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”

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”

Millie Bobby Brown joins Netflix’s Russo film

Netflix has picked up AGBO’s The Electric State, an adaptation of the illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag. Set in a retro-futuristic past, an orphaned teenager (Millie Bobby Brown) traverses the American West with a sweet but mysterious robot and an eccentric drifter in search of her younger brother. Millie Bobby Brown, star of Stranger Things … Continue reading “Millie Bobby Brown joins Netflix’s Russo film”

Succession, First Lady, CODA lead Location Managers Guild noms

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) has unveiled nominations for the 9th Annual LMGI Awards honoring the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. Winners will be honored at the LMGI Awards ceremony, returning to a live in-person event on Saturday, August 27, 2022. The … Continue reading “Succession, First Lady, CODA lead Location Managers Guild noms”

Paramount+: Transformers, Beavis & Butthead Tyler Perry join returning series

Paramount Global this week presented a special edition of 60 Minutes to explore its powerhouse portfolio of leading media platforms, hit content and advertising capabilities during its first in-person Upfront event as a combined company. Through in-depth interviews, profiles and appearances, the talent-packed program featured Paramount’s accelerated momentum and differentiated playbook to reach everyone, everywhere, at scale. … Continue reading “Paramount+: Transformers, Beavis & Butthead Tyler Perry join returning series”

F*CK Yeah! HBO Max renews Peacemaker!

We will get another season of Peacemaker, Emilia, John, Leota, Steve, Vigilante and Murn. Oh scratch Murn, he’s dead. Following the stellar launch of Peacemaker, HBO Max has renewed the critically acclaimed and fan-favorite series, written and directed by James Gunn and starring John Cena, for a second season. The eight-episode first season of the DC … Continue reading “F*CK Yeah! HBO Max renews Peacemaker!”

Which of your shows and movies will be affected should IATSE strike?

As we reported yesterday, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) International President Matthew Loeb announced that unless an agreement is reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), union members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday, October 18 at 12:01 a.m., PDT. This is a first for the union. … Continue reading “Which of your shows and movies will be affected should IATSE strike?”

Black Widow: The perfect feminism we need right now

Warning: Spoilers Black Widow is the perfect amount of feminism we need right now. The movie is almost exclusively female-driven, with only three male characters, two total goofballs, and the other, the evil villain. The Marvel movie begins with a young Natasha Romanov (Scarlett Johansson) in deep cover with three other operatives in Ohio in … Continue reading “Black Widow: The perfect feminism we need right now”

Director Adam Wingard on ‘Godzilla vs Kong’

For decades, cinematic titans Godzilla and Kong have been following their own, separate theatrical journeys…until now. Godzilla vs. Kong is a monster-sized event film with heart, humor and enough non-stop action to transcend the genre. This rivalry for the ages fuels an epic adventure that spans the globe to bring these two forces of nature, … Continue reading “Director Adam Wingard on ‘Godzilla vs Kong’”

Alejandra Parody, Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner

Director Alejandra Parody and producer/composer Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner made the NAACP-nominated short Gets Good Light which centers around a luxury condo that becomes a brief refuge for a family targeted by I.C.E. It’s a powerful depiction of the ever-present threat of deportation in America. The indie short stars Cedric Leiba Jr., Edmond Cofie, Jessica Pimentel (Orange … Continue reading “Alejandra Parody, Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner”

How ‘Bridgerton’ turned into Netflix’s biggest series ever

A record 82 million households around the world chose to watch Netflix’s Bridgerton in its first 28 days. That’s bigger than Stranger Things. Bigger than The Queen’s Gambit. Bigger than The Crown. Get the point? The show has reached the top 10 in every country except Japan – hitting number one in 83 countries including the … Continue reading “How ‘Bridgerton’ turned into Netflix’s biggest series ever”