Even with approval, Disney; Universal to remain closed

California has cleared theme parks to reopen after more than seven months of coronavirus closures provided they follow newly issued COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. However, Disneyland, Universal and other large parks may not be able to return until next summer. California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly announced during a news conference on … Continue reading “Even with approval, Disney; Universal to remain closed”

‘Mulan’ seems destined for another delay

Those of us eagerly anticipating Disney’s live action Mulan will have to keep waiting. The live-action film, based on the animated classic, directed by Niki Caros and starring Liu Yifei, was scheduled for theatrical release March 27th, but that date was pushed to July 24th with the outbreak of global pandemic. As rates of coronavirus … Continue reading “‘Mulan’ seems destined for another delay”

Commercial Casting Directors release guidelines

As we previously reported, California Governor Gavin Newsom has reopened Los Angeles-based TV and film productions starting last Friday may resume on June 12, 2020. Keeping in accordance with county public health officers, the Commercial Casting Directors Association (CCDA) has released guidelines explaining what the casting process may look like in the coming days, weeks, … Continue reading “Commercial Casting Directors release guidelines”

Under new guidelines CGI recommended for sex scenes

Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Dept. of Public Health announced that the state, under certain conditions, can reopen for film production on June 12. That is great news for all in the film, TV and advertising industries. But what do these new conditions mean specifically for performers? We reported last month, that … Continue reading “Under new guidelines CGI recommended for sex scenes”

Paper scripts could go away under production guidelines

California is preparing to reopen the film production industry on June 12. The Illinois Film Office is preparing to issue film permits again. Oklahoma and Minnesota are open for filming. In other words, we are not far away from production again. But it won’t be production as we know it. Since March, production has come … Continue reading “Paper scripts could go away under production guidelines”

Guiding principles for reopening film production

Late Friday, we reported that California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health stated that film and TV production can resume in the state beginning June 12. Large scale production in California has been largely shut down since the middle of March. Earlier in the week, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers outlined in … Continue reading “Guiding principles for reopening film production”

California film production can resume June 12

Great news for the film, advertising and TV industry. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health said that film and TV production can resume in the state beginning June 12, as part of guidelines released by the state. Large scale production in California has been largely shut down since the middle … Continue reading “California film production can resume June 12”

MLB’s Pitch: 82-game season could start on July 4

Major League Baseball’s 32 owners have approved a strategy for players to return to summer’s official sport in early July. The plan calls for an 82-game season with teams playing their divisional rivals and other nearby teams to minimize travel during the coronavirus pandemic. Spring training could begin in early to mid-June, a person familiar … Continue reading “MLB’s Pitch: 82-game season could start on July 4”

‘From Russia with Motive’ cast drops COVID-19 PSA

“Stay home, be safe and masturbate.” That’s the comedic, yet serious, message from the cast of the highly anticipated web series, From Russia with Motive. The cast, following in the footsteps of NFL players and HBO’s The Watchmen, has released a 6:20 Public Service Announcement video on social media, urging people to stay home, wash … Continue reading “‘From Russia with Motive’ cast drops COVID-19 PSA”

‘Curb’ creator Larry David targets “idiots” in new PSA

You’re hurting old people like me. Well not me… I’ll never see you.” So says Seinfeld co-creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David, who has made a very Larry David PSA for the State of California urging people to stay at home and watch TV.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) reported a total of 6,932 confirmed coronavirus cases in … Continue reading “‘Curb’ creator Larry David targets “idiots” in new PSA”

Dune, Encanto, Sheba winners in 20th Visual Effects Society Awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES) held the 20th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.  This marks the Society’s 20th VES Awards program, and is being celebrated during the organization’s milestone 25th Anniversary. Industry guests gathered at the Beverly … Continue reading “Dune, Encanto, Sheba winners in 20th Visual Effects Society Awards”