RBL SPOTLIGHT: Hip Hop Artist Joshua Turner

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 on a daily basis. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate wonderful human beings, like Joshua Turner with … Continue reading “RBL SPOTLIGHT: Hip Hop Artist Joshua Turner”

Villas Tacos makes the pandemic comforting

While living at the epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak, in the daily world of double face masking, social distancing and isolation, the Latinx community is creating a safe and comforting way for people to gather together in the name of Angelino’s favorite food — tacos. Villas Tacos Pop Up Shop, a family business that started … Continue reading “Villas Tacos makes the pandemic comforting”

Revolver signs four new international directors

Revolver, an Amsterdam based production house, has expanded their roster of artists with the addition of four new director signings.  The signed directors – Marko Roth, Joppe Rog, Malin Ingrid and Ian Derry, join the roster with an impressive repertoire  of work behind them in both the commercial and independent film arenas.  The announcement coincides … Continue reading “Revolver signs four new international directors”

Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Hanukkah! And we are just around the corner from Christmas and Kwanza, so it’s that time of the year to offer up the Reel 360 / Reel Chicago Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide. To make your last minute holiday gift buying just a l’il bit easier, we’ve compiled an extensive list – and believe us … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide”

Escape Room’s award-winning director Bessy Adut

Bessy Adut is, quite frankly, one of the most stubborn women one can ever meet. And it’s this “I will do it no matter what” attitude that has led the Turkish immigrant to become an award winning film director/writer/producer who lives in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Film Directing from CalArts as a … Continue reading “Escape Room’s award-winning director Bessy Adut”

Fall Festivals team up for “United Platforms”

The fall film festivals of Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York have all agreed to join forces during this very strange year of 2020 and offer “United Platform” which organizers believe will better service filmmakers, audiences, journalists and industry professionals. Venice is meant to take place Sept. 2-12, TIFF begins on Sept. 10 and runs … Continue reading “Fall Festivals team up for “United Platforms””

Brands react after a weekend of Floyd protests

As America raged this past weekend, making it loud and clear that it has had enough of police brutality targeted at Black people, major brands, networks and ad agencies took to social media to make their stand against systematic racism which is rampant in the United States. Late Friday night, we reported that Nike was … Continue reading “Brands react after a weekend of Floyd protests”

The CW’s new TV season takes flight in January 2021

The Upfronts have started. Sort of. The CW Network will officially launch its new season in January 2021 with its regularly scheduled series line-up, while loading up Fall 2020 with fresh original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The CW Network. “This … Continue reading “The CW’s new TV season takes flight in January 2021”

Director Marc Meyers on his new film ‘Human Capital’

As the world turns to steaming videos for escapism, a film to keep on the radar is Human Capital, based on the book by the same name by author Stephen Amidon.  Written by Oren Moverman (The Messenger) and directed by Marc Meyers (My Friend Dahmer), the film premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival … Continue reading “Director Marc Meyers on his new film ‘Human Capital’”

Sahir Champion, a winner among Producers/Directors

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. Sahir Champion is a … Continue reading “Sahir Champion, a winner among Producers/Directors”

Gwendolyn Osborne, a true Wonder Woman

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. Talk about a woman … Continue reading “Gwendolyn Osborne, a true Wonder Woman”

Hallmark apologizes for pulling same-sex wedding ad

Kansas City-based The Hallmark Channel, has reversed what it called a “wrong decision,” stating Sunday it will reinstate a Zola commercial featuring a same-sex couple that had been pulled following a complaint from conservative group, One Million Moms, which incidentally only has 96,000 members according to CNN. Zola, an online wedding registry, wedding planner and … Continue reading “Hallmark apologizes for pulling same-sex wedding ad”

Carmichael Lynch debuts new campaign for U.S. Bank

More and more in this intense racially-charged climate we exist in, brands are not only embracing diverse groups and their stories, the are allowing them to become their superpower. That diverse superpower, which is a part of the American fabric, is now also on display in a lovely new campaign from U.S. Bank and Carmichael … Continue reading “Carmichael Lynch debuts new campaign for U.S. Bank”