End of Week Production Notes 10/8/21: Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Getting Disney+ Spinoff, Bobby Flay Splits from Food Network, and More News – Below the Line

We’re still waiting for any sort of progress report from the IATSE–AMPTP negotiations for a new Basic Agreement after two days of resumed talks. Make sure to check out Mark Williams‘ “Strike Alert” column every Tuesday for the latest updates. Right now, a strike might be at least temporarily averted, but both groups are in … Read more

Visual Effects Society Announces Special 2021 Honorees, Including New Honorary Member James Cameron – Below the Line

James Cameron (Photo: Rainer Hosch/Corbis Outline) The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the Society’s newest Honorary Members, VES Fellows and inductees into the VES Hall of Fame.  The honorees and Hall of Fame inductees will be celebrated at a special event this Fall.  Visionary filmmaker James Cameron and CG pioneer Gary Demos were named … Read more

Hump Day News Update 9/22/21: Willie Garson Dies, Hahn to play Joan Rivers, and More News – Below the Line

This week begins the Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25, and Below the Line will be there both days. Hopefully, we’ll see some of our readers there. The big news in the industry right now is about the negotiations between IATSE and … Read more

Hero4Hire Appoints Jordan Beck as Head of Development – Below the Line

Jordan Beck (Photo: Hero4Hire) Emmy-nominated studio Hero4Hire Creative has tapped Jordan Beck as Head of Development. The film and animation maven will oversee the launch of original IP and creative projects from the Massachusetts-based shop. An award-winning filmmaker, performer, and creative executive with 15 years in the entertainment industry, Beck applies his lauded production and … Read more

Cinematographer Ari Wegner to Receive TIFF Variety Artisan Award – Below the Line

Ari Wegner (photo by Ben King) Joana Vincent and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), announced today that cinematographer Ari Wegner will be honoured with the TIFF Variety Artisan Award at this year’s TIFF Tribute Awards. The award recognizes a distinguished creative who has excelled at their craft and made an … Read more