HOLLYWOOD IATSE guild: "Assume there will be a strike" on Monday
New TV & Movies to watch this weekend / New ADELE and COLDPLAY / JACK RYAN renewed at AMAZON
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on FRIDAY October 15, 2021.
Where Hollywood had a very quiet day as the town awaits the verdict as to whether they’ll be returning to face a widespread TV & Movie production strike on Monday morning, with IATSE telling its members to “Assume there will be a strike and hope there isn’t” 😳.
But… at least ADELE is here! Though be easy on her. Ok that admittedly wasn’t my finest.
ALSO: This’ll be really quick… but a lotta new trailers to check out!
AND: Not Entertainment related but just found this interesting: over 50% of AIRBNB’s business is now rentals over 1 week long, and 20% is rentals over a month. Companies insisting on a full return to office 5-day a week policy may find themselves at a bit of a hiring disadvantage.
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
Rachel Weisz starring in LEGENDARY’s “Seance on a Wet Afternoon”
Now that’s a title. Based on a 1961 book about a self-proclaimed psychic medium who convinces her husband to kidnap a kid so she can help the police solve the crime and achieve fame…. but somehow that plan doesn’t go as you might think. Or I guess it goes exactly how you might think.
Tomas Alfredson directing (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”). /Deadline
📺 THE TV SET
Just a few brief things
AMAZON orders “Jack Ryan” Season 4. Michael Pena joining the cast, Season 3 is wrapped… but no premiere date yet. /Deadline
DISCOVERY+ orders KESHA paranormal-exploration show “Conjuring Kesha”, apparently creating a new female pop-star ghost hunting genre to go with Demi Lovato’s explorations on PEACOCK.
DISNEY+ producing 18 Original series for Asia-Pacific region over the next year. Following in NETFLIX’s localized original content path… but making nowhere near the revenue of NETFLIX to support it. /THR
DISNEY+ MARVEL “Hawkeye” series will premiere with 2 of its 6 episodes on Wed Nov 24. There’s a new holiday-themed 1 minute promo for it here.
💻 THE MEDIA BIZ
Although: Renown NEW YORKER Media journalist Ken Auletta announced his next book will be on the career of Harvey Weinstein. Will come out in July. /Axios
And: Nicholas Kristof is leaving the NY TIMES as he gets closer to a run for Governor in Oregon.
Also: The new Sam Mendes-directed show “The Lehman Trilogy” may be the hot ticket on BROADWAY this holiday season, as it got pretty uniform glowing reviews yesterday, here’s VARIETY’s.
🏦 STOCK NOTES:
A slightly up day on Thursday but no big moves, outside of VIMEO once again, up another 6%.
👩💻 THE FSS FEED:
(new Stuff to Watch this weekend, Friday - Saturday - Sunday)
UNI / PEACOCK “Halloween Kills” - In theaters and streaming here on PEACOCK.
DISNEYFOX “The Last Duel” - Only in theaters. Will go to HBOMAX in streaming eventually.
ALSO: ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE finally opens first Manhattan location in Battery Park City today.
APPLE TV+ “The Velvet Underground” docu. Watch or Add to Your List here but also in select theaters.
UNIVERSAL “Dear Evan Hansen” hits $20 PVOD home rental OnDemand, iTunes etc.
NETFLIX “You” Season 3 - Watch or Add to Your List here
AMAZON “I Know What You Did Last Summer” - First 4 episodes drop today, other 4 will drop weekly. Watch or Add to Your List here
APPLE TV+ “The Problem with Jon Stewart” - New episode on “Freedom”. Watch or Add to Your List here
NBC “Home Sweet Home” - A twist on the “families swap houses for a while” genre featuring people from different racial, economic and religious backgrounds, from Ava Duvernay. Airs at 8p.
SHOWTIME “Passion Play: Russell Westbrook” - A documentary (?) about the NBA player that’s… also exec produced by Russell. and his brother. Airs at 9p
NBC SNL - Rami Malek and Young Thug
DC FanDome (Aka DC COMICScon) - Word is WB unveils “The Batman” trailer, perhaps a look at “Black Adam”? Starts at 1p EST - Stream it here if ya like
New “60 Minutes” at 7p on CBS
NBC SNF is PITTSBURGH vs SEATTLE at 8p
HBO “Succession” - Season 3 premiere at 9p
AMC “Fear the Walking Dead” - Season 7 premiere at 8p
STARZ “Hightown” - Season 2 premiere at 9p
If you were sent this newsletter or… just kinda found it:
🎥 TRAILER HOUSE
AMAZON PRIME “The Tender Bar” trailer. Batman directs Batman, as Ben Affleck stars alongside Tye Sheridan in this coming-of-age in a Long Island bar story directed by George Clooney. Just me or does Affleck look a bit like Jason Bateman in the thumbnail for this trailer?? In Theaters Fri Dec 17 for a month, hits PRIME on Fri Jan 17
APPLE TV+ “Swagger” series trailer. O’Shea Jackson as a high school basketball coach of a rising 14 year-old phenom, loosely based on Kevin Durant who’s also a producer here. Great work from the APPLE TV+ marketing group as per usual 👏. Premieres Fri Oct 29.
PARAMOUNT+ “Mayor of Kingstown” trailer. Premieres Sunday November 14.
NETFLIX “Bruised” trailer. Starring and directed by Halle Berry, playing a former MMA fighter who gets a shot at redemption. Premieres on Thanksgiving, also in select theaters.
NETFLIX “Gentefied” Season 2 trailer. Premieres Wed Nov 10.
I mistyped the name of what I think will be my favorite new HBOMAX show - it’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls” not Secret lives.
🎧 PLAYING ME OFF
And since yesterday was a real Red-letter day for me, as I also forgot to put a song in the newsletter - I’m making today a 2fer with COLDPLAY who dropped their new album today “Music of the Spheres”. Where many song titles are just… symbols. Ah never change COLDPLAY.
Check out the album here on SPOTIFY and a song here:
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LOVED The Tender Bar. Hope the movie holds up to the book🤓