May 30, 2020
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House Democrats Unveil HEROES Act Addressing IATSE Legislative Priorities

Monday, May 18, 2020
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House Democrats Unveil HEROES Act Addressing IATSE Legislative Priorities

House Democrats on Tuesday introduced H.R. 6800, The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a proposal for the next federal coronavirus relief package. The HEROES Act is not expected to pass both chambers of Congress in its current form, but the bill identifies Democrats’ priorities for the next relief package in... »

Jigsaw24 Expands Via24 Cloud Services With EditShare’s EFSv Deployment

Monday, May 18, 2020
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Jigsaw24 Expands Via24 Cloud Services With EditShare’s EFSv Deployment

EditShare, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, has announced that Jigsaw24 is the first UK-based EditShare reseller to deploy EFSv; enabling virtualized production and editing workflows in the AWS cloud. EFSv expands multi-vendor remote production and post production capabilities, which appeals to Jigsaw24’s... »

AMPAS Announced 2020 Grant Recipients

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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Found in: Awards, Featured, Industry Sector
AMPAS Announced 2020 Grant Recipients

The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced today the 96 recipients of its 2020 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants, including recipients of the emergency grant funds announced last month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All of the grants, which total a combined $2.5 million in funds, are... »

Community Q&A with Zack Arnold ACE & Misha Tenebaum

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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Community Q&A with Zack Arnold ACE & Misha Tenebaum

Zack Arnold, ACE and his community of Optimizers held a discussion with Editstock CEO Misha Tenebaum on how to build a successful side hustle outside of your primary career. In the interview, Zack and Misha also discuss the benefits of having a secondary income, and the freedom it affords you in choosing which projects... »

NAB Launches Show Express 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020
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Found in: Events, Featured, Industry Sector
NAB Launches Show Express 2020

Earlier this year, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) canceled their annual show in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. The NAB Show Express, which brings the NAB show online, launches May 13th and May 14th with 24-hour access to content curated for the global media and entertainment community. Featuring more than 100 live... »

AMC Theatres Refuses to Play Universal Films After Trolls: World Tour

Friday, May 8, 2020
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AMC Theatres Refuses to Play Universal Films After <em>Trolls: World Tour</em>

Last week, AMC Theatres announced that they will no longer be playing any of Universal Pictures’ films in response to the comments made by NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell regarding the on-demand success of Trolls: World Tour and what it means for the future of seeing movies  post-coronavirus pandemic. In a recent article published by... »

Matthews’ New Portable Flags & Floppies

Thursday, May 7, 2020
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Matthews’ New Portable Flags & Floppies

Offering the benefits for which Matthews Studio Equipment is known, the new 40”x40” line of Flags and Floppies meets the need for gear that’s portable enough to travel and compact enough to work in nooks and crannies of a tight location. The 40”x40” dimension also fits standard shipping limits. Available individually, the line consists... »

SOC Live Inspirational Roundtables

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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Found in: Camera, Events, Featured
SOC Live Inspirational Roundtables

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) is hosting a live inspirational Roundtable for camera operators that will discuss what inspires them, how this has impacted their work and what has been the largest creative contribution in their lives. The one-hour weekly video discussion will be held on Zoom starting Wednesday, May 6th through Wednesday,... »

Tyler Perry’s Safety Plan for Reopening Atlanta Studio in June 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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Tyler Perry’s Safety Plan for Reopening Atlanta Studio in June 2020

Writer-performer and studio owner Tyler Perry previously shut down all production on his original programming for film and TV shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a recently published article by Deadline, Perry plans to start production on multiple TV series in June at his Atlanta-based Tyler Perry Studios with a strict protocol... »

Wondros Collective Director/DP Sean Thonson Shoots for the Wander Wisely Campaign

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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Found in: Camera, Featured, Television
Wondros Collective Director/DP Sean Thonson Shoots for the <em>Wander Wisely</em> Campaign

This past fall, Wondros Collective’s Director/Director of Photography Sean Thonson traveled to Panama to shoot the newest campaign from Expedia-owned Travelocity, featuring its Roaming Gnome Mascot. Thonson and his production team found the idyllic location in the country for the “Wish You Were Here” series of spots of the Wander Wisely campaign from Austin,... »

ALIBI Releases New Albums of Production Music

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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ALIBI Releases New Albums of Production Music

Eight new albums of production music has been released by ALIBI Music Library (ALIBI) for use by its clients in the television, film, streaming, advertising and video game industries. The newly added tracks – from a mix of professional composers and artists around the world – are edited for optimum versatility and feature stems,... »

Composer Tom Bimmermann Breaks Out

Monday, May 4, 2020
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Composer <em>Tom Bimmermann</em> Breaks Out

Composers often toil for years, if not decades, before attaining the coveted status of writing music for motion pictures. Among such modern stalwarts, Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri, and, surely, John Williams now hold the foremost status among those who write film scores, but it unquestionably took them considerable time to reach those hallowed positions.... »

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