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Darcy Antonellis to Receive HPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

October 20, 2021 | By
Darcy Antonellis to Receive HPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced that veteran media technology executive Darcy Antonellis will receive the organization’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during a gala celebration at the Hollywood Legion on November 18, 2021. The Lifetime Achievement Award, given only at the discretion of the HPA Board and Awards Committee, honors the... »

Strike Alert: Strike Averted and Everybody’s Happy, Right?

October 19, 2021 | By
Strike Alert: Strike Averted and Everybody’s Happy, Right?

IATSE President Matthew Loeb called it “a Hollywood ending,” referring, of course, to the last minute tentative settlement between the union, and the AMPTP, to avoid the first-ever widespread crew shutdown of film and TV production.   The phrase conjures up imagery going back to The Perils of Pauline, with the heroine snatched off the... »

A Million Little Things Composer Gabriel Mann Makes Beautifully Dark Music With A Million Different Feelings

October 19, 2021 | By
<em>A Million Little Things</em> Composer Gabriel Mann Makes Beautifully Dark Music With A Million Different Feelings

What makes the ABC episodic drama A Million Little Things, now in its fourth season, so addictive and relatable is that it centers on a group of friends who are more like family. The eight main characters, brought even closer together by one friend’s unfortunate demise, support and love each other unconditionally through thick... »

Shang-Chi: Weta Digital’s Sean Walker on Creating the Marvel Movie’s Final Battle

October 18, 2021 | By
<em>Shang-Chi</em>: Weta Digital’s Sean Walker on Creating the Marvel Movie’s Final Battle

As the highest-grossing movie of 2021 so far, Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has clearly caught the fancy of moviegoers looking for some big screen epic fantasy. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Simu Liu in the title role, Shang-Chi contains all the action of other Marvel movies... »

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... »

IATSE Achieves Landmark Agreement Before Monday’s Strike Deadline (UPDATED!)

October 17, 2021 | By
IATSE Achieves Landmark Agreement Before Monday’s Strike Deadline (UPDATED!)

A sigh of relief can be heard in Hollywood tonight as the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) reached a tentative three-year  agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for The  Basic and Videotape Agreements which affects 40,000 film and television workers represented  by 13 West Coast IATSE local unions.  While this agreement needs to... »

The Rookie, All Rise Tied for Lead in Prime Time Softball League Week 6

October 17, 2021 | By
<em>The Rookie</em>, <em>All Rise</em> Tied for Lead in Prime Time Softball League Week 6

The Rookie and All Rise continue to be the dominant teams in this season’s Prime Time Softball League, although All Rise lost its first game of the season against Brooklyn Nine Nine.  The Rookie, which lots its game against All Rise in Week 5 made it back with a win against MasterChef this weekend, so now both teams are 5... »

Strike Averted – IA Wins!

October 16, 2021 | By
Strike Averted – IA Wins!

After nearly two weeks of negotiations between IATSE President Matthew Loeb and AMPTP President Carol Lombardini, the labor union and the studios seem to have come to an accord and have drafted up a new 3-year Basic Agreement contract and a new Theatrical and Television Motion Picture Area Standards contract that will have to go to IATSE’s 60,000 members for... »

IATSE Negotiations Continue Today: Saturday Update (UPDATED!)

October 16, 2021 | By
IATSE Negotiations Continue Today: Saturday Update (UPDATED!)

As the possibility of a full IATSE strike looms for Monday, IATSE International President Matthew Loeb and other union leaders will continue to meet virtually with AMPTP representatives on Saturday to try to hash out a new 3-year Basic Agreement and Area Standards for the union’s 60,000 members that’s agreeable to both parties. These negotiations are being received... »

IATSE Reports Progress in Talks, Releases Strike FAQ, While Locals Prepare (UPDATED)

October 15, 2021 | By
IATSE Reports Progress in Talks, Releases Strike FAQ, While Locals Prepare (UPDATED)

On Wednesday, IATSE International President Matthew Loeb announced that a strike would happen if an agreement isn’t reached by Monday, October 18 at 12:01 AM, which is less than three days away. Negotiations have continued with AMPTP, representing the studios, over the past two days in hopes that this strike won’t happen, and it’s been said... »