The Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 14
Director Antoine Fuqua, whose body of work includes "The Equalizer" 1 and 2, will receive the Motion Picture Sound Editors' annual Filmmaker Award for his contributions to cinema, during the 66th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on Feb. 17 at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles.
Deadline, Nov. 13
SAG-AFTRA, the WGA and the American Federation of Musicians have joined IATSE in offering financial relief to its members affected by the California wildfires. The actor and writer unions are directing its members to contact welfare funds established for emergencies like the ones facing many of their members across the state.
Filmmaker, Nov. 10
Susan Skoog's underappreciated teen drama Whatever opens on a moonlit image of two lovers on a field of grass, he on top of her, in what appears to be flagrante delicto - but which is revealed shortly after to be a train run on an unsuspecting teenage girl./p>
Deadline, Nov. 10
Producers Guild of America co-presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher opened the Guild's "Produced By: New York" conference with a chat that covered the shifting role of pitching and selling product today-a role that seems to be changing faster than the time it takes to log into Netflix.
Variety, Nov. 9
Documentaries have a reputation for being, as Jerry Seinfeld put it at the 2007 Oscars, "incredibly depressing." But not this year.
LA Times, Nov. 8
On the opening day of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sent out an email blast announcing that it had shelved the unpopular popular-film Oscar it had announced for next year’s awards show — hopefully, forever.
Chicago Tribune, Nov. 8
For stunts and fight scenes on camera, it’s common practice to bring in a stunt coordinator to ensure everyone is safe and on the same the page. Until recently, there hasn’t been the same kind of protection for actors performing nudity or sex scenes. That is quickly changing, though. Last month, HBO announced that it will be hiring intimacy coordinators for all of its projects going forward.
The Muse, Nov. 7
Throughout the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, Jean Coulter was a leading stuntwoman in Hollywood, racking up hundreds of credits on shows like Charlie’s Angels, Wonder Woman, M*A*S*H*, and Days of Our Lives. She is perhaps most recognizable from Jaws 2, in which she played the ski boat driver who attempts to set the villainous shark on fire. Coulter rarely acted; she preferred to stick to stunts where her likeness was obscured and tailored to be indistinguishable from the stars for which she doubled.
Producers Guild of America, Nov. 6
“I’ve done a lot of interviews in my time,” Donna Gigliotti tells us. “This one is making me nervous. Because I’m not sure, in all honesty, that I have anything that’s even remotely interesting to say.” Well there’s always that time she spun a chance encounter with Robert De Niro into a gig working as Martin Scorsese’s assistant on Raging Bull.
Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 2
How is California’s revamped film and television tax credit program fairing? Quite well, according to a newly released report from the California Film Commission.
Politico, Nov. 1
Teachers unions appear to have dodged a serious blow to their political activity and membership rolls following a sweeping Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, defying predictions that the unions' traditional campaign organizing in advance of the midterm elections could be devastated.
Variety, Nov. 1
It can be hard to recall that when "House of Cards" launched on Netflix, it was one of a kind.
Indie Wire, Nov. 1
At just 32, Ryan Coogler has already turned out an extraordinary trilogy of missing-father-and-son films: “Fruitvale Station,” which played Un Certain Regard after debuting at Sundance, “Rocky” sequel “Creed,” and historic blockbuster “Black Panther,” which has crashed Hollywood barriers that should have been shattered decades ago.
Variety, Oct. 31
SAG-AFTRA has unionized the 66 U.S.-based content creators at Al Jazeera English, who have voted to recognize SAG-AFTRA as their union, with 97% voting in favor. SAG-AFTRA announced Wednesday that the election was conducted by mail ballot and votes were counted by the National Labor Relations Board.
New Yorker, Oct. 31
John Latenser is a location manager: when a director needs to shoot scenes with a particular backdrop, he'll find some options, sign agreements with property owners, figure out safety measures and what to do if it rains.
The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Healthy Women on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.
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