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Jason Reitman elected to Academy Awards board of Governors


2022 is proving to be a busy year for Jason Reitman, less than a month since he officially revealed that he's writing the script for a sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife with his collaborator Gil Kenan, and that the duo will be producing a new Ghostbusters animated series for Netflix, Jason will also be taking on additional duties as one of the newest appointed governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In response to being appointed to the academy's Directors Branch for the 2022-2023 period, Jason wrote on twitter:
"What a team. Wish my dad could see this."

Posted By: Kingpin at June 23rd, 2022, 2:07 am

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Phillip Baker Hall - 1931-2022


Actor Phillip Baker Hall, who appeared in Ghostbusters II as the Commissioner of the New York Police Department, has passed away, according to multiple news sources.

Hall brought a commanding presence to his film and television roles in a career that spanned nearly half a century, including Air Force One, The Truman Show, Seinfield and Michael Hayes.

Posted By: Kingpin at June 13th, 2022, 5:09 pm

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Ivan Reitman tribute unveiled at Ghost Corps office

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During the events of Ghostbusters Day at the Ghost Corps offices in Culver City, California, attending fans noticed a recent addition to the Hook & Ladder â„–8-styled entrance of the production offices; a plaque paying tribute to late director Ivan Reitman, listing the area in front of the offices as "Ivan Reitman Way".

The plaque serves as an understated celebration of Reitman's role in the development of the Ghostbusters property, not just as the director of the first two films, but as the person cited as grounding the science-fiction concept in the modern-day setting of 1980s America.

Announcing the plaque's installation during the Ecto-Fest event, Ernie Hudson made the following remarks:
“Ivan Reitman lives on in his movies and the way he made us laugh. And now, he will always be a part of this studio we call home.”

Posted By: Kingpin at June 10th, 2022, 1:56 am

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Ecto-Fest round-up: Afterlife sequel, cartoon, comic series, animated film, HasLab Pack update


Last night saw the livestreamed Ecto-Fest event at Sony Pictures, featuring Jason Reitman, Gil Kenan, and other members of the Ghost Corps team as they announced a series of new projects based on/expanding the Ghostbusters property:

•"Ghostbusters: Firehouse" - the code-name for a new live-action motion picture continuing where Ghostbusters: Afterlife left off, announced back in April. The sequel, like Afterlife, will be co-written by Jason and Gil.
•A new animated series announced yesterday, to be produced by Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan.
•A new limited comic series that will be in canon with the movies, to be produced by Dark Horse, due for release in late 2023. This news appears to confirm that the IDW Ghostbusters comic series has been officially cancelled.
•The intent to develop an animated Ghostbusters movie was re-stated, this project has been in-development at Sony since 2015.
•A project update was given on the HasLab Plasma Series Proton Pack, with Jenny Whitlock,Hasbro Vice President of Global Brand Strategy & Marketing showing off some production photos of the prop replica. Whitlock also gave an update on the "Egon's Journal" collectable, detailing that it has been expanded to 32 pages from its original 16, and it will feature in-universe newspaper clippings covering the period of 1984-1989 and beyond. Hasbro has also announced that they will be producing a second figure of the late Ivan Reitman in Ghostbusters attire, featuring bullhorn and clapboard accessories, which will be auctioned at a later date at a benefit event for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

Posted By: Kingpin at June 9th, 2022, 2:11 am

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New Ghostbusters animated series coming to Netflix


Ghostbusters Day 2022 has gotten off to a strong start with the announcement that Sony Pictures and streaming service Netflix will be partnering to produce a new Ghostbusters animated series, which will be produced by Ghostbusters: Afterlife creative team Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan.

This news is particularly significant as Netflix had undergone a period of animated project cancellations last month following a recent drop in subscribers and profits.

While details on the new series are extremely limited, this new project would follow in the footsteps of other popular 1980s properties that have been given new leases of life on the streaming service, such as She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Voltron: Legendary Defender, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Transformers.

GBFans will bring you more details on the new series as soon as we are able. Feel free to join the discussion here: LINK

Posted By: Kingpin at June 8th, 2022, 8:42 am

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