My real life superhero Stan Lee passes at 95

Then I discovered my first “Spider-man” comic. Here was someone I could relate to. Stan Lee will always be remembered for creating iconic Marvel superheroes Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men and of course my beloved Avengers. He died today and I think a little bit of myself passed away with him. Here’s why. I … Continue reading “My real life superhero Stan Lee passes at 95”

GSD&M appoints Lee Newman as President

GSD&M has named Lee Newman as its new President, effective January. Newman, formerly the CEO of MullenLowe, will report to GSD&M’s CEO Duff Stewart and will be tasked with enhancing the agency’s client portfolio. Newman brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served as the CEO of MullenLowe, where he played a pivotal … Continue reading “GSD&M appoints Lee Newman as President”

Wild Gift signs wildly gifted Rylee Jean Ebsen

Creative collective Wild Gift, home to some of advertising and entertainment’s most exciting storytellers, welcomes Rylee Jean Ebsen to the company for commercials. A Telly-award winning comedy director and writer, and alumnus of the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Ebsen also recently was honored as Best Director at the Women’s Chicago Comedy Film Festival for … Continue reading “Wild Gift signs wildly gifted Rylee Jean Ebsen”

Jane Campion wins DGA for Outstanding Directorial Achievement

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”

Gravitas Ventures finds The Way to Iranian director Dastan Kahalili’s film

Gravitas Ventures has acquired the exclusive North American to the action drama The Way, directed, written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Dastan Khalili of Alliance of Light Films. A festival favorite, The Way recently was awarded best Feature and Best Director Awards at the Accolades international global film competition and the best producing prize at the Hollywood Golden Age Film Festival. … Continue reading “Gravitas Ventures finds The Way to Iranian director Dastan Kahalili’s film”

Sebastian Stan, Denise Gough love on Monday

Two broken people trying to heal each other is the kind of love story we relish in and suffer through in the new film, Monday. The premise of the independent feature can only be compared to a convertible car on fire on an ethereal island and you can’t help but enjoy the view as it … Continue reading “Sebastian Stan, Denise Gough love on Monday”

Wondros Collective Director Lee Farber’s PSA Campaign

Wondros Collective and Emmy Award-winning Director Lee Farber shot an extensive PSA campaign for Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) and Rally Health earlier this year. Entitled “Make The Healthy Call,” the new spots raise awareness for cancer prevention and screening. Launched this fall, but rolling out into 2021, the new campaign features celebrated sports casters … Continue reading “Wondros Collective Director Lee Farber’s PSA Campaign”

Comedy director Lee Farber joins Wondros Commercials

After joining Wondros in Fall 2019, Executive Producer Danielle Peretz has been on a mission — to expand the commercial/branded content division’s Directorial roster in a thoughtful way. “Our focus is on strong storytelling,” she notes, ”and finding Directors who can work across all genres and categories.”  One such filmmaker and storyteller is Emmy Award-winning … Continue reading “Comedy director Lee Farber joins Wondros Commercials”

What do the critics think of Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness officially hits theaters on May 6, 2022, with some showtimes in some markets as early as May 5. Fans waited, and waited, and waited for this movie to finally come out. The Covid-19 global pandemic threw a wrench on all our MCU plans, knocking release dates further and … Continue reading “What do the critics think of Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?”

The best-paid jobs in the film industry are….

No one ever said you get into the film industry to get rich fast. And now we have statistics to back it up. It’s well established that jobs in creative industries, such as in the film, TV and advertising industry, are few and far between, plus extremely difficult to break into as a newbie. With … Continue reading “The best-paid jobs in the film industry are….”

Get Out tops WGA 101 Greatest Screenplays of 21st Century

The  Writers Guilds of America West and East announced the WGA list of 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far), as voted by the Guilds’ members, honoring outstanding screenwriting over the last two decades. From horror films and sci-fi – Get Out (#1, Written by Jordan Peele), Arrival (#27, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer) – to superhero blockbusters – Black … Continue reading “Get Out tops WGA 101 Greatest Screenplays of 21st Century”

Marvel celebrates the movies in new video

In a video celebrating the love of storytelling and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) most memorable moments, Marvel Studios gives a hint of what’s to come in Phase 4! The video opens with the late Stan Lee stating, “I love being with people; it’s the most incredible feeling in the world. That world may change and evolve, … Continue reading “Marvel celebrates the movies in new video”

‘Black Panther’ turns three-years-old

In Adventures In The Screen Trade, the seminal, tell-all 1983 memoir about the mercurial, white knuckle, roller-coaster ride that is making a living working in Hollywood, two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Goldman famously said that when it comes to determining whether a movie will turn out to be a hit or a miss, “Nobody knows … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ turns three-years-old”

Audiences assemble for ‘Avengers’ shattering B.O. records

It can probably now be said that Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame is not just a hit movie, it was an event like nothing we have ever seen. Earning $350 million over the weekend in the United States alone, Captain America, Tony Stark, Thor and company completely took a moljner type of hammer to the worldwide box … Continue reading “Audiences assemble for ‘Avengers’ shattering B.O. records”

Writers Guild announces its 2018 nominees

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced their nominations for Best original and Best Adapted Screenplay as well as video game writing and documentary writing. this morning. Most of the screenplays have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting and videogame writing during 2018. The … Continue reading “Writers Guild announces its 2018 nominees”

Author Blair Davis on “Black Panther’s” epic influence

According to DePaul University Associate Professor Blair Davis, Black Panther is worth all the hype. “My students have been over the moon since last year,” he says. “Not only because there is a black superhero, but also because there is a big budget blockbuster with a huge Hollywood marketing campaign and toys and t-shirts.”   … Continue reading “Author Blair Davis on “Black Panther’s” epic influence”

MullenLowe, NFL, Johnson, Elizabeth in the news

MullenLowe L.A. wins Whole Foods According to Ad Age, Amazon finally finished shopping for a new creative agency for its newly acquired Whole Foods Market. The report says, the Austin, Texas-based grocery chain has chosen MullenLowe L.A., as its CAOR after a review. The review, which was run by SRI, began in late June. After … Continue reading “MullenLowe, NFL, Johnson, Elizabeth in the news”

REVIEW: Things get real (sort of) in Squid Game: The Challenge

Squid Game emerged in 2021 as a powerhouse in Korean television, leaving an indelible mark on viewers with its heart-stopping suspense and morally intricate storyline. Directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the Netflix scripted series introduces us to the turbulent life of Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), a divorced father drowning in debt and consumed by a gambling … Continue reading “REVIEW: Things get real (sort of) in Squid Game: The Challenge”