‘Hamilton’ trailer is here

Last night, as part of the 2020 ESPYs airing on ESPN and ESPN2, Disney+ debuted the trailer for the smash Broadway show,  Hamilton, the filmed version of the original production, ahead of its global premiere on the streaming service on July 3, 2020. An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway … Continue reading “‘Hamilton’ trailer is here”

If you watch one video today, watch this – you NEED it

The Reel 360 team is literally blown away. “What the World Needs Now” is a jaw-dropping, powerful music video performed by Grammy-nominated Tank and The Bangas (along with the band’s friends and family) created by creative agency Elephant for Yahoo. The song, a reimagining of “What the World Needs Now,” was shot and recorded in … Continue reading “If you watch one video today, watch this – you NEED it”

Whoopi Goldberg teams up with Extinction Rebellion

Whoopi Goldberg has teamed up with Extinction Rebellion in a beautiful new animation set in the future. The stunning 3 minute film looks back from 2050 to show how people came together to save the world from the climate crisis. The film, titled The Gigantic Change, went live on Extinction Rebellion’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram on Friday 5th June 2020, as … Continue reading “Whoopi Goldberg teams up with Extinction Rebellion”

Château de Berne celebrates National Rosé Day 2020

On the heels of announcing an exclusive, global virtual ZOOM event celebrating National Rosé Day 2020, Provence Rosé Group and Château de Berne have launched a special promotion featuring a toast with Inspiration Rosé, one of the favorites from the Provence-based winery. Scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 1 PM Pacific Standard Time (4 PM EST/9 PM BST/10 PM CEST), … Continue reading “Château de Berne celebrates National Rosé Day 2020”

Sekou Andrews shares love letter to hate in new work

Cities are burning. Hearts are broken. The knee of racism is once again crushing the windpipe of Black America. With a nation fighting two pandemics, comes the world premiere of Love Says from award-winning Los Angeles-based poet Sekou Andrews. The third single and video from his Grammy-nominated album Sekou Andrews & The String Theory, “Love Says” … Continue reading “Sekou Andrews shares love letter to hate in new work”

Fonda, Freeman, Santana host Artists for Amazonia

On May 28, 2020, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, and numerous other artists will join indigenous leaders, scientists, and a broad coalition of NGOs in hosting Artists United for Amazonia: Protecting the Protectors, a global livestream event. The event is being produced by Artists for Amazonia. The two-hour event, to run from 8pm … Continue reading “Fonda, Freeman, Santana host Artists for Amazonia”

AGC Studios casts Jonas, Fishburne in ‘Blacksmith’

Golden Globe and Grammy nominated actor, singer, and songwriter Nick Jonas (Jumanji franchise, Midway) and Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne (Matrix franchise, John Wick franchise, Man of Steel, Mission: Impossible III) have signed on to The Blacksmith, which Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios will finance and produce. Pierre Morel (Taken) will direct the action thriller, which … Continue reading “AGC Studios casts Jonas, Fishburne in ‘Blacksmith’”

TNT celebrates ‘Snowpiercer’ with train car design contest

All aboard the Snowpiercer, artists! In celebration of the series premiere last night of the highly anticipated post-apocalyptic series Snowpiercer, TNT is inviting fans to design one of 1,001 virtual passenger cars for the luxury train. DC artists like Tyler Kirkham, Laura Braga, Tim Seeley and more have already created their own custom designed train cars, … Continue reading “TNT celebrates ‘Snowpiercer’ with train car design contest”

Grande, Bieber duet supports first responder kids

On May 7, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber have collabed on a really pretty song, along with an emotionally-charged video called Stuck with U featuring several special moments.  The video currently has over 34 million hits on YouTube. The song is actually their first-ever track together and is a romantic duet inspired by the lockdowns brought by COVID-19 across the globe. “There’s nowhere … Continue reading “Grande, Bieber duet supports first responder kids”

Little Richard dead at 87

One of the founding fathers of rock and roll has left us. Little Richard, whose real name was Richard Wayne Penniman, has passed away. He was 87. His son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the death to Rolling Stone. A cause of death remains unknown. Little Richard was known for his flashyperforming style, which would eventually influence James Brown, … Continue reading “Little Richard dead at 87”

Beastie Boys get ill in new documentary on Apple tv+

Friday night saw the premiere of the highly-anticipates Spike Jonze Beastie Boys documentary on Apple tv+. The film premieres on the heels of the 26th anniversary of the release of Beastie Boys’ number one charting 1994 album, Ill Communication, and reunites surviving members, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, with director Jonze over 25 years after … Continue reading “Beastie Boys get ill in new documentary on Apple tv+”

Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis talk Prince and The Time

Tonight, CBS will air an all-star tribute to the life and legacy of seven-time Grammy winner Prince. The iconic musician died four years ago today after an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Before they became legendary producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were members of Prince’s first spin-off group, The Time. The … Continue reading “Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis talk Prince and The Time”

Our top ten favorite songs from that sexy MF Prince

Philadelphia, my name is Prince and everything you’ve heard about me is true. Those were the first words I ever heard the Purple One utter. It was Philly. The Tower Theater. The early 80s. And I had no idea my musical life as I knew it would change. I admittedly did not know that much … Continue reading “Our top ten favorite songs from that sexy MF Prince”

Billy Porter makes cut at virtual hair school by Barba

As the Covid-19 lockdown stretches on, individuals across the country are finding themselves in dire need of a haircut, and spouses, partners, parents and children are suddenly being enlisted as amateur barbers and stylists. You can only imagine the results.  To help provide some relief, upscale men’s grooming boutique, Barba, in partnership with their longstanding … Continue reading “Billy Porter makes cut at virtual hair school by Barba”

Recording Academy, MusiCares establish Relief Fund

From hotel and bar gigs to major music festivals, COVID-19 is deeply impacting live music events, and the creative community behind it all. The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events. “Event … Continue reading “Recording Academy, MusiCares establish Relief Fund”

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”