Norman Lear turns 100

Norman Lear, who created the iconic bigot Archie Bunker, the 1970s television sitcom All in the Family, and its spin-off Archie Bunker’s Place has reached the incredible milestone of celebrating his 100th birthday. He becomes one of the very few centenarians currently alive. Lear penned an eloquently written essay to The New York Times, reflecting … Continue reading “Norman Lear turns 100”

Swift rounds out leadership team

Creative agency Swift, a female-founded and led Wunderman Thompson company, has appointed Ned McNeilage as Chief Creative Officer. Ned’s appointment comes on the heels of solid growth for Swift over the past twelve months, completing a year of changes in leadership and operations. In his role, Ned will manage creative talent and oversee the development … Continue reading “Swift rounds out leadership team”

Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms

This morning, the 74th Emmy nominations were announced during a live virtual ceremony was hosted by JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma. Succession holds this year’s top spot with 25 Emmy nominations followed by Ted Lasso and The White Lotus (20), Hacks … Continue reading “Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms”

INTERVIEW: Why streaming network Vyre is on fire

When True Magazine founder, David Hill teamed with his Chief Editor Lamar Seay, to create streaming network, VYRE, in October 2019, they launched with 200 projects. Their goal – to have 5,000 projects available for streaming, 10 niche channels with engaging content, and have the VYRE App on all of the top streaming consoles. Now, … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Why streaming network Vyre is on fire”

SuperBloom hires new leaders for branded content

SuperBloom House (SBH) has hired the two creatives to lead a new era of branded content for their clients. Adam Milano (previously of SYCO Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Live Nation) and Gregg Hirschorn (previously PHD Media, Group M), have joined SuperBloom House as Head of Content Development and Head of Content Strategy, respectively.  Their combined backgrounds … Continue reading “SuperBloom hires new leaders for branded content”

Only Murders in the Building returns for a killer S2

The gang’s back together! It’s a new season of Only Murders in the Building and a new mystery! But this time, our favorite podcasting investigators have to both clear their names and solve the case before the killer strikes again. Following the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger, Charles, Oliver & Mabel race … Continue reading “Only Murders in the Building returns for a killer S2”

Succession, First Lady, CODA lead Location Managers Guild noms

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) has unveiled nominations for the 9th Annual LMGI Awards honoring the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. Winners will be honored at the LMGI Awards ceremony, returning to a live in-person event on Saturday, August 27, 2022. The … Continue reading “Succession, First Lady, CODA lead Location Managers Guild noms”

Avocados and Coconuts produce Freshly’s first TV campaign

Creative production agency Avocados and Coconuts recently partnered with Freshly, the leading subscription service providing fully prepared, nutritionist-approved meals that are delivered fresh to your door and ready-to-eat in three minutes. Producing the brand’s first integrated campaign for TV called “Your Daily Dilemma, Answered,” the spot includes :30, :15 and :06 versions and will appear … Continue reading “Avocados and Coconuts produce Freshly’s first TV campaign”

Cannes Lions: Ad Council presents new creative for Love Has No Labels

Premiering at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the Ad Council and R/GA launched a series of powerful new films from the iconic Love Has No Labels campaign using real stories to showcase how acts of love can drive inclusion, equity and justice. Building on the campaign’s longstanding effort to address bias, hate, and discrimination, the … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: Ad Council presents new creative for Love Has No Labels”

Disney names Dana Walden head of DGE Content

The Walt Disney Company has named Dana Walden as Chairman, Disney General Entertainment Content, it was announced today by Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. In this role, Walden will lead the company’s general entertainment content engine that creates original entertainment and news programming for Disney’s streaming platforms and its cable and … Continue reading “Disney names Dana Walden head of DGE Content”

Droga5, BBDO, Burnett, Mill among AICP winners

Winners for the 2022 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards premiered earlier in the week at AICP Week’s Base Camp venue at the Angelika Theatre. The top prizes in each competition – the AICP Show’s Advertising Excellence and Advertising Excellence/Campaign winners, the Next … Continue reading “Droga5, BBDO, Burnett, Mill among AICP winners”

Alkemy X makes leadership changes

Award-winning entertainment company Alkemy X has promoted Sue Fallon to Executive Producer, working in lockstep with Executive Creative Director Rupert Cresswell to lead the company’s newly rebranded creative studio. The creative studio serves as a network of creative directors and supporting artists working across the company’s global web of offices and beyond. Focusing on creative … Continue reading “Alkemy X makes leadership changes”

Yaaar! Pirate’s Booty goes unscripted in new work

Pirate’s Booty is a cheesy snack puff kids go wild for. The lightly coated powder that doesn’t wreck furniture is a plus for parents, too.   According to Hershey CEO Michele Buck, YoY sales grew by more than 26%. (Hershey Co. bought the puffs brand from B&G Foods in 2018 for $420M, continuing to diversify its roster amid consumers … Continue reading “Yaaar! Pirate’s Booty goes unscripted in new work”

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”

MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards

Last night, the shots Awards held The Americas Ceremony in Hollywood. Production company, MJZ, along with work anti-gun violence creative from Leo Burnett, BBDO and States United to Prevent Gun Violence came away the big winners. With the pandemic causing the previous last two awards shows to go digital-only, this celebration of creative campaigns from North and … Continue reading “MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards”

Droga5, BBDO, Chiat, SMUGGLER lead AICP Shortlists

The AICP Awards today released the Shortlists for the 2022 editions of its three competitions: The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards. The Shortlists are the results of a bifurcated judging system that began earlier this year with a series of panels with … Continue reading “Droga5, BBDO, Chiat, SMUGGLER lead AICP Shortlists”

black-ish ends eight hilarious seasons tonight

For eight seasons, the groundbreaking, Emmy Award-nominated comedy series black-ish was lauded for telling stories that shined a light on current events through the lens of a Black American family. Created by Kenya Barris, black-ish debuted in 2014 to critical acclaim, and its popularity launched two spinoff series: grown-ish and mixed-ish. The series finale, titled “Homecoming,” will air tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT … Continue reading “black-ish ends eight hilarious seasons tonight”

Production in LA hits record first quarter

Great news for the Los Angeles Production community. FilmLA today issued an extremely positive update regarding regional filming activity. On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles saw a strong start this year, setting a new first-quarter record with 9,832 Shoot Days (SD). The last time FilmLA reported such high filming levels from January through March … Continue reading “Production in LA hits record first quarter”

Dancing with the Stars moves to Disney+

After an impressive 30 seasons on ABC, Dancing with the Stars is moving to a new home on Disney+. The hit series received a two-season pickup and will premiere exclusively in the U.S. and Canada this Fall, making Dancing with the Stars the first live series to debut on the streaming service. Dancing with the Stars premiered on ABC in … Continue reading “Dancing with the Stars moves to Disney+”

Mastercard introduces the Touch Card for blind

Touch Card by Mastercard is a first-of-its-kind accessible payment card system for blind and partially-sighted people.  To introduce the Touch Card, the credit card issuer designed the “Spotlight” film to be as accessible as the card itself.  This new creative from McCann gets this much-needed innovation into the hands of those who need it most, … Continue reading “Mastercard introduces the Touch Card for blind”