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End of Week Production Notes 12/3/21: Alec Baldwin Speaks out on Rust Shooting, Early Awards Given, and More News

December 3, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 12/3/21: Alec Baldwin Speaks out on <em>Rust</em> Shooting, Early Awards Given, and More News

Happy Friday! Last night, actor Alec Baldwin appeared on an ABC special, dubbed Alec Baldwin Unscripted, talking to long-time reporter George Stephanopoulos. On the taped special, Baldwin described a play-by-play for what happened on the fateful day when Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the set of the Baldwin-produced indie Western, Rust, back in October. Baldwin said that the DP was guiding the actor to rehearse the... »

Above the Line Newsflash: Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Reprise, the Ubiquitous Pete Davidson, the McKay-Ferrell Split

December 2, 2021 | By
Above the Line Newsflash: Channing Tatum’s <em>Magic Mike</em> Reprise, the Ubiquitous Pete Davidson, the McKay-Ferrell Split

Magic Mike 3 in the Works Because Channing Tatum’s Gotta Eat Channing Tatum is ready to take it all off and shake his stuff onscreen again, as he’s set to revisit his signature role as stripper Mike Lane in Magic Mike’s Last Dance. That’s a great title for this sexy sequel, which will be made... »

Hump Day News Update 12/1/21: Lost Daughter Scores at Gothams, Nicolas Cage is Dracula, and More News

December 1, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 12/1/21: <em>Lost Daughter</em> Scores at Gothams, Nicolas Cage is Dracula, and More News

It’s December… and it’s Wednesday… so here’s the latest news. On Monday night, the 31st Annual Gotham Awards were handed out by the Gotham Film & Media Institute, and Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s The Lost Daughter scored big, winning Best Feature, Best Screenplay, and Gyllenhaal winning the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director award, it being her directorial debut. Also for The Lost Daughter, Olivia... »

Union Roundup: Building Solidarity Using Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Practices (Guest Column)

November 30, 2021 | By
Union Roundup: Building Solidarity Using Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Practices (Guest Column)

As 2021 near its end and 2022 draws closer, there are a few things to consider as it relates to building and strengthening union solidarity across diverse groups. This is particularly true when it comes to addressing systemic racism, discrimination, and other forms of exclusion faced by union members from racialized and historically underrepresented... »

IBC2021 Conference Cancelled, Reverts to Digital Until 2022

November 30, 2021 | By
IBC2021 Conference Cancelled, Reverts to Digital Until 2022

IBC2021, the annual International Broadcasting Conference, was scheduled to be held in Amsterdam in the Netherlands starting this Friday, December 3, but then, quite quietly, and right before the Thanksgiving weekend in the States, it was cancelled via a notice on the website last Tuesday, Nov. 23, which stated: “IBC announces that the in person IBC2021 event... »

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... »

BB&S Lighting Introduces Compact Bicolor Fresnel (CFL) Light

November 29, 2021 | By
BB&S Lighting Introduces Compact Bicolor Fresnel (CFL) Light

BB&S Lighting of Denmark has added the Compact Bicolor Fresnel (CFL) to its family of Compact Beamlight LED studio fixtures. The smallest footprint (5.5-in/14cm) Fresnel on the market, it draws just 38W and outputs over 2400 lumens at 96 TLCI (tunable from 2700 to 5600°K). New CFL features a genuine curved glass 90mm Fresnel lens that... »

Hump Day News Update 11/24/21: Spacey Loses Arbitration, Anderson Returns to Law and Order, and More News

November 24, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 11/24/21: Spacey Loses Arbitration, Anderson Returns to <em>Law and Order</em>, and More News

Part of me wanted to just go with “End of Week Production Notes” a couple days early, because most of us will be off for the next few days as we head into the official holiday season. Presumably, some productions may still be catching up due to COVID shutdowns and will continue to work... »

Union Roundup: Out with the New, In with the Old

November 23, 2021 | By
Union Roundup: Out with the New, In with the Old

The holiday homestretch is almost upon us, and we’ll be taking a few of the ensuing days off, so the next time we see you in this columnar space will be a little deeper into December. We’re also undergoing a name change, from “Strike Alert,” since, it would appear the main specter of a... »

Netflix Buys Scanline VFX

November 22, 2021 | By
Netflix Buys Scanline VFX

Netflix has bought visual effects studio, Scanline VFX, which has provided visual effects for most of the biggest movies of the year, including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Godzilla vs. Kong, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Free Guy, and many others. More importantly, Scanline worked on scenes for Netflix’s current sci-fi action series, Cowboy Bebop, as well as did... »