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Latest Production News


‘The Oath’: Crackle Series To Return To Production In San Juan

UPDATE, 4 PM: Sony-owned Crackle is returning to San Juan, Puerto Rico Saturday to wrap production on The Oath. Filming on the 10-episode series was interrupted last month following devastating Hurricane Maria and its aftermath. The show, which began filming there in July, has about nine days of shooting left, a Sony spokesperson told Deadline. The Oath, starring Sean Bean, Ryan Kwanten and Katrina Law, is executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Power) and his… Read


Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind’ Sails Into Production

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind which marks the actor’s directorial debut has started production in Malawi. Ejiofor will star in the project he also adapted from the book written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Participant Media, BBC Films and BFI, with funds from the National Lottery, are lead financiers on the project, along with Head Gear, Econet and LipSync. Participant will be handling the sale of North American distribution rights, while… Read


Los Angeles On-Location Filming Falls For Third Quarter In A Row

Despite the state's annual $330 million tax incentives program, on-location filming in greater Los Angeles fell for a third consecutive quarter, dipping 3.5% to 9,455 shoot days in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year. On-location filming fell 4.7% in the second quarter and a whopping 36.3% in the first quarter. On-location production of feature films, commercials, and TV dramas were the quarter's few bright spots. Everything else was down… Read


‘House Of Cards’ Production “Not Impacted” Amid Active Shooter Situation A Mile Away – Update

UPDATED, 10:33 AM: Conflicting reports are emerging after a mass shooting near a House of Cards set outside Baltimore. Media Rights Capital and Netflix now say that production on their show was “not impacted” by the shooting that left three people dead and two wounded in a nearby business park. “We have been in touch with local authorities and are aware of a shooting situation that happened about a mile away from the House of Cards set,” they said in a statement… Read


20th Century Fox & Locksmith Animation Slate ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ As First Project

20th Century Fox and UK-based animation studio Locksmith Animation have set Ron’s Gone Wrong as their inaugural animated feature since announcing the multi-year production partnership deal, which is expected to deliver one film every 12-18 months  From co-directors Alessandro Carloni (Kung Fu Panda 3) and Pixar Story vet J.P. Vine (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur), the film’s release is slated for  November 2020. It tells the story of the wonderful walking, talking… Read


Skydance Media Taps Former DreamWorks Exec Bill Damaschke As President Of Animation

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Skydance Media has brought on Bill Damaschke as President of Animation and Family Entertainment. In this newly created post,  Damaschke, who most recently served as Chief Creative Officer at DreamWorks Animation, will curate and oversee a team dedicated to producing an original slate of both animated and hybrid family programming, in conjunction with the Skydance’s film and television divisions. He will report to Chief Executive Officer David Ellison. "Bill is a… Read


Netflix Defends $500 Million Canadian Investment: “No Tax Deals Were Part Of The Approval”

Netflix, which won approval last week  to ramp up a production unit in Canada, its first outside the U.S., is hitting back at criticism that the deal afforded Netflix special treatment and allowed it to skirt the rules governing other content players in the country. Corie Wright, director of global public policy, argued the streaming service’s position in a lengthy blog post today. In the post, headlined “What Netflix’s half a billion CAD investment in Canada is really… Read


Alyssa Milano To Topline Lifetime Mayor Comedy, Upped To Regular On Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’, Developing ‘Hacktivist’ At CW

Alyssa Milano has closed deals on three separate projects. She’s set to develop, executive produce and star as herself in Alyssa Milano for Mayor, a comedy series in development at Lifetime. She also has been promoted to series regular on the upcoming Netflix drama Insatiable after guest-starring in the pilot, and has set up a new adaptation of her 2014 graphic novel Hacktivist at the CW. In Alyssa Milano for Mayor, a soft-scripted show in the vein of Curb Your Enthusiasm… Read


Rosa Parks Movie Focused On Her Early Activism In Works From Director Julie Dash & Invisible Pictures

Julie Dash

EXCLUSIVE: Helmer Julie Dash has signed on to direct an upcoming biopic on Rosa Parks, which will center on the decade before her seminal moment on a Montgomery bus, when Parks, already an activist of her time, sought justice for 24-year-old wife and mother Recy Taylor, who was brutally gang-raped by six white men in Alabama in 1944. The project hails from Invisible Pictures with Audrey Rosenberg (I Am Not Your Negro) and Jess Jacobs producing for the company along with… Read


Johnny Lin & Brian Oliver Prep Horror Film ‘Sacrifice’, Paul Johansson Directing

EXCLUSIVE: Filmula Entertainment’s Johnny Lin and New Republic Pictures’ Brian Oliver, who recently teamed to produce and finance the sci-fi thriller Rise, have reunited to produce the psychological horror  Sacrifice. The screenplay is by Robert Tinnell and with Paul Johansson ( One Tree Hill, Atlas Shrugged: Part 1) on board to direct. Story follows a priest who survives a botched exorcism and chases a possessed fellow priest to a mystical island off the coast of… Read


Emmys: Production Team For Primetime Awards Unveiled

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards is only five days away, and today CBS and the Television Academy announced the trophy show’s production team. White Cherry founders Glenn Weiss (executive producer/director) and Ricky Kirshner (executive producer) will be joined by Steve Bass, head writer Dave Boone, Bob Dickinson, Sarah Levine Hall, Danette Herman, Rickey Minor and Rob Paine to produce the telecast. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert EP Chris Licht previously was announced… Read


Hurricane Irma Shuts Down Film & TV Production Across Georgia; ‘Walking Dead’, Marvel Pair Among Paused

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Film and television production in Georgia has ground to a halt as Hurricane Irma continues to wreak havoc on the state, where the governor has expanded Sunday's state of emergency to include all 159 counties. Production on AMC's The Walking Dead and two of Marvel's features shooting at Pinewood Studios – Avengers 4 and Ant-Man And The Wasp – have been shuttered, but sources say they hope to resume filming Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on weather conditions and… Read