Editors, cinematographers and many more may soon go on strike; a close-up on Tammy Faye’s eyes; James Bond and Venom try to team up for a box office heist. All in today’s Movie News Rundown.
Dune, Soft: Denis Villeneuve’s film got off to a promising start, earning nearly $ 36 million in 24 overseas markets, Variety Remarks.
Behind Tammy Faye’s eyes: Caleb Hammond chats with Michael Showalter, director of the televangelism biopic, who says he enjoys the challenge of taking “seemingly unfriendly characters” and trying to “find the humanity in them,” beyond of their superficial representations of the past. The film stars Jessica Chastain as singer, evangelist, and makeup enthusiast Tammy Faye Bakker, and the interview covers plenty of detail about how Showalter did it.
To hit: One of the entertainment industry’s most essential unions will hold a strike authorization vote after contracts with producers are broken. IATSE represents more than 150,000 editors, preparers, operators, cinematographers, sound technicians, costume designers, makeup artists, hairdressers, assistant scriptwriters, script coordinators and other industry professionals in North America. In a statement released yesterday, IATSE leaders said AMPTP, which represents the unions, said it would not respond to IASTE’s latest proposal. “This failure to continue negotiating can only be interpreted one way. They will simply not address the fundamental issues that we have championed many times since the beginning, ”IATSE leaders said in the statement.
What is at issue: Both sides are under a media blackout, which means few details have come out. But rest periods, higher wages, and funding for the IATSE’s health and pension scheme are key issues.
The answer: The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the industry’s collective bargaining representative, said in a statement that it offered “a comprehensive deal-making proposal that significantly addresses key negotiating issues of IATSE ”and would cover a“ budget of almost $ 400 million for pensions and health care. plan deficit ”while making“ substantial improvements to rest periods, increases in wages and benefits, increases in minimum rates for specific job categories and increases in minimum rates for new media productions ” .
Link and Venom: Variety quotes Paul Dergarabedian, box office authority and senior media analyst at Comscore, as saying that the double blow Venom: let there be carnage October 1 and No time to die October 8 could kick off a “busy” fall box office. Venom: let there be carnage and No time to die are perfectly positioned to appeal to the 18-30 year olds who brought about the return of cinema at the end of the summer, ”he says. Variety also says the late summer release Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings looks likely to be the first pandemic-era film to surpass $ 200 million nationally.
Commentary of the day: “Michelle Williams? “- Filmmaker publisher Deirdre McCarrick, seeing that the four-time Oscar nominee is in Venom: let there be carnage.
Why yes: In fact we made open today’s recap with a reference to Man where is my car.