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Hurricane Harvey Shuts Down Sound Stages

August 30, 2017 | By
Hurricane Harvey Shuts Down Sound Stages

Below the Line News’ thoughts are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Actors Fund is positioned to help below the line workers. Please reach out and donate to the Actors.Fund.Org by using the link provided HERE. Local television and film sound stages in Houston, TX and throughout the area have been shut down by... »

Michael Almereyda Conjures a New Reality in MARJORIE PRIME

August 18, 2017 | By
Michael Almereyda Conjures a New Reality in MARJORIE PRIME

Based on Jordan Harrison’s play, Michael Almereyda’s Marjorie Prime was filmed in and around a house on Long Island, New York’s southern fork in an astounding 13 days. Concerning a near future where holographic representations of deceased family members are manifested to pacify loved ones, Marjorie Prime centers around four main characters played by... »

The Production Music Association Announces Additional Keynote Speakers Jeff Danna & Mychael Danna for 2017 Production Music Conference

August 9, 2017 | By
The Production Music Association Announces Additional Keynote Speakers Jeff Danna & Mychael Danna for 2017 Production Music Conference

The Production Music Association (PMA) an advocate and voice of the global production music community, has announced two additional keynote speakers who will be featured during the group’s annual Production Music Conference (PMC)–composers Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna. The Danna brothers will speak on October 6 at 2PM. This year’s PMC event will take... »

Television Academy Grants 2017 Governors Award to ITVS in Recognition of its 25 Years in Broadcasting

August 8, 2017 | By
Television Academy Grants 2017 Governors Award to ITVS in Recognition of its 25 Years in Broadcasting

The Television Academy has announced ITVS–the documentary film funder, co-producer and distributor for public media–as the 2017 Governors Award recipient, recognizing the nonprofit organization’s focus on diversity and inclusiveness in documentary programming. The prestigious award winner was chosen by the Television Academy Board of Governors and will receive its Emmy statuette during the Creative Arts... »

Re-Recording Mixer Anna Behlmer to be Honored with CAS Career Achievement Award

August 8, 2017 | By
Re-Recording Mixer Anna Behlmer to be Honored with CAS Career Achievement Award

Cinema Audio Society president Mark Ulano, CAS, has announced that the organization will honor multiple CAS and Oscar nominated re-recording mixer Anna Behlmer with the Cinema Audio Society’s highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 54th CAS Awards on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza–Bunker... »

Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Jon Favreau Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award

August 7, 2017 | By
Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Jon Favreau Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named writer-director-producer-actor Jon Favreau as the next recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment.  The award will be presented at the 16th Annual VES Awards on February 13, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The VES Lifetime... »

Alicia Mayer Resurrects Movie History with Mayer Family Presentation

August 5, 2017 | By
Alicia Mayer Resurrects Movie History with Mayer Family Presentation

Over the weekend of August 5 and 6, film historian Alicia Mayer will present dozens of family photographs in Los Angeles-area presentations to celebrate her legendary lineage. In point, Mayer is part of the historic Mayer family, of whom Louis B. Mayer was studio chief of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios from 1924 through 1951. Alicia will... »

SIGGRAPH 2017 Concludes in Los Angeles with Strong Attendance

August 4, 2017 | By
SIGGRAPH 2017 Concludes in Los Angeles with Strong Attendance

SIGGRAPH 2017, the annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has recently concluded in Los Angeles with over 16,500 attendees from around the world. SIGGRAPH 2017 marked the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and was held 30 July-3 August 2017 at the... »

SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies: VR, Holograms & More

August 2, 2017 | By
SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies: VR, Holograms & More

Every year at SIGGRAPH, the annual conference on computer graphics, artists, developers, and engineers gather from around the globe to show off the cutting edge in entertainment technology–and this year was no exception. Out of the 179 exhibitors, these 5 stood out from the rest of the pack to deliver amazing products that push... »

Autodesk Highlights Next Generation Storytelling and Collaboration Tools at SIGGRAPH 2017

August 1, 2017 | By
Autodesk Highlights Next Generation Storytelling and Collaboration Tools at SIGGRAPH 2017

Leading up to SIGGRAPH 2017, Autodesk released a series of updates for its media and entertainment tools, including Autodesk Media & Entertainment Collection, Autodesk Maya, Shotgun, Arnold, Autodesk 3ds Max, and Autodesk Flame. Engineered with the intent of streamlining and accelerating production on films, TV shows, games and immersive experiences, the new releases include... »

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