Abrams, Bad Robot combat racism w/ $10m pledge

Money talks. Following a weekend of peaceful protests that turned violent across the United States, JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot, along with he and his wife’s foundation, pledged $10 million donation over the next five years to groups and agendas that combat racism. Abrams wrote in a statement on Bad Robot’s Instagram account, “Corporate and private … Continue reading “Abrams, Bad Robot combat racism w/ $10m pledge”

From Costume Designer to Director, Courtney Hoffman

While the budding filmmaking career of Courtney Hoffman has only just begun, she’s anything but green. This costumer designer turned filmmaker has a lush 10-year career as a successful costume designer, working with the likes of Tarantino and Gia Coppola and on films like The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Palo Alto, and Baby Driver – just to … Continue reading “From Costume Designer to Director, Courtney Hoffman”

Courtney Hoffman joins RadicalMedia

This has been a big week for commercial director Courtney Hoffman. Earlier we reported on her first-ever global campaign for WhatsApp and now word comes she has joined RadicalMedia for US representation.   After leaving a prestigious career in Costume Design (Baby Driver, The Hateful Eight, Captain Fantastic, and several Superbowl commercials), Courtney Hoffman wrote and directed … Continue reading “Courtney Hoffman joins RadicalMedia”

This grounded Superman soars

WARNING! This review contains spoilers! Do not read if you have not yet watched the new CW series Superman & Lois. Believe it or not Superman’s visual storytelling has actually fared better on TV than in theaters. This is where you say, “What about Christoper Reeve? He was brilliant!” Reeve’s performance as the Last Son … Continue reading “This grounded Superman soars”

Rumor mill: Lucas open to returning to ‘Star Wars’

Take this with a Death Star-sized grain of salt. But according to several different reports surfacing on various outlets, George Lucas has apparently told someone to hold his lightsaber, because he is reportedly interested in returning to the galaxy he created a long time ago. If…. And that, friends, wookies and X-wing pilots is a … Continue reading “Rumor mill: Lucas open to returning to ‘Star Wars’”

mcgarrybowen, United go full force for ‘Star Wars’

Brands are now coming out in full force (see what I did there?) for their cross-promotions with the film that could possibly outgross this year’s Avengers: Endgame. Yes, we’re talking Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and United is all in with their tie-“fighter”-in. Last week, we reported on United’s new Star Wars branded Boeing … Continue reading “mcgarrybowen, United go full force for ‘Star Wars’”

Watch final trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

It’s a poorly kept secret that your ol’ pal, The Geek, was not a fan of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. No, unlike many trolls living in their mother’s basement, I did not object completely to the pandering of Social Justice Warriors and #Metoo. Although, the pandering was ridiculously overt. No, I hated … Continue reading “Watch final trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’”

Netflix productions mull leaving Georgia

A Variety report says that Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will consider pulling the streaming giant’s massive film and television production from Georgia if the state moves forward with the controversial abortion ban. On May 7, Governor Brian Kemp signed a a heartbeat bill that would essentially make abortion illegal if a fetal heartbeat … Continue reading “Netflix productions mull leaving Georgia”

Production companies react to new Georgia abortion law

Add Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and the producers of the indie horror film Along Came the Devil 2, to the growing list of production companies that are taking action to oppose the new anti-abortion “heartbeat bill” signed into law this week in Georgia. This previous Tuesday, Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian … Continue reading “Production companies react to new Georgia abortion law”

‘Star Wars’ panel unveils Episode IX title and trailer

The Rise of Skywalker. Hyperdrive on that for a minute, Jedis. After almost 40 years, director JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have announced the title of Episode IX to an adoring and excited Star Wars crowd comprised of Jedi and Sith lovers on the first day of the weekend-long Star Wars Celebration 2019. … Continue reading “‘Star Wars’ panel unveils Episode IX title and trailer”

Cinespace Film Studios acquires new Chicago facility

Each of the 31 stages on the 1.5 million sq.-ft. original campus are booked, so the studio had to expand. “It’s a good problem to have,” says President Alex Pissios.   Chicago Cinespace Film Studios expanded its West Side campus by arranging to purchase a former steel factory at 3355 W. 31st St. last month. … Continue reading “Cinespace Film Studios acquires new Chicago facility”

Château de Berne celebrates National Rosé Day 2020

On the heels of announcing an exclusive, global virtual ZOOM event celebrating National Rosé Day 2020, Provence Rosé Group and Château de Berne have launched a special promotion featuring a toast with Inspiration Rosé, one of the favorites from the Provence-based winery. Scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 1 PM Pacific Standard Time (4 PM EST/9 PM BST/10 PM CEST), … Continue reading “Château de Berne celebrates National Rosé Day 2020”

‘Justice League Dark’ among 3 series coming to HBO Max

It would seem the DC Universe is beginning to thrive more on TV than in movie theaters. Justice League Dark which has been in development limbo and Hell for some time is finally going to seen an appearance on the flat screen. HBO Max today announced it has given production commitments for three new high-octane one-hour … Continue reading “‘Justice League Dark’ among 3 series coming to HBO Max”

7,000 WGA members fire their agents

Well, the Association of Talent Agencies got a rude awakening. But one can’t say they were blindsided. The Writers Guild did give them ample warning. In an amazing show of solidarity, the WGA announced yesterday it had delivered its first group of over 7,000 termination letters from its members to agencies. What that breaks down … Continue reading “7,000 WGA members fire their agents”