Catherine Martin

Oscar-Winning Costume-Production-Set Designer Catherine Martin to Receive Australian Film Academy’s Highest Honor

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced that Oscar winner Catherine Martin, the veteran Costume, Production, and Set Designer, will receive its highest honor — the prestigious Longford Lyell Award. No Australian has won more Oscars than Martin, who has taken home four little gold men along with five BAFTAs and five Australian Film Institute Awards, plus a Tony Award and three AACTAs, as well as […]

Joel Signer and Will Townsend

Sarofsky Ups Joel Signer to Head of Production, Adds Producer Will Townsend

One-stop cross-media production company Sarofsky continues to grow, adding LA-based Producer Will Townsend to its staff, and promoting Senior Producer Joel Signer to Head of Production, it was recently announced by Steven Anderson, the company’s Managing Director/Executive Producer. A key contributor to the high-profile output of Chicago’s most prolific agencies and studios for the past two decades, Signer is a former Optimus Colorist who also held Chicago staff producer positions […]

Susan E. Arnold

Bob Iger Returns to Disney as CEO, Replacing Bob Chapek Atop the Throne, Much to Hollywood’s Relief

In what many industry observers claim is shocking news, but I’d argue was always inevitable, Bob Iger has returned to Disney as CEO, thereby replacing his hand-picked successor Bob Chapek atop the Mouse House… at least for the next two years. The news reportedly caught even senior Disney executives off-guard, and when Disney’s corporate communications team announced Iger’s return to the company’s 190,000 global staffers, some initially thought it was […]

Tomasz Frąszczak

Colorist Society Launches New Chapter in Poland Led by Veterans Konrad Ziecina and Tomasz Frąszczak

The Colorist Society (CSI) has launched a new Chapter in Poland, with plans to host a Colorist Mixer in the weeks ahead. Led by veteran colorists Konrad Ziecina, CSI and Tomasz Frąszczak, CSI, the Chapter is open to professional colorists across Poland’s rapidly growing film, television, and advertising industries. It plans to foster networking opportunities, host meetings and training sessions, and promote the craft of color grading both in Poland […]

Kayla Monetta

Kayla Monetta Named Director of New Business at Music Company Squeak E. Clean Studios

Kayla Monetta has joined international music company Squeak E. Clean Studios as its Director of New Business. Monetta will work out of the company’s New York location, where she will shape the company’s sales strategies and approach, and continue to scale revenue across North America through new initiatives, partnerships, and markets. Since she can speak the language of both musicians and brand clients thanks to her industry acumen, she will […]

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt to Host 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Which Are Moving to a New Venue

Patton Oswalt will host the 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, it was announced on Tuesday by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. Honoring outstanding achievement in sound editing, the Golden Reel Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. “Like other below-the-line crafts, sound editing doesn’t get the praise and acknowledgment it deserves,” Oswalt said in a statement that expressed his admiration […]

Joel Paisner

Producer Joel Paisner Joins Boutique Visual Effects Company Jogger Studios

Producer Joel Paisner has joined the boutique visual effects studio Jogger. Based out of Jogger Los Angeles, Paisner will work closely with the producing teams in the Santa Monica, Austin, and San Francisco offices. “Everyone’s really happy to have Joel join us here at Jogger,” Jogger Creative Director Andy Brown said in a statement. “As we have continued to grow, adding Joel to the team has already made a massive […]

Korey Pereira

CAS and MPSE’s Sounding Board 2.0 Event Stresses the Importance of Sound Artists, Especially Boom Mic Operators

Last Saturday afternoon, the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) and Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) held an in-person event, The Sounding Board 2.0, which featured several panel discussions about the practical, creative and technical art of sound for picture. The event emphasized the importance of sound artists, whose work on your favorite film or television show may go unseen, but is nonetheless vital to a project’s success. And fortunately, many of […]


SMPTE Gathers in Hollywood for Annual Media Technology Summit, Where 8K Resolution Proves to Be a Contentious Topic

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) convened its annual Media Tech Summit in person for the first time since 2019 late last month at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, where Arizona State University associate professor Ana Herruzo, who works in emerging and computational media, gave the keynote address on “Enhancing Creative Disciplines Through Emerging Computational Tools.” Director Ang Lee was awarded an Honorary Membership, SMPTE’s highest honor, “in […]

No Picture

Prime Time Softball League: CSI Vegas Remains Ahead of the Pack with The Rookie in Second Place

On Saturday, November 6, the Prime Time Softball League held its Week 9 games with CSI Vegas maintaining its lead with an 8-game winning streak, defeating Big Brother, the only winless team in the league this season. Two-time league champs, American Dad, pulled out a squeaker of a win over the newest team from Pretty Freakin’ Scary, but currently, The Rookie is holding down second place with only one loss in eight games. […]