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Other Guilds Show Solidarity for IATSE, Some IATSE Members May be Exluded From Potential Strike

September 25, 2021 | By
Other Guilds Show Solidarity for IATSE, Some IATSE Members May be Exluded From Potential Strike

While I was hoping we might have a break from news about the potential for an IATSE strike until the Oct. 1 vote for a strike authorization, there were a few tidbits of news released on Friday that are probably worth mentioning and sharing. First of all, and this might not be a surprise, IATSE’s... »

NYFF Review: Joel Coen Gathers Stunning Below-the-Line Crew for The Tragedy of Macbeth

September 25, 2021 | By
NYFF Review: Joel Coen Gathers Stunning Below-the-Line Crew for <em>The Tragedy of Macbeth</em>

Opening night of the 59th New York Film Festival showcased the world premiere of The Tragedy of Macbeth, a passion project for director Joel Coen. There is a lot of passion and a fair deal of project in this film, both demonstrated by Coen’s masterful, if at times staged, combination of the work of... »

SETDECOR Shines the Spotlight on Dear Evan Hansen

September 25, 2021 | By
SETDECOR Shines the Spotlight on <em>Dear Evan Hansen</em>

Universal Pictures‘ movie adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen, just opened theatrically in North America, and SETDECOR, the magazine of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), has posted another extensive interview with two of the members of the film’s art team, Set Decorator Lance Totten SDSA and Production Designer Beth Mickle. Totten says as introduction, “Much of... »

End of Week Production Notes 9/24/21: Filmmakers Melvin Van Peebles and Roger Michell Die, SNL Announces Hosts, and More News

September 24, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 9/24/21: Filmmakers Melvin Van Peebles and Roger Michell Die, <em>SNL</em> Announces Hosts, and More News

As much of this week has been all about the negotiations between IATSE and AMPTP breaking down and the call for a strike authorization that will happen next week, the sad news came in over the week about two deaths from the world of film: an absolute cinematic icon and legend in Mr. Melvin Van Peebles, who... »

Cinematographers Guild (ICG600) Also Urges Members to Vote “Yes” on IATSE Strike Authorization Vote

September 24, 2021 | By
Cinematographers Guild (ICG600) Also Urges Members to Vote “Yes” on IATSE Strike Authorization Vote

Earlier this week, the Motion Picture Editors Guild reached out to its members, urging them to vote “yes” for IATSE to have the needed strike authorization as an option on the table in negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)  for a new Basic Agreement. The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG), Local... »

Adventurer, Filmmaker Renan Ozturk Uses Teradek RT Gear in Costa Rica Shoot

September 24, 2021 | By
Adventurer, Filmmaker Renan Ozturk Uses Teradek RT Gear in Costa Rica Shoot

Some of the world’s most spectacular views are best seen from halfway up a wall of rock. That’s a place where gear has to be reliable, whether it’s crucial safety equipment or the cameras that let the rest of us experience the same dizzying panorama. It’s also a familiar situation to alpinist Renan Ozturk,... »

MTV Video Music Awards Relies on Motion Impossible AGITO Systems from JitaCam

September 24, 2021 | By
MTV Video Music Awards Relies on Motion Impossible AGITO Systems from JitaCam

Motion Impossible, the modular remote dolly systems and camera stabilizers manufacturer, is proud to announce that JitaCam, the North Salem, NY-based camera robotics supplier, with locations throughout the country, provided MTV Entertainment with four AGITO Trax systems for the live broadcast of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday, September 12, 2021, from... »

IATSE Launches Petition as AMPTP Responds to Potential Second Strike

September 23, 2021 | By
IATSE Launches Petition as AMPTP Responds to Potential Second Strike

Things have really been heating up between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) even since this morning’s update on the Editors Guild reaching out to its membership about the vote for a Strike Authorization. That was in regards to the Basic Agreement that’s been in talks for... »

The Accidental Turitz on the Brilliance and Problem with Awards Shows

September 23, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz on the Brilliance and Problem with Awards Shows

I go into every awards show feeling the same way about it. I tune in wanting to enjoy and see if my predictions are right, check out the speeches, appreciate the fun moments, and then think about what my speech will be like if I ever get up there some day. What I inevitably... »

American Society of Cinematographers Announces Dates for 36th Annual ASC Awards

September 23, 2021 | By
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Dates for 36th Annual ASC Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the dates for its 36th Annual ASC Awards, which will be handed out on March 20, 2022. Recognizing excellence in cinematography, the ASC Awards honor the extraordinary work of directors of photography who have excelled in the art and craft of visual storytelling in feature films, episodics and documentaries. The... »