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Director Series: David Gordon Green Returns to Haddonfield for Halloween Kills

October 12, 2021 | By
Director Series: David Gordon Green Returns to Haddonfield for <em>Halloween Kills</em>

Although it’s only been three years since filmmaker David Gordon Green entered the horror franchise world with 2018’s Halloween, an intended sequel to the original John Carpenter Halloween from 1978, it seems like it’s been longer since the sequel, Halloween Kills, was supposed to come out last year. (Thanks a lot, COVID) Halloween Kills... »

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... »

End of Week Production Notes 10/8/21: Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Getting Disney+ Spinoff, Bobby Flay Splits from Food Network, and More News

October 8, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 10/8/21: Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Getting Disney+ Spinoff, Bobby Flay Splits from Food Network, and More News

We’re still waiting for any sort of progress report from the IATSE–AMPTP negotiations for a new Basic Agreement after two days of resumed talks. Make sure to check out Mark Williams‘ “Strike Alert” column every Tuesday for the latest updates. Right now, a strike might be at least temporarily averted, but both groups are in a... »

The Accidental Turitz: The Big Four Becomes the Big Three, Except …

October 6, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: The Big Four Becomes the Big Three, Except …

Well, this was both a big surprise, and not even remotely surprising. On the one hand, when word came down that CAA had purchased ICM for what I understand is north of a half billion dollars, I was stunned, because it never occurred to me that one of these agencies would buy another so... »

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... »

Strike Alert: Introductions, and Making A Stand by Painting Your Car

October 5, 2021 | By
Strike Alert: Introductions, and Making A Stand by Painting Your Car

“Everything old is new again…” as the song has it. And so, hello again, Below the Line. And hello, too, to an IATSE that’s decidedly more activist than any of its previous incarnations. Indeed, the last time that craftworkers in Hollywood staged any kind of walkout, the IA was actually on the other side.... »

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... »

Latest Letter from IATSE Pres. Matthew Loeb and More Updates

October 3, 2021 | By
Latest Letter from IATSE Pres. Matthew Loeb and More Updates

As the members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) spend the weekend voting on a strike authorization in the union’s negotiations with the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers), a few updates were released late Friday and Saturday. First of all, IATSE International President Matthew Loeb released another statement to members on... »

End of Week Production Notes 10/1/21: Dems Back IATSE in Letter to AMPTP, Disney and Scarlett Make Peace, and More News

October 1, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 10/1/21: Dems Back IATSE in Letter to AMPTP, Disney and Scarlett Make Peace, and More News

Happy October and Happy IATSE Strike Authorization Vote Day! It’s a new month with some new news, although most of us will have to wait until Monday to learn the results for the above vote, which is likely to have results by Monday, or at least that’s the plan. IATSE enters its last round... »

The Accidental Turitz: Contract Negotiations – Okay, Now We’re Getting Into It

September 29, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Contract Negotiations – Okay, Now We’re Getting Into It

I am not a member of IATSE, but I have many friends who are. Also, I am a member of the Hollywood community, in that I work here, even if I don’t actually live here. Because of that, I have been paying attention to the ongoing contract negotiations between the union and the Alliance... »