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End of Week Production Notes 7/30/21: ScarJo Sues Disney, A New Waterworld Streaming Series, and More News

July 30, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 7/30/21: ScarJo Sues Disney, A New Waterworld Streaming Series, and More News

The biggest news that’s been shaking up the industry over the past 24 hours is that Scarlett Johansson is suing Walt Disney Studios over its decision to release Black Widow concurrently on Disney+ with Premier Access (for $29.99) on the same day as its theatrical release, back on July 9.  This decision was announced months prior, but Disney decided to... »

End of Week Production Notes 7/23/21: Sean Penn Demands Vaccines, Newsom Signs New CA Tax Credit, and More News

July 23, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 7/23/21: Sean Penn Demands Vaccines, Newsom Signs New CA Tax Credit, and More News

We made it through another week. Well, most of us have anyway. We start this week’s Production Notes the same way we’ve been starting far too many news columns recently, with reports of another production being shut down due to COVID-19. This time, it’s the Sky/AMC series Gangs of London, which became the fourth or fifth... »

End of Week Production Notes 7/9/21: Robert Downey Senior Dies, Zack Snyder Announces Next Netflix Movie, and More News

July 9, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 7/9/21: Robert Downey Senior Dies, Zack Snyder Announces Next Netflix Movie, and More News

Hold onto your butts! This week’s Friday news wrap-up is going to be a little crazy, because we’re dealing with a week where the Cannes Film Festival is in full gear, and the movie and TV biz is trying to make up for the shorter week due to the 4th of July. We start with the... »

End of Week Production Notes 7/2/21: Longer Indiana Jones Delays (or Not), Disney Insurance Lawsuit,and More News

July 2, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 7/2/21: Longer <em>Indiana Jones</em> Delays (or Not), Disney Insurance Lawsuit,and More News

What? It’s Friday again?! Where did the week go? And what are going to do with that extra day off on Monday to fully celebrate the 4th of July (which is actually on Sunday)? We’ll do our best to keep ourselves busy, but we’ll be moving the “Over the Weekend” to Tuesday, July 6,... »

End of Week Production Notes 6/25/21: Harrison Ford Injured, Governors Award Recipients Announced, and More News

June 25, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 6/25/21: Harrison Ford Injured, Governors Award Recipients Announced, and More News

We’ve gotten through another week, and while we have quiet a bit of news to share, we also have a TON of trailers which have launched in the last couple days. But first, the news broke as our “Hump Day Update” went to “press” on Wednesday that actor Harrison Ford was injured on the set... »

End of Week Production Notes 6/18/21: Tyler Perry Studios Expands, Blacula Screams Again, and More News

June 18, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 6/18/21: Tyler Perry Studios Expands, <em>Blacula</em> Screams Again, and More News

It’s Friday again, and some may even be getting today off due to the just-announced Juneteenth national holiday taking place tomorrow. (Presumably, the Emancipation/Freedom Day holiday to celebrate the end of slavery will be moved to the Monday following the June 19 commemorative date in future years.) Last year, Atlanta’s Trilith Studios, the former Pinewood... »

End of Week Production Notes 6/11/21: Pattinson Rumored to be Back in Vampire Mode and More News

June 11, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 6/11/21: Pattinson Rumored to be Back in Vampire Mode and More News

Thank God It’s Friday! Before we all get to our summer weekend fun, let’s look at some news from earlier in the week… Actor Robert Pattinson‘s first acclaim to fame came from playing glittery vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies, and next year, he’ll be making his debut as DC Comics’ The Batman. With that in mind, it almost... »

End of Week Production Notes 6/4/21: Cruella Costume Kerfuffle, Mission: Impossible 7 Shuts Down… Again, and More News

June 4, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 6/4/21: <em>Cruella</em> Costume Kerfuffle, <em>Mission: Impossible 7</em> Shuts Down… Again, and More News

It’s Friday, and as usual, we have a ton of industry news from the past week… We begin with a rather disconcerting story from Variety about Cruella’s two-time Oscar-winning Costume Designer Jenny Beavan. It’s impossible for anyone who has seen Cruella to not notice, comment, praise or outright gush about Ms. Beavan’s amazing work in the film with so many beautiful... »

End of Week Production Notes: HFPA Hires Diversity Consultant, Wes Anderson’s French Dispatch Gets Date, and More News

May 28, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes: HFPA Hires Diversity Consultant, Wes Anderson’s <em>French Dispatch</em> Gets Date, and More News

It’s Friday… finally! And we get a longer weekend where there’s actually some cool movies in theaters again, particularly John Krasinski‘s long-awaited horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II, but also Emma Stone and Emma Thompson in Disney’s Cruella. If you get the long Memorial Day weekend off from production, it would be a great time to catch up on... »

End of Week Production Notes 5/21/21: CBS Sets Up “FBI Night,” New Vampire Academy Series, and More News

May 21, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 5/21/21: CBS Sets Up “FBI Night,” New <em>Vampire Academy</em> Series, and More News

Because it’s Friday, there are no new production announcements, which usually pour in on Mondays and Tuesdays, but we do have some series and casting announcements from the past couple days… As mentioned previously, this week has been all about the television upfronts. Although we already shared some CBS show renewals and cancellations, the... »