Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms

NAACP announced its nominees for the organization’s 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and those who promote social justice through their creative work. Brands across WarnerMedia’s portfolio like Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO Max, HBO and TBS received nominations across 30 different categories … Continue reading “Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms”

‘Insecure’ to end after upcoming Season 5

The Emmy-winning HBO comedy series Insecure will conclude with its upcoming fifth season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “Issa has turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy,” said Gravitt. “The show is as incisive as it is heartfelt, and it has resonated strongly with its audience because of the … Continue reading “‘Insecure’ to end after upcoming Season 5”

HBO feels secure about renewing ‘Insecure’

HBO has renewed comedy series Insecure for a fifth season, it was announced by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. Season four series regulars include Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Alexander Hodge. “We’re thrilled that Issa, Prentice, and the whole Insecure team will be getting back together for a fifth … Continue reading “HBO feels secure about renewing ‘Insecure’”

HBO celebrates ‘Insecure’ premiere w/ Virtual Block Party

In celebration of the season four premiere of hit comedy Insecure, HBO will host its fourth annual block party for the series virtually. Starting on Sunday, April 12 at 8:00PM ET, the four-part VIRTUAL BLOCK PARTY lineup will feature a Q&A with Insecure creator and star Issa Rae and the cast on her Instagram Live, an Instagram Live DJ set … Continue reading “HBO celebrates ‘Insecure’ premiere w/ Virtual Block Party”

Director Marta Cunningham joins m ss ng p eces 

Bicoastal production studio m ss ng p eces welcomes multi-talented director Marta Cunningham to its roster. Cunningham is a prolific television director having worked on hit shows that include Insecure (HBO), Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Star Trek Discovery (Paramount+), You (Netflix), Transparent (Amazon Prime), Room 104 (HBO), How to Get Away with Murder (ABC), Dear White People (Netflix) and Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC), and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for … Continue reading “Director Marta Cunningham joins m ss ng p eces “

REEL WOMEN: Creative Director, Designer Lake Buckley

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2022 REEL WOMEN – incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Women like Lake Buckley are making “Herstory.” Lake is a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist. She works as a designer, creative director, and director at 1stAveMachine. Her brand work … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Creative Director, Designer Lake Buckley”

Gallery: GRIOT Oscars After Party hosted by Cedric the Entertainer

Reel 360 News managed to get around Tinseltown Oscar night. First, we started at the glamorous Jonathan Baker Oscar Viewing Party, then spent some time with Oscar-winning Wylie Company and finally ended up at the dope AF GRIOT Gala Oscars After Party, which was celebrating diversity and inclusion in the industry. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and … Continue reading “Gallery: GRIOT Oscars After Party hosted by Cedric the Entertainer”

REEL WOMEN: GSD&M Creative Director Leigh Browne

Leigh Browne is a Creative Director at GSD&M in Austin, Texas, and also teaches Copywriting at The University of Texas.  In 2019, she and her partner were named to AdWeek’s Creative 100. And in 2021, they were part of the team that won the Grand Effie for helping Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich break the internet. Their … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: GSD&M Creative Director Leigh Browne”

RBL Spotlight: Composer Jocelyn Chambers

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity on a daily basis. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate wonderful human beings, like, Butter composer, Jocelyn Chambers. … Continue reading “RBL Spotlight: Composer Jocelyn Chambers”

Jennifer Hudson, H.E.R, Wonder Years earn NAACP Image noms

The full list of nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced earlier this week in a special virtual event on NAACP’s Instagram channel hosted by actress and musician Kyla Pratt, Black-ish actor Marcus Scribner and singer-songwriter Tinashe (@naacpimageawards).  The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, which will be hosted by seven-time NAACP Image Awards Winner Anthony … Continue reading “Jennifer Hudson, H.E.R, Wonder Years earn NAACP Image noms”

SAG Awards: Snubs and Surprises

The SAG Award nominations are in, and many are furious at the number of snubs this time around. The SAG awards are different from other award shows because what determines an actor’s nomination is not a critic, but another actor. The nominations are made by other members of the Screen Actor’s Guild.  This award is … Continue reading “SAG Awards: Snubs and Surprises”

The Emmy’s: Debbie Allen to receive Governors Award

The Television Academy announced that entertainment industry trailblazer Debbie Allen will receive the 2021 Governors Award in recognition of her numerous contributions to the television medium through multiple creative forms and her philanthropic endeavors around the world. The entertainment icon was chosen by the Television Academy’s Board of Governors for her unprecedented achievements in television and her … Continue reading “The Emmy’s: Debbie Allen to receive Governors Award”

ArtClass: Welcomes directing team Jams X Bash

Bicoastal production company ArtClass has signed Jamaal Parham and Bashan Aquart, popularly known as Jams x Bash. From commercials to interactive experiences to TV shows, Jams x Bash have spent the last decade pushing the boundaries of storytelling and media for brand and entertainment clients, such as adidas, ESPN, HBO, Warner Bros., and Vogue. Infusing … Continue reading “ArtClass: Welcomes directing team Jams X Bash”

HBO Max goes full on Mother’s Day this weekend

There’s no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than bonding over cherished films and shows on HBO Max. Leading up to May 9, the streamer is giving mothers and maternal figures the appreciation they deserve by elevating stories that celebrate all the amazing moms. On the homepage and throughout the app on the Movies, Series, … Continue reading “HBO Max goes full on Mother’s Day this weekend”

Barnstorm VFX signs VFX Editor Ashish Raisinghani

Barnstorm VFX, an Emmy-nominated VFX studio specializing in high-quality digital effects, design, and production, has signed Ashish Raisinghani, whom they say embodies the pioneering ingenuity, daring creativity, and freewheeling spirit of the first aviators. Raisinghani is a highly sought-after VFX Editor who has worked on major, award-winning projects for some of the biggest artists in … Continue reading “Barnstorm VFX signs VFX Editor Ashish Raisinghani”

WarnerMedia secures Issa Rae for five years

Today, WarnerMedia announced a five-year overall deal with Issa Rae, extending their relationship with the Emmy-nominated creator, executive producer and star of HBO’s Emmy-winning Insecure.  The deal is exclusive to WarnerMedia for all forms of television, to include HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television, and a first-look for features with Warner Bros. Pictures Group, New … Continue reading “WarnerMedia secures Issa Rae for five years”

WGA announces film nominations

Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced WGA Awards nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2020. ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Judas and the Black Messiah, Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King, Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas; Warner Bros. Palm Springs, Screenplay by Andy Siara, Story by Andy Siara & Max Barbakow; Hulu Promising Young Woman, … Continue reading “WGA announces film nominations”

HBO Max Orders ‘Julia’ to series from Lionsgate

HBO Max has given an eight-episode first season order to the Max Original, Julia, based on the life of world-renowned chef Julia Child. The series from Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment starring Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) and David Hyde Pierce (Frasier), directed by Charles McDougall (House of Cards) and written by Daniel Goldfarb (The … Continue reading “HBO Max Orders ‘Julia’ to series from Lionsgate”

Los Angeles film permits drop 25% in December

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions—has issued an update regarding regional filming activity and permits since the reopening of L.A. County to on-location filming last June. And it is fairly bleak. Over the last twenty-nine weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 4,213 film permit applications spanning … Continue reading “Los Angeles film permits drop 25% in December”

Casting Society unveils Artios noms in TV, shorts

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has unveiled the television, theater, short film and short form series nominees for the 36th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of casting directors in these categories.  CSA previously announced the three honorees for the 2021 event, with the Actors Fund receiving the Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award. and The … Continue reading “Casting Society unveils Artios noms in TV, shorts”