The Haunting of Bly Manor
Columns

Union Roundup: Hollywood Has Been Weeding Out Yellers and Screamers, But Not Those Cutting Corners When It Comes to Safety

It’s understandable if you missed this news late last week, as the country was further fraying apart, but here in Los Angeles, there was another major court ruling in the Rust case. Superior Court Judge Michael E. Whitaker ruled that script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, “who was standing next to cinematographer Halyna Hutchins when she was fatally shot with a prop weapon fired by actor Alec Baldwin… can seek punitive damages […]

Jeremy Podeswa
Awards

Station Eleven Director Jeremy Podeswa on Trusting His Actors, Staging Hamlet in an Airport, and Finding the Perfect Fork in the Road

Emily St. John Mandel‘s award-winning 2014 novel Station Eleven describes the aftermath of a pandemic that kills 90 percent of the global population. Combining elements of mystery and science fiction, the book built a dedicated fan base en route to selling over a million copies. When novelist Patrick Somerville adapted Station Eleven into a 10-part miniseries, the story’s deeply emotional themes once again connected strongly with viewers who were enduring a pandemic of their […]

Ari Wegner
Camera

ARRI Launches Next Era of Digital Cinematography With New ALEXA 35 Camera

ARRI has unveiled the ALEXA 35, a 4K Super 35 camera that aims to elevate digital cinematography to unprecedented heights, as it will offer enhanced creative control that includes more dynamic range, contrast, and sensitivity. ARRI’s first new sensor in 12 years builds on the evolution of the ALEXA family over that period, delivering 2.5 stops more dynamic range, better low light performance, and richer colors. The new REVEAL Color Science […]

Playbox Neo
Community

PlayBox Neo Joins Next Best Thing Media Tour, Where It Will Showcase Multiple New Products

PlayBox Neo, a leading provider of media playout solutions, has announced that it will participate in the Next Best Thing (NBT) Media Tour hosted by Broadcasters General Store and Second Opinion Communications, Inc. NBT hosts Dave Kerstin, owner of Broadcasters General Store, and Gregory Dahl, owner of Second Opinion Communications, Inc (SOCi), will present three of the latest innovations from PlayBox Neo. During the NBT Tour, PlayBox Neo will showcase the core applications of its Channel-in-a-Box with […]

Nanguang
Featured

Nanlux, Nanlite and Nanlink Celebrate 30 Years in the Business of Lighting Equipment and Tech

This year, LED lighting specialist brands Nanlux, Nanlite and Nanlink celebrate 30 years of designing and manufacturing professional lighting equipment and technology for the film, television, and photographic industries. Established as NanGuang Photo and Video Systems by Lin BiGuang in 1992, the company fast established itself as an innovator in the design and fabrication of technologically advanced LED systems. As the business evolved, the introduction of new brands, such as Nanlux and […]

Arri CSC Future Is Calling Campaign
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ARRI Commits $300,000 to Canadian Society of Cinematographers’ “The Future Is Calling” Campaign

ARRI will support the Canadian Society of Cinematographers’ “The Future is Calling” campaign with a contribution of CA$300,000. Launched in November, the $3.75 million campaign will support a national outreach, education, internship, and online educational program for emerging filmmakers with the goal of breaking down barriers marginalized communities face in accessing jobs in the film and television industry. The campaign has already received support from the industry, government, and philanthropic […]

For-A Signal Processor
Awards

For-A Corporation’s FA-1616 Multi-Channel Signal Processor Wins TV Tech Best in Show Award

FOR-A Corporation was recently honored with a TV Tech Best of Show 2022 Award for its FA-1616 multi-channel signal processor. With its software-defined architecture, the FA-1616 supports the industry’s rapid shift from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to Internet Protocol (IP). Because broadcasters must protect their current hardware investment, FOR-A has developed a new line of products, including the FA-1616, that provide a flexible, cost-effective gateway to the IP world. The TV Tech Best of Show […]

The Animation Guild building
Animation

Animation Guild Strikes New Deal With AMPTP That Provides “Significant Gains” for Writers

The Animation Guild has tentatively reached a new deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) following prolonged negotiations that prompted the guild’s first rally in decades. Announced on Friday, the deal provides “significant gains for animation writers,” including wage increases, the addition of MLK Day as a recognized holiday, and the creator of a Labor-Management Cooperative Committee that will help pave “a path forward for Union-covered remote work.” In […]

TVU Broadcast
Featured

TVU Networks to Showcase Its Remote Production Solution and Channel Playout Platform at BroadcastAsia

TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, will showcase its remote production solution and award-winning TVU Channel Playout Platform at BroadcastAsia 2022, which takes place June 1-3 in Singapore. The company returns to the show with a wide range of their Cloud- and IP-based solutions within official reseller Magna Systems and Engineering’s Stand 5E1-01 in the Singapore Expo Center. The centerpiece of the display […]

The Beatles: Get Back
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The Beatles: Get Back Editor Jabez Olssen on Cutting the Band’s Improvised Gems, Syncing Old Audio, and Working With Peter Jackson

For The Beatles: Get Back, which is one of the most ambitious documentaries in recent years, Peter Jackson‘s longtime editor Jabez Olssen had to sift through nearly 200 hours of archival video footage and audio. At one point, the documentary was planned for a theatrical release, but because of the pandemic, Jackson and his producing partners made the call to release it as a multi-part series on Disney+. At this point, the running time no […]