Helen Alexander

Formosa Group UK Names Helen Alexander Managing Director for Features, Broadcast and Streaming

The Formosa Group, which is part of Streamland Media, has named Helen Alexander as managing director of Formosa Group UK for Features, Broadcast and Streaming (FBS). Alexander brings years of leadership experience in post-production sound as well as significant relationships with both talent and clients. She’ll be based out of Formosa Group’s Trident facility in Soho, London, from which she will oversee all of the company’s creative talent in the UK, […]

Clay Epstein IFTA

AFM: Independent Film & Television Alliance Unveils New Board of Directors Chaired by Clay Epstein

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) unveiled its new 15-person Board of Directors on Thursday at the American Film Market. The group includes new board members Brian Beckmann (Arclight Films), Caroline Couret-Delegue (Film Seekers Limited), Diane Ferrandez (AGC Studios), Jeffrey Greenstein (Millennium Media), George Hamilton (Protagonist Pictures), Jasmin McSweeney (NZ Film Commission), and Lise Romanoff (Vision Films).  Clay Epstein (Film Mode Entertainment), who was elected as Chairperson of the Board in 2021, is currently serving the second year of his two-year term, […]

IATSE Local 52

IATSE’s New York Local 52 Settles Complaint Over Rights of Nonunion Workers, Which Could Have Larger Ramifications

In news that could have larger ramifications across Hollywood’s unions, Studio Mechanics Local 52 in New York has entered into a settlement agreement with union member James Harker that states it will not discriminate against nonunion workers who are trying to get jobs in the entertainment industry. Local 52 is IATSE’s largest production local in New York, and after Harker filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, it […]

Steve La Porte and Josee Normand

Steve La Porte and Josée Normand to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honors at the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards

Oscar and Emmy-winning make-up artist Steve La Porte and Emmy-winning hair stylist Josée Normand will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 10th Annual Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The MUAHS Lifetime Achievement Awards honor an artist (or artists) with an extraordinary spectrum of acclaimed work, exceptional contributions to the entertainment industry, and outstanding service to […]

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Academy Adds Four to Its Sci-Tech Council, Including Cinematographer Paul Cameron and Production Designer Tom Duffield

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that Cinematographer Paul Cameron, Netflix executive Paul Debevec, veteran Production Designer Tom Duffield, and VFX Supervisor Marlon West have accepted invitations to join its Science and Technology Council, which focuses on the science and technology of motion pictures, from preserving its history and developing educational programs to driving industry standards and providing forums for the exchange of information and ideas. Cameron […]

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Emmy-Winning Set Decorator John Sparano on How “We Used to Talk” on Set — Before the Dreaded Cellphone Came Along

Anyone who has ever weathered bleeding fingers deciphering the threading diagram of a Moviola can tell you the day they saw their first video playback system on set. Along with anamorphic lenses, the Steadicam, computer-generated Imagery, camera drones, and wireless LED lighting, innovations such as that one have been game-changers in the process of making television programs and motion pictures. Their impact, along with a slew of other technological breakthroughs, […]

Jerry Bruckheimer

Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Jerry Bruckheimer With Its Annual Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of this year’s $1.4 billion box office hit Top Gun: Maverick, with its annual Filmmaker Award. Among the most prolific and successful film and television producers of all time, Bruckheimer is responsible for such big-screen spectacles as the Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure, Bad Boys, and Beverly Hills Cop franchises, and the hits Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Remember the Titans, Armageddon, The Rock, Crimson Tide, […]

Janine Conway

Fancy VFX Adds Industry Veterans Janine Conway as Senior Producer and Chris Green as Compositing Supe

Fancy House of Visual Effects (Fancy VFX) has appointed two highly accomplished visual effects veterans to its senior team, as Janine Conway has joined the studio as Senior Producer, helping to oversee production and business development, while Chris Green becomes Compositing Supervisor, focusing on VFX for features and television. Fancy VFX is an imaginative visual effects, design, and post-production cooperative whose focus is combining premium creative service with personalized relationships. […]

Amy Rosenberg

Cut+Run Welcomes Editor Amy Rosenberg, Who’s Best Known for Her Work With Fashion Brands

Amy Rosenberg has joined the roster of editors at Cut+Run, where she’ll bring her artful eye and creative spirit. With a baseline belief that every edit requires its own unique formula — part art, part science — Rosenberg has developed a unique style all her own, as well as an impeccable sense of style and timing. “Amy has this ability to see solutions beyond the expected. Not only does she execute […]

Robert Shen

Robert Shen Joins For-A as Regional Sales Manager for Southeast Asia and Oceania

FOR-A, the cutting-edge video broadcast technology company, has appointed Robert Shen as regional sales manager for Southeast Asia and Oceania. He joins the company from EVS Broadcast, where he was responsible for the Axon product lines in control, monitoring, routing, and video processing. Originally trained as a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in radar and communications with the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Shen subsequently earned a degree in computer science […]