A chat with Faryl Amadeus, writer, director and star of Mary Meet Grace

In Faryl Amadeus’ dramatic new short film, which moves quickly and fluidly from drama to thriller, Mary Meet Grace tells the story of a troubled young woman who gets a phone call from a stranger saying that the birth mother she never knew has died. She impulsively accompanies him into the desert to spread her … Continue reading “A chat with Faryl Amadeus, writer, director and star of Mary Meet Grace”

A chat with HollyShorts Co-Founder/Co-Director Daniel Sol

As we all know, last year was a bitch. We had a pandemic. We had quarantine. We had a pandemic. We had quarantine. Again. Mask on. Mask off. It was terrible. It was especially depressing if you’re a fan of independent films, which I am, and an even bigger fan of amazing film festivals that … Continue reading “A chat with HollyShorts Co-Founder/Co-Director Daniel Sol”

Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night

The fictional team of AFC Richmond may be enormous losers on Apple TV+’s hit series Ted Lasso, but last night they proved to be big winners. The feel-good soccer-themed ensemble scored four Emmys last night, taking home wins for outstanding comedy, series lead actor (Jason Sudeikis), supporting actress (Hannah Waddingham) and supporting actor (Brett Goldstein). … Continue reading “Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night”

‘Better Call Saul’ dominates WGA Awards

The Writers Guild of America announced their nominations for the 2021 WGA Awards in the categories of TV, New Media, News, Radio/Audio and Promotional Writing during 2020. Winners will be honored March 21 in a virtual ceremony. AMC’s Better Call Saul dominated with five nominations. Other nominees include Amazon Studios’ The Boys, Disney+’s The Mandalorian, … Continue reading “‘Better Call Saul’ dominates WGA Awards”

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”

Van Jones to keynote ‘Where Are All The Black People’

CNN host and political commentator Van Jones has been announced as the special keynote speaker at Where Are All The Black People (WAATBP), The One Club for Creativity’s annual diversity conference and career happening this year on September 22nd-24th and presented online, free of charge. Van Jones is an Emmy-nominated producer, and for more than 25 years has been a leader in … Continue reading “Van Jones to keynote ‘Where Are All The Black People’”

Warburton, Hunt join ‘To Meet the Faces You Meet’

Parallax Studio has announced that Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick, Family Guy) and Samuel Hunt (Chicago P.D., Empire, Unbroken: Path to Redemption) have joined the cast of its upcoming science fiction film To Meet the Faces You Meet. Hunt will star as the lead live-action character Friz, a likable fugitive who, with his symbiotic A.I. spaceship MEAD, is on the run from the military … Continue reading “Warburton, Hunt join ‘To Meet the Faces You Meet’”

SAG Awards nominations announced

Nominees for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for  outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2019, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles, were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced America Ferrera (Superstore, Ugly Betty) and Danai … Continue reading “SAG Awards nominations announced”

Wunderman Thompson unleashes new Exec team

Wunderman Thompson announced today the appointment of its New York executive leadership team. This new team brings together end-to-end capabilities that will help drive growth for its clients and people by delivering breakthrough creativity, data insights and emerging technology to reset customer experiences. The newly appointed leadership team will all report to Joe Crump, CEO, … Continue reading “Wunderman Thompson unleashes new Exec team”

Iger says “very difficult” to film in GA if abortion law goes

Yesterday on the Reel Chicago Facebook page, a user posted on a response to Netflix possibly pulling out of Georgia if the controversial abortion bill goes into effect. The post read, “I don’t think we will hear from *Disney…” Wrong.   Trades and news outlets are reporting that Disney CEO Bob Iger actually did weigh … Continue reading “Iger says “very difficult” to film in GA if abortion law goes”

Lexus, Black Panther team up for Super Bowl LII

Step aside Audi, there’s a new luxury ride in Marvel films. And it’s the vehicle of Kings. Or one King to be exact – T’Challa from the upcoming Disney/Marvel film, Black Panther. Lexus, which has had a TV relationship with Marvel’s Agents of Shield for the past 5 seasons, has unleashed a 60-second extended digital … Continue reading “Lexus, Black Panther team up for Super Bowl LII”

Hires and exits in Chicago agencies and posthouses

SCC names new CEO in reorganization Cubs’ AOR Schafer Condon Carter shuffled their leadership team into new roles effective this month. According to an agency memo from co-founder, Tim Condon, the changes are attributed to the company’s growth. “SCC has come of age. And while we’re still a feisty, scrappy group — and always will be … Continue reading “Hires and exits in Chicago agencies and posthouses”