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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... »

Goldcrest Post Upgrades Mix Stages to Dolby Atmos

September 21, 2021 | By
Goldcrest Post Upgrades Mix Stages to Dolby Atmos

Goldcrest Post has completed a major upgrade to its sound department, expanding its capacity to deliver soundtracks in Dolby Atmos Home Theater format. State-of-the-art immersive sound technology has been added to the facility’s Studio A to accommodate streaming, broadcast and home theater projects requiring Atmos sound. Goldcrest’s largest mix stage, Studio Q, was upgraded... »

Senior Editor Noelle Webb Joins HARBOR

September 21, 2021 | By
Senior Editor Noelle Webb Joins HARBOR

HARBOR enhances its growing line-up of top commercial talent with the arrival of accomplished Senior Editor Noelle Webb, announced founder and CEO Zak Tucker today. With more than 20 years of experience as a commercial and film editor, Noelle Webb has partnered with a long list of clients, including L’Oreal, Pantene, Maybelline, Colgate, Cover... »

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... »

October NAB Show Cancelled Due to Delta, Next Show for April 2022

September 15, 2021 | By
October NAB Show Cancelled Due to Delta, Next Show for April 2022

It was bound to happen. NAB Show has cancelled its planned Las Vegas show that was intended to run from October 9 through October 13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center due to the continued surge of the Delta variant of the coronavirus pandemic that’s been raging over the past few months. It looked... »