Monday, Jan. 25, 2021

IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled.

Now set to open July 23, the Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now the event appears threatened again...

Monday, Jan. 25, 2021

For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce a beer called Bud Light, the beer giant isn't advertising its iconic Budweiser brand during the Super Bowl. Instead, it's donating the money it would have spent on the ad to coronavirus vaccination awareness...

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has forced television hospital shows to confront a key question — could the biggest medical crisis in recent decades be ignored in favor of escapism for viewers?

Medical shows have reached different conclusions, but Fox's "The Resident" opted to address the...

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 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 since the reopening of L.A. County to on-location filming last June.

Over the last 29 weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 4,213...

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020

When the sun sets on the 2020 film box office, it'll be difficult to look at the numbers as anything but disastrous.

After five consecutive years of North American revenues exceeding $11 billion, this year they're expected to cap out at an almost 40-year low of around $2.3 billion. That'...

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020

In light of the surge in COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations--with hospital capacity being maxed to if not beyond the limit--the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) urged filmmakers to exercise every caution in their work.

For those seeking permits to film at...

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, has issued an update regarding regional filming activity since the reopening of L.A. County to on-location filming in June.

Over the last 24 weeks, FilmLA has received approximately 3,552...

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020

Steven Soderbergh calls it "the boat movie" even though he's not supposed to call it "the boat movie."

The Queen Mary 2, on which Soderbergh filmed the majority of his new film "Let Them All Talk," is technically a ship, and a big one at that. The thought of making a movie on the $750-...

Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak that delayed the taping of "Shameless" is woven into the 11th and final season of the Gallagher saga. It seems inevitable, given the outsized share of hardships the family has met and, sometimes, overcome.

It also reflects executive producer John Wells' intention...

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

"Papa!" screams a hospital worker, covered from head to toe in a Hazmat suit and PPE, in the opening moments of the documentary "76 Days."

This is in the early days of the pandemic in Wuhan, back in January and February when the city of 11 million went into a 2 1/2-month lockdown and...

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