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Awards

Awards Rules Approved For 89th Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’s Board of Governors approved Oscars rules and campaign regulations for the 89th Academy Awards at their most recent board meeting (Tuesday night, 6/28). The most significant changes affect the Los Angeles qualifying run required in most categories, and the New York qualifying run required in the Documentary Feature category. To be eligible for 2016 Academy Awards consideration in most categories, a feature-length […]

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Awards

The Academy Announces Key Dates For 89th Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 89th Oscars.  The Academy Awards presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, February 26, 2017. Academy key dates for the 2016 Awards season are: Saturday, November 12, 2016 – Governors Awards Thursday, January 5, 2017 – Nominations voting opens Friday, January 13, 2017 – Nominations voting closes Tuesday, January 24, 2017 […]

Art Direction

Chuck Parker Elected Executive Director Of The Art Directors Guild

Production Designer Chuck Parker (90210, Monk) has been elected to replace Scott Roth as executive director of the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) in accordance with a ruling by the Department of Labor requiring that this position be elected by the entire membership of the guild. ADG business representative, the mysteriously named dooner, was elected to replace current associate executive director Bill Thomas. Also up for election were […]

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Gear

Harmonic Powers WRAL-TV’s ATSC 3.0 Experimental TV Station

Harmonic, a provider of video delivery infrastructure, today announced that WRAL-TV, Capitol Broadcasting Company‘s NBC affiliate in Raleigh-Durham, is testing the next-generation ATSC 3.0 broadcast television standard in 4K/UHD and HD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) using Harmonic broadcast encoders powered by the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine. WRAL-TV kicked off its new ATSC 3.0 TV station by airing the live noon newscast while broadcasting a […]

Community

VFX Supervisor Eric Gambini, Two Others Join FuseFX, Vancouver

VFX supervisor Eric Gambini has joined FuseFX, Vancouver, as the company continues to add staff to service the region’s boom in television production. A native of France who has worked at visual effects facilities around the world, Gambini most recently served as on-set VFX supervisor on the CW series The 100. Also new to FuseFX Vancouver are VFX producer Graeme Marshall and CG supervisor Adam Marisett. Launched in 2015, FuseFX’s […]

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Community

Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce And Walk Of Famer Vin Di Bona Announce Hollywood Walk Of Fame Honorees For Class Of 2017

A new group of entertainment professionals in motion pictures, television, live theatre, radio and recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, by the Walk of Fame selection committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held in June and ratified by the […]

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Commercials

New Holland Creative Punches Above Its Weight with GPU-Based Pipeline and Thinkbox Software’s Deadline

Founded in 2015, Sydney-based studio New Holland Creative specializes in design and motion graphics for advertising, broadcast and feature films. Its talented team of design directors and animators boast an impressive history of award-winning design, visual effects and broadcast work. New Holland has recently added Hyundai and Foxtel to their rapidly growing list of clients. When New Holland began building its technology pipeline, one of the first pieces it put […]

Awards

The Producers Guild Of America Sets Awards For January 28, 2017

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced Saturday, January 28, 2017 as the date for its 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards, which will be presented at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. Donald De Line and Amy Pascal will serve as awards chairs. The 2017 Producers Guild Awards will honor excellence in motion picture, television and new media productions, as well as some of the living legends who shape […]

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Community

Calrec Injects New Zeal And Vigour Into 20 Year Partnership With TV New Zealand

For more than 50 years, Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has served up an array of programming to Kiwi viewers — and for almost half of that time, the national broadcaster has placed its trust in Calrec Audio. TVNZ has just installed its latest investment in Calrec, a brand-new Artemis Light audio console and a Concord processor upgrade on the network’s existing Artemis Beam desk. “We’ve enjoyed a long and successful […]