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

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 making … Continue reading “Titus Makin, making it on ‘The Rookie’ and more”

Director Ash Bolland joins Bullitt

Ash Bolland is an experienced and passionate filmmaker who delves into the heart of idea to deliver original work that is both emotive and intricately crafted. His ability to honestly connect story and brand results in projects that deeply resonate with viewers. “Ash has a directing voice that comes from thinking expansively, imprinting projects with … Continue reading “Director Ash Bolland joins Bullitt”

Review: ‘High Strung Free Dance’ offers sugary gloss

Kids, do you remember when it was okay to eat a big heapin’ bowl of Sugar Frosted Flakes? Yeah, it had Sugar in front of the name before all of the pesky parents’ groups got in the way. Yep, those were the carefree days of getting sugar. Former Young and The Restless star turned screenwriter … Continue reading “Review: ‘High Strung Free Dance’ offers sugary gloss”

NFL’s Beckham Jr. rehydrates with Pedialyte

Gator-who? Power-what? The Reel 360 team did not know this. Apparently for the last 50 years, Pedialyte, from Abbott Park, IL-based Abbott, has served as the go-to rehydration solution for athletes. A huge Pedialyte fan, Cleveland Browns wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. has teamed up with the over-the-counter brand to tell the story of its … Continue reading “NFL’s Beckham Jr. rehydrates with Pedialyte”

The Reel Black List: Kevin Miles, Storyteller

“The work I have always been most proud of, is that which supports, promotes and improves the human condition.” North Carolina-based Kevin Miles has worked as a writer and creative director for, and with, some of the top ad agencies in the world, both on staff and as a freelancer. They include multicultural shops such … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Kevin Miles, Storyteller”

TGI Fridays new menu invites guests to forget resolutions

TGI Fridays has unveiled tasty new TV and digital ads with the theme “TGIF*IT to making resolutions.” The spots are designed to support the numerous New Year’s resolutions made by well-intentioned Americans but quickly forgotten. According to statistics, more than 90% of people give up on their promises by mid-month. “The new ads are exciting, … Continue reading “TGI Fridays new menu invites guests to forget resolutions”

Marvel drops ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer

Aw yeah! After premiering last month at CCXP in Brazil and causing all kinds of chatter, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have finally released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. And kids it is SPECTACULAR. There is lots to get excited about here. We quickly learn that Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and Peter … Continue reading “Marvel drops ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer”

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”

Was there a rogue phallus in “Maya the Bee”?

Last month, Netflix was forced to remove an episode of the popular animated children’s series Maya the Bee after a viewing mom posted a screen grab on Facebook that allegedly depicted a crude phallic drawing on the inside of a log during a scene in the show. Consumer opinions seem mixed about how offensive and … Continue reading “Was there a rogue phallus in “Maya the Bee”?”

Director Rosen acts like a child while filming for DDB

To say that Seed Media Arts director David Rosen resorted to childish behavior on the set of a recent shoot is incorrect. That was his plan from the beginning.

“I’m a goofball,” he explains. “If I’m playful and spontaneous, then the kids are going to be playful and spontaneous as well.”

Working on a concept by DDB Chicago for global engineering firm Emerson, Rosen directed on-camera interviews with 70 kids aged five- to-sixteen-years-old in two separate locations over four days.