See the Emmy noms for Outstanding Commercial

While most of the Emmy Awards broadcast audience will be on the edge of their seats watching House of Cards duke it out with The Handmaid’s Tale and Westworld, there will be another audience – advertisers and their agencies – who will be watching, with baited breath, to see who will win the Emmy for outstanding commercial.

LC, Fram scold consumers in new “Frampa” campaign

Laughlin Constable helped oil filter giant Fram connect with young adults by hiring a 70-year-old pitchman to call them “numnuts.”

“We wanted to channel that sort of sage old advisor we all kind of grew up with,” explains creative director Jon Laughlin.

Breaking Bad actor Jonathan Banks stars as the title character in Frampa, an online campaign LC created for Fram’s Extra Guard oil filters. In each of the series’ four spots, he shows tough but tender disapproval for anyone who cannot competently change the oil in their cars.

FastDraw, now at Cinespace, animating big sports pieces

321 Fast Draw studio is currently working on unique animations for two high profile sporting events: A 2.5-minute segment for Fox TV’s Super Bowl’s Pre-Game Show this Sunday and a 60-second continuing segment for the NBA’s new show, “NBA Countdown,” that starts airing Feb. 12 on ESPN and ABC-TV.

REEL WOMEN: Cut+Run editor, Mah Ferraz

1+ “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, … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Cut+Run editor, Mah Ferraz”

AMP issues call for entries for 2021 awards

0 The Association of Music Producers, sponsors of the AMP Awards for Music & Sound, has announced its call for entries for the 2021 AMP Awards. Deadline for submitting work is April 30, 2021. The 2021 AMP Awards show, which like last year will be presented virtually, will take place at a date to be … Continue reading “AMP issues call for entries for 2021 awards”

SXSW: A reunion for ‘Introducing Selma Blair’

1+ Enjoying its World Premiere at South by Southwest 2021 in the Documentary Feature Competition is Introducing, Selma Blair, a deeply intimate and raw portrait of the actress after she is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and makes a valiant, risky effort to try to slow the progression of her disease. The film marks the feature … Continue reading “SXSW: A reunion for ‘Introducing Selma Blair’”

ArtClass adds director Ryan Ebner

0 Our friends at ArtClass have signed Director/Writer Ryan Ebner to its roster for US commercial and branded content representation. Known for his dry, understated brand of humor, Ebner thrives as a performance-driven director with a razor-sharp eye for casting. The move follows the hiring of Sean Owolo as ArtClass’ Head of Broadcast Development. Ebner’s … Continue reading “ArtClass adds director Ryan Ebner”

TBS offers to pay three HBCU alumni’s student loans

1+ Historically Black Colleges and Universities are where dreams are made, and this Black History Month, TBS wants to kick off the aspirations of three lucky HBCU alumni by paying their student loans in the network’s first-ever TBS HBCU Cash Out. Collaborating with HBCU alumni Lance Gross and Keshia Knight Pulliam, the interactive social media contest, … Continue reading “TBS offers to pay three HBCU alumni’s student loans”

Jack in the Box collabs with Becky G for Chicken Dance

3+ Start flapping those arms. In the latest campaign by our friends at David&Goliath, titled “New Chicken Dance,” Jack in the Box takes to TikTok to celebrate its best chicken sandwich they’ve created yet – the brand new Cluck Sandwich by partnering with global superstar Becky G and various TikTokers, world renowned choreographer Richy Jackson and creative music … Continue reading “Jack in the Box collabs with Becky G for Chicken Dance”

Ethan Hawke joins thriller ‘Zeroes and Ones’

1+ Four-time Academy Award nominated actor and filmmaker Ethan Hawke (Training Day, First Reformed, Boyhood), Cristina Chiriac (Siberia, Tommaso) and Phil Neilson (Siberia, Ben-Hur) have joined seminal filmmaker Abel Ferrara’s (Bad Lieutenant, The Funeral, Kings Of New York) upcoming thriller Zeroes and Ones. Both written and directed by Ferrara, filming begins in Italy later this month. JJ … Continue reading “Ethan Hawke joins thriller ‘Zeroes and Ones’”

New McDonald’s billboards have bite

1+ There are a handful of brands that only require a logo to identify them. Target has its bullseye. Nike, its swoosh. Apple, well an apple. And of course McDonald’s has its golden arches and food. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know what a Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese or Fries look … Continue reading “New McDonald’s billboards have bite”

Eagles legend Duce Staley helps team fly into 2020

1+ Last night, what will probably be the strangest NFL season kicked off with Super Bowl champs Kansas City Chiefs beating the Houston Texans 34 – 20. In anticipation of all the games moving forward, 160over90 has launched its latest film for last year’s NFC East Champ the Philadelphia Eagles. The brand campaign debuted just … Continue reading “Eagles legend Duce Staley helps team fly into 2020”

Selena Gomez cooks up a storm in new HBO Max series

2+ The Reel 360 Team is already hungry. HBO Max announced today that the Selena Gomez cooking show, SELENA + CHEF will premiere on the streamer Thursday, August 13th. The series is executive produced by Gomez for July Moon Productions, along with executive producers Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, and Leah Hariton on behalf of Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). The unscripted 10-episode cooking … Continue reading “Selena Gomez cooks up a storm in new HBO Max series”

Kaboom harnesses new ways of being together for Eckrich

1+ The Reel 360 team is hungry after watching this spot. Embracing new ways of being together is an essential part of a new Eckrich spot, both on screen and behind the scenes. Sharing the social connection of a home cooked meal featuring Eckrich’s sausages, along with the brand’s video recipes and tutorials, families find … Continue reading “Kaboom harnesses new ways of being together for Eckrich”

WarnerMedia & AT&T create $250k fund for Atlanta Arts

1+ WarnerMedia, an AT&T company, announced the establishment of a COVID-19 relief fund that will provide Atlanta-based artistic and cultural institutions with resources needed to elevate storytelling and continue creating during these challenging times. WarnerMedia and AT&T created the $250,000 relief fund with a special focus on small-to-medium arts and cultural institutions in Atlanta. “We … Continue reading “WarnerMedia & AT&T create $250k fund for Atlanta Arts”

USATV announces star-packed drama ‘Nova Vita’

3+ Thomas Beaudoin (The Blacklist, Hubert et Fanny), Titus Welliver (Bosch), Stephen Baldwin,  Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Raymond Cruz (The Walking Dead),  Michel Gill and Reed Birney (House of Cards), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Jared Farid (Homeland) and Marci Miller (Days Of Our Lives) headline the cast of USATV Productions new ten-episode crime drama series Nova Vita. Created by Bagrat and Vaagn … Continue reading “USATV announces star-packed drama ‘Nova Vita’”

Baseball movies to stream that are a hit with us

3+ Damn you Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Today, would have been the 152nd season opener for Major League Baseball, and more importantly for my Philadelphia Phillies, had the season not been on hold due to the global health crisis at hand. So, what is a baseball fan to do when there is no Opening Day? Well, … Continue reading “Baseball movies to stream that are a hit with us”

Stevie Heptig, dancer and world explorer

2+ 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, they are making “Herstory” This Reel Woman has … Continue reading “Stevie Heptig, dancer and world explorer”

Adam Milano new Head of Development at Hecho

1+ LA-based Hecho Studios has named Adam Milano Head of Development, a new title at the company. He makes the move from Live Nation where he served as SVP of Production, where he most recently produced the GLAAD-awarded and Emmy-nominated Believer documentary with Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds. Adam worked across Live Nation’s slate of … Continue reading “Adam Milano new Head of Development at Hecho”