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Glen Trotiner, Assistant Director on Captain America and Independence Day, Dies at 65

June 2022
Glen Trotiner, Assistant Director on <i>Captain America</i> and <i>Independence Day</i>, Dies at 65

Glen Trotiner, who served as first or second assistant director on movies such as The Untouchables, Independence Day, and Captain America: The First Avenger, died on June 16 in New York. He was 65. Trotiner grew up in the Bronx and graduated from the DGA’s Training Program, after which he embarked on a long... »

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Car Crash on Netflix Series The Chosen One Leaves Two Actors Dead, Multiple Crew Members Hurt

June 2022
Car Crash on Netflix Series <i>The Chosen One</i> Leaves Two Actors Dead, Multiple Crew Members Hurt

A car crash involving cast and crew from the Netflix series The Chosen One has left two actors dead and at least six other members of the production injured, according to multiple reports. Local media reported that the Chosen One staffers were riding in a van when it ran off the road and flipped... »

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Set Decorators Announce Television Nominees for SDSA Awards, Where Lizzo Will Take on Harry Potter

June 2022
Set Decorators Announce Television Nominees for SDSA Awards, Where Lizzo Will Take on Harry Potter

The Set Decorators Society of America has announced the nominations for the SDSA Awards Television – 2021, which celebrates excellence in the art of Set Decoration for Television. Click here to watch the announcement on SETDECOR’s YouTube channel, where the awards presentation will also be streamed live on Aug. 2. HBO has multiple nominees... »

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Location Managers Guild International Announces New Board of Directors, Including First Australian Member

June 2022
Location Managers Guild International Announces New Board of Directors, Including First Australian Member

The Location Managers Guild International has announced the 2022 LMGI Board of Directors. Newly elected to the Board are David McKinney (CA) and Lisa Scope (Australia). This election marks the first time an Australian location professional has joined the Board, further diversifying the international composition of guild leadership. McKinney and Scope will serve alongside returning... »

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Eric Roth to Retire as Executive Director of Visual Effects Society After Nearly 20 Years at Helm

June 2022
Eric Roth to Retire as Executive Director of Visual Effects Society After Nearly 20 Years at Helm

Eric Roth, who has served as Executive Director of the Visual Effects Society for nearly 20 years, will end his tenure as leader of the organization on Sept. 30 amidst the Society’s milestone 25th anniversary year. With Roth retiring, the VES Board’s Executive Committee, under the leadership of VES Chair Lisa Cooke, has created a search committee that... »

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New Snapbag Released That Fits the Hydra and Features Metallic Fabric Interior

June 2022
New Snapbag Released That Fits the Hydra and Features Metallic Fabric Interior

A new Snapbag has arrived on the scene just in time for Astera’s latest LED wonder — Hydra. Custom-designed to perfectly fit the Hydra, the patented Snapbag softbox offers the added softening control that discerning cinematographers request. A perfect match for Hydra, the patented Snapbag SBATHY11 features DoPchoice‘s new Snapshape material, which makes setup smooth... »

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Chuck Parker Sworn in as Returning National Executive Director of Art Directors Guild

June 2022
Chuck Parker Sworn in as Returning National Executive Director of Art Directors Guild

Chuck Parker was sworn in as returning National Executive Director of the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) o Wednesday, while Joel Cohen began his first three-year term as Associate National Executive Director. “I am pleased to welcome back National Executive Director Chuck Parker, and look forward to continuing our work together on... »

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

May 2022
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... »

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

May 2022
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... »

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

May 2022
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... »

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