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End of Week Production Notes 1/8/21: Spike in L.A. Covid Cases Creates Dilemma for Production and More News

January 8, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 1/8/21: Spike in L.A. Covid Cases Creates Dilemma for Production and More News

Phew! It’s a good thing that the first week of 2021 was quiet with no major happenings, huh? We can only wish. While a lot was happening in Washington, DC and across the country this week, we instead want to focus on a situation that hits far closer to home, and that’s the situation with... »

End of Week Production Notes 12/18: Tom Cruise’s COVID Rant, Netflix Series Hit by Covid and More News

December 18, 2020 | By
End of Week Production Notes 12/18: Tom Cruise’s COVID Rant, Netflix Series Hit by Covid and More News

We’re just one week away from Christmas Day  —  this Friday column will be taking a few weeks off,  in case it wasn’t obvious — but it was still a crazy week in the world of television and film production. Anyone who has been reading this column or our “Back to Work” pieces over... »

End of Week Production Notes 12/11/20: Walt Disney Announces Upcoming Plans, HBO Max Backlash and More News

December 11, 2020 | By
End of Week Production Notes 12/11/20: Walt Disney Announces Upcoming Plans, HBO Max Backlash and More News

It’s been a pretty crazy week that began with almost unanimous backlash to last week’s decision by Warner Media to put its 2021 releases day-and-date onto its streamer HBO Max at the same time they open in theaters. We’ll get to that in a sec, because the biggest news that broke yesterday was about Walt Disney Pictures‘ “2020 Investor... »

End of Week Production Notes 12/4/20: Warner Media Triples Down on HBO Max, Possible In-Person Oscars and More News

December 4, 2020 | By
End of Week Production Notes 12/4/20: Warner Media Triples Down on HBO Max, Possible In-Person Oscars and More News

It’s the first End of Week Production Notes for the last month of 2020, and it’s been quite a crazy week. The biggest news could have been that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences planned to hold the April 2021 Oscars ceremony in-person (more on that later), but then Warner Bros. decided to take... »

End of the Week Production Notes 11/20/20: Bold and Beautiful Covid Scare, Scream Wraps and More News

November 20, 2020 | By
End of the Week Production Notes 11/20/20: <em>Bold and Beautiful</em> Covid Scare, <em>Scream</em> Wraps and More News

Next week is Thanksgiving, so this will likely be the last End of Week Production Notes for November as Hollywood tends to shut down, although I’m guessing some productions will just keep going through the December holidays to make up for any lost time. This week’s COVID production issue comes from the world of daytime... »

End of the Week Production Notes 11/13/20: Reagan Production Resumes, Schwarzenegger Teams with Netflix and More News

November 13, 2020 | By
End of the Week Production Notes 11/13/20: <em>Reagan</em> Production Resumes, Schwarzenegger Teams with Netflix and More News

It’s been another week where production and project greenlights seem to be picking up even while the country otherwise seems to be shutting down with new restrictions and policies put in place as COVID-19 cases continue to increase.  As of now, there are only two major studio theatrical releases still on the schedule for 2020: Universal/DreamWorks... »

End of Week Production Notes 11/6/20: How Election Might Affect Georgia Production, Another COVID Shutdown and More

November 6, 2020 | By
End of Week Production Notes 11/6/20: How Election Might Affect Georgia Production, Another COVID Shutdown and More

While most of the country sits around, holding its breath for the results of the ongoing Presidential election, currently in it’s fourth day, the world of television and film production doesn’t have time to goof off, as everyone is trying to catch up due to the COVID pandemic or find new ways to work... »

End of Week Production Notes 10/30/20: Marvel’s Shang-Chi Wraps, Patrick Wilson Directs and More

October 30, 2020 | By
End of Week Production Notes 10/30/20: Marvel’s <em>Shang-Chi</em> Wraps, Patrick Wilson Directs and More

It’s Halloween weekend, and it’s been a relatively busy week in the world of television and film production, but that also means it’s the end of October, and there are only two months left to 2020 with no clear signs we may getting over the ongoing pandemic anytime soon. With that in mind, we’ll... »

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