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East End Studios Proposes Production Campus in L.A. Arts District

Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District may soon be home to a state-of-the-art studio campus. East End Studios filed a development application on Monday with the City of Los Angeles for a new production complex in the area, which features 16 soundstages, class-A office space across four buildings, and studio support uses on an approximately 15-acre […]

U.K. to Update COVID-19 Production Protocols Following Government’s Lifting of All Restrictions

The remaining COVID-19 restrictions in England and Northern Ireland — including the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test — may be coming to an end following this week’s controversial announcement by the British government. But the safety guidelines being followed by the film and TV industries are set to remain in place. However, according to […]

Bradley Whitford, Gloria Calderon Kellett Join Pledge to Get Hollywood Paperless by 2030

A number of actors, writers and directors are making a commitment to on-set sustainability and joining an initiative to get Hollywood paperless by 2030. Bradley Whitford, Rachel Bloom, Travon Free, Gloria Calderón Kellett, Stephen Fry, John Cameron Mitchell, Kelly McCreary, Kirsten Vangsness, Rob Morrow and directors Michael Morris, Lauren Wolkstein and Pete Chatmon are among […]

Quixote Studios Expands With Acquisition of The Production Truck

Prominent studio services company Quixote Studios is expanding with an acquisition of The Production Truck (TPT), a production rental company that services film, television and live events. Quixote Studios CEO Mikel Elliott announced the deal with the Burbank- and Atlanta-based industry provider of make-up stations, walkie-talkies, refrigerators and more on Wednesday. “Philosophically, TPT is a […]

Los Angeles Filming Surges in Busiest Quarter Since 2018

After finally reaching pre-pandemic levels just a few months earlier, production in Los Angeles surged in the third quarter of 2021 to highs not seen since 2018. Production in L.A. and 14 nearby cities logged a total of 10,127 shoot days from July 1 through Sept. 30, representing a 3.4 percent increase from the previous […]

Telemundo Studios Chief Marcos Santana Exiting in 2022

Telemundo Global Studios president Marcos Santana will step down from his role in January 2022, moving to a multiyear deal as an advisor and executive producer, the company said Thursday. Santana, who has been with Telemundo for 14 years and has led the studio for seven years, will pursue independent production opportunities and work on […]

Association of Film Commissioners International Names New President

The Association of Film Commissioners International, which represents a global network of film commission members, has named its new president. Former California Film Commission deputy director Eve Honthaner will take over the role on August 16th, replacing outgoing president Kevin “KJ” Jennings. While Jennings shepherded the organization remotely from New Zealand, Honthaner will lead the […]

Los Angeles Filming Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Filming in Los Angeles finally went back to business as usual in the second quarter of 2021. Production in the city, unincorporated L.A. County and 14 other local cities rebounded to pre-pandemic levels with 9,791 shoot days recorded in the quarter, FilmLA — the film office serving the area — announced in a new report […]

Studios, Guilds Agree to Extend Return-to-Work Safety Protocols Again

Hollywood’s major studios and guilds are once again extending their return-to-work talks. The current contract was scheduled to expire June 30, after getting a three month extension from the original April date. But the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and the industry’s top guilds — including SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, the DGA, the Teamsters […]

New Production Studio to Launch on South Side of Chicago

Chicago’s South Side is getting a production studio. Regal Mile Studios, a 220,000 square foot, 6-acre media campus with sound stages, will be built later this year. Industry agency Gersh led the negotiations with industry partners for the new development. “Chicago, like many other key markets has long been at capacity,” says Roy Ashton, partner […]

Gavin Newsom Adds $30M to California’s Film Incentives Program

As states continue to open up and the film industry kicks back into high gear, Gov. Gavin Newsom is attempting to lure more productions to California. The governor has added $30 million to the state’s film and television tax credits program, thanks to California’s $75 billion budget surplus. Newsom, who is facing a recall, announced […]

Rob McElhenney Talks COVID-19 Outbreaks on ‘Mythic Quest’ Set: “We Were Trying Our Best”

"Unfortunately certain things are just uncontrollable," says the creator of the Apple comedy series.