‘Wonder Woman: 1984″ may be delayed again

Bad news for DC comic fans, Deadline has reported that Warner Bros. will likely once again push its release date for Wonder Woman 1984, as most theaters in major cities like New York and Los Angeles remain closed through the COVID-19 pandemic. The film is currently slated to premiere October 2nd, but audiences should anticipate … Continue reading “‘Wonder Woman: 1984″ may be delayed again”

Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative. The standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience. Academy governors DeVon Franklin … Continue reading “Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility”

AMC Theatres to offer 15- cent tickets upon reopening

In 1920, the Dubinsky Brothers began operations with a single movie screen in Kansas City, Missouri. That single screen would serve as the foundation for what is known today as AMC Entertainment , the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States, in Europe & the Middle East, and in the world. One hundred years later, … Continue reading “AMC Theatres to offer 15- cent tickets upon reopening”

U.S. Regal Cinemas to reopen August 21

In response to the recent changes in the upcoming theatrical release schedule, Cineworld, parent company of Regal, today announced that its theatres will begin to reopen U.S. locations on Friday, August 21. Theaters originally shut down nationwide in March due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, opening in the U.S. on Thursday, September 3, will … Continue reading “U.S. Regal Cinemas to reopen August 21”

AMC Theatres plan reopening for August

Even with potential summer blockbusters as Warner Bros’ Tenet and Disney’s Mulan delayed indefinitely, AMC Theatres has announced the chain is currently planning to reopen its U.S. movie theaters in mid to late August. AMC closed its 450 U.S. theaters in March due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. AMC operates among the most productive … Continue reading “AMC Theatres plan reopening for August”

“Kia-ck ass” summer ‘The Features Film’ opens

It’s been quite the year for movies or the lack of them. With Warner Bros’ Tenet being pushed back to an unnamed date and with chatter of theaters not reopening until mid-2021, audiences are in dire need of a good ol’ fashioned action blockbuster. Thank god for the creative team David&Goliath and Kia Motors America … Continue reading ““Kia-ck ass” summer ‘The Features Film’ opens”

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”

Only 7% Americans likely to return to theaters in new poll

This is fairly dismal, potentially disastrous, news for movie theaters. In a new poll conducted by by Morning Consult on behalf of The Hollywood Reporter, many Americans are leery of returning to their local AMC or Cinemark when theaters do eventually reopen. 2200 people were polled and the results are not good. Only 7% of people … Continue reading “Only 7% Americans likely to return to theaters in new poll”

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ shifts to October 2nd opening

After shifting the Christopher Nolan-helmed sci-fi thriller Tenet, to one week later in July, comes word that Warner Bros. is now moving Wonder Woman 1984 from its August 12 date to October 2. Gal Gadot said on her Instagram, “Wow, it’s finally happening, and I couldn’t be more excited! To all the fans that stuck … Continue reading “‘Wonder Woman 1984’ shifts to October 2nd opening”

For official ‘Bill and Ted’ Day (6/9) we have a trailer

Excellent. What better way to celebrate the official Bill and Ted Day (yeah today 6/9 dude) than looking at the first teaser trailer for the long-awaited third installment, Bill and Ted Face the Music? That’s what Orion Pictures has gone and done. The studio has finally given us a peek at Keanu Reeves and Alex … Continue reading “For official ‘Bill and Ted’ Day (6/9) we have a trailer”

Melton named CMO, WB Global Kids, Young Adults

Marketing veteran Tricia Melton has been named Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, it was announced today by Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, Warner Bros. Melton will report to Tom Ascheim who, as previously announced, is joining Warner Bros. on June 15 as President, Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. … Continue reading “Melton named CMO, WB Global Kids, Young Adults”

Academy considers canceling 2021 Oscars

While the 93rd Oscars are not supposed to happen until February 28th, 2021, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is taking into consideration that the show may have to cancelled altogether. According to Variety, multiple anonymous sources, say that while there are no concrete plans in place, the option is under serious consideration. “It’s … Continue reading “Academy considers canceling 2021 Oscars”

BLOCK & TACKLE takes us BTS of truTV’s rebrand

Creative studio BLOCK & TACKLE has unleashed its comprehensive rebrand for AT&T WarnerMedia’s truTV, now appearing across the cable network’s linear, digital and social channels. The network is the home for original, creator-driven comedy series with a distinct point of view, and has a growing legion of fans engaging across its multiverse. According to B&T’s Partners and … Continue reading “BLOCK & TACKLE takes us BTS of truTV’s rebrand”

Kia gets aspirational in “tough” Super Bowl spot

What would you tell your younger self trying to make your way through the world? Maybe heap a little wisdom and encouragement on the kid you once were? For Josh Jacobs, who rose from homelessness in middle school to football stardom as an Oakland Raider, it is an inspiring message of hope and determination, that the Reel … Continue reading “Kia gets aspirational in “tough” Super Bowl spot”

‘The Batman’ officially begins production

No, that is not an official image of Robert Pattinson as the titular character of Matt Reeves’ upcoming film, The Batman. However, it is official that production has started on the new film in Dublin. Matt Reeves took to his Twitter account on Monday to share an image of the slate from the first day … Continue reading “‘The Batman’ officially begins production”

Tarantino to be honored at Final Draft Awards

Final Draft, a Cast & Crew company, has unveiled the honorees for the 15th Annual Final Draft Awards. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino will be presented with the Hall of Fame Award for his prolific contribution to the art of screenwriting. Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, has grossed over $372 million … Continue reading “Tarantino to be honored at Final Draft Awards”

Order the Sancerre & Other Advice

ADitudes is a new regular column by individuals who work in Chicago’s advertising community. It can take the form of anything that the author wishes to share, be it inspiration, humor, rant or what have you. For our inaugural installment, a touch of wisdom for fledgeling producers from VSA Partners Executive Director of Production, Ashley … Continue reading “Order the Sancerre & Other Advice”

MPG shoots reenactment of Baha’i persecution in Spain

While filming a reenactment of 19th century gunfire, horses and panic in southern Spain, Media Process Group director Bob Hercules and DP Keith Walker decided to double the possibility of something going wrong.

“We split the cameras and ran back and forth directing both crews simultaneously,” he recalls. “It was close to guerilla shooting.”

It was also the second-to-last day of a three-week shoot for a feature documentary about the origins of the Baha’i faith.