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 […]

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LAPPG Presents Eliminating the Gap Between Wrap and Edit Webinar on Nov. 16

On Weds., Nov. 16, the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) is joining with Adobe company to present an online Zoom webinar titled, Eliminating the Gap between Wrap and Editor. Examining how the “camera to cloud workflow” is making the transition from production to post much quicker, this webinar will take place at 4:00 pm PT/7:00pm ET, and you can register here. The presenters for the webinar are Laura Pursley and […]

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Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power VFX Supervisor Jason Smith on Calibrating the Size, Scale, and Scope of Tolkien’s Middle Earth

Last week, Below the Line shared an interview with Production Designer Ramsey Avery, who snagged the coveted role of designing Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series, which just wrapped up its first season. The second installment of our interview series for The Rings of Power introduces someone who worked very closely with Avery — VFX Supervisor Jason Smith, who was instrumental in helping to create Middle Earth, as well as […]

John Small

John Small Joins ASG as Solutions Engineer

John Small has been named a Solutions Engineer at Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a solutions provider for media creatives and content owners, Small joins ASG from Quantum, where he served as a Pre-Sales Engineer. Prior to his work with Quantum, Small spent 16 years in technical roles at CBS, where he was most recently Director of Technical Operations and On-Air Promotions. At ASG, Small will be responsible for providing technical […]