Browse Articles by Debra Kaufman

EditFest Goes Global as Editors From Around the World Reveal How They Found Their Way to the Cutting Room

August 2022
EditFest Goes Global as Editors From Around the World Reveal How They Found Their Way to the Cutting Room

ACE president Kevin Tent opened the annual EditFest Global – a hybrid in-person and online event – taking place on Aug. 27 and 28. Avid product marketer Michael Krulik moderated the first panel, “Small Screen, Big Picture,” and asked panelists how they started their careers in editing. Liza Cardinale, ACE (What We Do In... »

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With L.A. Reeling From the Arclight Hollywood and Landmark Pico Closures, We Take a Closer Look at Movie Exhibition

June 2022
With L.A. Reeling From the Arclight Hollywood and Landmark Pico Closures, We Take a Closer Look at Movie Exhibition

The 12-screeen Landmark Pico theaters was a hub of moviegoing — art films and blockbusters alike — for 15 years. But COVID-19 thinned out the crowds and when Landmark was unable to come to an agreement with the landlord, Landmark Theatres president Kevin Holloway was forced to announce its closure at the end of... »

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DCS Cinema Lighting Expo Returns; Kino Flo Founder Frieder Hochheim Honored With Inaugural George Spiro Dibie Award

June 2022
DCS Cinema Lighting Expo Returns; Kino Flo Founder Frieder Hochheim Honored With Inaugural George Spiro Dibie Award

On May 21, the Digital Cinema Society (DCS) held its 2022 DCS Cinema Lighting Expo. Held at IATSE Local 80’s headquarters in Burbank, the day-long Expo drew about 150 people — a solid attendance given the recent COVID-19 surge. The DCS Cinema Lighting Expo debuted 15 years ago, and this year’s event was hyped... »

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NAB 2022: Pandemic Turbo-Charges Trends in the Industry at Smaller But Still Energetic Show

April 2022
NAB 2022: Pandemic Turbo-Charges Trends in the Industry at Smaller But Still Energetic Show

By every measurement, NAB 2022 was smaller than the last such convention that took place before the COVID-19 pandemic. After two years, enough companies and people flocked to Vegas to congregate, confab, and make deals. NAB reports that 52,468 people flocked to Vegas to examine the gear and catch up with friends from afar,... »

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ICG publicists guild

November 2003

By Debra Kaufman By the very nature of their work, the publicist remains anonymous, hidden to the public. He or she works in symbiosis with the media... »

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All Mac effects in blockbusters

October 2003

By Debra Kaufman Set to open in early 2004, Mindhunters is director Renny Harlin’s latest foray into action-adventure. In this movie (starring Val... »

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