The One Club for Creativity has announced three cultural and business icons who will be inducted as collaborators into the Creative Hall of Fame in October. Based on a legacy of game-changing creative work, the trio of basketball legend Michael Jordan, Nike cofounder, chairman emeritus Phil Knight, and Oscar-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, and actor Spike Lee will be inducted as a team of … Continue reading “Michael Jordan, Phil Knight, Spike Lee to be inducted into One Club HOF”
Spike Lee and Netflix have formed a creative partnership that will have Lee direct and produce narrative feature films under a multi-year deal. This partnership kicks off in January and follows four collaborations for the Academy Award winner with Netflix, including writing and directing Da 5 Bloods, writing and directing the She’s Gotta Have It series, directing Rodney King and … Continue reading “Spike Lee, Netflix ink multi-year deal”
After two years of life without the magical, 100-year-old film festival that takes place on the French Riviera- due to the pandemic – The Festival de Cannes is finally back in full swing and the cinephiles running the festival already have a lot to say. Both jury president Spike Lee and creative director Thierry Fremaux spoke … Continue reading “Cannes: Spike Lee makes marks as President”
Ghetto Film School’s new short film “What’s in a Name” amplifies GFS’s goal to give platforms to people whose stories are not always told and volume to voices often unheard. The film, via agency Wieden+Kennedy NY, edited by Cut+Run’s Aika Miyake and produced by Bryght Young Things, pushes against some of the stereotypes and conventions … Continue reading “Spike Lee, Alfre Woodard narrate Ghetto Film School PSA”
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 documentary … Continue reading “HBO, Spike Lee in production on 9/11 doc”
Budweiser celebrates the Centennial of Jackie Robinson’s birth with ‘Impact’, a short film on the American legend, directed by Spike Lee Jackie Robinson once said: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives”. Since I’ve known Oscar Award-winning director and SpikeDDB creative director Spike Lee for a little over … Continue reading “Spike Lee & Budweiser create Jackie Robinson short film”
Oscar-winning director Spike Lee, whose films have reflected significant cultural and historical content with the highest quality, will receive the esteemed Trailblazer Award from the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) at the 7th Annual LMGI Awards celebrating the theme “2020 Vision: We See It First.” The 2020 Awards, hosted by actor Isaiah Mustafa (IT: Chapter 2, Horrible Bosses), will honor the prestigious spectrum … Continue reading “Lee to receive Trailblazer Award at 2020 LMGI Awards”
BBDO New York earned 10 honors and Wieden+Kennedy earned eight honors, while TBWA\Media Arts Lab had seven honors at the AICP Awards last night. McCann New York had five honors, while Saatchi & Saatchi had four. Leo Burnett had three honors, as did the in-house agency at Apple. Apple’s “Welcome Home,” directed by acclaimed director … Continue reading “Spike Jonze, Tide win best in show at AICP Awards”
It wasn’t too long ago that giant recording studios were the norm in Chicago. There was Streeterville, Universal and Paragon.
Now? All gone. But still left standing is CRC. Recently, the recording studio has provided ADR and mixing for films including Hidden Figures, Spike Lee’s Chi-raq and Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight as well as numerous commercials and podcasts even.
If you ask CRC business affairs director, Dave Dakich, CRC’s continued success is due in part to their constant mix of music artists, films and commercials.
So here we were. NJ Bourque and myself. Yep, we were going to do it. We were going to make a short film on our own and I was going to direct this puppy.
On the surface, I felt as confident as Jordan in the paint, as I had worked with some of the best in the business — Spike Lee, Michael Bay, Marcus Nispel, Jaume Collet-Sera, Pam Thomas and Malcolm Lee. I was ready. I could do this. Yes, yes.
All of that sounded great over wine with NJ. However, in the morning, while drinking coffee, I was more like, “What the fuck have I committed myself to?”
Little Minx, a 2022 AdAge A-List Production Company Standout, has signed the award-winning filmmaker Kevin Wilson Jr. to its renowned roster of directors for commercial and content representation. A North Carolina native, Wilson first came to the attention of the industry with his short student film My Nephew Emmett, based on the true story of the … Continue reading “Director Kevin Wilson Jr. joins Little Minx”
He was the icon who coined, “Just Do It” for NIKE. Advertising legend Dan Wieden “did it” all and now he is gone. The creative leader behind NIKE’s famous “Just Do It” tagline and co-founder of advertising giant Wieden + Kennedy passed away last Friday. He was 77. According to an obituary shared with NBC affiliate KGW … Continue reading “Advertising legend Dan Wieden passes at 77”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 14 students as winners of the 49th Student Academy Awards competition. The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972 to provide a platform for emerging global talent by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work. This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received … Continue reading “Academy reveals 2022 Student Award Winners”
Colin Francis Costello’s latest short film, Storage, won both the Best U.S. Narrative Shorts at Silicon Beach Film Festival and Palm Springs Shorts last weekend. The short, which explores accepting and letting go of past loves before moving on, shares the story of Rachel (played by Laura Huckaby) who wakes up in a basement storage room with no … Continue reading “Colin Francis Costello’s Storage wins Best Narrative Short Film twice”
Boston’s EDITBAR has announced the representation of three new editors whose work encompasses many genres with story at the heart of each collaboration. Jacks Genega, Louie Cohen and Jon Daniel bring their signature talent to the creative editorial company’s roster of Britt Bellamy – who made waves with her recent contribution to PUMA’s global campaign … Continue reading “Creativity abounds as EDITBAR makes moves”
Acclaimed actor Clarke Peters has had an amazing career, spanning five decades and consisting of 110 TV and film credits. His roles include a recurring part on HBO’s groundbreaking series, The Wire where he played Lester Freamon. He is also known for creating memorable characters in Endgame (2009), John Wick (2014), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), Harriet (2019), and Spike Lee’s Da … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: The Man Who Fell to Earth’s Clarke Peters”
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”
It is looking more and more like The Power of the Dog is the one to beat at the upcoming Oscars.The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2021 were announced last night during the 74th Annual DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Jane Campion won the … Continue reading “Jane Campion wins DGA for Outstanding Directorial Achievement”
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, 1stAveMachine director, guru Ron … Continue reading “RBL Spotlight: Director Ron Brodie”
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, visual effects and animation … Continue reading “RBL Spotlight: VFX and animation guru Bilali Mack”