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The Academy Focuses A “Spotlight On Screenwriting” In New York City

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “Spotlight on Screenwriting,” a summer series illuminating the art of writing for motion pictures, beginning May 15 at various venues in New York City. The programs include onstage conversations and screenings of acclaimed films spanning nine decades. Hollywood’s Happiest Couple: Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett May 15 and 16 at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston Street The series launches with a […]

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Timeline for ADG Awards Announced

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards honoring production design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. It was announced today by ADG president Nelson Coates, council chair Marcia Hinds and event producer Thomas Wilkins. The entry and voting […]


MPC Welcomes Back Patrick Davenport As Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Davenport returns to MPC Advertising as chief operating officer USA with responsibility for managing operations for the business in Los Angeles and New York. He started his career as a runner at MPC in London, working his way up to becoming director of the VFX department. He left the UK in 1997 to join Digital Domain in Los Angeles, helping to set up and oversee a newly dedicated commercial […]


Cut+Run Adds Senior Producer Jared Thomas

Cut+Run announced today that Jared Thomas has joined the company as senior producer of the Los Angeles office. Prior to becoming part of the Cut+Run family, Jared was a freelance producer managing and executing projects for both production and postproduction companies in LA and San Francisco. According to EP Amburr Farls, Jared is an “outstanding producer; he’s 1000 percent dedicated to each collaboration, and understands the scope, scale and detail […]