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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Colin Farrell to Receive Society of Camera Operators Governors Award at SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards on Feb. 25

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) is pleased to announce the 2023 SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards’ Governors Award recipient is Oscar Nominee: Colin Farrell. Hosted at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 25, 2023, the star-studded, red-carpet, SOC Awards show will honor the top professionals and operators in motion picture, television, and the industry at large. “We are honored to present this award to such a celebrated and truly talented […]

Quinta Brunson

ICG Publicists to Honor Quinta Brunson with 2023 Television Showperson Award

Multi-award-winning writer, producer, comedian and actor Quinta Brunson, creator of ABC and Warner Bros. Television’s groundbreaking TV series, Abbott Elementary, will receive the ICG Publicists (International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600) 2023 Television Showperson Award. Brunson will be honored at the 60th Annual ICG Publicists Awards luncheon at The Beverly Hilton on Friday, March 10, 2023. The announcement was made today by Tim Menke and Sheryl Main, ICG Publicists Awards […]


DGA, SAG-Aftra, IATSE, Teamsters, Hollywood Basic Crafts Extend COVID-19 Safety Agreement with Less Testing

The Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the Hollywood Basic Crafts (Teamsters Local 399, IBEW Local 40, LiUNA! Local 724, OPCMIA Local 755 and UA Local 78), and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced the extension of the current COVID-19 Safety Agreement through April 1, 2023. The new agreement maintains the bedrock […]

Janet Kusnick
Art Direction

Art Directors Guild to Honor Illustrator/Storyboard Artist Janet Kusnick with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) announced today that Illustrator/Storyboard Artist Janet Kusnick will be presented with an Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award by the Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) Council. The celebration will take place at the 27th Annual ADG Awards on Saturday February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Making the announcement was Guild President Nelson Coates, ADG and Awards Producers Michael Allen […]

Yvette Nicole Brown
Art Direction

Yvette Nicole Brown Will Return to Host the 27th ADG Awards

Emmy®-nominated actress Yvette Nicole Brown returns as host of the 27th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards (ADG, IATSE Local 800) on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel. The announcement was made today by Awards Co-Producers Michael Allen Glover,ADG, and Megan Elizabeth Bell,ADG. Yvette Nicole Brown is an Emmy-nominated actress, writer, producer, singer and host. Her numerous movie credits include Disney’s Disenchanted, Avengers: Endgame, Dreamgirls, Tropic […]

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Oscar Nominations 2023: Top Gun: Maverick Up for Best Picture, But Tom Cruise Snubbed for Best Actor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards, and A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the pack with 11 nominations. Michelle Yeoh made history as the first-ever Asian nominee in the Best Actress category, and her co-stars Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Stephanie Hsu were all nominated as well. There was plenty of drama in said Best Actress […]

Please Don't Destroy

Editors Behind Pre-Filmed Segments on Saturday Night Live Threaten to Go on Strike; NBC Ready to Negotiate

If you’ve been paying attention to Saturday Night Live over the past year or so, you’re probably familiar with Please Don’t Destroy, the comedy trio responsible for many (but not all) of the show’s pre-filmed segments — many of which are highlights are week. Those segments also include music videos and commercial parodies, and they are, of course, edited, but while those editors recently formed a union, they still don’t […]

Guillermo del Toro
Art Direction

Art Directors Guild to Honor Guillermo Del Toro with ADG William Cameron Menzies Award

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE, Local 800) will honor multi- Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro with the prestigious William Cameron Menzies Award, celebrating his visually striking and emotionally rich body of work. The ceremony will take place at the 27th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The announcement was made today by Guild President […]


L.A. Area Filming Maintains Pre-Pandemic Levels Thoughout 2022 (Q4 Research Report)

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional filming activity. Local on-location film production declined sharply in the fourth quarter of 2022, finishing -19.5 percent behind its record-breaking equivalent logged just one year ago. The 8,674 Shoot Days (SD)* recorded from October through December brought the year to a lackluster finish, with 36,792 Shoot Days […]