Take Shelter
Columns

Union Roundup: Activision Blizzard Staffers in Austin Walk Out in Support of LGBTQ Rights as Michael Shannon Moves His Next Movie to North Carolina

It’s Emmy season, as readers of this publication not only know well but also probably can’t escape from, given the various lines of work that bring us all here. So it is that, wearing another of my showbiz journalism hats, I’ve been watching a lot of nominated episodes of shows I hadn’t caught up with yet, including Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone prequel, 1883, detailing how the Dutton clan wound up with […]

Not Okay
Crafts

Not Okay Director Quinn Shephard on Sympathizing With the Unlikeable Protagonist in Hulu’s Dark Satire of Influencer Culture

In a world where YouTube stars sign with the WWE and take roles in movies from trained actors, one must question whether a great responsibility comes with having a large social media platform, and actress-turned-director Quinn Shephard boldly explores that question, as well as influencer culture as a whole, in her new film Not Okay, which is now streaming on Hulu. Zoey Deutch stars as Danni, a writer who becomes an […]

Awards

Television Academy Honors ARRI with Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award

The Television Academy announced the recipients of the 74th Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy® Awards, awarding ARRI with the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award for its more than a century of designing and manufacturing camera and lighting systems as well as its development of systemic technological solutions and service networks for a worldwide complex of film, broadcast, and media industries. The Engineering Emmys will be presented to ARRI and […]

Awards

Actress/Comedian Melissa Peterman Hosting 9th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards

Actress and comedian Melissa Peterman, currently playing Brenda Sparks on the #1 CBS comedy Young Sheldon will host the 9th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the Los Angeles Center Studios, bringing her humor and talent to the star-studded event. The announcement was made by John Rakich, LMGI President and Committee Chair of this year’s LMGI Awards. Melissa Peterman has performed in over […]

No Picture
Community

Prime Time Softball League Opens Registration for 2022 – 23 Season

For over thirty years, the Prime Time Softball League (PTSL) has been allowing cast and crew from Hollywood’s top shows to compete against each other for fun and bragging rights. Registration has already begun for the new fall season, which will begin on September 10. You can learn more and sign up for the season via the Registration and Forms at PTSL.net, and either submit or resubmit (for returning teams) your […]

Ms. Marvel
Camera

Ms. Marvel and The Old Man DP Jules O’Loughlin on His Preferred Lenses and Putting the Audience Into the Shoes of the Characters

Few cinematographers are lucky enough to work on one hit series, let alone two. Jules O’Loughlin, ASC pulled that off despite several disruptions, including COVID. In the Disney+ superhero series Ms. Marvel, Jersey City native Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) discovers an ancient bangle that not only gives her superpowers but opens a portal to aliens with evil designs on Earth. O’Loughlin shot Episodes 4 and 5 in Thailand. Meanwhile, FX’s […]

DC League of Super-Pets
Animation

DC League of Super-Pets Director Jared Stern on Assembling the Perfect Cast & Playing the “Do You Know” Game With His Grandma

Jared Stern began his career as a screenwriter with the Jim Carrey vehicle Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and subsequently worked on The Watch, The Internship, Dr. Ken, The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Ninjago Movie, and Green Eggs and Ham. After accumulating all of these credits, he made his directing debut with the 2018 live-action movie Happy Anniversary, which he also wrote and produced. Stern wears all three hats once again […]

Yana Collins Lehman
Community

Yana Collins Lehman Promoted to CEO of Trevanna Post

Yana Collins Lehman has been promoted to CEO of Trevanna Post, the industry leader in post-production accounting, the company announced Thursday. Lehman, who previously served as President and COO, succeeds Jennifer Freed, the company’s founder, who will focus on her role as CEO of Trevanna Tracks, a developer of music licensing software. In her new position, Lehman will be responsible for the performance and operations of the company’s offices in […]

Patrick Davenport
Community

Ghost VFX to Open New Studio in India Led By Prashant Shitole

Ghost VFX, Streamland Media’s visual effects division, has announced that early next year it will open a new 32,000 square-feet studio in Pune, Maharashtra, India in order to meet the growing needs of filmmakers worldwide. Ghost India will offer clients a full range of high-end visual effects through cloud-based technology and an industry-leading talent roster that will function as a hybrid of work-from-home and in-studio. “We are very excited to […]

Art Direction

Nope Production Designer Ruth De Jong on Helping Jordan Peele Build His Vision From the Ground Up

When a filmmaker like Jordan Peele who’s coming off back-to-back hits — Get Out and Us — is ready to make their third movie and hire their department heads, they can literally call upon almost any below-the-line worker they want, from award-winning veterans to industry newcomers. When it came to designing Nope, Peele’s new UFO, or rather, UAP (Unexplained Aerial Phenomena) movie, he called up Ruth De Jong, his Production Designer […]