Tribeca Film Fest: Liza Anonymous’ creative team

The desire to belong can take people to extremes. In Liza Anonymous, the character of Liza takes it too far.  Liza is a lonely millennial addicted to support groups who disguises herself in different personas trying to find her sense of belonging in the world, leading her on a very theatrical journey. This feminocentric short film led by an … Continue reading “Tribeca Film Fest: Liza Anonymous’ creative team”

Leylak: Gritty NY Frontliners film debuts at Tribeca

A New York story about the unwavering strength of an immigrant in a pandemic was exactly the kind of important, gritty story creative duo, Scott Aharoni and Dennis Latos were looking to tell at all costs. Leylak tells a story of a Turkish gravedigger living in Queens, as he is unable to face the shattering … Continue reading “Leylak: Gritty NY Frontliners film debuts at Tribeca”

French Riviera Film Festival: 2021 poster unveiled

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) is pleased to unveil the fest’s 2021 official poster, the announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. The original poster is now listed for auction as an official Non-Fungible Token (NFT), making the property one of the first film festival posters to be made available … Continue reading “French Riviera Film Festival: 2021 poster unveiled”

Mahershala Ali narrates new P&G film ‘Widen the Screen’

The Procter & Gamble Company today announced the creation of an expansive content creation, talent development and partnership platform that enables and advocates for increased inclusion of Black creators across the advertising, film and television industries. To accomplish this the brand turned to Grey New York and acclaimed actor Mahershala Ali to create Widen The … Continue reading “Mahershala Ali narrates new P&G film ‘Widen the Screen’”

Washington Square Films signs director Lana Wilson

Commercial production company Washington Square Films has signed Emmy-winning director Lana Wilson for commercial representation. Transformative quests for meaning and humanity, driven by unfettered hope against all odds, connect her diverse body of work across documentaries, short films and episodic. Wilson’s most recent film, the Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana, peers beyond the sold-out stadiums … Continue reading “Washington Square Films signs director Lana Wilson”

RBL Spotlight: Documentary filmmaker J.M. Harper

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 J.M. Harper with … Continue reading “RBL Spotlight: Documentary filmmaker J.M. Harper”

Cynthia Erivo hosts BVLGARI & Tribeca Studios

To celebrate and connect the brand’s rich, cinematic history with leading, contemporary voices of today, BVLGARI Official Jeweler of Tribeca Film Festival collaborated with Tribeca Studios on a multi-year short film series highlighting extraordinary women who are breaking boundaries and shattering cultural norms. This year’s two films, Lot 448 and Ezinma, both spotlight independent female pioneers … Continue reading “Cynthia Erivo hosts BVLGARI & Tribeca Studios”

Lynn Shelton Film Grant launches in 2020

To honor the legacy of beloved filmmaker Lynn Shelton, who passed away in May, Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, alongside Duplass Brothers Productions, are launching the Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant. The $25,000 unrestricted cash grant will be awarded each year to a US-based woman or non-binary filmmaker, age 39 or older, who has … Continue reading “Lynn Shelton Film Grant launches in 2020”

Female Voices Rock goes virtual for film conference

The mission of the great organization, Female Voices Rock, has always been to inspire change in the film and Television industry by giving the spotlight to women— talented filmmakers whose unique stories are systemically obscured from traditional theater distribution. Based in New York, their creative board has been working hard on new ideas to build … Continue reading “Female Voices Rock goes virtual for film conference”

Tribeca, IMAX & AT&T launch Summer drive-in series

Tribeca Drive-In series is the first-of-its-kind curated program of movies, music and more coming to drive-in theatres and exclusive venues across the country, beginning in June. Tribeca Enterprises today announced a partnership with IMAX and AT&T to unveil “Tribeca Drive-In,” an all-new drive-in entertainment series that will take place this summer at drive-in theatres and … Continue reading “Tribeca, IMAX & AT&T launch Summer drive-in series”

Director Marc Meyers on his new film ‘Human Capital’

As the world turns to steaming videos for escapism, a film to keep on the radar is Human Capital, based on the book by the same name by author Stephen Amidon.  Written by Oren Moverman (The Messenger) and directed by Marc Meyers (My Friend Dahmer), the film premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival … Continue reading “Director Marc Meyers on his new film ‘Human Capital’”

The Reel Black List: Okema Gunn, Film Critic and Writer

Okema “Seven” Gunn has been an educator for several years in New York City and the Chicagoland area. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Masters in Secondary Education in Social Studies. She has written articles for Empire Radio Magazine, Scene Chicago, Exposure Magazine, Chicago Now, and N’digo Magapaper. Currently, she works as a … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Okema Gunn, Film Critic and Writer”

Director Matt Ogens Joins m ss ng p eces

Today bicoastal production studio m ss ng p eces announced that award-winning filmmaker Matt Ogens has joined the company’s directorial roster. He is known for his evocative visual storytelling across various media, including documentary, narrative, commercials, and branded content. Ogens’ breakthrough documentary Confessions of a Superhero premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim, and he subsequently … Continue reading “Director Matt Ogens Joins m ss ng p eces”

Hiatus celebrates 3rd year & welcomes editor Joe Kell

Creative editorial & postproduction boutique Hiatus celebrates its Third Anniversary this month in April and welcomes new Editor Joe Kell. Kell joins the posthouse from Friendshop! in New York. “We are so thrilled to celebrate our third year here at Hiatus,” says Founder/Editor Shane Patrick Ford. Ford adds, “Because we had been working for a long time … Continue reading “Hiatus celebrates 3rd year & welcomes editor Joe Kell”

Alejandra Parody, Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner

Director Alejandra Parody and producer/composer Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner made the NAACP-nominated short Gets Good Light which centers around a luxury condo that becomes a brief refuge for a family targeted by I.C.E. It’s a powerful depiction of the ever-present threat of deportation in America. The indie short stars Cedric Leiba Jr., Edmond Cofie, Jessica Pimentel (Orange … Continue reading “Alejandra Parody, Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner”

ArtClass adds director Ryan Ebner

Our friends at ArtClass have signed Director/Writer Ryan Ebner to its roster for US commercial and branded content representation. Known for his dry, understated brand of humor, Ebner thrives as a performance-driven director with a razor-sharp eye for casting. The move follows the hiring of Sean Owolo as ArtClass’ Head of Broadcast Development. Ebner’s internationally … Continue reading “ArtClass adds director Ryan Ebner”

Union’s Jay Friedkin edits Justine Bateman’s ‘Violet’

SXSW programmers will shine a “2020 Spotlight” on nine of the films that were supposed to premiere last year, including Violet the feature film written, directed, and produced by Justine Bateman, and edited by partner/editor Jay Friedkin of Union Editorial. In Violet, Olivia Munn stars as a film development executive who realizes that the “guiding … Continue reading “Union’s Jay Friedkin edits Justine Bateman’s ‘Violet’”

Teri Altman promoted to Head of Production at DDB

News from DDB New York announced today the promotion of Teri Altman to Head of Production. Altman is elevated from her position as Executive Producer. “Teri is fundamental to the creativity and culture of DDB New York. She is a force that not only break barriers but builds,” says Audrey Melofchik, President of DDB New York. “People want … Continue reading “Teri Altman promoted to Head of Production at DDB”

Apache ups Schaldenbrand to Head of Production

Stefanie Schaldenbrand has been elevated from Senior Producer to Head of Production at Apache, the Santa Monica-based color and finishing boutique whose touch can be seen on countless commercials, music videos, episodic television shows and feature films. Her promotion was announced by Apache’s Co-Founders, Managing Partner and EP LaRue Anderson and Senior Colorist/Partner Steve Rodriguez. … Continue reading “Apache ups Schaldenbrand to Head of Production”

Park Pictures signs Jason Harper for commercial rep

International production company Park Pictures has signed director J.M. “Jason” Harper for U.S. and U.K. commercial representation. A director and documentarian, Harper applies a multi-hyphenate approach to directing, bringing talents in cinematography, directing, composing, and editing to his craft. His elevated understanding of the heartfelt storytelling process rings true in projects for clients such as … Continue reading “Park Pictures signs Jason Harper for commercial rep”