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CAS 2020: Board Of Directors Election Results

At the 56th Annual Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Awards, held at the Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles, CAS President Karol Urban announced the results of the CAS Board of Directors election. The recent election resulted in two new executives – Steve Venezia has been elected to Vice-President and Lee Orloff as Treasurer.  At a recent board meeting, Orloff, who has been serving as Treasurer Pro Tempore, was formally installed to the Executive position […]

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Graham Denman Realizes Indie Debut Feature

After selling out all three theaters for the Shriekfest film festival on the Raleigh Studios lot, Graham Denman’s debut feature Greenlight was assured of distribution, arriving for viewers this week on iTunes, Vudu, and DirecTV for rent. “It’s the first time that that’s happened in the history of Shriekfest,” Denman said. For Denman, the project was a double-edged sword. “For so long, I had dreamed about how I wanted to […]

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SIFF 2020: Feature, Documentary And Short Film Lineup

The 23rd edition of the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), offering independent cinema from around the world, announces a lineup of 131 features, documentaries and short films that includes a selection of World, North American, US and Northern California premieres from 30 countries. Blending a program of world-class film, food and wine, SIFF2020 is presented by United MileagePlus Cards from Chase, and takes place from March 25 – 29 in […]

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UCLA TFT Honors Disney Legend Marty Sklar

Brian Kite, Interim Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), one of the world’s prominent academic institutions for entertainment and performing arts education, have announced that the school has received a generous leadership gift from the Marty and Leah Sklar Family to create the Marty Sklar Entertainment Innovation Fellowship. The late Marty Sklar, who earned his bachelor’s degree at UCLA and received the 2007 Professional […]

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The Academy of Scoring Arts

The Academy of Scoring Arts is the leading community dedicated to the art of scoring. The Academy was founded in 2009 from brilliant composer, orchestrator Ron Jones. The list of accomplishments by Jones includes Star Trek: The Next Generation, Family Guy, American Dad, DuckTales, and Fairly Odd Parents. The legend wanted a space that he could have a nice meal together with his friends, network, study music, and understand how […]

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Thorsten Schütte Conjures Frank Zappa

Filmmaker Thorsten Schütte first came across avant garde rock musician’s Frank Zappa’s music at the age of 12 in Schütte’s native Germany, and he has been hooked ever since. Intrigued by a song “Who are the Brain Police?” from Zappa’s band The Mothers of Invention, Schütte was lured into the Zappa universe. “I wanted to hear more and find out more about him,” said Schütte. “Eventually I got my first […]

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EIPMA Open House for Educators, Students and Young Professionals

The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIPMA), a non-profit organization offering mentoring and career guidance to students and young professionals seeking artistic and technical careers in media and entertainment, will mark its official launch at an open house, March 7th, at Avid Technology in Burbank. Open to educators, students and young professionals, the free event will include speakers, panel discussions and information booths centered on behind-the-scenes careers in cinema, television […]

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Director Adrian Elliot’s This Isn’t Me to Screen at SXSW

This Isn’t Me, a new comedy series directed by ONE TWENTY NINE FILMS director Adrian Rojas Elliot and written by Ben Kawaller, is headed to SXSW 2020 as part of the fest’s Episodic Pilot Competition. The show, which won Best Comedy Pilot and Best Actor at Catalyst Content Festival and Best Episodic honors at New York’s Transparent Film Festival, screens March 16 and 18 in Austin. In addition to its […]

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ICG Local 600: National President Lewis Rothenberg Resigns

The International Cinematographer’s Guild (ICG), IATSE Local 600, has announced that its National President, Lewis Rothenberg, will step down from his position, effective end of business yesterday, February 14, 2020. Dejan Georgevich, ASC, who currently serves as Vice President of Local 600, will assume the role of Interim National President until the Local’s National Executive Board convenes to elect a successor. The election must take place within 30 days of […]

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A TEAM: A Creative Co-Lab

Four award-winning creatives have come together to launch a new, full-scale agency serving television networks, streamers and consumer brands. The A Team: a creative (co)lab is the creation of Nikki Coloma-Blaszyk, Ben Frank, Marni Wagner and Luis Martinez, who share a commitment to delivering excellence in equal parts: creative and process. These four partners previously worked together for over a decade at 2C Creative, where the team earned industry accolades […]