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NYWIFT New Board President Jamie Zelermyer

August 14, 2019 | By
NYWIFT New Board President Jamie Zelermyer

The New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) has announced the appointment of its new Board of Directors President, Jamie Zelermyer. Zelermyer succeeds former President Simone Pero – the founder of For Impact Productions, and joins the newly elected 2019 Board of Directors members which includes Alex Cirillo, Kerry Fulton, Gretchen McGowan and... »

New Rigging Programs Added To ETCP Training

August 6, 2019 | By
New Rigging Programs Added To ETCP Training

American Crane & Safety, LLC and Reliable Design Services were approved this month to become ETCP Recognized Training Programs. The courses that participate in ETCP Recognized Training Program present an opportunity for ETCP Technicians to get a bulk of their education credits in one place, as these training opportunities count 1 point per hour... »

Buchwald Signs Writers Guild Agreement

July 30, 2019 | By
Buchwald Signs Writers Guild Agreement

Mid-tier talent agency Buchwald has become the second ATA literary agency to break from the Association of Talent Agents (ATA) and sign a franchise agreement with the Writers Guild of America (WGA). According to a recent publication in The Hollywood Reporter, the agreement was signed three days after the WGA signed Kaplan Stahler, a... »

Netflix Signs New Deal with SAG-AFTRA

July 25, 2019 | By
Netflix Signs New Deal with SAG-AFTRA

On Saturday, Netflix and SAG-AFTRA announced the agreement of a new contract, with a term of nearly three years, for live-action scripted production that will also cover both performance capture and dubbing. The contract includes international live-action and animated productions dubbed into English. According to a recent publication of The Hollywood Reporter, the contract... »

PRG Opens VER Camera Prep Facility

July 24, 2019 | By
PRG Opens VER Camera Prep Facility

PRG, a global leader in entertainment and event production solutions, and its division, VER Camera, known for industry expertise and inventory in cine and broadcast camera, lenses and accessories, has announced the opening of a new camera prep facility in Brooklyn, New York. The 25,000 square foot facility is designed to meet the needs of... »

Scripted Television Production in Los Angeles

July 22, 2019 | By
Scripted Television Production in Los Angeles

Increasingly driven by the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program, Scripted television production remains a bright spot in the L.A. production picture. In the latest quarterly data from FilmLA, on-location filming within that jobs-rich sector increased while feature, commercial and reality TV production decreased. In the second quarter of 2019, 51.7 percent of... »

Slow Start for On-Location Filming In L.A.

July 20, 2019 | By
Slow Start for On-Location Filming In L.A.

In the first quarter of 2019, on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles has declined with a simultaneous slowdown in Feature, Television and Commercial production. Recently reported by FilmLA, only one project brought to Los Angeles by the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program was filmed on-location from January through April, after the other... »

Matthews Co-Founder and President Ed Phillips Dies at 72

June 28, 2019 | By
Matthews Co-Founder and President <em>Ed Phillips</em> Dies at 72

At 72 years old, Ed Phillips, who helped start Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) in 1969 and presided as President for nearly 50 years, died Saturday, June 22nd. The cause of death was not reported by his family. He had an active career defining grip standards and developing new products; and innovating to standardize the... »

William Morris Sues WGA For “Unlawful Group Boycott”

June 26, 2019 | By
William Morris Sues WGA For “Unlawful Group Boycott”

The William Morris Endeavor (WME) has filed an antitrust lawsuit in California federal court alleging that the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has organized an unlawful group boycott against the talent agencies. For months, the WGA has been negotiating a “Code of Conduct” with the Association of Talent Agents (ATA) with the writers demanding... »

Cine Gear Expo: ICG National President Steve Poster, ASC

June 4, 2019 | By
Cine Gear Expo: ICG National President <em>Steve Poster, ASC</em>

At the Cine Gear Expo, held at Paramount Studios, the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) held a panel discussion titled “Landing the Gig and Building a Career”. At the end of the panel, Karl Kresser, President of Cine Gear Expo, and Juliane Grosso, Director, came to the stage to honor Steven Poster’s final appearance at... »

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