Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries.  There are 75 OscarĀ® nominees, including 15 winners, and … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

Prague reopens for U.S. productions

The Czech Republic and Prague have created new production guidelines in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, allowing productions to return including Disney+’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. If you remember, production was forced to halt earlier this year due to the scare. The new regulations were drawn up by the Czech Audiovisual Producers’ Association … Continue reading “Prague reopens for U.S. productions”

Marvel Studios reportedly releases crews as of April 3

Hopefully, this chatter will turn out to be false, but right now there is talk making the rounds that Marvel Studios is shutting down production and releasing the crews associated with each project due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The studio has already paused production on the feature, Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten … Continue reading “Marvel Studios reportedly releases crews as of April 3”

‘Black Panther II’ set for May 2022 release

While Marvel Studios sorts out the Spider-man debacle between it and Sony, the production company still has lots of big news to announce at D23, being held this weekend in Anaheim. This time it was director Ryan Coogler who got to drop the news. Black Panther II, the sequel to the 2018 cultural phenomenon, will … Continue reading “‘Black Panther II’ set for May 2022 release”

Marvel Studios announces ‘Phase Four’ slate

What many would call, “The Main Event” of Comic-Con finally happened. Marvel Studios’ head honcho, Kevin Feige, took the stage at massive Hall H, stood before a salivating packed house of fans and announced most of Marvel’s ‘Phase Four’ films. From the crowd’s reaction, Feige did not disappoint. He also had a few bombshells. ‘Phase … Continue reading “Marvel Studios announces ‘Phase Four’ slate”