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IATSE “Committed to Fighting” for “More Humane and Equitable Workplace” in AMPTP Contract Talks

June 16, 2021 | By
IATSE “Committed to Fighting” for “More Humane and Equitable Workplace” in AMPTP Contract Talks

Earlier this week, Below the Line reported that IATSE unions had broken off talks for a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Pictures & Television Producers  (AMPTP) last Friday with plans to resume in July. Deadline has an update to that story, having received a statement from the leaders of the 13 IATSE local protection unions... »

Hump Day News Update 6/16/21: The Grove Gets a Savior? Spielberg Butters up His Younger Sister, and More News

June 16, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 6/16/21: The Grove Gets a Savior? Spielberg Butters up His Younger Sister, and More News

Batten down the hatches, because today is gonna be a big-time hump day full of industry news! First some good news for those in L.A. reading this who were disappointed to hear a few months back about the closing of a number of Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters, rather than reopening after all movie theaters... »

ASG Unveils Virtual Production Control Room

June 15, 2021 | By
ASG Unveils Virtual Production Control Room

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology and engineering firm, today announced its Virtual Production Control Room, a remote production service powered by Google Cloud that allows real-time, broadcast-quality coverage of live events and other programming. In contrast to all-in-one solutions, ASG’s VPCR uses cloud-based production tools from several established industry vendors to... »

Ncam Launches Mk2 Connection Box for Real-Time Camera Tracking

June 15, 2021 | By
Ncam Launches Mk2 Connection Box for Real-Time Camera Tracking

Today, Ncam announces the immediate availability of its new Mk2 Connection Box, a lightweight and silent production device that enables filmmakers, broadcasters and more to link Ncam’s advanced camera tracking bar to any compatible server, locally or remotely. By eliminating the need to attach a server directly to the camera, the Mk2 Connection Box... »

Over the Weekend 6/14/21: Ned Beatty Dies, IATSE/AMPTP Talks Falter, and More News

June 14, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 6/14/21: Ned Beatty Dies, IATSE/AMPTP Talks Falter, and More News

We start the weekend wrap-up with a sad note about the passing of popular character actor Ned Beatty, who died over the weekend at the age of 83 from natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. Beatty was best known for some of his roles from the ’70s, including Deliverance(1972), Nashville (1975), and All the President’s... »

End of Week Production Notes 6/11/21: Pattinson Rumored to be Back in Vampire Mode and More News

June 11, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 6/11/21: Pattinson Rumored to be Back in Vampire Mode and More News

Thank God It’s Friday! Before we all get to our summer weekend fun, let’s look at some news from earlier in the week… Actor Robert Pattinson‘s first acclaim to fame came from playing glittery vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies, and next year, he’ll be making his debut as DC Comics’ The Batman. With that in mind, it almost... »

Hump Day News Update 6/9/21: First Pics from Indiana Jones 5, Interesting Netflix Data and More News

June 9, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 6/9/21: First Pics from <em>Indiana Jones 5</em>, Interesting Netflix Data and More News

Happy Hump Day!  If Monday’s “Over the Weekend” seemed a bit slim, hang onto your hats, because news has definitely picked up since then. It’s just a few days away from the 40th Anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and as mentioned last week, Director James Mangold began shooting the still-untitled Indiana Jones 5 in the... »

MCU Editor Jeffrey Ford, ACE, Joins Manhattan Edit Workshop as Artist in Residence

June 9, 2021 | By
MCU Editor Jeffrey Ford, ACE, Joins Manhattan Edit Workshop as Artist in Residence

Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge, online digital-training destination for post-production specialists and content creators is proud to announce the upcoming Artist in Residence for the June 21st class will be the immensely talented editor Jeffrey Ford, ACE. Ford was born in Novato, California.  He attended high school in Troutdale, Oregon and graduated from... »

DoP Alexander Hackinger Highlights Cooke S4/i Lenses in Meet Your Master Series

June 8, 2021 | By
DoP Alexander Hackinger Highlights Cooke S4/i Lenses in <em>Meet Your Master</em> Series

DoP Alexander Hackinger has brought a cinematic yet intimate ambience to the Meet Your Master German series of inspirational and entertaining online courses with the use of Cooke S4/i prime lenses and ARRI Amira and Alexa Mini cameras. Produced by Wolff Brothers, Meet Your Master is an online education platform enabling viewers to sign up... »

Andre Trejo Joins FotoKem as VP of Creative Services

June 8, 2021 | By
Andre Trejo Joins FotoKem as VP of Creative Services

As production continues to ramp up and content creation for a multitude of platforms increases, industry veteran Andre Trejo has joined FotoKem as vice president of Creative Services, the theatrical dailies and finishing division of FotoKem. The role was previously led by Tom Vice, who moves up to co-chief operating officer, overseeing operations across... »