The New Normal – BBDO embraces the home office

Now that Omnicom has mandated its agencies’ employees work from home, BBDO has launched a new initiative to help its team cope with the new —something to help their people continue to feel inspired/motivated to do the best they can, from wherever they are. A simple microsite went live yesterday, bbdoyourhome.com, where every employee can … Continue reading “The New Normal – BBDO embraces the home office”

‘Black Widow’ pushes release date, ‘MI:7’ resumes

Count Black Widow as the latest major tentpole film to push back its release date. According to Variety, the first and last solo outing for Scarlett Johansson’s Fallen Avenger will be rescheduled for a later date. This is not surprising given the seriousness of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic engulfing the world. The Disney/Marvel Studios film was … Continue reading “‘Black Widow’ pushes release date, ‘MI:7’ resumes”

Recording Academy, MusiCares establish Relief Fund

From hotel and bar gigs to major music festivals, COVID-19 is deeply impacting live music events, and the creative community behind it all. The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events. “Event … Continue reading “Recording Academy, MusiCares establish Relief Fund”

The New Normal – SWIPEBY expands curbside pickup

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on the restaurant industry, with dine-in demand being banned or seriously compromised in many cities across the nation. The decrease in dine-in options has created serious demand for curbside pickup. The startup app SWIPEBY has seen a 100X increase in interest in the last 48 hours as thousands of … Continue reading “The New Normal – SWIPEBY expands curbside pickup”

Cannes Lions reschedules to October

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has decided to reschedule its awards to Oct. 26 – Oct. 30 from June 22 – June 26. This is in light of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic currently engulfing the world. The festival said in a statement that the decision follows “much deliberation” with partners, customers, public health officials, French … Continue reading “Cannes Lions reschedules to October”

AMP postpones awards gala until later date

In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and in keeping with the directives from health officials, local governments and the industry at large, the Association of Music Producers, sponsors of the AMP Awards for Music & Sound, have postponed the upcoming AMP Awards gala, scheduled for May 19 at Sony Hall in New York. “We’re … Continue reading “AMP postpones awards gala until later date”

Universal to begin streaming current films Friday

With the global production shutdowns of such major films as The Batman, The Matrix 4, Mission Impossible combined with the closure of movie theaters due to the spread of the COVID-19 , Universal Pictures has decided to make its current theatrical releases available on Home Video earlier than planned. The studio has announced that The Invisible … Continue reading “Universal to begin streaming current films Friday”

Omnicom mandates agencies to work from home

In an effort to protect its 70,000+ employees from the global Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, holding company Omnicom which includes DDB, BBDO and TBWA, has issued a companywide work-at-home policy except for “essential staff.” The update followed a revision late last week implementing staggered work-in-office/work-from-home days to reduce the amount of people working in offices by about half … Continue reading “Omnicom mandates agencies to work from home”

McDonald’s to serve only through drive-thru

That Big Mac or Quarter-Pounder with Cheese you’re craving might require you to now have wheels in order to get it. Beginning immediately, McDonald’s will shut down its seating and play areas in store-owned restaurants and serve only through the drive-thru. This action they believe will help flatten the he spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19.) “During … Continue reading “McDonald’s to serve only through drive-thru”

AICP pauses Awards and Week, launches Open Resource

The Association of Commercial Producers, (AICP) announced today that for the time being all of its in-person events and programming are paused. This includes the AICP Awards, which comprises AICP Post Awards (originally scheduled for May 6th) and AICP Week, which includes the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards, as well as Base Camp programming … Continue reading “AICP pauses Awards and Week, launches Open Resource”

Down Dog keeps yoga app free during pandemic

With millions of Americans waking up to a new quarantined world of working from home, businesses shut down, restaurants, movie theaters, bars and gyms shuttered, some companies are attempting to make the populations’ social and work distancing at home more pleasant. Down Dog is one of those companies. Today, the highest-rated app for practicing yoga … Continue reading “Down Dog keeps yoga app free during pandemic”

Warner Bros puts ‘The Batman’ on “2-week hiatus”

Even The Batman with all of his gadgets, doesn’t have anything in his utility belt to stop the havoc of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s been confirmed today that Warner Bros. has decided to stop production on the Matt Reeves’ film. “Warner Bros. Pictures feature production of The Batman will be on a two-week hiatus starting today,” reads … Continue reading “Warner Bros puts ‘The Batman’ on “2-week hiatus””

‘Supernatural,’ ‘Flash,’ ‘Riverdale’ halt production

Satan couldn’t stop the Winchesters. Neither could the Darkness. Even God himself couldn’t stop the boys in Supernatural, now in its final season. But Coronavirus COVID-19 did. The Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreck havoc on some of your favorite TV series. Warner Bros. TV has announced that they are “halting production on some of 70+ … Continue reading “‘Supernatural,’ ‘Flash,’ ‘Riverdale’ halt production”

AICP releases blog to help members through pandemic

There are at least 2,033 cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the United States, according to the state and local health agencies, governments and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In response, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) has released a blog to help members through what they call, “a myriad of issues.” … Continue reading “AICP releases blog to help members through pandemic”

Ataboy Studios’ staff to work remotely, will telecommute

Amid President Trump declaring the United States in a “State of Emergency,” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, agencies, production companies and post-production houses are now reacting. Award-winning Ataboy Studios, based in New York, has just released a statement to its clients and employees that it plans to take its business online. Read the full statement … Continue reading “Ataboy Studios’ staff to work remotely, will telecommute”

French Riviera Film Fest moves to Santa Monica

In response to the growing concern worldwide about the COVID-19 pandemic, Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International, producers of the French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), have told Reel 360 that the second annual edition of the festival will be rescheduled to June 8 and 9, 2020 with screenings at Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, California and exclusive parties and award ceremony … Continue reading “French Riviera Film Fest moves to Santa Monica”

UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production

Yesterday as Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and studios such as Disney, Paramount and others have delayed the openings of major tentpole films such as Mulan and The New Mutants and a Quiet Place II, the virus has now hit the TV industry as Reel 360 has confirmed that all 35 NBC Universal shows including Dick Wolf’s … Continue reading “UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production”

Disney Postpones ‘Mulan’ ‘New Mutants’ & ‘Antlers’

As if we could not be more disappointed by the continuous wave of closings and cancellations caused by the concerns of spreading the COVID-19 virus, today according to the Wrap, we are hit with this statement from Disney. “As you know this has been a rapidly evolving situation and I wanted to make you aware … Continue reading “Disney Postpones ‘Mulan’ ‘New Mutants’ & ‘Antlers’”

March Madness becomes March Sadness for fans

NCAA President Mark Emmert has made a difficult decision in regards to the upcoming March Madness Men’s and Women’s basketball tournament. While all games will be played, attendance will be limited to essential staff and limited family attendance. This of course is due to the outbreak of Coronavirus COVID-19. Welcome to March Sadness. Emmert released … Continue reading “March Madness becomes March Sadness for fans”

‘Black Widow’ faces choices in final trailer

“At some point we all have to choose between what the world wants you to be and who you are.”  Marvel Studios has now shared the final trailer for Black Widow – which is indeed sticking with its original release date despite other tentpole films such as James Bond: No Time to Die pushing back their release … Continue reading “‘Black Widow’ faces choices in final trailer”