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Dune‘s Oscar-Winning Crafts Team Returns for Sequel, Which Is Now Filming

July 18, 2022 | By
<i>Dune</i>‘s Oscar-Winning Crafts Team Returns for Sequel, Which Is Now Filming

Dune: Part One won six below-the-line Oscars last year, and the film’s talented crafts team will be heading back to Arrakis for the sequel, which is now filming under the direction of Denis Villeneuve. Cinematographer Greig Fraser, Composer Hans Zimmer, Editor Joe Walker, Production Designer Patrice Vermette, and the team of Visual Effects Supervisor... »

ArsenalFX Color Promotes Joshua Baca to Chief Technology Officer

July 18, 2022 | By
ArsenalFX Color Promotes Joshua Baca to Chief Technology Officer

Joshua Baca, a co-founder and partner at ArsenalFX Color, is moving into a new role as Chief Technology Officer, the company announced on Monday. A 20-year industry veteran, Baca has served ArsenalFX as a finishing editor and technologist since its founding in 2012. He will now focus exclusively on managing technical operations, research, and... »

California Film Commission Accepts New Series Into Tax Credit Program, Including Star Wars: Skeleton Crew

July 18, 2022 | By
California Film Commission Accepts New Series Into Tax Credit Program, Including <i>Star Wars: Skeleton Crew</i>

The California Film Commission has announced that five new series and two relocating series are among the projects selected for the latest round of tax credits — a direct result of Governor Gavin Newsom working with the state legislature to expand funding for California’s Film & Television Tax Credit Program. The new series —... »

Union Roundup: IATSE’s Jonas Loeb and Music Supe Lilah Obregon-Wilson on Mutual Aid Programs for Women & Organizing Efforts

July 13, 2022 | By
Union Roundup: IATSE’s Jonas Loeb and Music Supe Lilah Obregon-Wilson on Mutual Aid Programs for Women & Organizing Efforts

Labor Day may be a couple of months away, but since little thought is actually given to the labor movement on that holiday anymore, I decided to use the “independence” granted to me with this column to check in with IATSE’s director of communications, Jonas Loeb, in advance of the major American holiday that... »

Film Academy Names Jeanell English to Newly Created Role as EVP of Impact and Inclusion

July 11, 2022 | By
Film Academy Names Jeanell English to Newly Created Role as EVP of Impact and Inclusion

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has promoted Jeanell English to Executive Vice President of Impact and Inclusion, it was announced Monday by Academy CEO Bill Kramer, to whom English will directly report. In this newly created position, English will lead the Academy’s initiatives designed to address underrepresentation across the industry and to discover, empower,... »

Monty Norman, Composer Behind the Iconic “James Bond Theme,” Dies at 94

July 11, 2022 | By
Monty Norman, Composer Behind the Iconic “James Bond Theme,” Dies at 94

Monty Norman, who composed the iconic theme for the character of James Bond, died on Monday following a short illness. He was 94, and his death was announced on his official website. The British composer’s “James Bond Theme” was first used in the 1962 movie Dr. No and it has endured to this day,... »

Jacqueline Stewart Named New Director and President of Academy Museum

July 6, 2022 | By
Jacqueline Stewart Named New Director and President of Academy Museum

As many insiders expected, Jacqueline Stewart has been named as the new Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, it was formally announced Wednesday by the museum’s Board of Trustees. Stewart is a well-respected film scholar, archivist, and curator who is perhaps best known as a host for Turner Classic Movies.... »

Crew Members Now Required to Wear Masks Indoors on All Film and TV Productions in Los Angeles

July 5, 2022 | By
Crew Members Now Required to Wear Masks Indoors on All Film and TV Productions in Los Angeles

In case you missed it last week given the 4th of July holiday, film and TV productions shot in Los Angeles now require all crew members to wear masks indoors. LA County’s public health officer Barbara Ferrer made the announcement on Thursday and said it was a result of increasing hospitalizations due to COVID-19.... »

With L.A. Reeling From the Arclight Hollywood and Landmark Pico Closures, We Take a Closer Look at Movie Exhibition

June 30, 2022 | By
With L.A. Reeling From the Arclight Hollywood and Landmark Pico Closures, We Take a Closer Look at Movie Exhibition

The 12-screeen Landmark Pico theaters was a hub of moviegoing — art films and blockbusters alike — for 15 years. But COVID-19 thinned out the crowds and when Landmark was unable to come to an agreement with the landlord, Landmark Theatres president Kevin Holloway was forced to announce its closure at the end of... »

Scott Stueckle Announces Retirement After Nearly 30 Years at Kino Flo Lighting Systems

June 28, 2022 | By
Scott Stueckle Announces Retirement After Nearly 30 Years at Kino Flo Lighting Systems

Scott Stueckle has announced that he’s retiring after nearly 30 years as a Sales Manager at Kino Flo Lighting Systems. As of now, Ray Goitiandia will be taking over Stueckle’s duties, and any inquiries on projects that involved Stueckle can be directed to Goitiandia at [email protected] Frieder Hochheim, the president and founder of Kino... »