Aussie stars in spotlight at Australians in Film Awards

1+ Last night, The Australian film industry turned out in style for the 8th Annual AiF Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner tonight at Intercontinental Century City. The annual star-studded Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner celebrates the achievements of Australian entertainment professionals and supports the foundation’s mission to usher Australian filmmakers into the international market. In … Continue reading “Aussie stars in spotlight at Australians in Film Awards”

AnalogFolk & Nike podcast nominated for Webby Award

1+ Agency created Nike’s first-ever podcast, Trained, featuring conversations around the future of fitness Independent digital creative agency AnalogFolk, in partnership with podcast production company Pineapple Street Media, announced today that they’ve been nominated in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards for “Best Branded Podcast or Segment” for their Trained By Nike podcast. Hailed as the … Continue reading “AnalogFolk & Nike podcast nominated for Webby Award”

Academy sparks outrage after cutting four categories

3+ This may be talked about more than the “whoops” moment two years ago at the Academy Awards when La La Land was announced as Best Picture and it was really Moonlight. Whoops. In another “What were they thinking?” move – the first coming when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences toyed with … Continue reading “Academy sparks outrage after cutting four categories”

‘Period. End of Sentence’ wins AFI 2018 Audience Award

1+ The AFI Presented by Audi has ended, but our reporting on the hugely successful event has not. The REEL360 team is happy to report that a short film we are a fan of Rayka Zehtabchi’s documentary, Period. End of Sentence, won the Audience award for Best Short Film. The shocking and inspirational film tells … Continue reading “‘Period. End of Sentence’ wins AFI 2018 Audience Award”

DuVernay, Wiley, Carter honored at GLAAD Media Awards

2+ GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in the remainder of this year’s categories for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, and Wells Fargo at the Hilton Midtown in New York on Saturday night. Television personality Ross Mathews hosted the event that included an opening … Continue reading “DuVernay, Wiley, Carter honored at GLAAD Media Awards”

Angelina Jolie, DGA Awards, Box Office, SNL in the news

8+   Angelina Jolie wins at Annie’s The Vince Lombardi trophy wasn’t the only award handed out this weekend. In Los Angeles, The Directors Guild of America and The Annie Awards honored their own for excellence in directing in film and television and animation, respectively Angelina Jolie wore a silver gown and brought two of … Continue reading “Angelina Jolie, DGA Awards, Box Office, SNL in the news”

SAG Awards, PGA Awards, Midnight Oil, Halo in the news

7+ SAG Awards tee up “Three Billboards” for Oscar run Sunday night, the SAG Awards made it very clear that Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a frontrunner for the Oscars. Chicago-born Frances McDormand was named Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture. In the film, McDormand portrays Mildred Hayes, a distraught … Continue reading “SAG Awards, PGA Awards, Midnight Oil, Halo in the news”

Chicagocentric “Big Sick” wins Critics Choice Award

6+ Chicago once again proved that the city possesses a great wealth of talent as comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani and wife, writer Emily V. Gordon, took home Best Comedy for their addictive interracial romantic comedy, The Big Sick, at the 233rd Annual Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles. The awards are bestowed annually by … Continue reading “Chicagocentric “Big Sick” wins Critics Choice Award”

Oscar’s Best Picture thrills Siskel Center guests

When asked to describe her expectations before the telecast of the 2017 Academy Awards at the Gene Siskel Film Center’s 14th annual “Hollywood on State” viewing party, legal secretary Joyce Bishop pretty much said that she expected the same-old, same-old.

“The film I liked the most was Moonlight. It’s brave. It’s not a story that’s told all the time, but it’s told so well,” she explained. “But I think La La Land will win.”

Justice League writer airs his beef with Warner Bros.

0 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, … Continue reading “Justice League writer airs his beef with Warner Bros.”

A wrap? Producer Scott Rudin’s unhinged behavior

0 For the past few years the climate in Hollywood (among many other cities and industries) has been evolving from sexist and toxic work environments to more transparent, harmonious, and inclusive. After allegations against the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Joss Whedon have been coming to light we are now hearing more shocking allegations against … Continue reading “A wrap? Producer Scott Rudin’s unhinged behavior”

Mahershala Ali narrates new P&G film ‘Widen the Screen’

1+ The Procter & Gamble Company today announced the creation of an expansive content creation, talent development and partnership platform that enables and advocates for increased inclusion of Black creators across the advertising, film and television industries. To accomplish this the brand turned to Grey New York and acclaimed actor Mahershala Ali to create Widen … Continue reading “Mahershala Ali narrates new P&G film ‘Widen the Screen’”

Universal drops trailer for ‘Spirit Untamed’

1+ Universal and DreamWorks Animation have released the next chapter in the Spirit series: Spirit Untamed. They describe the story as an epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse.  Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced, Dora and the Lost … Continue reading “Universal drops trailer for ‘Spirit Untamed’”

WarnerMedia, Black List launch writer pipeline

2+ WarnerMedia and The Black List, the film and television industry’s premiere screenwriting marketplace for aspiring and working screenwriters, will launch a pipeline initiative to provide visibility and feedback for aspiring professional screenwriters to identify exceptional writers for episodic content, with access to decision-makers and creatives within WarnerMedia.  Through partner organizations, WarnerMedia will identify up to … Continue reading “WarnerMedia, Black List launch writer pipeline”

The United States vs. Billie Holiday is really U.S. vs POC

1+ The United States vs. Billie Holiday, which is currently streaming on Hulu, has already nabbed a Golden Globe Best for actress, singer Andra Day, who was also nominated for a 2021 Critics Choice and now has an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of torch singer Billie Holiday. One viewing of the film and it’s … Continue reading “The United States vs. Billie Holiday is really U.S. vs POC”

The Goldbergs’ George Segal dies at 87

1+ Acclaimed actor George Segal, best known for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and ABC’s The Goldbergs has died due to complications from bypass surgery, his family announced on Wednesday. Segal was 87. Segal’s wife confirmed the sad news in a statement: “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away … Continue reading “The Goldbergs’ George Segal dies at 87”

‘Black Widow’ to launch in theaters and on Disney+

2+ Can’t exactly say we didn’t see this coming. Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution today announced new release details for a number of titles on Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming slate of films. The announcement updates rollout details for the forthcoming Disney live-action Cruella, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow and Disney and Pixar’s Luca, and also includes revised premiere dates for … Continue reading “‘Black Widow’ to launch in theaters and on Disney+”

Promising Young Woman, Borat among WGA winners

1+ The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2021 WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories during a first-time-ever joint, virtual ceremony. Hosted virtually by actor-writer-producer Kal Penn (Clarice), the 90-minute ceremony featured at-home … Continue reading “Promising Young Woman, Borat among WGA winners”

Framestore receives Oscar nomination for Midnight Sky

0 Framestore has be nominated for the ‘Best Visual Effects’ Academy Award for its work on the Netflix film, The Midnight Sky.  VFX supervisor Chris Lawrence and animation supervisor Max Solomon join production VFX supervisor Matt Kasmir and special effects supervisor Dave Watkins on the ticket for this year’s VFX Oscar. This marks Chris Lawrence’s … Continue reading “Framestore receives Oscar nomination for Midnight Sky”

Cutters promotes Peter Zachwieja to editor

2+ High-end editorial boutique Cutters has announced the promotion of Peter Zachwieja to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Studios New York Executive Producer Elizabeth Krajewski. Since graduating with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and joining Cutters as an intern, Zachwieja has grown alongside the company’s many illustrious editors and highly … Continue reading “Cutters promotes Peter Zachwieja to editor”