Apple celebrates Chinese New Year with ‘Daughter’

If this new short film from Apple doesn’t make you tear up, then you had better have your heart checked. As it has done for the past several years, the brand is celebrating Chinese New Year with a short film as part of its “Shot on iPhone” series. The short film comes in at 8-minutes … Continue reading “Apple celebrates Chinese New Year with ‘Daughter’”

Billie Eilish takes top honor at Apple’s 1st Music Awards

It was only a matter of time before Apple, where music has played such an integral part in its success, launched their own music awards. And what a celebration it was as the industry giant celebrated Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X and FINNEAS at the inaugural Apple Music Awards. Held at the Steve Jobs … Continue reading “Billie Eilish takes top honor at Apple’s 1st Music Awards”

Apple tackles grief, love and hope in new holiday spot

My father passed away in 2004. My mother, very much in love with my dad, passed away 18 months later. Her cause of death was Dementia, but the truth is after 40 years of marriage, she died of a broken heart. So, this new poignant TVC from Apple and agency TBWA\Media\Arts Lab hit me very, … Continue reading “Apple tackles grief, love and hope in new holiday spot”

Apple’s breathtaking ooh campaign for Airpods

The headline sums it up all up for the new Apple Airpods Campaign from agency TBWA Media Arts Lab. On November 1, the agency placed enormous images of dancers on buildings and billboards around the world. It’s impossible to not stop and gawk. Apparently, the images first appeared in cities such as Paris, London, Tokyo, … Continue reading “Apple’s breathtaking ooh campaign for Airpods”

Here’s what you need to know about Apple TV+

Ladies and gentlemen, in this streaming corner is Netflix. And in the corner just adjacent is Hulu! And in the far corner is Amazon. And now, ladies and gentlemen, we present the newest entry into the streaming Battle Royale – Apple TV+ Today, the streaming competition got just a little bit more interesting as audiences … Continue reading “Here’s what you need to know about Apple TV+”

M&C Saatchi LA showcase Vizio’s integration w/Apple

Vizio is among the first companies to offer both Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit capabilities on its SmartCast TVs. The integration enables the brand’s customers to stream, control, and share their favorite content directly from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac to their SmartCast TV, while the HomeKit integration allows for seamless smart home control. This … Continue reading “M&C Saatchi LA showcase Vizio’s integration w/Apple”

Apple reveals new streaming service

Winfrey, Spielberg, Aniston, Witherspoon, Spencer, Abrams, Momoa, Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu are all coming – to Apple TV+. Yesterday, the Cupertino giant revealed the name of their new subscription service which will become the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers featuring exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries, coming this fall. Apple TV+ will … Continue reading “Apple reveals new streaming service”

Watch Christina Applegate bicker with rude M&M’s

M&M’s is back in the big game. Last year it was Danny Devito. This time they have pulled in Emmy award-winning actress, Christina Applegate – of Anchorman and Married With Children fame — for one of the brand’s mad funny spots Created by AOR, BBDO NY, the brand is using a 30-second big game commercial … Continue reading “Watch Christina Applegate bicker with rude M&M’s”

Christina Applegate gets locked out in M&Ms teaser

“Unlock the door, please.” LOL M&M’S is back in the big game and this time they have pulled in Emmy award-winning actress, Christina Applegate for one of the brand’s mad funny spots. To offer fans a glimpse of what’s to come, BBDO New York has released an online 15-second video sets the scene for the … Continue reading “Christina Applegate gets locked out in M&Ms teaser”

M. Night Shyamalan receives all $5 million in tax credits set aside for smaller indie filmmakers

Last summer, Harrisburg expanded Pennsylvania’s film tax credit by 43%, which took the amount up to $100 million. This move was applauded by big productions such as HBO’s Mare of Easttown. But what really got filmmakers’ attention was the $5 million the Pennsylvania capitol set aside for local production companies and indie filmmakers However, things … Continue reading “M. Night Shyamalan receives all $5 million in tax credits set aside for smaller indie filmmakers”

Liz Feldman says darkness inspired Dead to Me

Netflix has just released the third and final season of its award-winning series, Dead to Me and after streaming all of the episodes, I am already missing the quirky series about Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini). It’s almost impossible not to love the two previous seasons of a series that explores women’s dark … Continue reading “Liz Feldman says darkness inspired Dead to Me”

Snow hits Buenos Aires in AirPods Pro spot

This Christmas, Apple celebrates the joy of shared experiences with the all-new AirPods Pro and its audio-sharing feature.  The AirPods audio sharing feature pairs two sets of AirPods to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV to share music, podcasts, and other audio streams.  In contrast to a cold winter scene, TBWA\Media Arts Lab’s … Continue reading “Snow hits Buenos Aires in AirPods Pro spot”

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me takes a candid look at mental health

I never really knew that much about multi-talented actress and entertainer, Selena Gomez. When my daughters were younger, I knew her as the cute and quirky co-star of Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and then, the lead of Wizards of Waverly Place. Then as Gomez grew into adulthood, she joined the long line of young women … Continue reading “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me takes a candid look at mental health”

Sensei Chop drops single and video for ISO Hittin

Atlanta-born filmmaker and music artist Sensei Chop has unveiled his latest single and video, ISO Hittin feat. Daygo Fatts. The new single is available on Amazon and Spotify. About the song, Chop comments, “My song titles are camera terminology-themed. My last song Expensive Glass was in reference to camera lenses. ISO is the camera’s sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO … Continue reading “Sensei Chop drops single and video for ISO Hittin”

Kesha conjures paranormal in new Travel Channel series

Conjuring Kesha season one premieres on the Travel Channel for Ghostober this month with help from global content production company, Hometeam. The series revisits the supernatural road trip from last year featuring her closest industry friends including Whitney Cummings, Betty Who, GaTa, Jojo Fletcher, Karen Elson, and Big Freedia, who were personally invited to investigate life’s greatest … Continue reading “Kesha conjures paranormal in new Travel Channel series”

23rd annual Ojai Film Festival returns as hybrid

Early November is a busy month in Los Angeles for film festivals. The Ojai Film Festival returns November 3-20, 2022 for its 23rd year with both in-person and virtual events, celebrating the works of filmmakers from around the world. The official festival schedule includes 84 selected films (varying from features, shorts, documentaries, and animated films), over a … Continue reading “23rd annual Ojai Film Festival returns as hybrid”

Los Angeles production down 10.5% in Q3

FilmLA today issued an update regarding regional filming activity in Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. The film office partner reported a total of 9,066 Shoot Days (SD) in the third quarter (“Q3”), which covers the period between July 1 through September 30, 2022. This is down -10.5 percent from the same period last year … Continue reading “Los Angeles production down 10.5% in Q3”

Telly Awards launches 44th call for entries

The Telly Awards is embracing the idea of standing out above the rest across the creative landscape by launching its 44th annual call for entries with a simple, yet profound call-to-action: “Break Through the Static.”  Regarding the meaning behind the new campaign slogan, The Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje explains, “This year’s theme signifies … Continue reading “Telly Awards launches 44th call for entries”