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Peng Wang, Budding Cinematographer and Chapman University Student, Dies at 29 in Sand Dune Accident

April 19, 2022 | By
Peng Wang, Budding Cinematographer and Chapman University Student, Dies at 29 in Sand Dune Accident

Peng Wang, a budding cinematographer who was studying his craft at Chapman University, died on Friday, April 15, following a sand dune accident in southern California that involved an off-road vehicle. He was 29 years old. Wang was with a group of three USC film students who were taking pictures on a large sand dune... »

Art Directors Guild to Once Again Sponsor Cal State LA’s Eagle-Con, Which Will Be Free This Year

March 9, 2022 | By
Art Directors Guild to Once Again Sponsor Cal State LA’s Eagle-Con, Which Will Be Free This Year

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) will once again serve as a Founding Sponsor of Cal State LA’s Eagle-Con, which will be held from March 10-12. Eagle-Con is a convention that explores issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, identity, and representation in science fiction and fantasy across media. This year, the focus will be... »

Universal Launches Below-the-Line Traineeship, Starting With Jordan Peele’s Nope

February 2, 2022 | By
Universal Launches Below-the-Line Traineeship, Starting With Jordan Peele’s <i>Nope</i>

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group has created a California Below-the-Line Traineeship for individuals seeking careers behind the camera — an initiative that will launch with Jordan Peele‘s upcoming horror movie Nope, it was announced Wednesday by NBCUniversal’s Global Talent Development & Inclusion division. The move comes as part of NBCUniversal’s overall commitment to increasing diversity, equity and... »

P.A. Bootcamp Announces Dates for First Session of 2022

January 4, 2022 | By
P.A. Bootcamp Announces Dates for First Session of 2022

P.A. Bootcamp, the Los Angeles-based training program for Set and Office Production Assistants in film and television, will be holding its first session of 2022 on Feb. 12-13 in Burbank.   P.A. Bootcamp is an intense, highly-focused, and comprehensive work training program that prepares people for entry-level P.A. jobs. After completion of the two-day program, we provide referrals... »

ASC Selects This Year’s Student Heritage Award Nominees

February 4, 2021 | By
ASC Selects This Year’s Student Heritage Award Nominees

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its nominees in three categories of the 2020 Student Heritage Awards competition. The awards are one of many programs designed by the organization to support a new generation of talent in the early stages of their cinematography careers. Winners will be chosen on February 27. To... »

Oscar-Nominated Editor Kevin Tent, ACE, Joins MEWshop as Next Artist in Residence

February 4, 2021 | By
Oscar-Nominated Editor Kevin Tent, ACE, Joins MEWshop as Next Artist in Residence

The Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop) has announced that its upcoming Artist in Residence for the March 1st installment of the Online Six Week Intensive Workshop will be Oscar-nominated editor of Kevin Tent, ACE. Tent is best known for being Alexander Payne’s go-to film editor on films such as Nebraska, The Descendants, Sideways, and Election.... »

Rising Sun Pictures & UniSA Team to Train Australia’s Film Industry Workforce

October 14, 2020 | By
Rising Sun Pictures & UniSA Team to Train Australia’s Film Industry Workforce

A favorable climate, expanding support services and government incentives are bringing more international film and television productions to South Australia, and with them come lots of industry job opportunities. Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) and the University of South Australia (UniSA) are working together to ensure more of those jobs to go to home-grown talent.... »

VirtuaLeva 2020 Offers Online Forensic Video Training Options

September 24, 2020 | By
VirtuaLeva 2020 Offers Online Forensic Video Training Options

In response to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium has been converted from a live event to a series of online training sessions. Now called VirtuaLEVA 2020, the 31st annual symposium of the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Associational will be delivered via Zoom Pro from October 26-30, with recorded sessions accessible until April... »

Algonquin College Students Get Access to Music & Sound Effects From ALIBI

September 9, 2020 | By
Algonquin College Students Get Access to Music & Sound Effects From ALIBI

Algonquin College has been granted access to the ALIBI Music Library, a professional music and sound effects (SFX) platform. This makes Algonquin the first institution in Canada with access to extensive catalogs used in Hollywood productions and in the TV, streaming, video games and advertising industries. Through a special educational license, ALIBI becomes the College’s... »

UCLA TFT Honors Disney Legend Marty Sklar

February 21, 2020 | By
UCLA TFT Honors Disney Legend <em>Marty Sklar</em>

Brian Kite, Interim Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), one of the world’s prominent academic institutions for entertainment and performing arts education, have announced that the school has received a generous leadership gift from the Marty and Leah Sklar Family to create the Marty Sklar Entertainment Innovation Fellowship.... »