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End of Week Production Notes 10/22/21: Gotham Nominations, WarnerMedia Wants More Dune & Sopranos, and More News

October 22, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 10/22/21: Gotham Nominations, WarnerMedia Wants More <em>Dune</em> & <em>Sopranos</em>, and More News

We’re still reeling from the tragic and unfortunate death of Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the independent Western, Rust, at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but we’re going to try to push on and share some industry news as usual. As we begin to go head deeper into awards... »

End of Week Production Notes 10/15/21: Netflix Unveils David Fincher Docu-Series, and More News

October 15, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 10/15/21: Netflix Unveils David Fincher Docu-Series, and More News

While we anxiously await the answer to whether 60,000 IATSE workers will be on strike starting Monday — did you have a chance to look over IATSE’s FAQ providing information and answering questions about said strike? — we have some other industry and production news to share for those interested in what else is going on... »

End of Week Production Notes 10/8/21: Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Getting Disney+ Spinoff, Bobby Flay Splits from Food Network, and More News

October 8, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 10/8/21: Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Getting Disney+ Spinoff, Bobby Flay Splits from Food Network, and More News

We’re still waiting for any sort of progress report from the IATSE–AMPTP negotiations for a new Basic Agreement after two days of resumed talks. Make sure to check out Mark Williams‘ “Strike Alert” column every Tuesday for the latest updates. Right now, a strike might be at least temporarily averted, but both groups are in a... »

End of Week Production Notes 10/1/21: Dems Back IATSE in Letter to AMPTP, Disney and Scarlett Make Peace, and More News

October 1, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 10/1/21: Dems Back IATSE in Letter to AMPTP, Disney and Scarlett Make Peace, and More News

Happy October and Happy IATSE Strike Authorization Vote Day! It’s a new month with some new news, although most of us will have to wait until Monday to learn the results for the above vote, which is likely to have results by Monday, or at least that’s the plan. IATSE enters its last round... »

End of Week Production Notes 9/24/21: Filmmakers Melvin Van Peebles and Roger Michell Die, SNL Announces Hosts, and More News

September 24, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 9/24/21: Filmmakers Melvin Van Peebles and Roger Michell Die, <em>SNL</em> Announces Hosts, and More News

As much of this week has been all about the negotiations between IATSE and AMPTP breaking down and the call for a strike authorization that will happen next week, the sad news came in over the week about two deaths from the world of film: an absolute cinematic icon and legend in Mr. Melvin Van Peebles, who... »

End of Week Production Notes 9/17/21: Ted Lasso Sweeps TCAs, Mackie Leads Twisted Metal Series, and More News

September 17, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 9/17/21: <em>Ted Lasso</em> Sweeps TCAs, Mackie Leads <em>Twisted Metal</em> Series, and More News

A (thankfully) quieter last couple days leads us into another weekend, the actual last weekend of summer since the fall starts next week. On top of that, the 72nd annual Emmys are coming up this Sunday, following the Creative Arts Emmys over three ceremonies last weekend, but in advance, the Television Critics Association handed out... »

End of Week Production Notes 9/10/21: Odenkick Back on Better Call Saul, Christopher Nolan’s New Project, and More News

September 10, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 9/10/21: Odenkick Back on <em>Better Call Saul</em>, Christopher Nolan’s New Project, and More News

It’s Friday again, and here’s some of the news that’s been circulating through the industry over the past couple days. We’re just going to wade into the massive amount of news with some GOOD news, because there’s been so much bad news over the past few weeks. Earlier this week, actor Bob Odenkirk returned to work on Better... »

End of Week Production Notes 9/3/21: Composer Theodorakis Dies, Paramount Shifts Fall Line-Up to 2022, and More News

September 3, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 9/3/21: Composer Theodorakis Dies, Paramount Shifts Fall Line-Up to 2022, and More News

It’s the end of another week and with Labor Day on Monday, it’s the ersatz end of summer, at least for the movie season, as Marvel Studios‘ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hopes to give the box office a much-needed boost. (It made $8.8 million in Thursday previews and is looking likely to... »

End of Week Production Notes 8/27/21: Letitia Wright Hospitalized after Stunt Rig “Incident,” Jenkins’ Lion King Gets First Cast, and More News

August 27, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 8/27/21: Letitia Wright Hospitalized after Stunt Rig “Incident,” Jenkins’ <em>Lion King</em> Gets First Cast, and More News

We’re coming up on another weekend, and it’s a weekend with only one new wide theatrical release in Nia DaCosta‘s horror sequel, Candyman, for Universal Pictures — you can read my review of that here. Over the past couple days, there hasn’t been a ton of news and nothing particularly ground-breaking other than a report that Black Panther: Wakanda... »

End of Week Production Notes 8/20/21: Richards Steps Down from Jeopardy!, Mackie Signs on For Captain America 4, Sonny Chiba Dies, and More News

August 20, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 8/20/21: Richards Steps Down from <em>Jeopardy!</em>, Mackie Signs on For <em>Captain America 4</em>, Sonny Chiba Dies, and More News

Looks like we’re going to be starting out today’s End of Week Production Notes with some late-breaking news as Jeopardy! Exec. Producer and recently-named new host for the game show, Mike Richards, is stepping down after a full week of disturbing revelations about offensive comments Richards made on his appropriately-named podcast, The Randumb Show, in 2013 and... »