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Utah Production Company Brings the Magic of Santa Claus to Struggling Families

By Staff

Salt Lake City-based film production and events company Power & Industry is now accepting donations for its 5th annual Christmas 4 Families campaign. »

Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Contributes $6 Million to MPTF

By Staff

The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation has donated $6 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) to establish The Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Center for Behavioral Health on MPTF's Woodland Hills campus and to bolster the endowment fund at the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Children's Center in West Los Angeles. The Goldwyn family is the single... »

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Partners With Hollywood Studios

By Staff

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is teaming up with Hollywood studios, led by NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Entertainment, to launch a fourth-quarter fundraising campaign, which kicked off with the launch of an online sweepstakes. »

Governor Brown to Sign Tax Credit Legislation Today

By Staff

California Governor Jerry Brown will join legislative leaders and dozens of film and television workers this morning at the TCL Chinese Theatre in the heart of Hollywood, where he will sign legislation – AB 1839 by Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Los Angeles) – to expand, extend and improve California’s Film... »

Carey Villegas and Kelly Port on Making Maleficent Fly

By Mark London Williams

“One of my jobs as the senior VFX supervisor on the film was to come up with the overall plan for the visual effects, in terms of the creative design, shooting approach, and then technical execution,” said Maleficent’s senior VFX supervisor, Carey Villegas. “In doing so, on a film of this size and nature,... »

ASC President Richard Crudo Warns of Spiritual Sickness in The Industry

By Scott Lehane

In light of the death of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant killed on the set of Midnight Rider in February, American Society of Cinematographers president Richard Crudo penned a letter that appears in the May issue of American Cinematographer, warning of a “spiritual sickness” in the film industry, citing “narcissism and a sense of... »

MPC Creates a Rock & Roll Kitty for Three Mobile

By Staff

London-based visual effects house, MPC recently developed and animated a digital cat for an adorable spot for Three Mobile that has gone viral. The cat rides in his bike basket, singing along to Starship’s iconic ’80s anthem “We Built This City.” Directed by Traktor and conceived by W+K London, the spot is meant to... »

Candlelight Vigil in Hollywood for Camera Assistant Sarah Jones

By Jack Egan

A candlelight vigil and a march along Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood was held Friday night to honor the memory of Sarah Elizabeth Jones, a camera assistant who died in a train accident on a railway trestle during a shoot in Georgia on Feb. 20. »

Tax Incentives Fuel New York Postproduction Boom

By Staff

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released new data showing postproduction business is booming in the Empire State one-and-a-half years after the strengthened and expanded postproduction tax credit program was signed into law. The data, compiled by the Post New York Alliance, shows a major increase in new permanent postproduction jobs since July 2012, resulting... »

Tom Sherak Passes Away at 68

By Scott Lehane

Studio executive, former AMPAS president and L.A. Film Czar Tom Sherak passed away Tuesday at the age of 68 after a 12-year battle with prostate cancer. »

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