2019 Cine Gear Expo Returns to Paramount Studios

The twenty-fourth annual Cine Gear Expo will be returning to the historic Paramount Studios on May 30 – June 2, 2019 to hold its Hollywood show. As one of the largest events of its kind, the Cine Gear Expo attracts over 16,000 professionals and dedicated specialists from all major industry departments including digital media, film, entertainment, Post production, sports and more. The studio is an ideal venue for creators to […]


Greg Berlanti Television Showman of the Year

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) have announced that Emmy®-nominated writer, director and producer Greg Berlanti will be named Television Showman of the Year at the 56th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards Luncheon on February 22, 2019. Celebrating excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs, the awards ceremony will return to the Beverly Hilton Hotel with more than 900 industry leaders that are […]


Band Pro Presents Free Sony VENICE Workshop

Band Pro presents a Sony VENICE workshop which will be held on February 6, 2019 at The Camera Division in N. Hollywood, California. From 7-9pm, Band Pro’s Senior Technical Consultant Randy Wedick will give go over the enhanced functionality of the new VENICE 3.0 Firmware update, and will also demo the new RIALTO tethered extension system. The RIALTO (CBK-3610XS) is compatible with existing and new VENICE cameras. It is easy […]

Contender Portfolios

Editor Barry Alexander Brown, BlackkKlansman

Over the years working with director Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman editor Barry Alexander Brown has developed a shorthand where they don’t necessarily complete a whole sentence. Brown worked on She’s Gotta Have It and School Days when they both were figuring out how to make a movie. “We have known each other for 37 years, since ’81 at NYU where we met,” said Brown. “As filmmakers, we grew up together. We […]


91st Oscar Nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 91st  Oscar Awards. Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani revealed the nominations in 24 categories for the 2018 year’s best in movies. The winners will be honored at the ceremony on February 24, 2019 live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. So far a host has not been mentioned for the show. […]

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Jan Sewell Supervises Bohemian Rhapsody’s Makeup

When makeup supervisor and department head Jan Sewell was first offered Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek had already been cast in the role of rock band Queen’s iconic lead singer, Freddie Mercury, so she began the project by concentrating on looks for him. “I thought Rami was a really good bet from our point-of-view,” Sewell said. “He was the right coloring and had a great jaw, but I quickly realized that nothing else was the same. There […]


FilmLA Reports 2018 as the Second Strongest Year for On-Location Filming in L.A.

FilmLA, a non-profit organization and the official film office of the city and county of Los Angeles that works to streamline and enhance on-location filmmaking process for communities and content creators, has reported the year 2018 as the second strongest year for on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles. According to the report released on January 16, 2019, L.A. rose 5.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, a strong finish […]


AES and SMPTE to Showcase Sound for Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The Los Angeles Section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) will host a joint meeting on January 31, 2019 at the Sony Pictures Studio lot in Culver City, California. This month they will be exploring sound production for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s Golden Globe-winning feature film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In addition to the […]


American Society of Cinematographers 100th Celebration

  On January 8, 2019, the American Society of Cinematographers celebrated their 100th anniversary by revealing the ASC 100th seal, which is being permanently installed in the courtyard of the historic clubhouse in Hollywood. Colonel Terry Virts, ASC President Kees van Oostrum, and ASC 100th Committee Chair Richard Crudo unveiled the seal. Later, District 13 City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell presented a resolution from the City of Los Angeles, recognizing the […]


Motion Picture Sound Editor Nominations

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced the nominees for the 66th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. These nominees represent the world’s most talented artists recognized in 23 categories of outstanding achievements in sound editing that encompasses feature films, television, animation, computer entertainment and student work. “Sound artists continue to push boundaries for artistry and technical achievement in entertainment sound,” said MPSE president Tom McCarthy. “This year’s nominees represent […]