The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries. There are 75 Oscar nominees, including 15 winners, and five recipients of Scientific and Technical Awards. Those who accept the invitations will […]
MPC Vancouver, a visual effects company, closed its doors permanently on December 11. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the Art Babbitt Appreciation Society (ABAS) has offered free legal support to workers from MPC Vancouver who were laid off just weeks before Christmas. Depending on the nature of the layoffs and the contracts these workers have, workers at MPC Vancouver have options available to them to ensure […]
Yesterday, newportFILM announced a new program to provide support and mentorship to documentary cinematographers. The newportFILM lab, developed in consultation with Sean Flynn, Co-Founder and Program Director at Points North Institute, will host seven emerging filmmakers for a weekend retreat. Offering master classes on cinematography, the retreat will be held October 18-20, 2019. Shana Hagan (Director of Photography: The Kingmaker, Generation Wealth, The Queen of Versailles), Nelson Hume (Director of […]
Qubec-based Hybride Technologies announced that it has signed a strategic alliance with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). The relationship between Hybride and ILM began in 2013 while working on Pacific Rim. Since then, in conjunction with ILM, Hybride has contributed visual effects on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Unbroken, Tomorrowland and Jurassic World. More recently, the studio was entrusted by ILM to craft seamless visual effects for several sequences for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which received an Oscar nomination for best visual effects and won the British Academy Award for best visual effects. […]
Picture Shop announced that it will open its new Burbank facility at The Tower in spring 2016. The new post house, which is being built from the ground up, will occupy 36,000 square feet of workspace spanning two floors. […]
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group announced the launch of Deluxe VR, a new dedicated virtual reality (VR) creative services unit in Los Angeles. Deluxe VR will offer end-to-end production and postproduction services for clients creating immersive content for entertainment, promotional and enterprise applications. The team will showcase several VR projects and service capabilities at Deluxe’s booth #SU4414 at NAB 2016, April 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV.
The Foundation, a new full-service post house, has opened its doors in Burbank, Calif. The 5,700 square foot facility offers offline rentals, on-set, near-set and traditional dailies, online editing, color correction, visual effects, titling and delivery. […]
Technicolor PostWorks has agreed to lease 50,000-plus square feet at 1411 Broadway, a 40-story tower in central Manhattan. The lease term extends beyond 2026. The new facility, set to open early this summer, will house 120-plus editing rooms available to film and television productions for rental on long- or short-term bases. Technicolor PostWorks will provide editing systems and related technology, as well as on-site support and engineering. The facility will be directly linked with the company’s existing downtown finishing and sound facility network. […]
AEG and theater operator Regal have partnered with Barco to create Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center. The current Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE, owned by AEG, will transform into a creative hub for all of Barco’s cinema technology.
Dick Clark Productions Screening Room (DCPSR) and Riverbed Post announced that they are now co-located at Lantana to jointly provide a range of services for feature film postproduction and presentation. Clients can use DCPSR’s 21-seat theater and associated rooms, as well as its new Christie CP-4220 4K Digital Cinema projector for screenings. Riverbed’s Chris Woods manages dailies processing, VFX, title design and production, color-grading, and mastering with DaVinci. […]