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Empire State Development: 20 Major Network Series

May 20, 2019 | By
Empire State Development: 20 Major Network Series

Empire State Development has announced that 20 major network series will film in New York State this year, including four new series. The announcements were made this week at the 2019 network upfronts, the presentations given by major networks to promote new and renewed series that will be part of their fall schedules. As... »

FotoKem: Universal and Legendary Pictures Little

May 1, 2019 | By
FotoKem: Universal and Legendary Pictures <em>Little</em>

FotoKem’s Atlanta and Burbank facilities have supported the production of Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Little from digital dailies through finishing with a full ACES finish for the fantasy comedy. Principal photography for Little took place last summer in the Atlanta area. From blockbuster producer Will Packer (Girls Trip, Night School, the Ride Along... »

Big Break Screenwriting Contest

April 29, 2019 | By
Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Draft is now receiving submissions for the annual Big Break Screenwriting Contest celebrating 20 years of launching careers. The Feature Genre and TV Category finalists will receive the Final Draft/New York Film Academy Fellowship in Writing for Film & Television. The hands-on 12 week program is designed to help finalists in both film... »

CinemaStreet Screenplay Contest

April 29, 2019 | By
CinemaStreet Screenplay Contest

CinemaStreet Pictures, LLC is inviting women screenwriters to submit short dramatic script of any genre (20 minutes and under) for production consideration in the Women’s Short Screenplay Competition. The winning screen writer will receive $1,000 for a two-year option from CinemaStreet for the right to produce the script. The deadline for submitting scripts is... »

ADG Screening Series: Mary Poppins

April 17, 2019 | By
ADG Screening Series: <em>Mary Poppins</em>

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Film Society’s 2019 Screening Series will launch the original Oscar-winning Disney film Mary Poppins (1964) at the Egyptian Theatre on Sunday, April 28th at 5:30pm. Titled “Production Design: Designers On Design,” the annual screening series will be highlighting the work of renowned production designers and their... »

Havana Film Festival New York

April 1, 2019 | By
Havana Film Festival New York

The Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) is an internationally recognized film festival celebrating Latin American cinema. HFFNY features more than 25 films from the most exciting cinematic talent from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Spain and the United States. The films chosen each year reflect strong cultural and social identities... »

American Documentary Film Fund

April 1, 2019 | By
American Documentary Film Fund

The American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, an annual 7-day event, will be sharing the American Documentary Film Fund with independent American filmmakers who will participate and compete for financing for new projects as well as works-in-progress. An amount up to $50,000 may be awarded or distributed in any given year. A panel... »

California Film Commission: Indie Filmmakers Panel Discussion

March 21, 2019 | By
California Film Commission: Indie Filmmakers Panel Discussion

The California Film Commission (CFC) is hosting a panel discussion to learn the Indie Producer’s secret weapon: film commissions. This event will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 7pm at the Cabo Wabo Cantina (Hollywood & Highland Center). This event is free and RSVPs are not required. The restaurant will have food and... »

Ed Helms to Narrate Disneynature’s Penguins

February 27, 2019 | By
Ed Helms to Narrate Disneynature’s <em>Penguins</em>

Actor Ed Helms is diving in this spring as narrator of Disneynature’s upcoming theatrical feature Penguins. Penguins, the Disneynature film to be released in IMAX® as the label, celebrates 10 years since its first feature film hit theaters. The film continues Disneynature’s conservation tradition: for every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2019), Disneynature will... »

Oscar Contender – Kate Biscoe, Makeup for Vice

February 22, 2019 | By
Oscar Contender – Kate Biscoe, Makeup for <em> Vice </em>

When makeup department head Kate Biscoe first read the Vice script, she realized, in order to organize the project, spanning six decades with multiple recurring characters, the film would be a formidable challenge. “Researching and breaking down the script was time consuming but not difficult,” she stated. “However, we would not be shooting sequentially,... »

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