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Awards

Cinema Audio Society to Introduce & Present Outstanding Product Awards at 53rd CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society announced today that, beginning with the 53rd CAS Awards, the organization will honor products which enhance the daily lives of mixers by presenting Outstanding Product Awards for both Production and Post-Production. “As Chair of the Awards Committee for the CAS, I am very pleased that we have augmented the Technical Achievement Awards that have been awarded in the past into the Outstanding Product Awards as they more succinctly express […]

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ABC Signs Expansive New Agreement to Broadcast The Oscars Through 2028

ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that they have expanded their agreement for eight more years, in which the Network will remain home to the Oscars through 2028. The new agreement for the domestic network of the Academy Awards adds eight years to the existing contract, which was scheduled to expire in 2020. “We’re honored to continue our storied and successful partnership with ABC […]

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Community

IATSE Offers Assistance to Visual Effects Community

In response to the situations that have unfolded within the visual effects community involving employees of Nitrogen Studios in Vancouver and ARC Productions in Toronto, on August 24, the IATSE extended an open invitation to all members of the VFX community to offer assistance. The assistance comes in the form of working with former ARC employees to help them with paperwork required by the government to claim a portion of unpaid […]

Industry Sector

Alpha Group Announces The Formation of LA-Based Alpha Animation and Appoints Industry Veteran Bob Bacon as Chief Executive Officer

Alpha Group Co. Ltd. today announced that Bob Bacon will serve as chief executive officer of Alpha Animation, a new division dedicated to the development and production of high-quality animated feature content for a worldwide audience, it was announced today by Alpha Interactive Entertainment Division chief executive officer, Chen De Rong. On Bacon’s appointment, Mr. Chen said, “Bob is one of the most respected and accomplished animation executives in the industry, and we […]

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Gear

Bluebell Announces ShaxX-GT, a SMPTE Hybrid-Alternative Connector Kit for Power Insertion to Grass Valley Cameras

Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of fibre optics for fixed and remote applications, today announced ShaxX-GT, a new version of its ShaxX SMPTE hybrid-alternative connector kit for power insertion to broadcast cameras. This model is designed to work with broadcast cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, which rely on a manufacturer-specific startup protocol to ensure a secure connection between the camera and the camera control unit (CCU). “Our ShaxX power-insertion […]

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Community

Additional Presenters Announced For 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 10 & 11

The Television Academy and executive producer Bob Bain today announced a second group of presenters for the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys, hosted for the first time over two consecutive nights at the Microsoft Theater. The second group of presenters from television’s top shows: Saturday, September 10, 2016 Linda Ellerbee (Nick News with Linda Ellerbee) Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead) Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken) Margo Martindale (The Americans) Laurie Metcalf (The Big […]

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Academy Reveals 2016 Student Academy Award Winners

The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year – 1,749 films from 286 domestic and 95 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record number of Academy members.  The 2016 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey […]

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Television Academy Announces Juried Winners for 68th Emmy Awards in Animation Category

The Television Academy announced today the juried award winners for the 68th Emmy Awards in Animation. The juried awards for Animation will be presented on Sunday, September 11, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. This year’s juried winners include: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation    Adventure Time * “Bad Jubies” * Cartoon Network * Cartoon Network Studios in association with Bix Pix Entertainment Jason Kolowski, Production Designer Adventure Time […]

Events

MSE’s KERRI KART Makes First Appearance at IBC 2016

Matthews Studio Equipment, known for creating technology for the entertainment industry, brings DP Bill Kerrigan’s KERRI KART, a unique cart/slider option to  IBC 2016 in Building 12 – G71. Moving equipment around sets and locations can often be time consuming and require several portable cart configurations. Reportedly, DP Bill Kerrigan’s innovative multi-tasking KERRI KART, should help relieve such difficulties. On top of moving your equipment in a compact form, it also allows for mounting […]

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Presenters Announced For 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 10 & 11

The Television Academy and executive producer Bob Bain today announced the first group of presenters for the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys, hosted for the first time over two consecutive nights at the Microsoft Theater. The first group of presenters from television’s top comedies, dramas, variety and reality TV include: Saturday, September 10, 2016 Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Allison Janney (Mom/Masters of Sex), Michael Kelly […]