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Latest IATSE Contract Update – Waiting for AMPTP Counter Proposal

September 17, 2021 | By
Latest IATSE Contract Update – Waiting for AMPTP Counter Proposal

The IATSE Basic Agreement site was updated on Thursday, Sept. 16 with the latest on the contract negotiations for the agreement which lapsed on Sept. 10. The update says that the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has presented the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) with its package proposal. It’s now waiting for AMPTP’s response... »

Craft Spotlight: The Eyes of Tammy Faye Costume Designer Mitchell Travers

September 16, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: <em>The Eyes of Tammy Faye</em> Costume Designer Mitchell Travers

Televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker were best known and remembered for a lot of things, particularly for the scandal they faced when it was discovered their PTL Club had been scamming constituents out of their money. Although that aspect of the Bakkers might stick in many people’s memory, others will remember Tammy Faye... »

IATSE President Matt Loeb Says Negotiations with AMPTP Has Reached a “Critical Juncture”

September 16, 2021 | By
IATSE President Matt Loeb Says Negotiations with AMPTP Has Reached a “Critical Juncture”

We’ve been trying to keep you up to date on the negotiations between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for a Basic Agreement contract that lapsed on Friday, Sept. 10, as well as for the Television and Theatrical Motion Picture Area Standards Agreement. The union’s film... »

Review: Cry Macho Is Not Clint Eastwood in Top-Form

September 15, 2021 | By
Review: <em>Cry Macho</em> Is Not Clint Eastwood in Top-Form

At 91 years old, multiple Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood continues to be a surprisingly active filmmaker. The fact he could make his latest movie, Cry Macho, completely during a pandemic at his age is particularly impressive, although, at this point, some may be wondering if he should continue to star in his own movies, and... »

Hump Day News Update 9/15/21: Norm Macdonald Dies, Twins Sequel Happening, and More News

September 15, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 9/15/21: Norm Macdonald Dies, <em>Twins</em> Sequel Happening, and More News

Unfortunately, there’s no way around starting our mid-week news update with the tragic news that Saturday Night Live veteran Norm Macdonald has died at the age of 61 after secretly fighting cancer for 9 years. Besides being a stand-up comic and popular late night guest, Macdonald was part of the cast of SNL from 1993 through 1998 and was... »

American Cinema Editors Fills Out Timeline for 72nd ACE Eddie Awards

September 15, 2021 | By
American Cinema Editors Fills Out Timeline for 72nd ACE Eddie Awards

Although the American Cinema Editors (ACE) had already set its date for the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards for Saturday, Feb. 26, the group has now released the official timeline and eligibility for the awards recognizing outstanding editing in 13 categories of film and television. Television entries must have been released between Jan. 1 and Dec.... »

The Forever Purge Costume Designer Leah Butler on the  Outfits for the Gruesome Tale

September 14, 2021 | By
<em>The Forever Purge</em> Costume Designer Leah Butler on the  Outfits for the Gruesome Tale

For The Purge film franchise, most of the pizzazz is in the makeup and special effects necessary to construct the gory, bloody scenes that characterize the movies. The latest installment, The Forever Purge, was no exception. As we wrote before the movie was released in July, the killing spree that is at the core... »

IATSE Still Looking at Option to Strike, Looking to Membership for Authorization

September 13, 2021 | By
IATSE Still Looking at Option to Strike, Looking to Membership for Authorization

As of the Saturday, the negotiations between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) had yet to reach a resolution.While those negotiations continue, the union that represents 13 Hollywood locals, has begun to seek the opinion of its membership on whether the negotiating leaders (IATSE President Matt Loeb and... »

TIFF Film Review: Dear Evan Hansen Faithfully Adapts Hit Broadway Musical

September 13, 2021 | By
TIFF Film Review: <em>Dear Evan Hansen</em> Faithfully Adapts Hit Broadway Musical

Before they gained movie fame and won an Oscar for writing the songs in La La Land, composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul made Broadway names for themselves with the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. Released in 2015, the show won six Tonys, including Best Musical and Best Actor in a Musical for... »

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... »