MullenLowe lands Executive Creative Directors

As part of its strategy to push the boundaries of creativity agency wide, MullenLowe LA has hired Laura Sampedro and Carlos Alija to head creative at the burgeoning West Coast office. The duo, known for their global work for brands from Coca-Cola to Honda to Lurpak, relocated from New York, where they were group creative … Continue reading “MullenLowe lands Executive Creative Directors”

Cut+Run’s Miyake sees the smoke in ‘Chef’s Table: BBQ’

Aika Miyake isn’t just an astounding editor for Cut+Run, the Japanese immigrant, known for her dreamy tableaus, comedic timing and poignant storytelling, is also a huge fan of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed and Emmy-nominated Chef’s Table. As the series returns for its 4th mouth-watering season today, Miyake finally saw her dream come true — editing episode 4 … Continue reading “Cut+Run’s Miyake sees the smoke in ‘Chef’s Table: BBQ’”

Nike finally says, “Don’t Do It” when it comes to racism

As a biracial man, I suffer at the sight of George Floyd being murdered in cold blood. As a father, I collapse to my knees every time I hear the 46-year-old African American man utter, “I can’t breathe.” And as a human being, I sob every time a white friend (someone I had to block … Continue reading “Nike finally says, “Don’t Do It” when it comes to racism”

Hooligan editor Delgado cuts PSA ‘Silence the Virus’

Alejandro Delgado, editor at Hooligan in New York City, at recently cut “Silence the Virus,” a PSA for Governor Cuomo’s Wear A Mask New York Ad Contest. The spot delivers a powerful statement about the importance of wearing a mask in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. Conceived by Creative Director Steve Grskovic and … Continue reading “Hooligan editor Delgado cuts PSA ‘Silence the Virus’”

BK’s Moldy Whopper leads One Show finalists

Moldy Whopper, created by INGO Stockholm with DAVID Miami and Publicis Bucharest, tops the world with 23 finalist entries for The One Show 2020, the year’s largest global awards show in advertising and design recognizing excellence in creativity of ideas and quality of execution. All finalists will win either a One Show Pencil or Merit.  Winners will be announced in a special streaming event … Continue reading “BK’s Moldy Whopper leads One Show finalists”

Cut+Run’s Peterson edits short on Warriors’ Thompson

No one knows when Golden State Warrior’s Klay Thompson will step on the court again. Thompson tore his left ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 13 and underwent surgery on July 2. Above the Waves is a short film for Kaiser Permanente that documents the All-Star on his mental and physical road … Continue reading “Cut+Run’s Peterson edits short on Warriors’ Thompson”

‘Supernatural’ to air final 7 episodes in fall 2020

Lots of CW news today. With the COVID-19 global pandemic having shut down production, it would seem no show was affected more than Supernatural. The series which was supposed to end its spectacular 15-year run this May still had seven episodes to air. The CW has announced that they still will air… just in the … Continue reading “‘Supernatural’ to air final 7 episodes in fall 2020”

HBO announces 25 Directing Fellowship semifinalists

HBO has selected the top twenty-five emerging directors for the semi-final round of the 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship. The program supports directors who are interested in a career in television by giving them the opportunity to shoot a pilot presentation which will air on HBO, HBO GO, HBO NOW and HBO Max. The application portal, which … Continue reading “HBO announces 25 Directing Fellowship semifinalists”

‘Lost in Space’ renewed for 3rd and final season

Irwin Allen’s original Lost in Space lasted three seasons from 1965 – 1968 and 83 episodes. The Netflix reboot will have lasted three seasons and 30 episodes. Yes, good, but bittersweet news for LIS fans. The streamer released a statement that Zack Estrin’s well received adventures of the Robinson family has been renewed for a … Continue reading “‘Lost in Space’ renewed for 3rd and final season”

Susan Treacy, Executive Creative Director Energy BBDO

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready. Susan Treacy is an Executive Creative Director at Energy … Continue reading “Susan Treacy, Executive Creative Director Energy BBDO”

Tarantino to be honored at Final Draft Awards

Final Draft, a Cast & Crew company, has unveiled the honorees for the 15th Annual Final Draft Awards. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino will be presented with the Hall of Fame Award for his prolific contribution to the art of screenwriting. Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, has grossed over $372 million … Continue reading “Tarantino to be honored at Final Draft Awards”

VFX Legion completes ‘Madam Secretary’ finale

Madam Secretary began its final season with the highly anticipated premiere episode revealing that Secretary of State, Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni), had won the race for the presidency. Capping off three years of contributing digital effect to the show, VFX Legion created a mix of large-scale CG shots for this last season, right through to … Continue reading “VFX Legion completes ‘Madam Secretary’ finale”

Finalists named for ABFF Comedy Wings Competition

The American Black Film Festival Ventures announced today their selection of finalists who will compete at the 7th annual ABFF Comedy Wings Competition, presented by HBO. Last night, nine comedians competed in the ABFF Comedy Wings Semifinals Showcase held at the HaHa Comedy Club in Los Angeles, hosted by Chris Spencer. The contestants were judged … Continue reading “Finalists named for ABFF Comedy Wings Competition”

CW renews ‘Supernatural’ for 15th and final season

The party is finally over for The Winchesters. Supernatural, the longest-running genre show on TV, has been confirmed for a Season 15 which will also be its last. Lead actor Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean Winchester, made the announcement vis his Twitter account on March 22: Well, it’s official. One more round for the Winchester … Continue reading “CW renews ‘Supernatural’ for 15th and final season”

Breaking: Is there finally “Jusstice” for Jussie?

Cook County State Attorney drops all 16 criminal charges; Records sealed Again, the Jussie Smollett case has had more twists and turns than an episode of Empire. Less than two weeks after the Empire actor pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about a hate crime, prosecutors have … Continue reading “Breaking: Is there finally “Jusstice” for Jussie?”

ThinkLA announces 2018 IDEA awards finalists

(Los Angeles — 24 April 2018) ThinkLA has announced the finalists for the 2018 IDEA Awards. For the eighth year, the association celebrates Southern California’s advertising, marketing, and media superstars and pay tribute to Los Angeles as a hotbed of creativity and brand building. Over the past few months, hundreds of submissions were received from … Continue reading “ThinkLA announces 2018 IDEA awards finalists”

Raya and the Last Dragon, Encanto lead Annie nominees

ASIFA-Hollywood announced nominations today for its 49th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. The Annie Awards cover 36 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Feature-Independent, Special Productions, Sponsored Films, Short Subjects, Student Films and Outstanding Individual Achievements, as well as the honorary Juried Awards. This year’s ceremony is … Continue reading “Raya and the Last Dragon, Encanto lead Annie nominees”

A Chat with SixTwentySix directors Miles and AJ

With Thanksgiving now in the past, Christmas is our future. Literally. And Future, one of hip-hop’s hottest rappers, is here to help us find the perfect gift, from Samsung and production company SixTwentySix, for all our techy-loving friends on our list this year. In this musical collaboration creative, the hip-hop artist puts his individual spin on … Continue reading “A Chat with SixTwentySix directors Miles and AJ”

Cabin makes room for five new editors and New Head of Production

Cabin Editing Company today announced a major expansion of its New York office, with six new hires including head of production Sari Resnick, and five new editors: Alvaro del Val, Carla Luffe, Nina Sacharow, Dylan Edwards, and Matt Schaff. Cabin editor Robert Lopuski has also joined the company’s New York roster from Los Angeles. Cabin’s … Continue reading “Cabin makes room for five new editors and New Head of Production”

John McNeil Studio grows leadership team

Creative & strategic brand firm John McNeil Studio (JMS) has announced the expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Executive Director, Social, Snow Burns and Executive Producer, Lauren Holmes. As celebrated talents within their fields, each will play an integral part in strengthening JMS’ offerings as it faces strong growth in an evolving … Continue reading “John McNeil Studio grows leadership team”