Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms

This morning, the 74th Emmy nominations were announced during a live virtual ceremony was hosted by JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma. Succession holds this year’s top spot with 25 Emmy nominations followed by Ted Lasso and The White Lotus (20), Hacks … Continue reading “Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms”

First Look: Peacemaker, Westworld, Flight Attendant, Barry, Euphoria and more

Today HBO Max released a new campaign introducing the streamer’s unprecedented line-up for 2022, featuring highly anticipated original programming, Warner Bros. films made exclusively for HBO Max, new content from beloved DC and Wizarding World franchises, hit movies, and more. Following a year marked by groundbreaking hits, the spot signifies HBO Max’s continued commitment to deliver audiences … Continue reading “First Look: Peacemaker, Westworld, Flight Attendant, Barry, Euphoria and more”

HBO Max streams special episode of ‘Euphoria’

HBO Max is surprising fans with an early late-night premiere of a new special episode of HBO’s Euphoria on Thursday, December 3 (12:00 a.m. ET/9:00 p.m. PT). The first of two special episodes of the Emmy®-winning HBO drama series will debut on HBO on Sunday, December 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, as previously announced. In the aftermath of … Continue reading “HBO Max streams special episode of ‘Euphoria’”

Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms

The NAACP unveiled the full list of “54th NAACP Image Awards” nominees with ABC and Netflix leading the pack with 28 and 15 nominations respectively. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, airing Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BET and 8:00 PM PT on delay. The show will be in … Continue reading “Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms”

Last of Us is HBO’s second-largest debut

The series premiere of the amazing new zombie series, The Last of Us, drew 4.7 million viewers across linear and HBO Max platforms on Sunday night in the U.S., based on Nielsen and first-party data. This is HBO’s second-largest debut, behind only House of the Dragon, since Boardwalk Empire premiered on the network in 2010, before … Continue reading “Last of Us is HBO’s second-largest debut”

Critics Choice Awards announce winners

We now have a fairly good idea about who will be in the running for the Oscars when the nominations are announced on January 24. Last night, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the winners of the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards LIVE on The CW. Hosted by Chelsea Handler, the star-studded gala was held … Continue reading “Critics Choice Awards announce winners”

The Bear, Andor, The Batman among SAG noms

Nominees for the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced this morning by Ashley Park (Emily in Paris) and Haley Lu Richardson (The White Lotus) via Instagram Live. Among the TV nominees are Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul, Adam Scott for Severance, Jeremy Allen White who just won … Continue reading “The Bear, Andor, The Batman among SAG noms”

Avatar, Top Gun, Babylon among ADG noms

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced nominations for the 27th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in 14 categories including theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos, and animation features. The ADG divides live-action features into three categories. All Quiet on the Western Front, Babylon, Elvis, The Fabelmans and White Noise were nominated in the period … Continue reading “Avatar, Top Gun, Babylon among ADG noms”

Golden Globes 2023: See full list of nominations

The nominees of the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The Banshees of Isherin and Abbott Elementary lead the nominees with 8 and 5 respectively. Searchlight Pictures led all studios with 12 nominations and HBO Max and Netflix tied at 14 apiece. The nominations were announced … Continue reading “Golden Globes 2023: See full list of nominations”

Emmys: White Lotus, Ted Lasso dominate, Squid Game surprises

The Television Academy celebrated the 74th Emmy Awards, in a tight three-hour presentation on NBC and Peacock. During the Kenan Thompson-hosted ceremony, Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso won best comedy series for the second year in a row, as well as a swearing Brett Goldstein, winning Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. … Continue reading “Emmys: White Lotus, Ted Lasso dominate, Squid Game surprises”

Emmys: Creative Awards Winners from Night Two

Last night, The Television Academy presented the second of its two 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony awarded many talented artists and craftspeople in categories including cinematography, guest actor, production design, sound editing, television movie and stunt … Continue reading “Emmys: Creative Awards Winners from Night Two”

Quinta Brunson extends deal with WB TV Group

Writer, Producer and Actress Quinta Brunson ain’t going anywhere. She has just reportedly extended her relationship with Warner Bros. Television Group. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Abbott Elementary creator and star has signed a multiple-year overall deal with the studio that produces the show alongside Disney’s 20th Television. Under the new pact, the Emmy-nominated actress and writer will … Continue reading “Quinta Brunson extends deal with WB TV Group”

Kenan Thompson to host 74th Emmys

NBC and the Television Academy announced jointly today that SNL regular Kenan Thompson will host the 74th Emmy Awards. “Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my longtime network family – makes it even more special,” … Continue reading “Kenan Thompson to host 74th Emmys”

LA film production returns to pre-pandemic levels

Good news for the LA production community. FilmLA issued an update regarding regional filming activity. After posting three consecutive record-breaking quarters, local filming in the second quarter (“Q2”) of 2022 was down by -5.8 percent over the same period last year. From April through June, FilmLA recorded a total of 9,220 Shoot Days (SD) compared … Continue reading “LA film production returns to pre-pandemic levels”

Marvel collects 19 Emmy noms

Marvel’s MCU collected 19 Emmy nominations this year across four series which are currently streaming on Disney+. If you’re keeping score, Moon Knight collected eight, Loki received six, Hawkeye was nominated for two. Another Disney+ series What If…? took home three nominations, two of which were for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performances, one for the late … Continue reading “Marvel collects 19 Emmy noms”

DP Vittorio Zorini on the explosion of colors with ARRI equipment

Produced by Amazon Studios, Italian series Bang Bang Baby tells the story of a teenage girl who discovers the truth about her criminal father and becomes fascinated by evil. In collaboration with DPs Daria D´Antonio and Timoty Aliprandi, Vittorio Omodei Zorini, cinematographer of films like Gli equilibristi and Brutti e cattivi and series such as Diavoli, … Continue reading “DP Vittorio Zorini on the explosion of colors with ARRI equipment”

REEL WOMEN: Creative Director, Designer Lake Buckley

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2022 REEL WOMEN – incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Women like Lake Buckley are making “Herstory.” Lake is a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist. She works as a designer, creative director, and director at 1stAveMachine. Her brand work … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Creative Director, Designer Lake Buckley”

Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards

The 2022 ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography ceremony — clocking in at two hours and 30 minutes — was the first major in-person event held at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for more than two years. And it not only celebrated excellence in the art form, but the enduring spirit of all who worked under difficult … Continue reading “Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards”

A record quarter for L.A. production, but not record year

According to FilmLA’s latest report, on-location filming in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October-December) remained robust, setting an all-time quarterly record of 10,780 Shoot Days (SD)* This is four percent above the previous three month high of 10,359 SD set in Q4, 2018. It is also an increase over the previous quarter, revealing a brisk … Continue reading “A record quarter for L.A. production, but not record year”

A remake of Gareth Evans’ The Raid is coming to Netflix

Michael Bay and XYZ Films have announced a reimagining of Gareth Evans’ classic The Raid is heading to Netflix. Patrick Hughes (The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, The Man from Toronto) will pen the film with James Beaufort and direct the feature, with Michael Bay and XYZ Films producing.  A description from Netflix says, “In Philadelphia’s drug-infested ‘Badlands’, an … Continue reading “A remake of Gareth Evans’ The Raid is coming to Netflix”