…Ongoing Location Scout news in 2019!
TV / film work continues to be strong in the greater NY / NJ area with implementation and renewal of state – sponsored filming tax incentives in both states. It’s been very satisfying to work closer to home at times; even more so under an International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 817 union contract. As always, gratitude and admiration to 817, all my union brothers and sisters and supportive legislators for all your hard work and solidarity on all our behalf!
Location Scout @ BRUISED (feature film).
Location scouting in New Jersey for BRUISED; directed and starring Halle Berry. Watch for BRUISED on Netflix! 🙂 Many thanks as always to our state film office in NJ for valuable resources and guidance.
By Matt Donnelly
Netflix is about to knock out competitors for the worldwide distribution rights to Halle Berry’s directorial debut.
Berry’s “Bruised,” an MMA drama that is screening as a work-in-progress at the Toronto Film Festival, is stitching up a sale close to $20 million, insiders familiar with negotiations said. Endeavor Content is repping filmmakers in the deal, with Sierra/Affinity assisting on international.
The director also stars in this tale of a washed-up MMA fighter struggling for redemption as both an athlete and a mother. Berry directed from a script by Michelle Rosenfarb.
Jackie “Justice”, a disgraced MMA fighter who has failed at the one thing she’s ever been good at fighting. When 6-year-old Manny, the son she walked out on years ago, returns to her doorstep, Jackie has to conquer her own demons, face one…
Location Scout @ HERE TODAY (feature film)
This an authentic NYC film; we scouted locations over all over the city as well as New Jersey and upstate New York.
By Anthony D’Alessandro, @AwardsTony, Editorial Director/Box Office Editor September 4, 2019 5:59am
Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal will star together in the Astute Films’ comedy Here Today, a project that the latter Saturday Night Live alum will co-write and direct.
Here Today is billed as a May/September romantic comedy – but without the romance. Crystal plays veteran comedy writer Charlie Berns, who is slowly but surely losing his grip on reality. He befriends a talented young New York street singer Emma Paige played by Haddish and they form an unlikely, touching friendship that defies the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust.
Here Today is a May-September romantic comedy – but without the romance. Veteran comedy writer Charlie Berns (Crystal), who is slowly but surely losing his grip on reality, befriends a talented young New York street singer Emma Payge (Haddish).
Location Scout KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS (NYC Unit)
Comedic superstar Tiffany Haddish hosts and executive produces a new iteration of the classic variety show Kids Say the Darndest Things. The hilarious reimagined format showcases a mix of in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country, all set in front of a live studio audience. The series will capture Haddish’s unique voice and sensibility as she interacts with real kids – and their innocently entertaining points of view.
Tiffany Haddish hosts this update to the classic TV show that spotlights kids talking about their perspective on things.
Writer: Tiffany Haddish
Stars: Halen Smith, Tiffany Haddish, AnaSofia Bianchi