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Over the Weekend 11/29/21: Stephen Sondheim Dies, Disney’s Encanto Wins Box Office, and More News

November 29, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 11/29/21: Stephen Sondheim Dies, Disney’s <em>Encanto</em> Wins Box Office, and More News

Happy Monday and welcome back from hopefully a great long Thanksgiving weekend for those who celebrate. Unfortunately, we need to start today’s news wrap-up with a number of tragic passings. Probably saddest and the most significant news from the weekend was the death of Broadway icon, Stephen Sondheim, at the age of 91, in his... »

Over the Weekend 11/22/21: Delroy Lindo joins Marvel’s Blade, Costume Designer Emi Wada Dies, and More News

November 22, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 11/22/21: Delroy Lindo joins Marvel’s <em>Blade</em>, Costume Designer Emi Wada Dies, and More News

We hope everyone had a good weekend and are looking forward to the shorter work week with Thursday being Thanksgiving. We have a shorter news column this week as well, and presumably, things will continue to slow down as we get closer to the winter holidays in late December. The big casting news of the... »

Over the Weekend 11/15/21: More Marvel Disney+ Shows Announced, Summer of Soul Sweeps CCDAs, and More News

November 15, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 11/15/21: More Marvel Disney+ Shows Announced, <em>Summer of Soul</em> Sweeps CCDAs, and More News

Welcome back from hopefully a great weekend! Friday’s Disney+ Day continued until well after our deadline for the “End of Week Production Notes,” so there was more new Disney+ Marvel shows announced, including Echo, a spin-off of the Hawkeye series that will debut on Nov. 24 — Echo will feature the character played by Alaqua Cox on the upcoming Marvel limited... »

Over the Weekend 11/8/21: Black Panther Sequel Shuts Production Til 2022, Diesel wants The Rock Back for Fast X, and More News

November 8, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 11/8/21: <em>Black Panther</em> Sequel Shuts Production Til 2022, Diesel wants The Rock Back for <em>Fast X</em>, and More News

Happy Monday! Welcome back to one of the few industry news columns that gives you ALL the news in just one place for you hard-working individuals on set who just don’t have the time to read 400 posts from all the other trades. In late August, actress Letitia Wright had an accident-related injury on the... »

Over the Weekend 11/1/21: Ice Cube Says Oh Hell No to Vax, 2021 AFM Launches, and More News

November 1, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 11/1/21: Ice Cube Says <em>Oh Hell No</em> to Vax, 2021 AFM Launches, and More News

It’s officially November and besides kicking off the second-to-last month of November, it’s also the first day of the virtual American Film Market (AFM), which we’ll discuss more below. Meanwhile, the political arguments about the COVID vaccination continue, and they’ve started to drift into the movie biz with a number of actors refusing to get vaccinated... »

Over the Weekend 10/25/21: Peter Scolari Dies, Gosling Plays Barbie Beau Ken, Dune Does… Okay, and More News

October 25, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 10/25/21: Peter Scolari Dies, Gosling Plays <em>Barbie</em> Beau Ken, <em>Dune</em> Does… Okay, and More News

Unfortunately, we have to start today’s news column with a number of sad and tragic deaths. The investigation is still ongoing in regards to the death of Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the indie Western, Rust, over the weekend, which Mark London Williams should be covering in his “Strike Alert” column tomorrow, so we don’t have... »

Over the Weekend 10/18/21: Golden Globes Dates, The Flash Wraps, Halloween Kills (at Box Office), and Other News

October 18, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 10/18/21: Golden Globes Dates, <em>The Flash</em> Wraps, <em>Halloween Kills</em> (at Box Office), and Other News

It was another nail-biting weekend where no one was sure whether a IATSE strike might be averted before today’s deadline, but IATSE President Matthew Loeb and AMPTP President Carol Lombardini seemed to work things out for a tentative three-year Basic Agreement, which now has to go to a membership vote to be ratified. Don’t forget to check out Mark... »

Over the Weekend 10/11/21: Nolan’s Oppenheimer Gets Lead, Timothée Chalamet as Wonka, and More News

October 11, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 10/11/21: Nolan’s <em>Oppenheimer</em> Gets Lead, Timothée Chalamet as <em>Wonka</em>, and More News

Happy Columbus Day and/or Italian Heritage Day and/or Indigenous Peoples Day! Like many, I forgot it was a holiday today, but only because September has been so busy for me, it seems like Labor Day was just last week. It wasn’t a particularly busy weekend, though, with most of the news and trailers coming from... »

Over the Weekend 10/3/21: DGA Preps for 2023 Negotiations, Venom & Bond Blow Up the Box Office, and More News

October 4, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 10/3/21: DGA Preps for 2023 Negotiations, <em>Venom</em> & Bond Blow Up the Box Office, and More News

Well, it was quite a weekend, as IATSE members were voting on the future of the group’s negotiations with AMPTP — to strike or not to strike? — but there was other news in the industry that never fully sleeps. (You can read the latest updates on the IATSE strike authorization here, but in a... »

Over the Weekend 9/27/21: Paramount Exec Shake-Up, Davies Returns to Doctor Who, and More News

September 27, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 9/27/21:  Paramount Exec Shake-Up, Davies Returns to <em>Doctor Who</em>, and More News

It was a relatively quiet weekend for the business other than the annual Cine Gear Expo and, if you’re a Broadway enthusiast, the 2021 Tony Awards took place on Sunday night, which felt a little odd considering that most Broadway shows had just reopened after 18 months of being shuttered. In case you’re interested, Moulin Rouge! won... »