Cousin Itt, Felix Silla pases at 84

The original 1960’s Addams Family lost their beloved, gibberish speaking, exceptionally hairy Cousin Itt. Felix Silla passed on April 16, 2021 from pancreatic cancer at age 84 in Las Vegas, according to a tweet from Gil Gerard, who co-starred with him on the 1979-81 NBC series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. “Felix died just … Continue reading “Cousin Itt, Felix Silla pases at 84”

Camera Eats First bites dust when it comes to Popeyes

Heard of Camera Eats First? It’s a phrase used to describe the popular social media trend of taking a photo of your food before taking a bite, so you can post your beautiful Instagram-worthy meal on social media for everyone to see. In fact, the hashtag #CameraEatsFirst has over 284,000 posts on Instagram alone. But Popeyes … Continue reading “Camera Eats First bites dust when it comes to Popeyes”

Union Editorial welcomes Rick Lawley

Bicoastal Union Editorial has made a high-profile addition to its roster with the arrival of Rick Lawley. Best known as the co-founder of Whitehouse Post, which opened in London in 1990, Lawley moved to the west coast in 2001 to open the Los Angeles office. Additionally, he was involved in the development of three other … Continue reading “Union Editorial welcomes Rick Lawley”

Annovera, Whitney Cummings open up about vaginas

Annovera loves vaginas! To celebrate Vagina Appreciation Day on Friday April 23, the makers of the birth control brand Annovera, (egesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system) are encouraging women to stop being shy and apologetic when it comes to talking about their vagina and vagina health. In other words, we’re well into the 21st … Continue reading “Annovera, Whitney Cummings open up about vaginas”

Beko launches first digital global spot, “Connections”

When you think of Artificial Intelligence, do flowers come to mind? How about forests, leaves, trees or waves? If the concept of the natural world doesn’t automatically conjure up ideas of machine learning, robotic scriptwriting programs or optimization algorithms, then “Connections” from Beko may change your mind. That’s the title of a new, sixty-second global … Continue reading “Beko launches first digital global spot, “Connections””

Beam, Museum of Graffiti sponsor Street Heroines

The Museum of Graffiti, along with film series sponsor, Jim Beam, will celebrate female street artists worldwide with the premiere of the critically-acclaimed documentary Street Heroines, produced and directed by Valiant Pictures’ Alexandra Henry.  The feature documentary is a story about the courage and creativity of female graffiti and street artists from around the world. … Continue reading “Beam, Museum of Graffiti sponsor Street Heroines”

Editor Conor O’Neill calls Nomad “home”

Further strengthening their leadership team, Nomad Editing Company welcomes acclaimed editor Conor O’Neill as their newest Partner. O’Neill will join fellow US-based Partners Jennifer Lederman, Glenn Martin, Jai Shukla, Jim Ulbrich, Amanda Moreau, Jared Coller, Adam Schwartz, and recent addition Brandon Porter as they pave the way for the future of the company. A celebrated editor who has earned … Continue reading “Editor Conor O’Neill calls Nomad “home””

It’s brother against brother in new F9 trailer

There is no doubt that the action in Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise has gotten more and more over the top. At one point in the new trailer, which Uni released today, Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce, even says, “We’ve taken out cars, trains, tanks and even submarines.” Yep, with each film, the action … Continue reading “It’s brother against brother in new F9 trailer”

Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards

Last night, the Costume Designers Guild, held its 23rd awards show honoring the best in film, television and short-form costume design. Winners of the virtual ceremony were announced over Twitter. The awards show was hosted by actress Lana Condor. Virtual presenters included Rose Byrne, Andra Day, O-T Fagbenle, Regina King, Carey Mulligan and Amanda Seyfried. “We’ve had to come together as … Continue reading “Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards”

Her Move: Anya Taylor-Joy on Queen’s Gambit success

At just 24 years old, Anya Taylor-Joy is already a force to be reckoned with. Fresh off her starring role in the popular Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, the fantastic actress won both a Golden Globe and SAG (Screen Actors Guild) for her outstanding role. The Argentine-British actress and model is riveting in the 1950s miniseries, … Continue reading “Her Move: Anya Taylor-Joy on Queen’s Gambit success”

New Will Smith film ditches Georgia over voting laws

More economic fallout continues from the controversial new Georgia voting restrictions. Director Antoine Fuqua and megastar Will Smith have pulled their production of Emancipation out of the state. This follows Major League Baseball’s decision to do the same with the 2021 All-Star Game. Last month, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the controversial 98-page omnibus bill, … Continue reading “New Will Smith film ditches Georgia over voting laws”

New York Lottery presents the ultimate Whodunnit…

How do you launch a movie-themed scratch-off game for the New York Lottery? With the same approach a film studio premiering a movie in Hollywood would take, of course, beginning with an epic trailer. Together with McCann New York, the New York Lottery launched the campaign, titled $1,000,000 Premiere, with an edge-of-your-seat :30 trailer for the ultimate … Continue reading “New York Lottery presents the ultimate Whodunnit…”

Josie and The Pussycats reunite for 20th anniversary

The Reel 360 team suddenly feels old. Very old. In 2001, Universal Pictures released Josie & The Pussycats. The film, directed and co-written by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, was loosely based on the Archie Comics series and the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name. Filmed entirely in Vancouver, the musical comedy featured Rachael Leigh Cook (Nancy Drew, Batman Beyond), Tara Reid (American Pie … Continue reading “Josie and The Pussycats reunite for 20th anniversary”

Sony Pictures signs first-look deal with Netflix

Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) have today announced a multiyear, exclusive first pay window licensing deal in the U.S. for theatrically released SPE feature films, beginning with their 2022 film slate.  This new agreement builds upon Netflix’s pre-existing output deal with Sony Pictures Animation films to now include all SPE film labels and genres.  … Continue reading “Sony Pictures signs first-look deal with Netflix”

Cannes Lions 2021 to run as a fully digital experience

Well, while this isn’t exactly great news, it is far better news than 2020. Cannes Lions Live will run from 21-25 June. The winning work will be announced and awarded during Cannes Lions Live. Philip Thomas, Chairman, Lions, said, “Over the last year, we’ve been consulting with our customers and working on our plans, including … Continue reading “Cannes Lions 2021 to run as a fully digital experience”

Emmy Winner, SNL writer Anne Beatts passes

Emmy Award winner and Saturday Night Live writer, Anne Beatts passed away on April 7, 2021. She was 74. Beatts was born in 1947 in Buffalo, New York and began her career in comedy writing at National Lampoon magazine, becoming the Harvard Lampoon spin-off’s first female editor.  During her time at National Lampoon, she met … Continue reading “Emmy Winner, SNL writer Anne Beatts passes”

Justice League writer airs his beef with Warner Bros.

Academy award winner and Justice League scribe Chris Terrio is airing his grievances in an exclusive and wide ranging interview with Vanity Fair. Not to mince words, the man is super pissed off and despises what happened to his DC films just as much as the haters do.  After remaining silent on the matter, Terrio … Continue reading “Justice League writer airs his beef with Warner Bros.”

It’s a Carnival for new Kia marketing campaign

Kia has debuted the all-new 2022 Carnival MPV in a multifaceted marketing campaign, the centerpiece of which is a :43-second broadcast spot entitled “What Else Ya Got?” The spot, created by David&Goliath, illustrates how the Kia Carnival MPV offers active consumers a host of benefits to support their busy lives and stakes Carnival as a … Continue reading “It’s a Carnival for new Kia marketing campaign”

DDB reinforces commitment to data-driven creativity

DDB North America announced today the addition of a new regional leadership position. Jatinder Singh joins DDB North America as Chief Data Officer and, reporting into regional CEO Justin Thomas-Copeland, will spearhead data science innovation for all DDB North America offices. Singh joins as DDB North America continues to fortify its data capabilities to underpin client work, following … Continue reading “DDB reinforces commitment to data-driven creativity”

Systemic Racism that affects Latino communities

Topics such as Diversity and Inclusion are big in 2021. The lack of POC is being brought to light in employment offices, C-Suites, and in classrooms. But it’s time to address the reality – why Latino stories (aka Systemic Racism) are affecting Latino communities, and what we are going to do to fix it. If … Continue reading “Systemic Racism that affects Latino communities”