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Union Roundup: Inflation Reduction Act Aims to Address Climate Change, Which Affects On-Set Safety

August 10, 2022 | By
Union Roundup: Inflation Reduction Act Aims to Address Climate Change, Which Affects On-Set Safety

This column goes live in the week where the recently resurrected and pared down Inflation Reduction Act (formerly “Build Back Better”) is ostensibly mid-journey between its hairsbreadth Senate passage last weekend, and presumed House approval in the days ahead en route to eventually landing on the Resolute Desk — or wherever Joe Biden can... »

SIGGRAPH 2022: The Most Exciting New Tech Unveiled So Far

August 10, 2022 | By
SIGGRAPH 2022: The Most Exciting New Tech Unveiled So Far

SIGGRAPH, the world’s premiere computer graphics showcase, begins its live, in-person event this week in Vancouver, where many leading scientists and tech creators will be sharing their latest work publicly for the very first time. Here’s a rundown of some of the most exciting new tech that has been introduced so far, from our... »

Janet Yang Becomes First Asian Elected to Serve as President of Film Academy

August 2, 2022 | By
Janet Yang Becomes First Asian Elected to Serve as President of Film Academy

Producer Janet Yang has been elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors, it was announced Tuesday. Her election is historic, as she is the first Asian person to ever hold that post. “Janet is a tremendously dedicated and strategic leader who has an incredible record... »

National Labor Relations Board Finds That ADG’s Chuck Parker “Unlawfully” Fired Former Accountant Nicole Oeuvray

August 1, 2022 | By
National Labor Relations Board Finds That ADG’s Chuck Parker “Unlawfully” Fired Former Accountant Nicole Oeuvray

An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board has found that Chuck Parker, the national executive director of the Art Directors Guild, “unlawfully” fired longtime ADG accountant Nicole Oeuvray “in retaliation” for her efforts in leading the push to unionize the guild’s staff. Deadline broke the news, pointing to a 38-page decision... »

Roger Deakins Exhibition & Photography Book Byways Coming to Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica

August 1, 2022 | By
Roger Deakins Exhibition & Photography Book <i>Byways</i> Coming to Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica

The Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica has announced that it will host the inaugural exhibition of acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Roger A. Deakins. The exhibition is slated to open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 17 and it will run through the end of the year. Deakins will attend the opening reception and... »

Senior Colorist Ken Van Deest Joins Streamland Media’s Picture Shop

August 1, 2022 | By
Senior Colorist Ken Van Deest Joins Streamland Media’s Picture Shop

Streamland Media’s Picture Shop has announced that Senior Colorist Ken Van Deest will join the facility’s talented team. A respected artist with extensive credits, Van Deest brings over 25 years of finishing experience on award-winning productions to Picture Shop. Van Deest spent 13 years as a colorist for Riot, followed by a combined 13... »

Michael Clancy, Costume Designer for Blue Bloods and Several James Gray Movies, Dies

August 1, 2022 | By
Michael Clancy, Costume Designer for <i>Blue Bloods</i> and Several James Gray Movies, Dies

Michael Clancy, who served as the longtime costume designer on the hit TV series Blue Bloods as well as several James Gray movies, has died. His passing was announced July 29 on Instagram by his friend and fellow costume designer, Naomi Wolff Lachter. Clancy got his start on the Disney Channel series Avonlea before... »

Prime Time Softball League Opens Registration for 2022 – 23 Season

July 29, 2022 | By
Prime Time Softball League Opens Registration for 2022 – 23 Season

For over thirty years, the Prime Time Softball League (PTSL) has been allowing cast and crew from Hollywood’s top shows to compete against each other for fun and bragging rights. Registration has already begun for the new fall season, which will begin on September 10. You can learn more and sign up for the season... »

Yana Collins Lehman Promoted to CEO of Trevanna Post

July 28, 2022 | By
Yana Collins Lehman Promoted to CEO of Trevanna Post

Yana Collins Lehman has been promoted to CEO of Trevanna Post, the industry leader in post-production accounting, the company announced Thursday. Lehman, who previously served as President and COO, succeeds Jennifer Freed, the company’s founder, who will focus on her role as CEO of Trevanna Tracks, a developer of music licensing software. In her... »

Ghost VFX to Open New Studio in India Led By Prashant Shitole

July 28, 2022 | By
Ghost VFX to Open New Studio in India Led By Prashant Shitole

Ghost VFX, Streamland Media’s visual effects division, has announced that early next year it will open a new 32,000 square-feet studio in Pune, Maharashtra, India in order to meet the growing needs of filmmakers worldwide. Ghost India will offer clients a full range of high-end visual effects through cloud-based technology and an industry-leading talent... »