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Hump Day News Update 10/6/21: Will Packer to Produce Oscars, Russia Wins the Filmmaking Space Race, and More News

October 6, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 10/6/21: Will Packer to Produce Oscars, Russia Wins the Filmmaking Space Race, and More News

Happy Hump Day! While we’re all waiting to see if IATSE and the AMPTP can get a few issues resolved in their resumed negotiations this week, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) released a statement in support of IATSE — which I thought they had done weeks ago, but that was actually part of a joint guild statement, and the DGA needed... »

Hump Day News Update 9/29/21: SNL Gets New Cast & Director, Law and Order Returns, and More News

September 29, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 9/29/21: <em>SNL</em> Gets New Cast & Director, <em>Law and Order</em> Returns, and More News

While we’re all waiting to find out what happens with IATSE‘s vote on Friday for a strike authorization, let’s look at some of the other news that’s been circulating in the industry over the past few days. If you live or work in Hollywood, then you’re probably aware of the COVID return-to-work protocols that were... »

Hump Day News Update 9/22/21: Willie Garson Dies, Hahn to play Joan Rivers, and More News

September 22, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 9/22/21: Willie Garson Dies, Hahn to play Joan Rivers, and More News

This week begins the Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25, and Below the Line will be there both days. Hopefully, we’ll see some of our readers there. The big news in the industry right now is about the negotiations between IATSE and AMPTP,... »

Hump Day News Update 9/15/21: Norm Macdonald Dies, Twins Sequel Happening, and More News

September 15, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 9/15/21: Norm Macdonald Dies, <em>Twins</em> Sequel Happening, and More News

Unfortunately, there’s no way around starting our mid-week news update with the tragic news that Saturday Night Live veteran Norm Macdonald has died at the age of 61 after secretly fighting cancer for 9 years. Besides being a stand-up comic and popular late night guest, Macdonald was part of the cast of SNL from 1993 through 1998 and was... »

Hump Day News Update: Paramount Sues Insurer over M:I7 Shutdowns, The Rocketeer Returns, and More News

September 1, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update: Paramount Sues Insurer over <em>M:I7</em> Shutdowns, <em>The Rocketeer</em> Returns, and More News

Welcome to September 2021! This certainly is going to be a busier Hump Day than usual, as there has been a TON of industry news over the past couple days. But first, if you’re a member of IATSE, you’ll want to read the leadership’s latest update on negotiations with AMPTP, which you can read... »

Hump Day News Update 8/26/21: Gyllenhaal Tackles Oblivion Song, Cranston’s Your Honor Gets 2nd Season, and More News

August 25, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 8/26/21: Gyllenhaal Tackles <em>Oblivion Song</em>, Cranston’s <em>Your Honor</em> Gets 2nd Season, and More News

It’s a hot and humid Hump Day here in New York City, and sadly, we’re going to have to once again start with a couple of deaths of note over the past few days, including Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who died tragically on Tuesday at the age of 80. Watts has been the backbone for the... »

Hump Day News Update 8/18/21: Fast and Furious 10 a Go, Murder Mystery Sequel Being Developed, and More News

August 18, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 8/18/21: <em>Fast and Furious 10</em> a Go, <em>Murder Mystery</em> Sequel Being Developed, and More News

Yesterday, Universal Pictures announced that the 10th Fast and Furious movie, which will be the second to last movie in the long-running franchise, will be released on April 7, 2023. Vin Diesel is expected to return, as well as Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Michelle Rodriguez, and possibly Jason Statham, who bowed out of this year’s F9: The Fast Saga, after starring in Hobbs and... »

Hump Day News Update 8/11/21: Emmys Shifting to Indoor-Outdoor, Robbie Joins Wes Anderson Flick, and More News

August 11, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 8/11/21: Emmys Shifting to Indoor-Outdoor, Robbie Joins Wes Anderson Flick, and More News

Happy Hump Day! There are no deaths to report and no production shutdowns today, at least not yet, so we can get right to some of the other news happening around the industry this week. On Tuesday, the Television Academy announced that the upcoming Emmys on September 19 and the Creative Arts Emmys that are... »

Hump Day News Update 8/4/21: Investigation Finds NY Governor Cuomo Guilty, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Sets Premiere, and More News

August 4, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 8/4/21: Investigation Finds NY Governor Cuomo Guilty, Amazon’s <em>Lord of the Rings</em> Sets Premiere, and More News

What a day we had yesterday, at least here in New York, where Mayor Bill DeBlasio called for all indoor entertainment to require vaccination, including restaurants, gyms, bars, and clubs. The Mayor, who is serving his final term, said that concessions will be made for children under 12 who can’t get vaccinated, and the state’s... »

Hump Day News Update 7/28/21: Bob Odenkirk Collapses on Set (UPDATED!), A New Exorcist Trilogy, and More News

July 29, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 7/28/21: Bob Odenkirk Collapses on Set (UPDATED!), A New <em>Exorcist</em> Trilogy, and More News

Our weekly mid-week news update kicks off with the shocking news that actor Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul yesterday and had to be rushed to the hospital, according to TMZ. The 58-year-old act was filming the sixth and final season of the AMC show in New Mexico when he collapsed last night, although there have... »