Ian Unterreiner

Ian Unterreiner Named President of Russo Brothers’ VisualCreatures Virtual Production Studio

Russo Brothers’ AGBO announced today that Ian Unterreiner has been appointed President and Partner of their virtual production studio VisualCreatures (VC). The recently acquired company, which specializes in real-time applications in visual effects and animation, opened its new studio equipped with a motion capture enabled sound stage at AGBO’s downtown Los Angeles’ creative campus. Unterreiner’s appointment will push VC’s research and development deeper into virtual production workflows and AI solutions […]

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Visual Effects Society Announces 2023 Board of Directors Officers

The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2023 Board of Directors Officers. The Officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2023 Board meeting. The Officers include Lisa Cooke, who was re-elected Board Chair, and is the first woman to hold this role since the Society’s inception. “It is my privilege to continue to Chair this global society of […]

Natasha Leonnet

Award-Winning Colorist Natasha Leonnet Joins Picture Shop

Picture Shop, Streamland Media’s picture division, announced that renowned artist Natasha Leonnet has joined its talent roster as a senior colorist. Leonnet, who earned an HPA Award for her contribution to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, brings over 20 years of finishing experience on award-winning features and episodic. “We are thrilled to welcome Natasha to the Picture Shop family,” Picture Shop President Cara Sheppard said in a statement. “She is a powerful addition […]


New York Virtual Production Event Showcasing Technology to Take Place at Fuse 42 on Jan. 26

The Post New York Alliance (PNYA), the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), and Fuse Technical Group are hosting an event on January 26th to showcase virtual production technology for New York filmmakers in Fuse 42, a full LED Volume in Times Square. The presentation, led by Virtual Production Line Producers MESH, will focus on how virtual production assets and projects are built in Unreal Engine and how filmmakers can incorporate this […]

Kamila Daurenova

Cut+Run Adds Editor Kamila Daurenova To Roster

Cut+Run has announced that editor Kamila Daurenova has joined their roster of award-winning editors. Kamila’s body of work is punctuated with a powerful sense of dynamic rhythm and a passionate eye for supporting cinematic storytelling – often with identity at its center. Kamila is based in New York and available for Cut+Run collaborations nationally and internationally. “Kamila has a depth and dimension which shines through her work,” says Lauren Hertzberg, Managing […]

Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle to Receive Gene Kelly Visionary Award at Advance Imaging Society’s 13th Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society has announced that Academy Award®-winning director and producer Damien Chazelle will be honored with the annual Gene Kelly Visionary Award at the 2023 AIS Lumiere Awards. Chazelle will join fellow previously announced honorees James Cameron and Jon Landau (Voices For the Earth Award) at the 13th annual awards luncheon event on Friday, February 10, 2023, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The inaugural Gene Kelly Visionary Award […]


Below the Line’s Awards Season Film, Television Craft Interview Round-Up

Now that it’s late December, we’re fully into the awards season where crafts people in the industry get to nominate their colleagues in various below-the-line categories. Unlike the past few years, we’re including both television and film craft here, because many of the guilds and societies will be nominating for their annual awards, which include both film and television. You can also get a quick reminder of some of our […]

Joel Signer and Will Townsend

Sarofsky Ups Joel Signer to Head of Production, Adds Producer Will Townsend

One-stop cross-media production company Sarofsky continues to grow, adding LA-based Producer Will Townsend to its staff, and promoting Senior Producer Joel Signer to Head of Production, it was recently announced by Steven Anderson, the company’s Managing Director/Executive Producer. A key contributor to the high-profile output of Chicago’s most prolific agencies and studios for the past two decades, Signer is a former Optimus Colorist who also held Chicago staff producer positions […]

Tomasz Frąszczak

Colorist Society Launches New Chapter in Poland Led by Veterans Konrad Ziecina and Tomasz Frąszczak

The Colorist Society (CSI) has launched a new Chapter in Poland, with plans to host a Colorist Mixer in the weeks ahead. Led by veteran colorists Konrad Ziecina, CSI and Tomasz Frąszczak, CSI, the Chapter is open to professional colorists across Poland’s rapidly growing film, television, and advertising industries. It plans to foster networking opportunities, host meetings and training sessions, and promote the craft of color grading both in Poland […]


HPA Awards Announces Creative Category Winners for Post at Annual Gala

The HPA Awards, handed out annually by the Hollywood Professional Association, returned to the historic Hollywood Legion Theater tonight to celebrate exceptional achievement in color grading, sound, editing, and visual effects. The gala, which filled the Legion to capacity, also honored industry veteran Kim Waugh with its Lifetime Achievement Award and bestowed additional honors for engineering excellence and outstanding achievement in restoration. The winners of the 2022 HPA Awards Creative Categories […]