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Unifor Official: Expect an All-Wheel Drive Chrysler Pacifica

More voices are piping up, alerting minivan-loving North Americans to a future offering from Fiat Chrysler. With the segment shrinking in the face of overwhelming competition from spacious, pleasant-riding crossovers, the possibility of an all-wheel drive Chrysler Pacifica is big news, and one Canadian union official claims it’s on the way. In the minivan market, […] The post Unifor Official: Expect an All-Wheel Drive Chrysler Pacifica appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Fca, Autos, Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Windsor Assembly, Chrysler Pacifica AWD


Inside the High-Pressure World of Late-Night Talk-Show Prop Demands

Television production is an area where “Hurry up and wait” is a common refrain. However, for the prop teams that work on late-night talk shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” that’s not an option. They typically have only a matter of hours to deliver what’s necessary. Lou A. […]
Tags: Production, ABC, Artisans, CBS, Jeff Goldblum, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show With James Corden


Why the Smithsonian Chose to Enshrine ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Servant Costume

The iconic red-caped, white-bonneted outfits worn by Elisabeth Moss and the other childbearing servants in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” created by costume designer Ane Crabtree, have become that show’s signature visual.  Hulu immediately knew it had a good thing, hiring groups of women around the country to parade in the garments to promote the show. […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Smithsonian, Hulu, Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale, Ane Crabtree, Smithsonian Chose to Enshrine ` Handmaid


Music copyrights and sampling: What you need to know

In the digital music age copyrights and sampling laws have become a much more prescient issue in music. Producer Abid Hussain summarises what you need to know in his great talk at Ableton’s Loop summit. Watch this short video and get to grips with what you need to know. The post Music copyrights and sampling: What you need to know appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Music, Law, Support, Copyright, Production, Copyrights, Ableton, Samples, Digital Music, Producers, Sampling, Sample, Abid Hussain


Ford: Battery Electric Vehicles, $900 Million Coming to Flat Rock Assembly

The home of the Ford Mustang will eventually become home to vehicles built atop the automaker’s next-generation electric architecture, the company announced Wednesday. Ford’s plan comes with $900 million in previously announced funding, the vast majority of which is earmarked for the expansion of Michigan’s Flat Rock assembly plant. The rest of the cash goes […] The post Ford: Battery Electric Vehicles, $900 Million Coming to Flat Rock Assembly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Ford Mustang, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Michigan, EVs, Flat Rock, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Flat Rock Assembly


Why ‘Missing Link’s’ Title Character Was One of Laika’s Biggest Challenges

Stop-motion studio Laika pushes design boundaries in every film it makes, and the lead character in “Missing Link” is no exception. “It became pretty apparent that [the character] Link was going to be the cornerstone,” says director and writer Chris Butler. “I did this rough drawing many years ago, and it was basically like a […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Chris Butler, Laika, Missing Link


Japanese Sleeper Hit ‘One Cut of the Dead’ Heads for English Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

“One Cut of the Dead,” a micro-budget horror film that last year defied the odds to become one of the biggest hits of the year in Japan, is headed for an English-language remake. Patrick Cunningham, a Japan-based American producer whose credits include “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “Starlet,” is behind the venture. The original film, […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Global, Production, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Patrick Cunningham, One Cut of the Dead


Eye-wateringly Expensive Luxo-barge Assembly Bound, Not Surprisingly, for America

Forget Teslas and Black Label Lincolns and the upper strata of truckdom — the most expensive vehicle produced in North America will soon be a German offering with an MSRP about 100 grand higher than its domestic neighbors. An American production site for this vehicle is appropriate, however, as it’s an SUV; the first offered by […] The post Eye-wateringly Expensive Luxo-barge Assembly Bound, Not Surprisingly, for America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Production, Luxury, Autos, North America, Mercedes Maybach, Maybach, News Blog, Product Planning, Mercedes-Maybach GLS, Black Label Lincolns


Mira Lesmana Sets up Indonesia Remake of CJ’s ‘Sunny’

Indonesia’s Miles Film and Korea’s CJ Entertainment are to co-produce an Indonesian remake of Korean hit “Sunny.” The film is a female-driven dramedy about a group of adult friends who reunite 20 years after high school. Directed by Kang Hyoung-chul, “Sunny” was one of the highest-grossing movies in Korea when it was released in 2011. […]
Tags: Asia, News, Indonesia, Global, Production, Korea, CJ Entertainment, Sunny, Mira Lesmana, Miles Film, Kang Hyoung chul


Mira Lesmana Sets Up Indonesian Remake of CJ’s ‘Sunny’

Indonesia’s Miles Film and Korea’s CJ Entertainment are to co-produce an Indonesian remake of Korean hit “Sunny.” The film is a female-driven dramedy about a group of adult friends who reunite 20 years after high school. Directed by Kang Hyoung-chul, “Sunny” was one of the highest-grossing movies in Korea when it was released in 2011. […]
Tags: Asia, News, Indonesia, Global, Production, Korea, CJ Entertainment, Sunny, Mira Lesmana, Miles Film, Kang Hyoung chul


Fisker Puts Super Sedan Plans on the Back Burner, Hops on the SUV Bandwagon

Everyone’s favourite Danish designer has put his plans for an electric performance sedan on hold, turning his attention instead to an affordable, mass-market electric SUV. Half a century ago, the foremost automotive trend was ordinary family cars stuffed to the gills with huge, fuel-sucking V8s. Today, if you’re not planning a bland, long-range EV with […] The post Fisker Puts Super Sedan Plans on the Back Burner, Hops on the SUV Bandwagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Henrik Fisker, EVs, SUVs, Fisker, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Fisker Inc


Sun Entertainment Makes English-Language Debut, Backs Philip Lee’s $120 Million ‘Inversion’

The $120 million multinational disaster movie “Inversion” leads a slate of two feature films and a TV series from Hong Kong-Chinese producer and financier Sun Entertainment Culture (SUNEC). The two movies mark Sun’s English-language film debut. Founded in 2011, SUNEC has been involved in Hong Kong-Chinese co-productions such as 2017’s “Paradox” and 2015’s “SPL II: […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Production, Inversion, Filmart, Philip Lee, Sun Entertainment


FilMart: Chow Yun-fat Stars in ‘Be Water, My Friend’ for Distribution Workshop

Hong Kong- and Taiwan-based group Just Creative will use this week’s FilMart to launch “Be Water, My Friend,” one of the year’s biggest movies from Greater China. The drama is currently in production with Chow Yun-fat in the lead role as a pathological gambler who finds a way to communicate with his autistic son. The […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Taiwan, Production, Markets & Festivals, Filmart, Greater China, Chow Yun, Chow Yun-fat, Be Water My Friend


Ohio’s Midwest Locations and Flexible Tax Credit Lure Producers

With its small towns, rolling farmlands and industrial cities, Ohio embodies the American Midwest. Other location lures for filmmakers include the shore along Lake Erie, the campus of Ohio State University, the striking skyline of Cincinnati and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The Buckeye State also provides producers with a 30% […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Ohio, Lake Erie, Cleveland, Cincinnati, 13 Reasons Why, Ohio State University, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Buckeye State, The Fate Of The Furious, White Boy Rick, The Old Man & the Gun


Cinematographer Captures Life of Artist ‘Mapplethorpe’ in Grimy Gotham

Don’t tell cinematographer Nancy Schreiber that she’s having a renaissance. That would imply there’ve been slumps in her long career, and she won’t have any of that, even if for a time she was taking smaller jobs as the gaps widened between larger gigs. “It’s never been about the money, for me,” says Schreiber over […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Nancy Schreiber, Tribeca Film Festival, Schreiber, MAPPLETHORPE, Ondi Timoner, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Grimy Gotham


LeRoy Bennett Keeps Top Acts Like Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande in the Spotlight

You might say that LeRoy Bennett is a shining light among lighting and production designers for pop music. Doing double duty creating both touring sets and their illumination, he started out with a 14-year run as Prince’s collaborator, went on to work with Nine Inch Nails and Madonna and has counted Beyoncé’s and Bruno Mars’ […]
Tags: Beyonce, News, Artisans, Production, Ariana Grande, Paul Mccartney, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Prince, Nine Inch Nails, Lady Gaga Ariana Grande, LeRoy Bennett


How ‘Us’ Pulled Off Subtle Differences in Costumes, Design, Music for Parallel Characters

“Us,” Jordan Peele’s second outing as a director, following his 2017 critical and box office success “Get Out,” revisits similar psychological horror-thriller territory. But this time the stakes are, well, doubled.  In the new film, to be released by Universal on March 21, Adelaide Wilson, played by Lupita Nyong’o, returns to her childhood beachside home […]
Tags: Artisans, US, Production, Elisabeth Moss, Lupita Nyong'o, Lupita Nyong, Jordan Peele, Get Out, Winston Duke, Music for Screens, Adelaide Wilson


Report: Mid-engine Corvette Prone to Getting Bent Out of Shape

Chevrolet was expected to debut its new, mid-engine C8 Corvette sometime over the winter, but a series of delays meant the only glimpses we’ve had of the thing are of the spy shot variety. And boy, are there a lot of those. That thing gets around more than Wendy in Breaking Bad. While a report […] The post Report: Mid-engine Corvette Prone to Getting Bent Out of Shape appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Corvette, Wendy, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, Product Planning, C8, Automotive development, C8 Corvette


Infiniti Calls It Quits in Western Europe, Kills Off the QX30 for Everyone Else

Western Europe doesn’t like Infiniti very much, so the Japanese premium brand has decided to hit the road. The brand’s residency in the competitive region only lasted a decade, and middling consumer interest, coupled with increasingly stringent emissions regulations, is all the reason it needs to take a hike. In doing so, Nissan’s premium division […] The post Infiniti Calls It Quits in Western Europe, Kills Off the QX30 for Everyone Else appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, UK, Production, Autos, Infiniti, Nissan, Western Europe, News Blog, Product Planning, Infiniti QX30, Discontinuations


New Three-row Jeep Probably Won’t Carry the Grand Cherokee Name

In its big February plant and product announcement, Fiat Chrysler said its Mack Avenue engine facility will give way to SUV production, describing the first vehicle to emerge from the repurposed plant as a “three-row, full-size Jeep SUV.” Given that the next-generation Grand Cherokee will also call the plant home, and that the two models […] The post New Three-row Jeep Probably Won’t Carry the Grand Cherokee Name appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Heritage, Autos, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Product Planning, Nameplates, Mack Avenue


Free From GM, Opel’s Suddenly Back in (the) Black

The German automaker that cranks out Buick Regals and, until this summer, Buick Cascadas for American consumers is suddenly flying high, distancing itself from its money pit days under former parent General Motors. After trying and failing to return the Opel (and sister brand Vauxhall) to profitability, GM offloaded the automaker to the French in […] The post Free From GM, Opel’s Suddenly Back in (the) Black appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Vauxhall, Opel, Buick, GM Opel, News Blog, PSA Group, Buick Regal, Buick Regals


BMW Takes Its EVs-from-China Plan Off the Burner

Unlike another German automaker, BMW isn’t jumping into “electromobility” (gag) with both feet. There’s an element of restraint in the automaker’s electrification plans, unlike Volkswagen’s bid to put 1 billion EVs on the moon by next week. Thanks to this cautious blend of profit-mindedness and environmental consideration, we now have high-margin vehicles positioned above the […] The post BMW Takes Its EVs-from-China Plan Off the Burner appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Production, Electric Vehicles, Exports, Autos, Bmw, Volkswagen, EVs, News Blog, BMW iX3


Betty Pecha Madden Looks Back on Four Decades of Costume Design

Dressing dolls as a child at her parents’ Wisconsin farm, future costume designer Betty Pecha Madden created stories using clothes. By age 17, her interest in costuming having grown serious via high school plays, she left home upon graduation and went to Chicago to find work in the industry. Madden clothed rock groups and college […]
Tags: Cary Grant, Artisans, Production, Chicago, Wisconsin, Iatse, Madden, Tom Selleck, Chris Cooper, Betty Pecha Madden


Nimble Studio’s New Pipeline Helps Take Animation to the Cloud

Cloud-based collaboration has transformed the world of digital content, and the technology now extends into animation. One company at the forefront of this change, Nimble Studio, aims to provide high-level tools while eliminating high-cost infrastructure, allowing collaboration all over the world among artists who can work from their homes or even at the neighborhood Starbucks.  […]
Tags: Amazon, Production, Dreamworks Animation, Starbucks, Technicolor, Shrek, Nimble Collective, Rex Grignon, Toon Boom, Nimble Studio


As It Sheds Employees, Tesla Promises a Faster Charge

Tesla, the upstart electric automaker who reminds your author of that person you knew in high school who existed in a perpetual cloud of drama, wants Tesla owners to juice up their cars in a hurry. Recharging times are one factor behind the slow adoption of EVs in North America (cost, range, and recharging availability […] The post As It Sheds Employees, Tesla Promises a Faster Charge appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Tesla, Production, Infrastructure, Autos, North America, EVs, News Blog, Supercharger, Recharging, V3 Supercharging


‘Captain Marvel’ Composer Shatters Glass Ceiling for Superhero Movies

With the March 8 opening of “Captain Marvel,” composer Pinar Toprak becomes the first woman to score a Marvel superhero movie — possibly the most high-profile accomplishment yet for a female in a notoriously male-dominated profession. But the Turkish-born musician isn’t interested in gender comparisons. “No man was ever asked, ‘Do you think you got […]
Tags: Marvel, Artisans, Production, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, Captain Marvel, Music for Screens, Pinar Toprak


Amazon Prime Launches Original Series ‘The End’ With India’s Akshay Kumar

Amazon Prime Video’s India service launched action-thriller original series “The End” in Mumbai on Tuesday. The series marks the streaming debut of bankable Bollywood star Akshay Kumar (“2.0”). Abundantia Entertainment, one of the producers  of Kumar’s 2017 hit “Toilet – Ek Prem Katha,” will produce for Amazon, the second time they are collaborating after 2018 […]
Tags: Amazon, Asia, News, India, Global, Production, Mumbai, Amazon Prime Video, Akshay Kumar, Kumar, Ek Prem Katha


India’s Hotstar Belatedly Joins Original Content Race With Slate of Applause Shows

India’s leading OTT platform, the Fox- and Star-owned Hotstar will launch its recently announced original programming slate, branded Hotstar Specials. It has commissioned four shows produced by Applause Entertainment, the content arm of the $43 billion Aditya Birla conglomerate. “Criminal Justice”, the BAFTA winning British series, the first season of which was remade as the […]
Tags: Asia, News, India, Global, Star, Production, Fox, BAFTA, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Hotstar, Aditya Birla, Sameer Nair, Sudir Mishra


Ford Taurus Enters Extinction As the Last Chevrolet Cruze Trundles Down the Assembly Line

Much like in the pre-1985 era and a short spell from 2006-2007, every last one of you woke up this morning in a world without the Ford Taurus. The historic nameplate met its end on Friday at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant, with the automaker choosing to honor the model’s service through a media release. At […] The post Ford Taurus Enters Extinction As the Last Chevrolet Cruze Trundles Down the Assembly Line appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Chicago, Ford, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Taurus, Cruze, News Blog


New York State’s Ample Production Incentives Continue to Lure Major Projects

Few places offer as much iconic imagery as New York City: Times Square, One World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, Wall Street… just to name a few. But the state of New York has more to offer than just the bustling metropolis of the Big Apple, including pastoral locations in Westchester County and […]
Tags: New York, New York City, Artisans, Production, New York State, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Joker, Westchester County, Green Book, A Quiet Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Production Incentives, BlacKkKlansman, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Madison Square Garden Wall Street