Jean Grey goes Dark in first official ‘X-men’ trailer

Disney-Fox merger what? Kevin Feige who? Despite the upcoming merger, which is supposed to be finalized by next Summer, Twentieth Century Fox continues its Marvel’s X-men films as business as usual. After announcing the the long-delayed Gabmit will be a romantic comedy and giving the third Deadpool film an X-mas release, the studio has released … Continue reading “Jean Grey goes Dark in first official ‘X-men’ trailer”

Netflix & HBO set pace at 70th Primetime Emmys, but…

The Fonz won. Heeeeeeeey. Last night, The 70th Emmy Awards kicked off with Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson noting that this year’s nominees were the most diverse in the history of the Emmys — then launching into a pointed tongue-in-cheek song-and-dance number with Ricky Martin, Andy Samberg, Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, RuPaul … Continue reading “Netflix & HBO set pace at 70th Primetime Emmys, but…”

FCB goes into epic battle with Cox Communications

I love a good Medieval battle and with Game of Thrones not showing up for another six months or so I was kind of itching for one. That is until I stumbled on this fun Cox Communications spot from FCB Chicago. Appropriately titled ‘Epic Battle,’ the effort takes the nation’s third largest cable provider into … Continue reading “FCB goes into epic battle with Cox Communications”

From handmaids to Jesus, the Emmys announce noms

Al Pacino’s haunting portrayal of Joe Paterno was snubbed. SNL’s Keenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant were nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Although David Lynch’s 18-episode Twin Peaks was nominated for 9 Emmy’s, the series was largely ignored in major categories. Netflix dethroned HBO as most nominated network. Jesus. He was … Continue reading “From handmaids to Jesus, the Emmys announce noms”

Reading is lit for the New York Public Library and HBO

The New York Public Library and HBO Kick Off #ReadingIsLit, a National Campaign To Celebrate and Promote The Written Word The New York Public Library is joining forces with HBO on #ReadingIsLit, a national campaign to celebrate the written word, the power of storytelling and encourage people to read, talk about, and enjoy all things … Continue reading “Reading is lit for the New York Public Library and HBO”

Max Jenkins gets “Lost in Space” as Will Robinson

Exclusive interview with the cast member of the Netflix’s series premiering today At 12-years-old, one can’t really say Lincoln Square resident Max Jenkins has had a long and storied acting career yet, but he has certainly had an impactful one.     The mandolin player in the band “Cowboy Jesus and Sugar Bum” made his … Continue reading “Max Jenkins gets “Lost in Space” as Will Robinson”

“Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms

Wakanda! It’s official, Black Panther is king. At least for now. As the Marvel epic begins its awards run (it will get nominated for Best Picture in 2019 heard it here first), there is no better place to start than the fun and always spontaneous MTV Movie and TV Awards. Noms for this year were … Continue reading ““Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms”

Al Capone set to descend upon Chicago and the world

Just when Chicago thought we had gotten rid of infamous gangster Al Capone, we get pulled back in. Milo Gibson, son of Mel Gibson, is set to reprise the role made famous by Robert DeNiro in The Untouchables and Rod Steiger in Al Capone as he battles for control of 1920s Chicago’s criminal underworld as … Continue reading “Al Capone set to descend upon Chicago and the world”

New doc details Chicago’s role during WWII

Earlier this month, WTTW premiered a new documentary from former WTTW producers John Davies and Brian Kallies. Titled A City at War: Chicago, it aired during the PBS station’s special Veteran’s Day programming Narrated by Bill Kurtis, the new 60-minute film vividly traces significant events that took place in Chicago and the suburbs during World … Continue reading “New doc details Chicago’s role during WWII”

TNT decides not to produce “The Deep Mad Dark”

In a last-minute turn of events, TNT has decided not to produce The Deep Mad Dark, a TV pilot that was slated to begin shooting at Chicago Cinespace Studios in October.

The decision was made Friday night, a day after the show’s impending arrival was reported in ReelChicago on August 24.

On Saturday, Cinespace CEO Alex Pissios expressed optimism that the deal will happen at some point in the future.

New TNT show scheduled to film at Cinespace this fall

During an exclusive conversation with ReelChicago yesterday, Cincespace CEO Alex Pissios informed publisher Barbara Roche and editor Daniel Patton that the pilot for TNT’s The Deep Mad Dark will begin production at the Chicago studio this fall.

“They’re moving into offices September 11, shooting in October,” he said. “It’s a done deal.”

Menno Kluin named CCO for Ogilvy

Ogilvy today announced that Menno Kluin has been named chief creative officer for Ogilvy New York. Menno built his career in New York, becoming one of the city’s most accomplished and awarded creative leaders. Menno joins Ogilvy from Dentsu Creative where he served as US chief creative officer.  His track record of creative excellence was … Continue reading “Menno Kluin named CCO for Ogilvy”

WAR raises stakes with Valorant LCQ Tournament Package

Creative production company We Are Royale (WAR) teamed up with Riot Games to create the brand identity and broadcast package for the Valorant Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) tournament in North America. The winning team will stamp its ticket to compete against 16 teams from around the world at the Valorant Champions Tour 2021 in Berlin.  … Continue reading “WAR raises stakes with Valorant LCQ Tournament Package”