NBA and Jordan take us down Memory Lane of 75 years of basketball

I love this spot, but the Jordan taking us down the lane ain’t the Jordan we’re thinking about. It’s award-winning actor and producer Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther, Just Mercy) driving the new NBA spot, ‘NBA Lane.’ But even without the other Michael, it’s a brilliant short film featuring just about every great to … Continue reading “NBA and Jordan take us down Memory Lane of 75 years of basketball”

The Tea: New talk show with Olivia Charmaine debuts

Black Monarch Entertainment officially presented The Tea with Olivia Charmaine at their Talent and Press Lounge that took place on Saturday, June 26, 2021, on BET Weekend. During BET weekend, The Tea with Olivia Charmaine talk show hosted a talent and press lounge to present the show to the entertainment industry. The event targeted talent, … Continue reading “The Tea: New talk show with Olivia Charmaine debuts”

Serial rapist Bill Cosby released from prison today

Serial rapist, disgraced comedian, and actor Bill Cosby has been released from prison today.  Do we sound angry? The Reel 360 Team is. His conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, ending over two years of prison time of his three to 10-year sentence. The court cited … Continue reading “Serial rapist Bill Cosby released from prison today”

HBO Max announces ad-supported subscriptions

HBO Max announced at today’s 2021 WarnerMedia Upfront that it will debut its ad-supported subscription tier the first week of June, providing consumers choice between the existing ad-free version of HBO Max at $14.99 per month, or an ad-supported experience for $9.99 per month. They have dubbed it HBO Max with Ads. HBO Max previewed … Continue reading “HBO Max announces ad-supported subscriptions”

AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery in $43B deal

In a move that will rival media giants Disney and Netflix, AT&T Inc. and Discovery, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to combine WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s leading nonfiction and international entertainment and sports businesses to create a premier, standalone global entertainment company. The “pure play” content company will own … Continue reading “AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery in $43B deal”

Marvel names writer and lead for upcoming Ironheart

Tony Stark has a successor. Marvel Studios has tapped TV scribe and poet Chinaka Hodge as the head writer on the upcoming Disney+ series, Ironheart. Variety, which broke the story, has also revealed Dominique Thorne (Judas and the Black Messiah; If Beale Street Could Talk) will play Riri Williams.  Set in Chicago, Ironheart/Riri Williams is a 15-year-old … Continue reading “Marvel names writer and lead for upcoming Ironheart”

The NHL, Turner Sports deal also includes HBO Max

Turner Sports and the National Hockey League have reached a multi-faceted, seven-year agreement set to begin with the 2021-22 season, it was announced today by Jeff Zucker, Chairman, WarnerMedia News & Sports, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. This historic multimedia rights agreement will bring the Stanley Cup Final and Stanley Cup Playoffs to TNT and TBS for … Continue reading “The NHL, Turner Sports deal also includes HBO Max”

Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners

The Screen Actors Guild celebrated the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2020 at the 27th Annual SAG Awards, which aired Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS. This year’s awards was a brisk one-hour celebration that highlighted and expanded on the show’s signature “I Am An Actor” stories through funny and intimate docuseries-inspired … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

‘Debris’ is not your “average truth is out there” series

If you’re not watching NBC Universal’s new TV show Debris, you’re missing out! This is not your average “the truth is out there” UFO show! It’s sci-fi, almost a crime drama, and a mystery with each episode slowly unveiling what is happening as we the viewers learn through the clues the characters unearth. What is … Continue reading “‘Debris’ is not your “average truth is out there” series”

Tynesha Williams tapped to lead content studio 3AM

Creative studio 3AM, a division of entertainment marketing agency Wild Card Creative Group, has recruited former Cashmere Agency VP Group Creative Director Tynesha Williams as Executive Creative Director. The announcement was made today (we are not sure if it was at 3 AM) by Tara DeVeaux, Managing Director, 3AM. Williams has a strong background in … Continue reading “Tynesha Williams tapped to lead content studio 3AM”

Director of We Are George Floyd, Julian Marshall

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 on a daily basis. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate wonderful human beings, like, director of We … Continue reading “Director of We Are George Floyd, Julian Marshall”

Screen Actors Guild announces nominations

Nominees for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced by Lily Collins (Emily In Paris, Mank) and Daveed Diggs (Snowpiercer, Blindspotting, The Good Lord Bird) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced … Continue reading “Screen Actors Guild announces nominations”

Jamie Tarses, first woman to run network passes at 56

Jamie Tarses, the first woman to run a network entertainment division, passed away this morning from complications stemming from a cardiac event she suffered in early fall. She was 56. An illustrious TV executive, Tarses was instrumental in developing such iconic shows as NBC’s Friends and Frasier and reached the zenith of the network programming … Continue reading “Jamie Tarses, first woman to run network passes at 56”

NBA honors the life and legacy of MLK

The NBA family tipped off league-wide efforts to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout the weekend, the league, teams, coaches and current and former players engaged in the national dialogue on race and equality on NBA’s platforms and encourage collective action in its communities nationwide. On Monday 18th January, … Continue reading “NBA honors the life and legacy of MLK”

WB releases 2nd trailer for ‘Judas and the Messiah’

Warner Bros. has released the second trailer for its upcoming biopic Judas and the Messiah starring LaKeith Stanfield (Get Out, Sorry to Bother You). The film is slated for release in theaters nationwide on February 12, 2021 and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release. FBI informant … Continue reading “WB releases 2nd trailer for ‘Judas and the Messiah’”

‘Palm Springs,’ ‘Soul’ lead Critics Choice Super Awards

Sunday, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the  winners of the inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards during a special presentation broadcast on  The CW. Produced remotely following COVID safety protocols, the ceremony was hosted by  writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith and actress/writer Dani Fernandez, and honored the most  popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television and movies, including Superhero/Comic Book,  Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, … Continue reading “‘Palm Springs,’ ‘Soul’ lead Critics Choice Super Awards”

Meet the 32 Bachelorettes vying for Matt James’ heart

Thirty-two incredible women were on the hunt for love with Matt James when the exciting, landmark 25th edition of The Bachelor premiered on MONDAY, JAN. 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC.  At the end of night one, 24 lucky bachelorettes remained to toast the Bachelor and join him on the romantic adventure of a lifetime! Matt James, the … Continue reading “Meet the 32 Bachelorettes vying for Matt James’ heart”

2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year

It’s almost over. Dear 2020, the Reel 360 team must not-so-politely ask you to get the f*ck out of our collective lives. Don’t pout. Don’t be insulted. We endured you for 365 days. We even reported on what you had to offer which wasn’t much. Now it’s time for you to go. When we sat … Continue reading “2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year”

Wondros Collective Director Lee Farber’s PSA Campaign

Wondros Collective and Emmy Award-winning Director Lee Farber shot an extensive PSA campaign for Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) and Rally Health earlier this year. Entitled “Make The Healthy Call,” the new spots raise awareness for cancer prevention and screening. Launched this fall, but rolling out into 2021, the new campaign features celebrated sports casters … Continue reading “Wondros Collective Director Lee Farber’s PSA Campaign”

LA film production at 47% since reopening

FilmLA, has issued an update regarding regional filming activity since the reopening of LA County to on-location filming in June. Over the last twenty weeks, FilmLA has received approximately 2,565 film permit applications spanning 1,967 unique projects. Monthly application intake increased 23.7 percent in October (to 880 permits) as compared to September (711 permits), and … Continue reading “LA film production at 47% since reopening”