WGA sees small gains, but discrimination prominent

Friday, The Writers Guild of America West has released a new inclusion report that had positive news as well as, let’s just say there’s more work to do. The report focuses on writers, providing up-to-date facts and figures in an effort to help drive positive change for writers from underrepresented groups. The good news is … Continue reading “WGA sees small gains, but discrimination prominent”

Watch the catchiest video you’ll see all week

Over the past week, we have witnessed many images and videos from the multitude of demonstrations in support of George Floyd , the young man who was brutally murdered by officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on his neck for almost 9 minutes. Much of what we have seen has been hopeful. Others – disturbing and frightening. … Continue reading “Watch the catchiest video you’ll see all week”

Lincoln Project asks, “America or Trump?”

Conservative group The Lincoln Project, which was started by George Conway, the husband of President Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, has released a scathing new anti-Trump ad. Never one to pull punches, the the Super PAC’s campaign has taken its messaging to the next level by calling Trump an outright “coward” for threatening to use the … Continue reading “Lincoln Project asks, “America or Trump?””

McDonald’s tribute to those killed by police brutality

Just two days after #BlackOutTuesday, McDonald’s has released a powerful :60-second ad created by AOR Wieden + Kennedy New York that directly pays tribute to seven Black Americans killed by police or shot to death while unarmed: Trayvon Martin, Michael BroI Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. McDonald’s … Continue reading “McDonald’s tribute to those killed by police brutality”

One Club issues statement on Black Lives Matter

Triggered by the brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis policemen and the global outrage that has followed, The One Club for Creativity, its  Board of Directors and Staff issues the following statement: “The brutal and inequitable treatment of black people is not new, and must stop. Subscribe: Sign up for our FREE e-lert here.  Stay … Continue reading “One Club issues statement on Black Lives Matter”

Spot Welders’ Meyer cuts PSA for Sean Penn’s CORE

Coronavirus seems like such old news in wake of the current protests going on worldwide due to the brutal murder George Floyd at the hands of four police officers. Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes, now faces second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter charges. Alexander Kueng, … Continue reading “Spot Welders’ Meyer cuts PSA for Sean Penn’s CORE”

Omnicom addresses racism in memo from John Wren

Omnicom CEO John Wren sent an internal memo to all Omnicom employees today addressing racism and the police killing of George Floyd. Floyd was murdered on May 25 by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes. Threes of those minutes Floyd was unconscious. His final words of “I can’t breathe” have now … Continue reading “Omnicom addresses racism in memo from John Wren”

Ben & Jerry’s releases powerful BLM statement

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, which has long supported Black Lives Matter, has made a passionate plea on its website late Tuesday, mourning the death of George Floyd. Floyd was murdered on May 25 by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes. Threes of those minutes … Continue reading “Ben & Jerry’s releases powerful BLM statement”

Dick Wolf fires ‘Law & Order’ spinoff writer

Craig Gore, who is a writer on NBC’s untitled Law & Order spinoff with Chris Meloni, was fired from the show after threatening to “light up” looters in West Hollywood on Monday night. “I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately,” Wolf said in … Continue reading “Dick Wolf fires ‘Law & Order’ spinoff writer”

President turns Bible Trumper after tear -gassing

Donald Trump has done some amazingly puzzling things over the last three and half years, but this will rank high up there when his presidency is all said and done. While the impeached President addressed the media, claiming to support “peaceful protests,” Washington D.C. Park Police were using tear gas and flash grenades on peaceful … Continue reading “President turns Bible Trumper after tear -gassing”

A look back at the last two days of protest (Gallery)

Yesterday, angry and passionate Americans, of all races and ages, continued to demonstrate following the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in Minneapolis after police officer Derek Chauvin brutally pinned him down for 8 minutes. It has now been confirmed that for three of those minutes, the unarmed and handcuffed man was unconscious. … Continue reading “A look back at the last two days of protest (Gallery)”

Thousands descend on Hollywood to protest

Today, close to 50,000 protesters, of all races and ages, marched through Hollywood to protest the murder of George Floyd, an African American man who died in Minneapolis after police officer Derek Chauvin brutally pinned him down for 8 minutes. It has now been confirmed that for three of those minutes, the unarmed and handcuffed man was … Continue reading “Thousands descend on Hollywood to protest”

Nike finally says, “Don’t Do It” when it comes to racism

As a biracial man, I suffer at the sight of George Floyd being murdered in cold blood. As a father, I collapse to my knees every time I hear the 46-year-old African American man utter, “I can’t breathe.” And as a human being, I sob every time a white friend (someone I had to block … Continue reading “Nike finally says, “Don’t Do It” when it comes to racism”

Trump slammed after “looting and shooting” tweet

With Minneapolis on fire due to rioting caused by another senseless killing of an African American man… the United States passing 100,000 deaths due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic… and record unemployment that can rival the Depression, President Donald Trump has decided to focus his attention on… social media. Twitter to be exact. Trump reacted … Continue reading “Trump slammed after “looting and shooting” tweet”

Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards

The 2022 ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography ceremony — clocking in at two hours and 30 minutes — was the first major in-person event held at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for more than two years. And it not only celebrated excellence in the art form, but the enduring spirit of all who worked under difficult … Continue reading “Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards”

LALIFF announces full lineup for 20th edition

Academy Award-nominated actor Edward James Olmos, founder of the Latino Film Institute, announced today the full lineup for this year’s Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) that will take place June 2 – 6. Celebrating the 20th anniversary, LALIFF 2021 will be a hybrid festival with both in-person and virtual screenings, including the previously … Continue reading “LALIFF announces full lineup for 20th edition”

Complete list of Grammy winners

The 63rd annual Grammys are a wrap. Despite an expected scant audience, the show hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, boasted electrifying, live and pre-recorded, performances from Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, BTS, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and Megan Thee Stallion. And dang Megan, Reel 360 now understands WAP. Mind blown. Yeah the winner … Continue reading “Complete list of Grammy winners”

Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees

The 63rd Grammy Awards are right around the corner, airing (earlier than usual) Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now. After 40 years, Ken Ehrlich, the show’s producer has retired, and Ben Winston (known for his work on James Corden’s late-night show and Carpool Karaoke) will helm the awards production. Trevor … Continue reading “Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees”