On the Backlot with filmmaker Dana Richie

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, they are making “Herstory” Dana Richie doesn’t just tell … Continue reading “On the Backlot with filmmaker Dana Richie”

Disney to adapt ‘Hamilton’ into musical film

Lin-Manuel Miranda has announced that Disney will be adapting Hamilton, the 11-time-Tony Award-, Grammy Award -, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical, into a film that will be directed by Tommy Kail and produced by RadicalMedia.  The film of the original Broadway cast performing Hamilton is a leap forward in the art of ‘live … Continue reading “Disney to adapt ‘Hamilton’ into musical film”

2020 Academy Awards ratings anything but gold

Whether it was the lack of host or a lack of female director nominations or a lack of diversity in general (except for the presenters and performers) ABC’s telecast of the Academy Awards reached its smallest audience ever of 23.6 million viewers. The Nielsen company said Sunday night’s audience was down 20 percent from a … Continue reading “2020 Academy Awards ratings anything but gold”

From ‘Parasite’ to Pitt, the complete 2020 Oscar winners

Parasite, Bong Joon Ho’s (who also won Best Director) twisted tale that was at the top of Reel 360’s Best Films of 2019, won top honors last night at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the first Foreign Language film to win the newly named International Feature Film Category and Best Picture. It was the topper … Continue reading “From ‘Parasite’ to Pitt, the complete 2020 Oscar winners”

‘ESSENCE’ Black Women in Hollywood Awards re-cap

To kick off Oscar weekend, ESSENCE celebrated extraordinary Hollywood visionaries and culture shifters during its 13th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at theBeverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year’s theme, in honor of the brand’s 50th anniversary, was a celebration of women owning, expanding and transforming the art of storytelling. The invitation-only … Continue reading “‘ESSENCE’ Black Women in Hollywood Awards re-cap”

Will Jonah Hill flake on Martin Scorsese in Coke ad?

Oh those dots. You know ’em. And we at Reel 360 hate ’em. The blinking dots of hell that appear on your smartphone when you have texted someone and are waiting – for what seems like an eternity – for a response. That’s what Coca-Cola Energy taps into for a superb Super Bowl spot from … Continue reading “Will Jonah Hill flake on Martin Scorsese in Coke ad?”

Laundry, Liz Laine Reps clean up w/ new partnership

Great news for Liz Laine Reps. Design, animation and production studio Laundry has joined forces with the long-standing and well-respected company for Midwest commercial and client-direct representation. Launched in 2005 by Partners/Executive Creative Directors PJ Richardson and Anthony Liu, Laundry is a Los Angeles- and San Francisco-based design, animation and live-action studio specializing in commercials, … Continue reading “Laundry, Liz Laine Reps clean up w/ new partnership”

Pepsi Zero teases Super Bowl with Missy Elliott & H.E.R.

Pepsi confirmed Hip Hop legend Missy Elliott and Grammy-nominated R&B singer H.E.R. will co-star in its new Pepsi Zero Sugar commercial airing during Super Bowl LIV. Missy and H.E.R. wrote and collaborated for the first time ever, on a new, reimagined version of the iconic Rolling Stones rock song, Paint it Black. Their collab with … Continue reading “Pepsi Zero teases Super Bowl with Missy Elliott & H.E.R.”

Whitney, Doobies among Rock & Roll HOF inductees

Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G. and Depeche Mode are among the new inductees to The 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio. The Ceremony, which takes place May 2 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, will be broadcast live for the first time on HBO on May 2nd … Continue reading “Whitney, Doobies among Rock & Roll HOF inductees”

‘Essence’ House to launch during Oscar Week

ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women globally, has unveiled the honorees for its highly-esteemed 2020 Black Women in Hollywood Awards.  The highly coveted invitation-only Oscar-week event—spotlighting Hollywood’s most renowned and accomplished women at the forefront of the industry—will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Beverly Wilshire … Continue reading “‘Essence’ House to launch during Oscar Week”

Secret spotlights women who don’t sweat over obstacles

P&G-owned Secret has placed a diverse lineup of women celebrities at the heart of its campaign for Secret Deodorant – ‘All Strength, No Sweat’ – all handpicked for their achievements in entertainment, sports, business and fitness. Against the backdrop of a custom-made anthem sung by Grammy-nominee Jessie Reyez, the spot gives airtime to their personal … Continue reading “Secret spotlights women who don’t sweat over obstacles”

‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Avengers’ ‘Frozen’ among Casting noms

Thursday, The Casting Society of America (CSA) announced the film nominees for the 35th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of Casting Directors to film, television and theatre. The winners will be revealed on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York City and London. First held in 1985, the Artios Awards honor … Continue reading “‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Avengers’ ‘Frozen’ among Casting noms”

2019 in Review: Who we lost | Gallery

They were trendsetters and legends. Young and old. Men and women who touched our lives either as actors, directors, musicians, writers or advertising creatives. Some were famous upon sight, others brought us joy from behind the scenes. In 2019, some died in peace. Some tragically. Through their commitment to their field, they made us laugh. … Continue reading “2019 in Review: Who we lost | Gallery”

Billie Eilish takes top honor at Apple’s 1st Music Awards

It was only a matter of time before Apple, where music has played such an integral part in its success, launched their own music awards. And what a celebration it was as the industry giant celebrated Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X and FINNEAS at the inaugural Apple Music Awards. Held at the Steve Jobs … Continue reading “Billie Eilish takes top honor at Apple’s 1st Music Awards”

Apple tackles grief, love and hope in new holiday spot

My father passed away in 2004. My mother, very much in love with my dad, passed away 18 months later. Her cause of death was Dementia, but the truth is after 40 years of marriage, she died of a broken heart. So, this new poignant TVC from Apple and agency TBWA\Media\Arts Lab hit me very, … Continue reading “Apple tackles grief, love and hope in new holiday spot”

‘RHONY’ star brings cabaret show to Wellmont Theater

Real Housewife of New York’s, Luann de Lesseps, is going from reality TV star to cabaret countess. Voted TV Guide’s No. 1 personality in the franchise, de Lesseps will take her #COUNTESSANDFRIENDS cabaret show to New Jersey’s Wellmont Theater on Saturday, Nov. 30. De Lesseps, whose fans include Jennifer Lawrence and Chrissy Teigen, is known … Continue reading “‘RHONY’ star brings cabaret show to Wellmont Theater”

AFI Fest 2019 kicks off tonight

If we haven’t said it before, Fall is Reel 360’s favorite time of year because of all the interesting events happening around Hollywood. Hot off the American Film Market, we are now lucky enough to bring you AFI Fest 2019 presented by Audi. And with films including Queen & Slim, The Two Popes, Richard Jewell and … Continue reading “AFI Fest 2019 kicks off tonight”

Mother NY drops Target holiday campaign

For their new holiday campaign created by Mother New York, Target is celebrating the nearly 100 traditions and memories in the making for the holiday season with its ‘Thinking of You.” Family and friends gathered around the table—or gathering digitally. Menus starring turkey or tamales. Gingerbread architects creating elaborate masterpieces or kiddos leaving simple cookies … Continue reading “Mother NY drops Target holiday campaign”

Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold host ‘Soul Train Awards’

BET Networks has announced the hosts and nominees for the 2019 Soul Train Awards across 12 different categories. The annual celebration recognizes the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists.     Taking place on November 17, 2019 at the Orleans Arena in Las … Continue reading “Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold host ‘Soul Train Awards’”

Sarah Silverman returns to HBO in stand-up special

She’s back. Two-time Emmy-winning comedian, actress, writer and producer Sarah Silverman returns to HBO for a new stand-up comedy special and late-night series pilot order. It was announced today by Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president, HBO Programming. Silverman describes her proposed late-night series as “weighing in on the mishigas of the week and taking live … Continue reading “Sarah Silverman returns to HBO in stand-up special”