April 16, 2014
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Game of Thrones Wins Big at Inaugural LMGA Awards

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<em>Game of Thrones</em> Wins Big at Inaugural LMGA Awards

The Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) scouted the Writer’s Guild Theater for the 1st Annual LMGA Awards held Saturday March 29, 2014. A crowded cocktail lounge prior to the awards ceremony was telling of the proud and supportive community of locations professionals. LMGA president Nancy Haecker welcomed honorees and nominees on the red... »

Advanced Systems Group Builds Studio for Bay Area Digital Arts Academy

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Advanced Systems Group Builds Studio for Bay Area Digital Arts Academy

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a video, data, audio and film integration firm, announced work is complete on a $6,000,000 production space designed by ASG that serves as the new home of the Bay Area Digital Arts Academy (BADA) for California’s San Lorenzo Unified School... »

California Tax Incentive Bill Clears Legislative Hurdle

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California Tax Incentive Bill Clears Legislative Hurdle

The California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act of 2014 (AB 1839) passed the State Assembly’s Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee yesterday by a vote of 7-0. The legislation, authored by Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra... »

Director Chiemi Karasawa on Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

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Director Chiemi Karasawa on <em>Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me</em>

Chiemi Karasawa had no idea that a trip to Vartali Salon in Midtown Mahattan would lead to a year and a half filming the funny, poignant and irascible Elaine... »

Candlelight Vigil in Hollywood for Camera Assistant Sarah Jones

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Candlelight Vigil in Hollywood for Camera Assistant Sarah Jones

A candlelight vigil and a march along Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood was held Friday night to honor the memory of Sarah Elizabeth Jones, a camera assistant who died in... »

Adam Stockhausen Creates the Setting for The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Adam Stockhausen Creates the Setting for <em>The Grand Budapest Hotel</em>

Wes Anderson‘s new film The Grand Budapest Hotel tells the story of an eccentric and charming world famous concierge, Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) and his adventure filled friendship with... »

The Society of Camera Operators Presents the SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards

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The Society of Camera Operators Presents the SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Society of Camera Operators, SOC, presented its 2014 Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards Saturday March 8, at the Skirball Cultural Center. The evening, hosted by Bruce Carse, included an... »

This is the End for Modus FX as Montreal VFX House Closes its Doors

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This is the End for Modus FX as Montreal VFX House Closes its Doors

Montreal-based visual effects house Modus FX closed its doors on Friday after seven years, laying off over 100 employees. Founded in 2007 by Hybride alumni, executive producer Yanick Wilisky and... »

Cinematographers to Hold Candlelight Walk and Memorial for Sarah Jones Tomorrow

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Cinematographers to Hold Candlelight Walk and Memorial for Sarah Jones Tomorrow

The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) will hold a candlelight walk and memorial on March 7 for 27-year-old Sarah Jones, the assistant camerawoman who was tragically killed on... »

Gravity Dominates Below-the-Line Categories at the Oscars

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Gravity Dominates Below-the-Line Categories at the Oscars

En route to the Oscar City this year – as we might as well call the many cordoned-off blocks of Hollywood – traffic was held up further as the... »

Panasonic to Debut New 4K VariCam at NAB

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Panasonic to Debut New 4K VariCam at NAB

It seems that VariCam rides again. Panasonic announced that later this year, it will launch a 4K camera/recorder, VariCam 35, which incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor... »

12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska Take Top Honors at the Spirit Awards

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<em>12 Years a Slave</em>, <em>Dallas Buyers Club</em> and <em>Nebraska</em> Take Top Honors at the Spirit Awards

The independent film community gathered in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica to celebrate the year’s best artist-driven films at the 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards on... »

 
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