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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Ron Howard with Filmmaker Award

December 2021
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Ron Howard with Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announced that it will honor Ron Howard with its annual Filmmaker Award. The Academy Award-winning director and producer is responsible for some of the most memorable films of the past four decades including the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13, and the hit comedies... »

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Posted in Awards, Editing, Featured, News, Sound |

MARZ Raises $6.5 Million to Scale Operations and Meet Demand for VFX Services

December 2021
MARZ Raises $6.5 Million to Scale Operations and Meet Demand for VFX Services

Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies (MARZ), the technology and visual effects (VFX) startup helping Hollywood studios deliver feature-film quality visual effects on television timelines, today announced that it has raised CAD$6.5 million in Series A funding. The investment was led by Round13 Capital with participation from Rhino Ventures and Harlo Equity Partners, digital transformation company... »

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Posted in Featured, News, Visual FX |

PNYA’s Post Break Addresses Mental Health in Post-Production

December 2021
PNYA’s <em>Post Break</em> Addresses Mental Health in Post-Production

A panel of mental health experts will offer advice for post-production professionals on how to avoid burnout and achieve better work/life balance in the next edition of Post Break, the webinar series from Post New York Alliance (PNYA). The free event is scheduled for Thursday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Professionals in the... »

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Set Decorators Society Announces David Schlesinger SDSA for Dec. 18 Guest

November 2021
Set Decorators Society Announces David Schlesinger SDSA for Dec. 18 Guest

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) has announced its next “Day with the Set Decorator” to take place on Saturday, December 18th at 9 AM PST / 12 PM EST with guest, Set Decorator David Schlesinger SDSA, who has worked on films such as John Wick 3 and Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out.  You can register for the event... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Events, Featured, Film, News |

IBC2021 Conference Cancelled, Reverts to Digital Until 2022

November 2021
IBC2021 Conference Cancelled, Reverts to Digital Until 2022

IBC2021, the annual International Broadcasting Conference, was scheduled to be held in Amsterdam in the Netherlands starting this Friday, December 3, but then, quite quietly, and right before the Thanksgiving weekend in the States, it was cancelled via a notice on the website last Tuesday, Nov. 23, which stated: “IBC announces that the in person IBC2021 event... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Television |

BB&S Lighting Introduces Compact Bicolor Fresnel (CFL) Light

November 2021
BB&S Lighting Introduces Compact Bicolor Fresnel (CFL) Light

BB&S Lighting of Denmark has added the Compact Bicolor Fresnel (CFL) to its family of Compact Beamlight LED studio fixtures. The smallest footprint (5.5-in/14cm) Fresnel on the market, it draws just 38W and outputs over 2400 lumens at 96 TLCI (tunable from 2700 to 5600°K). New CFL features a genuine curved glass 90mm Fresnel lens that... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Film, Gear, News, Television |

Register for the SMPTE Virtual Awards Gala on Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

November 2021
Register for the SMPTE Virtual Awards Gala on Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

SMPTE has announced that its virtual SMPTE Awards Gala ceremony will be taking place across two days on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and you can register to attend this year’s event for FREE! According to the press release, “We will honor industry luminaries and next-generation leaders at the SMPTE Awards Gala, a virtual event taking... »

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Butter Music and Sound Europe Signs Dennis de Rochemont as Creative Producer

November 2021
Butter Music and Sound Europe Signs Dennis de Rochemont as Creative Producer

BUTTER Music and Sound Europe has signed Dennis de Rochemont as Creative Producer. A former BUTTER intern and Apple corporation alum, de Rochemont will bring his film and advertising audio expertise for powerhouse brands to the studio, elevating the global reach created by BUTTER with the launch of their European studio in 2021. He will... »

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Netflix Buys Scanline VFX

November 2021
Netflix Buys Scanline VFX

Netflix has bought visual effects studio, Scanline VFX, which has provided visual effects for most of the biggest movies of the year, including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Godzilla vs. Kong, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Free Guy, and many others. More importantly, Scanline worked on scenes for Netflix’s current sci-fi action series, Cowboy Bebop, as well as did... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Postproduction, Television, Visual FX |

The Casting Society of America has Announced its Artios Awards TV Nominees

November 2021
The Casting Society of America has Announced its Artios Awards TV Nominees

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has announced the television, theater, short film and shortform series nominees for its 37th Annual Artios Awards with the winners being announced at CSA’s in-person ceremony on March 17 at the Beverly Hilton. Voted on by members of the Casting Society of America, the Artios Awards began in 1985 to honor casting... »

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