Union Editorial partners with Amazon Studios, Mutt Film on ‘Always Jane’

Amazon Prime Video has announced the upcoming four-part docuseries Always Jane – a production of Amazon Studios, Mutt Film, and Union Editorial – which follows transgender teenager Jane Noury and her family as she nears graduation and prepares to leave the nest in a true coming-of-age story. This intimate and unguarded look at the Nourys … Continue reading “Union Editorial partners with Amazon Studios, Mutt Film on ‘Always Jane’”

IATSE members vote overwhelmingly to authorize nationwide strike – Details here

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) announced today that 60,000 members who work in television and film production across the country have voted—by a nearly unanimous margin—to grant IATSE International President Matthew Loeb the authority to call a strike. This is the first time in IATSE’s 128-year history that members of the union … Continue reading “IATSE members vote overwhelmingly to authorize nationwide strike – Details here”

118 members of Congress call for improved wages, conditions for IATSE members

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Senator Alex Padilla (D- Calif.), along with 118 Senators and Members of the House sent a letter to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) urging the association to negotiate collaboratively and in good faith with Hollywood craft workers (IATSE) advocating for improved wages and working conditions … Continue reading “118 members of Congress call for improved wages, conditions for IATSE members”

Godfather of Black Cinema, Melvin Van Peebles, passes away at age 89

Daytime Emmy Award Winner, actor, filmmaker, playwright, novelist, composer, and Godfather of Black cinema, Melvin Van Peebles has passed away at age 89 at his home in Manhattan.  His death was confirmed by his son, Mario Van Peebles, who said in a statement: “Dad knew that Black images matter. If a picture is worth a … Continue reading “Godfather of Black Cinema, Melvin Van Peebles, passes away at age 89”

MPSE seek submissions for Verna Fields Student Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) is now accepting submissions for its annual Verna Fields Student Award honoring outstanding work by student sound editors. The award, which will be presented at the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony on March 13, 2022, is open to students worldwide with the winner receiving a grant from MPSE’s … Continue reading “MPSE seek submissions for Verna Fields Student Award”

Hawkeye: His post-blip past comes back to haunt him in first trailer

At the beginning of Avengers: Endgame, we learned that Clint Barton’s family was wiped out after Thanos snapped his fingers while wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. This sent Hawkeye to become the assassin Ronin, who went down a dark path of slicing up underworld leaders like cold cuts. Now in the amazing first trailer for the … Continue reading “Hawkeye: His post-blip past comes back to haunt him in first trailer”

Shang-Chi brings in $94m over Labor Day weekend

Disney claims the Friday-Sunday gross for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was $75.5 million, and estimates that with Labor Day added the total will be at least $94 million for the four days.  On Sunday Disney projected that Shang-Chi would finish the extended weekend with $90 million from 4,300 theaters, but the … Continue reading “Shang-Chi brings in $94m over Labor Day weekend”

Simon Pegg joins RSA Films as director

Acclaimed actor, screenwriter, producer and director Simon Pegg has signed to RSA Films for global commercial representation. To celebrate, he will be taking to the stage this week to discuss creativity and writing with Uncommon Founder Nils Leonard at the UK Creative Festival. Pegg rose to prominence as co-creator of the UK cult classic TV series, Spaced. After two … Continue reading “Simon Pegg joins RSA Films as director”

Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer gets ’90s style animated remix

Happy Friday from Reel 360! The trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home broke the 24-hour all-time record for most global views with a whopping 355.5 million, snapping to dust the previous record held by Avengers: Endgame, which drove 289 million views. Now, if you are a kid of the ’90s, there’s a good chance you were a fan … Continue reading “Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer gets ’90s style animated remix”

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Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson “cruise” to number 1 with $90m global take

Disney’s Jungle Cruise debuted at No. 1 this weekend, opening to an estimated total of more than $90 million globally, including $34.2 million in domestic box office, $27.6 million in international box office and over $30 million in Disney+ Premier Access consumer spend globally. “Jungle Cruise is the perfect summer adventure film, bringing a beloved theme park attraction … Continue reading “Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson “cruise” to number 1 with $90m global take”

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over Black Widow theatrical release

The National Association of Theatre Owners aren’t the only ones peeved over the fact that Disney left money on the table by putting Marvel’s Black Widow on Disney Plus on the same day as its theatrical debut. Scarlett Johansson is alleging that $50 million of that money left on the table belongs to her. According … Continue reading “Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over Black Widow theatrical release”

Netflix mandates vaccinations on U.S. productions

Reel 360 has learned that streaming giant, Netflix, will now reportedly require actors and close contacts on their domestic productions to be vaccinated against COVID-19. TheWrap reports. Netflix now beomes first Hollywood company to demand protection for those on set. According to TheWrap, the mandate covers those considered “Zone A,” which includes the cast and … Continue reading “Netflix mandates vaccinations on U.S. productions”

Producers can mandate vaccinations in agreement with unions

With the ongoing goal of keeping casts, crews and all set workers safe, the Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the Basic Crafts, and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), together with the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television … Continue reading “Producers can mandate vaccinations in agreement with unions”

Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 395 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Membership selection decisions are based on professional qualifications, with representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority of Academy Aperture 2025.  The 2021 class is 46% … Continue reading “Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites”

Disney+: New Simpsons short featuring Marvel’s Loki

Today, Disney+ announced The Good, The Bart, and The Loki, a new Marvel-themed short from The Simpsons premiering Wednesday, July 7. In the new shortcoming exclusively to Disney+, Loki is banished from Asgard once again and must face his toughest opponents yet: the Simpsons and Springfield’s mightiest heroes. The God of Mischief teams up with … Continue reading “Disney+: New Simpsons short featuring Marvel’s Loki”

Birch Benders: New healthy eating campaign from BSSP

What constitutes “healthy eating” can vary depending on who you’re talking to – from the strict Keto crowd to those that swear by fast-food salads. But what about the people somewhere in the middle? The folks who take a more balanced approach to their life and wellbeing, who don’t deny themselves indulgences, who believe they … Continue reading “Birch Benders: New healthy eating campaign from BSSP”