Apache celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with State Farm work

Apache and Quinn Alvarez continue uplifting the Latinx community through color with three Spanish spots for State Farm, just in time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. A Los Angeles native with Chicano roots that inspired him to push the film industry to better reflect the city he loves, Alvarez began color grading several Super Bowl commercials … Continue reading “Apache celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with State Farm work”

INTERVIEW: Lost star Josh Holloway on his new Rams’ film

Hot on the heels of winning Super Bowl LVI, the Los Angeles Rams were determined to do the near-impossible: steal the attention from the draft. Last month right before the NFL draft, the team released On the Clock, a short film that plays like a summer blockbuster but is actually a piece of branded content helmed by … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Lost star Josh Holloway on his new Rams’ film”

Interview: Rams exec Marissa Daly on new branded film

This week, the Super Bowl LVI champions, Los Angeles Rams, took sports marketing and entertainment a few extra steps into the future with the launch of their outstandingly entertaining branded short film On the Clock. Directed by acclaimed director Paul Hunter, the film stars a group of action stars Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow, … Continue reading “Interview: Rams exec Marissa Daly on new branded film”

Super Bowl champs Rams reimagine NFL Draft as Hollywood heist film

Move over 24. There’s a group of new action stars on the block and they’re going to steal the NFL draft. The Super Bowl LVI Champion Los Angeles Rams are premiering On the Clock, a short film that plays like a summer blockbuster but is actually a piece of branded content helmed by acclaimed director Paul … Continue reading “Super Bowl champs Rams reimagine NFL Draft as Hollywood heist film”

Tracee Ellis Ross looks for Joy in new Lay’s campaign

We’re excited to share a first look at a new national Lay’s campaign that debuts today – which again is the work of Frito-Lay’s internal creative team. The campaign is titled, “Joy Says What,” and stars the amazingly talented Tracee Ellis Ross. In the spot – written and produced by Frito-Lay’s own in-house creative team … Continue reading “Tracee Ellis Ross looks for Joy in new Lay’s campaign”

Scott Friske heads home to rejoin Hue&Cry as EP

Congratulations are in order for 25-year advertising and creative veteran Scott Friske. The former EP of SHIPPING + HANDLING has returned east to Richmond, Virginia in order to rejoin design and animation studio Hue&Cry. As Executive Producer. Boom. In his new position, he reunites with Hue&Cry founder and Executive Creative Director Magnus Hierta in maintaining … Continue reading “Scott Friske heads home to rejoin Hue&Cry as EP”

Eva Longoria, Liev Shrieber daydream with Stella Artois

Talk about seeing double after you drink a beer. Sorry, couldn’t resist. Stella Artois is reminding everyone that they’re only a daydream away from ‘The Life Artois‘ by introducing the ‘You’re Never Too Far From The Life Artois’ campaign. The TVC was created by AOR Pereira O’Dell  Beginning yesterday on Stella Artois’ YouTube page, the … Continue reading “Eva Longoria, Liev Shrieber daydream with Stella Artois”

Michael B. Jordan tapped to direct Bacardi digital short

Bacardí rum has unveiled The Angel’s Share, a digital short film co-directed by actor and filmmaker Creed and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan – marking the first digital ad spot for the brand’s new premium collection, which launched earlier this year. As part of its continued efforts towards the premiumization of the rum category, … Continue reading “Michael B. Jordan tapped to direct Bacardi digital short”

Spotify continues Black History with Pharrell

This last April, Reel Chicago reported that streaming music giant Spotify had teamed with creative collective Saturday Morning to launch Black History is Happening Now. It’s goal was to celebrate and amplify the voices of black artists, creators, and organizations year-round. Popular artist Janelle Monáe kicked off what they referred to as Volume One. Monáe … Continue reading “Spotify continues Black History with Pharrell”

Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win

Time to show your respect. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter now truly rules The Grammys as the most decorated artist in history. However, it was Harry Styles and Lizzo who kept Queen B from taking it all as they won Album of the Year and Record of the Year respectively. Sunday night The Recording Academy held their annual … Continue reading “Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win”

The Fabelmans is Spielberg’s most personal film

The current ads for iconic director Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical film, The Fabelmans, tout, “This is the film we have been waiting for Spielberg to make.” The ads are not wrong. Spielberg’s newest film is not only a grand masterpiece, but a personal love letter to artists, urging them to follow their hearts. Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel … Continue reading “The Fabelmans is Spielberg’s most personal film”

Fabelmans make debut at AFI

Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans is written by Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Caroline, or Change), who has earned Oscar nominations for his screenplays for Spielberg’s Lincoln and Munich. The film is produced by three-time Oscar nominee Kristie Macosko Krieger p.g.a. (West Side Story, The Post), Steven Spielberg p.g.a. and Tony Kushner p.g.a. The film is executive produced … Continue reading “Fabelmans make debut at AFI”

Johnny Depp testifies at defamation trial

The Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard $50 million defamation case has been underway since Monday and every day more and more sordid details of their tumultuous relationship have been revealed.  Depp is suing Heard for three counts of defamation, citing her op-ed that was published on The Washington Post website and in its print newspaper, … Continue reading “Johnny Depp testifies at defamation trial”

Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards

The 2022 ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography ceremony — clocking in at two hours and 30 minutes — was the first major in-person event held at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for more than two years. And it not only celebrated excellence in the art form, but the enduring spirit of all who worked under difficult … Continue reading “Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards”

Six reasons why Marvel and Kevin Feige made me believe in Santa

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a hardcore superhero fan. Even more so, I am a hardcore DC Comics fan. For an entire childhood through 40 some years of puberty, I believed Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Hawkgirl were way more heroic and captivating than the likes … Continue reading “Six reasons why Marvel and Kevin Feige made me believe in Santa”

Our top 15 Thanksgiving movies

Thanksgiving has many traditions in not only food dishes, but also entertainment. And in a time where we are in the middle of a pandemic, we can use some entertainment. Some people enjoy watching endless hours of football, while others take the time to listen to Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” in its entirety. I, on … Continue reading “Our top 15 Thanksgiving movies”

WandaVision: Disney+ series gets heroic 23 noms

Back in the good old days before cable, the big three, four or five networks had to worry about HBO. Then came streaming and the worry switched to Netflix and Amazon. Now, the networks have to worry about a new Captain America, a space bounty hunter and the Scarlett Witch. In other words, Marvel is … Continue reading “WandaVision: Disney+ series gets heroic 23 noms”

Friends play never-ending ‘Best of…’ on PS Plus Spot

In adam&eveDDB’s new bomb spot for PlayStation Plus, Sony brings to life the endless challenges you experience when playing online with friends.   The spot was directed by The Mob’s Paul W. S. Anderson (Mortal Kombat ’95, Resident Evil), who recently directed the feature movie based on the popular video game Monster Hunter.  We follow two … Continue reading “Friends play never-ending ‘Best of…’ on PS Plus Spot”

Johannes Leonardo’s first Oscar Mayer work

This is meaty. Oscar Mayer has unveiled an ambitious brand refresh this week, including the brand’s first creative from new AOR Johannes Leonardo. As a cultural icon for over 138 years, Oscar Mayer has always sparked smiles around people’s united love of meat. For the first time in its history, Oscar Mayer is unveiling a cohesive new look and … Continue reading “Johannes Leonardo’s first Oscar Mayer work”

‘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”