Megan Thee Stallion drops her Hottie Sauce at Popeyes

Y’All – Popeyes made a hot sauce with Megan Thee Stallion and it’s our Reel Ad of the Week. But the QSR and hot performer didn’t stop there. Popeyes announces a HOT collaboration with Grammy Award-winning musician,  entrepreneur, and now Popeyes Franchise Owner, Megan Thee Stallion, as they introduce a new sauce, Megan Thee Stallion … Continue reading “Megan Thee Stallion drops her Hottie Sauce at Popeyes”

Nomadland wins Best Picture, Chloé Zhao Director

Last night, Nomadland won three of its six Academy Award nominations. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presented the 93rd Oscars. Due to the pandemic, the show did not take place at its usual home, The Dolby Theater. This year, the hostless event took place in downtown Los Angeles at Union Station with … Continue reading “Nomadland wins Best Picture, Chloé Zhao Director”

Reel 360’s 2021 Oscar Predictions

It’s finally here — the end to a very long and strange and god knows what else kind of film year. We are happy to finally say good-bye to the 2020 movie season which culminates with the Academy Awards. We are tired. Run down. But vaccinated! So we are ready to sit down and make … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 2021 Oscar Predictions”

AICP announces roster for 2021 Awards Committee

Our friends at AICP have announced the lineup for the 2021 AICP Awards Committee, the far-reaching group of industry veterans and experts tasked with promoting and marketing the 2021 AICP Awards, which comprises the AICP Show, the AICP Post Awards and the AICP Next Awards. In addition to releasing the Awards Committee roster, Ali Brown … Continue reading “AICP announces roster for 2021 Awards Committee”

‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10

Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars nominations today (March 15), live from London, via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media. Chopra Jonas and Jonas announced the nominees in 23 categories at 5:19 a.m. PT. For a complete … Continue reading “‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10”

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”

American Film Market kicks off with 562 exhibitors

Kicking off today, the American Film Market (AFM®) announced today that it will welcome the global industry with participants coming from 78 countries and 42 U.S. states – more countries than any AFM in the last decade.  To date, a record 562 Exhibitors are registered for AFM 2020 Online from 48 countries with the largest … Continue reading “American Film Market kicks off with 562 exhibitors”

One Club names first class for ONE School Program

The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, has announced the first-ever group of 15 talented students accepted into the East Coast fall session for ONE School, a free portfolio program for young Black creatives. Students were selected based on their raw creativity, passion and commitment so as not to discourage … Continue reading “One Club names first class for ONE School Program”

MiO “fixes water” in amusing new spot

Human beings are 60% H20. We need at least eight glasses of water every day. If we have kidney stones, like some of the Reel 360 team does, we need even more. But here’s the rub, as refreshing as water is, it tastes like well… water. Now, liquid water enhancement category leader MiO has launched a new … Continue reading “MiO “fixes water” in amusing new spot”

HBO, HBO Max, TNT announce Comic-Con sked

While both Marvel and DC have opted out of this year’s virtual San Diego Comic-Con, HBO, HBO Max and TBS will be there to bring the very best of fantasy, sci-fi, animation and more. This includes a look at Jordan Peele’s Love Craft Country, which premieres next month, and His Dark Materials. The annual convention for all things … Continue reading “HBO, HBO Max, TNT announce Comic-Con sked”

Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries.  There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, and … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

‘American Dad’ season premiere and more on TBS

Seth McFarlane’s American Dad returns to TBS for its 16th season on April 13. The hilarious animated series, which features the voices of MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker and Patrick Stewart, has always been considered somewhat of a step-child to MacFarlane’s mega-hit Family Guy. But the series is just as … Continue reading “‘American Dad’ season premiere and more on TBS”

From ‘Parasite’ to Pitt, the complete 2020 Oscar winners

Parasite, Bong Joon Ho’s (who also won Best Director) twisted tale that was at the top of Reel 360’s Best Films of 2019, won top honors last night at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the first Foreign Language film to win the newly named International Feature Film Category and Best Picture. It was the topper … Continue reading “From ‘Parasite’ to Pitt, the complete 2020 Oscar winners”

Reel 360’s 2020 Academy Awards predictions

We are only hours away from Hollywood royalty parading into the Dolby Theater in Hollywood to celebrate the 92nd Academy Awards. The 2019 Oscars garnered 29.6 million viewers and a 7.7 rating among the key demographic of adults age 18 to 49, which represented an uptick from the all-time low ratings in 2018. There was also a 3.1 million viewer increase … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 2020 Academy Awards predictions”

Billie Eilish sweeps subdued night at 62nd Grammys

It was an understandably somber night at The 62nd Grammys as news of the devastating deaths of former LA Laker Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter, Gianna, 13, sank in. Having the awards show in the house that, “Kobe built,” cast an even more solemn shadow over the event. Host Alicia Keys, with her hair … Continue reading “Billie Eilish sweeps subdued night at 62nd Grammys”

‘Joker’ gets 11, Greta snubbed & other Oscar noms

The Geek was up with the other press this morning to watch the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards which will air February 9 on ABC. What can we tell you, that you don’t know already. The highly divisive Joker, the origin story of the iconic mentally ill Batman villain, led all Oscar nominations with … Continue reading “‘Joker’ gets 11, Greta snubbed & other Oscar noms”

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead Grammy noms

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X leading the pack of nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards. Eight, six and six respectively. The nominations were live-streamed and read on CBS This Morning. Bebe Rexha, returning host Alicia Keys, Gayle King, Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, and Chair of the Board of Trustees Harvey … Continue reading “Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead Grammy noms”

Fox morning hosts applaud Trump’s racist tweets

News agencies and the media ignited as President Donald Trump, with his racist tweets, continued to turn the White House, into just that – The WHITE House. That is, all but Fox News. They laughed as the president essentially told a black congresswoman to return to Africa. This weekend, the president let loose a “tweetstorm” … Continue reading “Fox morning hosts applaud Trump’s racist tweets”

‘Green Book’ takes Best Picture at hostless Oscars

‘Green Book’ and Olivia Coleman surprise Oscar experts with wins in Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Best Actress. Okay, so I was wrong. Six times. But I take solace in knowing that other Oscar prognosticators were wrong too, when it came to predicting who would win Best Picture and Best Actress. On a night that … Continue reading “‘Green Book’ takes Best Picture at hostless Oscars”