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Hump Day News Update 9/22/21: Willie Garson Dies, Hahn to play Joan Rivers, and More News

September 22, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 9/22/21: Willie Garson Dies, Hahn to play Joan Rivers, and More News

This week begins the Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25, and Below the Line will be there both days. Hopefully, we’ll see some of our readers there. The big news in the industry right now is about the negotiations between IATSE and AMPTP,... »

IATSE Calls for Strike Authorization Vote on October 1 (UPDATED)

September 21, 2021 | By
IATSE Calls for Strike Authorization Vote on October 1 (UPDATED)

We’ve been reporting on the possibility of a IATSE strike for more than a week, and now it looks like Hollywood’s biggest below-the-line union is indeed going to its membership for a strike authorization vote after the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers  (AMPTP) declined to respond to the union’s latest contract proposal. As reported to membership on the Basic Agreement site set... »

Cinema Audio Society to Bestow Its Career Achievement Award on Re-Recording Mixer Paul Massey

September 21, 2021 | By
Cinema Audio Society to Bestow Its Career Achievement Award on Re-Recording Mixer Paul Massey

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has announced that it will honor multiple CAS, Oscar®, and BAFTA winner, Sound Mixer Paul Massey CAS, with the Cinema Audio Society’s highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 58th CAS Awards on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown – Wilshire Ballroom. CAS President Karol Urban announced... »

Over the Weekend 9/20/21: DGA Gets New President, Branagh’s Belfast Takes TIFF People Choice, and More News

September 20, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 9/20/21: DGA Gets New President, Branagh’s <em>Belfast</em> 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... »

Netflix’s The Crown Cleans Up at 73rd Primetime Emmys – Full Results

September 20, 2021 | By
Netflix’s <em>The Crown</em> Cleans Up at 73rd Primetime Emmys – Full Results

On Sunday night, Sept. 19, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences  handed out the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in a ceremony hosted by The Neighborhood star Cedric the Entertainer from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony, exec. produced by 2020 Emmy returnees Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart through Done+Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment and directed by Hamish Hamilton, aired... »

Prime Time Softball League Week 2 Results

September 19, 2021 | By
Prime Time Softball League Week 2 Results

The Prime Time Softball League (PTSL) played its second week of games on Saturday, Sept. 18, and both The Rookie and For All Mankind won their second games, making them the only teams at 2 and 0. After tying its first game against The Neighborhood, American Dad trounced last week’s winner, Master Chef (pictured above). The Prime Time Softball League is made-up of 11... »

End of Week Production Notes 9/17/21: Ted Lasso Sweeps TCAs, Mackie Leads Twisted Metal Series, and More News

September 17, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 9/17/21: <em>Ted Lasso</em> Sweeps TCAs, Mackie Leads <em>Twisted Metal</em> Series, and More News

A (thankfully) quieter last couple days leads us into another weekend, the actual last weekend of summer since the fall starts next week. On top of that, the 72nd annual Emmys are coming up this Sunday, following the Creative Arts Emmys over three ceremonies last weekend, but in advance, the Television Critics Association handed out... »

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... »

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... »

The Accidental Turitz: I’m Not Great at Predictions, But Here Are Some Anyway

September 15, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: I’m Not Great at Predictions, But Here Are Some Anyway

For each of the last few years, I’ve done this thing wherein I write a bunch of essays about the various Oscar categories and share them on Facebook with my friends. I delve into the intricacies of each discipline, the history, the ups and downs and ins and outs, and then talk about the... »