Buchwald Signs Writers Guild Agreement

Mid-tier talent agency Buchwald has become the second ATA literary agency to break from the Association of Talent Agents (ATA) and sign a franchise agreement with the Writers Guild of America (WGA). According to a recent publication in The Hollywood Reporter, the agreement was signed three days after the WGA signed Kaplan Stahler, a smaller shop, and three weeks after the guild ended joint talks with the ATA with a […]


Rick Ash and Ron Eng Join Periscope Post & Audio

Award-winning sound artists Rick Ash and Ron Eng have joined the sound team at Periscope Post & Audio. Ash and Eng will lead the sound talent at the Hollywood facility, which launched last month. In their first project for Periscope, Ash and Eng are handling sound for a new Netflix series.   Rick Ash, a re-recording mixer who won Emmy Awards for his work on the mini-series Bury My Heart […]

No Picture

Netflix Signs New Deal with SAG-AFTRA

On Saturday, Netflix and SAG-AFTRA announced the agreement of a new contract, with a term of nearly three years, for live-action scripted production that will also cover both performance capture and dubbing. The contract includes international live-action and animated productions dubbed into English. According to a recent publication of The Hollywood Reporter, the contract comes a year in advance of the expiration of the union’s industry-wide TV/theatrical contracts, decoupling Netflix […]


PRG Opens VER Camera Prep Facility

PRG, a global leader in entertainment and event production solutions, and its division, VER Camera, known for industry expertise and inventory in cine and broadcast camera, lenses and accessories, has announced the opening of a new camera prep facility in Brooklyn, New York. The 25,000 square foot facility is designed to meet the needs of film, scripted and unscripted television, sports, music, special events and live broadcast production professionals working in […]


Writers Guild Awards Timeline 2020

The West and East Coast Writers Guild of America will hold the 72nd Writers Guild Awards at concurrent ceremonies on Saturday, February 1, 2020, in Los Angeles and New York. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio, promotional writing and graphic animation categories. 2019-2020 WGA Media Timeline: Monday, July 22, 2019 – Submissions Open in all categories: Screenplays (Original, Adapted, Documentary), Series (Drama, […]


Scripted Television Production in Los Angeles

Increasingly driven by the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program, Scripted television production remains a bright spot in the L.A. production picture. In the latest quarterly data from FilmLA, on-location filming within that jobs-rich sector increased while feature, commercial and reality TV production decreased. In the second quarter of 2019, 51.7 percent of local TV Drama Shoot Days (SD) came from incentivized series. Meanwhile, recent incentive projects such as […]


Slow Start for On-Location Filming In L.A.

In the first quarter of 2019, on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles has declined with a simultaneous slowdown in Feature, Television and Commercial production. Recently reported by FilmLA, only one project brought to Los Angeles by the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program was filmed on-location from January through April, after the other projects wrapped at the end of 2018. According to the California Film Commission, there are many […]


2019 Cine Gear Technical Achievement Award

For the first time, Chrosziel participated as an exhibitor at Los Angeles Cine Gear Expo this year and won two of the prestigious Cine Gear Expo 2019 Technical Awards. The Chrosziel lens test projector P-TP7 has been awarded with the Cine Gear Expo 2019 Technical Award in the category “Other Technology”. Additionally, the Distance Reader Smart Ranger 2 has been awarded with the Cine Gear Expo 2019 Technical Award in […]


Location Managers Guild International Awards Nominees

Nominees for the 6th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards have been announced by LMGI President Mike Fantasia. The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals and film commissions in film, television and commercials from around the globe. With the change in date of this year’s LMGI Awards from April to September, the 6th Annual LMGI Awards timeline has an 18-month calendar of eligibility. Productions […]

Art Direction

ADG Film Society Presents The Purple Rose Of Cairo

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Film Society’s 2019 Screening Series will conclude with The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985). It will be a tribute to its Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel, ADG, at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica on Sunday, August 4th at 5:30 p.m. Following the screening, Wurtzel will discuss the making of The Purple Rose of Cairo, moderated by John Iacovelli, ADG, […]