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Over the Weekend 4/13/21: Weekend Awards Wrap-Up, Indy Meet Phoebe, and More News

April 12, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 4/13/21: Weekend Awards Wrap-Up, Indy Meet Phoebe, and More News

It was a big weekend for awards, the first of three such weekends leading up to the Oscars on Sunday, April 25. Three guilds, the Society of Camera Operators and the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) were announced over this past weekend with much recognition for Chloe Zhao‘s Nomadland, Pixar Animation‘s Soul, Emerald Fennell‘s... »

End of Week Production Notes 4/9/21: The Academy Closes Downtown L.A., FilmLA Increases Fees and More News

April 9, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 4/9/21: The Academy Closes Downtown L.A., FilmLA Increases Fees and More News

Welcome back to the End of Week Production Notes, looking back at the relevant production and industry news from the week. Before we get to that news, a little bit of a Below the Line exclusive as we spoke with some of the VFX people behind the blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong this past week — those interviews... »

Director Series: Neil Burger Tackles Coming of Age… In Spaaaace! for Voyagers

April 6, 2021 | By
Director Series: Neil Burger Tackles Coming of Age… In Spaaaace! for <em>Voyagers</em>

Director Neil Burger’s 30-year career has taken him through a fairly varied journey from his early days doing music videos to his first three very different feature films, all of which he wrote: Interview with the Assassin (2002), The Illusionist (2006) and The Lucky Ones (2008). From there, he had a sci-fi hit with... »

Over the Weekend 4/5/21: MLB Leaves Atlanta, Broadway Reopens, SAG Awards and More News

April 5, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 4/5/21: MLB Leaves Atlanta, Broadway Reopens, SAG Awards and More News

Happy Easter Monday, or for those who don’t get to take today off, welcome back to work. The backlash against Georgia’s new voting law that we reported on Friday continues to get more heated. Over the weekend, Major League Baseball decided to pull the annual All-Star Game and the draft from Atlanta due to the... »

Over the Weekend 3/29/21: NAACP Image Awards Handed Out, Godzilla vs. Kong Rules Overseas and More News

March 29, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 3/29/21: NAACP Image Awards Handed Out, <em>Godzilla vs. Kong</em> Rules Overseas and More News

It’s the last Monday of March, and we’re now fully into the Spring where more productions are gearing up, while a few have just wrapped. Scott Derickson‘s The Black Phone is one of the latter as Derickson and his co-writer C. Robert Cargill announced on Twitter over the weekend the finishing of filming in Wilmington, North Carolina:... »

End of Week Production Notes 3/26/21: Another Look at Kristen Stewart as Princess Di, Disney Release Shake-Up and More News

March 26, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 3/26/21: Another Look at Kristen Stewart as Princess Di, Disney Release Shake-Up and More News

Oddly, there hasn’t been a ton of industry or production news this week, maybe because a lot of the below-the-line related news involves the upcoming awards ceremonies for guilds and societies, as well as the Oscars. Pablo (Jackie) Larraín‘s Princess Diana movie Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart, has moved production to the UK for its final stretch... »

Over the Weekend 3/22/21: Conners Pays Tribute to Late Crew Member, WGA Awards and More News

March 22, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 3/22/21: <em>Conners</em> Pays Tribute to Late Crew Member, WGA Awards and More News

Happy Monday! As has been the case with the past few weeks, a busy End of Week Production Notes generally means that things will be a little slower on Monday. On Friday, we got word of the death of a crew member on the set of ABC‘s The Conners, and we now have more information after... »

Over the Weekend 3/14/21: The Batman Wraps, Scripter Awards and More Industry News

March 15, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 3/14/21: <em>The Batman</em> Wraps, Scripter Awards and More Industry News

Of course, the big news today is that it’s Oscar morning! This morning has already delivered the anticipated announcement of the 93rd Annual Academy Award nominations, which you can peruse right here. Otherwise, much of the celebrating over the weekend was within the music business with the Grammy Awards, which had been delayed from January. Bearing in mind that... »

End of Week Production Notes 3/12/21: Guild Nominee Wrap-Up, M:I-7 Casts Up and More News

March 12, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 3/12/21: Guild Nominee Wrap-Up, <em>M:I-7</em> Casts Up and More News

Welcome back to your friendly reminder that today is Friday, which means many of us will get a couple days off after a week of hard work. This past week (and last) was all about awards nominations from all the various guilds and societies. If you missed any of them, you can see the full... »

Over the Weekend 3/8/21: More Critics Awards, Malala Signs with Apple and More News

March 8, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 3/8/21: More Critics Awards, Malala Signs with Apple and More News

In case you missed it over the weekend, the sad news broke that Production Sound Editor Michael Wolf Snyder, who did sound on Chloé Zhao‘s Nomadland, died from suicide. This was a young guy, just 35 years old, and his career was definitely on the upswing going by his work with Zhao. It was a sad and bittersweet weekend... »