Columns » Over the Weekend »

Over the Weekend 7/26/21: Jackie Mason Dies, Michael Jordan Developing Val-Zod Project for HBO Max, And More News

July 26, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 7/26/21: Jackie Mason Dies, Michael Jordan Developing Val-Zod Project for HBO Max, And More News

Happy Monday, and we hope everyone had a good weekend! If nothing else, it’s nice to see that there were no more production shutdowns due to COVID over the weekend to report, although things are still looking like we’ll be getting a third or fourth wave in the pandemic, depending on how you count... »

Over the Weekend 7/19/21: COVID Pauses UK Productions, Downey Signs Up for HBO Series, and More News

July 19, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 7/19/21: COVID Pauses UK Productions, Downey Signs Up for HBO Series, and More News

Happy Monday!  Well, it would be if not for the fact that our lead story is about a number of productions that had to pause due to positive COVID cases. It’s almost as if everyone has forgotten that we’re still in the middle of a pandemic. Two of Netflix‘s UK productions, the popular series Bridgerton and the... »

Over the Weekend 7/12/21: First Look at Sex and the City Spin-off, Black Widow Box Office, and More News

July 12, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 7/12/21: First Look at <em>Sex and the City</em> Spin-off, <em>Black Widow</em> Box Office, and More News

Welcome back from a shorter weekend where we don’t have nearly as much industry news as in past weekends. Tomorrow, the Television Academy will announce the nominations for the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards, so that will probably be a big topic of conversation for the coming week, but you can keep on top of all the... »

Over the Weekend 7/6/21: Richard Donner Dies, Tarantino Buys The Vista, and More News

July 6, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 7/6/21: Richard Donner Dies, Tarantino Buys The Vista, and More News

Although there was a good amount of celebration over 4th of July weekend, it ended with the tragic note that legendary filmmaker Richard Donner had passed away at the age of 91 with no cause of death reported. Donner’s amazing career began directing television shows like Gilligan’s Island and The Twilight Zone, throughout the ’60s and ’70s, but one of... »

Over the Weekend 6/28/21: Daytime Emmys Winners, John Langley Dies, F9 Box Office Boom, and More News

June 28, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 6/28/21: Daytime Emmys Winners, John Langley Dies, <em>F9</em> Box Office Boom, and More News

It was a relatively quiet weekend since our Friday End of Week Production Notes with the biggest news on Friday night, June 25, being the handing out of the annual Daytime Emmys by the Television Academy. The big winners were the long-running soap opera General Hospital, which won for Outstanding Drama Series, while actor Maurice Benard won for... »

Over the Weekend 6/21/21: Pacific Theatres File Chapter 7, Further Cannes Projects, and More News

June 21, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 6/21/21: Pacific Theatres File Chapter 7, Further Cannes Projects, and More News

Happy Monday! It was thankfully a quieter than usual weekend in terms of news to make up for the insanity of last week. Before we get to the latest production and casting, sad news arrived over the weekend that California’s Pacific Theatres was filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. If you’ve been following this story, earlier... »

Over the Weekend 6/14/21: Ned Beatty Dies, IATSE/AMPTP Talks Falter, and More News

June 14, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 6/14/21: Ned Beatty Dies, IATSE/AMPTP Talks Falter, and More News

We start the weekend wrap-up with a sad note about the passing of popular character actor Ned Beatty, who died over the weekend at the age of 83 from natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. Beatty was best known for some of his roles from the ’70s, including Deliverance(1972), Nashville (1975), and All the President’s... »

Over the Weekend 6/7/21: BAFTA TV Winners, Issa Rae Joins the Spider-Verse, WandaVision VFX Reel and More News

June 7, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 6/7/21: BAFTA TV Winners, Issa Rae Joins the <em>Spider-Verse</em>, <em>WandaVision</em> VFX Reel and More News

Happy Monday and welcome back from hopefully a good weekend. With the weather improving and COVID fading, it seems like everyone in Hollywood and the world of production were out enjoying that weather. Unfortunately, we start with the sad news that actor Clarence Williams III, best known as “Linc” on The Mod Squad, passed away at... »

Over the Weekend 5/24/21: Predator and Highlander Casting, and More News

May 24, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 5/24/21: <em>Predator</em> and <em>Highlander</em> Casting, and More News

Happy Monday! We’re going to jump right into some casting news this week, as there were a few anticipated movies that cast their primary leads. Amber Midthunder seems to have been cast as the Native-American lead in Dan (10 Cloverfield Lane) Tractenberg‘s new Predator series for 20th Century Studios, according to the stealthy sleuth-work of DiscussingFilm.com. Tractenberg made a post to... »

Over the Weekend 5/17/21: AT&T Merges WarnerMedia & Discovery, Bridgerton Spin-Off, TV Cancellations/Renewals, and More News

May 17, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 5/17/21: AT&T Merges WarnerMedia & Discovery, <em>Bridgerton</em> Spin-Off, TV Cancellations/Renewals, and More News

Hopefully, everyone had a great weekend. Hollywood didn’t rest on its laurels, as a number of big announcements were made this past weekend. The most recent and biggest piece of news took place just a few hours ago, and it was more on the business side of things, as AT&T split off its Warner Media entertainment assets,... »