Warner Media Defends DC’s Walter Hamada

Warner Media defended DC’s President Walter Hamada after Ray Fisher accused the company and Hamada of pushing him out of The Flash following an investigation into the actor’s claims about misconduct during re shoots for 2017’s Justice League. Justice League star Ray Fisher and Warner Media are offering differing takes on why the actor will … Continue reading “Warner Media Defends DC’s Walter Hamada”

WarnerMedia and Discovery close merger

Today Discovery, Inc. and AT&T Inc. announced that they have closed their transaction to combine the WarnerMedia business with Discovery. The combination creates a powerful standalone global media and entertainment company, Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., which will begin trading on the Nasdaq with the start of trading on Monday, April 11, under the new ticker symbol … Continue reading “WarnerMedia and Discovery close merger”

WarnerMedia donates more than $400K in face mask proceeds to UNICEF

Today WarnerMedia announced it will donate more than $400,000 in proceeds generated from sales of branded face masks featuring DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and other iconic WarnerMedia properties to UNICEF’s Global Education Fund. The donation will support UNICEF education programs to help ensure every child has equitable access to learning opportunities and could help … Continue reading “WarnerMedia donates more than $400K in face mask proceeds to UNICEF”

WarnerMedia: Laura Dames, Andrea Zapata join Ad Sales

WarnerMedia Ad Sales is building on its leadership team with two key appointments announced today by President of Ad Sales, JP Colaco. Laura Dames is now EVP, Marketing and Andrea Zapata joins the company as Head of Research, Data and Insights. Both industry veterans bring a wealth of experience to the group, complementing a leadership … Continue reading “WarnerMedia: Laura Dames, Andrea Zapata join Ad Sales”

WarnerMedia celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter

Has it really been 20 years? WarnerMedia Kids & Family will celebrate the 20th anniversary later this year of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film with two new unscripted Wizarding World specials – a limited Harry Potter fan quiz competition series and a dedicated retrospective special. This magical unscripted game show and retrospective will help to … Continue reading “WarnerMedia celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter”

AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery in $43B deal

In a move that will rival media giants Disney and Netflix, AT&T Inc. and Discovery, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to combine WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s leading nonfiction and international entertainment and sports businesses to create a premier, standalone global entertainment company. The “pure play” content company will own … Continue reading “AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery in $43B deal”

WarnerMedia, Black List launch writer pipeline

WarnerMedia and The Black List, the film and television industry’s premiere screenwriting marketplace for aspiring and working screenwriters, will launch a pipeline initiative to provide visibility and feedback for aspiring professional screenwriters to identify exceptional writers for episodic content, with access to decision-makers and creatives within WarnerMedia.  Through partner organizations, WarnerMedia will identify up to 600 … Continue reading “WarnerMedia, Black List launch writer pipeline”

WarnerMedia secures Issa Rae for five years

Today, WarnerMedia announced a five-year overall deal with Issa Rae, extending their relationship with the Emmy-nominated creator, executive producer and star of HBO’s Emmy-winning Insecure.  The deal is exclusive to WarnerMedia for all forms of television, to include HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television, and a first-look for features with Warner Bros. Pictures Group, New … Continue reading “WarnerMedia secures Issa Rae for five years”

Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad

The Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and WarnerMedia today announced the launch of a new PSA featuring key moments from some of Warner Bros.’ most famous film franchises to encourage all Americans to continue to wear face masks to protect themselves and their loves ones from COVID-19. While COVID-19 continues … Continue reading “Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad”

Stage 13 joins WarnerMedia with two Sundance panels

Stage 13, the award-winning and Emmy-nominated original content studio, is premiering two virtual panels at the 2021 WarnerMedia Lodge held during the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The two panels will be discussing two of Stage 13’s award-winning franchise series: Two Sentence Horror Stories, the horror anthology on The  CW Network, and Family Style, the unscripted Asian food … Continue reading “Stage 13 joins WarnerMedia with two Sundance panels”

WarnerMedia shakes up divisions, DC affected

There was a an 8.6 quake in Burbank, only it wasn’t on a fault line. It happened at WarnerMedia, as the entertainment company shook up all divisions. Among those said to be losing their positions are editor-in-chief Bob Harris, senior VP of publishing strategy and support services Hank Kanalz, VP of marketing and creative services Jonah … Continue reading “WarnerMedia shakes up divisions, DC affected”

WarnerMedia & AT&T create $250k fund for Atlanta Arts

WarnerMedia, an AT&T company, announced the establishment of a COVID-19 relief fund that will provide Atlanta-based artistic and cultural institutions with resources needed to elevate storytelling and continue creating during these challenging times. WarnerMedia and AT&T created the $250,000 relief fund with a special focus on small-to-medium arts and cultural institutions in Atlanta. “We believe … Continue reading “WarnerMedia & AT&T create $250k fund for Atlanta Arts”

Warner Bros. Discovery considers overhauling DCEU

It seems the MCU might actually be getting some competition in the near future. Variety has reported that multiple sources close to the situation have stated that Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. CEO David Zaslav met with top executives before the merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery to find someone to increase the profile of DC Entertainment … Continue reading “Warner Bros. Discovery considers overhauling DCEU”

Bola Ogun signs with Believe Media Commercial

Award-winning director, actress and writer Bola Ogun has signed with Believe Media for US commercial representation. Believe will be the first company to represent Ogun for commercial work. A first-generation Nigerian-American filmmaker, Bola Ogun landed her television directorial debut on Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar after DuVernay saw Bola’s short Are We Good Parents? at SXSW in 2018. The film, … Continue reading “Bola Ogun signs with Believe Media Commercial”

First social media reactions are in for Matrix Resurrections

In 1999, the Wachowski siblings blew our minds with a cyberpunk sci-fi movie series about how our day-to-day lives are a simulation intended to keep us compliant while our robot overlords used us as batteries. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss led the cast through a trilogy of films including the original The Matrix, … Continue reading “First social media reactions are in for Matrix Resurrections”

TV Academy creates Alex Trebek Fund to benefit college media educators

The Television Academy Foundation announced the establishment of the Alex Trebek Legacy Fellowship Fund with a $50,000 gift from longtime Jeopardy! executive producer Harry Friedman and the Harry & Judy Friedman Family Foundation. Named in honor of the late Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, the fund will provide a select number of need-based fellowships, known as the Alex Trebek Legacy Fellowships, to college educators attending … Continue reading “TV Academy creates Alex Trebek Fund to benefit college media educators”

Warner Bros.: Studio tour expands with Friends and DC

The Reel 360 team has long been fans of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. Now that the popular Hollywood attraction reopened on June 26, there is even more to get excited about. “Entertainment is about connecting with fans and we are thrilled to welcome guests back to the tour after a more than 15-month hiatus” … Continue reading “Warner Bros.: Studio tour expands with Friends and DC”

Warner Bros. fast-tracks ‘Wonder Woman 3’

Well, that was fast. Even with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 65%, causing it to lose its “Certified Fresh” status, and a B+ CinemaScore from fans, Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that it will fast-track development on the third installment of the Wonder Woman franchise to be written by Patty Jenkins (hopefully no involvement from Geoff Johns), … Continue reading “Warner Bros. fast-tracks ‘Wonder Woman 3’”

RadicalMedia signs Bethan Seller and Quran Squire

Exciting news from RadicalMedia. The award-winning production company just bolstered their roster by adding on two new fantastic directors.  Bethan Seller and Quran Squire both bring dynamic new sensibilities, creativity and visions to the company. Based in the UK, Bethan Seller is a vivacious director with a talent for encouraging strong performances, subtle comedy, and … Continue reading “RadicalMedia signs Bethan Seller and Quran Squire”

Wonya Lucas named President, CEO Crown Media

Crown Media Family Networks, home to a unique universe of brands powered by positivity and optimism across networks that include Hallmark Channel, today announced Wonya Lucas as president and CEO. Crown Media Family Networks is a subsidiary company of Hallmark Cards, Inc. headed by CEO Mike Perry, to whom Lucas will report.  Lucas is charged … Continue reading “Wonya Lucas named President, CEO Crown Media”