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BBDO NY Showcases Ease of Visa Checkout in 'Surfer' - Posted September 9, 2014
BBDO New York has a new campaign for Visa showcasing how quick and easy the brand's Visa Checkout service is. In the campaign's first spot, "Surfer," BBDO New York teamed up with professional surfer Kolohe Andino, with voiceover from the inimitable ... [AgencySpy]

BBDO Releases New Olympics Visa Spot, 'Night Swim' - Posted February 7, 2014
BBDO has just released a new Olympics spot for Visa featuring U.S. Olympic Freeskier Torin Yater-Wallace. The 45 second spot, "Nightswim," follows Torin on one of his night runs through "an ocean of snow," where "it's only [him] and the mountain." Torin explains that he skis at night because the days j... [AgencySpy]

Maya Angelou Pens Tribute Poem to Honor Nelson Mandela - Posted December 12, 2013
Acclaimed author Maya Angelou has written a tribute poem, entitled "His Day is Done," to honor former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. We've embedded a video with a reading of the poem above--what do you think? AL.com reports that this ... [TVSpy]

Maya Angelou Pens Tribute Poem to Honor Nelson Mandela - Posted December 12, 2013
Acclaimed author Maya Angelou has written a tribute poem, entitled "His Day is Done," to honor former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. We've embedded a video with a reading of the poem above--what do you think? AL.com reports that this ... [GalleyCat]

Morgan Freeman, as HLN Anchor, Explains Twerking - Posted August 28, 2013
For a while, he was the voice of the "CBS Evening News," now Morgan Freeman is trying his hand in front of the camera, as a news anchor. The actor was on HLN's "Morning Express" this morning and Robin Meade... [TVNewser]

Rectify Star Playfully Points to Pair of Drunken Moments - Posted April 15, 2013
FishbowlLA recently had the pleasure of sitting down for lunch at the Beverly Hilton with Aden Young and two other stars of Rectify, the Sundance Channel's first original scripted TV series. Young plays ... [GalleyCat]

Rectify Star Playfully Points to Pair of Drunken Moments - Posted April 15, 2013
FishbowlLA recently had the pleasure of sitting down for lunch at the Beverly Hilton with Aden Young and two other stars of Rectify, the Sundance Channel's first original scripted TV series. Young plays ... [FishbowlLA]

Willie Geist, Natalie Morales Will Host Nik Wallenda Walk Across Grand Canyon - Posted April 5, 2013
In June, daredevil Nik Wallenda will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, live on Discovery Channe... [TVNewser]

Hollywood's Favorite Diner Gets Another Web Shout Out - Posted December 31, 2012
In the summer of 2010, LA freelance video editor Matthew Freund put together a mash-up of the many different film and TV scenes shot at downtown LA's Quality Cafe. The piece got some nice pick-up at Gawker, Huffington Post and elsewhere, educating a legion of readers about just how ubiquitous this... [GalleyCat]

Viral Statement On Facebook About School Shooting Is Wrongly Attributed To Morgan Freeman - Posted December 17, 2012
Not long after the initial shocked reaction in the wake of a deadly mass-shooting Friday in Connecticut, seve... [AllFacebook]

Morgan Freeman, Kate Winslet Oppose the War on Drugs - Posted November 29, 2012
Morgan Freeman is a busy guy: When he's not making movies, he's narrating commercials to endorse politicians and support social causes. Now Freeman has joined a few other celebrities like Virgin founder Richard Branson, actress Kate Winslet (aka Rose) and rapper Dizzee Rascal in recording very brief pr... [PRNewser]

Morgan Freeman's Majestic Voice Supports Gay Marriage - Posted November 26, 2012
The great Morgan Freeman, an Oscar-winning vet who's played everyone from Nelson Mandela to The Almighty Himself (though sadly not in the same movie), has what we'd call a very recognizable voice. He's used his soothing baritone to introduce CBS News, narrate March of the Penguins, promote the 2012 London Olympics,... [PRNewser]

Optimal Debuts Audience Matrix Facebook Analytics Tool - Posted November 7, 2012
Facebook advertising and marketing developer ... [AllFacebook]

Reflections of TV Pioneer Joan Ganz Cooney as WNET Prepares for 50th Anniversary - Posted September 14, 2012
Joan Ganz Cooney may not be a household name. But Joan Ganz Cooney revolutionized viewing habits from toddlers to teens. Cooney is co-founder of the Children's Television Workshop, a mainstay on Channel 13 since its launch in 1969... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Reflections of TV Pioneer Joan Ganz Cooney as WNET Prepares for 50th Anniversary - Posted September 14, 2012
Joan Ganz Cooney may not be a household name. But Joan Ganz Cooney revolutionized viewing habits from toddlers to teens. Cooney is co-founder of the Children's Television Workshop, a mainstay on Channel 13 since its launch in 1969... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Reports Of Morgan Freeman's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated - Posted September 11, 2012
A Facebook page paying tribute to actor ... [AllFacebook]

Michael Phelps Proves Power of .01 Seconds in BBDO Brazil Olympic Spot - Posted July 12, 2012
There are two primary reasons to love the Olympics: the games inspire a swell of national pride and a deluge of epic hero's-journey ads. With their superhuman efforts, both athletes and their sponsors encourage Olympic watchers to live more fully, conquering their daily obstacles. Lift the groceries higher! Cross the... [AgencySpy]

Your Day 2 Cannes Report - Posted June 19, 2012
While we're stuck Stateside, we'll give you quick Cannes Lions field reports from our roving reporter, Yunilda Esquivel, an executive producer at Michael Bay and Scott Gardenhour's commercial production company, The Institute. Without ... [AgencySpy]

A Master of Morgan Freeman Haiku - Posted June 18, 2012
We told you recently about Tom Kane, a Caucasian master of the Morgan Freeman impression. Now, here is wonderful evidence of another - ... [FishbowlLA]

Your Friday Image: Draftfcb Poses with Penguins - Posted June 8, 2012
Can someone cue the Morgan Freeman VO on this? Anyhow, you might have remembered that Draftfcb New York picked up the Sea World busines... [AgencySpy]

Actor Exploits Morgan Freeman Celebrity Voice-Over Loophole - Posted May 7, 2012
At one end of Tom Kane's voice-over actor resume, there are credits like announcing the 78th Annual Academy Awards. At the other, as revealed in today's ... [GalleyCat]

Actor Exploits Morgan Freeman Celebrity Voice-Over Loophole - Posted May 7, 2012
At one end of Tom Kane's voice-over actor resume, there are credits like announcing the 78th Annual Academy Awards. At the othe... [FishbowlLA]

New Trailer Released for 'The Dark Knight Rises' - Posted May 1, 2012
Legendary Pictures has released the third trailer for its upcoming Batman comic book adaptation, The Dark Knight Rises. We've embedded the trailer above--what do you think? According to Comic Book Resources, Titan Books will publish the official movie tie-in novel by Greg Cox. Both the ... [GalleyCat]

Morgan Freeman to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award - Posted November 9, 2011
Morgan Freeman will be honored with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's... [FishbowlLA]

Visa, Ned and a Trip to the Super Bowl - Posted November 8, 2011
On any other year, your credit card company offering you a trip to Indianapol... [AgencySpy]

Former Angels Announcer Physioc Completing Bucket List - Posted June 17, 2011
Former Angels announcer Steve Physioc was so inspired by the 2007 film The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and... [SportsNewser]

Morgan Freeman Reads 'Invictus' by William Ernest Henley - Posted April 15, 2011
In honor of National Poetry Month, we dug up a video of Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman reading Invictus. In 2009, Freeman played President Nelson Mandela in a film that shares its name with the poem. Freeman's character made references to the piece several times throughout the movie. Victorian poet ... [GalleyCat]

Oprah, Morgan Freeman and Mythbusters: Discovery Woos Advertisers and Media Buyers at Upfront Soiree - Posted April 15, 2011
Yesterday evening Discovery Communications held its annual upfront presentation, wooing advertisers and media buyers, while previewing upcoming programming and networks. With a suite of channels that includes Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, there was plenty of ground to cover. Luckily, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Oprah, Morgan Freeman and Mythbusters: Discovery Woos Advertisers and Media Buyers at Upfront Soiree - Posted April 15, 2011
Yesterday evening Discovery Communications held its annual upfront presentation, wooing advertisers and media buyers, while previewing upcoming programming and networks. With a suite of channels that includes Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, there was plenty of ground to cover. Luckily, ... [FishbowlNY]

New York Post Basically Ignores World Cup News - Posted December 1, 2010
(Oh boy, that's Morgan Freeman's music.) On Thursday, FIFA will award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to two separate nations. This is massive news. The New York Times has George Vecsey and Jere ... [SportsNewser]

Media Agrees: World Cup Voting Process Features Horrible Skullduggery and Corruption - Posted November 29, 2010
Hey look: It's Landon Donovan. On Thursday, FIFA's 242-man executive committee (or maybe ... [SportsNewser]

Friday Odds and Ends - Posted October 1, 2010
-Perennial hack Jay Leno digs up Morgan Freeman's McDonald's ad. ... [AgencySpy]

Morgan Freeman, Spike Lee, Bill Clinton, Mia Hamm Star in Video for Go USA Bid - Posted September 23, 2010
Go USA Bid brought out the big guns in its efforts to rally support for the United States as the host country for FIFA World Cup 2018 or 2022, releasing a video narrated by Morgan Freeman and featuring ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Leno's Back at Late Night Line-Up: American Heroes and Zeros - Posted February 22, 2010
NBC's revival of their prime time line-up, er Jay Leno moving back to late night, starts next week. His guests include athletes who won gold at the Olympics like Apolo Ohno, ... [FishbowlLA]

'Oscar Nominated for Best Picture' Means Just a Little Less This Morning Than Before - Posted February 2, 2010
We know Hollywood is the place for dreamers and the high aspirational. But ten nominations for best picture seems greedy and self-congratulatory. "There's just so much WONDERFUL, QUALITY work we just couldn't chose." As we've seen with politics, twice the candidates doesn't make them better choices. Just more. The complete list of the... [FishbowlLA]

Morgan Freeman the New Voice of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric - Posted January 4, 2010
The AP's David Bauder reports Morgan Freeman is the new announcer for the "CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

Morgan Freeman in DC for "Invictus" Screening - Posted December 1, 2009
Mediocre blackberry pic of Matthews and Freeman by yours truly. Renowned actor Morgan Freeman graced DC last evening for a screening of "Invictus," which hits theaters December 11th. Directed by... [FishbowlDC]

The RNC, the Magic Negro and the LA Times - Posted December 31, 2008
In March, David Ehrenstein penned a piece... [FishbowlLA]

American Film Market Unspools For 29th Time in Santa Monica - Posted November 6, 2008
The American Film Market, which each year represents the diamonds and the dregs of the film business worldwide, opened its doors for a week at the Santa Monica Loews Beach Hotel on Wednesday with dozens of scurrying international sales reps, low-brow producers and a few dozen media.... [FishbowlLA]

Brad Pitt Returns As the Hunky Disembodied Voice of Sustainable Design - Posted October 25, 2007
Be still our hearts! We just got word from the peeps at Design: e2 that Brad Pitt will indeed be making another turn as narrator when the second part of the series premieres on No... [UnBeige]

AFI Teams With Target for Film Fete - Posted September 12, 2007
The American Film Institute is taking its 40th anniversary public thanks to a Target sponsored bash on Oct. 3 at the Arclight Hollywood. The film fete has already snagged RSVPs from George Lucas, Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, Kirk Douglas, Julie Andrews and Sylvester Sta... [FishbowlLA]

Harrison Ford Lends His Voice To the Dalai Lama - Posted September 10, 2007
Harrison Ford may do for the Dalai Lama what Morgan Freeman did for penguins -- at least that's what the people who made The Dalai Lama Renaissance hope. Ford narrated the docu, which chronicles a meeting the Dalai Lama held at the... [FishbowlLA]

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