Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC

Capitalizing on a year with huge audience drivers, including two Olympics and the Super Bowl, NBC heads into the 2021-22 season with a winning year-round programming strategy that highlights dominant dramas in the fall, doubles down on comedies in midseason and pairs powerhouse unscripted shows with big tentpole event programming.    “Our program strategy for NBC is singularly focused on driving growth by capturing audiences with can’t-miss event television and keeping them on the … Continue reading “Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC”

Supergirl begins final season tonight

The CW’s Tuesday will become even more superpowered when SUPERMAN & LOIS gets a helping hand from their Kryptonian cousin this spring as SUPERGIRL soars onto action, returning to The CW’s schedule to kick off the first part of her sixth and final season on Tuesday, March 30 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). The recently renewed freshman hit Superman & Lois will go on a brief … Continue reading “Supergirl begins final season tonight”

Universal Studios Hollywood set to open in two weeks

As Covid-19 cases are on the decline, the state of California is FINALLY allowing theme parks to reopen with limited capacity after one year of being completely closed. Universal Studios Hollywood has recently announced reopening on both their website as well as their app.  Universal Studios Hollywood is reopening on April 16. Tickets will be … Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood set to open in two weeks”

Ranking the DCEU movies

Right now we are less than 24 hours away from the premiere of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max. While it is sitting at a comfortable 77% (at the time of this writing) on Rotten Tomatoes (far higher than the 40% 2017’s “Josstice League” received) we thought it would be time to rank the … Continue reading “Ranking the DCEU movies”

SXSW: Stage 13 brings 3 panels online

Stage 13, the award-winning and Emmy-nominated original content studio, brings three panels focused on its original series and feature to the WarnerMedia Rise venue at the SXSW Online 2021 festival starting Tuesday, March 16 through Thursday, March 18.  The two panels are “Family Style: Surviving Production During the Pandemic,” and “Two Sentence Horror Stories: Using Horror to Address … Continue reading “SXSW: Stage 13 brings 3 panels online”

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”

Eva Longoria to direct HBO Max Latinx comedy

Eva Longoria is set to direct and executive produce The Gordita Chronicles pilot at HBO Max. The single-camera family comedy hails from Josh Berman’s Osprey Productions, Zoe Saldana’s Cinestar Pictures, and Sony Pictures TV, where Berman’s Osprey Prods is under a deal. The Gordita Chronicles, written by Claudia Forestier, is about a willful, chubby, 12-year-old … Continue reading “Eva Longoria to direct HBO Max Latinx comedy”

Supergirl returns for final season March 30

The CW’s Tuesday will become even more super-powered when Superman & Lois gets a helping hand from their Kryptonian cousin this spring as Supergirl soars onto action, returning to The CW’s schedule to kick off the first part of her sixth and final season on Tuesday, March 30 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). The recently renewed freshman hit Superman & Lois will go on a brief … Continue reading “Supergirl returns for final season March 30”

This grounded Superman soars

WARNING! This review contains spoilers! Do not read if you have not yet watched the new CW series Superman & Lois. Believe it or not Superman’s visual storytelling has actually fared better on TV than in theaters. This is where you say, “What about Christoper Reeve? He was brilliant!” Reeve’s performance as the Last Son … Continue reading “This grounded Superman soars”

Sasha Calle: Latina actress is DC’s new Supergirl

Latina Sasha Calle, actress from Young And The Restless has scored the feature role of DC Universe’s new Supergirl. The Boston, MA-born Colombian actress is the first Latina Supergirl ever in DC and was chosen from more than 425 actresses who auditioned. She will make her debut in Warner Bros’ The Flash which is scheduled … Continue reading “Sasha Calle: Latina actress is DC’s new Supergirl”

Stage 13 joins WarnerMedia with two Sundance panels

Stage 13, the award-winning and Emmy-nominated original content studio, is premiering two virtual panels at the 2021 WarnerMedia Lodge held during the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The two panels will be discussing two of Stage 13’s award-winning franchise series: Two Sentence Horror Stories, the horror anthology on The  CW Network, and Family Style, the unscripted Asian food … Continue reading “Stage 13 joins WarnerMedia with two Sundance panels”

‘Palm Springs,’ ‘Soul’ lead Critics Choice Super Awards

Sunday, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the  winners of the inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards during a special presentation broadcast on  The CW. Produced remotely following COVID safety protocols, the ceremony was hosted by  writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith and actress/writer Dani Fernandez, and honored the most  popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television and movies, including Superhero/Comic Book,  Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, … Continue reading “‘Palm Springs,’ ‘Soul’ lead Critics Choice Super Awards”

Big Red Button, Laura Murphy join Gravy Films

Gravy Films today announced the expansion of its US commercial roster with directorial duo Big Red Button and comedic director Laura Murphy. “Big Red Button, Johnny and Pier, are incredible directors that combine a visually rich production style with a quirky sensibility and will play really well in the US market,” said Brent Stoller, owner … Continue reading “Big Red Button, Laura Murphy join Gravy Films”

Our top ten episodes of ‘Supernatural’

Just over 15 years ago, on September 13, 2005, we were introduced to the Winchester brothers, the two protagonists of a new dark fantasy TV series, created by Eric Kripke called Supernatural, which premiered on the WB channel, now known as the CW. When the network ceased being the WB and became the CW, Supernatural … Continue reading “Our top ten episodes of ‘Supernatural’”

‘Supernatural’ releases final trailer

THEN. Back in 2005, coming off of a season on the WB’s Smallville, Jensen Ackles would join Gilmore Girls Jared Padalecki in a new fantasy series called, created by my cousin by marriage Eric Kripke, Supernatural. NOW. After 320 episodes and 15 seasons the unbelievable run of the Winchester brothers comes to an end. Last … Continue reading “‘Supernatural’ releases final trailer”

First look at Batwoman and her Batmobile

The Scarlet Knight is here. The CW has finally released the first official pics of actress Javicia Leslie as Batwoman. And she is pretty “Bat-ass.” As widely reported, Leslie has replaced Ruby Rose for the second season of The CW’s DC Comics-based series. Leslie, who co-starred on CBS’ God Friended Me for two seasons, will … Continue reading “First look at Batwoman and her Batmobile”

‘The Batman’ continues to shoot in Liverpool

Warner Bros.‘ The Batman recently resumed production in Liverpool, England after being forced to shut down after actor Robert Pattinson tested positive for coronavirus. Now thanks to a little lax security, we are now able to share with you some of the pics of cast members in character. Bruce vs. Oswald vs. Selina St. George’s Hall, … Continue reading “‘The Batman’ continues to shoot in Liverpool”

The Batman to film in Chicago next month

We always knew that Matt Reeves‘ upcoming The Batman would be something different than what we have seen before. When the first trailer dropped at DC FanDome back in August that feeling was confirmed. The film was more akin to something like Se7en or Zodiac than Batman and Robin. Thank god. Now, the film’s production … Continue reading “The Batman to film in Chicago next month”

First look at Javicia Leslie in ‘Batwoman’ cape and cowl

Batwoman was one of the first series to return to production when COVID-19 safety precautions were put into place in Vancouver. Curiosity has been high ever since star Ruby Rose (Kate Kane) left the series and was replaced by Javicia Leslie. Fanboys and fangirls have wondered how will the African American actress look as the … Continue reading “First look at Javicia Leslie in ‘Batwoman’ cape and cowl”

Fact or Fiction: Henry Cavill signs up for 3 Superman films and more

With it being Rosh Hashanah, we are going to take this rumor about Warner Bros. and DC with a huge grain of Kosher salt. According to Comic Book Movie, who is sourcing The Cultured Nerd, Man of Steel and The Witcher star Henry Cavill has agreed with the studio. to reprise his role as Superman in at least three projects … Continue reading “Fact or Fiction: Henry Cavill signs up for 3 Superman films and more”