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Over the Weekend 10/18/21: Golden Globes Dates, The Flash Wraps, Halloween Kills (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 London Williams‘ Strike Alert column on Tuesday to read his opinions on how the strike was resolved. […]

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Over the Weekend 10/11/21: Nolan’s Oppenheimer Gets Lead, Timothée Chalamet as Wonka, 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 the return of the New York Comic Con to the Javits Center in (you guessed it) New […]

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Over the Weekend 10/3/21: DGA Preps for 2023 Negotiations, Venom & 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 few hours, we’ll get the results of the vote and things are likely to change accordingly. […]

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Over the Weekend 9/27/21: Paramount Exec Shake-Up, Davies Returns to Doctor Who, 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 Best Musical, The Inheritance won Best Play, and the non-musical A Christmas Carol won five awards in technical categories, including […]

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Over the Weekend 9/20/21: DGA Gets New President, Branagh’s Belfast 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 of Easttown winning in many of the categories where they faced off. Apple TV+‘s comedy hit, Ted Lasso, […]

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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 links below: Creative Arts Emmys Ceremony 1 – Below-the-Line Creative Arts Emmys Ceremony 2 – Reality, […]

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Over the Weekend 9/7/21: Michael K. Williams Dies, Marvel’s Shang-Chi 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 starting the week with this weekend’s most tragic news, because it’s very, very, very sad indeed. […]

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Over the Weekend 8/30/21: Legendary Actor Ed Asner Dies, Manifest 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 industry, such as his two terms as President of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Asner played a critical […]

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Over the Weekend 8/23/21: Don Everly Dies, Black Canary 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 Hurricane then Tropical Storm Henri, which battered the East Coast with record rainfall that ended up […]

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Over the Weekend 8/16/21: Stone Signs On for Cruella Sequel, Reynolds’ Free Guy, 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 Studios — only into movie theaters, fared well enough that the actor took to socials to proclaim […]