Brand Storytelling wraps 5th Sundance Film Festival

Brand Storytelling completed its fifth annual BRAND STORYTELLING AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL from January 22 – 26, 2020. Launched in 2016, this unique “festival within a festival” has significantly grown over the past five years, attracting major brands and high-profile content development and distribution entities including; media and production companies, platforms, talent, advertising, content and … Continue reading “Brand Storytelling wraps 5th Sundance Film Festival”

She Runs It sprints to the West Coast

501c3 not-for-profit, She Runs It, announced that it has established a West Coast chapter to serve the marketing, media and tech industries. Formerly Advertising Women of New York (AWNY), She Runs It changed its name in 2016 and expanded to Chicago, where it currently has 2,000 members. The organization’s West Coast presence, which exists to … Continue reading “She Runs It sprints to the West Coast”

Nice Shoes adds CD Adam Liebowitz

NYC-based creative studio Nice Shoes has announced the hire of Adam Liebowitz as Creative Director of Editorial, marking the official launch of a dedicated creative editorial division, with a roster of editorial talent led by Executive Producer Tara Holmes. Liebowitz comes to Nice Shoes after two decades at his own successful editorial studio, Go Robot! … Continue reading “Nice Shoes adds CD Adam Liebowitz”

The new Motorola razr calls for closer look

Kids, once upon a time, and that was a time a looooooong 11 years ago, there was no smart phone. We cool kids had something called the Motorola razr. It was gloriously thin, fitting easily into your pocket, had an ice-blue backlit keypad and when you opened it, you felt like Captain James T. Kirk … Continue reading “The new Motorola razr calls for closer look”

Disney+ gets a minus w/streamers for error message

After more than four years of planning, teasing and an “unprecedented” marketing campaign from the Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is making its debut Tuesday. Sort of. Multiple outlets report users who were ready to watch everything from Avengers: Endgame to Moana were met with an error message on their screen that reads “unable to connect.” … Continue reading “Disney+ gets a minus w/streamers for error message”

Telly Awards announce call for entries

Following its 40th anniversary as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, The Telly Awards has opened its annual call for entries. This year, the awards are offering several exciting new categories that signal the continued growth in creative approaches to the rising digital video production, storytelling, and distribution landscape. … Continue reading “Telly Awards announce call for entries”

AFM opens with biggest programming lineup to date

Here we go. The 40th American Film Market will open its doors tomorrow, November 6.   Meaning an estimated 7,000 attendees, including finance, production, sales and distribution executives will descend upon Santa Monica for screenings, networking, panels, and to solidify deals on both completed films and thousands of projects destined to reach the audiences around … Continue reading “AFM opens with biggest programming lineup to date”

Cinémoi TV acquires short film ‘The Power of Beauty’

Cinémoi TV has acquired the worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to the compelling short film The Power of Beauty, part of the feature-length documentary Tomorrow and The Butterfly, directed by award-winning Italian filmmaker Alessandro Soetje and produced by Soetje and sustainable global beauty brand Davines. Currently on the festival circuit, Tomorrow and The Butterfly is comprised … Continue reading “Cinémoi TV acquires short film ‘The Power of Beauty’”

The Director Brothers join forces with Bullitt

From this pic, The Reel 360 team is getting a Jay and Silent Bob vibe. Branded production company Bullitt has announced the addition of The Director Brothers to its diverse roster of talent. Otherwise known as Ryan McNeely and Josh Martin, The Director Brothers are Funny or Die veterans who have worked with high-profile comedy … Continue reading “The Director Brothers join forces with Bullitt”

Execs from Disney, Lifetime join AFM speaker lineup

The American Film Market (AFM) announced today more confirmed speakers for this year’s Conferences and programming which runs alongside the marketplace and industry screenings. Over six days, more than 150 thought leaders, decision-makers and experts will discuss topics and issues most relevant to global filmmakers across three dedicated stages. This year’s market takes place November … Continue reading “Execs from Disney, Lifetime join AFM speaker lineup”

Burger King, McCann take top honors at 2019 Clios

Singing vaginas. Whopper detours. McCann, New York. Barbie. Answer is – what won last night at the 2019 Clio Awards? Burger King’s smart as hell “Whopper Detour,” from FCB New York won the Grand Clio in two categories, Digital/Mobile and Direct. Andy Cohen hosted the event at The Manhattan Center in New York City. The … Continue reading “Burger King, McCann take top honors at 2019 Clios”

McCann Worldgroup named 2019 Network of the Year

McCann Worldgroup was named Network of the Year at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The global agency group, which won a total of 73 Lions representing creative work from across its disciplines and all of its regions, was also named at the weeklong Festival as the Healthcare Network of the Year for … Continue reading “McCann Worldgroup named 2019 Network of the Year”

The Reel Black List: Kevin Miles, Storyteller

“The work I have always been most proud of, is that which supports, promotes and improves the human condition.” North Carolina-based Kevin Miles has worked as a writer and creative director for, and with, some of the top ad agencies in the world, both on staff and as a freelancer. They include multicultural shops such … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Kevin Miles, Storyteller”

BBDO NY & McCann NY lead One Show shortlist

BBDO New York, McCann New York and Droga5 have the most work on the early deadline shortlist for The One Show 2019 awards, according to The One Club for Creativity. US agencies and brands have 334 shortlisted entries, the most of any country. BBDO New York leads the way with 113 shortlisted entries, including 19 … Continue reading “BBDO NY & McCann NY lead One Show shortlist”

Cutters New York hires editor Alison Grasso

Versatile, award-winning pro brings post, radio, on-camera, voiceover, and production expertise to the Big Apple boutique Cutters Studios welcomes the highly accomplished commercial editor Alison Grasso to its New York staff, effective immediately. Well known as a staff editor for Crew Cuts in New York, Grasso started her commercial career with the company immediately upon … Continue reading “Cutters New York hires editor Alison Grasso”

R/GA announces creative leadership moves across U.S.

R/GA has announced several creative leadership moves across its US offices. Kim Laama has joined as group executive creative director in the New York office, and Will Esparza has been promoted to SVP, executive creative director West Coast, campaigns. In their new roles, Kim will help lead, grow, and elevate the product and service design … Continue reading “R/GA announces creative leadership moves across U.S.”

David&Goliath expands Kia creative team

LA-Based Agency Taps two ECDs and a GCD to lead Kia Motors business David&Goliath has announced the appointment of three senior creative hires to round out the Kia Motors team: Marc Schwarzberg, ECD, Head of Art/Design; Mark Koelfgen, ECD/Copywriter; and Frauke Tiemann, Group Creative Director. “With the launch of the new Stinger and having won … Continue reading “David&Goliath expands Kia creative team”

DDB adds Lyons and Russo for top US strategy roles

Tricia Russo named Chief Strategy Officer at DDB Chicago Susie Lyons hired as Head of Strategy at DDB New York Omnicom Group’s DDB North America hired industry veterans Susie Lyons and Tricia Russo to top leadership roles. The move complements substantial growth, key new business wins, and creative accolades for the agency’s U.S. offices. Russo, … Continue reading “DDB adds Lyons and Russo for top US strategy roles”

Swirl mcgarrybowen names Wente Chief Creative Officer

Ned Crowley, U.S. Chief Creative Officer of global award-winning creative agency mcgarrybowen, announced yesterday that Mike Wente has been named Chief Creative Officer, Swirl mcgarrybowen. In his new role, Wente will lead creative teams focused on delivering breakthrough brand experiences in a digitally connected age for clients including Intel, Clorox, Microsoft, Dole, Juniper, Conduent, CA … Continue reading “Swirl mcgarrybowen names Wente Chief Creative Officer”

mcgarrybowen New York names Matt Ian CCO

Twice Emmy-nominated Ian joins mb’s New York flagship office from Droga5 Let’s just say, mcgarrybowen ain’t playing around. Akin to the Lakers signing LeBron James, the agency with offices in Chicago, New York and San Francisco announced that advertising’s LeBron, Matt Ian, has been named Chief Creative Officer of the flagship New York office. He … Continue reading “mcgarrybowen New York names Matt Ian CCO”