Blackmagic Design: Chimney Group Expansion

Blackmagic Design has announced that Chimney Group, one of Europe’s largest post production facilities, has continued to invest in Davinci Resolve Studio as part of its rapid expansion into regions including the US, South East Asia, and Australia. The Chimney Group spans more than 400 employees across 14 offices in nine different countries, including cities such as Los Angeles, Singapore, Berlin and Sydney. The Group has now standardized its entire […]


Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Draft is now receiving submissions for the annual Big Break Screenwriting Contest celebrating 20 years of launching careers. The Feature Genre and TV Category finalists will receive the Final Draft/New York Film Academy Fellowship in Writing for Film & Television. The hands-on 12 week program is designed to help finalists in both film and television categories improve their script and introduce it to the industry. The winners will also […]


CinemaStreet Screenplay Contest

CinemaStreet Pictures, LLC is inviting women screenwriters to submit short dramatic script of any genre (20 minutes and under) for production consideration in the Women’s Short Screenplay Competition. The winning screen writer will receive $1,000 for a two-year option from CinemaStreet for the right to produce the script. The deadline for submitting scripts is June 30, 2019. The contest is sponsored by CinemaStreet, Dana Offenbach, owner, and managed by Terry […]

Art Direction

ADG Film Society Presents Mary Poppins

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Film Society’s 2019 Screening Series will launch with the original Oscar-winning Disney film Mary Poppins (1964) on Sunday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre. The program will celebrate the visual professionals behind the scenes by sharing untold stories and a different perspective of the film, its artisans, and their legacy. The annual 2019 Screening Series “Production Design: Designers On […]


Entertainment Industry Non-Profit Mentoring Program

A coalition of leading trade and professional groups have formed a non-profit organization to provide mentoring services to young people seeking behind-the-scenes careers in the media and entertainment industry. The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIMPA) seeks to help the industry’s next generation of talent by offering guidance to high school and college students, military veterans and others seeking to launch their careers, as well as hosting job fairs, panel […]


SMPTE Hollywood: April Meeting

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE will be focusing on cybersecurity at its monthly meeting set for Thursday, April 25th, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles. With the large number of third-party vendors responsible for creating and housing pre-release content, there is a need for a consistent set of security standards and an effective means of assessing facilities, processes, and workflows. The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) […]


Production Alert: Leo Carrillo Closed

The California Film Commission has announced that the Leo Carrillo State Park is temporarily closed due to extensive scheduled maintenance work. The Park will be closed to filming from April 25th to May 25, 2019. For any questions or concerns please contact Melony Light at the State Park Film Office – 818-880-0358


HIVE: Wasp 100-C

HIVE Lighting has unveiled a new environmentally-friendly lighting product: the Wasp 100-C. This new LED lighting product has infinite color combinations, white light controls, a 180 degree spread and is compatible with accessories to modify the lighting for different on screen talent, subjects and locations.           The Wasp 100-C also includes Omni-Color LED, 75W draw, 400-750W incandescent equivalent, 360 degree hue control, as well as manual, […]



ARRI unveils the new ALEXA Mini LF camera. Combining the compact size and low weight of the ALEXA Mini with the large-format ALEXA LF sensor, The ALEXA Mini LF brings new possibilities to ARRI’s large-format camera system. The ALEXA Mini LF includes a cost-efficient Codex Compact Drive that provides fast and open workflows, a new MVF-2 high-contrast HD viewfinder, Internal motorized FSND filters, extra connectors and user buttons. All of […]


FilmLA: On-Location Filming

In FilmLA’s latest report, on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles has declined 9.1 percent in the first quarter of 2019 due to a simultaneous decrease in Feature, Television and Commercial production. In all, area filmmakers logged 8,843 Shoot Days (SD) from January through then end of March. Despite the drop in production, FilmLA’s Research group expects local filming – which reached near- record highs in 2018 – to increase as […]