Friday, August 31, 2018

"Midway" Take Off Delayed

"Midway", the new multi-million dollar WW II blockbuster from director/producer Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day"), starring Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore and Luke Evans, is in conflict with Canadian film actor's union ACTRA, who are prohibiting their members to accept work on the production, in any capacity, under threat of discipline, despite the film already booked to shoot on Montreal soundstages, September 25, 2018 to December 7:

According to ACTRA: "...please be advised that Midway Island (Canada) Productions Inc., the producer of the feature film 'Midway', scheduled to shoot in Montreal in September...

"...has not executed a valid 'Voluntary Recognition Agreement' in accordance with the 'Independent Production Agreement'. The production is considered a 'non-signatory'.

"As such, ACTRA members are hereby prohibited from accepting work in any capacity on the aforementioned production. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the ACTRA By-laws & Constitution ..."

Based on the true story of the 'Battle of Midway', a turning point in the Pacific during World War II, 'Midway' chronicles the heroic exploits of soldiers and aviators who turned the tide of the war, after suffering losses from surprise 'kamikaze' attacks.

"Midway" is being produced by Emmerich's Centropolis Entertainment, with Harald Kloser and Mark Gordon. Starlight Entertainment Group and Jixiang Entertainment are financing the film. US and China theatrical distribution is set with Lionsgate through its Summit Entertainment label stateside and Bona Film Group in Greater China. 

AGC International, the international sales and distribution arm of AGC Studios, sold most of the film’s worldwide rights to "Midway' at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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