End of Week Production Notes

End of Week Production Notes 7/2/21: Longer Indiana Jones Delays (or Not), Disney Insurance Lawsuit,and More News

What? It’s Friday again?! Where did the week go? And what are going to do with that extra day off on Monday to fully celebrate the 4th of July (which is actually on Sunday)? We’ll do our best to keep ourselves busy, but we’ll be moving the “Over the Weekend” to Tuesday, July 6, and then skip next week’s “Hump Day Update” altogether. Got all that? Before we get to […]

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The Academy Invites 395 New Members Into the Group

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 395 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Membership selection decisions are based on professional qualifications, with representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority of Academy Aperture 2025.  The 2021 class is 46% women, 39% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 53% international from 49 countries outside of the United States.  […]

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Film and TV Covid-19 Protocols Have Been Extended Indefinitely

This is either going to be good news or bad news, depending on how you feel about the “return-to-work” protocols that were signed between the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) with the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, the Teamsters and the Basic Crafts back in September. Maybe you’ve already been fully vaccinated, and you want to be able to go back to working on set without being tested every day or wearing […]


Teradek’s New SmallHD-Integrated Bolt 4k Monitor Module Offers Camera Control

Teradek has announced the launch of the Bolt 4K Monitor Module TX, a new member of the Bolt 4K Monitor Module family. This new SmallHD-integrated Bolt 4K system also unlocks an exciting new feature – built-in wireless camera control. Now users can take control of their ARRI camera from up to 750 feet away. Additionally, 1500-ft TX/RX models and RED® Komodo™ & DSMC2® wireless control are coming later this summer. The […]


MPC Film Bolsters Teams with New Senior Hires

Four senior hires are welcomed to MPC Film to lead its world-class teams to deliver VFX for some of the industry’s most highly anticipated movies. Khalid Almeerani and Carlos Cabellero have been appointed as MPC Film VFX Supervisors, along with VFX Producers Lisa Purisima and Florent Villegas. Khalid Almeerani joins MPC Film as VFX Supervisor, bringing an extensive 10 years of experience in VFX. With a background in Computer Graphics […]