AMP Awards: Found Objects Wins Best in 2021 Show

An inspirational spot, titled “Rise and Shine” and created by the agency Light + Co. for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, won the Ryan Barkan Best in Show Award for New York’s Found Objects Music Productions at the 2021 AMP Awards for Music & Sound. The Best in Show winner was designed to … Continue reading “AMP Awards: Found Objects Wins Best in 2021 Show”

WarnerMedia: Laura Dames, Andrea Zapata join Ad Sales

WarnerMedia Ad Sales is building on its leadership team with two key appointments announced today by President of Ad Sales, JP Colaco. Laura Dames is now EVP, Marketing and Andrea Zapata joins the company as Head of Research, Data and Insights. Both industry veterans bring a wealth of experience to the group, complementing a leadership … Continue reading “WarnerMedia: Laura Dames, Andrea Zapata join Ad Sales”

ArtClass: Welcomes directing team Jams X Bash

Bicoastal production company ArtClass has signed Jamaal Parham and Bashan Aquart, popularly known as Jams x Bash. From commercials to interactive experiences to TV shows, Jams x Bash have spent the last decade pushing the boundaries of storytelling and media for brand and entertainment clients, such as adidas, ESPN, HBO, Warner Bros., and Vogue. Infusing … Continue reading “ArtClass: Welcomes directing team Jams X Bash”

Black Widow: Meet Scar Jo’s Moneymaker Stunt Woman

While the name “Heidi Moneymaker” might seem like an alias like, “Fanny Longbottom,” it’s not. This superhero stunt double was born Heidi Louise Moneymaker in Santa Rosa, California and has 85 stunt credits on her IMDb dating back to 1999! Moneymaker already had an impressive resume when she joined the MCU in 2010 (really 2009) … Continue reading “Black Widow: Meet Scar Jo’s Moneymaker Stunt Woman”

Director Matt Ogens Joins m ss ng p eces

Today bicoastal production studio m ss ng p eces announced that award-winning filmmaker Matt Ogens has joined the company’s directorial roster. He is known for his evocative visual storytelling across various media, including documentary, narrative, commercials, and branded content. Ogens’ breakthrough documentary Confessions of a Superhero premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim, and he subsequently … Continue reading “Director Matt Ogens Joins m ss ng p eces”

Director Paul Trillo joins ArtClass

Bicoastal production company ArtClass has signed director Paul Trillo to their roster for U.S. commercial and branded content representation. Trillo is an LA-based director who challenges both curiosity and illusion. His varied interests in technology, comedy, and visual design permeate throughout his work as he is in constant pursuit of new filmmaking techniques – from … Continue reading “Director Paul Trillo joins ArtClass”

Gillette throws it back to 1989 with Deion Sanders

It’s #ThrowbackThursday so why not a “Throw Back” spot? Tonight is the NFL Draft night and Gillette and agency Grey, are throwing it back to 1989 and paying homage to NFL legend Deion Sanders. In this iconic football moment, he showed the world what confidence looks like, the epitome of his motto ‘Look Good, Game … Continue reading “Gillette throws it back to 1989 with Deion Sanders”

Alkemy X adds director Tatjana Green to roster

Award-winning production company Alkemy X has added director Tatjana Green to their roster for U.S. commercial representation. The Canadian/German filmmaker combines a broad background as a creative director, art director and designer on the agency side with over a decade of on-set and location experience to fuel engaging content with a meticulous eye for art … Continue reading “Alkemy X adds director Tatjana Green to roster”

Josie and The Pussycats reunite for 20th anniversary

The Reel 360 team suddenly feels old. Very old. In 2001, Universal Pictures released Josie & The Pussycats. The film, directed and co-written by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, was loosely based on the Archie Comics series and the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name. Filmed entirely in Vancouver, the musical comedy featured Rachael Leigh Cook (Nancy Drew, Batman Beyond), Tara Reid (American Pie … Continue reading “Josie and The Pussycats reunite for 20th anniversary”

AT&T builds connections in new campaign

Today, AT&T launches a new campaign for the 2021 Masters, highlighting the brand’s core mission: creating stronger human connections.  As communications technology has advanced, connection has become ever more pervasive, complex and impressive. We often think about this progress literally, new technical achievements, network benchmarks and more. But the “Connections” campaign seeks to humanize why AT&T makes its network faster, more reliable, and more secure, to … Continue reading “AT&T builds connections in new campaign”

REEL WOMEN: Cut+Run editor, Mah Ferraz

“Editing is my art; it’s the way I express my creativity. I’m very passionate about it and try to add my fingerprint and vision into anything I touch,” says acclaimed editor, Mah Ferraz. Mah joined the Cut+Run editorial roster in February 2021. Her past work includes collaboration with Nike, adidas, Apple Music, Spotify, Instagram, ESPN, Vogue, Marc … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Cut+Run editor, Mah Ferraz”

Last Dance, Soul, black-ish among NAACP winners

Disney received 17 NAACP Image Awards for 2021, including eight for ABC, which marked the most for any network or distributor this year. The awards were announced during a special live broadcast of the 52nd NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s black-ish, on Saturday, March 27, and as part of a weeklong … Continue reading “Last Dance, Soul, black-ish among NAACP winners”

ArtClass signs director Shaun Collings

Bicoastal production company ArtClass has signed Director Shaun Collings for representation. Collings is a versatile director and creative director known for his design-driven storytelling. His body of work encompasses projects for Under Armour, Acura, General Mills, Oculus, Nike, TaylorMade, and ESPN, the latter of which included the award-winning deepfake-style spot for the network’s The Last … Continue reading “ArtClass signs director Shaun Collings”

‘Nomadland’ takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards

As begin to place our bets on what will win at the Oscars, we now have two pretty safe wagers – Ma Rainey’s Chadwick Boseman for Best Actor and now, Nomadland for Best Picture. The Producers Guild of America Awards awarded Chloé Zhao’s opus with their top prize. The film rode past Emerald Fennell’s Promising … Continue reading “‘Nomadland’ takes top prize at Producers Guild Awards”

ArsenalFX Color expands team

ArsenalFX Color has expanded its team, adding new talent to support the company’s newly bolstered service offerings, bringing on VP of Business Development Cortney Haile to spearhead the expansion of ArsenalFX Color’s VFX department, extending the company’s offerings to include scripted VFX and on-set supervision. Additional key hires include Chief Engineer Albert Soto and Senior … Continue reading “ArsenalFX Color expands team”

Vanessa Reyes joins DDB as Group Business Director

DDB New York has announced the agency’s latest senior account hire with Vanessa Reyes. Reyes joins DDB New York as a group business director. Reyes brings strong leadership, digital & mobile-first thinking, and deep brand strategy and brand building skills. She brings expertise to her role, where she will lead a broad group of client businesses, … Continue reading “Vanessa Reyes joins DDB as Group Business Director”

Eva Longoria to direct HBO Max Latinx comedy

Eva Longoria is set to direct and executive produce The Gordita Chronicles pilot at HBO Max. The single-camera family comedy hails from Josh Berman’s Osprey Productions, Zoe Saldana’s Cinestar Pictures, and Sony Pictures TV, where Berman’s Osprey Prods is under a deal. The Gordita Chronicles, written by Claudia Forestier, is about a willful, chubby, 12-year-old … Continue reading “Eva Longoria to direct HBO Max Latinx comedy”

Rush Limbaugh died and here’s why I’ll miss him…

Conservative media icon broadcaster, Rush Limbaugh, passed away today after losing his fight with brain cancer. He was 70-years-old. And while I realize there are those who will greatly miss the man who used his king of talk-radio perch to shape the politics of a new generation of the ultra right, as a biracial man … Continue reading “Rush Limbaugh died and here’s why I’ll miss him…”

Owolo joins ArtClass as Head Of Broadcast Development

Sean Owolo has joined bicoastal production company ArtClass as Head of Broadcast Development. Owolo is a seasoned marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in the music, television, and film industries. At ArtClass, Owolo will work closely with Executive Producer/Partner Geno Imbriale and Executive Producer/Head of Sales Jack Strachan to collaborate and help … Continue reading “Owolo joins ArtClass as Head Of Broadcast Development”

The male gaze of Super Bowl Commercials in front and behind the camera is demeaning

Spots in the Big Game have become iconic and popular because of their cinematographic quality, unpredictability, humor, use of special effects and celebrity cameos. Above everything else, one aspect remains consistent: the demeaning male gaze on both sides of the commercial camera. From Carl’s Junior ads featuring Kate Upton (featured above) and Charlotte McKinney eating … Continue reading “The male gaze of Super Bowl Commercials in front and behind the camera is demeaning”