Latest Movie production News

We may not talk about Bruno, but we can see Mirabel at park

Jun. 26, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — We may not talk about Bruno, but we can see Mirabel, live and in person. Mirabel, the star of the animated hit Disney film, “Encanto,” made her in-person debut on Sunday at Walt Disney World in Florida. Character performers...

Once vibrant Phoenix Union Station could see new life

Jun. 11, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The last Sunset Limited passenger train rolled out of Phoenix’s Union Station, once a bustling hub for people and commerce, on June 2, 1996. Twenty-six years later, a developer has plans to transform the vacant building in downtown Phoenix and the 10 acres...

New rules about guns on movie sets fail in California

May. 19, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New rules about how and when actors can use guns while filming failed to pass the California Legislature on Thursday just months after a gun actor Alec Baldwin was holding went off and killed a cinematographer on a movie set in New Mexico. Democrats in the...

Filmmaker: Officials arrest Iran movie industry workers

May. 16, 2022 00:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An award-wining Iranian filmmaker said authorities raided the offices and homes of several filmmakers and other industry professionals and arrested some of them. Mohammad Rasoulof said in a statement signed by dozens of movie industry...

Film producers defend safety in Alec Baldwin shooting

May. 11, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A film production company is contesting sanctions by New Mexico officials for alleged workplace safety violations on the set of “Rust,” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in October, according to filings posted Wednesday by state...

Summer Preview: Daisy Edgar-Jones takes on 'Crawdads'

May. 10, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

Good things seem to happen to Daisy Edgar-Jones while she’s busy doing something else. Her breakout role as Marianne in the popular Hulu miniseries “Normal People" came about while she was on another production. She read the book in between takes and filmed her audition on set. ...

Man convicted in $60M film finance fraud scheme

May. 03, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man claiming to be a film financier was convicted Tuesday in South Florida of participating in a scheme to steal more than $60 million from investors and producers seeking financing for movies and Broadway shows. A federal jury in Fort...

New Mexico fines film company over Alec Baldwin shooting

Apr. 20, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico workplace safety regulators on Wednesday issued the maximum possible fine of nearly $137,000 against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set of “Rust” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in October. ...