Rust Tragedy Update: Experts Weigh In

Last month, we reported on the accidental shooting on the set of the movie Rust, that injured director Joel Souza and took the life of rising talent cinematographer Halyna Hutchins who was the Director of Photography of the film.  Disturbing details have emerged, almost daily, since the deadly accident and as more and more information … Continue reading “Rust Tragedy Update: Experts Weigh In”

TMA Super Bowl Poll reveals viewers’ preferences for ads

We are now 100 days – yeah, 100 – from the Super Bowl LVI. Aside from the fact that we know The Philadelphia Eagles will not be in it, we know there were be a line-up of new Super Bowl spots. Some mind-boggling funny. Others, just terrible. TMA (The Marketing Arm), the Dallas-based creative agency … Continue reading “TMA Super Bowl Poll reveals viewers’ preferences for ads”

Hollywood comes out swinging at 21st annual Emmys Golf Classic

Cedric The Entertainer hosted the 21 st Annual Emmys Golf Classic yesterday that raised over $400,000 for the Television Academy Foundation. Proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit Foundation’s renowned Internship and College Television Awards programs that provide career development opportunities for students nationwide.  Television stars, sports luminaries, entertainment industry executives, Television Academy leadership and corporate partners competed in … Continue reading “Hollywood comes out swinging at 21st annual Emmys Golf Classic”

Halloween “Killed” at this weekend’s Box Office

Michael Myers in his twelfth installment of the Halloween franchise, made a killing at the box office this weekend, even though he was also streaming on Peacock (NBC Universal). Halloween Kills brought in an estimated $50.3 million at the North American box office this weekend. That number exceeded industry expectations, which had projected the film … Continue reading “Halloween “Killed” at this weekend’s Box Office”

AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup

Our friends at The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for AFI FEST 2021 including Sony Pictures Classics’ Parallel Mothers, written and directed by Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, November 13. The complete AFI FEST program … Continue reading “AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup”

Mercury in Retrograde shuts down Facebook, Instagram and more

If you have tried to feed your social media Monday morning addiction by checking in on Facebook or posting weekend brunch, beach or beer photos on Instagram, chances are you are feeling a bit disappointed. The Facebook app, along with Messenger, Instagram, Oculus VR and What’s App suddenly went down. Time to shake your fist … Continue reading “Mercury in Retrograde shuts down Facebook, Instagram and more”

Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Mary J., Kendrick Lamar for Pepsi’s Halftime show

But will they install hydraulics on the NFL injury carts? You know, low-riders? Nevermind. Pepsi, the NFL and Roc Nation have assembled a lineup of legendary musicians to perform the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will take the world’s biggest stage at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, Feb. … Continue reading “Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Mary J., Kendrick Lamar for Pepsi’s Halftime show”

Jamie Spears suspended from Britney’s conservatorship

During the global pandemic “lockdown”, many of us watched countless hours of Netflix including the terrifying film I Care a Lot, where Rosamund Pike won the Golden Globe for the Best Actress for her chilling portrayal of a corrupt conservator who drained the bank accounts of unsuspecting aging adults, while also isolating them from their … Continue reading “Jamie Spears suspended from Britney’s conservatorship”

Award-Winning automotive director Rory McKellar signs with Durable Goods 

Award-winning automotive director Rory McKellar has joined bicoastal production company Durable Goods. Over the span of his 25-year career in commercial production, McKellar’s dynamic body of work spanning television, commercials, and films has earned him global recognition. His instincts and narrative style has landed him numerous campaigns with leading automotive brands, as well as directing … Continue reading “Award-Winning automotive director Rory McKellar signs with Durable Goods “

Actor Michael K. Williams remembered by his colleagues

Many were expecting Michael K. Williams to win a posthumous Emmy, however Emmy voting ended August 30, a week before Williams died of a possible drug overdose. The actor was heavily favored to win best drama supporting actor for HBO’s now canceled Lovecraft Country, but Tobias Menzies took “the crown” instead as Prince Philip on … Continue reading “Actor Michael K. Williams remembered by his colleagues”

SNL to have 4 consecutive first-time hosts

Owen Wilson will kick off the 47th season of Saturday Night Live when he serves as host for the first time on Oct. 2. Wilson recently wrapped the first season of Loki on Disney+ and next stars in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, in theaters Oct. 22.  Kacey Musgraves will make her second appearance as musical … Continue reading “SNL to have 4 consecutive first-time hosts”

Emmys: Kia drops electric :60-second spot during 73rd event

The introduction of Kia America’s first dedicated all-electric model – the all-new 2022 EV6 Crossover – continues as the brand once again partnered with the 73rd Emmys and NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The initiatives follow the May 2021 launch of the EV6 in New York City’s Times Square and will continue to not only introduce the EV6 to U.S. … Continue reading “Emmys: Kia drops electric :60-second spot during 73rd event”

Emmys: Ratings rise from previous pandemic year

Good news for CBS, and Paramount+. The 73rd annual Emmys saw its viewership rise to 7.4 million, according to Nielsen’s preliminary numbers. Over the past decade, major award shows have seen a steady decline in audience, but last year’s ceremonies saw an even steeper decline due to the pandemic and quarantine. The 72nd Emmys only … Continue reading “Emmys: Ratings rise from previous pandemic year”

Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night

The fictional team of AFC Richmond may be enormous losers on Apple TV+’s hit series Ted Lasso, but last night they proved to be big winners. The feel-good soccer-themed ensemble scored four Emmys last night, taking home wins for outstanding comedy, series lead actor (Jason Sudeikis), supporting actress (Hannah Waddingham) and supporting actor (Brett Goldstein). … Continue reading “Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night”

Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?

If you can believe this, it’s already been a year since the subdued, “The Pandemmys” aired. This Sunday, Cedric the Entertainer will host the 73rd Emmys ceremony before a live limited audience on CBS. The traditional Governors Ball will not be held this year (both due to Covid-19 precautions), but that doesn’t mean there won’t … Continue reading “Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?”

The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13

The third Creative Arts Emmys ceremony of 2021, held on Sunday evening, ended similarly to the two that preceded it, with Netflix at the top of the winners’ list. In the year’s final Creative Arts presentation, the streamer added nine awards to its 12 from Saturday and 13 from the first Sunday show, for a … Continue reading “The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13”

Norm Macdonald loses battle to cancer, passes away at 61

Comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Norm Macdonald has been reported to have passed away at 61 after quietly and privately battling cancer for the past nine years.  News of his passing was confirmed by Deadline on Tuesday via Macdonald’s management firm Brillstein Entertainment. The former Weekend Update host’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori … Continue reading “Norm Macdonald loses battle to cancer, passes away at 61”

Compadre welcomes Taylor Katai and Daphne Brunelle to strategy team

Creative marketing agency Compadre is scaling up its strategy team with the addition of Taylor Katai as Senior Director of Creative Strategy, and Daphne Brunelle as Brand Strategist. Katai and Brunelle are seasoned entertainment and brand marketers who bring both agency and client-side experience to their respective roles at Compadre, spanning television, film, media, and … Continue reading “Compadre welcomes Taylor Katai and Daphne Brunelle to strategy team”

Kevin Hart, LL COOL J, Brett Favre in new SiriusXM national campaign

Listeners may be upset that Howard Stern has taken the summer off, but that has not stopped SiriusXM from launching its largest multi-media national ad campaign ever. The new creative effort titled “The Home of SiriusXM and created by Translation, brings to life the vibrancy and spontaneity of SiriusXM programming, featuring superstar artists, creators, and … Continue reading “Kevin Hart, LL COOL J, Brett Favre in new SiriusXM national campaign”

Oikos sings praises of latest ‘forkable’ yogurt

According to Oikos, it’s time for us yogurt lovers to toss aside our spoon and upgrade our basic Greek yogurt with the new Oikos Blended Greek Nonfat Yogurt – a yogurt so creamy and filled with 50 percent more fruit, Oikos calls it ‘Forkable’. The brand believes this will especially appeal to millennials yearning for something new in the category. … Continue reading “Oikos sings praises of latest ‘forkable’ yogurt”