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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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

Motion Picture Editors Guild (IATSE Local 700) Urging Members to Vote for Strike

September 23, 2021 | By
Motion Picture Editors Guild (IATSE Local 700) Urging Members to Vote for Strike

Over the past few days, responses and reactions have come in to the IATSE‘s Monday call to members to vote on October 1 on whether use a Strike Authorization in negotiations with the American Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). This call, in response to AMPTP refusal to respond to IATSE’s latest proposal, has received... »

Tiffen Introduces Lowel Ego LED Light to Improve Video Quality

September 23, 2021 | By
Tiffen Introduces Lowel Ego LED Light to Improve Video Quality

Tiffen has introduced the new Lowel EGO LED™ is a diverse lighting tool with professional output that is also a stylish desk light. Its soft output makes Ego a workhorse for moving or still content including portraits, tabletop and beauty work, while it is also instantly ready to provide pleasing lighting for today’s frequent streaming... »

Hump Day News Update 9/22/21: Willie Garson Dies, Hahn to play Joan Rivers, and More News

September 22, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 9/22/21: Willie Garson Dies, Hahn to play Joan Rivers, and More News

This week begins the Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25, and Below the Line will be there both days. Hopefully, we’ll see some of our readers there. The big news in the industry right now is about the negotiations between IATSE and AMPTP,... »

Atomos Announces Estelle McGechie as CEO

September 22, 2021 | By
Atomos Announces  Estelle McGechie as CEO

Atomos is very pleased to announce the appointment of its Chief Product Officer, Estelle McGechie, to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Estelle has a long history of working with the team at Atomos, since the first Atomos Ninja, the launch of Apple ProRes RAW, and the introduction of Timecode Systems for... »

Matthews Claw Expands Rigging Options for Astera, T12 Tube Lights

September 21, 2021 | By
Matthews Claw Expands Rigging Options for Astera, T12 Tube Lights

Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) has announced  the answer for safely mounting Astera Hyperion, Titan and Helios as well as T12 tube lights to standard grip equipment. The Claw is a new generation clamp, designed to solve real on-set issues, by Sci-Tech Award-winning Key Grip Richard Mall with gaffer Jeremy Launais and crafted by the team... »