Season 7 to be last for Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’

When they premiered in 2013 on Netflix, Orange is the New Back and House of Cards established the streaming giant as a creative force to be reckoned with. Both had an edgy, darkly-funny and sometimes shocking approach to their subject matter. Now, HOC is preparing to end its run next month with Robin Wright as … Continue reading “Season 7 to be last for Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’”

Terri & Sandy drop new campaign for SunnyD

SunnyD bows first campaign since 2015   SunnyD has always appealed to kids, but a new campaign from New York-based Terri & Sandy for the orange-flavored beverage line now targets a GenZ audience and features a new look and an action-packed TV spot. This marks the first work from the independent agency which was named … Continue reading “Terri & Sandy drop new campaign for SunnyD”

From handmaids to Jesus, the Emmys announce noms

Al Pacino’s haunting portrayal of Joe Paterno was snubbed. SNL’s Keenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant were nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Although David Lynch’s 18-episode Twin Peaks was nominated for 9 Emmy’s, the series was largely ignored in major categories. Netflix dethroned HBO as most nominated network. Jesus. He was … Continue reading “From handmaids to Jesus, the Emmys announce noms”

Spotify makes substantial noise at Cannes 2018

It’s been a loud week on the French Riviera for Spotify at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In between accepting the Media Brand of the Year award and throwing beachside parties, Spotify hosted a series of thought-provoking panels, workshops and discussions with influential movers and shakers at the Spotify Beach House, tackling … Continue reading “Spotify makes substantial noise at Cannes 2018”

Bullitt, Bailey Lauerman, Bigger Picture, Deutsch L.A.

Bullitt has signed Drake Doremus Doremus’ latest film Zoe, starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux, premiered as the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival’s Centerpiece title. On the branded side, Doremus’ short film, The Beauty Inside, directed for Intel and Toshiba, received three Grand Prix awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and was honored … Continue reading “Bullitt, Bailey Lauerman, Bigger Picture, Deutsch L.A.”

Makers of Ambien tell Roseanne, ‘Oh no you didn’t!’

Fallout from the Roseanne Barr kerfuffle continue. After a thoughtless, racist tweet on Memorial Day about former President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr’s rebooted hit TV series Roseanne was canceled by ABC/Diseny, talent agency ICM dropped her, Paramount pulled all reruns of the original series … Continue reading “Makers of Ambien tell Roseanne, ‘Oh no you didn’t!’”

ThinkLA announces 2018 IDEA awards finalists

(Los Angeles — 24 April 2018) ThinkLA has announced the finalists for the 2018 IDEA Awards. For the eighth year, the association celebrates Southern California’s advertising, marketing, and media superstars and pay tribute to Los Angeles as a hotbed of creativity and brand building. Over the past few months, hundreds of submissions were received from … Continue reading “ThinkLA announces 2018 IDEA awards finalists”

WGA Awards, Guillermo del Toro, weekend box office

“Get Out” and “Call Me By Your Name” win at WGA Awards “I’m your host Patton Oswalt or as Guillermo del Toro puts it, ‘The Shape of Pudding,’” said the comedian as he opened up his third year of hosting The 70th Annual Writers Guild Awards which took place simultaneously in Los Angeles at the … Continue reading “WGA Awards, Guillermo del Toro, weekend box office”

Chicagocentric “Big Sick” wins Critics Choice Award

Chicago once again proved that the city possesses a great wealth of talent as comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani and wife, writer Emily V. Gordon, took home Best Comedy for their addictive interracial romantic comedy, The Big Sick, at the 233rd Annual Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles. The awards are bestowed annually by the … Continue reading “Chicagocentric “Big Sick” wins Critics Choice Award”

OKRP serves up first new work for Chili’s

Last July, we reported that Chicago agency O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul had won an assignment from Dallas-based Chili’s. Well, the agency, and the baby back ribs, are back with a twist. OKRP has updated the classic Chili’s jingle — “I want my baby back, baby back, baby back…” — to include menu items that made … Continue reading “OKRP serves up first new work for Chili’s”

Arc creates new work for Lurie Children’s Hospital

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago launched the second year of its touching “All, for your one” campaign.

The long-form films, directed by Sandrine Orabona of Foreign Films, spotlight three children — Ryan, Zariah and Liam — who have undergone, or are currently undergoing, complex medical treatments at the hospital.