Universal drops trailer for ‘Spirit Untamed’

1+ Universal and DreamWorks Animation have released the next chapter in the Spirit series: Spirit Untamed. They describe the story as an epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse.  Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced, Dora and the Lost … Continue reading “Universal drops trailer for ‘Spirit Untamed’”

Universal Studios Hollywood set to open in two weeks

1+ As Covid-19 cases are on the decline, the state of California is FINALLY allowing theme parks to reopen with limited capacity after one year of being completely closed. Universal Studios Hollywood has recently announced reopening on both their website as well as their app.  Universal Studios Hollywood is reopening on April 16. Tickets will … Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood set to open in two weeks”

Universal Studios Florida’s Production Stages are open

3+ The production professionals comprising Universal Studios Florida’s Production Group (USFPG) are ready to welcome the next round of film, TV and commercial productions to their Sound Stages, Backlot and across the resort’s ultra-unique properties. According to USFPG’s Vice President/General Manager Pamela Tuscany, she and her colleagues successfully resumed operations in June, in conjunction with … Continue reading “Universal Studios Florida’s Production Stages are open”

Even with approval, Disney; Universal to remain closed

1+ California has cleared theme parks to reopen after more than seven months of coronavirus closures provided they follow newly issued COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. However, Disneyland, Universal and other large parks may not be able to return until next summer. California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly announced during a news conference … Continue reading “Even with approval, Disney; Universal to remain closed”

Universal Pictures reaches deal with AMC Theatres

1+ Good news. Universal Pictures has reached a deal with AMC Theatres which means that the studio now has the option of releasing any of its titles (including those from Focus Features) on VOD (Video on Demand) platforms after just 17 days of screening in theaters.  AMC originally refused to screen Universal films after the success … Continue reading “Universal Pictures reaches deal with AMC Theatres”

Peele, Smith rumored for Universal monster flick

1+ Jordan Peele, after two films and The Twilight Zone, has solidified himself as voice to be reckoned in horror and sci-fi. That will probably be even more cemented after the release of Candyman in September if theaters are open. Could Peele now be considering Will Smith for a leading role in a new monster … Continue reading “Peele, Smith rumored for Universal monster flick”

After ‘Trolls’ AMC theaters bans Universal films

1+ AMC Theaters (who also own UK Chain Odeon Cinemas) have vowed to no longer screen Universal Pictures films in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. That comes after NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell spoke about the success of Trolls World Tour on VOD platforms amassing $100 million. “The results for Trolls World Tour have exceeded our expectations … Continue reading “After ‘Trolls’ AMC theaters bans Universal films”

Universal gives ‘Candyman’ the hook until September

1+ Due to the global health crisis at hand, most U.S. theaters are expected to remain closed through most of the summer, Universal Pictures, which has already pushed the latest entries in the F9 and the Minions franchises back to 2021, has decided to push back their upcoming Candyman sequel/reboot from June 12 to September 25. The decision comes just … Continue reading “Universal gives ‘Candyman’ the hook until September”

Universal to begin streaming current films Friday

3+ With the global production shutdowns of such major films as The Batman, The Matrix 4, Mission Impossible combined with the closure of movie theaters due to the spread of the COVID-19 , Universal Pictures has decided to make its current theatrical releases available on Home Video earlier than planned. The studio has announced that The … Continue reading “Universal to begin streaming current films Friday”

David&Goliath launch new Universal Parks campaign

7+ I don’t know if I’m lucky or not that I live 10 minutes from Universal, Hollywood. You’re welcome stalkers. That said, I sure do love going to the theme park when my daughters are here during the summer and Christmas. Plus, who am I kidding? I’m a big kid. I love the rides and … Continue reading “David&Goliath launch new Universal Parks campaign”

It’s brother against brother in new F9 trailer

1+ There is no doubt that the action in Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise has gotten more and more over the top. At one point in the new trailer, which Uni released today, Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce, even says, “We’ve taken out cars, trains, tanks and even submarines.” Yep, with each film, the … Continue reading “It’s brother against brother in new F9 trailer”

BS’s campaign on why people should get vaccinated

1+ Despite more and more brands leaning into values-driven marketing to address today’s most pressing cultural issues – the COVID-19 pandemic and the public service messages surrounding it continue to be a grey area for most. Not for Blue Shield of California (BSC). Over the last year, the brand has tackled the most pressing topics … Continue reading “BS’s campaign on why people should get vaccinated”

Josie and The Pussycats reunite for 20th anniversary

1+ The Reel 360 team suddenly feels old. Very old. In 2001, Universal Pictures released Josie & The Pussycats. The film, directed and co-written by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, was loosely based on the Archie Comics series and the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name. Filmed entirely in Vancouver, the musical comedy featured Rachael Leigh Cook (Nancy Drew, Batman Beyond), Tara Reid (American … Continue reading “Josie and The Pussycats reunite for 20th anniversary”

REEL WOMEN: SYN COO Yumi Tanabe Arnaudo

1+ With her background and studies in music, to creative endeavors in filmmaking, dubbing, music, coaching, and mediating in media, Yumi Tanabe Arnaudo has enjoyed an extensive creative production career with notable awards. Yumi is currently the COO and Head of Production at SYN, an award winning music agency and creative solution – providing music … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: SYN COO Yumi Tanabe Arnaudo”

REEL WOMEN: New Blank’s Erin Serletic

2+ When it comes to business development, Erin Serletic is in a class by herself. Her focus is knocking on doors, finding the opportunities, pitching capabilities and getting the RFP. She has a successful track record of helping companies reach their next level. Erin is equally effective at landing new business while growing and maintaining … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: New Blank’s Erin Serletic”

Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS

1+ The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) announced winners of its 8th Annual MUAHS Awards, presented by HASK Beauty, in 21 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. The hybrid virtual gala was held on Saturday night, April 3, 2021, before an audience of more than 1,000 worldwide. Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, Anthony Anderson, star and executive … Continue reading “Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS”

Last Dance, Soul, black-ish among NAACP winners

1+ Disney received 17 NAACP Image Awards for 2021, including eight for ABC, which marked the most for any network or distributor this year. The awards were announced during a special live broadcast of the 52nd NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s black-ish, on Saturday, March 27, and as part of a … Continue reading “Last Dance, Soul, black-ish among NAACP winners”

NBC’s Superstore finally closes its doors

1+ Warning: This contains spoilers for the series finale of Superstore. The exterior Cloud 9 facade that many have driven past on Burbank’s Barham road is no longer there. After 6 seasons of being a regular feature on the Universal Studios Hollywood’s Studio Tour ride (prior to covid) at the backlot sound stages, the NBCUniversal … Continue reading “NBC’s Superstore finally closes its doors”

Watch the trailer for HBO’s ‘The Nevers’

1+ HBO drama series The Nevers debuts Part One of its first season with six episodes beginning on SUNDAY, APRIL 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). Part Two’s six episodes will follow at a later date, to be announced. The series will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. Here’s the plot for the Joss … Continue reading “Watch the trailer for HBO’s ‘The Nevers’”