6 million tune into Chadwick Boseman tribute on ABC

2+ ABC was Sunday’s highest-rated and most-watched broadcast network thanks to a commercial-free airing of Black Panther and an ABC News tribute to star Chadwick Boseman, who tragically passed away on Friday night  after a 4-year battle with colon cancer. “We are all heartbroken by the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman—an extraordinary talent, and one … Continue reading “6 million tune into Chadwick Boseman tribute on ABC”

The New Blank kicks off ABC’s NFL Draft 2020

3+ The Reel 360 team misses sports. Can we say it again? We miss SPORTS. So, thank god for the NFL Draft because it gives us the hope of sports returning. To support the ABC NFL Draft 2020, Seattle-based The New Blank created a branding package that frames the show’s focus on players’ personal stories and what … Continue reading “The New Blank kicks off ABC’s NFL Draft 2020”

‘The Middle’ spinoff ordered to pilot at ABC

2+ The popular series portraying a “neither high nor low” class family is getting a Chicago-based spinoff featuring Sue Heck ABC has officially ordered the long-discussed “The Middle” spinoff to pilot. Led by Eden Sher, the untitled comedy will follow the twentysomething adventures of eternal optimist Sue Heck as she leaves the small town of … Continue reading “‘The Middle’ spinoff ordered to pilot at ABC”

When a kid makes a wish to go to black-ish

1+ Dream big. These are the words of encouragement that Make-A-Wish kid, Julius, a 17-year-old from Summerton, South Carolina, has for children with critical illnesses, and the high school senior speaks from experience. Last year, Make-A-Wish and Disney granted Julius’ wish to visit the set of ABC’s Emmy-nominated comedy black-ish was granted, and the teen—who plans to … Continue reading “When a kid makes a wish to go to black-ish”

HollyShorts releases inaugural Hot List

1+ Oscar qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival, one of the Reel 360′s favorite short festivals, has presented its first annual HollyShorts HOT LIST, their ranking of some of the best short films from emerging and diverse storytellers. These landmark films are breaking the mold, winning a variety of accolades and being sought after for adaptations into … Continue reading “HollyShorts releases inaugural Hot List”

Is Springsteen appearing in Jeep Super Bowl LV spot?

1+ Keeping their effort under wraps, Jeep announced it will debut one commercial during this Sunday’s Big Game telecast. The spot will air in the second half of the game. And the big question about the secretive spot is if it will feature Grammy-winning artist Bruce Springsteen in his first Super Bowl spot. Last year, the brand … Continue reading “Is Springsteen appearing in Jeep Super Bowl LV spot?”

‘Better Call Saul’ dominates WGA Awards

1+ 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 … Continue reading “‘Better Call Saul’ dominates WGA Awards”

Jamie Tarses, first woman to run network passes at 56

1+ Jamie Tarses, the first woman to run a network entertainment division, passed away this morning from complications stemming from a cardiac event she suffered in early fall. She was 56. An illustrious TV executive, Tarses was instrumental in developing such iconic shows as NBC’s Friends and Frasier and reached the zenith of the network … Continue reading “Jamie Tarses, first woman to run network passes at 56”

How Dick Van Dyke added magic to ‘WandaVision’

1+ A mash-up of classic sitcoms and large-scale cinematic action, WandaVision—Marvel Studios’ first series for Disney+—is an ambitious, genre-bending adventure unlike any other. And we here at Reel 360 love it. It has it all —Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany… and comedy legend Dick Van Dyke. The nine-episode series begins as a 1950s-style sitcom, largely inspired … Continue reading “How Dick Van Dyke added magic to ‘WandaVision’”

The world mourns the loss of iconic actress Cicely Tyson

1+ Honorary Oscar winner Cicely Tyson passed away today at the age of 96. She was well known for her starring role in Sounder, which earned her an Academy Award nomination as well as her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and her recurring role on How to Get Away with Murder which … Continue reading “The world mourns the loss of iconic actress Cicely Tyson”

CBS special celebrates Super Bowl commercials

1+ Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2021, an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote LIVE for the top Super Bowl commercial from the past 20 years, will be broadcast Wednesday, Feb. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS and will also be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access. The special, celebrating its … Continue reading “CBS special celebrates Super Bowl commercials”

Gregory Sierra of ‘Barney Miller’ dies of cancer

1+ 70’s sitcom actor Gregory Sierra died at age 83 from cancer on January 4, 2021 according to a family spokesman, however his death was just made public today. He was notably neighbor with a goat Julio Fuentes on Sanford and Son and Sgt. Miguel “Chano” Amenguale on Barney Miller. Sierra was born in New York’s … Continue reading “Gregory Sierra of ‘Barney Miller’ dies of cancer”

GLAAD releases Where We Are on TV report

1+ GLAAD announced the findings of its annual Where We Are on TV report. Where We Are on TV analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and assesses the number of LGBTQ regular and recurring characters on primetime scripted cable programming and original scripted streaming series on the services Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix for … Continue reading “GLAAD releases Where We Are on TV report”

GoodGirlPR signs actor and writer Nadhege Ptah

2+ Known entertainment public relations firm GoodGirlPR is excited to announce its new client Nadhege Ptah, a one-of-a-kind artist with a psychology and dance background.  Recently, Nadhege co-starred in Showtime television series City on a Hill. As a producer and featured lead, her short films landed distribution on CBS, PBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX, just to name … Continue reading “GoodGirlPR signs actor and writer Nadhege Ptah”

Meet the 32 Bachelorettes vying for Matt James’ heart

1+ Thirty-two incredible women were on the hunt for love with Matt James when the exciting, landmark 25th edition of The Bachelor premiered on MONDAY, JAN. 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC.  At the end of night one, 24 lucky bachelorettes remained to toast the Bachelor and join him on the romantic adventure of a lifetime! Matt James, … Continue reading “Meet the 32 Bachelorettes vying for Matt James’ heart”

Trump unleashes mayhem as rioters storm Capitol

1+ Unmasked, angry and egged on by an impeached president whose days in the White House will end on January 20, thousands of supporters, now turned rioters, of President Trump amassed in Washington, D.C., and then stormed the Capitol attempting to stop the electoral process. What amounts to a bloody coup in order to reject … Continue reading “Trump unleashes mayhem as rioters storm Capitol”

David&Goliath turn Kia Sorento into storytelling machine

1+ As storytellers, we need the right inspiration and tools in which to convey and translate our experiences. And the world is full of stories, even more so during a pandemic, that are just waiting to be told. In the latest innovative creative campaign for Kia Motors by David&Goliath, Kia introduced the all-new 2021 Sorento, a … Continue reading “David&Goliath turn Kia Sorento into storytelling machine”

Arclight Films to handle ‘A Very Senior High’ globally

1+ Arclight Films is set to handle worldwide distribution rights for the romantic comedy A Very Senior High. The romantic comedy features a stellar ensemble cast featuring Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (The Tale, Interstellar), James Caan (Elf, Misery), two-time Academy Award nominee Ann-Margret (Going in Style, Carnal Knowledge), Golden Globe nominee Jane Curtin (The … Continue reading “Arclight Films to handle ‘A Very Senior High’ globally”

LA film production at 47% since reopening

1+ FilmLA, has issued an update regarding regional filming activity since the reopening of LA County to on-location filming in June. Over the last twenty weeks, FilmLA has received approximately 2,565 film permit applications spanning 1,967 unique projects. Monthly application intake increased 23.7 percent in October (to 880 permits) as compared to September (711 permits), … Continue reading “LA film production at 47% since reopening”

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deliver healing speeches

1+ President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made victory speeches, stressing unity and diversity, to the nation Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware. Harris, 56, the first woman and first woman of color to be elected vice president, was first to take the stage, savoring the solo moment in a suffragette-white pantsuit, waving to … Continue reading “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deliver healing speeches”