BK dares you to visit other ghostly burger joints

1+ How badly do you want a free Whopper from Burger King? This is pretty friggin’ scary cool. Every year, people seek out the scariest places to test their courage during Halloween. This year, the Burger King brand is revealing a list of the ‘Scary Places’ across the U.S. and it isn’t traditional haunted houses. … Continue reading “BK dares you to visit other ghostly burger joints”

Unions release joint report for production post COVID

1+ In the next major step toward the resumption of film and television production, the Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the Basic Crafts, and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) today released “The Safe Way Forward,” a Multi-Union … Continue reading “Unions release joint report for production post COVID”

Cortez Brothers add three directors to roster

2+ Multicultural production company The Cortez Brothers, Inc. has announced the addition of three directors to its roster. Joining its global lineup are Cassiano Prado, Jerome Kruin and Michał Sabliński. Their signings were announced jointly by Cortez’s president, Bernadette Rivero, and her partner, managing director, Ed Rivero. Cassiano, who joins Cortez Brothers from Stink, is a writer … Continue reading “Cortez Brothers add three directors to roster”

Bruce Springsteen in Jeep Super Bowl film, ‘The Middle’

1+ The rumors were true. Bruce Springsteen and Jeep have joined together to launch the two-minute film “The Middle.” The film can now be viewed across the Jeep brand’s social media channels, and it will make a one-time television appearance during tonight’s Big Game. This debuts nearly 10 years to the day from the launch of … Continue reading “Bruce Springsteen in Jeep Super Bowl film, ‘The Middle’”

Writers Guild reaches agreement with WME

1+ The Writers Guild of America East and West has announced that a franchise agreement has been reached with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC (WME). Effective immediately, WME may once again represent Guild members for covered writing services. WGA and WME have also agreed to withdraw the legal claims each has brought against the other … Continue reading “Writers Guild reaches agreement with WME”

Teri Altman promoted to Head of Production at DDB

1+ News from DDB New York announced today the promotion of Teri Altman to Head of Production. Altman is elevated from her position as Executive Producer. “Teri is fundamental to the creativity and culture of DDB New York. She is a force that not only break barriers but builds,” says Audrey Melofchik, President of DDB New York. “People … Continue reading “Teri Altman promoted to Head of Production at DDB”

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”

Joseph R. Biden Jr. sworn in as 46th President of the U.S.

1+ On a slightly snowy day in January, as has been done every four years since 1789, a President took the sacred oath of office. This time it was Joseph R. Biden Jr., who was sworn in Wednesday afternoon, becoming the 46th President of the United States. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the 49th … Continue reading “Joseph R. Biden Jr. sworn in as 46th President of the U.S.”

Perry Fair named EVP, global ECD for McCann

1+ Big congrats to Perry Fair. The talented advertising veteran has been named to the brand new role of EVP, global ECD, director of entertainment, for McCann New York. Fair has held senior roles on both the ad agency and client side of the business. He was also the first Black president of a publicly … Continue reading “Perry Fair named EVP, global ECD for McCann”

Mill Chicago’s Hilbert fired for pro insurrection tweets

9+ Reel 360 has confirmed that Erica Hilbert, who was The Mill Chicago’s managing director since 2019, has been fired due to her participation in, and social media support of, last week’s insurrection which took place outside and inside of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. “At the end of this week we became aware … Continue reading “Mill Chicago’s Hilbert fired for pro insurrection tweets”

Cashmere teams with NBA great Chris Webber for series

1+ Cashmere Originals, the original content studio born out of the award-winning Cashmere Agency, has today announced its partnership with five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber to develop and produce Fab Five.  Based on Webber’s upcoming autobiography, By God’s Grace, this scripted limited series will chart Webber’s upbringing in Detroit and the incredible story of the 1991 Michigan Wolverines, who garnered the … Continue reading “Cashmere teams with NBA great Chris Webber for series”

Congress certifies Biden post U.S. Capitol riot

1+ Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden’s win after being forced to recess for almost six hours after, what resembled the climax from the 2019 film Joker, an angry mob of President Donald Trump’s insurrectionists attacked and breached the U.S. Capitol building. The attack left four people dead, including San Diegoan Ashli Babbit, 35, who was … Continue reading “Congress certifies Biden post U.S. Capitol riot”

Hollywood Reporter promotes two

1+ Elisabeth Deutschman Rabishaw and Victoria Gold have been elevated to Executive Vice President, Co-Publishers of The Hollywood Reporter effective immediately.  Deutschman Rabishaw and Gold will oversee sales strategy, direct marketing, events and revenue streams for The Hollywood Reporter across all platforms globally. Together, Deutschman Rabishaw and Gold will collaborate with THR editorial teams on additive content, social media and video strategies as … Continue reading “Hollywood Reporter promotes two”

Bergman named Chairman Disney Studios Content

1+ Alan Bergman has been named Chairman, Disney Studios Content, and Alan Horn will continue to serve as the division’s Chief Creative Officer, effective January 1, 2021, as announced today by Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. Both will report to Chapek. Horn and Bergman have jointly led the Studios group as Co-Chairmen since May … Continue reading “Bergman named Chairman Disney Studios Content”

AKKURAT welcomes Amber Grace Johnson to roster

2+ London & Los Angeles-based creative company Object & Animal and Berlin-based creative label AKKURAT Studios have announced American director Amber Grace Johnson is joining AKKURAT for exclusive representation in Germany. A pragmatic upshot of the two companies’ close working relationship, the announcement is made jointly by Object & Animal UK & US heads Dominic … Continue reading “AKKURAT welcomes Amber Grace Johnson to roster”

HBO Max picks up Nicki Minaj docuseries

2+ Nicki Minaj, the most successful female rapper of all time, today announced her new docuseries coming to HBO Max. Each of the six half-hour episodes of this untitled project will explore Nicki’s brilliantly creative mind and tell the story of her personal and professional journey. With complete honesty, Nicki will guide viewers through the … Continue reading “HBO Max picks up Nicki Minaj docuseries”

Acting legend Sir Sean Connery passes away at 90

2+ He immortalized the line, “Bond, James Bond.” Legendary Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90 on Halloween. The somber news was confirmed by several sources, though no further information on his passing is available at this time. Mr. Connery was one of the last true icons of modern film. He … Continue reading “Acting legend Sir Sean Connery passes away at 90”

Bagel Bites celebrates National Dog Week

1+ To celebrate National Dog Week (9/20 – 9/26), Bagel Bites pizza snacks are asking America to decide –  How should a dog wear pants? That’s right. Pants. Whether you’re team “four-legged pants” or proudly stand with the “two-legged pants” crew, Bagel Bites pizza snacks has your pup’s legs covered. The brand, along with creative … Continue reading “Bagel Bites celebrates National Dog Week”

Bob Industries signs two young filmmakers

1+ Alissa Torvinen-Kouame and Randy Wilkins join Bob Industries for US commercial representation, having already made names for themselves in music videos, television, and film. Randy Wilkins is a three-time Emmy award-winning writer, director, cinematographer, and editor from the Bronx, New York. As a burgeoning filmmaker, Wilkins has come up the ranks as a Spike … Continue reading “Bob Industries signs two young filmmakers”

One Club announces free Fall online Mentor program

1+ In a year when many industry internship programs were cancelled due to the pandemic, The One Club for Creativity has extended its commitment to helping the next generation of diverse creatives enter the industry by transforming its Mentor & Creative program into a free, ongoing global online initiative for Fall 2020. The free program is open to individual … Continue reading “One Club announces free Fall online Mentor program”