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Production News Weekly January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018 | By

TV Production Is Booming In California. Big-budget blockbuster movies still shoot mostly outside California, but the surge in content from streaming services such as Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, as well as the major networks and premium cable channels has had a trickle-down effect through the L.A. production industry. Expanded state film tax credits also... »

News from ARRI Rental

January 17, 2018 | By
News from ARRI Rental

ARRI Rental opens satellite office in Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn Haus: a city-based ancillary to the long-established headquarters in Secaucus, NJ. Prep space, drop-off and pick-up for camera equipment. Crew hospitality in the heart of Brooklyn’s studio landscape. ARRI Rental, a leading provider of camera, lighting and grip equipment, is excited to announce the... »

GKIDS Acquires 3 Titles For Acclaimed Anime Director Masaaki Yuasa

January 17, 2018 | By
GKIDS Acquires 3 Titles For Acclaimed Anime Director Masaaki Yuasa

Gkids Acquires 3 Titles From Acclaimed Anime Director Masaaki Yuasa    Cult Classic Mind Game  Plus Two Award-Winning New Titles Lu Over The Wall Night Is Short, Walk on Girl Coming in 2018!  GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired the North American distribution... »

2018 VES Awards Nominations

January 17, 2018 | By
2018 VES Awards Nominations

  HBO’s stellar stalwart, Game of Thrones continues to show no mercy as it dominates with 11 nominations this year.   “The artistry, ingenuity and passion of the visual effects practitioners around the world,  have come together to create truly remarkable imagery in a variety of media,” said VES Chair, Mike Chambers. “We are seeing the... »

Society of Camera Operators Announces the Nominees For Camera Operator of the Year, Film and Television

January 17, 2018 | By

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced the Nominees for Camera Operator of the Year for both the film and television categories.  The recipients will be announced at the February 3, 2018 Awards hosted at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.   Camera Operator of the Year – Film Nominees: Colin Anderson, SOC – The Phantom Thread ... »

Step Sisters

January 16, 2018 | By
<em>Step Sisters</em>

Step Sisters    Launching exclusively on Netflix on January 19, 2018   Starring Megalyn Echikunwoke (Kevin Hart’s Night School – Opening Fall 2018), Nia Jervier (Dear White People) and Marque Richardson (Dear White People)   Producers Lena Waithe (Master of None, The Chi) and Ben Cory Jones (Insecure)   Director Charles Stone III (Drumline)  ... »

Bernard and Huey to close Slamdance – from Jules Feiffer and Dan Mirvish

January 16, 2018 | By
Bernard and Huey to close Slamdance – from Jules Feiffer and Dan Mirvish

Slamdance Film Festival Official Closing Night Film Bernard And Huey Starring Jim Rash, David Koechner, Sasha Alexander, Eka Darville, Richard Kind, Lauren Miller Rogen, Nancy Travis, Bellamy Young, and Mae Whitman. Directed by Dan Mirvish Written by Jules Feiffer From a script by Oscar and Pulitzer-winner Jules Feiffer (Carnal Knowledge), Bernard and Huey is... »

Director Series: Sean Baker – The Florida Project

January 15, 2018 | By
Director Series: Sean Baker – <em>The Florida Project</em>

Sean Baker’s The Florida Project was inspired by news articles about the affordable housing crisis – the “hidden homeless” who are living in cheap motels week to week. The film is set in Orlando, FL, the home of Disney World, which provided the visual juxtaposition of poverty and fantasy. Baker met his co-writer, Chris... »

IMC January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018 | By

    Welcome Below the Line Subscribers, We have another busy week ahead of us! The Palm Springs Film Festival will be ending, and the Sundance Film Festival will be beginning. Just like the PSIF Festival, the Sundance Film Festival will have plenty of events and screenings to attend! The Location Managers Guild International... »

ADG 800 Gallery – Exhibition of Scenic Artist Duncan Alanson Spencer’s Personal Art

January 14, 2018 | By
ADG 800 Gallery – Exhibition of Scenic Artist Duncan Alanson Spencer’s Personal Art

ADG Gallery 800 Presents “The Golden Brush: A Tribute To Duncan Alanson Spencer” Honoring The Legendary Motion Picture Scenic Artist ‘Near the Top of Old Toll Road (Mariposa)’ / 1987 Exhibit Opening: February 10th Duncan Alanson Spencer (1911-1999), the legendary Scenic Artist behind some of Hollywood’s greatest films, will be honored by the Art... »

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