CFC: Force Majeure Provision For Tax Credit Programs

The California Film Commission (CFC) has announced that the impact of COVID- 19 on tax credit productions is considered a force majeure situation. Approved tax credit applicants that have been impacted by the pandemic in a way that affects their ability to meet timeline requirements are eligible to submit a force majeure request. “Force Majeure” means an event or series of events, which are not under the control of the […]


Academy Award Winning Engineer Jim Houston Dies

With great sadness, the Hollywood Section of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has announced the passing of its long-time member Jim Houston. A 34-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Houston held senior engineering positions with several studios and prominent post-production facilities, including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Pacific Title & Art, Walt Disney Feature Animation and, since February of this year, Samsung Research America. A pioneer in motion imaging […]


IATSE: Congress Passes CARE Act For Entertainment Workers

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) members and allies sent over 107,000 letters to Congress urging lawmakers to include displaced entertainment workers in the next legislative relief package. Congress has recently passed a third package of emergency relief legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CARES Act. This bill will provide tangible and immediate economic relief for entertainment workers across […]


California Film Commission: COVID-19 Update & Resources

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the California Film Commission (CFC) has announced that they are open for business to help the Industry with project delays and regulations, as well as help industry workers find valuable resources. CFC staff will be working remotely from home and will provide regular services while adjusting to the latest industry and government developments. For more information regarding virus prevention, or information for employers and employees, […]


Colorist Walter Volpatto Elevated to CSI Fellow

Veteran colorist Walter Volpatto, CSI has been appointed to the leadership of the Colorist Society International as a Fellow. A senior colorist at EFILM in Hollywood, Volpatto was nominated for a 2019 HPA Award for his work on the film Green Book. His more than 100 credits also include the features Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, Dunkirk, Midway and Independence Day: Resurgence, as well as the television […]


Jungle Software Film Scheduling and Budgeting Sale

Due to the community working from home in response to the coronavirus, Jungle Software is now offering film scheduling or budgeting for 60% off the usual price. The offer will be available as long as the COVID-19 pandemic is underway and customers have to work from home. A free 15-day trial is also available to try out before purchasing the Gorilla 6 Scheduling and Budgeting software. For more information or […]

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COVID-19 Resources for the NYWIFT Community

The New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) have announced several strategies to help their members in response to the coronavirus. The first of which is an online survey for members to keep the NYWIFT informed of the impact COVID-19 has had on their role in the media and entertainment industry. NYWIFT Talks, a weekly series that will bring updated news and information about the impact of COVID-19 on […]


Goldcrest Post Implements Remote Post-Production Services

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Goldcrest Post has established the capability to conduct most picture and sound post-production work remotely. Colorists, conform editors and other staff are now able to work from home or a remote site and connect to the facility’s central storage and technical resources via remote collaboration software. Clients can monitor work through similar secure desktop connections. The service allows Goldcrest to ensure theatrical and television […]


Ikan Corp: New Releases from E-Image and PD Movie

The ikan Corp has announced new releases from E-image and PD Movie. This includes new camera support gear like the MFC700+610FH 4-stage and hands-free carbon fiber monopod with a fluid head; new follow focus systems like the Remote Air 4 dual-channel and three-channel systems; new production accessories like the Tourbox controller for video and photo editing. For more information please visit


EditShare Offers Free Flow Media Management

In response to the COVID-19 virus, EditShare has made Flow, their remote media management platform, available for free, through July 1st to any content creator. Flow enables individuals as well as large creative workgroups to collaborate on story development with capabilities to perform extensive review and approval from anywhere in the world. Also, EditShare has announced their series of interactive webinars, blogs, and demonstrations to facilitate discussions with their experts […]