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DCS Cinema Lighting Expo Returns; Kino Flo Founder Frieder Hochheim Honored With Inaugural George Spiro Dibie Award

June 14, 2022 | By
DCS Cinema Lighting Expo Returns; Kino Flo Founder Frieder Hochheim Honored With Inaugural George Spiro Dibie Award

On May 21, the Digital Cinema Society (DCS) held its 2022 DCS Cinema Lighting Expo. Held at IATSE Local 80’s headquarters in Burbank, the day-long Expo drew about 150 people — a solid attendance given the recent COVID-19 surge. The DCS Cinema Lighting Expo debuted 15 years ago, and this year’s event was hyped... »

Union Roundup: Cine Gear Hopes for NAB-Like Luck Regarding Covid, Which Weakened the Force at Star Wars Celebration

June 7, 2022 | By
Union Roundup: Cine Gear Hopes for NAB-Like Luck Regarding Covid, Which Weakened the Force at Star Wars Celebration

Sometimes, you need more than the Force. Sometimes, you simply need enforcement. At least of common-sense protocols, such as wearing masks during a still unyielding plague. This became an issue during the recent Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, the largest Star Wars fan gathering extant. However, the arc for many attending seems to have... »

Film Academy Names Bill Kramer as New CEO After Entrusting Him With Movie Museum

June 7, 2022 | By
Film Academy Names Bill Kramer as New CEO After Entrusting Him With Movie Museum

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to name Bill Kramer as the organization’s new CEO following the departure of Dawn Hudson after 11 years of service. The news was first reported earlier this week by The Ankler, which noted that in his current role as Director and... »

OTT.X to Hold Free Diversity Summit Spotlighting Streaming Services on June 9

June 7, 2022 | By
OTT.X to Hold Free Diversity Summit Spotlighting Streaming Services on June 9

On Thursday, June 9, the organization OTT.X will hold its inaugural diversity summit at the Skirball Cultural Center in the Santa Monica Mountains. Focused on the entertainment industry and free to attend, the specific purpose of the all-day conference is to spotlight nascent streaming services with regard to opportunities for minority groups and underrepresented... »

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

June 6, 2022 | By
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... »

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

June 6, 2022 | By
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... »

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

June 1, 2022 | By
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... »

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

May 30, 2022 | By
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... »

ARRI Commits $300,000 to Canadian Society of Cinematographers’ “The Future Is Calling” Campaign

May 29, 2022 | By
ARRI Commits $300,000 to Canadian Society of Cinematographers’ “The Future Is Calling” Campaign

ARRI will support the Canadian Society of Cinematographers’ “The Future is Calling” campaign with a contribution of CA$300,000. Launched in November, the $3.75 million campaign will support a national outreach, education, internship, and online educational program for emerging filmmakers with the goal of breaking down barriers marginalized communities face in accessing jobs in the... »

For-A Corporation’s FA-1616 Multi-Channel Signal Processor Wins TV Tech Best in Show Award

May 29, 2022 | By
For-A Corporation’s FA-1616 Multi-Channel Signal Processor Wins TV Tech Best in Show Award

FOR-A Corporation was recently honored with a TV Tech Best of Show 2022 Award for its FA-1616 multi-channel signal processor. With its software-defined architecture, the FA-1616 supports the industry’s rapid shift from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to Internet Protocol (IP). Because broadcasters must protect their current hardware investment, FOR-A has developed a new line of products, including the... »