The Whale and The Good Nurse producer Scott Franklin put a positive spin on the ongoing above and below-the-line crew shortages impacting production on both sides of the Atlantic in a panel at the Zurich Summit on Saturday (September 24). The long-time Darren Aronofsky collaborator, who works under the banner of the director’s Protozoa Pictures, said fresh opportunities lay behind the crew crunch. “In the U.S. there is a two-fold conversation. First and foremost, how many years have we all been complaining how hard it is to get our shows set up, and now we have a problem that there’s too much demand for stuff,” he said. “The demand for content is good news. It’s a high-class problem.” “We’re growing our craftsmen within the industry below the line. It’s going to take some time to catch up, but this is also an opportunity we’re creating,” he said. Franklin suggested that issues around crew supply were nothing new. He recalled shooting a film in Cleveland … [Read more...] about ‘The Good Nurse’ Producer & Netflix EMEA Film Director Talk Crew Crunch & Writer Challenge — Zurich Summit
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Getty Edward Burns ' good looks over the years are hooooot! Here is a 30-year-old version of the New York native, actor and director looking sexy in a shag haircut and earth-toned suit while at a small theater screening in NYC back in 1998 ( left ). This was the same year EB was on the silver screen as Private Reiben in the classic movie "Saving Private Ryan." And 24 years later ... the now 54-year-old dapper dad dressed up in a more slick look and tux for a gathering that raised money for organizations that focus on ending gender-based violence earlier this month in New York City ( right ). His beauty is not burning out. The question is ... Edward Burns ... Something Went Wrong … [Read more...] about Ed Burns — Good Genes Or Good Docs?!
Top television writer-producer Zack Estrin , known for his work as executive producer/showrunner of Lost In Space and co-executive producer on Prison Break , passed away suddenly Sept. 23 in Hermosa Beach. He was 51. Estrin, who was in good health, died of suspected cardiac arrest after collapsing while jogging on the beach. The exact cause of death is unknown pending autopsy. “Zack Estrin was our everything,” his family said in a statement. “The best husband, father, son and friend. He loved to make everyone happy. He loved to make everyone laugh. He loved being a writer/producer and being a part of creating these shows that people enjoyed. But above all, he loved his family and friends. Thank you all for being a part of his life and ours.” Born in Woodland, California, and raised in Brooklyn, Nnew York, Estrin graduated from USC and began his entertainment career in features as a producer on films such as Stranger Than Fiction and O , a contemporary … [Read more...] about Zack Estrin Dies: ‘Lost In Space’ Showrunner Was 51