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Stephen Lighthill Elected To Lead The ASC

June 10, 2020 | By
Stephen Lighthill Elected To Lead The ASC

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Board of Governors elected a new slate of officers yesterday, elevating Stephen Lighthill to President of the organization. The ASC Board also voted in Vice Presidents Amy Vincent, Bill Bennett, and John Simmons; Treasurer Levie Isaacks; Secretary Gregg Heschong; and Sergeant-at-Arms David Darby. Lighthill takes over the reins... »

FilmLA: Governor Newsom Sets June Option for Potential Production Restart

June 6, 2020 | By
FilmLA: Governor Newsom Sets June Option for Potential Production Restart

As of today, FilmLA is not currently accepting or processing any applications to film in Greater Los Angeles. That may soon change, as state and local officials establish terms for production’s safe return. On June 5, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that counties throughout the state may begin reopening film, television and commercial production... »

IATSE Statement On The Death of George Floyd

June 3, 2020 | By
IATSE Statement On The Death of <em>George Floyd</em>

On Monday, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) released a statement on the death of George Floyd – the young man who was murdered by a Minneapolis Police Officer – and subsequent protests. The letter states: “We share in the heartbreak, frustration and anger surrounding the tragic murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis... »

SMPTE Releases Revisions to IMF Standards Documents

June 3, 2020 | By
SMPTE Releases Revisions to IMF Standards Documents

Yesterday, the SMPTE released a series of revisions to the SMPTE Interoperable Master Format (IMF) standards documents (SMPTE ST 2067) to ensure compliant implementation, bring additional features to the IMF system, address conflicts among various provisions, and improve consistency for end users. The revisions address results from IMF Plugfests, as well as feedback from... »

TV Industry Publishes New Guidelines To Resume Filming

June 2, 2020 | By

According to a recently published story by BBC, the TV industry has finally published a back-to-work blueprint issued by the UK’s biggest broadcasters this past Monday. The new guidelines were immediately adopted by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky to protect actors and crews during the coronavirus pandemic, who hope to... »

Lightstorm Entertainment Uses Blackmagic Design Products During Production of Avatar Sequels

May 31, 2020 | By
Lightstorm Entertainment Uses Blackmagic Design Products During Production of <em>Avatar</em> Sequels

Blackmagic Design has announced that James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment used an array of Blackmagic products, including the Teranex AV, Smart Videohub 40×40 12G, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and more for their recent work during production for the Avatar sequels. The Teranex AV, one of their more simple products, allowed for a hybrid HD 24fps/4K... »

Cine Gear Expo LA Returning 2021

May 28, 2020 | By
Cine Gear Expo LA Returning 2021

In an effort to keep all attendees and exhibitors from the spread of the COVID-19, CineGear has decided to cancel the 2020 LA CineGear Expo. Since March, they have been monitoring all mandates from officials concerning public safety, but there is too much uncertainty for CineGear to feel comfortable rescheduling for this year. In... »

Industry-Wide White Paper Guidelines for Restarting Film & TV Production

May 24, 2020 | By

The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee’s task force on the safe resumption of film and TV production expects to have the final draft of a White Paper completed in a week or two for delivery to government officials and public health authorities. According to a recently published story by Deadline, the document is still under review by... »

The IATSE Endorses Joe Biden for President of the United States

May 22, 2020 | By
The IATSE Endorses <em>Joe Biden</em> for President of the United States

On Monday, the IATSE’s General Executive Board voted unanimously to extend its endorsement to Former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States. Biden has an extensive record and history of fighting for workers’ rights and working families, and he also expresses concern about the welfare of behind-the-scenes entertainment workers. Recently, the... »

Matthews & Delaware Print House: T-Shirt Sales Profits to Heroes at Saint Joe’s Medical Center

May 21, 2020 | By
Matthews & Delaware Print House: T-Shirt Sales Profits to Heroes at Saint Joe’s Medical Center

Matthews Studio Equipment is donating profits from the sales of their most requested t-shirts to raise funds for vitally needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers. Long-time supporters of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, Matthews has pledged to donate all profits from the sought-after garments to the Heroes... »

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