Time’s Up calls Bill Cosby’s release a travesty

Time’s Up calls Bill Cosby’s release from prison as a “travesty and an injustice” to the survivors who accused the comedian of sexual assault, and an “emotional trauma” to women at large.  The president and CEO of Time’s Up Tina Tchen released a statement today regarding The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Coby’s conviction … Continue reading “Time’s Up calls Bill Cosby’s release a travesty”

Lisa Topol joins OBERLAND as Managing Partner and ECD

Lisa Topol has set out to make a profit with purpose the centerpiece of her career as she joins OBERLAND, the industry’s leading purpose-driven ad agency, in the new role of managing partner and executive creative director.  Together, Topol and OBERLAND co-founder and chief creative officer Oberlander will steer the eight-year-old agency in partnership with … Continue reading “Lisa Topol joins OBERLAND as Managing Partner and ECD”

Crampsie inducted into AAF Hall of Achievement

Lauren Crampsie, President of Ogilvy New York, has been named one of the 2020 inductees into the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Advertising Hall of Achievement. For 28 years, the Advertising Hall of Achievement has remained the premier industry award to recognize young, talented individuals aged 40 and under, who are making a significant impact in … Continue reading “Crampsie inducted into AAF Hall of Achievement”

New doc recounts Russell Simmon’s alleged assaults

Music mogul Russell Simmons has been accused of sexually assaulting over twenty women. ON THE RECORD is a documentary that tells the story of several of his accusers, and the film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival today, January 25th. The film features interviews with a number of women who have accused Simmons of rape, including Sil Lai Abrams, … Continue reading “New doc recounts Russell Simmon’s alleged assaults”

Netflix & HBO set pace at 70th Primetime Emmys, but…

The Fonz won. Heeeeeeeey. Last night, The 70th Emmy Awards kicked off with Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson noting that this year’s nominees were the most diverse in the history of the Emmys — then launching into a pointed tongue-in-cheek song-and-dance number with Ricky Martin, Andy Samberg, Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, RuPaul … Continue reading “Netflix & HBO set pace at 70th Primetime Emmys, but…”

2018 ADCOLOR honorees and nominees announced

BBDO’s ‘The Talk,’ the poignant Procter and Gamble TVC which just won the Grand Prix at Cannes, leads the nominees for Ad of the Year in the 2018 ADCOLOR awards. The honorees and nominees were announced Wednesday at ADCOLOR Live in the Facebook Live Studios. The announcement took place at the Facebook Live Studios and … Continue reading “2018 ADCOLOR honorees and nominees announced”

2022 in Review: The biggest stories of the year

Would you believe it if I told you the biggest story of 2022 that could be found on Reel 360 News was about something that couldn’t be found? In early December, sister publication Reel Chicago legit went poof. As if Hermione, from Harry Potter, waved a wand and said, “Expecto Patronum.” Only it wasn’t a … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The biggest stories of the year”

TIME names Volodymyr Zelensky 2022 Person of the Year

Today, TIME names Volodymyr Zelensky and the Spirit of Ukraine as the 2022 Person of the Year. The cover story, by TIME’s Simon Shuster who spent nine months reporting on the invasion, during which Zelensky and his team have granted him unparalleled access to work inside the presidential compound, features an exclusive interview with President Zelensky on his private train while on a trip … Continue reading “TIME names Volodymyr Zelensky 2022 Person of the Year”

INTERVIEW: The Man Who Fell to Earth’s Clarke Peters

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”

Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night

The fictional team of AFC Richmond may be enormous losers on Apple TV+’s hit series Ted Lasso, but last night they proved to be big winners. The feel-good soccer-themed ensemble scored four Emmys last night, taking home wins for outstanding comedy, series lead actor (Jason Sudeikis), supporting actress (Hannah Waddingham) and supporting actor (Brett Goldstein). … Continue reading “Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night”

TIME 2020 Person of the Year: Joe Biden & Kamala Harris

TIME names Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, President-elect and Vice President–elect of the United States, as the 2020 Person of the Year. TIME Editor-in-Chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal writes, “For changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are TIME’s … Continue reading “TIME 2020 Person of the Year: Joe Biden & Kamala Harris”

Staff wide walkout at Periscope over BLM issues

This story has been updated. If you’re from Minneapolis, you should be familiar with the funk/rock group The Time’s song, The Walk. The lyrics go, Everybody walk your bodyEverybody walk, yoo-hoo-hooEverybody walk your bodyEverybody walk That is exactly what African American employees, an LGBTQ+ ally and the Copy Department did at Minneapolis-based agency Periscope yesterday. … Continue reading “Staff wide walkout at Periscope over BLM issues”

Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis talk Prince and The Time

Tonight, CBS will air an all-star tribute to the life and legacy of seven-time Grammy winner Prince. The iconic musician died four years ago today after an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Before they became legendary producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were members of Prince’s first spin-off group, The Time. The … Continue reading “Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis talk Prince and The Time”

‘Justice League Dark’ among 3 series coming to HBO Max

It would seem the DC Universe is beginning to thrive more on TV than in movie theaters. Justice League Dark which has been in development limbo and Hell for some time is finally going to seen an appearance on the flat screen. HBO Max today announced it has given production commitments for three new high-octane one-hour … Continue reading “‘Justice League Dark’ among 3 series coming to HBO Max”

MIFF’s Duffy produces ‘More than a Cowboy’ on Amazon

In just under three weeks, 36-year-old MMA fighter Donald Cerrone will go into the Octagon for the UFC welterweight match of his career. On January 18 in Las Vegas, Cerrone, better known as “Cowboy,” will go up against Conor McGregor. This is the kind of fight where legends are born. What’s at stake for Cerrone, … Continue reading “MIFF’s Duffy produces ‘More than a Cowboy’ on Amazon”

Reel Ad of the Week: Droga5’s New York Times film

Do you know who Rukmini Calamachi is? If you don’t, you will after watching the next film in Droga5’s latest effort for The New York Times. The latest compelling film in “The Truth Is Worth It” campaign series – Fearlessness – continues to show the great lengths The New York Times journalists go to unlock … Continue reading “Reel Ad of the Week: Droga5’s New York Times film”

‘Shameless” split season 9 to be last for Emmy Rossum

“There is much more Gallagher story to be told. I will always be rooting for my family.” — Emmy Rossum Bye, Fiona. Emmy Rossum who plays Fiona Gallagher on Showtime’s hit series, Shameless, announced that the upcoming season nine will be her last. This first appeared on her Facebook page as a post last month. … Continue reading “‘Shameless” split season 9 to be last for Emmy Rossum”

HBO announces 2018 Directing Fellowship winners

(New York – 4 May 2018) HBOAccess has selected three directors for their 2018 Directing Fellowship. The HBOAccess Directing Fellowship selects 3-4 fellows to participate in a biennial program designed to foster diverse directing talent. The program includes a series of master classes which lead into the production of pilots. Delivered by industry professionals both … Continue reading “HBO announces 2018 Directing Fellowship winners”