Stephen Colbert and more are in New York State of Mind campaign

Gosh, this makes me want to move back to New York. Beloved New York City actors, singers, choreographers, musicians, television, and late-night hosts have come together to produce a video rendition of Billy Joel’s New York State of Mind to encourage the city’s recovery from the pandemic. It is easily our Reel Ad of the … Continue reading “Stephen Colbert and more are in New York State of Mind campaign”

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”

Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners

The Screen Actors Guild celebrated the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2020 at the 27th Annual SAG Awards, which aired Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS. This year’s awards was a brisk one-hour celebration that highlighted and expanded on the show’s signature “I Am An Actor” stories through funny and intimate docuseries-inspired … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

Film permits increase 43.1% in LA

Some good news for the LA production community. FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional permit activity since the reopening of LA County to on-location filming last June. Over the last thirty-seven weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 5,533 film … Continue reading “Film permits increase 43.1% in LA”

The Brazilian Firecracker Aymara Limma goes boom

I have never been to Brazil, but when I moved to Los Angeles I got a good taste of it when I met fabulous writer, director, producer and actress, Aymara Limma. Aymara may be petite, but the woman known as “The Brazilian Firecracker” is truly the entire package. Born in Rio de Janeiro, the incredibly … Continue reading “The Brazilian Firecracker Aymara Limma goes boom”

Screen Actors Guild announces nominations

Nominees for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced by Lily Collins (Emily In Paris, Mank) and Daveed Diggs (Snowpiercer, Blindspotting, The Good Lord Bird) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced … Continue reading “Screen Actors Guild announces nominations”

Los Angeles film permits drop 25% in December

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions—has issued an update regarding regional filming activity and permits since the reopening of L.A. County to on-location filming last June. And it is fairly bleak. Over the last twenty-nine weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 4,213 film permit applications spanning … Continue reading “Los Angeles film permits drop 25% in December”

American Film Market kicks off with 562 exhibitors

Kicking off today, the American Film Market (AFM®) announced today that it will welcome the global industry with participants coming from 78 countries and 42 U.S. states – more countries than any AFM in the last decade.  To date, a record 562 Exhibitors are registered for AFM 2020 Online from 48 countries with the largest … Continue reading “American Film Market kicks off with 562 exhibitors”

AFM announces five-day programming lineup

The American Film Market today announced its initial speakers, topics, and programming calendar for AFM 2020 Online which begins next Monday, November 9.  The AFM’s opening Conference – The Future of Film – will launch with two marquee one-on-one conversations: Mark Gill, President and CEO of Solstice Studios, will take the online stage to discuss his views and predictions … Continue reading “AFM announces five-day programming lineup”

Virtual AFM 2020 is here

The American Film Market announced details about AFM 2020 Online, including early exhibitors, plans for its biggest programming initiative to date, and its online platform that features highly engaging networking opportunities.  The event will take place wholly online and is set for November 9-13, 8:00AM – 8:00PM PST.   Cornerstone, Fantawild Animation Inc., Filmexport Group, … Continue reading “Virtual AFM 2020 is here”

First All-Female Driving Team AWD launches

The first-ever all-female stunt driving team, AWD (The Association of Women Drivers), has launched in Los Angeles with a trio of seasoned female stunt drivers sharing over 15 years of professional stunt driving experience in 500+ commercials and more than 300 films and TV shows. The collective is made up of Olivia Summers, Dee Bryant and Angela … Continue reading “First All-Female Driving Team AWD launches”

How ‘Malcolm & Marie’ was secretly filmed during COVID

Who knew what  Sam Levinson was up to during quarantine, which incidentally is still a good idea with COVID-19 spiking in California. The creator of HBO’s Euphoria shot a secret film with actors Zendaya and John David Washington, Deadline reports. The film is titled Malcolm & Marie and was shot between June 17 and July 2 at the Caterpillar House in … Continue reading “How ‘Malcolm & Marie’ was secretly filmed during COVID”

SAG Awards pushed to 2021

SAG Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell today announced that the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will now take place on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).Key deadlines and dates have also been released for the celebration of excellence in film and television. With this new show date, the SAG Awards is extending … Continue reading “SAG Awards pushed to 2021”

WGA reveals details of new deal with studios, networks

Yesterday, we reported the Writers Guild of America Negotiating Committee unanimously approved a tentative agreement with the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for the 2020-2023 Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA). The Negotiating Committee, which includes WGA(w) President David A. Goodman, Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and East President Beau Willimon, is recommending a ratification … Continue reading “WGA reveals details of new deal with studios, networks”

WGA and AMPTP reach tentative agreement

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have reached a tentative deal on a new film and TV contract. Negotiations reportedly continued hours after the contract expired at midnight Wednesday. Both THR and Variety report the contract will now go to the WGA board for ratification … Continue reading “WGA and AMPTP reach tentative agreement”

‘Bold and the Beautiful’ to try sex dolls for love scenes

Ever since cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago and Minneapolis have reopened for production, there has been rampant speculation on how intimate scenes and fight scenes will be accomplished in an era of COVID-19. Last week, we ran a piece where the AMPTP  Guidelines suggested either eliminating sex scenes or using CGI … Continue reading “‘Bold and the Beautiful’ to try sex dolls for love scenes”

Unions release joint report for production post COVID

In the next major step toward the resumption of film and television production, 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) today released “The Safe Way Forward,” a Multi-Union Report … Continue reading “Unions release joint report for production post COVID”

Unions approve newsroom COVID-19 guidelines

The DPE Arts, Entertainment, and Media Industry Coordinating Committee (AEMI), which consists of the DGA, IATSE, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), SAG-AFTRA, and the WGAE have teamed up to create COVID-19-related newsroom staffer “safety and fairness” standards. “Thousands of workers across the media industry have been working through this crisis. News workers have helped … Continue reading “Unions approve newsroom COVID-19 guidelines”