Monday, July 30, 2018

July 2018's TV and Emmy billboards standing out in L.A.'s summer skies...

This summer aside from all the blockbuster movie, new music, fashion, drinks and lifestyle billboards filling L.A.'s skyline these was an abundance of TV ads too. With the Emmy nominations announced mid-month, not only were there still some consideration billboards handing around but towards the end of July saw the nominees popping up in the streets and skies of America's entertainment capital.

TV billboards
Giant Goliath season 2 billboard
First up after a soft launch of his second season on Amazon Prime due to all the outdoor Emmy campaigning, Billy Bob Thornton was getting some giant-sized support along the Sunset Strip for the sophomore season of his legal drama, Goliath.
Planet or Plastic National Geographic billboard
Meanwhile with plastic pollution becoming a real threat to our oceans and the planet's very survival, the National Geographic channel was giving the issue some super-sized exposure at L.A.'s Fox Studios this month.
Giant Making It series premiere billboard
NBC was also making a giant statement to support its crafty new competition series, Making It hosted by Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler, this month.
Liza On Demand YouTube billboard
YouTube Originals was also providing some massive outdoor exposure for its new comedy with Liza Koshy, Liza on Demand.
Snowfall season 2 cut-out billboard
FX was filling the city skyline with vibrant billboards for the sophomore season of crack cocaine drama, Snowfall.
Better Call Saul season 4 billboard
And Better Call Saul was unmasking its new billboards in the skies for the fourth season of the Breaking Bad spin-off prequel.
Who is America series premiere billboard
Speaking of revealing someone's true nature and Sacha Baron Cohen was back pranking U.S. politicians and officials, revealing the dark underbelly of the land of the free, in Who Is America?
Anne with an E season 2 billboard
Over on Netflix, Anne with and E was back for a second season of uplifting drama in Green Gables.
Orange is the New Black season 6 billboard
It's women's prison drama, Orange is the New Black, also returned to the skies for its sixth season, with the ladies headed to supertax after last season's riot.
Staircase Did he do it billboard
While the true crime documentary series, The Staircase, explores the case of novelist Michael Peterson who was convicted of murdering his wife in December 2001 by pushing her down the stairs. In 2004 Jean-Xavier Lestrade debuted an eight episode series chronicling the accused, the victim, his family and his defense team, and now he has added three new episodes courtesy of Netflix which document Peterson's last trial.
Comedians in Cars getting Coffee Netflix billboard
On a lighter note, comic Jerry Seinfeld moved the tenth season of his fifteen minute ride-along conversations with Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to the streaming giant this month.
Sugar Rush series premiere billboard
And Netflix also debuted its new baking competition series, Sugar Rush, where contestants compete in rounds of cupcakes, confections and cakes against the clock.
Disenchantment series premiere billboard
Soon Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, will be bringing a new cartoon series to Netflix, Disenchantment, a medieval comedy of misadventures.
Sinner season 2 billboard
This month The Sinner was back in the skies for a second season with an all new storyline about a young kid who murdered his parents.
Get Shorty season 2 billboard
Plus Epix were plugging the sophomore season of their Get Shorty television reimagining starring Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano.
In Search Of series premiere billboard
Meanwhile Zachary Quinto was boldly going In Search Of weird phenomena from around the globe in the rebooted History series.
30th Shark Week billboard
And Shark Week was celebrating thirty years of week-long programming about the aquatic predators.
Carbonaro Effect season 4 billboard
Michael Carbonaro was back for a twisty fourth season of hidden camera pranks and practical jokes in The Carbonaro Effect.
Bobcat Goldthwaits Misfits Monsters billboard
And also on TruTV, Bobcat Goldthwait's new comedy horror anthology series was telling tales of Misfits & Monsters.
History of Comedy season 2 billboard
CNN continued to explore the History of Comedy this month with the second season of the docu-series, ranging from legends like Groucho Marx to superstar newcomers like Amy Schumer.
Comedy Line-Up Netflix billboard
And fans of stand-up comedy could also enjoy a new Netflix series, The Comedy Lineup, which showcases new comic talent in fifteen minute sets.
Jim Gaffigan Noble Ape comedy special billboard
Comedian Jim Gaffigan was back in the skies for his new stand-up special, Noble Ape.
Mostly 4 Millennials series premiere billboard
Plus Adult Swim had some new comedy from Derrick Beckles that was Mostly 4 Millennials.
Roast of Bruce Willis billboard
Plus celebrating thirty years since Die Hard, Bruce Willis was back in the spotlight (and air vent) being roasted by his friends, celebrities and family on Comedy Central.

Emmy consideration and nomination billboards
Rundown Robin Thede 2018 Emmy FYC billboard
In the world of TV industry awards, I spotted this giant Emmy consideration billboard for The Rundown with Robin Thede after the nominees had been announced on July 12, 2018.
Superstore 2018 Emmy FYC billboard
I also spied this colourful billboard for the third season of Superstore, part of NBC's cohesive Emmy Consider ad campaign for its shows.
Kyra Sedgwick Story of a Girl Emmy FYC billboard
Plus this Emmy consideration billboard for Kyra Sedgwick and her directing of the Lifetime telemovie, Story of a Girl.
Marvelous Mrs Maisel Emmy nominated billboard
Then when the nominees were announced the new wave of billboards started to pop up, including for Amazon Prime's period comedy about a female stand-up comic, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

I love the show, but the studio really did spend big on their Emmy consideration billboards, so it's no wonder they scored fourteen nominations for the cast and series as a whole.
Atlanta season 2 Emmy nominations billboard
FX's cable shows also garnered many nominations this year, like for the sophomore season of Donald Glover's hip hop music scene comedy, Atlanta, with sixteen nominations.
Assassination Versace 18 Emmy noms billboard
The second season of American Crime Story, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, also received a whopping eighteen nominations and started supporting the nominees in the skies at the end of July.
Americans final season Emmy nominations billboard
I was thrilled that 1980s Russian sleeper spy drama, The Americans, received nominations for its lead stars, Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, especially as it was its sixth and final season.
Born This Way 2018 Emmy nominee billboard
Plus A&E's Emmy-winning Down Syndrome reality series, Born This Way, was nominated for a further four Emmys this year for its third season.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2018 Emmy nominations billboard
And this billboard for the fourth season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the first Netflix Emmy nomination billboard I've yet to spy (although it only reviewed two nods, not four), but I'm sure many more ads of support will follow for the streaming giant who beat HBO and everyone else this year with 112 nominations.

As you can see it's been a busy July for television once again. Make sure you check out last summer's TV billboards and come back at the end of next month for even more outdoor roundups of all the billboards gracing Hollywoodland's sprawling skies...

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Summer film and music billboards entertaining L.A.'s skyline in July 2018...

This summer temperatures soaring a visit to an air conditioned cinema sounds like a great idea and the city skies have certainly been filled with lots of movies to entertain you and music to chill out with. Here's a cool collection of film and music billboards standing out around L.A. this July 2018.

Movie billboards
meg movie billboard
First up is this tongue-in-cheek ad creative for the shark movie of the summer, The Meg, with a jurassic megalodon terrorising cinemas this August. Opening wide, indeed.

If you like this great imagery, make sure you also check out these other fun eye-catching billboards for The Meg.
How It Ends film billboard
Streaming giant Netflix continues to offer original films to watch in the comfort of your own home and its latest movie is the apocalyptic How It All Ends, starring Theo James and Forest Whitaker.
Mission Impossible Fallout movie billboard
And from gas masks to Halo jumping helmets, Tom Cruise is back in action in the latest Mission: Impossible movie, Fallout, the sixth secret agent installment in the film franchise.
Giant Skyscraper movie billboard
Meanwhile Dwayne Johnson was hoping to reach new heights with his disaster action movie Skyscraper, but sadly The Rock's over exposure of late and an unoriginal story didn't help this film at the box office this summer.
Darkest Minds movie billboard
Alexandra Bracken's young adult novel The Darkest Minds gets a super heroic adaptation this summer, with a pandemic wiping out the majority of kids under twenty but gifting the survivors with extraordinary powers.
Unfriended Dark Web movie billboard
If you're looking for a slice of horror this summer then the Unfriended sequel, Dark Web was hoping to provide the shaky cam scares.
Mile 22 movie billboard
And Mark Wahlberg sure does love playing with guns and he's back this August with his new movie, Mile 22, which sees an elite CIA task force having to escort a high-priority asset that distance pursued by terrorists.
Spy Who Dumped Me movie billboard
For those in need of a little spy comedy this summer, The Spy Who Dumped Me, with Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon, seems just the ticket.
Mamma Mia Here We Go Again movie billboard
And for more feel-good levity then I highly recommend Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, an ABBAtastic sequel totally cashing in on the money, money, money, but such fun you can forgive it. Plus Cher's in it, so enough said.
Giant Christopher Robin movie billboard
Fans of Winnie-the-Pooh can enjoy Christopher Robin this summer, which finds the grownup titular character (played by Ewan McGregor) revisited by his childhood toy pals from Hundred Acre Wood to help him reassess his life.
Dog Days movie billboard
And dog lovers will surely enjoy Dog Days, which spins an interconnected comic tale of canines and their owners lives in L.A. (how did Cooper and I miss our casting call?).
BlacKkKlansman movie billboard
For more dark comedy then BlacKkKlansman may be the movie for you, based on a real-life story of an African-American cop in Colorado infiltrating the local chapter of white supremacist society undercover.
Assassination Nation movie billboard
Meanwhile in the dark satire, Assassination Nation, a malicious data hack removes the privacy and exposes the secrets of the people of Salem and things turn violent and deadly.
Legacy of Whitetail Deer Hunter film billboard
Another new comedy from Netflix this month was The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter, where an accomplished hunter, his son and his trusted camera man reconnect over an epic weekend adventure.
Package film billboard
Meanwhile in The Package a group of teenage friends go on a camping trip and they party too hard in the woods, resulting in one guy losing his most prized possession.
Teen Titans Go to the Movies billboard
And in the world of animation, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies in this big screen version of the popular DC Comics cartoon series.
Love Means Zero documentary billboard
Meanwhile the sports documentary Love Means Zero explores the life of tennis coach Nick Bollettieri who has created a generation of tennis champions but at a personal cost.

Music billboards
Gorillaz Now Now Spotify billboard
In the world of music, Gorillaz were back with their new album The Now Now supported by streaming service Spotify.
Childish Gambino Summertime Spotify billboard
Plus after the success of his 'This Is America' track, Childish Ganbino is back with some 'Summertime Magic'.
Florence Machine High as Hope Spotify billboard
This month Spotify was also shining a spotlight on Florence + The Machine's newest album, High As Hope.
Years and Years Palo Santo Spotify billboard
Plus Years & Years new album, Palo Santo, was getting some outdoor support in the West Hollywood skyline.
88rising Head in clouds Spotify billboard
Spotify was also giving the rap collective 88rising some promotion for their new album, Head In The Clouds.
Internet Hive mind Spotify billboard
Plus The Internet group had this billboard above the Sunset Strip for their new album, Hive Mind.
Amy Schumer podcast no ones waiting for Spotify billboard
And even though Amy Schumer's new podcast, '3 Girls, 1 Keith', isn't music it's still available to stream on Spotify, so thought I'd include it here.
Artist on rise Ella Mai YouTube Music billboard
Meanwhile YouTube Music was advertising the charms of British rising artist Ella Mai, the first U.K. singer to top the U.S. R&B chart since 1992.
Bebe Rexha Expectations billboard
Also this month Bebe Rexha was getting some billboard support for her new album, Expectations.
Guns N Roses Appetite for Destruction billboard
Plus Guns N' Roses was releasing their remastered and expanded debut album, Appetite for Destruction, from 1987.
Wolves band Freaky billboard
In the skies of Hollywood the Wolves were getting 'Freaky' for their new single and this striking red billboard.
GFunk documentary billboard
This July YouTube was streaming this G-Funk documentary about the rise of gangsta-funk hip hop music in the 1990s.
Bobby Brown Story billboard
Coming soon The Bobby Brown Story will be a two-night event telling his side of the story about his career and life with Whitney Houston.
Mamma Mia Here We Go Again soundtrack billboard
And finally, if you want to be uplifted this summer, just pop on the Mamma Mia! sequel soundtrack to enjoy lots of ABBA songs sung with passion, but not exactly the best voices.

As you can see there's lots of tunes and popcorn movies to enjoy this summer, but make sure you also compare these outdoor ads to last year's film and music billboards.

Plus entertainment lovers should also stick around for all the TV billboards standing out in L.A.'s streets and skies this July...