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Hump Day News Update 12/15/21: More Awards Nominations, Tom Hanks Returns to TV, and More News

December 15, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 12/15/21: More Awards Nominations, Tom Hanks Returns to TV, and More News

Happy Hump Day! The awards nominations just keep rolling in as Film Independent announced its nominations for what is lovingly referred to as the “Indie Spirits.” Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s The Lost Daughter (hitting theaters this Friday) and Mike Mills‘ C’mon, C’mon received the most nominations by being nominated for Best Feature, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, while Lauren Hadaway‘s The Novice (also in theaters this Friday... »

Hump Day News Update 12/8/21: Shang-Chi Gets Sequel, Bautista Teams with Shyamalan, and More News

December 8, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 12/8/21: <em>Shang-Chi</em> Gets Sequel, Bautista Teams with Shyamalan, and More News

Happy Hump Day! We were a little glum on Monday about the lack of news as the entire industry shifts into its annual holiday break, but today will mostly make up for it, as there’s been some decent news in the past couple days. First up, Walt Disney Pictures announced that a sequel to Marvel Studios‘ Shang-Chi and... »

Hump Day News Update 12/1/21: Lost Daughter Scores at Gothams, Nicolas Cage is Dracula, and More News

December 1, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 12/1/21: <em>Lost Daughter</em> Scores at Gothams, Nicolas Cage is Dracula, and More News

It’s December… and it’s Wednesday… so here’s the latest news. On Monday night, the 31st Annual Gotham Awards were handed out by the Gotham Film & Media Institute, and Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s The Lost Daughter scored big, winning Best Feature, Best Screenplay, and Gyllenhaal winning the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director award, it being her directorial debut. Also for The Lost Daughter, Olivia... »

Hump Day News Update 11/24/21: Spacey Loses Arbitration, Anderson Returns to Law and Order, and More News

November 24, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 11/24/21: Spacey Loses Arbitration, Anderson Returns to <em>Law and Order</em>, and More News

Part of me wanted to just go with “End of Week Production Notes” a couple days early, because most of us will be off for the next few days as we head into the official holiday season. Presumably, some productions may still be catching up due to COVID shutdowns and will continue to work... »

Hump Day News Update 11/17/21: Mel Gibson Might Direct Lethal Weapon 5, Party Down Revival, and More News

November 17, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 11/17/21: Mel Gibson Might Direct <em>Lethal Weapon 5</em>, <em>Party Down</em> Revival, and More News

Happy Hump Day! Over 60,000 IA members now have a new three-year contract, although some are happier about that than others.  Also, make sure to check out Neil Turitz’s “The Accidental Turitz” today, since he addresses some of the recent news about actors (and football players) rebelling against vaccine mandates on set (or on the... »

Hump Day News Update 11/10/21: Dean Stockwell Dies, Jackson Sells Weta Digital, Leo May Play Jim Jones, and More

November 10, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 11/10/21: Dean Stockwell Dies, Jackson Sells Weta Digital, Leo May Play Jim Jones, and More

It’s Wednesday, again, and that’s okay. We can get through this week, and in just two weeks, it’s Thanksgiving! Starting off with some sad news that stage, television and film actor Dean Stockwell has died at the age of 85. According to sources, Stockwell died peacefully at home on the morning of Nov. 7 from natural causes.... »

Hump Day News Update 11/3/21: Damon and Downey Sign onto Nolan’s Oppenheimer, Pratt Voicing Garfield, and Other News

November 3, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 11/3/21: Damon and Downey Sign onto Nolan’s Oppenheimer, Pratt Voicing Garfield, and Other News

Happy Hump Day! As the headline states, it was a big week for A-list stars to come out of their pandemic bubble to announce some upcoming plans. One of the hottest projects from the past few months has been Christopher Nolan‘s Oppenheimer biopic about the creator of the atom bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer, which was picked... »

Hump Day News Update 10/27/21: Dune Sequel’s A Go, Gosling’s Wolfman Gets Director, and More News

October 27, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 10/27/21: <em>Dune</em> Sequel’s A Go, Gosling’s <em>Wolfman</em> Gets Director, and More News

Happy Hump Day! Well… mostly happy anyway. We’re still mired in the aftermath of the tragic death of Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed on the set of the Western Rust, in an on-set accident involving Alec Baldwin and a misfired gun. The whole thing has started to get a little morbid with the amount of... »

Hump Day News Update 10/20/21: Dawn Hudson Exits Academy, Marvel Movie Moves, Castle Rock Returns, and More News

October 20, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 10/20/21: Dawn Hudson Exits Academy, Marvel Movie Moves, Castle Rock Returns, and More News

Happy Hump Day! Hopefully, you’ve already read Mark London Williams‘ Strike Alert column, because it’s some great reading while we wait until IATSE goes to its membership to vote on whether to ratify. Not everyone is convinced it’s the best contract, but according to a missive from ADG Local 800 to its members on Tuesday night (via Deadline), members will receive... »

Hump Day News Update 10/13/21: IATSE Strike Updates, Mark Harmon Leaves NCIS, and More News

October 13, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 10/13/21: IATSE Strike Updates, Mark Harmon Leaves NCIS, and More News

Before we get to today’s news, an update on the negotiations between IATSE and AMPTP, which seem to be going a little too slowly for some union members and leaders. And yet, as I was writing this column, IATSE President Matthew Loeb announced that if an agreement isn’t reached by Monday, October 18 by 12:01 AM Pacific... »