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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... »

End of Week Production Notes 2/26/21: Paramount+ Launch Announcement, Next Fincher Flick and More News

February 26, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 2/26/21: Paramount+ Launch Announcement, Next Fincher Flick and More News

There must have been something in the air this past week as almost every studio and streamer seemed to have news about new projects in development, actor and filmmaker attachments or just general announcements. Part of it might have been the European Film Market (EFM) taking place in (virtual) Berlin next week, but it... »

End of Week Production Notes 2/19/21: Change in MI:8 Plans, NCIS: New Orleans Ends, and More News

February 19, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 2/19/21: Change in MI:8 Plans, <em>NCIS: New Orleans</em> Ends, and More News

Another week has flown by as if it never happened — sadly, a lot of the country was covered in snow with no electricity this week, but at least we’ve landed a probe on Mars to see if maybe life would be warmer there. We’re heading into a weekend with the only wide release being Chloé... »

End of Week Production Notes 2/12/21: The Equalizer Paused, Sorkin Gets His Mertzes and More News

February 12, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 2/12/21: <em>The Equalizer</em> Paused, Sorkin Gets His Mertzes and More News

It’s Friday again, and it’s also President’s Day (AND Valentine’s Day) weekend, and that means it’s another installment of our End of Week Production Notes, and we go into this weekend with a ton of casting news. Before we get to that and other news… Over the next couple weeks, many of those reading this in various guilds,... »

End of Week Production Notes 2/5/21: Sundance Sales, Fantastic Beasts Pause, A New Franken-Vision, and More News

February 5, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 2/5/21: Sundance Sales, <em>Fantastic Beasts</em> Pause, A New Franken-Vision, and More News

This was a week for festivals and awards as the Sundance Film Festival wound down with some of the big jury and audience prizes going to Sian Heder‘s amazing dramedy Coda — short for “Child of Deaf Adult,” and Ahmir “QuestLove” Thompson‘s directorial debut, Summer of Love (… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), an amazing doc... »

End of Week Production Notes 1/29/21: SAG, PGA Lift Halt on Indie, Commercial Production, Two Acting Legends Die and More News

January 29, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 1/29/21: SAG, PGA Lift Halt on Indie, Commercial Production, Two Acting Legends Die and More News

Once again, we’ve gotten through another week. Under normal circumstances i.e. “the before times”, the entire entertainment industry would be in Park City, Utah to celebrate films and filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival, which Below the Line will be covering but more with plans on figuring out what movies are worth covering over the rest of... »