Charting the sound of Tom Holland film Uncharted

Currently screening exclusively in theaters, Columbia Pictures’ Uncharted centers on street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) who is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan and lost 500 years ago by the House of Moncada. Based on the critically acclaimed and top-selling PlayStation video game series, created … Continue reading “Charting the sound of Tom Holland film Uncharted”

Impossible Objects signs creative Polymath Brian Tang

Virtual Production Lab Impossible Objects welcomes director, cinematographer, and VFX artist Brian Tang, who joins the team as director. A world-building lab that utilizes virtual production to tell original stories, Impossible Objects was founded last year by filmmaker Joe Sill and Jerad Anderson, founder of production company FLORENCE. Hailing from New Jersey, Tang draws from … Continue reading “Impossible Objects signs creative Polymath Brian Tang”

Police suggest Jackie Avant’s brutal killing may not be random

While shocked tributes were pouring in for the slain wife of legendary “The Godfather of Black Music,” Jackie Avant, Beverly Hills Police were hard at work putting together the pieces of the fatal home invasion. According to yesterday’s media release, the Beverly Hills Police communications center received a phone call at 2:23 a.m. in response to a … Continue reading “Police suggest Jackie Avant’s brutal killing may not be random”

Our top 15 Thanksgiving movies

Thanksgiving has many traditions in not only food dishes, but also entertainment. And in a time where we are in the middle of a pandemic, we can use some entertainment. Some people enjoy watching endless hours of football, while others take the time to listen to Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” in its entirety. I, on … Continue reading “Our top 15 Thanksgiving movies”

AFM: Panel discusses what makes a film investment-worthy?

You have a film. The budget is low. And the potential for a huge ROI is there. But is the script good enough to invest in? This week at the American Film Market 2021 (AFM) a group of panelists met to discuss what makes them consider investing in a feature script. Screen Daily Americas Editor, … Continue reading “AFM: Panel discusses what makes a film investment-worthy?”

Eternals makes history by being first Marvel film to be Certified Rotten

It had to happen sometime. Marvel Studios, which has had an incredible 12-year-run with critics and audiences may finally have a dud on its hands. Marvel’s Eternals is now the worst-reviewed MCU movie ever. With over 257 reviews in, its critical Rotten Tomatoes score has dropped to a 49%, which gives it a “rotten” rating, … Continue reading “Eternals makes history by being first Marvel film to be Certified Rotten”

Arthur Max goes medieval designing 20th Century Studios’ epic ‘The Last Duel’

From 20th Century Studios and visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott comes The Last Duel, a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France. Based on actual events, the historical epic—opening exclusively in U.S. theaters today—unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and Jacques Le … Continue reading “Arthur Max goes medieval designing 20th Century Studios’ epic ‘The Last Duel’”

Bringing Planet Arrakis to actual life in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

If you have not seen Denis Villeneuve’s Dune yet, you are missing out on one of the most epic and daring pieces of filmmaking to come along in some time. The Warner Bros. film is simply a marvel to behold. This jaw-dropping reaction can be attributed to the French Canadian Director’s design team. Planet Arrakis … Continue reading “Bringing Planet Arrakis to actual life in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune”

Commercial Directing Film School PSA deepens commitment to mentorship

A new PSA called “Mentors” juxtaposes two scenarios involving the game of chess: one stark and foreboding, in which black pieces knock one another off the board, and a brighter, more hopeful vision of a Black mentor and mentee playing the game in the light of day. Produced by Commercial Directing Film School and directed … Continue reading “Commercial Directing Film School PSA deepens commitment to mentorship”

Director Dawit N.M. brings quest for human truths to ELEANOR

Dawit N.M., born in Ethiopia and raised in the tidewaters of Virginia, has joined the directorial roster at ELEANOR. Named as a 2021 One Club Young Guns Finalist, his signing was announced by Founder and EP Sophie Gold. Gold says that Dawit’s work transfixed her, as did his story about when, as a small child … Continue reading “Director Dawit N.M. brings quest for human truths to ELEANOR”

Dune: Denis Villeneuve on bringing the difficult novel to the screen

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune just premiered at the Venice Film Festival and is currently getting rave Twitter reactions. Set thousands of years in the future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a young man propelled by fate into an intergalactic power struggle. The son of beloved, embattled ruler Duke Leto and powerful warrior … Continue reading “Dune: Denis Villeneuve on bringing the difficult novel to the screen”

Partners + Napier goes on a hiring blitz across agency roles

Even as the impact of the pandemic continues to be felt, integrated creative company Partners + Napier has been successfully recruiting impressive talent from all over the U.S. to drive the national agency’s continued growth and momentum. “Since 2020, the agency has added new and incremental business from the likes of Smashburger, MDLIVE, Real Good … Continue reading “Partners + Napier goes on a hiring blitz across agency roles”

Bachelorette: Katie Thurston says Yes to Blake Moynes and Neil Lane ring

In the dramatic season finale of The Bachelorette, Katie Thurston’s unexpected journey to love came to an end when she accepted a proposal from Blake Moynes; with a gorgeous diamond and platinum engagement ring, from the official jewelry designer of The Bachelor franchise, Neil Lane. Katie’s ring centers an oval-shaped diamond that is centrally set within a crown motif and a hidden … Continue reading “Bachelorette: Katie Thurston says Yes to Blake Moynes and Neil Lane ring”

The Suicide Squad: James Gunn was dying to save Task Force X

It’s no secret that 2017’s Suicide Squad, while a hit at the global box office to the tune of $746.8 million, was a complete and utter disappointment both to fans and critics. Aside from the performances of Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag and Jai Courtney as … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad: James Gunn was dying to save Task Force X”

ArtClass: Welcomes directing team Jams X Bash

Bicoastal production company ArtClass has signed Jamaal Parham and Bashan Aquart, popularly known as Jams x Bash. From commercials to interactive experiences to TV shows, Jams x Bash have spent the last decade pushing the boundaries of storytelling and media for brand and entertainment clients, such as adidas, ESPN, HBO, Warner Bros., and Vogue. Infusing … Continue reading “ArtClass: Welcomes directing team Jams X Bash”

Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 395 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Membership selection decisions are based on professional qualifications, with representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority of Academy Aperture 2025.  The 2021 class is 46% … Continue reading “Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites”

ET’s Kevin Frazier, Access Hollywood’s Tony Potts team

Entertainment Tonight (CBS) host Kevin Frazier and former Access Hollywood (NBC) host Tony Potts are uniting their respective companies, Kevin Frazier Productions (KFP) and The Content Artists (TCA). The TV frontmen announced a joint venture to accelerate KFP’s cutting-edge and red-hot POC-themed IP and expand its reach into The Content Artists’ massive DOOH content distribution network.  “Tony and I … Continue reading “ET’s Kevin Frazier, Access Hollywood’s Tony Potts team”

Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC

Capitalizing on a year with huge audience drivers, including two Olympics and the Super Bowl, NBC heads into the 2021-22 season with a winning year-round programming strategy that highlights dominant dramas in the fall, doubles down on comedies in midseason and pairs powerhouse unscripted shows with big tentpole event programming.    “Our program strategy for NBC is singularly focused on driving growth by capturing audiences with can’t-miss event television and keeping them on the … Continue reading “Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC”

Kay, Jared and Zales unveil 2022 collection during Bridal Tea Party

Recently, Reel 360 had the privilege of sitting in on a Virtual Bridal Tea Party for Kay, Jared, and Zales hosted by Toni Zehrer, Signet Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Toni was pleased to share the trends we expect to see this Spring season in commitment jewelry.  We began the call with a … Continue reading “Kay, Jared and Zales unveil 2022 collection during Bridal Tea Party”

American Red Cross launches Great Escape PSA

Seven lives are lost to home fires every day in the US – more than all natural disasters combined. In an effort to change these statistics, the American Red Cross is launching “The Great Escape,” a PSA aimed at educating families on home fire safety.  This campaign focuses on preparing families with two simple steps: Practicing a 2-minute fire … Continue reading “American Red Cross launches Great Escape PSA”