House of Gucci, Stranger Things win LMGI Awards

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 9th Annual LMGI Awards on August 27. The Motion Picture winners were House of Gucci (filmed throughout Italy in Milan, Lake Como, and the Italian Alps) and No Time to Die  (filmed in London, Norway, Jamaica, The Faroe Islands and Italy). The Television Series winners were Succession (filmed throughout New York State and Italy), Stranger Things (shot in Atlanta, Georgia; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Vilnius, Lithuania) and Station Eleven (filmed … Continue reading “House of Gucci, Stranger Things win LMGI Awards”

Netflix reveals Stranger Things 4 premiere date

It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins in Stranger Things 3. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and … Continue reading “Netflix reveals Stranger Things 4 premiere date”

‘Stranger Things’ adds Freddy Krueger & more

New nightmares are coming out of Hawkins, Indiana, and they are about to get much worse because Freddy Krueger himself is joining the Stranger Things fray as one of eight new casting additions to the fourth season. Nightmare on Elm Street horror legend Robert Englund will appear in the recurring role of Victor Creel, described … Continue reading “‘Stranger Things’ adds Freddy Krueger & more”

“Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms

Wakanda! It’s official, Black Panther is king. At least for now. As the Marvel epic begins its awards run (it will get nominated for Best Picture in 2019 heard it here first), there is no better place to start than the fun and always spontaneous MTV Movie and TV Awards. Noms for this year were … Continue reading ““Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms”

Avatar, Pinocchio, Rings of Power lead VES noms

The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 21st Annual VES Awards. The prestigious yearly celebration recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in features, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX Supervisors, VFX Producers and hands-on Artists who bring this work to life. Avatar: … Continue reading “Avatar, Pinocchio, Rings of Power lead VES noms”

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”

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”

Everything Everywhere leads Golden Reel noms

Aaaand Awards Season has begun. Actually, it began last year, but now we have nominations. The Motion Picture Sound Editors today revealed the nominations for its 70th annual Golden Reel Awards in categories spanning feature film, television, animation, computer entertainment and student productions with Everything Everywhere All At Once Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis among the nominees. … Continue reading “Everything Everywhere leads Golden Reel noms”

2022 in Review: The best TV series

Let’s be super real here. 2022 was a ridiculously great year for TV series. Although we can stream an episode whenever we want, this year’s crop of shows gave us compelling reasons to stop everything we were doing in order to see the newest episode the moment it dropped. Who thought that we could get … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The best TV series”

To hell with all is calm. ‘Tis Violent Night

Well, the Christmas action gauntlet has been thrown down. Looking at you Die Hard.  From 87North, the bare-knuckle producers of Bullet Train, Nobody, John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2 and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw comes a holiday action-comedy that says you should always bet on red – Violent Night. When a team … Continue reading “To hell with all is calm. ‘Tis Violent Night”

Beyoncé leads Grammy nominations with 9

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter isn’t just a celebrated Grammy Awards winner — she’s now a serial Grammy. record-breaker. She led among nominees with nine nods for her album Renaissance. Kendrick Lamar scored eight nominations, while Adele and Brandi Carlile each got seven. By adding nine more nominations to her Grammy resumé, she now has 88 in total … Continue reading “Beyoncé leads Grammy nominations with 9”

Hugh Jackman slashes his way into Deadpool 3 as Wolverine

Whoa, Bub. Did not see this coming. Today, Ryan Reynolds made the jaw-dropping announcement on Twitter that actor Hugh Jackman will reprise the role of The X-Men’s Logan/Wolverine for Deadpool 3. The threequel is now officially set to hit theaters on September 6, 2024. Sitting on a couch in what looks like the set from … Continue reading “Hugh Jackman slashes his way into Deadpool 3 as Wolverine”

Colin Francis Costello’s Storage wins Best Narrative Short Film twice

Colin Francis Costello’s latest short film, Storage, won both the Best U.S. Narrative Shorts at Silicon Beach Film Festival and Palm Springs Shorts last weekend. The short, which explores accepting and letting go of past loves before moving on, shares the story of Rachel (played by Laura Huckaby) who wakes up in a basement storage room with no … Continue reading “Colin Francis Costello’s Storage wins Best Narrative Short Film twice”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Taylour Paige join Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop 4

Netflix announced Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Looper)  and Taylour Paige (Zola, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) will star alongside Eddie Murphy in the long-awaited Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley. The third sequel to the 1984 blockbuster will also feature the return of original cast, Judge Reinhard, John Ashton and Paul Reiser (Stranger … Continue reading “Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Taylour Paige join Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop 4”

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”

Sandman tops Netflix TV; Purple Hearts film

Over thirty years after the initial comic book’s release, fans’ dreams came true as The Sandman debuted in the #1 spot on the Netflix English TV list with 69.48M hours viewed. Over the course of 10 episodes, audiences are taken on an epic fantasy where “dreams never die.” Starring Tom Sturridge, the dark fantasy series … Continue reading “Sandman tops Netflix TV; Purple Hearts film”

Duffer Brothers announce new production company

The Duffer Brothers today announced their new production company, Upside Down Pictures, for film and television projects as part of their overall deal with Netflix. Hilary Leavitt (Orphan Black, Ozark) has been hired to run the company. According to The Duffer Brothers, Upside Down Pictures will “aim to create the kind of stories that inspired the … Continue reading “Duffer Brothers announce new production company”

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”