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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... »

End of Week Production Notes 4/23/21: Nomadland Sweeps Indie Spirits, Oscar’s Union Station Designs and More News

April 23, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 4/23/21: <em>Nomadland</em> Sweeps Indie Spirits, Oscar’s Union Station Designs and More News

It’s here, the biggest weekend of the whole year for the movie business. Finally, this Sunday, we finally get the 93rd Annual Academy Awards aka the Oscars! But first, the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards took place a couple of days early (in relative terms) this year, as they were handed out in a... »

End of Week Production Notes 4/16/21: Another Major Awards Weekend, Nicole Kidman as Lucy, and More News

April 16, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 4/16/21: Another Major Awards Weekend, Nicole Kidman as Lucy, and More News

Welcome to the weekend! And what a weekend it’s gonna be if you’re a member of one of the guilds or societies holding their annual awards ceremonies over the next few days. Friday night sees the Annie Awards for animation, and the Motion Picture Sound Editors‘ 68th Golden Reel Awards. Saturday sees the editors handing out... »

End of Week Production Notes 4/9/21: The Academy Closes Downtown L.A., FilmLA Increases Fees and More News

April 9, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 4/9/21: The Academy Closes Downtown L.A., FilmLA Increases Fees and More News

Welcome back to the End of Week Production Notes, looking back at the relevant production and industry news from the week. Before we get to that news, a little bit of a Below the Line exclusive as we spoke with some of the VFX people behind the blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong this past week — those interviews... »

End of Week Production Notes 3/26/21: Another Look at Kristen Stewart as Princess Di, Disney Release Shake-Up and More News

March 26, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 3/26/21: Another Look at Kristen Stewart as Princess Di, Disney Release Shake-Up and More News

Oddly, there hasn’t been a ton of industry or production news this week, maybe because a lot of the below-the-line related news involves the upcoming awards ceremonies for guilds and societies, as well as the Oscars. Pablo (Jackie) Larraín‘s Princess Diana movie Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart, has moved production to the UK for its final stretch... »

End of Week Production Notes 3/12/21: Guild Nominee Wrap-Up, M:I-7 Casts Up and More News

March 12, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 3/12/21: Guild Nominee Wrap-Up, <em>M:I-7</em> Casts Up and More News

Welcome back to your friendly reminder that today is Friday, which means many of us will get a couple days off after a week of hard work. This past week (and last) was all about awards nominations from all the various guilds and societies. If you missed any of them, you can see the full... »

End of Week Production Notes 3/5/21: Oscar Noms Open, California Tax Credits Announced and More News

March 5, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 3/5/21: Oscar Noms Open, California Tax Credits Announced and More News

It’s been a busy week with a ton of awards nominations, and it’s looking to be a busier than usual weekend at the movies, as theaters in New York City reopen for the first time in nearly a year with a number of new offerings like Walt Disney Studios‘ animated Raya and the Last Dragon, Lionsgate‘s Chaos Walking, Focus Features‘ Boogie... »