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L.A. Times Article Calls Out Prejudice within Crew Unions

August 14, 2020 | By
<em>L.A. Times</em> Article Calls Out Prejudice within Crew Unions

In a somewhat shocking article posted in yesterday’s L.A. Times, the venerable paper  called into account the amount of disparities and prejudice inherent in the “below the line” staff and crew working on film, television and in theater. The article states that the unions representing the likes of makeup artist, grips, film editors, set directors,... »

Directors Chair 5050 Workshops Resume on August 27

August 14, 2020 | By
Directors Chair 5050 Workshops Resume on August 27

The New Hollywood Collective has announced that its Directors Chair 5050 workshops will resume with a focus on diversity and representation by mentoring women directors, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ directors, as well as those with disabilities, veterans and progressive men.  The next 3-hour workshop will take place on August 27 at 6pm PDT with  the title: “Directing the Short... »

Location Managers Guild to Honor Gary Sinise’s Humanitarian Efforts

August 12, 2020 | By
Location Managers Guild to Honor Gary Sinise’s Humanitarian Efforts

Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced today that award-winning actor Gary Sinise will be receiving its Humanitarian Award at the 7th Annual LMGI Awards on October 24. The 2020 Awards are following the theme, “2020 Vision: We See It First,” and Sinise’s work with the Gary Sinise Foundation to serve and honor American defenders, veterans, first responders... »

Newly-launched Colorist Awards is First International Competition Focusing on Colorists

August 11, 2020 | By
Newly-launched Colorist Awards is First International Competition Focusing on Colorists

The Colorist Society International (CSI) and the Independent Colourist Guild (ICG) announced today they would be joining forces as partner and co-organizer for the newly-launched Colorist Awards. This will be the first international competition that focuses specifically on the craft of color and the work done by colorists in feature films, television, documentaries, commercials, music videos... »

Tim & Jeff Cronenweth Join Wondros Collective’s Commercial, Branded Division

August 11, 2020 | By
Tim & Jeff Cronenweth Join Wondros Collective’s Commercial, Branded Division

Wondros Collective Sr. Executive Producer Danielle Perez has added to the company’s talent roster as The Cronenweths aka Tim and Jeff Cronenweth have joined the commercial and branded content division. Jeff recently received a 2020 Emmy nomination for his cinematography work on Amazon’s Tales from the Loop, directed by Mark Romanek, and he previously collaborated with David Fincher on Fight Club, The... »

Matthews Introduces Gobo Plate Mounting Adaptor

August 11, 2020 | By
Matthews Introduces Gobo Plate Mounting Adaptor

Matthews Studio Equipment has introduced its new Gobo Plate™, a versatile mounting adapter to help solve real world issues with a quick, practical and inexpensive solution for attaching grip equipment, both on set and on location. The mounting adaptor came to be when professional photographer Mike Bradley would frequently need an overhead beam in his studio... »

California’s SeaCoast Grace Church Uses For-A Video Switcher For Remote Broadcasting

August 10, 2020 | By
California’s SeaCoast Grace Church Uses For-A Video Switcher For Remote Broadcasting

As everyone tries to find new ways of doing everyday things during the COVID-19 pandemic, SeaCoast Grace Church in Cypress, California, has turned to local manufacturer FOR-A and its HVS-490 HANABI video switcher in order to continue regular services, classes and meetings via livestreams. Under normal circumstances, the nondenominational church might bring in almost 4,000 people every weekend,... »

Brightline Expands LED SeriesONE for Studio Lights

August 10, 2020 | By
Brightline Expands LED SeriesONE for Studio Lights

Pennsylvania-based Brightline has announced that it has upgraded its L1.2 and L1.4 LED SeriesOne studio light fixtures with variable color temperature and improved color rendering. The fixtures will now be available with optimal wireless DMX/RDM control to provide bidirectional RF signal distribution between the transmitter and lighting console. This effectively eliminates the need for DMX... »

Argonon Expands with New West Coast U.S. Base and Changes For Leopard USA

August 10, 2020 | By
Argonon Expands with New West Coast U.S. Base and Changes For Leopard USA

Argonon, the supergroup of seven independent production companies, is expanding its U.S. operations with a new West Coast base, while appointing Lindsay Schwartz (pictured), former senior VP of development at Story Street, as chief creative officer for its Leopard USA production banner. At the same time, Argonon has launched Argonon USA to help grow the company’s visibility in North America with new acquisitions... »

Below the Line Launches Production Listings App!

August 10, 2020 | By
<em>Below the Line</em> Launches <em>Production Listings</em> App!

Below the Line Production Listings is proud to introduce our latest update – a full App version. It’s free to try and because you were a Subscriber in the past we’ll give you a free week if you want to see all the latest projects. No credit card needed. Couple quick notes: Cell phone... »

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