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Algonquin College Students Get Access to Music & Sound Effects From ALIBI

September 9, 2020 | By
Algonquin College Students Get Access to Music & Sound Effects From ALIBI

Algonquin College has been granted access to the ALIBI Music Library, a professional music and sound effects (SFX) platform. This makes Algonquin the first institution in Canada with access to extensive catalogs used in Hollywood productions and in the TV, streaming, video games and advertising industries. Through a special educational license, ALIBI becomes the College’s... »

Academy Releases Next Conversation In Dialogues Series

September 3, 2020 | By
Academy Releases Next Conversation In <em>Dialogues</em> Series

As part of its Academy Dialogues: It Starts With Us series, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a conversation with writers Misan Sagay (Belle) and Ligiah Villalobos (Under the Same Moon) and filmmakers Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open) and Lulu Wang (The Farewell) on the role... »

NAB Show Collectively Speaking: Production In A Pandemic

September 2, 2020 | By
NAB Show Collectively Speaking: <em>Production In A Pandemic</em>

Collectively Speaking is a new online series of shared learning experiences that was designed by the NAB Show to facilitate connections around real-time issues facing the media and entertainment industry. On September 2, 2020 at 1 p.m. EDT, you can take a behind-the-scenes look at how production teams are adapting to and adopting the... »

SOC offers Health and Well-Being Class with Mindfullness Expert Mitra Manesh

August 15, 2020 | By
SOC offers Health and Well-Being Class with Mindfullness Expert Mitra Manesh

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC), Education Committee, has announced the next Zoom session in its “Health and Well-Being Educational Series” for this coming Thursday, August 20 at 11AM PT. The session is called “How to Operate Life Mindfully & Get the Best Shot,” and it will be led by Mitra Manesh, founder of innermap, a... »

Back To Work: What Happens When Someone Tests Positive for COVID?

August 13, 2020 | By
<b>Back To Work</b>: What Happens When Someone Tests Positive for COVID?

I’ve written a few columns now about shows resuming production, but a question that keeps coming up and will keep coming up is, “What happens if someone tests positive?” Some might assume that it means a production has to shut down again immediately, but that’s not necessarily true. Since last week, there have been some... »

SIFF Announces Winners of First Virtual Film Festival

August 4, 2020 | By
SIFF Announces Winners of First Virtual Film Festival

Coming from as far away as Västra Götaland, Hanoi, England, Canada, Copenhagen and Uttar Pradesh — the Sonoma International Film Festival’s first SIFF 2.0 Virtual Film Festival concluded yesterday with four Command Performance screenings. Celebrating its 23rd year, the online showcase screened more than 100 features, documentaries and short films from 20 countries, including... »

Oscar-nominated Filmmaker Alan Parker Has Died at 76

July 31, 2020 | By
Oscar-nominated Filmmaker Alan Parker Has Died at 76

Sad news has arrived from the British Film Institute that Alan Parker, director of iconic films like Midnight Express, Evita and Bugsy Malone, has succumbed to a long-term illness and died in London at the age of 76. Over the course of thirty years, Parker had assembled an astounding filmography that began in earnest after a few shorts... »

Academy Board Of Governors: David Rubin Re-Elected Academy President

July 29, 2020 | By
Academy Board Of Governors: David Rubin Re-Elected Academy President

Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors re-elected Casting Director David Rubin as president of the organization. Rubin is beginning his second term as president and his eighth year as a governor representing the Casting Directors Branch. Also elected to officer positions by the Board: Lois Burwell, First Vice... »

Wondros Collective Expands Roster With Director Tamika Miller

July 28, 2020 | By
Wondros Collective Expands Roster With Director Tamika Miller

Wondros Collective’s Executive Producer Danielle Peretz continues to expand the commercial/branded content division’s Directorial roster with the signing of Director Tamika Miller this summer. A multi-faceted filmmaker, Miller was selected as one of six directors for the prestigious DGA/AICP’s Commercial Directors Diversity Program — an initiative created to increase the representation of women and... »

IATSE Local 695 To Host Livestream On Diversity

July 25, 2020 | By
IATSE Local 695 To Host Livestream On <em>Diversity</em>

On Saturday, August 1st , IATSE Local 695’s newly-formed Committee on Equity, Diversity & Outreach will host a live-streamed, public event on the challenges faced by sound and video engineers of color in the entertainment industry. Titled Diversity in 695: A Conversation, the event will feature a panel of accomplished professionals, representing diverse crafts,... »

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