McCann named ‘Network of Year’ at 2020 Webbys

McCann Worldgroup announced today that it has been named Network of the Year by the 2020 Webby Awards. This marks the first time in the network’s history that it has received this recognition. The Webby Awards, known as the “Internet’s highest honor,” are presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). … Continue reading “McCann named ‘Network of Year’ at 2020 Webbys”

Gallegos United “Got” Webby noms for “Got Milk”

Last month, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) announced the nominees for The 24th Annual Webby Awards dubbed “Webbys From Home” by event organizers.  LA’s independent agency Gallegos United, earned three nominations for their California Milk Processor Board “Got Milk” campaign. The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from 50 states and … Continue reading “Gallegos United “Got” Webby noms for “Got Milk””

One Club Creative Month 2020 begins streaming event

The Creative Month 2020 begins an expansive streaming event running free of charge May 4-29 featuring a wide range of original creative inspiration, education and professional development content specifically developed for a global online audience. In place of annual in-person Creative Week programming in NYC, The One Club worked with more than 60 top global … Continue reading “One Club Creative Month 2020 begins streaming event”

Michelle Amor, TV Writer, Screenwriting Professor

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. After losing her beloved grandmother, … Continue reading “Michelle Amor, TV Writer, Screenwriting Professor”

Sybil Curry, 4x Emmy-nominated Producer

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. Her mantra is, “If … Continue reading “Sybil Curry, 4x Emmy-nominated Producer”

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead Grammy noms

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X leading the pack of nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards. Eight, six and six respectively. The nominations were live-streamed and read on CBS This Morning. Bebe Rexha, returning host Alicia Keys, Gayle King, Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, and Chair of the Board of Trustees Harvey … Continue reading “Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead Grammy noms”

Cinémoi TV acquires short film ‘The Power of Beauty’

Cinémoi TV has acquired the worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to the compelling short film The Power of Beauty, part of the feature-length documentary Tomorrow and The Butterfly, directed by award-winning Italian filmmaker Alessandro Soetje and produced by Soetje and sustainable global beauty brand Davines. Currently on the festival circuit, Tomorrow and The Butterfly is comprised … Continue reading “Cinémoi TV acquires short film ‘The Power of Beauty’”

2019 CDDP fellows debut spec spots at gala

CDDP Program Director Tamika Lamison should be proud. Last night, marked the debut of the five fellows who just finished The Commercial Directors Diversity Program at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Theater in Hollywood. CDDP is a joint effort between the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) and the Directors Guild of … Continue reading “2019 CDDP fellows debut spec spots at gala”

Colbert, Roker, Foxworthy join Smokey Bear campaign

The iconic bear’s message is now amplified through the voices of Stephen Colbert, Al Roker and Jeff Foxworthy In honor of Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday – August 9, 2019 – the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Ad Council have teamed up with agency FCB New York to celebrate the … Continue reading “Colbert, Roker, Foxworthy join Smokey Bear campaign”

Reel Women: Rachel Amanda Bryant, Actress, Producer

(Editor’s Note: To celebrate Women’s History Month, Reel Chicago and Reel 360 are once again celebrating the women who make up the industries of film, TV, advertising and music.) Rachel Amanda Bryant is an award winning actress and producer who recently appeared in Lifetime Movies’ In Bed with a Killer opposite Jennifer Taylor. She also … Continue reading “Reel Women: Rachel Amanda Bryant, Actress, Producer”

New family horse film takes on human trafficking

Human trafficking is a hot topic today. The family film, Unbridled, which opened in select theaters nationwide on January 18, seeks to delicately tackle the issue. Founded in 2005, Cinespots is a Silicon Valley-based film-distributor that delivers content that allows exhibitors to serve their local communities. The company announced that they’ve partnered with Moving Visions … Continue reading “New family horse film takes on human trafficking”

‘Black Panther’ and ‘Saul’ among 2018 AFI honorees

The American Film Institute has announced the film and TV honorees of the AFI Awards 2018, celebrating the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image — with 10 films and 10 television programs deemed culturally and artistically significant. In addition to the 20 honorees, AFI also recognized Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma with … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ and ‘Saul’ among 2018 AFI honorees”

Legendary Chicago anchor Warner Saunders

Longtime journalist spent almost 30 years at NBC 5 before retiring in 2009 The Chicago broadcasting community has lost an icon. Award-winning journalist, WMAQ (NBC 5) anchor and teacher, Warner Saunders, passed away yesterday. He was 83. According to his wife, Saunders collapsed Tuesday night and was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital where he was … Continue reading “Legendary Chicago anchor Warner Saunders”

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”

Bill Cosby removed from AAF Advertising Hall of Fame

Well, the puddin’ has clearly popped for disgraced comedian Bill Cosby. Fall out from last week’s guilty verdict for Cosby continues as he was first, removed from the Television Hall of Fame and now, Adweek is reporting that the American Advertising Federation has decided to remove the actor/comedian from its Hall of Fame. Cosby was … Continue reading “Bill Cosby removed from AAF Advertising Hall of Fame”

Reel Women: Brenda Robinson, Attorney & Philanthropist

Brenda Robinson is an entertainment attorney and Chicago native who currently serves as Director of Business Development for the Los Angeles law firm Greenberg Glusker LLP. Brenda’s prior law practice focused on intellectual property and entertainment matters on behalf of clients in the music, film and television industries. Throughout her career, Brenda has provided counsel … Continue reading “Reel Women: Brenda Robinson, Attorney & Philanthropist”

Kartemquin goes to the Oscars

Kartemquin Films is headed to the Oscars! Two films by the internationally renowned documentary collaborative have been nominated for the coveted gold statues by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. One is the story of a family’s struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable and unfair obstacles. The other, a short film about an elderly … Continue reading “Kartemquin goes to the Oscars”

Reel LA: Doner, Deutsch, PGA, WGA in the news

Doner LA feasts on Del Monte Doner LA is starting off its 2018 pretty much the same way it ended its 2017 – with a win. The shop has now been named lead agency for California-based Del Monte Foods, one of the nation’s largest producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded food products, following … Continue reading “Reel LA: Doner, Deutsch, PGA, WGA in the news”

Potenza and Daily Planet win Chicago Emmys

There were many smiling faces at the 59th annual regional Emmy Awards Saturday night. Sponsored by the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the awards show was streamed live on WGN-TV.com from the Swissotel Hotel. Both Potenza Productions and Daily Planet Productions, Ltd came away with Emmys. Potenza — which … Continue reading “Potenza and Daily Planet win Chicago Emmys”

Daily Planet, Potenza, SCC among Emmy noms

The Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy Arts and Sciences announced nominees last Thursday night at Rockit Bar and Grill. Hosted by WCIU’s “The Jam” team of Jordan Cornette, Danielle Robay and Felicia Lawrence, nominations were announced in a total of twenty-eight categories. Among those nominated were Ogilvy, Chicago, who has been tearing up awards … Continue reading “Daily Planet, Potenza, SCC among Emmy noms”