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ICG Publicists Guild Announces Awards Nominations

January 2022
ICG Publicists Guild Announces Awards Nominations

The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) has announced the motion picture nominees for its 59th annual ICG Publicists Awards, which have long been a favorite of this reporter each awards season. Disney’s Kira Feola and Paramount’s David Waldman will compete for the Les Mason Award for Achievement in Publicity along with unit publicists Jackie... »

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Posted in Awards, Camera, Crafts, Featured, News, Nominations |

Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Unveils Awards Nominations

January 2022
Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Unveils Awards Nominations

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild has unveiled the nominees for its 9th annual awards show, which is slated to take place in person on Feb. 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Coming 2 America, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, House of Gucci and The Suicide Squad led the feature nominations with three nods apiece, while Cruella,... »

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La La Land Composer Justin Hurwitz Sues WME for Breach of Contract and Fraud

January 2022
<i>La La Land</i> Composer Justin Hurwitz Sues WME for Breach of Contract and Fraud

At night, Los Angeles may very well be the City of Stars, but come sunrise, it turns into the City of Lawsuits, and another juicy one was just filed by La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz against his former talent agency WME and its production arm Endeavor Content. At the crux of the suit is... »

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Posted in Composers, Featured, Music, News |

Glenn Berger, ICG’s Longtime National Controller, Dead at 64

January 2022
Glenn Berger, ICG’s Longtime National Controller, Dead at 64

Glenn Berger, who served as the longtime national controller for the International Cinematographers Guild, died on Monday at the age of 64. Berger died while at work at the ICG’s headquarters in Los Angeles and in a cruel twist of fate, he was just four days away from retirement. “Our hearts are broken as we... »

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Posted in Camera, Community, Crafts, Featured, News, Obituaries |

Teamsters Local 399, Basic Crafts Unions Set to Resume Talks With AMPTP

January 2022
Teamsters Local 399, Basic Crafts Unions Set to Resume Talks With AMPTP

Hollywood’s Teamsters Local 399 and the Basic Crafts unions will return to the bargaining table with the AMPTP on Jan. 19 following a month-long pause in negotiations for a new film and TV contract due to the holiday break. The two sides opened talks back on Dec. 6 but recessed 10 days later with the... »

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Posted in Community, Crafts, Events, Featured, News |

Golden Globes: Will Studios Use Power of the Dog, West Side Story Wins to Chase Oscars?

January 2022
Golden Globes: Will Studios Use <i>Power of the Dog</i>, <i>West Side Story</i> Wins to Chase Oscars?

Believe it or not, the Golden Globe Awards were held on Sunday night, though it was less an awards show than a long press conference with terrible social media. As we all know by now, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been under fire this past year for a variety of reasons, its poor track... »

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Posted in Awards, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, News, Nominations, Television |

Tyler Perry Delays Start of Production on BET+ Series Following Omicron Surge

January 2022
Tyler Perry Delays Start of Production on BET+ Series Following Omicron Surge

Tyler Perry Studios has delayed the start of production on one of its television shows after several COVID-19 tests from cast and crew recently came back positive, Below the Line has learned. TPS tested all cast and crew during pre-production for Season 2 of the BET+ series All the Queen’s Men, and the alarming results (rumored to be... »

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ATL Newsflash: Jeff’s Top 10 Movies and Top 25 TV Shows of 2021

January 2022
ATL Newsflash: Jeff’s Top 10 Movies and Top 25 TV Shows of 2021

Happy New Year, everyone! And welcome back to this week’s special edition of Above the Line Newsflash. It’s special for several reasons. Not only is it my first column of the year, but it’s also my first as the new Editor of Below the Line. As such, I felt it only fair that I... »

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Star Trek: Picard Shuts Down Production Due to Massive COVID-19 Outbreak

January 2022
<i>Star Trek: Picard</i> Shuts Down Production Due to Massive COVID-19 Outbreak

Paramount+ has been forced to shut down production on its popular series Star Trek: Picard due to a “sizable” COVID-19 outbreak. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Patrick Stewart-led series has one of television’s biggest crews, and more than 50 members of the show’s 450+ staffers tested positive on Monday, which was the first... »

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Euphoria Season 2 Cast Adds Sopranos Actress Kathrine Narducci

January 2022
<i>Euphoria</i> Season 2 Cast Adds <i>Sopranos</i> Actress Kathrine Narducci

The Sopranos actress Kathrine Narducci has joined the cast of the acclaimed HBO series Euphoria, Below the Line has learned. The Zendaya-led series returns on Jan. 9 and co-stars Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi, Sydney Sweeney and Storm Reid. Season 1 ended way back on Aug. 4, 2019, and production on Season 2 was long-delayed due... »

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