Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards

1+ Last night, the Costume Designers Guild, held its 23rd awards show honoring the best in film, television and short-form costume design. Winners of the virtual ceremony were announced over Twitter. The awards show was hosted by actress Lana Condor. Virtual presenters included Rose Byrne, Andra Day, O-T Fagbenle, Regina King, Carey Mulligan and Amanda Seyfried. “We’ve had to come together … Continue reading “Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards”

93RD Oscars all-star cast revealed

1+ Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh today announced the ensemble cast to present at the 93rd Oscars, which airs live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. Starring, in alphabetical order, are Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée … Continue reading “93RD Oscars all-star cast revealed”

These 10 female superheroes inspire us for IWD

2+ International Women’s Day is upon us and we are celebrating women’s achievements and the meaningful contributions they’ve made to the world by ranking the top 10 female superheroes of television and film and not only are we celebrating the heroes, we’re also celebrating the actresses who play them.  10. Sailor Moon ( anime cartoon) … Continue reading “These 10 female superheroes inspire us for IWD”

Female directors kick ass in Golden Globe noms… finally

2+ “And here are the all-male nominees.” Natalie Portman remarked as she presented the award for best director  at The Golden Globes in 2018.  The actress made headlines for calling out the lack of female directing nominees, not just in 2018 but throughout history.  Just last year, in 2020, Issa Rae unveiled the nominees for the 92nd … Continue reading “Female directors kick ass in Golden Globe noms… finally”

Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show

1+ The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the nominees for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Six-time Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson announced the nominees. For the first time in the history of the Golden Globes, the nominations were announced virtually, following the current safety … Continue reading “Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show”

2020 AFI Fest announces winners

1+ With the largest national audience in its 34th history including attendees from all 50 states, AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi announced today the films that received this year’s Jury and Audience awards. The Grand Jury Award winners for Live Action and Animated Short will be eligible for the 2021 Best Live Action Short … Continue reading “2020 AFI Fest announces winners”

AFI adds drive-in screening for ‘One Night in Miami…’

2+ Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced that the 34th edition of AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi has added a Centerpiece Drive-in screening to this year’s festival line-up. The Amazon Original film One Night in Miami… will screen at the Rose Bowl on Monday, October 19.  Directed by Academy Award® winner Regina King, … Continue reading “AFI adds drive-in screening for ‘One Night in Miami…’”

HBO wins 30 Primetime Emmy Awards

1+ It was a good year for HBO at last night’s Emmys. It’s stellar series Watchmen won 11 gold statues including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Regina King) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). The network’s critically-acclaimed drama Succession also won … Continue reading “HBO wins 30 Primetime Emmy Awards”

Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys”

1+ Last night, in front of a mostly empty Staples Center, The Television Academy celebrated the 72nd Emmy Awards – or since we are in a pandemic “The PandEmmys” – recognizing excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2019-2020 television season. Unlike any broadcast preceding it, the virtual awards were hosted Jimmy Kimmel, … Continue reading “Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys””

‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26

2+ Netflix dominated the 72nd Emmy nominee count on Tuesday with 160 nominations, setting a new record for the most nominations for a single network or streaming platform. HBO meanwhile, came in second with 107 nominees, down from last year’s 137, which were buoyed by Game of Thrones’ record 32 nods. The cable network had … Continue reading “‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26”

HBO offers all 9 eps of ‘Watchmen’ for FREE

1+ HBO will offer all nine episodes of the series Watchmen for free starting FRIDAY, JUNE 19 through SUNDAY, June 21 exclusively on HBO.com and Free On Demand, as an extension of the network’s content offering highlighting Black experiences, voices and storytellers. The network will also air a marathon of the series on HBO and HBO Latino starting at 1:00 p.m. … Continue reading “HBO offers all 9 eps of ‘Watchmen’ for FREE”

Susanne Preissler, EP Independent Media

1+ Editor’s Note: While Women’s History Month has clearly ended, we had such an overflow of submissions for REEL WOMEN that we couldn’t limit them all to just March. So, while these are the last profiles for this year, they are anything but least. We invite you to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, … Continue reading “Susanne Preissler, EP Independent Media”

‘Watchmen’ cast become ‘Washmen’ in new COVID-19 PSA

3+ Showrunner Damon Lindelof (The Hunt, The Leftovers, Lost, World War Z) has made it clear that he won’t return to the world of Watchmen for a second season of the award-winning HBO program. But that has not stopped the cast from acting like heroes. They have created and posted a new Public Service Announcement called, wait … Continue reading “‘Watchmen’ cast become ‘Washmen’ in new COVID-19 PSA”

eightvfx teams with Minted Content for Cadillac ads

1+ Apparently the director of two new Cadillac spots, Minted Content’s David Leitch, started out as a stunt performer. In fact, he was actually Brad Pitt’s stunt double five times. Besides being a good-looking guy, Leitch clearly knows stunts and it shows in this action-packed, heart-racing Reel Ad of the Week from Leo Burnett, Detroit. … Continue reading “eightvfx teams with Minted Content for Cadillac ads”

Stars turn out for AFI Awards Luncheon|Gallery

3+ Awards season officially kicked off in stellar style on January 3, as the American Film Institute (AFI) celebrated the 2019 AFI Awards honorees at an invite-only luncheon in Beverly Hills. Unique in its celebration of the film and television arts’ collaborative nature, AFI Awards – now in its 20th year – is the only national … Continue reading “Stars turn out for AFI Awards Luncheon|Gallery”

HBO makes it rain squid in New York for ‘Watchmen’

1+ Last weekend, HBO debuted the new DC series, Watchmen to fairly spectacular ratings. Now, in anticipation of one of their biggest shows of the year, the cable network made a massive splash for Watchmen by utilizing an array of Outfront out-of-home assets including bus posters, transit shelters, wallscapes, billboards, subway posters, and Liveboards, throughout … Continue reading “HBO makes it rain squid in New York for ‘Watchmen’”

But who is watching the ‘Watchmen’ trailer?

3+ Well, hell yeah! Today at Comic-Con, HBO screened the first trailer for Watchmen and it is something to behold. And watch! The trailer, with its eye-opening fx and reveals, confirms that this Damon Lindelof-led adaptation is indeed a sequel to the original comic book series by British creative team of writer Alan Moore, artist … Continue reading “But who is watching the ‘Watchmen’ trailer?”

HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ drops first teaser for series

2+ When Zack Snyder’s neo-noir superhero drama Watchmen was released in 2009, like many of Snyder’s films, it was extremely divisive. The decision to replace the Octopus from the Alan Moore comics with Dr. “I got my penis hanging out” Manhattan destroying the globe riled many fanboys and girls up. We, on the other hand, … Continue reading “HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ drops first teaser for series”

Director John Singleton passes at 51

4+ Sad news from Los Angeles. Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, who helmed the ground-breaking Boyz N the Hood has died at 51. The director suffered a massive stroke 13 days ago and had been on life support since. According to a representative, the family chose to take him off this morning at Cedars Sinai Hospital … Continue reading “Director John Singleton passes at 51”

‘Green Book’ takes Best Picture at hostless Oscars

3+ ‘Green Book’ and Olivia Coleman surprise Oscar experts with wins in Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Best Actress. Okay, so I was wrong. Six times. But I take solace in knowing that other Oscar prognosticators were wrong too, when it came to predicting who would win Best Picture and Best Actress. On a night … Continue reading “‘Green Book’ takes Best Picture at hostless Oscars”