Stephen Colbert and more are in New York State of Mind campaign

Gosh, this makes me want to move back to New York. Beloved New York City actors, singers, choreographers, musicians, television, and late-night hosts have come together to produce a video rendition of Billy Joel’s New York State of Mind to encourage the city’s recovery from the pandemic. It is easily our Reel Ad of the … Continue reading “Stephen Colbert and more are in New York State of Mind campaign”

Showing Respect for Aretha Franklin’s music and voice

Aretha Franklin’s music is indeed a piece of American history and resonates with everyone in an emotional, intimate, and powerful way. When asked about Franklin’s enormous gift of her voice, star and Executive Producer, Jennifer Hudson, said, “Her singing, her knowing her calling, her anointing is what we would call. It was her saving grace. … Continue reading “Showing Respect for Aretha Franklin’s music and voice”

Carbon: Tommy Smith joins as VFX Supervisor

A prodigious talent, Tommy Smith is excited to join creative studio Carbon as VFX Supervisor. He’s welcomed by a team of stellar artists, many of whom he has worked with over his long career. “I joined Carbon because I love the way they work. I can utilize my wide range of skills across both 2D and 3D,” … Continue reading “Carbon: Tommy Smith joins as VFX Supervisor”

ADCOLOR to honor Daniel Dae Kim at 2021 awards

ADCOLOR today announced the nominees and honorees for its 15th Annual ADCOLOR Awards. Since 2007, the Awards have highlighted and honored the achievements of diverse communities in the creative industries. The awards recognize those who go above and beyond to make a difference and who embody the organization’s mission of “Rise Up, Reach Back.” According to … Continue reading “ADCOLOR to honor Daniel Dae Kim at 2021 awards”

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”

Madonna teases upcoming concert/doc on Paramount+

Paramount+ announced that Madonna’s highly-anticipated documentary film, Madame X, will exclusively debut on Paramount+ in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, the Nordics, and Canada beginning on Friday, October 8. Fans outside of these markets can watch the documentary on MTV. Filmed in Lisbon, Portugal, the film captures the 62-year-old pop icon’s rare and rapturous tour performance, hailed by … Continue reading “Madonna teases upcoming concert/doc on Paramount+”

AMP Awards: Melissa Etheridge set to perform

Melissa Etheridge, the singer, songwriter and activist whose distinctive, smoky vocals, heartland ballads and love songs have earned her multiple Grammy nominations and wins, as well as an Academy Award, will be performing during the upcoming AMP Awards for Music & Sound.  Etheridge will be introducing several categories during the presentation, set for July 22 … Continue reading “AMP Awards: Melissa Etheridge set to perform”

Heavy Duty expands scoring projects into film and TV

Coming on the heels of scoring the HBO Max reboot of Gossip Girl, Heavy Duty Projects is at it again. The music for picture studio, known for its original and sync work across the advertising and entertainment sectors, is poised for a major growth spurt as it expands its global footprint and establishes itself in … Continue reading “Heavy Duty expands scoring projects into film and TV”

Syn: Unites with Black Theatre to Stand for Change

International music agency Syn has joined forces with New York-based non-profit organization, Black Theater United (BTU) for select placement of their inspirational song Stand for Change. The aim of the placement is to secure licensing proceeds to support BTU’s mission to Unify, Advocate and Educate for racial equity and social justice.  Stand For Change was … Continue reading “Syn: Unites with Black Theatre to Stand for Change”

Juneteenth: McDonald’s announces Gospelfest lineup

The 38th Annual New York Metro McDonald’s Gospelfest will present a virtual concert and showcase free to the public. The event will air on Juneteenth June 19, 2021, on My9 and continues on Fox’s website. The full-hour show will also be available on Fox Soul streaming network. “As fans and viewers prepare for the mega virtual … Continue reading “Juneteenth: McDonald’s announces Gospelfest lineup”

RepresentUs: Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom’s desperate transmission

In a broadcast from a dystopian future set in 2055, Grammy Award-winning artist Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom issue, for RepresentUs, a dire warning for Americans about the future of democracy if Congress does not pass the For The People Act.   Transmissions from the Future, an ad released by leading nonpartisan anti-corruption organization RepresentUs, urges passage of the sweeping voting … Continue reading “RepresentUs: Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom’s desperate transmission”

Vanessa Williams to host July 4 celebration on PBS

Capital Concerts announced today the 41st annual A Capitol Fourth, America’s Independence Day celebration on PBS, will be hosted by multi-platinum recording artist and star of television, film, and the Broadway stage Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives).  Planning has been underway for many months for A Capitol Fourth to be a pre-recorded show due to the pandemic with a live fireworks … Continue reading “Vanessa Williams to host July 4 celebration on PBS”

In The Heights: Taking it from stage to screen

Lin-Manuel Miranda completed his first draft of the stage musical In The Heights during his sophomore year at Wesleyan University, where it was performed as part of the school’s Second Stage. There, the 80-minute one-act played for a mere three days, but the potential for a grander production was evident from the start. Even now, … Continue reading “In The Heights: Taking it from stage to screen”

Summer Movie Guide: 2021 edition

2020 was a really challenging year for everyone, but especially so for everyone involved in movie production. With everything “opening up” again all over the nation this summer, movie fans are flocking to the theaters in an attempt to achieve some level of normalcy. We’ve got your rundown of movies you can expect to see … Continue reading “Summer Movie Guide: 2021 edition”

Vrbo: New ad features John Legend

Vacation rental company Vrbo unveiled its biggest campaign to date with a new ad featuring John Legend and real-life families who didn’t realize they’d be experiencing surprise reunions with loved ones while cameras rolled. The scenes play out as Legend performs a new version of the classic song “I Can See Clearly Now.” Created by Crispin Porter … Continue reading “Vrbo: New ad features John Legend”

Cut+Run promotes Brian Mulvey to Senior Producer

Cut+Run’s Brian Mulvey has been promoted to Senior Producer. Known by friends, colleagues, and clients for his generosity of spirit and unflappable work ethic, Brian has produced notable projects spanning many genres, from comedy spots to music videos, feature films, and commercials. Among them, spots for Geico, Sling TV, the Grammys, and the 2020 Super … Continue reading “Cut+Run promotes Brian Mulvey to Senior Producer”

Watch the trailer for Dear Evan Hansen

The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon, Dear Evan Hansen, becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.    Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being … Continue reading “Watch the trailer for Dear Evan Hansen”

Behind the Scenes: How F9 creates total “Car-nage”

F9 is the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious Saga, which has endured for two decades and has earned more than $5 billion around the world.   Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. … Continue reading “Behind the Scenes: How F9 creates total “Car-nage””

Searchlight Shorts licenses The Heart Still Hums

Searchlight Shorts has licensed the powerful Park Pictures documentary short film The Heart Still Hums for their online platform, depicting a raw and honest glimpse into the struggles of modern-day mothers in need and the charity organizations eager to help. Mothers and mother-figures of all stripes struggle through motherhood and its many hardships, but facing … Continue reading “Searchlight Shorts licenses The Heart Still Hums”

Makiné joins multicultural agency vaccine coalition

Creative studio Makiné recently partnered with LA-based multicultural marketing firm American Entertainment Marketing (AEM) to produce an integrated COVID-19 vaccine awareness and acceptance campaign called “IT’S TIME LOS ANGELES,” which aims to increase the rate of vaccinations for Los Angeles’s hardest-hit communities, including Latino, African American, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations. Commissioned … Continue reading “Makiné joins multicultural agency vaccine coalition”