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Petition for AMPTP to Recognize Music Supervisors Union Garners Nearly 10,000 Signatures in 24 Hours

June 22, 2022 | By
Petition for AMPTP to Recognize Music Supervisors Union Garners Nearly 10,000 Signatures in 24 Hours

Earlier this month, 75 percent of film and television Music Supervisors signed union authorization cards to form a union and become part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), only for the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to indicate they will not voluntarily recognize it. In an update to... »

Film Academy Unveils Newly Elected Board of Governors, Including Documentarian Chris Hegedus

June 22, 2022 | By
Film Academy Unveils Newly Elected Board of Governors, Including Documentarian Chris Hegedus

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its newly elected 2022–2023 Board of Governors on Wednesday. The governors will take office at the first scheduled board meeting of the new term. Elected to the Board for the first time: Marlee Matlin, Actors Branch Richard Hicks, Casting Directors Branch Dion Beebe, Cinematographers Branch Jason... »

Jeff Sagansky’s NATPE Speech Sounds the Alarm on the Streaming Era’s Revenue Models — Read It in Full

June 22, 2022 | By
Jeff Sagansky’s NATPE Speech Sounds the Alarm on the Streaming Era’s Revenue Models — Read It in Full

Earlier this month, Jeff Sagansky, the former President of CBS Entertainment and Sony Pictures, gave a blistering speech at NATPE, where he sounded the alarm on the streaming era’s new revenue models for actors, writers, directors, and perhaps most importantly, producers. In addition to being one of Hollywood’s top former executives, Sagansky is currently... »

Film Academy to Fete Michael J. Fox, Peter Weir, Diane Warren and Euzhan Palcy With Honorary Oscars at Governors Awards

June 21, 2022 | By
Film Academy to Fete Michael J. Fox, Peter Weir, Diane Warren and Euzhan Palcy With Honorary Oscars at Governors Awards

Following a vote among its Board of Governors, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced it will present Michael J. Fox with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Governors Awards, where it will also present Honorary Awards to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren, and director Peter Weir. The four Oscar statuettes will... »

Above the Line Exclusive: Overlord Helmer Julius Avery to Direct Horror Movie The Pope’s Exorcist for Screen Gems

June 21, 2022 | By
Above the Line Exclusive: <i>Overlord</i> Helmer Julius Avery to Direct Horror Movie <i>The Pope’s Exorcist</i> for Screen Gems

Overlord helmer Julius Avery has signed on to direct Screen Gems’ horror movie The Pope’s Exorcist, an individual with knowledge of the project has told Above the Line. Avery replaces Ángel Gómez, who was attached back in October 2020. The Pope’s Exorcist is based on the exploits of Father Gabriele Amorth, a legendary Italian... »

Glen Trotiner, Assistant Director on Captain America and Independence Day, Dies at 65

June 21, 2022 | By
Glen Trotiner, Assistant Director on <i>Captain America</i> and <i>Independence Day</i>, Dies at 65

Glen Trotiner, who served as first or second assistant director on movies such as The Untouchables, Independence Day, and Captain America: The First Avenger, died on June 16 in New York. He was 65. Trotiner grew up in the Bronx and graduated from the DGA’s Training Program, after which he embarked on a long... »

Car Crash on Netflix Series The Chosen One Leaves Two Actors Dead, Multiple Crew Members Hurt

June 18, 2022 | By
Car Crash on Netflix Series <i>The Chosen One</i> Leaves Two Actors Dead, Multiple Crew Members Hurt

A car crash involving cast and crew from the Netflix series The Chosen One has left two actors dead and at least six other members of the production injured, according to multiple reports. Local media reported that the Chosen One staffers were riding in a van when it ran off the road and flipped... »

Set Decorators Announce Television Nominees for SDSA Awards, Where Lizzo Will Take on Harry Potter

June 15, 2022 | By
Set Decorators Announce Television Nominees for SDSA Awards, Where Lizzo Will Take on Harry Potter

The Set Decorators Society of America has announced the nominations for the SDSA Awards Television – 2021, which celebrates excellence in the art of Set Decoration for Television. Click here to watch the announcement on SETDECOR’s YouTube channel, where the awards presentation will also be streamed live on Aug. 2. HBO has multiple nominees... »

DCS Cinema Lighting Expo Returns; Kino Flo Founder Frieder Hochheim Honored With Inaugural George Spiro Dibie Award

June 14, 2022 | By
DCS Cinema Lighting Expo Returns; Kino Flo Founder Frieder Hochheim Honored With Inaugural George Spiro Dibie Award

On May 21, the Digital Cinema Society (DCS) held its 2022 DCS Cinema Lighting Expo. Held at IATSE Local 80’s headquarters in Burbank, the day-long Expo drew about 150 people — a solid attendance given the recent COVID-19 surge. The DCS Cinema Lighting Expo debuted 15 years ago, and this year’s event was hyped... »

Film Academy Names Bill Kramer as New CEO After Entrusting Him With Movie Museum

June 7, 2022 | By
Film Academy Names Bill Kramer as New CEO After Entrusting Him With Movie Museum

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to name Bill Kramer as the organization’s new CEO following the departure of Dawn Hudson after 11 years of service. The news was first reported earlier this week by The Ankler, which noted that in his current role as Director and... »