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Production Roundup January 17

Production Roundup January 17

Kal Penn confirmed for FX pilot, Knives Out co-stars reunite and Kumail Nanjiani headlines Hulu series Immigrant (Hulu) This series from 20th Century Television will star Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals, The Lovebirds) and tell the story of Somen "Steve" Banerjee, an...

Production Roundup January 10

Production Roundup January 10

Mike Flanagan returns to Netflix, a breakout horror director tackles Stephen King and Tessa Thompson receives a new starring vehicle. Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix) After the critical and audience success of Midnight Mass and The Haunting of Hill House,...

Production Roundup January 3

Production Roundup January 3

Vince Vaughn helms an Apple TV+ series while Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins reunite. Bad Monkey (Warner Bros.) Based on Carl Hiaasen’s popular 2013 novel Bad Monkey, this series will star and be executive produced by Vince Vaughn. The plot follows detective Andrew Yancy...

Production Roundup December 27

Production Roundup December 27

New space adventures, thrillers and farces begin production this winter. Star Trek: Strange New World (Paramount+) Created by Academy Award-winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), this spinoff prequel series continues the expansion of the expanded Star Trek universe...

Production Roundup December 13

Production Roundup December 13

Queen Sugar returns to OWN, Twins receives a sequel and Netflix continues their push for the U.K. market Queen Sugar (OWN) The hit Oprah Winfrey Network drama will return for its seventh season, and production begins in New Orleans on January 7. Following another and...

New Production Roundup (Dec 3)

New Production Roundup (Dec 3)

Dwayne Johnson eyes new holiday film, The Handmaid's Tale returns and Dracula receives a modern twist Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies (Paramount+) Filming will begin on January 24 for this 10-episode Grease prequel. Set four years before the original musical, this...

AFM 2020 Pivots to Successful Digital Presentation

AFM 2020 Pivots to Successful Digital Presentation

The completely digital industry event and film festival proved successful despite altered presentations. American Film Marketplace—an annual gathering of exhibitors, media and other industry professionals in Santa Monica—completed its 2020 iteration with success given...