Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in ‘First Ladies’

2+ Sometimes a casting director just nails it. Showtime has ordered a full season for the scripted series First Ladies, featuring Viola Davis as Michelle Obama.  The anthology-style political drama will look at the personal stories of various first ladies from throughout US history; Season 1 will spotlight Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Betty Ford. The series … Continue reading “Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in ‘First Ladies’”

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

1+ 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 … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

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”

The Suicide Squad Red Band trailer is mad bonkers

1+ From the horribly beautiful mind of writer/director James Gunn comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure The Suicide Squad, featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup. The new Red Band trailer which Warner Bros released today is not only bananas and the most exciting trailer we have seen in … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad Red Band trailer is mad bonkers”

‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10

1+ 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 … Continue reading “‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10”

BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards

2+ The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has published the longlists for its 2021 Film Awards, which members are now forced to whittle down to the final nominations.  The following films are longlisted for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, listed alphabetically by title, with the exception of the performance categories, … Continue reading “BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards”

Screen Actors Guild announces nominations

1+ Nominees for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced by Lily Collins (Emily In Paris, Mank) and Daveed Diggs (Snowpiercer, Blindspotting, The Good Lord Bird) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were … Continue reading “Screen Actors Guild announces nominations”

Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show

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

The world mourns the loss of iconic actress Cicely Tyson

1+ Honorary Oscar winner Cicely Tyson passed away today at the age of 96. She was well known for her starring role in Sounder, which earned her an Academy Award nomination as well as her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and her recurring role on How to Get Away with Murder which … Continue reading “The world mourns the loss of iconic actress Cicely Tyson”

Heather Heller, Francis Lawrence form VANDAL

1+ Producer Heather Heller and director Francis Lawrence, the award-winning duo behind some of the most arresting commercials and music videos of the past two decades, have launched VANDAL, a media production boutique creating premium content across all platforms. VANDAL represents established spot helmers alongside directors at the top of their game in features, television, … Continue reading “Heather Heller, Francis Lawrence form VANDAL”

What will become of the movies and theaters post Covid?

1+ A bold catchphrase circulated the online world amidst the Covid 19 pandemic initial lockdown: “artists are second responders.” With deep respect to our first responders and frontline workers saving lives, the average citizen did their part by staying home isolated with no contact to the outside world. What we thought would be a few … Continue reading “What will become of the movies and theaters post Covid?”

‘Captain Marvel’ kicks off superhero weekend on TNT

1+ TNT will air the television premiere of Marvel Studios’ action-packed blockbuster sensation Captain Marvel on Sunday, January 10th at 8 p.m. ET/PT. All weekend long leading up to the premiere, TNT will air a DC movie marathon of fan favorites, including Justice League, Suicide Squad, Batman Begins, Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel.  … Continue reading “‘Captain Marvel’ kicks off superhero weekend on TNT”

Zendaya becomes youngest to win Emmy Award

1+ It’s no wonder Zendaya won her very first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series–her riveting performance as Rue, a recovering teen drug addict in HBO’s Euphoria tears your heart out. Last night, the former Disney star made Emmy history, becoming the youngest actress to ever win that award.  Zendaya is also … Continue reading “Zendaya becomes youngest to win Emmy Award”

WB releases new footage of ‘The Suicide Squad’

1+ So far DC FanDome is living up to the hype. It started off with an exciting new trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. Then, there was the reveal from WB Games Montreal for the new Gotham Knights video game. Which brings us to James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. And it looks dope AF. After an … Continue reading “WB releases new footage of ‘The Suicide Squad’”

Morgan Cooper, Writer, Director, Visionary

4+ 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. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. Morgan Cooper is … Continue reading “Morgan Cooper, Writer, Director, Visionary”

Titus Makin, making it on ‘The Rookie’ and more

5+ 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. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. Titus Makin, is … Continue reading “Titus Makin, making it on ‘The Rookie’ and more”

New footage from ‘The Suicide Squad’ on Twitter

2+ Although Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey has not taken flight with audiences as Warner Bros had hoped, that has not stopped the studio and the DCEU from continuing their support of actress Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the titular character. Coming in 2021, will be the sort of sequel/soft reboot to David Ayer‘s 2016 film … Continue reading “New footage from ‘The Suicide Squad’ on Twitter”

‘Friday,’ ‘Wayans Bros’ star John Witherspoon dies

2+ The Reel 360 Team will forever remember John Witherspoon in Robert Townsend’s comedic spoof, Hollywood Shuffle, playing the owner of Winky Dinky Dog rambling about “Ho Cakes” and how everyone wants a “Ho cake.” Sad news reported by Deadline and other outlets. Actor-comedian John Witherspoon passed away today at his home. He was 77. … Continue reading “‘Friday,’ ‘Wayans Bros’ star John Witherspoon dies”

‘Two Popes,’ Pakula tribute round out AFI galas

2+ Today, the American Film Institute announced the two Gala titles that complete the Gala line-up at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. Netflix’s The Two Popes starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce will screen on Monday, November 18 and Amazon Studios‘ The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne will screen on Tuesday, November … Continue reading “‘Two Popes,’ Pakula tribute round out AFI galas”