Jury reaches verdict in Depp-Heard trial

After almost a month of exhausting and sometimes triggering testimony, the 7-person jury who has been hearing the case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, has returned with a verdict. The verdict was unanimously found in favor of Johnny Depp on all counts of defamation.  Fairfax, Virginia, County Circuit Judge Penney Azcarate and a jury … Continue reading “Jury reaches verdict in Depp-Heard trial”

Chicago 7, Judas, Queen’s Gambit among Location Guild noms

Nominees for the 8th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards were announced today by LMGI President John Rakich/LMGI. The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. The LMGI Awards also recognize outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production … Continue reading “Chicago 7, Judas, Queen’s Gambit among Location Guild noms”

Chicago 7, Palm Springs top ACE Eddie Awards

Editor Alan Baumgarten’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 topped the dramatic feature editing category of American Cinema Editors’s 71st ACE Eddie Awards, while Palm Springs’s Matthew Friedman and Andrew Dickler won the category for best edited comedic feature. This is Baumgarten’s third ACE, who also accepted Eddies for American Hustle in 2014 and Recount in 2009. It was the first Eddie … Continue reading “Chicago 7, Palm Springs top ACE Eddie Awards”

Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners

The Screen Actors Guild celebrated the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2020 at the 27th Annual SAG Awards, which aired Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS. This year’s awards was a brisk one-hour celebration that highlighted and expanded on the show’s signature “I Am An Actor” stories through funny and intimate docuseries-inspired … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

Aaron Sorkin and ‘Chicago 7’ cast reflect on film

Since my initial introduction fourteen years ago, my relationship to the story of The Trial of the Chicago 7 has changed significantly. When we began shooting last winter, we knew the story we were telling was not only an important chapter of American history, but was chillingly relevant to current events. When we began shooting The Trial of … Continue reading “Aaron Sorkin and ‘Chicago 7’ cast reflect on film”

Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show

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 measures … Continue reading “Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show”

What Being the Ricardos got right… and wrong

For decades upon decades, America has been in love with the spunky and silly redhead who starred in the hit TV show I love Lucy. We all flocked to Amazon to watch the highly anticipated biopic Being the Ricardos which follows Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in 1952 as they face personal … Continue reading “What Being the Ricardos got right… and wrong”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Taylour Paige join Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop 4

Netflix announced Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Looper)  and Taylour Paige (Zola, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) will star alongside Eddie Murphy in the long-awaited Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley. The third sequel to the 1984 blockbuster will also feature the return of original cast, Judge Reinhard, John Ashton and Paul Reiser (Stranger … Continue reading “Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Taylour Paige join Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop 4”

That’s What U.S. Bank Is For in new campaign

Are you planning some home renovations this year? Is your brother and his five dogs moving into your basement? Does your small business need a new piece of equipment right away? Don’t sweat it. These are all occasions U.S. Bank can help out with. In fact, moments like these are exactly what U.S. Bank is … Continue reading “That’s What U.S. Bank Is For in new campaign”

Netflix positions itself for Oscar gold

The Oscars are just around the corner and Netflix is leading the way with a collection of films released on the streaming platform that are getting buzz for the top prizes. Just last year, Netflix had an impressive lineup at the 92nd Academy Awards and it looks like this year will follow suit. At the … Continue reading “Netflix positions itself for Oscar gold”

Venom 2 has the biggest opening of the pandemic

Who would have assumed that Andy Serkis’ film, with Tom Hardy reprising his role as a reporter with superpowers gained from aliens, would have the biggest first weekend since December 2019? Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Sony’s follow-up to the hit 2018 supervillain film blew past expectations at the box offices this weekend. Pre-opening estimates … Continue reading “Venom 2 has the biggest opening of the pandemic”

Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 395 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Membership selection decisions are based on professional qualifications, with representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority of Academy Aperture 2025.  The 2021 class is 46% … Continue reading “Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites”

Serial rapist Bill Cosby released from prison today

Serial rapist, disgraced comedian, and actor Bill Cosby has been released from prison today.  Do we sound angry? The Reel 360 Team is. His conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, ending over two years of prison time of his three to 10-year sentence. The court cited … Continue reading “Serial rapist Bill Cosby released from prison today”

Nomadland wins Best Picture, Chloé Zhao Director

Last night, Nomadland won three of its six Academy Award nominations. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presented the 93rd Oscars. Due to the pandemic, the show did not take place at its usual home, The Dolby Theater. This year, the hostless event took place in downtown Los Angeles at Union Station with … Continue reading “Nomadland wins Best Picture, Chloé Zhao Director”

Reel 360’s 2021 Oscar Predictions

It’s finally here — the end to a very long and strange and god knows what else kind of film year. We are happy to finally say good-bye to the 2020 movie season which culminates with the Academy Awards. We are tired. Run down. But vaccinated! So we are ready to sit down and make … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 2021 Oscar Predictions”

‘Nomadland’ takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards

As begin to place our bets on what will win at the Oscars, we now have two pretty safe wagers – Ma Rainey’s Chadwick Boseman for Best Actor and now, Nomadland for Best Picture. The Producers Guild of America Awards awarded Chloé Zhao’s opus with their top prize. The film rode past Emerald Fennell’s Promising … Continue reading “‘Nomadland’ takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards”

Schofield’s Flowers teams with Rock Jacobs and ROA

Schofield’s Flowers – the multifaceted creative production outfit whose client list includes Hyundai, Acura, and Cadillac – has formed a strategic alliance with filmmaker Rock Jacobs and his entertainment company, Rebel of America. Jacobs has written, directed, and produced music videos for artists including Ice Cube, Lil Wayne, J-Cole, Skrillex, De La Soul, Big Boi … Continue reading “Schofield’s Flowers teams with Rock Jacobs and ROA”

Complete list of Grammy winners

The 63rd annual Grammys are a wrap. Despite an expected scant audience, the show hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, boasted electrifying, live and pre-recorded, performances from Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, BTS, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and Megan Thee Stallion. And dang Megan, Reel 360 now understands WAP. Mind blown. Yeah the winner … Continue reading “Complete list of Grammy winners”

‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10

Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars nominations today (March 15), live from London, via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media. Chopra Jonas and Jonas announced the nominees in 23 categories at 5:19 a.m. PT. For a complete … Continue reading “‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10”

Art Directors Guild announces nominations

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced nominations for the 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animation features. Winners will be honored at the Art Directors Guild Awards ceremony, set for Saturday, April 10, 2021, Pre Show – 3:00PM PST, Awards Show – 4:00 PM PST. … Continue reading “Art Directors Guild announces nominations”