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Iconic Star Trek Costume Designer Robert Fletcher Dead at 98

April 14, 2021 | By
Iconic <em>Star Trek</em> Costume Designer Robert Fletcher Dead at 98

Costume Designer Robert Fletcher,  who provided costumes for stage and screen for over six decades, died on April 5 in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 98. No cause of death was disclosed, but a spokesman for Fletcher said he died peacefully. Fletcher’s husband of 65 years, singer, Broadway dancer and New York... »

Post New York Alliance Hails Extension of New York’s Post-Production Credit

April 14, 2021 | By
Post New York Alliance Hails Extension of New York’s Post-Production Credit

The Post New York Alliance (PNYA) applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature for their recent agreement to extend The Empire State Film Production Credit and Post Production Credit through 2026. In including an extension of this essential credit program in the state’s new budget, lawmakers have recognized the vital importance... »

Ncam Reality 2021 Now Available to Meet Demands of Virtual Production

April 14, 2021 | By
Ncam Reality 2021 Now Available to Meet Demands of Virtual Production

With the growing demand and need for virtual production in the industry and the right real-time tracking technology needed to use in conjunction with existing camera, lenses or rigs on film, broadcast and live events, Ncam has shipped the new Ncam Reality 2021, a real-time camera tracker that brings high-fidelity CGI and XR to any... »

The Full List of Winners from the 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA)

April 13, 2021 | By
The Full List of Winners from the 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA)

On Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30pm PST, the Costume Designers Guild (CDG, IATSE Local 892) announced the winners for its 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) on the guild’s Twitter page, hosted by Lana Condor (To All the Boys I Loved Before). The main film awards went to Bina Daigeler for Mulan (Sci-Fi/, Nancy Steiner for Promising Young Woman, and Ann Roth for Ma... »

Cooke Optics Transfers Its Historic Cooke Archives to AMPAS

April 13, 2021 | By
Cooke Optics Transfers Its Historic Cooke Archives to AMPAS

Cooke Optics, the award-winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has transferred the Cooke Archives, an historic collection dating from 1886, to a new permanent home at the Margaret Herrick Library, the main repository of research materials of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, located in Beverly Hills, California. The... »

Sight, Sound & Story Looks at Editing of Schitt’s Creek

April 13, 2021 | By
Sight, Sound & Story Looks at Editing of <em>Schitt’s Creek</em>

Manhattan Edit Workshop‘s Sight, Sound & Story: Live monthly online event series continues in April with Schitt’s Creek Editors Trevor Ambrose & Paul Winestock, CCE, moderated by Author & Film Historian Bobbie O’Steen. As per the description: Inside Episode IX: this panel focuses on the multi-Emmy winning series, Schitt’s Creek, which made us laugh,... »

Hollywood Laments the Closure of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters

April 13, 2021 | By
Hollywood Laments the Closure of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters

Monday afternoon delivered some very sad news for California and Los Angeles film lovers, as Decurion Corp, the company that owned 300 ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters in California, has decided not to reopen their locations. The theaters affected included a number of popular and usually-thriving ArcLight locations in Hollywood, but more importantly, the closure hits the... »

Oscar-Nominated The Stunt Man Filmmaker Richard Rush Dead at 91

April 13, 2021 | By
Oscar-Nominated <em>The Stunt Man</em> Filmmaker Richard Rush Dead at 91

Filmmaker Richard Rush, who received two Oscar nominations for his 1980 film, The Stunt Man, starring Peter O’Toole, died on April 8 in Los Angeles at the age of 91. According to Claude, his wife of 48 years, Rush had been suffering from longtime health issues, although he died comfortably at home. In a statement, she said,... »

DoPchoice Offers Snapbag and Snapgrid Accessories for Cameo F-Series Fresnels

April 13, 2021 | By
DoPchoice Offers Snapbag and Snapgrid  Accessories for Cameo F-Series Fresnels

DoPchoice has announced the release of its patented Snapbag® softbox and Snapgrid® 20/30/40/50-degree grids to fit the Cameo® F-Series Fresnels, offering pleasing softness and direction for the output of light. The Snapbag SBSAHF is made to mount exclusively to Cameo F1, F2, and F4 Series. It comes packed flat in its own pouch and snaps up instantly in a... »

The Vitec Group Acquires Quasar Science

April 13, 2021 | By
The Vitec Group Acquires Quasar Science

The Vitec Group plc has announced the acquisition of Quasar Science, a leading LED lighting technology provider. Quasar Science is an innovator in linear and tubular LED lighting solutions for cinematic applications. The business will become part of the Group’s Production Solutions Division alongside Litepanels, the award-winning supplier of LED lighting panels for television... »