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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... »

End of Week Production Notes 8/13/21: Jeopardy! Picks New Hosts, Colin Firth Struck by COVID, and More News

August 13, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 8/13/21: <em>Jeopardy!</em> Picks New Hosts, Colin Firth Struck by COVID, and More News

It’s Friday the 13th, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that today’s column filled with all bad news… at least, let’s hope not. Hopefully, you’ve read Neil Turitz‘s “The Accidental Turitz” column with his thoughts on the search for a new host for Jeopardy! after the tragic death last year of Alex Trebek. Little did we know when... »

End of Week Production Notes 8/6/21: Zoey’s Gets Holiday Movie, Massive South Park Deal, and More News

August 6, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 8/6/21: <em>Zoey’s</em> Gets Holiday Movie, Massive <em>South Park</em> Deal, and More News

Thanks God It’s Friday! This week has seemed longer than usual, but since there’s been so much bad news over the past few weeks, we wanted to start today’s news wrap-up with something more joyous, at least for fans of the recently-canceled NBC musical series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. It was canceled just a few weeks after its Season 2 finale, while... »

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... »