September 1, 2014
Features

Deborah Calla, PGA, and Kimberly Myers, WGA, Push Guild Diversity

Deborah Calla, PGA, and Kimberly Myers, WGA, Push Guild Diversity

Since the demise of the studio system in the 1950s and 1960s, and an entire industry going freelance, diversity in gender, race and ethnicity has crept into the film and TV workplace. Nonetheless, at the dawn of the new millennium, much progress was still to be made on all fronts. Therefore, new initiatives have... »

California Tax Incentive Bill Clears Final Hurdle

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California Tax Incentive Bill Clears Final Hurdle

California Governor Jerry Brown has reached a deal with state Assembly and Senate leaders to pass AB 1839 – the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, which will greatly expand and extend California's Film and Television Tax Credit Program. The agreement increases... »

The Television Academy Presents the 66th Emmy Awards

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The Television Academy Presents the 66th Emmy Awards

Seth Meyers hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony last night at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Statuettes were presented in 26 categories and the event was broadcast live on NBC. In addition, Emmys in 80 other categories for programs... »

Winners Share the Wealth at Creative Arts Emmys

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Winners Share the Wealth at Creative Arts Emmys

Awards handed out at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys held Saturday at the Nokia Theatre LALIVE in downtown Los Angeles were sprinkled across a broad spectrum of shows, with... »

California Tax Incentive Bill Headed to the Senate Floor

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California Tax Incentive Bill Headed to the Senate Floor

California’s Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday unanimously approved a bill to expand the State’s tax incentive program to $400 million per year from its current $100 million cap. The bill,... »

Letter to the Editor: LOOK Effects Artists Left Holding the Bag

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Letter to the Editor: LOOK Effects Artists Left Holding the Bag

LOOK Effects closed its doors earlier this week, however the company’s partners Henrik Fett and Mark Driscoll along with much of the staff have moved to commercial VFX company... »

Survivor Editors Get Union Representation After Walking Off the Job

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<em>Survivor</em> Editors Get Union Representation After Walking Off the Job

Mark Burnett's Island Post Productions agreed to union representation for Survivor’s editorial crew yesterday evening, after employees walked off the job Wednesday morning. »

Mike Cahill Explores Science and Spirituality in I Origins

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Mike Cahill Explores Science and Spirituality in <em>I Origins</em>

I Origins, writer and director Mike Cahill's second feature film, tells the story of Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), an ocularly obsessed molecular biologist who sees life through only... »

Post Crew of CBS’s Survivor Demands Union Contract

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Post Crew of CBS’s Survivor Demands <em>Union Contract</em>

The Emmy-nominated postproduction crew of CBS’s long-running hit reality television series Survivor notified their employer of their intent to obtain a union contract with health and retirement benefits. »

Cole Haddon: A Screenwriter Reinvents Dracula

Cole Haddon: A Screenwriter Reinvents <em>Dracula</em>

For the entire history of both film and television, there have been numerous visual adaptations of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula. From 1922’s Nosferatu, the F.W. Murnau silent, to... »

Weta Delivers VFX for Dawn of the Planet of Apes

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Weta Delivers VFX for <em>Dawn of the Planet of Apes</em>

It’s been quite the summer for bar-raising in the visual effects arena. Guardians of the Galaxy makes a racoon and a tree convincingly human characters – in space –... »

Dick Smith – An Appreciation of the Master of Makeup

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Dick Smith – An Appreciation of the Master of Makeup

Dick Smith, who passed away July 30 at the age of 92, was one of the greatest craftspersons of the 20th century. First working in television in New York... »

 
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