Clerks 3 DP Learan Kahanov on Reuniting With Kevin Smith Due to a Mandalorian Scheduling Conflict

For fans of Kevin Smith, a group I proudly include myself among, the fact that Clerks III is currently in theaters is a pretty big deal. It’s likely an even bigger deal for DP Learan Kahanov, who completed a cyclical career arc with the Lionsgate sequel, having gone from serving as Smith’s gaffer on Chasing Amy to working alongside the director as his cinematographer on the trilogy capper, which brings […]

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Negotiations for Covid-19 Safety Agreement Continue Between DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Teamsters

In September 2020, the various Hollywood unions negotiated the proper conditions for production to resume safely after the pandemic shut down most production in March of that year. That would be the very first COVID Return to Work Agreement made with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) by the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and […]

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Sound for Film & TV Panel Examines Trend of Sound Mixers Going Independent

Last week at the Sound for Film & TV event produced by Mix magazine, a panel focused on a growing trend — sound professionals leaving secure jobs at studios and audio facilities to start their own businesses. Focusrite Group professional director David Rieley, who moderated the panel, pointed out that Netflix’s Post Partner Program was “an early sign of the boom in entertainment.” “With other streaming platforms, a need for […]


Sound for Film & TV Event at Sony Brings Out Mixers, Foley Artists, and The Whale Composer Rob Simonsen

Last weekend, Mix magazine’s annual Sound for Film & TV conference returned to its first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic began, bringing thousands to the Sony lot, where the event has been held since 2014. Mix editor Tom Kenny led the opening keynote address, introducing a panel discussion on “Sound Changes” that was focused on “the nature of today’s re-recording stage, the rise of streaming services, new technologies and formats, […]

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Bros Director Nicholas Stoller on Bringing Billy Eichner’s Gay Rom-Com to Movie Theaters

Universal Studios’ new comedy Bros is going to be an interesting movie to follow as it’s released in theaters this Friday, being that it’s the first major studio rom-com written by and starring an openly gay leading man. That man is Billy Eichner, who roughly 11 years ago was running around the streets of New York City putting a new spin on the classic man-on-the-street interview format with Billy on […]

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Bros Review: Billy Eichner Adapts Judd Apatow’s Rom-Com Formula for Gays and It’s Hilarious, Even If It Doesn’t Push the Envelope

The romantic comedies of prolific director-producer Judd Apatow are the 21st Century’s version of Meg Ryan’s early ’90s hits. The protagonist of the producer’s latest project, Bros, is a single, 40-year-old gay man who is perennially frustrated with his singleness, and telegraphs his generation’s infatuation with the kind of love frequently found in Ryan’s films by repeatedly watching them, whether he’s feeling good or a little down. Billy Eichner, who […]

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ICG’s 24th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards Films to Screen at Television Academy, Oct. 2

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has named 10 honorees for their 2022 Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), spotlighting promising cinematographers and providing crucial exposure needed to succeed in the motion picture industry. The collection of 10 selected short films will debut at the ECA and a reception will follow. WHEN: Sunday, October 2 | 5PM WHERE: Wolf Theater at the Saban Media Center/ Television Academy 5210 Lankershim […]

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American Cinema Editors Announces Key Dates, New Venue for 73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced the ceremony date, venue and the full voting timeline for the 73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, recognizing outstanding editing in 13 categories of film and television. As previously announced, the ACE Eddie Awards will be held Sun., March 5, 2023 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. To be eligible to compete, television must have aired between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022 […]

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Academy Announces Karishma Dube, Oleksandra Kostina for 2022 Academy Gold Fellowship for Women

Karishma Dube and Oleksandra Kostina have been selected as the domestic and international recipients, respectively, of the 2022 Academy Gold Fellowship for Women. Part of the Academy Gold global talent development and inclusion initiative, the Fellowship for Women is a one-year program that combines direct support, personalized mentorship and access to once-in-a-lifetime networking opportunities for emerging women filmmakers to further their pursuits in the field. The Academy currently awards two […]

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ICG to Honor Oscar-Nominated Joker Cinematographer Lawrence Sher With Distinguished Filmmaker Award

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will honor cinematographer/director Lawrence Sher, ASC with the Distinguished Filmmaker Award, presented by Panavision, at the 2022 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). Sher is best known for shooting Joker and The Hangover movies for director Todd Phillips, and he’ll receive his honor on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 5:00 PM at the Wolf Theatre in the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center, where the event will be followed by a […]