ESPN and Marvel debut NBA Special Edition

Viewers who tune in to watch tonight’s NBA match-up between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans on ESPN2, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes will enjoy an alternate presentation that can only be described as “super.” The special telecast, NBA Special Edition Presented by State Farm: Marvel’s Arena of Heroes, represents a groundbreaking collaboration between … Continue reading “ESPN and Marvel debut NBA Special Edition”

Sunbasket is now full-service food delivery company

Sunbasket has announced its reimagined identity as a full-service food delivery company, empowering every consumer to lead a healthy lifestyle. Expanding beyond the meal kit category, the brand has broadened its appeal to deliver an unparalleled selection of delicious, healthy foods for every dining occasion straight to consumers’ doors nationwide – from breakfast, lunch and dinner … Continue reading “Sunbasket is now full-service food delivery company”

NBA honors the life and legacy of MLK

The NBA family tipped off league-wide efforts to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout the weekend, the league, teams, coaches and current and former players engaged in the national dialogue on race and equality on NBA’s platforms and encourage collective action in its communities nationwide. On Monday 18th January, … Continue reading “NBA honors the life and legacy of MLK”

Cashmere teams with NBA great Chris Webber for series

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 moniker … Continue reading “Cashmere teams with NBA great Chris Webber for series”

Comedian Sinbad recovering from stroke

Hopeful news. Comedian and stand-up comic Sinbad, 64, is recovering from a recent stroke, according to a statement from his family. TMZ and TheWrap report that Sinbad was born David Adkins. The comedian broke out in the ’90s thanks to his HBO stand-up specials, old school concerts and hosting Show Time at the Apollo. You … Continue reading “Comedian Sinbad recovering from stroke”

Lucky 21 welcomes Ben Steinbauer & Berndt Mader

Lucky 21 is excited to unite with directors Ben Steinbauer and Berndt Mader for advertising and branded content collaborations. At Lucky 21, Steinbauer and Mader join a talent roster that reflects a variety of genres and styles. Mader and Steinbauer were introduced to Lucky 21 via mutual friend and Lucky sales representative Gay Guthrey (SamuelGuthrey). … Continue reading “Lucky 21 welcomes Ben Steinbauer & Berndt Mader”

Pence aide calls NBA Players boycott: “Silly,” “absurd”

Players across the NBA have been adamant that more needs to be done to effect social change after the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  It began when The Milwaukee Bucks did not take the floor before the start of Game 5 against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, an action they later stated was due to … Continue reading “Pence aide calls NBA Players boycott: “Silly,” “absurd””

NBA approves plan to return to complex season

The NBA board of governors have approved a 22-team format to restart the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Florida, the league announced. According to ESPN, the vote was 29-1, with the Portland Trail Blazers voting against. Under the plan, nine Eastern Conference teams and 13 Western Conference teams will play eight regular-season “seeding” games, a possible … Continue reading “NBA approves plan to return to complex season”

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern passes at 77

He oversaw the growth of the NBA from “just a league” into a global marketing juggernaut during his 30-year tenure. David Stern, the former commissioner of the National Basketball Association, died Wednesday. He was 77. According to a statement from the NBA, Stern died from a brain hemorrhage he suffered several weeks ago, according to the NBA. … Continue reading “Former NBA Commissioner David Stern passes at 77”

Rocket Film, Telly Awards, Daufenbach in the news

Rocket Film signs Dawn Rao and Sam Sloma Rocket Films announced on Halloween that Chicagoans Dawn Rao and Sam Sloma will handle Midwest representation for the bicoastal production company. The appointment coincides with the signing of Tracy Fetterman and Jeanie DiMaggio, who will handle West Coast representation. In addition to wielding a roster of directors … Continue reading “Rocket Film, Telly Awards, Daufenbach in the news”

Daufenbach hires DeJulius and three new techs

Joe DeJulius has joined Daufenbach Camera as director of operations.

With more than a decade of industry experience, his arrival will enhance the remarkably well-rounded services of the Chicago-based rental house, which is the largest locally founded motion picture camera equipment rental company in the city.

DeJulius will handle Daufenbach’s rental operations while streamlining its customer support for professional productions. According to founder Lawrence Daufenbach, he is a natural complement to the company’s existing crew.

Daufenbach Camera hires Schumacher vet Acuna

Veteran technician Michael Acuna joined Chicago-based Daufenbach Camera motion picture equipment rental company in March.

With eleven years experience servicing Chicago’s film industry, the co-owner of the former Schumacher camera brings a wealth of homegrown expertise and local knowledge to one of the only Chicago-based equipment rental houses capable of outfitting large crews with state of the art gear.

Bateman, Kaling question life in Hyundai Tucson

Asking questions is at the heart of making things great, and Hyundai is tapping into this mindset for its creative marketing campaign for the all-new 2022 Tucson. “Questions are the key to making things great and we questioned every detail and assumption when developing the all-new 2022 Tucson,” said Angela Zepeda, CMO, Hyundai Motor America. “We used that … Continue reading “Bateman, Kaling question life in Hyundai Tucson”

It’s brother against brother in new F9 trailer

There is no doubt that the action in Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise has gotten more and more over the top. At one point in the new trailer, which Uni released today, Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce, even says, “We’ve taken out cars, trains, tanks and even submarines.” Yep, with each film, the action … Continue reading “It’s brother against brother in new F9 trailer”

Paul Pierce Out at ESPN After Instagram Live Video

We have been talking at Reel 360 about starting a new column called “Career Enders.” You know, where mostly men make a stupid mistake and end their careers. Now, we have ESPN and Paul Pierce who have parted ways, an individual with knowledge of the decision. The news comes a few days after Pierce was … Continue reading “Paul Pierce Out at ESPN After Instagram Live Video”

Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS

The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) announced winners of its 8th Annual MUAHS Awards, presented by HASK Beauty, in 21 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. The hybrid virtual gala was held on Saturday night, April 3, 2021, before an audience of more than 1,000 worldwide. Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, Anthony Anderson, star and executive producer … Continue reading “Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS”

Halle Berry, Shawn Mendes among Flow ambassadors

Flow Water Inc. today announces the launch of its newest North American advertising and marketing campaign. The “Beautiful Inside and Out” and “Uplifting Hydration” ads feature a compelling and diverse range of iconic personalities including actress Halle Berry, The Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo and singer-songwriter, Shawn Mendes. The brand says they were recognized for their commitment … Continue reading “Halle Berry, Shawn Mendes among Flow ambassadors”

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”