On the Industry

Chris Rock To Return As Academy Awards Host

HOLLYWOOD—Actor and comedian Chris Rock is set to host the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin formally made the announcement on Wednesday, October 21 through an Academy Awards press release. Hudlin previously worked with Rock as the pilot director for Rock’s 2005 television series “Everybody...

“Game Of Thrones” Big Primetime Emmy Award Winner

HOLLYWOOD—Awards season is slowly creeping upon us. The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 20 in hot and steamy Los Angeles. The ceremony was hosted by “Saturday Night Live” alum Andy Samberg. He relied on plenty of sketches to deliver laughs to the audience, which were funny at times, but not something I’ll be talking about...

2015 Tony Award Nominations

NEW YORK—The 2015 nominees for the Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday, April 28 and leading the pack of all nominees was the musical “An American In Paris” which nabbed 12 nominations including Best Musical. Vying against “Paris” is “Fun Home” which also picked up a total of 12 nominations this year. Announcing this year’s nominees were actor Bruce Willis...

AEA Imposes Minimum Wage Plan

LOS ANGELES—The Actor's Equity Association, the national labor union for theatrical performances, attempted to impose a $9 hourly minimum wage on Tuesday, April 21 for Los Angeles theaters. This minimum wage would go into effect for all small theaters that house 99 seats or less and replace the current $7 to $15 system. The Los Angeles 99-Seat Theater Plan which began in...
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