DDB creatives launch Black Lives Matter Font

Sparked by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the United States has been forced to face an honest conversation about race. Earlier this month, Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington, D.C.,  had “Black Lives Matter” painted in yellow on a street near the White House. Hollywood Boulevard also followed suit right before the … Continue reading “DDB creatives launch Black Lives Matter Font”

All Lives Can’t Matter unless Black Lives Matter

To support the ongoing fight for racial justice for the Black community, the Ad Council and R/GA have launched a new PSA from the iconic Love Has No Labels campaign to inspire all Americans to fight for racial equality in America. And it’s our Reel Ad of the Week for the truth it speaks about our lives. Building … Continue reading “All Lives Can’t Matter unless Black Lives Matter”

Thousands march for All Black Lives Matters in LA

It was a peaceful sea of love and pride as forty thousand Angelenos turned out Sunday morning for an anti-racism, pro- gay and – transgender people of color solidarity march from Hollywood to West Hollywood. The demonstration was organized by All Black Lives Matter, and as of 12:30 p.m. the crowd had swelled on Hollywood … Continue reading “Thousands march for All Black Lives Matters in LA”

One Club issues statement on Black Lives Matter

Triggered by the brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis policemen and the global outrage that has followed, The One Club for Creativity, its  Board of Directors and Staff issues the following statement: “The brutal and inequitable treatment of black people is not new, and must stop. Subscribe: Sign up for our FREE e-lert here.  Stay … Continue reading “One Club issues statement on Black Lives Matter”

RE:Store: campaign for Black businesses hurt by COVID

A year in the making following the devastating effects of the pandemic on local businesses nationwide, Los Angeles-based RE:Store–a brand-new platform created to connect Black-owned companies with free advertising support–has launched its first commercial campaign produced through the program. The initiative was co-launched by Steve Gandolfi, founder of Cut+Run, and features top-tier directorial and editorial talent. In … Continue reading “RE:Store: campaign for Black businesses hurt by COVID”

‘Where Are All The Black People’ goes online globally

Prompted by this year’s rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and in acknowledgment of the ad industry’s continued lack of diversity, The One Club for Creativity has rebranded its annual Here Are All The Black People multicultural conference and career fair back to its original name: Where Are All The Black People. The event, typically held in … Continue reading “‘Where Are All The Black People’ goes online globally”

The One Club launches ONE School for Black creatives

The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, announced the launch of ONE School, a free portfolio program for young Black creatives. ONE School will be run by award-winning Spotify creative director Oriel Davis-Lyons, as part of The One Club’s Professional Development programming.  The initiative quickly came together … Continue reading “The One Club launches ONE School for Black creatives”

WGA West’s Black Writers address racism in letter

The Writers Guild of America West Committee of Black Writers has sent a powerful letter to Hollywood’s networks and studios, addressing the systematic and systemic racism that has permeated the industry. The Co-Chairs, comprised of Michelle Amor, Hilliard Guess and Bianca Sams, felt it was time to send a strong message, coming on the heels … Continue reading “WGA West’s Black Writers address racism in letter”

600 Black ad pros demand end to systematic racism

Long, long ago at ad agencies 2 – 3,000 miles away, I was part of a Black creative team for 10 years. We were young, talented and Black. And a surprise anomaly at the various agencies we worked at in New York and Chicago. Why? We were a Black team that was able to create … Continue reading “600 Black ad pros demand end to systematic racism”

Brendan Fraser gets emotional when fans share excitement about return

Actor Brendan Fraser is feeling the love after learning his fans were still “rooting” for him. A video of The Doom Patrol star in a virtual meet and greet was uploaded to TikTok where he spoke with Lindley Key, a cosplayer, who let him know that fans were still behind him. In an article that originally … Continue reading “Brendan Fraser gets emotional when fans share excitement about return”

AICP: Zillow’s Journey wins Best in Show

Ben Kwok, Visual Effects Supervisor at Blacksmith, won the Best in Show at the AICP Post Awards premiere, held virtually this week. Kwok won for his masterful compositing and Flame work on “The Journey” for Zillow, in which a young girl is accompanied on frightening and fanciful travels to her new home by a pair … Continue reading “AICP: Zillow’s Journey wins Best in Show”

Type Directors Club: Collins wins Best in Show

Branding identity work by COLLINS San Francisco on behalf of the San Francisco Symphony was named Best in Show in the Type Directors Club 67th Communications Design awards.   The announcement, along with TDC Judge’s Choices and Student Monetary Awards winners, was made on the opening day of The One Club for Creativity’s global Creative Week 2021. The San Francisco Symphony is … Continue reading “Type Directors Club: Collins wins Best in Show”

George Floyd: A look back at the best ads

It was one year ago today that George Floyd was viciously and callously murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes. For three of those minutes, Floyd was unconscious. His final words of “I can’t breathe” become ignited a global movement demanding racial justice. Since then, a … Continue reading “George Floyd: A look back at the best ads”

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all three counts

After only deliberating for ten hours, the diverse 12-member Minneapolis jury found former police officer Derek Michael Chauvin guilty on three charges in the death of George Floyd. The jurors found Chauvin, 45, guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death in May 2020. The maximum sentence for second-degree … Continue reading “Derek Chauvin found guilty on all three counts”

REEL WOMEN: Filmmaker, author Anna Fishbeyn

Anna Fishbeyn is the founder and president of XOFeminist Productions and Anteriya Films, is an award-winning star of stage and screen, a filmmaker, director, author and actress. She has a passion for the betterment of women in society and has shaped her work to drive gender equality.  Her film Galaxy 360: A Woman’s Playground, which she wrote, … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Filmmaker, author Anna Fishbeyn”

REEL WOMEN: Director, Screenwriter Eva Lanska

Eva Lanska is a London-based director and screenwriter. After graduating from the London Film Academy, Eva has focused on producing both documentary and fiction films. She has directed several award-winning films recognized throughout Europe and America. Across her films, Eva studies the concepts of acceptance and love in challenging circumstances. She poses pressing questions to … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Director, Screenwriter Eva Lanska”

REEL WOMEN: SYN COO Yumi Tanabe Arnaudo

With her background and studies in music, to creative endeavors in filmmaking, dubbing, music, coaching, and mediating in media, Yumi Tanabe Arnaudo has enjoyed an extensive creative production career with notable awards. Yumi is currently the COO and Head of Production at SYN, an award winning music agency and creative solution – providing music strategy, … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: SYN COO Yumi Tanabe Arnaudo”

REEL WOMEN: New Blank’s Erin Serletic

When it comes to business development, Erin Serletic is in a class by herself. Her focus is knocking on doors, finding the opportunities, pitching capabilities and getting the RFP. She has a successful track record of helping companies reach their next level. Erin is equally effective at landing new business while growing and maintaining existing … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: New Blank’s Erin Serletic”

REEL WOMEN: Director, Producer Christina Rose

Christina Rose is an American-German director, producer, and screenwriter and is part of the new Hollyworld Movement, bringing entertainment to the global world. Christina has worked in North America (USA, Canada), Europe (Denmark, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria), Africa (the famous Atlas Studios in Ouarzarzate), and Asia (India’s Bollywood). Together with her brother Michael, … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Director, Producer Christina Rose”

REEL WOMEN: Cut+Run editor, Mah Ferraz

“Editing is my art; it’s the way I express my creativity. I’m very passionate about it and try to add my fingerprint and vision into anything I touch,” says acclaimed editor, Mah Ferraz. Mah joined the Cut+Run editorial roster in February 2021. Her past work includes collaboration with Nike, adidas, Apple Music, Spotify, Instagram, ESPN, Vogue, Marc … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Cut+Run editor, Mah Ferraz”