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Stephen Lighthill Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers for Third Time

May 23, 2022 | By
Stephen Lighthill Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers for Third Time

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Board of Governors has elected the organization’s 2022-2023 officers and Stephen Lighthill has been re-elected president for a third consecutive one-year term. Lighthill will serve alongside Vice Presidents Amy Vincent, John Simmons, and Shelly Johnson; Treasurer Steven Poster; Secretary Gregg Heschong; and Sergeant-at-Arms Chris Chomyn. The members of the ASC... »

VFX Industry Veteran Tony Robins Joins Harbor as Managing Director of Advertising

May 23, 2022 | By
VFX Industry Veteran Tony Robins Joins Harbor as Managing Director of Advertising

VFX industry veteran Tony Robins has joined Harbor as Managing Director of Advertising, the company’s CEO, Zak Tucker, recently announced. Robins joins from The Mill’s New York studio, where he spent 14 years as a pioneering artist and creative leader, rising from Head of 2D to Director of Operations and then to Managing Director. Over... »

Baird Steptoe Sr. Elected National President of International Cinematographer Guild

May 13, 2022 | By
Baird Steptoe Sr. Elected National President of International Cinematographer Guild

Baird Steptoe Sr. has been elected national president of the International Cinematographers Guild, it was announced Friday. Steptoe defeated Jamie Silverstein for the coveted position, and he’ll replace John Lindley, who opted not to seek a second term. Steptoe won the election with 1106 votes (43 percent of ballots cast), while Silverstein garnered 909 votes, Diane Farrington... »

Framestore Names Mel Sullivan New CEO as Sir William Sargent Steps Down to Focus on Company 3

May 12, 2022 | By
Framestore Names Mel Sullivan New CEO as Sir William Sargent Steps Down to Focus on Company 3

Framestore, the Oscar and Emmy-winning VFX studio that has conjured visuals for the likes of Gravity, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Blade Runner 2049, has tapped Mel Sullivan as its new CEO, as Sir William Sargent is stepping down as CEO after 26 years to focus on the wider Framestore Company 3 Group. Sullivan has been with Framestore since 1998, most recently... »

Union Roundup: If the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, It Will Have Major Consequences for Hollywood

May 10, 2022 | By
Union Roundup: If the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, It Will Have Major Consequences for Hollywood

The Ankler, as many readers know, is one of the most recent entries into the roiling, chumming waters of “Hollywood trade publications” with a growing online presence, multiple newsletters, and most recently, a podcast. They remain gleefully puckish in their outlook (not to be confused with “optimistic”) about showbiz, along with their mission of... »

Rebecca Rhine Stepping Down as ICG’s National Executive Director in September

May 9, 2022 | By
Rebecca Rhine Stepping Down as ICG’s National Executive Director in September

Rebecca Rhine is stepping down from her post as the national executive director of the International Cinematographers Guild when her contract expires at the end of September. Rhine has held the position since December 2015, when she became IATSE Local 600’s first female executive director. ICG president John Lindley confirmed Rhine’s exit in a letter that... »

Union Roundup: Disney vs. DeSantis Intensifies as Elon Musk Takes Over Twitter

April 26, 2022 | By
Union Roundup: Disney vs. DeSantis Intensifies as Elon Musk Takes Over Twitter

The Walt Disney Company has a creeping neo-fascism problem, one that won’t always be restricted to Disney, either. As readers already know, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis found himself cornered by his own rhetoric, signing the “Don’t Say ‘Gay’” bill into law after taking larger umbrage at Disney’s umbrage on behalf of its LGBTQ+ employees... »

Art Directors Guild Unveils Spring 2022 Election Results; Chuck Parker and Joel Cohen Win Top Races

April 19, 2022 | By
Art Directors Guild Unveils Spring 2022 Election Results; Chuck Parker and Joel Cohen Win Top Races

The Art Directors Guild has announced its Spring 2022 Election Results, and Chuck Parker has been re-elected as the guild’s National Executive Director, while Joel Cohen will serve as Associate National Executive Director. There were 827 total votes cast — 466 AD Craft votes, 86 IMA Craft votes, 163 STG Craft votes, and 112 SDMM... »

NAB 2022: MultiDyne to Showcase Its Latest Wares in Vegas; FOR-A and AMMUX to Debut New REMI and IP Production Solution

April 19, 2022 | By
NAB 2022: MultiDyne to Showcase Its Latest Wares in Vegas; FOR-A and AMMUX to Debut New REMI and IP Production Solution

FOR-A Corporation (Booth C5408) and MultiDyne (Booth C3933) will each have a presence at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, which kicks off next week. In advance of NAB, FOR-A Corporation has announced a range of IP production solutions powered by broadcast-optimized transport technology from AMMUX. The new REMI product range is part of FOR-A’s new architecture of “Software-Defined IP... »

NAB 2022: Chrosziel and MTI Film to Showcase New Products and Innovations

April 19, 2022 | By
NAB 2022: Chrosziel and MTI Film to Showcase New Products and Innovations

Chrosziel and MTI Film will each have a presence at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, which will soon get underway. Chrosziel recently attended the BSC Expo in London, where its ENG E-to-PL Adapter, Premista Servo Drive, and lens test projector were the stars of the show. Other new products can be found here.... »