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California Film Commission Releases Annual Progress Report for Film, TV Tax Credit Program

The California Film Commission released its annual progress report, stating that overall in-state spending by projects in California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program grew by more than $200 million, from $2.1 billion to $2.3 billion, during the fiscal year of 2021-2022. The estimated total spending for the first 2 1/2 years of the 3.0 Tax Credit Program will top $6.2 billion. The report also found projected spending by projects […]

Susan E. Arnold
Community

Bob Iger Returns to Disney as CEO, Replacing Bob Chapek Atop the Throne, Much to Hollywood’s Relief

In what many industry observers claim is shocking news, but I’d argue was always inevitable, Bob Iger has returned to Disney as CEO, thereby replacing his hand-picked successor Bob Chapek atop the Mouse House… at least for the next two years. The news reportedly caught even senior Disney executives off-guard, and when Disney’s corporate communications team announced Iger’s return to the company’s 190,000 global staffers, some initially thought it was […]

Asian World Film Festival 2022
Awards

Asian World Film Festival Announces Competition Winners at Star-Studded Closing Night Gala

The eighth annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) announced its competition winners at a star-studded event on Saturday night at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. 17 films screened in competition, and India’s The Last Film Show, directed by Pan Nalin, won the Snow Leopard Award for Best Film, while Mohsen Tanabandeh won Best Actor for World War III (Iran), and Hui Fang Hong won Best Actress for Ajoomma (Singapore). The […]

Tomasz Frąszczak
Community

Colorist Society Launches New Chapter in Poland Led by Veterans Konrad Ziecina and Tomasz Frąszczak

The Colorist Society (CSI) has launched a new Chapter in Poland, with plans to host a Colorist Mixer in the weeks ahead. Led by veteran colorists Konrad Ziecina, CSI and Tomasz Frąszczak, CSI, the Chapter is open to professional colorists across Poland’s rapidly growing film, television, and advertising industries. It plans to foster networking opportunities, host meetings and training sessions, and promote the craft of color grading both in Poland […]

Awards

HPA Awards Announces Creative Category Winners for Post at Annual Gala

The HPA Awards, handed out annually by the Hollywood Professional Association, returned to the historic Hollywood Legion Theater tonight to celebrate exceptional achievement in color grading, sound, editing, and visual effects. The gala, which filled the Legion to capacity, also honored industry veteran Kim Waugh with its Lifetime Achievement Award and bestowed additional honors for engineering excellence and outstanding achievement in restoration. The winners of the 2022 HPA Awards Creative Categories […]

Kayla Monetta
Community

Kayla Monetta Named Director of New Business at Music Company Squeak E. Clean Studios

Kayla Monetta has joined international music company Squeak E. Clean Studios as its Director of New Business. Monetta will work out of the company’s New York location, where she will shape the company’s sales strategies and approach, and continue to scale revenue across North America through new initiatives, partnerships, and markets. Since she can speak the language of both musicians and brand clients thanks to her industry acumen, she will […]

Patton Oswalt
Awards

Patton Oswalt to Host 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Which Are Moving to a New Venue

Patton Oswalt will host the 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, it was announced on Tuesday by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. Honoring outstanding achievement in sound editing, the Golden Reel Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. “Like other below-the-line crafts, sound editing doesn’t get the praise and acknowledgment it deserves,” Oswalt said in a statement that expressed his admiration […]

Joel Paisner
Commercials

Producer Joel Paisner Joins Boutique Visual Effects Company Jogger Studios

Producer Joel Paisner has joined the boutique visual effects studio Jogger. Based out of Jogger Los Angeles, Paisner will work closely with the producing teams in the Santa Monica, Austin, and San Francisco offices. “Everyone’s really happy to have Joel join us here at Jogger,” Jogger Creative Director Andy Brown said in a statement. “As we have continued to grow, adding Joel to the team has already made a massive […]

Jeanette Moreno King
Animation

Animation Guild (IATSE Local 839) Elects New Executive Board

The Animation Guild (IATSE Local 839) has announced the results of the 2022 Animation Guild Officers and Executive Board election with three of five Animation Guild Officers winning re-election, including Business Representative Steve Kaplan, President Jeanette Moreno King, and Recording Secretary Paula Spence. “It is an incredible honor to be reelected as TAG’s Business Representative. The election results show the membership stands behind the work that we have put into […]

No Picture
Art Direction

Set Decorators Society Announces Dates for SDSA Awards – Film 2022

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) has announced the timeline for its SDSA Awards – Film 2022, the winners to be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023 via the SETDECOR YouTube. Eligible films and categories will be announced on Dec. 27 with the nomination balloting open from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4, 2023. The SDSA Awards – Film 2022 nominations will be announced on Jan. 5, 2023, and then […]