Saturday Morning: 8:46 Films to honor George Floyd

Creative collective Saturday Morning has launched a new creative platform to showcase up-and-coming Black filmmakers and storytellers and honor the legacy of George Floyd, through a partnership with Tribeca Studios and Procter & Gamble’s ‘Widen The Screen’ initiative.  Debuting today, June 18th as part of the Tribeca Festival Juneteenth Program, 8:46 Films features four narrative short stories told … Continue reading “Saturday Morning: 8:46 Films to honor George Floyd”

Arclight films boards int’l sales for ‘Devil to Pay’

Arclight Films is launching international sales on the acclaimed horror-thriller The Devil to Pay starring fast-rising actress Danielle Deadwyler (HBO’s Watchmen, FX’s Atlanta), Catherine Dyer (Netflix’s Stranger Things, The Blindside) and Jayson Warner Smith (AMC’s The Walking Dead, American Made), it was announced today by company Chairman Gary Hamilton. Arclight Films will present the film to buyers ahead of … Continue reading “Arclight films boards int’l sales for ‘Devil to Pay’”

McDonald’s spot from Pulse brings 16 DPs together

Pulse Director Ryan Booth knows his DP’s apparently. This spot for McDonald’s, which celebrates the fast food giant’s support for essential workers battling coronavirus COVID-19 on the front lines, was directed by Booth and created by collaborating remotely with 16 DPs across the USA. Called “Lights On,” the spot supports the brand’s two-week push to … Continue reading “McDonald’s spot from Pulse brings 16 DPs together”

Lexus Electrified: Inspired by People

What will define the electrified future? Lexus believes that the future of electric vehicles will be versatile, anticipatory and centered on elevating the consumer’s driving and ownership experience. Since the launch of the RX 400h in 2005, the world’s first luxury hybrid sport utility vehicle, Lexus has pioneered electrification in the luxury automotive market. Under … Continue reading “Lexus Electrified: Inspired by People”

AICP reveals election results for National, Regional Boards

AICP will kick off 2023 with new faces in leadership roles at two of its largest chapters, as the Association reports on the membership of its National and Regional Boards. With results of its recent leadership elections finalized, the makeup of the National Board remains the same. Yvette Cobarrubias of Cosmo Street, Gloria Pitagorsky of … Continue reading “AICP reveals election results for National, Regional Boards”

Emmys: Beatles and Sandy Hook win big on Night One of Creative Arts Awards

On Saturday, The Television Academy presented the first of its two 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievements in television at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. In what looked more like the VMAs or the Grammys, the ceremony, which kicked off the 74th Emmys, awarded many talented artists … Continue reading “Emmys: Beatles and Sandy Hook win big on Night One of Creative Arts Awards”

Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms

This morning, the 74th Emmy nominations were announced during a live virtual ceremony was hosted by JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma. Succession holds this year’s top spot with 25 Emmy nominations followed by Ted Lasso and The White Lotus (20), Hacks … Continue reading “Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms”

Smirnoff collabs with Stept Studios to highlight diversity

Smirnoff is celebrating the life and color of America’s diverse cultures and scenes through Come On In, a collection of 3 short-form cinematic documentaries, created in collaboration with Stept Studios. Smirnoff’s latest campaign, “For the People” highlights the vodka brand’s dedication to elevating the cultural conversation about how amazing things can happen when everyone’s invited … Continue reading “Smirnoff collabs with Stept Studios to highlight diversity”

Cannes Lions: Vice Media Group wins big

Vice Media Group’s global news strand, Vice World News, creative agency Virtue Worldwide, and production company Pulse Films, have picked up 25 awards after being shortlisted for 58 at this year’s Cannes Lions, the most in the company’s history, including a Titanium and four prestigious Grand Prix. Vice also came second in the Creative Brand … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: Vice Media Group wins big”

MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards

Last night, the shots Awards held The Americas Ceremony in Hollywood. Production company, MJZ, along with work anti-gun violence creative from Leo Burnett, BBDO and States United to Prevent Gun Violence came away the big winners. With the pandemic causing the previous last two awards shows to go digital-only, this celebration of creative campaigns from North and … Continue reading “MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards”

Harry Potter stars reunite for 20th anniversary special

Has it really been 20 years since we first visited Hogwarts? Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson join filmmaker Chris Columbus and other esteemed cast members across all eight Harry Potter films as they travel back to Hogwarts for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which premiered 20 years … Continue reading “Harry Potter stars reunite for 20th anniversary special”

HollyShorts reveals acclaimed jury list and panels for the 17th edition

The organizers behind the Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) have revealed their acclaimed 2021 jury. Thirty-two judges will determine over 30 HollyShorts coveted awards including which three will move on to be qualified for Oscar gold. Industry veterans and entertainment executives will be providing invaluable insight during the festival’s panel series. The in-person panels will be taking … Continue reading “HollyShorts reveals acclaimed jury list and panels for the 17th edition”

m ss ng p eces: Kelly Martin joins as Executive Producer

Bicoastal production studio m ss ng p eces today announced the hiring of Kelly Martin as Executive Producer, based in Los Angeles. A skilled producer with extensive international experience, Martin has worked across commercials, branded content, live events, and long-form documentary projects. Martin joins m ss ng p eces following two years as Head of … Continue reading “m ss ng p eces: Kelly Martin joins as Executive Producer”

AICP: Beats by Dre’s “You Love Me” wins Best in Show

Winners of the 2021 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial were presented last night at a virtual presentation. Together with the AICP Next Awards, which were presented virtually on July 28, and the AICP Post Awards, presented virtually on July 27, they comprise the AICP Awards’ suite of juried competitions.   “You … Continue reading “AICP: Beats by Dre’s “You Love Me” wins Best in Show”

AICP: Zillow’s Journey wins Best in Show

Ben Kwok, Visual Effects Supervisor at Blacksmith, won the Best in Show at the AICP Post Awards premiere, held virtually this week. Kwok won for his masterful compositing and Flame work on “The Journey” for Zillow, in which a young girl is accompanied on frightening and fanciful travels to her new home by a pair … Continue reading “AICP: Zillow’s Journey wins Best in Show”

Audi: ‘Always On’ doesn’t mean luxury is lifeless

Audi of America’s new ‘Always On’ campaign, created in partnership with Venables Bell + Partners, illustrates that luxury doesn’t have to be lifeless. The campaign includes the two cinematic spots ‘Joyride’ and ‘Previous Owner,’ which showcase the design and performance of its SUV and Sedan ranges. To bring this Audi concept to life, VB+P partnered … Continue reading “Audi: ‘Always On’ doesn’t mean luxury is lifeless”

The Immortal Awards announces first jurors

The first jurors for this year’s Immortal Awards have been revealed, as the competition expands into a number of local markets around the world for 2021.  An initial 36 jurors have been announced from all over the world. This year sees the introduction of 12 local juries fighting for the best work from their market. The work … Continue reading “The Immortal Awards announces first jurors”

Florence adds Alli Maxwell as Executive Producer

Florence, the LA-based creative studio and production company formerly known as Whitelist, has welcomed Alli Maxwell to their diverse family of creators as Executive Producer. Maxwell has defined herself as a multidisciplinary leader through her creative and executive producing career, which has spanned the globe for more than a decade. A look at her well-crafted … Continue reading “Florence adds Alli Maxwell as Executive Producer”

Nike’s new split screen spot is nothing short of epic

Closed gyms and empty stadiums haven’t stopped athletes from pushing forward and using their platforms to help create change. The NBA is about to begin in their bubble tonight. And Major League Baseball is marching through 19 Miami Marlins contracting COVID-19. Athletes will not be stopped. Nike celebrates this attitude in the third film in … Continue reading “Nike’s new split screen spot is nothing short of epic”

Jeep and Highdive nominated for an Emmy

Nominations for the 72nd Emmy® Awards wereannounced yesterday recognizing a host of groundbreaking new programs and up-and coming talent and breakthrough commercials, along with beloved performers and hit shows that have been integral in helping television viewers navigate a changing world. The live ceremony, reimagined as a virtual event due to production restrictions resulting from … Continue reading “Jeep and Highdive nominated for an Emmy”