2021 is here!
…and we have a Covid-19 vaccine 🙂 (recently vaxxed) Production communities, including Location Scouts (and most everybody else) experienced a most unusual year in 2020. Yet, there is an unquenchable thirst for creative television and film content. Stay tuned for updates (scroll down)!
NEWS: Location Scout CBS | THE EQUALIZER
Recently worked on several episodes of THE EQUALIZER. Extra awesomeness as the show is based in New Jersey, at the Meadowlands Arena, former home of another show on which I was a Location Scout, THE ENEMY WITHIN.
About THE EQUALIZER
Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background, uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. McCall comes across to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is “The Equalizer” — an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption.
An enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.
Albuquerque Journal: ‘Equalizer’ remake: Queen Latifah stars in series based on 1980s CBS show
By: Adrian Gomez / Journal Arts and Entertainment Editor
You have questions. I have some answers.
Q: I was a big fan of the original “Equalizer.” I recently saw part of an episode of another version that featured a largely Black cast, including the title character, and was set in Europe. Can you tell me anything about this? Was it a series, and where can I find it?
A: For those of you tuning in late, “The Equalizer” was originally a series on CBS from 1985 to 1989. Edward Woodward starred as the title character, named Robert McCall, for most of the run. Richard Jordan played another character helping with the equalizing for a time when Woodward had to lighten his schedule after a heart attack.
NEWS: Location Scout NBC: Law & Order: Organized Crime
Christopher Meloni, reprising his role as Elliot Stabler, returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he’s been away, and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning. Stabler will aim to find absolution and rebuild his life while leading an elite new task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful crime syndicates one by one.
IMDb: Law & Order: Organized Crime
Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss.
Deadline: Dick Wolf, Christopher Meloni, Ilene Chaiken On ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ – “This Is Completely Different Storytelling”
By Jill Goldsmith, Co-Business Editor April 7, 2021 1:58pm
Law & Order: Organized Crime is something new for Dick Wolf and that’s saying a lot for its creator and executive producer who’s been reinventing the crime procedural for over 30 years.
The latest iteration of the Law & Order franchise that premiered on NBC last week will offer three arcs of eight episodes each pitting Christopher Meloni’s Detective Elliot Stabler — who left SVU in 2011 — against a trio of villains. “It’s literally completely different storytelling,” Wolf said at a virtual press briefing to discuss the series.
NEWS: Location Scout @ MASTER (feature film)
Written and directed by Mariama Diallo, Regina Hall will star and executive produce the heightened thriller, with Zoe Renee and Amber Gray rounding out the cast.
Two African American women begin to share disturbing experiences at a predominantly white college in New England.
New York Location Scouting for NBC / AT THAT AGE (tv pilot)
Location Scout for NBC tv pilot AT THAT THAT AGE.
By Joe Otterson Jan 22, 2020 6:00pm PT
NBC has picked up two more drama pilots for the 2020-2021 season. Universal Television will produce both pilots.
The first is titled “At That Age.” It is described as an exploration of an African-American family’s legacy. After the Cooper family’s golden child suffers a catastrophic event, seven family members face a foundational shift, make life-altering decisions and deal with deep secrets coming to light.
OCTOBER 26, 2018 12:00pm PT by Rick Porter
Lee will write and executive produce the family drama, the first TV project from his Blackmaled Productions.
After the Cooper family’s golden child suffers a catastrophic event, seven family members face a foundational shift, make life-altering decisions and deal with deep secrets coming to light.
2020 Location Scouting Netflix / RUSSIAN DOLL (tv series)
Location Scouting New York City for the acclaimed Netflix tv series.
Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. She’s trapped in a surreal time loop — and staring down the barrel of her own mortality.
Starring:Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Yul Vazquez
Creators:Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler
A cynical young woman in New York City keeps dying and returning to the party that’s being thrown in her honor on that same evening. She tries to find a way out of this strange time loop.