Tom Holland in the Wild and Woeful Cherry: Exclusive First Look










SOURCE: Vanity Fair | Anthony Breznican
November 24, 2020

Cherry is a movie that dares you to try and describe it. It’s the first film that Anthony and Joe Russohave directed following their Avengers finales, Infinity War and Endgame, and it reunites them with Spider-Man star Tom Holland. It also compresses their penchant for large-scale action and cataclysm into the core of a single person.

Holland’s title character is both volatile and vulnerable, a hard-knock nobody from Cleveland who’s just scraping by but doesn’t even have any big dreams to guide him. Every solution to his problems only deepens the trouble: College isn’t working out, so Cherry joins the Army to serve in Iraq as a medic. He returns home haunted and damaged, and starts abusing opioids to blunt his PTSD. To pay for the drugs, he resorts to bank robbery. The more desperate he gets, the more banks he has to rob.

Every step is a step down, a progression into the abyss you can see in these images from Vanity Fair’s exclusive first look.



How The “Swiss Cheese” Is Made: The Difficult And Expensive Reality Of Filming TV Series Amid The Pandemic

SOURCE: | Nellie Andreeva
November 20, 2020

The story is part of Deadline’s Reopening Hollywood series. 

After months of brainstorming and negotiations, the Hollywood studios and unions adopted rigorous safety protocols to get TV production going again. And, with fits and starts, it has been going, churning out fresh content with original episodes hitting the air first with the soaps in daytime, followed by unscripted and then scripted series in primetime.

But has not been easy. And it has been expensive.



SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Reach Deal on Recording, Streaming Stage Shows









SOURCE: TheWrap | Jeremy Fuster
November 19, 2020

SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement on how to handle jurisdiction over recording and streaming of stage shows, ending a dispute triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this year, Actors Equity accused SAG-AFTRA of undermining its bargaining power by negotiating lower-paying deals with theaters for streaming productions at a time when such productions are the only means of income for many stage actors who are out of work due to the pandemic.



Pandemic Insurance Takes Step Ahead With Capitol Hill Hearing; NY Rep. Maloney Hopes For Passage In Biden’s First 100 Days









SOURCE: | Jill Goldsmith
November 19, 2020

New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Thursday that the nation desperately needs pandemic insurance, a “public private partnership that has a mechanism in place that you can depend on,” and hopes some version of it will pass early in the Biden administration.

“There are a number of proposals out there. People who are serious about passing a bill will support my effort to make this part of the first 100 days [when] you can get a lot of things passed,” Maloney told Deadline shortly after a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill. “My goal is to work with all these factions and see if we can come together.”



MTV Entertainment Group Partners With Social Justice Organizations To Launch ‘Culture Code’ DE&I Initiative








SOURCE: | Dino-Ray Ramos
November 19, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: The MTV Entertainment Group (formerly Entertainment and Youth) is looking to make progressive change in its creative community with the newly launched comprehensive DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) orientation called “Culture Code”. The immersive employee-led initiative is in partnership with The Museum of Tolerance, Color of Change, GLAAD, Anti-Defamation League, The Jed Foundation, MPAC, RAINN, RespectAbility and Storyline Partners.

The aforementioned social justice organizations will collaborate with the MTV Entertainment Group  will help develop the program which will “construct a communal set of values, understanding and baseline cultural norms to create a more inclusive and welcoming creative community.”



Cleveland’s Steven Caple Jr. tapped to direct next ‘Transformers’ movie

Director Steven Caple Jr. poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Creed II’, in London in 2018.Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP










SOURCE: | Troy L. Smith
November 17, 2020

CLEVELAND, Ohio – After taking “Creed II” to more than 200 million at the box office, director Steven Caple Jr. has his next blockbuster.

Paramount Pictures and Hasbro Studios have tapped the Cleveland native to direct the new Transformers film. Deadline reports a deal between Caple and Paramount should come to fruition in the next few weeks.

Caple will lead a reboot of the Transformers movie franchise that began with 2018′s “Bumblebee” film. A script for the new “Transformers” movie has been written by Joby Harold, who worked on the sequels to “John Wick.”



Cleveland Sisters Compete On Supermarket Sweep

SOURCE: Cleveland Magazine | Abigail Cloutier
November 15, 2020

Lauren and Elizabeth Maddox grew up watching the ‘60s gameshow Supermarket Sweep in their South Euclid living room. So when the sisters saw on social media an application to compete on the new modern, fast-paced reboot on social media, airing Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. on ABC, they knew they’d be a dream team.



Filmmaker David Wain On The Personal Legacy Of His Famous Cleveland Father

David Wain (far right) and sisters Beth Brandon, Cathy Stamler, and Amy Garnitz pose with their father, Norman, in 2018 [David Wain]








SOURCE: Ideastream | David C. Barnett
November 12, 2020

David Wain made his first impression as an entertainer as part of a sketch comedy troupe, “The State” on MTV, in the early 1990s. Members of that group would go on to make “Wet Hot American Summer,” a 2001 film about summer camp.

The film bombed at the box office but subsequently became a cult favorite. Wain and his comedy colleagues have continued this streak with a number of other films and TV shows, including a new series on Netflix called “Medical Police.”

David Wain’s father, Norman, started as a Cleveland disc jockey in the 1950s.



The Greater Cleveland Film Commission hosts behind the story virtual event with the producers of ‘White Boy Rick’

Actor Matthew McConaughey is interviewed upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘White Boy Rick’, in London, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

SOURCE: News 5 Cleveland | Kaylyn Hlavaty
November 12, 2020

CLEVELAND — On Thursday, the Greater Cleveland Film Commission is hosting a free, virtual event call “Behind the Story” that examines the film “White Boy Rick,” which was shot in Cleveland in 2017.

The producers of the film, Matthew Krul, Scott Franklin and Georgia Kacandes, will host a live conversation at 7 p.m. where attendees can get their questions answered about the film, including what’s it like to film in Cleveland.