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Over the Weekend 9/20/21: DGA Gets New President, Branagh’s Belfast Takes TIFF People Choice, and More News

September 20, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 9/20/21: DGA Gets New President, Branagh’s <em>Belfast</em> Takes TIFF People Choice, and More News

Welcome back from the weekend where the Primetime Emmys were the big talk of Sunday night as Netflix did particularly well with its drama, The Crown, and limited series, The Queen’s Gambit. Although the latter also did particularly well at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys, it was held back to just winning two more last night, with HBO‘s Mare... »

Over the Weekend 9/13/21: Venice Festival Winners, A Few TIFF Thoughts, and More News

September 13, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 9/13/21: Venice Festival Winners, A Few TIFF Thoughts, and More News

Happy Monday! It was a fairly busy weekend in terms of the movie and television business, although we don’t have a ton of news persé, because that was on the slower side. The Creative Arts Emmys took place on Saturday and Sunday, and if you haven’t seen the results, you can read them at the... »

Over the Weekend 9/7/21: Michael K. Williams Dies, Marvel’s Shang-Chi Scores Big, and More News

September 7, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 9/7/21: Michael K. Williams Dies, Marvel’s <em>Shang-Chi</em> Scores Big, and More News

Happy(ish) Tuesday! As mentioned last week, we’re going to do just two news columns this week, today’s “Over the Weekend” for the four-day Labor Day weekend and then “End of Week Production Notes” on Friday. In another rare move, I’m going to start the column with box office, because I just don’t feel like... »

Over the Weekend 8/30/21: Legendary Actor Ed Asner Dies, Manifest Gets 4th Season, and More News

August 30, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 8/30/21: Legendary Actor Ed Asner Dies, <em>Manifest</em> Gets 4th Season, and More News

As you might have heard, the world received the tragic news over the weekend that  Emmy-winning actor and activist Ed Asner died on Sunday morning at the age of 91. Asner was a legend in the business, not only from his acting work over the years, but also his political activism and work to better the... »

Over the Weekend 8/23/21: Don Everly Dies, Black Canary Movie Being Developed, and More News

August 23, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 8/23/21: Don Everly Dies, <em>Black Canary</em> Movie Being Developed, and More News

Happy Monday! It was a relatively quiet weekend in Hollywood, maybe because we’re getting to the “Dog Days of Summer” and everyone is trying to get a couple more days of vacation in before school starts and the fall (and awards!) movie season begins. Of course, here in the Northeast, it was all about... »

Over the Weekend 8/16/21: Stone Signs On for Cruella Sequel, Reynolds’ Free Guy, and More News

August 16, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 8/16/21: Stone Signs On for <em>Cruella</em> Sequel, Reynolds’ <em>Free Guy</em>, and More News

Happy Monday! As mentioned on Friday, today’s news column is going to be abridged and briefer than usual, so we’ll just share a few of the bigger stories and save everything else for Wednesday. It was a big weekend for Walt Disney Pictures, as its “experiment” to release Ryan Reynolds‘ action-comedy, Free Guy — developed and produced through 20th Century... »

Over the Weekend 8/9/21: Night Court‘s Markie Post Dies, The Suicide Squad Tanks, and More News

August 9, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 8/9/21: <em>Night Court</em>‘s Markie Post Dies, <em>The Suicide Squad</em> Tanks, and More News

Unfortunately, this past weekend was one full of sadness as a number of prominent and beloved people from across our industry passed away. First up, Markie Post, star of NBC’s popular ’80s series, Night Court, passed away at the age of 70 on Saturday after a three-year battle with cancer. Born in 1950 in Palo Alto, California,... »

Over the Weekend 8/2/21: Yet More Covid Shutdowns, Tom Hanks Joins Wes Anderson, and More

August 2, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 8/2/21: Yet More Covid Shutdowns, Tom Hanks Joins Wes Anderson, and More

Happy Monday, and also Happy August, as we shift into the last month of the summer movie season. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to jump right into COVID, because cases are going up due to the Delta Variant, and it’s affecting production all across the planet. Although the UK was getting hit pretty bad,... »

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... »