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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... »

End of Week Production Notes 5/14/21: De Niro Injured in Oklahoma, Maher Tests Positive, Ellen Over, and More News

May 14, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 5/14/21: De Niro Injured in Oklahoma, Maher Tests Positive, <em>Ellen</em> Over, and More News

Yesterday evening, the news broke that actor Robert De Niro had been injured while in Oklahoma to film the latest Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon. The severity of De Niro’s leg injury isn’t known, but the injury didn’t happen on set or during production, and the production schedule will not be affected by his... »

End of Week Production Notes 5/7/21: Broadway is Back, HFPA Agrees on Changes, A New Red Sonja, and More News

May 7, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 5/7/21: Broadway is Back, HFPA Agrees on Changes, A New <em>Red Sonja</em>, and More News

Production has begun to boom again both nationwide and overseas, and because of that, actors are starting to line up their next projects and various shows are starting to cast up, which means there’s been more news than there has been in previous months. But first, we’ll start with something a bit off our normal beat... »

End of Week Production Notes 4/30/21: Another Round Remake (Already?!), House of the Dragon Takes Flight, and More News

April 30, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 4/30/21: <em>Another Round</em> Remake (Already?!), <em>House of the Dragon</em> Takes Flight, and More News

This year’s Academy Awards were barely over when it was announced that a remake of the International Film Oscar winner Another Round from Thomas Vinterberg is in the works after none other than Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio and his production company, Appian Way, picked up the rights to the Scandinavian comedy with Makeready and Endeavor Content. Presumably, Dicaprio is interested in playing an American version of... »