Which cities are emerging creative hubs? WeTransfer has the answer

As creative professionals, we all have a desire to know where to go to find that next job. Cities that were once creative, quite frankly dry up. It’s natural. It happened in New York. It happened in LA. And yes, it happened in Chicago. Sometimes the creative erosion is slow. Other times, it’s a volcanic … Continue reading “Which cities are emerging creative hubs? WeTransfer has the answer”

Warner Bros. Discovery considers overhauling DCEU

It seems the MCU might actually be getting some competition in the near future. Variety has reported that multiple sources close to the situation have stated that Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. CEO David Zaslav met with top executives before the merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery to find someone to increase the profile of DC Entertainment … Continue reading “Warner Bros. Discovery considers overhauling DCEU”

Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94

Academy Award winner, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, film director, activist, and ambassador, Sidney Poitier has passed away at age 94. He died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported, citing Latrae Rahming, the director of communications for the prime minister of the Bahamas, where Poitier was raised. The son of … Continue reading “Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94”

Eternals makes history by being first Marvel film to be Certified Rotten

It had to happen sometime. Marvel Studios, which has had an incredible 12-year-run with critics and audiences may finally have a dud on its hands. Marvel’s Eternals is now the worst-reviewed MCU movie ever. With over 257 reviews in, its critical Rotten Tomatoes score has dropped to a 49%, which gives it a “rotten” rating, … Continue reading “Eternals makes history by being first Marvel film to be Certified Rotten”

Our top 21 horror films of the 21st century

On September 11, 2001, we were all witnesses to what will go down in our lifetime as the most horrific event caught on video, film and audio. Of course, I’m talking 19 terrorists, who hijacked four airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennyslvania. Real horror. Throughout … Continue reading “Our top 21 horror films of the 21st century”

Dune: Denis Villeneuve on bringing the difficult novel to the screen

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune just premiered at the Venice Film Festival and is currently getting rave Twitter reactions. Set thousands of years in the future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a young man propelled by fate into an intergalactic power struggle. The son of beloved, embattled ruler Duke Leto and powerful warrior … Continue reading “Dune: Denis Villeneuve on bringing the difficult novel to the screen”

Partners + Napier goes on a hiring blitz across agency roles

Even as the impact of the pandemic continues to be felt, integrated creative company Partners + Napier has been successfully recruiting impressive talent from all over the U.S. to drive the national agency’s continued growth and momentum. “Since 2020, the agency has added new and incremental business from the likes of Smashburger, MDLIVE, Real Good … Continue reading “Partners + Napier goes on a hiring blitz across agency roles”

VFX Legion creates 100+ effects For ‘Don’t Breathe 2’

After the critical and commercial success of the 2016 effective thriller, Don’t Breathe, we now have Don’t Breathe 2. The film opened two weeks ago with Stephen Lang (Avatar), reprising his role as Norman Nordstrom / “The Blind Man,” with Brendan Sexton III and Madelyn Grace in supporting roles. VFX Legion delivered 100+ visual effects for director Rodo … Continue reading “VFX Legion creates 100+ effects For ‘Don’t Breathe 2’”

Comic-Con: AMC Networks announces virtual panels

AMC Networks announced today its extensive lineup of panels at this year’s virtual Comic-Con, which runs from July 23 to July 25, including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Ultra City Smiths, Doctor Who, Creepshow, and anthologies Slasher: Flesh & Blood, Horror Noire and V/H/S/94.  AMC Networks’ panels from [email protected] will be available on AMC+ the day … Continue reading “Comic-Con: AMC Networks announces virtual panels”

Newsela launches “Learning Found” campaign

Newsela, the leading instructional content platform used by 37 million students in the U.S., launched its “Learning Found” campaign, which aims to flip the discourse on “learning loss” away from old-fashioned and out-dated skill and drill methods of instruction to focus on forward-looking solutions that make students want to learn again.  The campaign asserts that … Continue reading “Newsela launches “Learning Found” campaign”

Program promotes mental health for middle schoolers

According to a U.S. Surgeon General report, one in five children and teens will face a significant mental health condition during their school years. Mental health disorders can range from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to autism, depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and others.  The stats are sobering, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading “Program promotes mental health for middle schoolers”

Upwork rebrands, launches new global campaign

Upwork Inc. today announced an entirely refreshed brand, tagline, and global campaign to advance how it attracts and engages with the world’s best freelancers and companies of all sizes. Freelancing is far more the norm than ever before and the pandemic has only accelerated the trend. As companies learn to navigate the new work landscape, … Continue reading “Upwork rebrands, launches new global campaign”

The City of Angels gets a new hell-ish production company

Film production company A Fresh Face in Hell announced today its launch in Seattle and LA with production stalwart Jason Botkin in the captain’s chair. Backed by a roster of established world-class talent and suitably named for its “never say die” approach to production, A Fresh Face in Hell will provide full-service production solutions for … Continue reading “The City of Angels gets a new hell-ish production company”

Capitol on alert after man rams barricade

Tragedy struck the nation’s capitol this Easter weekend as the U.S. Capitol was the scene of another violent incident less than two hours ago after a suspect rammed a police barricade at the north entrance and emerged from the with knife, fatally stabbing one officer. CRITICAL INCIDENT: USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle … Continue reading “Capitol on alert after man rams barricade”

Universal Studios Florida’s Production Stages are open

The production professionals comprising Universal Studios Florida’s Production Group (USFPG) are ready to welcome the next round of film, TV and commercial productions to their Sound Stages, Backlot and across the resort’s ultra-unique properties. According to USFPG’s Vice President/General Manager Pamela Tuscany, she and her colleagues successfully resumed operations in June, in conjunction with the … Continue reading “Universal Studios Florida’s Production Stages are open”

Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Hanukkah! And we are just around the corner from Christmas and Kwanza, so it’s that time of the year to offer up the Reel 360 / Reel Chicago Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide. To make your last minute holiday gift buying just a l’il bit easier, we’ve compiled an extensive list – and believe us … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide”

Disney, Lucasfilm announce plans for ‘Starwars’ & more

On Thursday, December 10, 2020 during The Walt Disney Company’s Investor Day webcast, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced an incredible number of new films, series, and surprises that will expand the Star Wars galaxy. After the show’s unprecedented success, winning seven Emmy Awards, The Mandalorian has inspired two spin-off series called The Rangers of the … Continue reading “Disney, Lucasfilm announce plans for ‘Starwars’ & more”

What’s not to love about ginger Ashton Swinford?

“Filmmakers are like roaches – we’ll always find a way to survive.” There is something about Gingers. We either love ’em or hate ’em for those fiery locks. Sometimes, we even make fun of ’em or just run in the other direction. Is it because they stand out in a crowd? Or does it ignite … Continue reading “What’s not to love about ginger Ashton Swinford?”

The 3rd annual ‘Production Without Borders’ lineup

Our friends at Cloud 21 International and Kultura PR International have announced the third annual “Production Without Borders” special event  that will be held  during the 2020 virtual American Film Market on November 10, 2020 at 11 a.m PST. “We’re delighted to be able to hold our third annual Production Without Borders event once again this year,” … Continue reading “The 3rd annual ‘Production Without Borders’ lineup”

GSD&M, Scholar launch Space Force campaign

On May 6, in Arlington, Virginia, the leaders of the U.S. Space Force unveiled a :30 ad titled “Purpose,” citing it as the centerpiece of the exciting new military branch’s continued evolution. Conceived by GSD&M, the far-reaching integrated marketing campaign added a second :30 spot on May 28 – this one titled “Make History.” Both … Continue reading “GSD&M, Scholar launch Space Force campaign”