McKinney hires Matilda Ivey and Rhonda Nelson

Amid a record-setting year of tremendous agency growth, including new client signings (Blue Diamond Growers) and a new practice opening (McKinney Health), McKinney has added two key hires to their expanding team: Matilda Ivey and Rhonda Nelson. Both have been hired as group client directors and will report to Gretchen Walsh, chief client officer.  As account leaders they will help set … Continue reading “McKinney hires Matilda Ivey and Rhonda Nelson”

Kristen Cavallo rises to Global CEO, MullenLowe

Interpublic Group has announced that Kristen Cavallo, CEO of The Martin Agency, has been promoted to global CEO of MullenLowe Group. She will also continue in her role as CEO at The Martin Agency. As Kristen assumes the global CEO role at MullenLowe Group, she will continue to report to Alex Leikikh, who remains chairman, MullenLowe … Continue reading “Kristen Cavallo rises to Global CEO, MullenLowe”

What are the critics saying about Black Panther?

Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters on November 11, 2022 (with showings in some cities beginning November 10) and the official critic review embargo for Wakanda Forever has finally lifted! As of the time this was written, the current Rotten Tomatoes critics score for Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is 86% … Continue reading “What are the critics saying about Black Panther?”

Thailand hosts special night at AFM

The American Film Market (AFM) is back in full swing live, meaning many of the exciting events are back. The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government hosts Thai Night AFM 2022 at American Film Market (AFM) tonight to foster the ongoing development of the Thai Film Industry for this … Continue reading “Thailand hosts special night at AFM”

Kesha conjures paranormal in new Travel Channel series

Conjuring Kesha season one premieres on the Travel Channel for Ghostober this month with help from global content production company, Hometeam. The series revisits the supernatural road trip from last year featuring her closest industry friends including Whitney Cummings, Betty Who, GaTa, Jojo Fletcher, Karen Elson, and Big Freedia, who were personally invited to investigate life’s greatest … Continue reading “Kesha conjures paranormal in new Travel Channel series”

Uber wants you to get your ride right in new spots

Uber has revolutionized the way people move, with a long history of providing effective solutions focused on key life moments. Yet, a majority of rides happen on UberX despite an entire portfolio of products designed to help you better meet the needs of your experience. In the latest string of efforts promoting Uber’s new platform … Continue reading “Uber wants you to get your ride right in new spots”

Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever first reactions

Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever doesn’t officially hit theaters until November 11, 2022 (with showings in some cities beginning November 10) but on Wednesday, October 26, the star studded world premiere occurred in Hollywood California.  The official review embargo for Wakanda Forever lifts on November 8, but the social media embargo for … Continue reading “Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever first reactions”

Leslie Jordan passes at age 67

Prime-time Emmy-winning actor, writer, singer, activist, animal lover, internet sensation, and beloved national treasure Leslie Jordan passed away on Monday morning at age 67. The adorable comedic actor suffered an unknown “medical issue” while driving his BMW to Warner Brothers studios to film the Fox TV show Call me Kat. His car then struck a … Continue reading “Leslie Jordan passes at age 67”

Major launches new drug campaign for plant food

There’s a new “drug” on the market that might just be the key to greener thumbs and happier plants. Drugs for Plants is a seaweed-based fertilizer for houseplants of all types. Created by Major, the nutrient-rich and water-soluble seaweed powder is easily absorbed by plants, improves soil health and plant resilience, and is safe and non-toxic. Just a … Continue reading “Major launches new drug campaign for plant food”

Los Angeles production down 10.5% in Q3

FilmLA today issued an update regarding regional filming activity in Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. The film office partner reported a total of 9,066 Shoot Days (SD) in the third quarter (“Q3”), which covers the period between July 1 through September 30, 2022. This is down -10.5 percent from the same period last year … Continue reading “Los Angeles production down 10.5% in Q3”

Hero4Hire unveils rebrand: new logo and website

Hero4Hire Creative, an award-winning motion design and animation studio, unveiled a new logo and website today as the latest phase of the company’s recent growth. Founded in 2009 to co-produce the three-time Emmy-nominated PBS Kids series Fizzy’s Lunch Lab, Hero4Hire soon expanded to include a Motion Design department in addition to its Character Animation services. … Continue reading “Hero4Hire unveils rebrand: new logo and website”

AFI FEST announces full festival lineup

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for this year’s AFI FEST Film Festival including Bones and all, directed by Academy Award-nominee Luca Guadagnino, Le Pupille, directed by Alice Rohrwacher, Nanny, directed by Nikyatu Jusu, SR., directed by Chris Smith, and Women Talking by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Sarah Polley, which … Continue reading “AFI FEST announces full festival lineup”

Preymaker welcomes Julian Fitzpatrick and Will Mok

Creative and technology studio Preymaker, currently enjoying a successful film festival run with original short film BLUE which is one of the first created in the cloud using Unreal Engine’s real-time technology, is pleased to announce Julian Fitzpatrick and Will Mok have joined its growing team. Fitzpatrick is a Primetime Emmy-nominated visual effects artist agile across multiple … Continue reading “Preymaker welcomes Julian Fitzpatrick and Will Mok”

Nomad welcomes Senior EP Alaina Zanotti to LA Studio

Following a banner year with the additions of Editorial Partners Brandon Porter and Conor O’Neill, along with the successful launch of a new outpost in Austin, award-winning creative editorial/VFX company Nomad is continuing to grow its all-star team with the addition of industry veteran Alaina Zanotti as Senior Executive Producer in Nomad’s LA office. With over fifteen years of experience leading … Continue reading “Nomad welcomes Senior EP Alaina Zanotti to LA Studio”

Transgender Joker-inspired fan film pulled from TIFF

The People’s Joker, a queer coming-of-age parody superhero fan film written and directed by Vera Drew, and co-written by Bri LeRose premiered on September 13, 2022, at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and was pulled from the program after just one screening due to “rights issues.” The first screening of The People’s Joker took … Continue reading “Transgender Joker-inspired fan film pulled from TIFF”

Notre-Dame on Fire to open French Film Festival

At a press conference held today at the Résidence de France in Beverly Hills, members of the Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF) and The American French Film Festival Program Committee announced that the Opening Night film for The American French Film Festival (formerly COLCOA) will be the North American premiere of Jean-Jacques Annaud’s NOTRE-DAME ON FIRE / Notre-Dame Brûle. … Continue reading “Notre-Dame on Fire to open French Film Festival”

Northwestern Mutual introduces The Great Realization

Northwestern Mutual has discovered an overwhelming desire among Americans to earnestly pursue their dreams now, rather than waiting for that elusive “someday.” Yet, for far too many, financial insecurity is standing in the way of going after what’s most important. Responding to this cultural shift, Northwestern Mutual is unveiling a new national brand campaign – … Continue reading “Northwestern Mutual introduces The Great Realization”

Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31

Today, Disney+ announced the Dancing with the Stars season 31 celebrity cast and their professional dancing partners, while live in studio on ABC’s Good Morning America. The series, hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and new co-host, actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro, returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities including a … Continue reading “Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31”

Avocados and Coconuts’ Matthew Palmer directs doc

Matthew Palmer, who is repped by Avocados and Coconuts for commercials and branded content, is set to debut his latest feature documentary, This Land. A film exploring seven groups of Americans as they experience Election Day across the U.S., the politically-skewed documentary feature premiered In Competition at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Executive produced … Continue reading “Avocados and Coconuts’ Matthew Palmer directs doc”

Starbucks wants you to forge your own path

Today, Iris launches its latest integrated brand campaign for Starbucks UK, “Every Table Has a Story” which aims to reinstate Starbucks as an inclusive and inspiring ‘Third Place’ where all are welcome to work, reset, connect and further their passions. As the nation embraces newfound flexibility, there has been a renaissance in working from coffee … Continue reading “Starbucks wants you to forge your own path”