Hollywood is finally back up and running! The major Hollywood labor unions (representing writers, actors and directors) have reached a deal with studios, networks, major companies and independent producers to resume film and TV production during the covid-19 pandemic, according to Deadline. The protocols pave the way for creative workers, who have been hard hit
Sundance has announced the recipients for its $5,000 filmmaking grant to support women filmmakers! The Sundance Institute has partnered with software giant Adobe to create a fellowship “to help female filmmakers launch successful and sustainable careers.” Eleven women were awarded the filmmaking grant this year. Each receives a $5,000 cash grant, participation in a Sundance
Film and TV production has resumed, with many safety guidelines in place to protect against the spread of covid-19. But how are sex scenes shot during covid? Directors UK, an organization of over 7,500 film and TV directors, has issued a new set of guidelines to help productions navigate difficult sex scenes. Titled “Intimacy in
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is the first big box-office test of the covid-19 era. While other studios have been delaying release dates and or sending movies straight to digital, Warner Brothers decided to move ahead with a traditional Tenet release. So how much did Tenet make at the box office? Tenet box office numbers According to
Netflix is notoriously secretive about its internal metrics. So the streaming giant shook up the film world this week when it released a list of the top 10 most-watched original movies on Netflix. The top 10 Netflix movies list is not for this past month or even 2020 – it spans the last five years.
We’re so excited to share a big milestone: FilmUp has surpassed 400,000 followers on Instagram! Two years ago, we launched FilmUp and started posting inspiring content for photographers and filmmakers. All we’ve ever wanted is to foster a positive community for like-minded creative people all across the world. We’re so happy that you’ve joined us!
An unexpected consequence of the covid-19 pandemic is that movie lovers are returning to an old pastime: going to drive-in movie theaters! Some long-running drive-ins (the U.S. still has 300 in operation) have seen new customers join in, while new ones have popped up with outdoor movies via event companies like EventBrite. Cinema on the
Film fans are wondering when it might be safe to return to a movie theater. But behind the scenes, film professionals are stumped by a larger question: how can we film new movies safely? Finding Film Locations During Covid-19 Covid-19 rates vary widely around the world right now, and even places that seem safe from
We’ve already seen all the changes to 2020 film festivals – SXSW streaming online via Mailchimp and Cannes in-person screenings cancelled, for example – but Sundance 2021 is already announcing some big changes for next year, too. New Sundance Film Festival director Tabitha Jackson has announced that the beloved film festival will take place in
On June 28th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors voted to define talent agents as “Members-at-Large,” giving Oscar voting privileges to talent agents. The Academy has 17 branches, including actors, crafts, documentaries, directors, and writers. There are two membership status categories, Members-at-Large and Associates. Agents were previously classified as Associates and