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Spike DDB Looks Fancy in a Cadillac - Posted October 3, 2014
Given all the recent drama surrounding the Cadillac account and the fact that it's the end of the day on a Friday, we thought it would be a good time to look at some alternate work for one of the company's campaigns. Here, then, are two spo... [AgencySpy]

Spike DDB Looks Fancy in a Cadillac - Posted October 3, 2014
Given all the recent drama surrounding the Cadillac account and the fact that it's the end of the day on a Friday, we thought it would be a good time to look at some alternate work for one of the company's campaigns. Here, then, are two spo... [MediaJobsDaily]

Spike Lee, Ad Folks Help Top NFL Prospect Surprise Mom with Pink Cadillac - Posted May 6, 2014
With Mother's Day around the corner, the folks at Cadillac have unveiled this timely effort that might just warm your cockles and put your old flowers-and-card gift for moms to shame in the process. The automaker, armed with director Spike Lee and his SpikeDDB unit, ... [AgencySpy]

MSG Network Show Returns to Debate 'Best New York Movies' - Posted March 3, 2014
For the next two weeks, 11:00 p.m. weeknights, The Lineup: Best NY Movies on MSG will run down a gargantuan group of worthy candidates. On tonight's debut, the show's latest panel featuring movie critic Jeffrey Lyons, actor John Leguizamo, filmmakers Ed Burns and Spike Lee join host Fr... [morningmedianewsfeed]

MSG Network Show Returns to Debate 'Best New York Movies' - Posted March 3, 2014
For the next two weeks, 11:00 p.m. weeknights, The Lineup: Best NY Movies on MSG will run down a gargantuan group of worthy candidates. On tonight's debut, the show's latest panel featuring movie critic Jeffrey Lyons, actor John Leguizamo, filmmakers Ed Burns and Spike Lee join host Fr... [FishbowlNY]

NY1 Political Reporter Calls Spike Lee a Hypocrite for Gentrification Rant - Posted February 28, 2014
In his column in the New York Daily News, Errol Louis, political reporter for Time Warner Cable's 24-hour news channel NY... [TVSpy]

Spike Lee Delivers What Amounts to 'I Had a Nightmare...' - Posted February 26, 2014
Today's must-listen audio [NSFW because of repeated curse words] was very quickly posted last night. New York magazine's Joe Coscarelli has both ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Spike Lee Delivers What Amounts to 'I Had a Nightmare...' - Posted February 26, 2014
Today's must-listen audio [NSFW because of repeated curse words] was very quickly posted last night. New York magazine's Joe Coscarelli has both ... [FishbowlNY]

Heeeere's Eugene Lee's Wood-Carved Manhattan Skyline - Posted February 17, 2014
When the curtain raises this evening on Jimmy Fallon's version of The Tonight Show, viewers will be greeted out of the 30 Rock gate by a new musical theme, an opening title-sequence directed by Spike Lee and, of course, a brand new set. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Heeeere's Eugene Lee's Wood-Carved Manhattan Skyline - Posted February 17, 2014
When the curtain raises this evening on Jimmy Fallon's version of The Tonight Show, viewers will be greeted out of the 30 Rock gate by a new musical theme, an opening title-sequence directed by Spike Lee and, of course, a brand new set. ... [FishbowlNY]

Heeeere's Eugene Lee's Wood-Carved Manhattan Skyline - Posted February 17, 2014
When the curtain raises this evening on Jimmy Fallon's version of The Tonight Show, viewers will be greeted out of the 30 Rock gate by a new musical theme, an opening title-sequence directed by Spike Lee and, of course, a brand new set. ... [GalleyCat]

Heeeere's Eugene Lee's Wood-Carved Manhattan Skyline - Posted February 17, 2014
When the curtain raises this evening on Jimmy Fallon's version of The Tonight Show, viewers will be greeted out of the 30 Rock gate by a new musical theme, an opening title-sequence directed by Spike Lee and, of course, a brand new set. ... [AllTwitter]

Spike Lee Gets Sirius - Posted January 22, 2014
A month after the launch of Sirius XM's NBA Radio, the audio vertical has its first official rabble rouser - Spike Lee. Per a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Spike Lee Gets Sirius - Posted January 22, 2014
A month after the launch of Sirius XM's NBA Radio, the audio vertical has its first official rabble rouser - Spike Lee. Per a ... [FishbowlNY]

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wins Twitchy's 'Deleted Tweet of the Day' Award - Posted October 23, 2013
The Georgia paper is the latest victim of an epic-fail attempt at edgy humor. On the heels of even The Onion finding out that this general racist territory is no place to joke. Twitchy, as it so often does, quickly posted the screen gra... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wins Twitchy's 'Deleted Tweet of the Day' Award - Posted October 23, 2013
The Georgia paper is the latest victim of an epic-fail attempt at edgy humor. On the heels of even The Onion finding out that this general racist territory is no place to joke. Twitchy, as it so often does, quickly posted the screen gra... [FishbowlNY]

At the Opposite End of Spike Lee, Zach Braff and Veronica Mars - Posted August 19, 2013
We've been keeping an eye on a different breed of Kickstarter movie campaign. Of a kind that resides well beyond headlines about celebrity projects like Spike Lee's just-funded "new joint." We still can't decide if we think New York City Cowboys (with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

At the Opposite End of Spike Lee, Zach Braff and Veronica Mars - Posted August 19, 2013
We've been keeping an eye on a different breed of Kickstarter movie campaign. Of a kind that resides well beyond headlines about celebrity projects like Spike Lee's just-funded "new joint." We still can't decide if we think New York City Cowboys (with ... [FishbowlNY]

Blake Griffin Might Be a Product-Endorsing Robot - Posted August 7, 2013
BBDO New York and Foot Locker know that Clippers forward/dunker Blake Griffin is a commercial machine - Subway, Kia, Jordan Brand to rattle off a few quickly. So for their latest joint venture, "The Endorser," the creatives decided to physically hook up Griffin to a machine called The Endorser as if... [AgencySpy]

Spike Lee Does the Kickstarter Thing - Posted July 22, 2013
And... Although this somehow feels way more organic than either Zach Braff or Veronica Mars, there is sure to be a lot of debate about a man who gets paid big bucks to make Nike commercials bringing his pitch to Kickstarter. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Spike Lee Does the Kickstarter Thing - Posted July 22, 2013
And... Although this somehow feels way more organic than either Zach Braff or Veronica Mars, there is sure to be a lot of debate about a man who gets paid big bucks to make Nike commercials bringing his pitch to Kickstarter. ... [FishbowlNY]

Ex-W+K Adman Riswold Takes Helm of Dec. 'Young Glory' Battle, Hopes to Save Islam - Posted December 3, 2012
Out with November's Sandy-themed brief, in with December's as the folks behind the 30-and-under creative competition, Young Glory, have revealed de... [AgencySpy]

Spike Lee: My First Big Break - Posted September 27, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "My First Big Break," we talk to legendary filmmaker Spike Lee. While Lee is well-known for his movies, did... [TVNewser]

Spike Lee Talks Mars Blackmon, New Kicks and Pretty Much Everything Else - Posted September 27, 2012
You might know the name Spike Lee, aka ardent Knicks fan, director of the just released Red Hook Summer, classics such as Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X and current personal faves such as Inside Man and 25th Hour. Here's our input into mediabistro.com's 'My Big First Break Series,' so, let's... [AgencySpy]

Newspaper Reporter Film Role Rewritten to Accommodate Talented British Thesp - Posted September 24, 2012
Get ready to read and hear a lot this fall about David Oyelowo (pronounced "oh-yellow-oh"), the 36-year-old British actor who gained some prominence last year via The Help and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. He's got four films coming out in the next three months: Lee Daniels' The Paperb... [FishbowlLA]

New York Launches Statewide Business Ad Campaign - Posted June 22, 2012
The state of New York and Governor Andrew Cuomo tapped BBDO NY for the above TV spot, "The New New York, a Whole New Approach to Business." And, before you pushed play, you could probably guess what celeb they got to narrate the spot, who they got to direct it, and... [AgencySpy]

Taking a Lunch Break - Posted June 20, 2012
Sorry, folks. Our fair Diane Clehane is taking the day off, but Lunch will be back next week. (Hmm, wonder who got her usual perch at Michael's?) In the meantime, check out some of her recent celebrity spottings and interviews: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Taking a Lunch Break - Posted June 20, 2012
Sorry, folks. Our fair Diane Clehane is taking the day off, but Lunch will be back next week. (Hmm, wonder who got her usual perch at Michael's?) In the meantime, check out some of her recent celebrity spottings and interviews: ... [FishbowlNY]

Mike Tyson Stopped By the 'Today' Show and, As Expected, It Was Kind of Crazy - Posted June 19, 2012
It was only yesterday that boxing's former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson and the filmmaker Spike Lee were announcing the one-man show "Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth." Just like that, they managed to snag an "exclusive" spot with ... [PRNewser]

Spike Lee, Jon Meacham and a Real Housewife of New York City - Posted May 9, 2012
It's been a big week for movie moguls at Michael's. Harvey Weinstein was here on Monday, and Spike Lee showed up for the second time in a six days. Who needs Hollywood? Besides the slew of 'producers' cooking up their next big deal over... [FishbowlLA]

Spike Lee, Jon Meacham and a Real Housewife of New York City - Posted May 9, 2012
It's been a big week for movie moguls at Michael's. Harvey Weinstein was here on Monday, and Spike Lee showed up for the second time in a six days. Who needs Hollywood? Besides the slew of 'producers' cooking up their next big deal over... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Spike Lee, Jon Meacham and a Real Housewife of New York City - Posted May 9, 2012
It's been a big week for movie moguls at Michael's. Harvey Weinstein was here on Monday, and Spike Lee showed up for the second time in a six days. Who needs Hollywood? Besides the slew of 'producers' cooking up their next big deal over... [FishbowlNY]

Spike Lee Disseminates the Wrong Thing - Posted March 28, 2012
Washington Times reporter Kerry Picket and staff at The Smoking Gun spent part of yesterday exposing the very objectionable actions of LA resident Marcus Davonne Higgins. Since the middle of last week, Higgins - who on Twitter goes by the handle of @MACCAPONE - has been tweeting out to celebrities a... [FishbowlLA]

Wolf Shakes his Groove Thing at BET Party - Posted January 18, 2012
According to Page Six: CNN's Wolf Blitzer busted his best moves on the dance floor at the BET Honors after-party in Washington, DC, on Saturday. The Wolfman was spotted dancing with wife Lynn Greenfield ... [TVNewser]

Jumping The Broom Production VP Brings Spirituality to Hollywood - Posted May 23, 2011
As VP of production for Columbia/Sony Pictures, Devon Franklin is the man responsible for the blockbusters The Pursuit of Happyness, Hancock, and The Karate Kid remake. His latest film Jumping The Broom blends romantic comedy with spirituality, a theme Franklin says resonates now more than ever with moviegoers. "I do think... [FishbowlLA]

Sports Stunts Mix Viral Video With Advertising - Posted April 13, 2011
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Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted April 5, 2011
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David Lynch to Direct Webcast of LA Duran Duran Concert - Posted March 17, 2011
This could be interesting. Pitchfork says that David Lynch of Mulholland Drive fame ... [FishbowlLA]

Blake Griffin Pays Homage To Mars Blackmon - Posted March 9, 2011
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MSNBC's Ed Schultz gets his own Spike Lee promos - Posted March 9, 2011
Remember last summer when Ed Schultz yelled in the middle of the MSNBC newsroom, "I'm going to torch this [bleep]ing place" for not being included in elect... [TVNewser]

Memphis Reporter Bemoans Absence of Definitive MLK Biopic - Posted January 14, 2011
In journalism class, the topic of how to write a great "lede" is endlessly discussed, analyzed and rehearsed. Today, Memphis Commercial Appeal reporter ... [FishbowlLA]

ESPN Set To Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Posted January 7, 2011
As part of the 25th anniversary of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, ESPN will celebrate with a multiplatform weeklong initiative called the "Content of Character," starting on Jan. 11. The initiative will be highlighte... [SportsNewser]

Charles Barkley Inspires a Nation to Bust a Move - Posted January 5, 2011
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Phil Griffin: 'Lean Forward' Campaign 'Is Going to Define Us As MSNBC' - Posted October 10, 2010
What exactly does it mean to "lean forward?" As MSNBC rolls out its new branding campaign, regular cable news viewers may be asking that very question. When concveiving the tagline however, MSNBC executives decided to ask themselves a different question: what is MSNBC? "We talked about all the attributes that make MSNBC... [TVNewser]

Mono and Spike Lee Insist MSNBC Viewers 'Lean Forward' - Posted October 6, 2010
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MSNBC's New Tagline Speaks to the Brand - Posted October 5, 2010
MSNBC is publicly announced its new tagline today: "Lean Forward." According to The New York Times, the new slogan "embraces its progressive political identity," juxtaposing the number two cable news chan... [PRNewser]

Spike Lee Directs Spots for MSNBC's 'Lean Forward' Campaign - Posted October 5, 2010
Spike Lee directs MSNBC's new marketing campaign, branded: "Lean Forward." The advertising campaign officially launches Monday and will be seen on MSNBC cable, msnbc.com and other NBCU platforms. So what does it mean to "Lean Forward?" "In its simplest form, it's a tagline," said MSNBC ... [TVNewser]

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]

Brooklyn BlogFest Brings Up Issues of Blogger Disclosure - Posted June 14, 2010
Absolut Vodka is facing scrutiny after it sponsored local blogger event Brooklyn Blogfest, which some attendees felt was overbearing. For example, host Spike Lee said at the ev... [PRNewser]

Porter Novelli Hires Four SVPs - Posted January 11, 2010
Porter Novelli, the big Omnicom shop (NYSE: OMC), announced the addition of four Senior Vice Presidents this week, three of whom will be based in Atlanta: Jodi Fleisig, SVP of media strategy & relations in Atlanta. Fleisig was a journalist prior to j... [PRNewser]

CBS Pays Tribute To Walter Cronkite - Posted July 19, 2009
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'That's the Way it Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite' to Air Sunday on CBS - Posted July 17, 2009
CBS will preempt 60 Minutes this Sunday for a special on the life of Walter Cronkite, who died earlier this evening in New York. Some of the biggest names in politics, news and entertainment - including Pres. Barack Obama, CBS News colleagues Mike Wallace... [TVNewser]

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

Reed Martin Wanted To Tell His Story His Way - Posted October 31, 2008
New York University adjunct associate professor Reed Martin wanted to clarify the aim and the scope of his new book, "The Reel Truth," which FBLA wrote about last week. To be honest, we gave an honest interpretation. As marketing books are extremely difficult to market and having contributed to several marketing... [FishbowlLA]

Dance Party at CNN Grill - Posted August 28, 2008
The CNN grill has been a hotbed of activity during the Democratic National Convention. Jamie Foxx and Ashley Judd caused a stir when they stopped by last night, and ... [TVNewser]

Video: Spike Lee: 'I'm No Steven Spielberg' - Posted May 14, 2007
Last month at Cannes, Spike Lee announced he will be one of the first filmmakers to contribute to ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Video: Spike Lee: 'I'm No Steven Spielberg' - Posted May 14, 2007
Last month at Cannes, Spike Lee announced he will be one of the first filmmakers to contribute to ... [FishbowlNY]

Imus Calls Rutgers' Women's Basketball Team 'Nappy-Headed 'Hos' | MSNBC Distances Itself - Posted April 6, 2007
On yesterday's Imus in the Morning radio program (simulcast on MSNBC) Imus referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed 'hos" after the show's producer, B... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Imus Calls Rutgers' Women's Basketball Team 'Nappy-Headed 'Hos' | MSNBC Distances Itself - Posted April 6, 2007
On yesterday's Imus in the Morning radio program (simulcast on MSNBC) Imus referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed 'hos" after the show's producer, B... [FishbowlNY]

Obama Brings Bling | Ed Bradley's Posthumous Peabody | Us Weekly, Star Snub Brangelina | Larry King Wants 10 More Years - Posted April 5, 2007
Obama: Raises $23 million for primary, puts heat on Hillary. [ABCNews.com] Ed Bradley: Wins posthumous Peabody Award. [... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Obama Brings Bling | Ed Bradley's Posthumous Peabody | Us Weekly, Star Snub Brangelina | Larry King Wants 10 More Years - Posted April 5, 2007
Obama: Raises $23 million for primary, puts heat on Hillary. [ABCNews.com] Ed Bradley: Wins posthumous Peabody Award. [... [FishbowlNY]

Spike, HBO To Talk Levees Sequel - Posted April 5, 2007
Filmmaker and iconic Knicks fan Spike Lee wants to do a sequel of his award-winning Katrina documentary, When The Levees Broke, which would focus on the Gulf Coast region outside of New Orleans. "Next month, we're going back to HBO and discuss how we can continue this," Lee ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Spike, HBO To Talk Levees Sequel - Posted April 5, 2007
Filmmaker and iconic Knicks fan Spike Lee wants to do a sequel of his award-winning Katrina documentary, When The Levees Broke, which would focus on the Gulf Coast region outside of New Orleans. "Next month, we're going back to HBO and discuss how we can continue this," Lee ... [FishbowlNY]

Taking Out The Trash, 02.21.07 - Posted February 21, 2007
With almost 60%, The Beatles are your fav, but one reader calls the Waaa-mbulance on what they consider to be our lack of music credibility: "Did you really do a poll on who's better Beatles, Stones and LZ? Love the latter two, but not even in the same league as a... [FishbowlDC]

In The Trades - Posted January 31, 2007
Variety Scott Rudin has offered one of his former development guys, Craig Perry, a first-look deal, thus gaining an opportunity to "generate mainstream comedies and family films." Perry produced the American Pie and ... [FishbowlLA]

Separated At Birth: Armstrong Williams - Posted January 10, 2007
Armstrong Williams is this week's Separated at Birth. According to MyHeritage.com's nifty face recognition database: Williams... (AP Photo) ...looks like, Spike Lee? Harry Truman? ... [FishbowlDC]

James Brown To Lie In 'Soul State' At The Apollo Tomorrow | Spike Lee To Direct Biopic - Posted December 27, 2006
Arguably his best albums were recorded there, and tomorrow James Brown's body will rest in "soul state" on the stage of the Apollo Theater (253 We... [morningmedianewsfeed]

James Brown To Lie In 'Soul State' At The Apollo Tomorrow | Spike Lee To Direct Biopic - Posted December 27, 2006
Arguably his best albums were recorded there, and tomorrow James Brown's body will rest in "soul state" on the stage of the Apollo Theater (253 We... [FishbowlNY]

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