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Friday, Apr. 1, 2022
FilmLA issued its fourth Sound Stage Production Report, updating for the year 2020 the ongoing study of occupancy and utilization of certified sound stages in Greater Los Angeles. The time period covered by this update, marked by an unprecedented global filming shut down due to COVID-19, lends...
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022
Just two weeks before it was to be held in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival is canceling its in-person festival and reverting to an entirely virtual edition due to the current coronavirus surge.
Festival organizers announced Wednesday that the festival will start as scheduled...
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021
Visitors to Venice could be forgiven for not realizing that beyond the majesty of St. Mark's Square and the romance of gondola rides lies a city that centuries ago helped provide a baseline of what the world knows today about containing pandemics.
It was here that the term "quarantine"...
Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021
Moviegoing, once expected to be closer to semi-normal levels by now, continues to be battered by the pandemic, the delta variant of the coronavirus and in-home streaming. The latest casualty: James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad," a critically acclaimed, carnage-ridden would-be smash that...
Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021
On the penultimate day of the Tokyo Olympics, NBC Universal got the kind of picture that it pays for: Kevin Durant, draped in the American flag, exulting in the U.S. men's basketball team's gold medal victory over France.
The team persevered after losing its first game in Tokyo and so did...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021
FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, has issued an update regarding regional filming activity.
Following nearly a year and a half of reduced production activity, high on-location production levels from April through June allowed...
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021
Toyota won't be airing any Olympic-themed advertisements on Japanese television during the Tokyo Games despite being one of the IOC's top corporate sponsors.
The extraordinary decision by the country's top automaker underlines how polarizing the Games have become in Japan as COVID-19...
Monday, Jul. 19, 2021
Screaming fans won't be the only thing missing from this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo. Behind the scenes, there won't much schmoozing for corporate sponsors either, thanks to the pandemic.
The corporate sponsorship program has been a key part of the Olympic experience since it began in...
Sunday, Jul. 11, 2021
Even with an option to watch "Black Widow" at home, audiences went to the movie theater in pandemic record numbers this weekend to catch the first Marvel movie released in two years.
The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday the superhero pic generated an estimated $80 million in ticket sales in...
Friday, Jun. 4, 2021
As the pandemic-caused shutdown starts to loosen throughout the country, the content creation industry looks to recover. Production has already returned in assorted locales with relatively minimal restrictions and the promise is that with each passing week, we will get closer to filmmaking...