‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26

2+ Netflix dominated the 72nd Emmy nominee count on Tuesday with 160 nominations, setting a new record for the most nominations for a single network or streaming platform. HBO meanwhile, came in second with 107 nominees, down from last year’s 137, which were buoyed by Game of Thrones’ record 32 nods. The cable network had … Continue reading “‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26”

HBO offers all 9 eps of ‘Watchmen’ for FREE

1+ HBO will offer all nine episodes of the series Watchmen for free starting FRIDAY, JUNE 19 through SUNDAY, June 21 exclusively on HBO.com and Free On Demand, as an extension of the network’s content offering highlighting Black experiences, voices and storytellers. The network will also air a marathon of the series on HBO and HBO Latino starting at 1:00 p.m. … Continue reading “HBO offers all 9 eps of ‘Watchmen’ for FREE”

‘Watchmen’ cast become ‘Washmen’ in new COVID-19 PSA

3+ Showrunner Damon Lindelof (The Hunt, The Leftovers, Lost, World War Z) has made it clear that he won’t return to the world of Watchmen for a second season of the award-winning HBO program. But that has not stopped the cast from acting like heroes. They have created and posted a new Public Service Announcement called, wait … Continue reading “‘Watchmen’ cast become ‘Washmen’ in new COVID-19 PSA”

HBO makes it rain squid in New York for ‘Watchmen’

1+ Last weekend, HBO debuted the new DC series, Watchmen to fairly spectacular ratings. Now, in anticipation of one of their biggest shows of the year, the cable network made a massive splash for Watchmen by utilizing an array of Outfront out-of-home assets including bus posters, transit shelters, wallscapes, billboards, subway posters, and Liveboards, throughout … Continue reading “HBO makes it rain squid in New York for ‘Watchmen’”

But who is watching the ‘Watchmen’ trailer?

2+ Well, hell yeah! Today at Comic-Con, HBO screened the first trailer for Watchmen and it is something to behold. And watch! The trailer, with its eye-opening fx and reveals, confirms that this Damon Lindelof-led adaptation is indeed a sequel to the original comic book series by British creative team of writer Alan Moore, artist … Continue reading “But who is watching the ‘Watchmen’ trailer?”

HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ drops first teaser for series

2+ When Zack Snyder’s neo-noir superhero drama Watchmen was released in 2009, like many of Snyder’s films, it was extremely divisive. The decision to replace the Octopus from the Alan Moore comics with Dr. “I got my penis hanging out” Manhattan destroying the globe riled many fanboys and girls up. We, on the other hand, … Continue reading “HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ drops first teaser for series”

Ted Danson, D’Arcy Carden react to Emmy noms

1+ On Tuesday, NBC tallied 47 Emmy Awards nominations, the most of any traditional broadcast network for the 72nd annual show. Nominated series included The Good Place, SNL, The Voice, This is Us, The Golden Globes and Will and Grace. Two of NBC’s noms, Ted Danson and first-time nominee, D’Arcy Carden of The Good Place reacted … Continue reading “Ted Danson, D’Arcy Carden react to Emmy noms”

HBO renews ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ for 11th season

2+ Pretty-pretty good. HBO has renewed the Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, starring Larry David, for an eleventh season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “This past season tapped into the zeitgeist in such an uncomfortably delightful way,” said Gravitt. “Larry is already busy writing, and we can’t wait … Continue reading “HBO renews ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ for 11th season”

Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

1+ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries.  There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ comes to TNT

2+ It feels like a lifetime since we have seen a new Marvel film. Of course Marvel’s Black Widow was scheduled to have been released last month, but was pushed to November due to the shutdown caused by the coronavirus COVID-19. But one of the best films to ever come out of the Marvel camp … Continue reading “‘Avengers: Infinity War’ comes to TNT”

Brands and agencies begin to recognize Juneteenth

2+ Happy Juneteenth. Today is one of the most, if not the most, important day of the year to Black Americans. It’s the celebration which commemorates the day when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned of their emancipation, more than two months after the end of the Civil War. Now, 155 years after the … Continue reading “Brands and agencies begin to recognize Juneteenth”

Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep

1+ The 2020 AICP Post Awards winners, honoring excellence in a range of post production arts, were revealed tonight during a special virtual premiere held online, in keeping with social distancing initiatives driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight’s presentation is the second of three virtual celebrations that comprise AICP Week – which led off with … Continue reading “Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep”

Warner Bros. and DC announce virtual event

1+ It seems very likely that Warner Bros and DC will skip this year’s virtual Comic Con. On Saturday, August 22, starting at 10 a.m. PDT, the studio will welcome fans everywhere into the DC FanDome — a free virtual fan experience where no badge is required. Imagine all the Super Heroes and Super-Villains you’ve … Continue reading “Warner Bros. and DC announce virtual event”

‘Supernatural’ to air final 7 episodes in fall 2020

1+ Lots of CW news today. With the COVID-19 global pandemic having shut down production, it would seem no show was affected more than Supernatural. The series which was supposed to end its spectacular 15-year run this May still had seven episodes to air. The CW has announced that they still will air… just in … Continue reading “‘Supernatural’ to air final 7 episodes in fall 2020”

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”

Susanne Preissler, EP Independent Media

1+ Editor’s Note: While Women’s History Month has clearly ended, we had such an overflow of submissions for REEL WOMEN that we couldn’t limit them all to just March. So, while these are the last profiles for this year, they are anything but least. We invite you to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, … Continue reading “Susanne Preissler, EP Independent Media”

‘From Russia with Motive’ cast drops COVID-19 PSA

2+ “Stay home, be safe and masturbate.” That’s the comedic, yet serious, message from the cast of the highly anticipated web series, From Russia with Motive. The cast, following in the footsteps of NFL players and HBO’s The Watchmen, has released a 6:20 Public Service Announcement video on social media, urging people to stay home, … Continue reading “‘From Russia with Motive’ cast drops COVID-19 PSA”

‘Candyman’ wants you to be his victim in first trailer

4+ Let’s just cut (pun intended) to the chase. This trailer is scary AF. Yes. Yes it is. Universal Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for Nia DaCosta’s upcoming horror remake/spiritual sequel Candyman, which will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen; Aquaman), Teyonah Parris (WandaVision; Empire), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Dracula; The Kid Who Would Be King) and Colman Domingo (Fear … Continue reading “‘Candyman’ wants you to be his victim in first trailer”

Peele takes ‘Candyman’ to its origins – Cabrini Green

2+ The Geek still won’t say it in a mirror after all this time. Not once. Not twice. And definitely not five times. That is how much the original 1992 horror film Candyman, starring Tony Todd, affected me. Now, Jordan Peele has taken on the IP and is producing a new version which takes place … Continue reading “Peele takes ‘Candyman’ to its origins – Cabrini Green”

‘Parasite,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ winners at WGA Awards

2+ Parasite and Jojo Rabbit were the big winners in film Saturday night as the . Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the winners of the 2020 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio. The concurrent ceremonies were held at The … Continue reading “‘Parasite,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ winners at WGA Awards”