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Emmy Contender Director Kabir Akhtar: Netflix’s Never Have I Ever

July 10, 2020 | By
Emmy Contender Director Kabir Akhtar: Netflix’s <em>Never Have I Ever</em>

For director Kabir Akhtar, being hired to direct two episodes of Netflix’s new series Never Have I Ever represented a notable opportunity, as he originally came from the world of picture editing. “I got so excited that they were going to make this show,” Akhtar said of a series set in high school with... »

Post New York Extends Video Conference Series Post Break

July 10, 2020 | By
Post New York Extends Video Conference Series <em>Post Break</em>

Post New York Alliance (PNYA) is expanding its popular weekly video conference series Post Break, which has been providing New York’s post-production industry with critical information and a sense of community during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Launched in April, the series hosts industry experts, union and trade organization leaders, government officials and others for... »

Black Filmmakers Collective Launch CHANGE THE LENS

July 10, 2020 | By
Black Filmmakers Collective Launch <em>CHANGE THE LENS</em>

Over 100 Black filmmakers, directors, producers, DPs and more across filmmaking and advertising communities have formed the Black Filmmakers Collective, launching a new pledge to increase the number of Black workers at all levels of the commercial and music video industry called “CHANGE THE LENS.” Imperial Woodpecker director Rohan Blair-Mangat, Park Pictures director Savanah... »

Emmy Contender Burton LeBlanc: Makeup for A Handmaid’s Tale

July 9, 2020 | By
Emmy Contender Burton LeBlanc: Makeup for <em>A Handmaid’s Tale</em>

For Toronto-based makeup department head Burton LeBlanc, the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale was a dream assignment, where he was given free reign to create makeup as he best saw fit for the show’s characters. “Reed Morano established the first few episodes,” LeBlanc explained of the director and executive producer of the pilot and... »

The Editing in Mrs. America’s “Houston”

July 9, 2020 | By
The Editing in <em>Mrs. America’s “Houston” </em>

Mrs. America is an FX original limited series created by Dahvi Waller and tells the story of the movement known as the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s with an unexpected opposition from conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett). The series depicts the major ERA players with a star-studded cast in Gloria Steinem... »

FilmLA 2020: Second Quarter A Near-Total Loss For On-Location Filming

July 9, 2020 | By
FilmLA 2020: Second Quarter A Near-Total Loss For On-Location Filming

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, has updated its quarterly report series quantifying on-location filming within its service area. The new report, comparing April- June 2020 with the same period in the prior year, offers a portrait of an industry on lockdown – revealing... »

Emmy Contenders Greg King & Jonathan Greasley: Sound for Cosmos: Possible Worlds

July 8, 2020 | By
Emmy Contenders Greg King & Jonathan Greasley: Sound for <em>Cosmos: Possible Worlds</em>

When astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author Neil deGrasse Tyson undertook hosting a new version of Carl Sagan’s legendary 1980 space-oriented series Cosmos, he knew he would have to bring his approach into the 21st century. “Given what we know of the laws of physics, what kinds of worlds are possible?” said Tyson about the intent... »

The Musical Journey in The Elephant Queen

July 8, 2020 | By
The Musical Journey in <em>The Elephant Queen</em>

The Elephant Queen is a documentary directed by Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone with Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor serving as the story voice-over narrator. The film follows elder matriarch Athena, who is responsible to protect her elephant herd after they are forced to leave their waterhole from a drought and take an epic... »

The 25th Annual ADG Awards Moves To April 10, 2021

July 8, 2020 | By
The 25th Annual ADG Awards Moves To April 10, 2021

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards honoring Production Design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, animated features and music videos will take place April 10, 2021. The location will be confirmed in the near future. The announcement was made today by ADG President Nelson Coates,... »

At-Home Broadcasts Get a Hollywood Treatment with ARFX Home Studio

July 7, 2020 | By
At-Home Broadcasts Get a Hollywood Treatment with <em>ARFX Home Studio</em>

AR solutions provider ARwall has launched preorders for their latest augmented reality product, ARFX Home Studio, the work-from-home version of their proprietary virtual production tool ARFX. Catering to streamers and broadcasters alike, the studio will utilize at-home TV monitors or projectors to give creators a complete menu of photoreal virtual backdrops for shooting live... »

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