Ataboy Studios and Bader Rutter leaders react to Big Game spots

The Big Game is over and the Philadelphia Eagles gave up their 10-point lead to lose by 3 to the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s heartbreaking if you’re a Philly fan, no matter how great the actual game was. And it was great. But those aren’t the only fans on pins and needles. 51 spots aired … Continue reading “Ataboy Studios and Bader Rutter leaders react to Big Game spots”

80 for Brady cast talks friendship and Tom Brady

While Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sally Field, and Rita Moreno are no strangers to the adoration of millions of fans, they return that adoration tenfold – to none other than seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.  The greatest quarterback in NFL history announced his retirement last week after his Tampa Bay Buccaneers were ousted by the Dallas Cowboys. Brady also had … Continue reading “80 for Brady cast talks friendship and Tom Brady”

Kevin Bacon introduces 6 degrees of Budweiser

Budweiser is continuing its Super Bowl legacy by returning to the Big Game with a reintroduction to its iconic tagline, “This Bud’s For You.” The spot is titled “Six Degrees of Budweiser” and kicks off a new focus for the brand in reaching a younger audience and depicting authentic, first-hand experiences that show the importance … Continue reading “Kevin Bacon introduces 6 degrees of Budweiser”

Iliza Schlesinger in Seagram’s 7 campaign

Global creative collective Forsman & Bodenfors continues its longstanding creative partnership with Diageo by crafting a clever new campaign for the latter’s Seagram’s 7 Crown American blended whiskey brand. With “It’s Your Spot,” Forsman & Bodenfors highlights how Seagram’s 7 has expanded its status beyond that of a dive bar favorite into a drink suitable for the … Continue reading “Iliza Schlesinger in Seagram’s 7 campaign”

Wild Gift signs wildly gifted Rylee Jean Ebsen

Creative collective Wild Gift, home to some of advertising and entertainment’s most exciting storytellers, welcomes Rylee Jean Ebsen to the company for commercials. A Telly-award winning comedy director and writer, and alumnus of the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Ebsen also recently was honored as Best Director at the Women’s Chicago Comedy Film Festival for … Continue reading “Wild Gift signs wildly gifted Rylee Jean Ebsen”

Gabriel Caste’s Are You Awake? to premiere at Santa Barbara Film Fest

Cuban American filmmaker Gabriel Caste’s latest short film Are You Awake? will have its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The psychological thriller will premiere as part of the Fear & The Truths We Avoid Shorts Block scheduled for Friday, February 10th at 10 a.m. and Monday, February 13th at 7:20 p.m., with a filmmakers’ Q&A following each day’s screening.  … Continue reading “Gabriel Caste’s Are You Awake? to premiere at Santa Barbara Film Fest”

Bubbly premieres self-mocking ode to Advertising

Boutique production company Team (not that kind of team) Bubbly (not that kind of bubbly) turned 10, a feat that saw it through a recession, the COVID-19 pandemic and industry-spanning inflation, all while appeasing their arduous, micromanaging agent. To celebrate, they spent half a year–and half the new guy’s, director Justin Ongeri’s, chance at a … Continue reading “Bubbly premieres self-mocking ode to Advertising”

2022 in Review: The 10 best films of the year

2022 was a contradiction of sorts when it comes to film. The box office, for the most part, underperformed. While films such as The Batman, Top Gun: Maverick, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way of Water did very well, there was a slew of very good movies which didn’t. For every Jurassic World … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The 10 best films of the year”

Director Blaine Hogan brings his eclectic background to Tessa Films

Director Blaine Hogan is ready to take center stage as he joins the roster at the Chicago and L.A.-based production company, Tessa Films. The signing of the former actor-turned-filmmaker, who earned his chops treading the boards of some of Chicago’s best-known theater companies, was announced by Tessa Films EP and Founder Lisa Masseur. With a … Continue reading “Director Blaine Hogan brings his eclectic background to Tessa Films”

Alkemy X hires Mark Quinn as Director of Finance

Following a period of explosive growth, it expects to continue, award-winning entertainment company Alkemy X continues its ongoing strategic shift to bolster its ranks, adding seasoned finance executive Mark Quinn as Director of Finance. Quinn boasts nearly three decades of strategic finance experience across a wide range of industry sectors. Taking a holistic approach to … Continue reading “Alkemy X hires Mark Quinn as Director of Finance”

Uber Eats launches Grants for Growth campaign

Undoubtedly, everyone is familiar with the Uber Eats “Uber Don’t Eats” celebrity-rich campaign which debuted during the Super Bowl and which touted the service’s delivery of non-food items.  But what people may not know is that Uber Eats also boasts a robust small business BtoB offering. Back in January, around the same time that Uber … Continue reading “Uber Eats launches Grants for Growth campaign”

Rose Byrne, Will Arnett voice Australia campaign

Tourism Australia is back with another advertising blockbuster, releasing a nine film that introduced two loveable animated characters to the long roster of iconic characters and actors appearing in its ad campaigns. Voiced respectively by Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids) and Will Arnett (Arrested Development, 30 Rock), the characters, Ruby the Kangaroo and Louie, a tiny unicorn, take viewers on an awe-inspiring tour of some of Australia’s most dramatic sights, from the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge to Uluru, the giant sandstone rock in the Northern Territory. Part of the new “Come and Say G’day” campaign, the short film “G’day” was created by the Sydney office of M&C Saatchi, with direction by Michael Gracey via Finch and VFX and CG by Platige. An invitation to international travelers to come and … Continue reading “Rose Byrne, Will Arnett voice Australia campaign”

HBO renews The White Lotus for Season 3

HBO’s Emmy-winning anthology series The White Lotus, from Mike White, will return for a third installment following a new group of guests at another White Lotus property. The first installment, which premiered July 2021 and was set in Hawaii, received 20 Emmy nominations across 13 categories and ten wins, the most wins of any program that year, … Continue reading “HBO renews The White Lotus for Season 3”

Wait! What? Bob Iger replaces Bob Chapek as Disney CEO

Did not see this coming. Sunday night, The Walt Disney Company announced that Robert A. Iger is returning to lead Disney as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Iger was replaced by Bob Chapek in 2020. Iger, who spent more than four decades at the Company, including 15 years as its CEO, has agreed to serve as Disney’s CEO for two years, with a … Continue reading “Wait! What? Bob Iger replaces Bob Chapek as Disney CEO”

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me takes a candid look at mental health

I never really knew that much about multi-talented actress and entertainer, Selena Gomez. When my daughters were younger, I knew her as the cute and quirky co-star of Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and then, the lead of Wizards of Waverly Place. Then as Gomez grew into adulthood, she joined the long line of young women … Continue reading “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me takes a candid look at mental health”

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”