

Forget finding your Happy Spot, try the Skippy Place

3+ From time to time, it’s good to be reminded that no matter what you’ve got going on, you deserve to give yourself a little break. A little escape from reality. Even if it’s only for a moment. And even if it’s only with something as simple as a snack. Yaaas. The new campaign from … Continue reading “Forget finding your Happy Spot, try the Skippy Place”

Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep

1+ The 2020 AICP Post Awards winners, honoring excellence in a range of post production arts, were revealed tonight during a special virtual premiere held online, in keeping with social distancing initiatives driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight’s presentation is the second of three virtual celebrations that comprise AICP Week – which led off with … Continue reading “Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep”

You can’t stop this new Nike spot with over 80m views

2+ Welcome back to the real world after probably one of the more weirder Memorial Day weekends we’ve experienced in a long time. If we had published this story on Saturday, chances are it would have started out with, “Inspiring new Nike spot narrated by LeBron James has 53 million views.” However, since we are … Continue reading “You can’t stop this new Nike spot with over 80m views”

Father remembers meeting Cinderella in Disney spot

3+ There is a life-long emotional connection that forms between a parent and their young children at Disney Parks. I remember my 8-year-old daughter looking at me wide-eyed and hopeful, asking me to ride Space Mountain. I responded by looking at her wide-eyed… and terrified. See, I have an unnecessary deep-seated fear of rollercoasters. I … Continue reading “Father remembers meeting Cinderella in Disney spot”

Carmichael Lynch debuts new campaign for U.S. Bank

1+ More and more in this intense racially-charged climate we exist in, brands are not only embracing diverse groups and their stories, the are allowing them to become their superpower. That diverse superpower, which is a part of the American fabric, is now also on display in a lovely new campaign from U.S. Bank and … Continue reading “Carmichael Lynch debuts new campaign for U.S. Bank”

TBWA\Media Arts lead Emmy commercial nominations

3+ Yesterday, the Television Academy announced its nominees for the 71st Emmy nominations. TBWA\Media Arts Lab, with two Apple spots, leads all agencies nominated for 2019 Outstanding Commercial noms. The other brands are Netflix, Nike and nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise. This year, Apple is nominated for “Make Something Wonderful” from the Behind the Mac campaign … Continue reading “TBWA\Media Arts lead Emmy commercial nominations”

AICP announces Community Award and Shortlists

5+ Wieden + Kennedy, Apple and MJZ lead Shortlist nominations. Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, today announced the first-ever “Community Award,” to be presented during AICP Week in June. The Community Award is an unfiltered way to give the entire industry the ability to voice its opinion on the favorite spot of the … Continue reading “AICP announces Community Award and Shortlists”

Chloé Zhao wins DGA Award for Nomadland

1+ 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) … Continue reading “Chloé Zhao wins DGA Award for Nomadland”

Josie and The Pussycats reunite for 20th anniversary

1+ The Reel 360 team suddenly feels old. Very old. In 2001, Universal Pictures released Josie & The Pussycats. The film, directed and co-written by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, was loosely based on the Archie Comics series and the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name. Filmed entirely in Vancouver, the musical comedy featured Rachael Leigh Cook (Nancy Drew, Batman Beyond), Tara Reid (American … Continue reading “Josie and The Pussycats reunite for 20th anniversary”