SOC Technical Achievement Award Honoree

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) has announced the recipients of the Technical Achievement Award to SONY’s Venice Extension System, Rialto. The Society hosted a full day of demonstrations with technologies presented to the blue ribbon panel of judges, award winning Active & Associate members of the Society. SONY will be presented their Technical Achievement Award on Saturday January 18, 2020 at The Loews Hollywood hotel, joining the industry in […]

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Art Directors Guild To Honor Stephen Myles Berger

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced that Production Designer Stephen Myles Berger will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Set Designers and Model Makers (SDMM) Council at the 24th Annual ADG “Excellence un Production Design” Awards. The 2020 ADG Awards will be held at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom on Saturday, February 1, 2020. This is the third of four […]


Sound Devices 888 Portable Production Mixer-Recorder

Sound Devices has announced the third mixer-recorder in their new 8-series: the 888 Portable Production Mixer-Recorder. The 888 is one of the smallest portable mixer-recorder available that offers Dante for sending and receiving audio over Ethernet. The 888 also has 8 ultra-low-noise, 8-series microphone preamplifiers, 16 channels, 20 tracks, multiple powering methods and support for multiple USB control surfaces which allows the 888 to be tailored to any sound professional’s […]


Contenders: Ad Astra Editors

For editors John Axelrad and Lee Haugen, cutting James Gray’s Ad Astra was a new venture into the world of the film’s epic space journey. In addition to the advent, for a James Gray film, of overarching visual effects, Axelrad and Haugen had to manage a motion picture that was both one man’s intimate story plus a screen template that stretched as far as the edge of the solar system. […]


FilmLA: 2019 Television Report

Prepared by its research division, FilmLA has released a new report that offers an overview of the current production landscape for U.S. based television series and TV projects. The report also assesses some of the trends shaping series production across broadcast, cable and digital networks. During the 2018-19 development cycle, a total of 465 live-action scripted series were available for viewing for the domestic market (467 in 2017-18). FilmLA also […]


Band Pro Sony FX9 Workshop

On Tuesday, November 11, 2019, Band Pro will be hosting a free Sony FX9 Camera Workshop from 1-4 p.m. at Band Pro’s Burbank headquarters. A presentation on the FX9 will be provided, followed by a Q&A and hands-on learning. Sony’s latest digital cinema camera, the FX9, combines a 6K full frame sensor with dual 800 / 4000 ISO, 15 plus stops of dynamic range, integrated electronic variable ND filter and […]


FilmLA: On-Location Production Falls In Third Quarter

According to new data recently published by FilmLA, the overall on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles has declined 5.2 percent from July through September. A total of 9,226 Shoot Days (SD) were logged during that period. While the third quarter of 2018 saw local filming attain near-record highs, the same period this year delivered declines in on-location feature film, television and commercial production. Only the TV Comedy category and “Other” […]

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Prime Time Softball League: Week 7

The Prime Time Softball League, co-ed teams made up of from Television shows cast, crew, staff and their immediate family members, continues its weekly games and standing scores of the 32nd season. Games are played every Saturday in the Encino area. The results for Week 7 are below: Saturday, October 19, 2019: Coop and Cami 17 Modern Family 0 Winslow 22 Henry Danger 11 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 6 Agents of Shield […]

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Lee Filters Expands North American Team

Lee Filters, a premier global provider of filters for photography, cinematography and lighting design, has appointed a trio of industry experts to its North American team. Morgan Prygrocki will be charged with leading the company’s U.S. office as general manager, and Patrick Corcoran and Richard Andres will serve in business development roles for the west and east coasts, respectively. Prygrocki is responsible for all North American business. She comes to […]


ASC Names Four Honorees For The 34th Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will celebrate the work of four cinematographers at the 34th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Frederick Elmes, ASC will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Donald A. Morgan, ASC will be honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award; Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC will be bestowed the International Award; and Don McCuaig, ASC is the recipient of the Presidents Awards. The accolades will be handed […]