AMP postpones awards gala until later date

In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and in keeping with the directives from health officials, local governments and the industry at large, the Association of Music Producers, sponsors of the AMP Awards for Music & Sound, have postponed the upcoming AMP Awards gala, scheduled for May 19 at Sony Hall in New York. “We’re … Continue reading “AMP postpones awards gala until later date”

Omnicom mandates agencies to work from home

In an effort to protect its 70,000+ employees from the global Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, holding company Omnicom which includes DDB, BBDO and TBWA, has issued a companywide work-at-home policy except for “essential staff.” The update followed a revision late last week implementing staggered work-in-office/work-from-home days to reduce the amount of people working in offices by about half … Continue reading “Omnicom mandates agencies to work from home”

Filmmaker Raynor launches screenwriting app

With many Americans now sitting at home “social distancing,” due to the Coronavirus outbreak, they are now presented with the opportunity to learn a new skill or possibly even do what they’ve been dreaming to do. If you’ve always had the goal of starting and writing a screenplay, now may be your best chance. Award-winning … Continue reading “Filmmaker Raynor launches screenwriting app”

AICP pauses Awards and Week, launches Open Resource

The Association of Commercial Producers, (AICP) announced today that for the time being all of its in-person events and programming are paused. This includes the AICP Awards, which comprises AICP Post Awards (originally scheduled for May 6th) and AICP Week, which includes the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards, as well as Base Camp programming … Continue reading “AICP pauses Awards and Week, launches Open Resource”

‘Supernatural,’ ‘Flash,’ ‘Riverdale’ halt production

Satan couldn’t stop the Winchesters. Neither could the Darkness. Even God himself couldn’t stop the boys in Supernatural, now in its final season. But Coronavirus COVID-19 did. The Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreck havoc on some of your favorite TV series. Warner Bros. TV has announced that they are “halting production on some of 70+ … Continue reading “‘Supernatural,’ ‘Flash,’ ‘Riverdale’ halt production”

Ataboy Studios’ staff to work remotely, will telecommute

Amid President Trump declaring the United States in a “State of Emergency,” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, agencies, production companies and post-production houses are now reacting. Award-winning Ataboy Studios, based in New York, has just released a statement to its clients and employees that it plans to take its business online. Read the full statement … Continue reading “Ataboy Studios’ staff to work remotely, will telecommute”

French Riviera Film Fest moves to Santa Monica

In response to the growing concern worldwide about the COVID-19 pandemic, Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International, producers of the French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), have told Reel 360 that the second annual edition of the festival will be rescheduled to June 8 and 9, 2020 with screenings at Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, California and exclusive parties and award ceremony … Continue reading “French Riviera Film Fest moves to Santa Monica”

UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production

Yesterday as Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and studios such as Disney, Paramount and others have delayed the openings of major tentpole films such as Mulan and The New Mutants and a Quiet Place II, the virus has now hit the TV industry as Reel 360 has confirmed that all 35 NBC Universal shows including Dick Wolf’s … Continue reading “UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production”

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson test positive for COVID-19

Both Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, 63, have released a statement that they have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They are the first celebrities to go public with a diagnosis on Instagram. This news comes via Variety. . The married couple is currently in Australia for production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley movie, in … Continue reading “Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson test positive for COVID-19”

COVID-19 pushes Coachella and Stagecoach to fall

Count Coachella as the latest victim of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Goldenvoice has officially postponed the popular music festival. The fest will now take place Oct. 9, 10 and 11 and Oct. 16, 17 and 18. Goldenvoice, the festival sponsor, made the announcement on Tuesday and rescheduled Coachella at the direction of Riverside County and local … Continue reading “COVID-19 pushes Coachella and Stagecoach to fall”

Coronavirus risk causes Twitter to pull out of SXSW

With the Coronavirus spreading – CNN claims two dozen reported cases, this weekend, brands and event organizers are being forced to rethink their participation in upcoming events. One major event affected is South By Southwest which takes place in Austin next week beginning March 13. Twitter has now announced it will not attend the event … Continue reading “Coronavirus risk causes Twitter to pull out of SXSW”

Saban boards Bruce Willis sci-fi ‘Breach’

Saban Films has been busy at the American Film Market. The company announced today that they have acquired North American rights to John Suits’ (Pandemic, The Scribbler) Breach starring Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis (Glass, Die Hard franchise). Breach follows a young stowaway (Kearsley) aboard an interstellar ark to New Earth. With the help … Continue reading “Saban boards Bruce Willis sci-fi ‘Breach’”

Execs from Disney, Lifetime join AFM speaker lineup

The American Film Market (AFM) announced today more confirmed speakers for this year’s Conferences and programming which runs alongside the marketplace and industry screenings. Over six days, more than 150 thought leaders, decision-makers and experts will discuss topics and issues most relevant to global filmmakers across three dedicated stages. This year’s market takes place November … Continue reading “Execs from Disney, Lifetime join AFM speaker lineup”