Paramount+: Transformers, Beavis & Butthead Tyler Perry join returning series

Paramount Global this week presented a special edition of 60 Minutes to explore its powerhouse portfolio of leading media platforms, hit content and advertising capabilities during its first in-person Upfront event as a combined company. Through in-depth interviews, profiles and appearances, the talent-packed program featured Paramount’s accelerated momentum and differentiated playbook to reach everyone, everywhere, at scale. … Continue reading “Paramount+: Transformers, Beavis & Butthead Tyler Perry join returning series”

UPFRONTS: ABC unveils 2022-2023 Fall Sked

Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, today unveiled the ABC primetime schedule for the 2022-2023 fall season, featuring a strong, returning slate of established, fan-favorite shows and two new powerhouses scripted series, both anchored by bold and compelling female leads. Additionally, ABC adds a sprinkle of star power to long-running game show staples, … Continue reading “UPFRONTS: ABC unveils 2022-2023 Fall Sked”

Tremors star Fred Ward passes at 79

Golden Globe-winning character actor and producer Fred Ward passed away at age 79 on Sunday May 8, 2022. Ward’s passing was confirmed by his publicist, Ron Hoffmann. No cause of death has yet been revealed, but Hoffmann said Mr. Ward wanted any memorial donations given to a Boston University center for the study of chronic … Continue reading “Tremors star Fred Ward passes at 79”

WPP will pay for abortion travel-related expenses

Global holding company, WPP, is now responding to the leaked Scotus document which clearly shows that the Conservative-controlled Supreme Court is leaning toward overturning the landmark decision Roe v. Wade. The 1973 ruling guarantees a woman’s right to abortion. Next year will be its 50th anniversary. Last Monday evening, the website Politico published a leaked draft, of … Continue reading “WPP will pay for abortion travel-related expenses”

Bart Timmer directs DIY disasters for jem & fix

Making the wrong choices when buying hardware can have dire consequences. Like an insanely powerful high-pressure washer, an uncontrollable flame-throwing barbeque tool, or a home littered with toilets. That is why Scandinavian hardware chain jem & fix invites everybody to go to them for no-nonsense, low-priced products for your home, garden and DIY projects. Created … Continue reading “Bart Timmer directs DIY disasters for jem & fix”

Gallery: GRIOT Oscars After Party hosted by Cedric the Entertainer

Reel 360 News managed to get around Tinseltown Oscar night. First, we started at the glamorous Jonathan Baker Oscar Viewing Party, then spent some time with Oscar-winning Wylie Company and finally ended up at the dope AF GRIOT Gala Oscars After Party, which was celebrating diversity and inclusion in the industry. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and … Continue reading “Gallery: GRIOT Oscars After Party hosted by Cedric the Entertainer”

INTERVIEW: Filmmaker Jonathan Baker talks about Oscars, old Hollywood

In advance of director/producer/hotelier Jonathan Baker’s highly anticipated Oscar Viewing Party 2022, Indie Entertainment Media has unveiled its special awards issue, featuring an exclusive cover shoot themed “Oscar Is A Woman” featuring Baker and top international model Erika Stasiuleviciute. The special photo essay celebrates female filmmakers and artists… with a touch of Old Hollywood glamour. … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Filmmaker Jonathan Baker talks about Oscars, old Hollywood”

Review: The Batman does the World’s Greatest Detective justice

Matt Reeves’ The Batman opened on March 4, 2022 and he and his team of impeccable designers and actors have created one of the greatest Batman movies of all time. Move over, The Dark Knight. Reeves creates a dark and gothic world of Gotham City with Bruce Wayne living in a shadowy castle, almost dilapidated … Continue reading “Review: The Batman does the World’s Greatest Detective justice”

Director Fredrik Bäckar moves to Believe Media

Believe Media announced US commercial representation for Fredrik Bäckar. Bäckar joined Believe Media’s UK roster in 2020 for directorial representation where he and UK executive producer James Covill teamed up to create a series of spots for Amazon Prime. “Fred and I worked together many years before and when this Amazon project came along, he was the … Continue reading “Director Fredrik Bäckar moves to Believe Media”

WPP announces plans to exit Russia

Today, WPP announced that it discontinuing its operations in Russia due to Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine, which has created a humanitarian crisis in Europe. It is the world’s largest advertising company, which includes agencies such as AKQA, BCW, Essence Global, Finsbury, Grey, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Mindshare, Ogilvy, Wavemaker, Wunderman Thompson, and VMLY&R In a statement issued today, the ad/PR holding company, which has nearly 1,400 … Continue reading “WPP announces plans to exit Russia”

REEL WOMEN: Kat Friis – Co-founder, Green The Bid & Producer

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2022 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, because women like Kat Friis are making “Herstory. Kat Friis … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Kat Friis – Co-founder, Green The Bid & Producer”

RSA Films signs Douglas Avery for commercials and content

Award-winning director Douglas Avery has signed with RSA Films for commercial representation in the US and UK. His work is characterized by gripping performances, cinematic visuals and compelling storytelling, as seen in his recent Woody Creek Distillers campaign, with William H. Macy delivering his eccentric cool for the brand he is a partner in, and AXA “Kathmandu,” … Continue reading “RSA Films signs Douglas Avery for commercials and content”

Pringles fan gets stuck and finds love in Super Bowl spot

Pringles is delivering ingenious humor and game-day snacking inspiration with the release of its fifth consecutive spot, breaking its silence on a real fan phenomenon. Proving yet again to be a Big Game advertiser to watch, this year’s ad shows the length fans will go to enjoy their favorite salty snack, tapping into the unexpectedly fun … Continue reading “Pringles fan gets stuck and finds love in Super Bowl spot”

Alexa reads Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost’s minds in Amazon Super Bowl spot

Last year, Amazon Alexa slayed Super Bowl audiences with Michael B. Jordan. This year for their Super Bowl LVI entry, the company asks the question: “Wouldn’t it be amazing if Alexa could read your mind? Just kidding, that would be terrible.” hat’s what we learn in this year’s Big Game ad #AlexaMindReader. This year’s spot … Continue reading “Alexa reads Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost’s minds in Amazon Super Bowl spot”

Lisa Topol joins OBERLAND as Managing Partner and ECD

Lisa Topol has set out to make a profit with purpose the centerpiece of her career as she joins OBERLAND, the industry’s leading purpose-driven ad agency, in the new role of managing partner and executive creative director.  Together, Topol and OBERLAND co-founder and chief creative officer Oberlander will steer the eight-year-old agency in partnership with … Continue reading “Lisa Topol joins OBERLAND as Managing Partner and ECD”

2021 in Review: The best ad campaigns

So, here we are at the end of another year. In 2021, we experienced more freedom from the pandemic during the spring and summer as cases lowered, but here we are, back in a kind of partial quarantine as the omicron variant spreads. While many businesses asked their teams to return to the office, advertising … Continue reading “2021 in Review: The best ad campaigns”

TBWA\Chiat\Day elevates Amy Ferguson to CCO

TBWA\Chiat\Day New York has announced the appointment of Amy Ferguson as Chief Creative Officer. For Amy, who began her career at the agency, the elevation is the culmination of a 17-year ascent within the industry to assume creative leadership of the agency’s full roster of clients, which includes Abbott, Hilton, Mayo Clinic, MTN DEW, Nissan, … Continue reading “TBWA\Chiat\Day elevates Amy Ferguson to CCO”

BUTTER snags producer Warren Wolfe and composer Nat Jenkins

BUTTER Music and Sound has hired Warren Wolfe as Producer and Nat Jenkins as Composer out of the international company’s New York headquarters. Wolfe will join Executive Producer Renée Massé working with the studio’s slate of in-house composers and freelancers to craft original compositions for compelling ads. Closely involved with the brand creative from start … Continue reading “BUTTER snags producer Warren Wolfe and composer Nat Jenkins”

Lost Daughter sweeps top prizes at Gotham Awards

Awards Season has officially kicked off. The Gotham Film & Media Institute (The Gotham) tonight announced the winners of the 31st Annual Gotham Awards at a ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Winning Best Feature and three additional awards was The Lost Daughter, director and screenwriter Maggie Gyllenhaal’s assured screen adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel … Continue reading “Lost Daughter sweeps top prizes at Gotham Awards”

VIZIO launches new “Hear Like They Do” for sound bars

When it comes to sound, dogs are the real experts. They can hear higher highs, detect softer sounds and greater nuances, and hear nearly twice as many frequencies as humans. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could hear the beautifully complex tones and sounds of our favorite entertainment the way they do? That’s the premise of … Continue reading “VIZIO launches new “Hear Like They Do” for sound bars”