Trump campaign releases new spots in key states

President Trump’s re-election campaign returned to the television airwaves Monday with two new ads in a group of key states which are among the earliest to allow people to begin casting votes. The new spots continue to define Joe Biden as an empty vessel, a tool being used by the extreme left to advance their … Continue reading “Trump campaign releases new spots in key states”

Sarah Cooper outtrumps Trump’s cognitive test

These days when President Donald Trump does something, or speaks to the media, one doesn’t know who will react first. Will it be The Lincoln Project with another biting political ad? Or will it be Brooklyn-based comedian Sarah Cooper with another scathingly funny lip sync? After the President’s weeklong not-so-humble brag about his recent test … Continue reading “Sarah Cooper outtrumps Trump’s cognitive test”

Mary Trump’s memoir explodes with 950K sales

Mary Trump’s explosive memoir Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man has been released after a long winded legal battle championed by Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert S. Trump. Sales went through the roof. According to TheWrap, Trump’s unflattering tell-all sold more than 950,000 copies through Tuesday, July 14 … Continue reading “Mary Trump’s memoir explodes with 950K sales”

Online petition asks FBI to investigate Bryan Singer

“Bryan Singer is a very high profile and dangerous man who a lot of people are terrified to speak out against, he has been continued to be given a platform and he is f**king awful,” tweets rapper Elijah Daniel about the X-Men, Superman Returns, Usual Suspects’ director With Hollywood facing a new set of rape … Continue reading “Online petition asks FBI to investigate Bryan Singer”

George Floyd demonstrations: In photos

The global foot of outrage against racism and police brutality is still pressing down on the gas pedal with no sign of braking. It was a powerful week that saw millions across the world – Black, White, Asian, Indian, LGBTQ+, old, young, in-between – come together and peacefully decry the systematic racism that has defined … Continue reading “George Floyd demonstrations: In photos”

Hudson adds director Anthony Garth

Proving wrong the old Thomas Wolfe quote about how ‘you can never go home again,’ Hudson – the full-service creative boutique founded in 2013 by director Larry August, his late business partner, EP Audrey Pask, and Managing Director Kristin Redman – has reunited with acclaimed commercial director Anthony Garth.  The Detroit native joins a directorial roster that includes August, as well as directors Brett Warkentien, … Continue reading “Hudson adds director Anthony Garth”

Fringe and Wire star Lance Reddick dies at age 60

Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Lance Reddick best known for his roles on TV and film, including The Wire, Fringe and the John Wick franchise passed away at age 60 on Friday at his home in Studio City, California. Law enforcement officials reported to TMZ that his death appeared to be from natural causes.  Lance … Continue reading “Fringe and Wire star Lance Reddick dies at age 60”

Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win

Time to show your respect. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter now truly rules The Grammys as the most decorated artist in history. However, it was Harry Styles and Lizzo who kept Queen B from taking it all as they won Album of the Year and Record of the Year respectively. Sunday night The Recording Academy held their annual … Continue reading “Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win”

2022 in Review: The biggest stories of the year

Would you believe it if I told you the biggest story of 2022 that could be found on Reel 360 News was about something that couldn’t be found? In early December, sister publication Reel Chicago legit went poof. As if Hermione, from Harry Potter, waved a wand and said, “Expecto Patronum.” Only it wasn’t a … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The biggest stories of the year”

Director Gemma Lee joins Honor Society

Bi-coastal production company Honor Society has signed Gemma Lee as the newest addition to their U.S. commercial directorial roster. Gemma brings an intuitive understanding of film as a visual storytelling medium to her work, where attention to detail and emotionally driven performances are key. Combining a cinematic aesthetic with branded content, Gemma has proven to … Continue reading “Director Gemma Lee joins Honor Society”

The annual CAFM Holiday Hurrah happens Monday, December 12

The Chicago Acting In Film Meetup NFP (CAFM) will wrap up 2022 with a film industry party, fundraiser, and networking night, featuring raffle prizes, auction items, a $1,000 grand prize, and awards for your most creative holiday attire.  The event is open to the entire Chicago film production community and the general public. The 14th … Continue reading “The annual CAFM Holiday Hurrah happens Monday, December 12”

Director Ed Han joins Quriosity Productions

Ed Han, the former agency creative director turned film director, has joined the roster of Quriosity Productions. He brings with him a great eye for everything from lifestyle to automotive spots, as well as a deep understanding of the power of brands and what clients are looking for when they undertake new campaigns. Han’s signing … Continue reading “Director Ed Han joins Quriosity Productions”

LA film production returns to pre-pandemic levels

Good news for the LA production community. FilmLA issued an update regarding regional filming activity. After posting three consecutive record-breaking quarters, local filming in the second quarter (“Q2”) of 2022 was down by -5.8 percent over the same period last year. From April through June, FilmLA recorded a total of 9,220 Shoot Days (SD) compared … Continue reading “LA film production returns to pre-pandemic levels”

2021 in Review: The biggest stories of Reel 360

Some of the words which come to mind when describing 2021 include frustrating, maddening, wow (in a bad sense), terrifying, astounding, and wow again in a very good sense. When we left 2020 our outlook was hopeful. We knew this would be the year that we became vaccinated against an insidious Coronavirus disease that had … Continue reading “2021 in Review: The biggest stories of Reel 360”

Interview: Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner’s fresh take on ‘West Side Story’

Directed by Academy-Award winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, 20th Century Studios’ West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. Since it debuted on Broadway over 60 years ago, the musical has often been revived both professionally and in amateur productions throughout the … Continue reading “Interview: Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner’s fresh take on ‘West Side Story’”

AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup

Our friends at The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for AFI FEST 2021 including Sony Pictures Classics’ Parallel Mothers, written and directed by Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, November 13. The complete AFI FEST program … Continue reading “AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup”

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”

Ogilvy will be instrumental in NY Philharmonic creative

Ogilvy has announced it has been selected by the New York Philharmonic to be its creative agency partner. Ogilvy will be responsible for developing a new brand platform, visual identity, and creative campaign for the New York Philharmonic as it enters a new era next year when it returns to its newly renovated home at … Continue reading “Ogilvy will be instrumental in NY Philharmonic creative”

‘1, 2, 3, All Eyes on Me’ wins Grand Prix at HollyShorts

HollyShorts Film Festival has announced the 2020 winners of their “Sweet 16” year. 40 industry leaders and storytellers served on this year’s Jury to award 36 short films and screenplays out of over 400 official selections from the virtual festival. Of the 36 awards, three were honored with the top prize of becoming qualified for … Continue reading “‘1, 2, 3, All Eyes on Me’ wins Grand Prix at HollyShorts”

The Den Editorial is going back to Cali

The headline admittedly almost works. But the Reel 360 team had to try. Los Angeles-based The Den Editorial has announced they are adding talented editor Katie Cali to their roster. She brings her extensive creative experience to the growing team at The Den. Cali is known for drawing out the raw emotion of any given … Continue reading “The Den Editorial is going back to Cali”