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”

Rumor Mill: Superman is flying back to theaters

The Geek has always liked British thespian Henry Cavill as Superman. In fact, he has said numerous times that the highly underrated Man of Steel (2013) is one of the best superhero films of the last decade. Unfortunately, Cavill was not given much to say in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice or do in … Continue reading “Rumor Mill: Superman is flying back to theaters”

Morgan Cooper, Writer, Director, Visionary

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. Morgan Cooper is a … Continue reading “Morgan Cooper, Writer, Director, Visionary”

GNC is there for you in new campaign from Havas

Let’s face it, being healthy is more overwhelming than ever (Keto, Whole30, Mediterranean, DASH, MIND…the list goes on!). For instance, I’m (mostly) Vegan at home and a Vegan-cheater (mostly) away from home. That’s why GNC, in its first major campaign in recent years, reminds us that they are not only the authority in the wellness space, … Continue reading “GNC is there for you in new campaign from Havas”

‘Joker’ gets 11, Greta snubbed & other Oscar noms

The Geek was up with the other press this morning to watch the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards which will air February 9 on ABC. What can we tell you, that you don’t know already. The highly divisive Joker, the origin story of the iconic mentally ill Batman villain, led all Oscar nominations with … Continue reading “‘Joker’ gets 11, Greta snubbed & other Oscar noms”

‘Two Popes,’ Pakula tribute round out AFI galas

Today, the American Film Institute announced the two Gala titles that complete the Gala line-up at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. Netflix’s The Two Popes starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce will screen on Monday, November 18 and Amazon Studios‘ The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne will screen on Tuesday, November 19. … Continue reading “‘Two Popes,’ Pakula tribute round out AFI galas”

Netflix productions mull leaving Georgia

A Variety report says that Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will consider pulling the streaming giant’s massive film and television production from Georgia if the state moves forward with the controversial abortion ban. On May 7, Governor Brian Kemp signed a a heartbeat bill that would essentially make abortion illegal if a fetal heartbeat … Continue reading “Netflix productions mull leaving Georgia”

‘Black Panther’ stuns at 25th annual SAG Awards

The REEL 360 team did not see this coming. Marvel’s superhero hit, Black Panther, beat out favorites A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKkKlansman, and even Crazy Rich Asians to take home the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Not only did it … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ stuns at 25th annual SAG Awards”

AFI Awards 2018 celebrates 21 films and TV series

Luncheon honors artists including Emily Blunt, Spike Lee, Olivia Colman Bradley Cooper, Michael B. Jordan and Emma Stone They say there are four seasons in LA – Spring, Summer, Lakers and Awards Season. Guess which one we’re in now. As awards season shifts into high gear, many of the year’s finest film and television artists … Continue reading “AFI Awards 2018 celebrates 21 films and TV series”

Dead Show Walking? Can ‘TWD’ live after Lincoln’s departure?

Can The Walking Dead survive losing Andrew Lincoln? In case you have been living under a rock for the past 8 years, The Walking Dead is a hit TV show on the AMC network that follows former police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) as he navigates through a world that has now become infested with … Continue reading “Dead Show Walking? Can ‘TWD’ live after Lincoln’s departure?”

“Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms

Wakanda! It’s official, Black Panther is king. At least for now. As the Marvel epic begins its awards run (it will get nominated for Best Picture in 2019 heard it here first), there is no better place to start than the fun and always spontaneous MTV Movie and TV Awards. Noms for this year were … Continue reading ““Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms”

Author Blair Davis on “Black Panther’s” epic influence

According to DePaul University Associate Professor Blair Davis, Black Panther is worth all the hype. “My students have been over the moon since last year,” he says. “Not only because there is a black superhero, but also because there is a big budget blockbuster with a huge Hollywood marketing campaign and toys and t-shirts.”   … Continue reading “Author Blair Davis on “Black Panther’s” epic influence”

The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards

Last night, the non-televised portion of The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards took place here in Pasadena. The celebration of outstanding work by African Americans in film, TV, music, and literature inspired the likes of Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), Morgan Freeman, Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), and Kareem Abdul Jabbar to attend. While ten winners … Continue reading “The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards”

Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms

The NAACP unveiled the full list of “54th NAACP Image Awards” nominees with ABC and Netflix leading the pack with 28 and 15 nominations respectively. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, airing Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BET and 8:00 PM PT on delay. The show will be in … Continue reading “Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms”

Gallery: AFI Awards celebrate Fabelmans, Avatar, Top Gun, Bear and more

Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for those attending the American Film Institute’s (AFI) 2022 AFI AWARDS at an exclusive invite-only luncheon. At the event, AFI revealed its official rationales (below) for all 21 honorees, providing the cultural and artistic context to mark these outstanding creative endeavors as the year’s notable milestones. Celebrating film and … Continue reading “Gallery: AFI Awards celebrate Fabelmans, Avatar, Top Gun, Bear and more”

Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022. Winners will be honored at the 2023 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 5, 2023. After wins at the Golden Globes and nominations … Continue reading “Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms”

Everything Everywhere leads Golden Reel noms

Aaaand Awards Season has begun. Actually, it began last year, but now we have nominations. The Motion Picture Sound Editors today revealed the nominations for its 70th annual Golden Reel Awards in categories spanning feature film, television, animation, computer entertainment and student productions with Everything Everywhere All At Once Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis among the nominees. … Continue reading “Everything Everywhere leads Golden Reel noms”

The Bear cooks up 3 Spirit TV noms

Today, the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Award TV nominees were announced. Fans of The Bear, FX’s breakout series on Hulu scored three nominations including Best New Scripted Series and supporting nominations for Ayo Edebiri and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. Chicago-set Station Eleven, which is currently streaming on HBO Max, earned nominations for Best New Scripted Series and … Continue reading “The Bear cooks up 3 Spirit TV noms”

The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. And the envelope goes to…

Chicago’s best in TV was present on Saturday for a festive night at The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Gala. Honorees and guests settled in at the Marriott Magnificent Mile for an evening of celebration, indulging in cocktails and dinner before the awards presentation. The event was hosted by comedian Sultan A. Saladuddin II, a South … Continue reading “The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. And the envelope goes to…”

Celeb-driven ITVX campaign directed by David Shane

Launching on 8th December, ITVX is the UK’s freshest streaming service, with viewers gaining access to over 10,000 hours of high-definition free programming and more new shows to stream for free than anywhere else. ITVX will also launch a number of eagerly anticipated new programs available exclusively on the platform every week of the year. … Continue reading “Celeb-driven ITVX campaign directed by David Shane”