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Losing Lena Documentary Examines Landmark Photograph

July 31, 2020 | By
<em>Losing Lena</em> Documentary Examines Landmark Photograph

In November 1972, Lenna Sjööblom was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month, posing for a series of pictures in her first and only nude photo session. Born Lena Söderberg on March 31, 1951, in Sweden, she had no idea that one of the photos, the centerfold, would become pivotal in the development of digitally-based imagery.... »

Daniel Raim’s Image Makers Analyzes Historic Cinematographers

July 29, 2020 | By
Daniel Raim’s <em>Image Makers</em> Analyzes Historic Cinematographers

Created as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of The American Society of Cinematographers, Daniel Raim’s documentary, Image Makers: The Adventures of America’s Pioneer Cinematographers, examines said motion picture groundbreakers in the earliest years of filmmaking. Critical to Raim’s endeavors was a partnership with Turner Classic Movies, specifically with senior vice-president of programming Charlie... »

Director Chris Perkel Presents the Inside Story on Clive Davis

July 27, 2020 | By
Director Chris Perkel Presents the Inside Story on <em>Clive Davis</em>

Based on renowned music executive Clive Davis’s autobiography, the recent film Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives had been long in the planning stages. Finally, through executive producer Mary Lisio, a non-fiction overseer at Scott Free Entertainment, director Chris Perkel was brought on board to helm the project.  Hailing from Riverdale in Bronx,... »

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,... »

Greenpoint Film Festival 2020: World Premiere of Indie Feature before/during/after

July 25, 2020 | By
Greenpoint Film Festival 2020: World Premiere of Indie Feature <em>before/during/after</em>

The leaders of international creative company Cutters Studios will join their fellow filmmakers in celebrating the World Premiere for indie narrative feature “before/during/after” as part of the ninth annual Greenpoint Film Festival, running August 1-9, 2020 in Brooklyn. To safely create new experiences uniting film lovers in controlled, VIP entertainment environments, this year’s Festival... »

ADG Releases COVID-19 Department-Specific Protocols for Filmed Entertainment and Commercials

July 24, 2020 | By
ADG Releases COVID-19 Department-Specific Protocols for Filmed Entertainment and Commercials

In the ongoing absence of an industry-wide agreement with either the AMPTP covering filmed entertainment, or the AICP for commercial production, the Art Directors Guild (ADG) has released their set of key recommendations and protocols for adoption in the workplace (attached). These recommendations are intended to address the day to day experience of ADG... »

Jesse James Miller Showcases the History of PUNK

July 24, 2020 | By
Jesse James Miller Showcases the History of <em>PUNK</em>

When Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker Jesse James Miller undertook a four-hour docuseries about the history of punk rock, he determined to inundate himself in research about the musical genre, as he had not been previously associated with punk and its notable figures. “They hired someone out of the fold,” he said of the show’s producers,... »

IATSE Releases Stagecraft Reopening Plan & Guidelines

July 22, 2020 | By
IATSE Releases Stagecraft Reopening Plan & Guidelines

The IATSE have released a set of guidelines detailing a possible COVID-19 Safety program for stagecraft workers in the entertainment venues and workspaces. The details are below: Covid-19 presents unique challenges for IATSE Stagecraft local unions. As states, provinces and communities move individually to reopening and returning to work, it is essential that IATSE... »

Weta Digital Partners with Avalon Studios & Streamliner Productions

July 21, 2020 | By
Weta Digital Partners with Avalon Studios & Streamliner Productions

Weta Digital, Streamliner and Avalon Studios have announced a new LED-stage virtual production service, based in Wellington, New Zealand.  The service brings together live stage expertise and expert screen production capability to offer a new production methodology.  The recent growth in real-time visual effects capabilities along with the health and safety benefits of working... »

Daughters of the Sexual Revolution Explores Women’s Issues Via the Prism of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

July 20, 2020 | By
<em>Daughters of the Sexual Revolution</em> Explores Women’s Issues Via the Prism of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

In her film Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, producer Carra Greenberg explored both the fascinating story of said Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, plus the much wider issue of the women’s movement during the formative period of the sexual revolution. According to Greenberg, the film was, at first,... »

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