All posts by Dave McNary

Naomi Watts to Star in Psychological Thriller ‘The Wolf Hour’

Naomi Watts will star in the psychological thriller “The Wolf Hour.” Watts will portray a woman who was once a celebrated counter-culture figure who now lives alone in her Bronx apartment, having all but cut herself off from the outside world during the notorious “Summer of Sam” in 1977. As she retreats further into isolation, […]

‘Take My Nose…Please!’ Comedy Documentary Lands at the Orchard

Parvenu Ventures LLC has granted digital rights for North America for its comedy documentary film “Take My Nose… Please!” to the Orchard. The film is directed by the 89-year-old first-time filmmaker Joan Kron, former contributing editor at large of Allure Magazine for 25 years and former fashion reporter of the Wall Street Journal. It explores the […]

‘I, Tonya’ Teaser: Margot Robbie Transforms Into Disgraced Figure Skater

The first teaser for Margot Robbie’s “I, Tonya” proves that the actress took a no-nonsense approach to her portrayal of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. The footage shows her smoking a cigarette under the arena hallway prior to competition, stubbing it out with her skate, then coming out to the ice with a dazzling smile. […]

SAG-AFTRA Grants Waiver on Non-Union Low-Budget Digital Commercials

SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have reached an agreement to allow union members to work on non-union digital low-budget commercial productions. The Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations and SAG-AFTRA made the announcement Thursday. The waiver applies only to productions with budgets of $50,000 and under. The union and industry reached a three-year […]

Film News Roundup: Bill Nighy, Jack Lowden to Star in Comedy ‘Made in Italy’

In today’s film news roundup, Bill Nighy and Jack Lowden join “Made in Italy,” a new distributor named Anerke launches with a focus on films for minorities and women, Jeffrey Tambor gets an award and the Sloan Summit announces its panelists. CASTINGS Bill Nighy and “Dunkirk” star Jack Lowden have signed up for the comedy “Made […]

Channing Tatum Pulls Sexual Abuse Movie, Cutting Ties With Weinstein Company

In the latest fallout from the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, Channing Tatum is ditching his film adaptation of “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock” at the Weinstein Company. The actor and producer announced Wednesday in a statement with producing partner Reid Carolin that they are halting development on the adaptation of Matthew Quick’s 2013 novel — which […]

Los Angeles Feature Film Production Increases 7.6% in Third Quarter

On-location feature film production in Greater Los Angeles increased by 7.6% in the third quarter to 1,172 shoot days, according to the permitting agency FilmL.A. The agency, which released the report on Wednesday, credited the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program for the gain. It said the incentive program — which provides a 20% tax […]