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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... »

Over the Weekend 6/7/21: BAFTA TV Winners, Issa Rae Joins the Spider-Verse, WandaVision VFX Reel and More News

June 7, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 6/7/21: BAFTA TV Winners, Issa Rae Joins the <em>Spider-Verse</em>, <em>WandaVision</em> VFX Reel and More News

Happy Monday and welcome back from hopefully a good weekend. With the weather improving and COVID fading, it seems like everyone in Hollywood and the world of production were out enjoying that weather. Unfortunately, we start with the sad news that actor Clarence Williams III, best known as “Linc” on The Mod Squad, passed away at... »

End of Week Production Notes 6/4/21: Cruella Costume Kerfuffle, Mission: Impossible 7 Shuts Down… Again, and More News

June 4, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 6/4/21: <em>Cruella</em> Costume Kerfuffle, <em>Mission: Impossible 7</em> Shuts Down… Again, and More News

It’s Friday, and as usual, we have a ton of industry news from the past week… We begin with a rather disconcerting story from Variety about Cruella’s two-time Oscar-winning Costume Designer Jenny Beavan. It’s impossible for anyone who has seen Cruella to not notice, comment, praise or outright gush about Ms. Beavan’s amazing work in the film with so many beautiful... »

Cinema Audio Society Announces Timeline for 58th CAS Awards

June 3, 2021 | By
Cinema Audio Society Announces Timeline for 58th CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has announced the key dates and timeline for the 58th Annual CAS Awards, recognizing Outstanding Sound Mixing in film and television, Outstanding Products for Production and Post-Production, as well as the recipient of the CAS Student Recognition Award.  The live event will return on March 19, 2022, to the... »

Hump Day News Update: Box Office Rebounds, Warner Bros. Discovery Named, and More News

June 2, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update: Box Office Rebounds, Warner Bros. Discovery Named, and More News

Happy Hump Day, and we have a lot to get through, so let’s get to it. For once, we’re gonna start with box office, since that was one of the biggest stories of this past weekend. John Krasinski‘s horror sequel, A Quiet Place Part II, which was delayed for over a year due to COVID was... »

End of Week Production Notes: HFPA Hires Diversity Consultant, Wes Anderson’s French Dispatch Gets Date, and More News

May 28, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes: HFPA Hires Diversity Consultant, Wes Anderson’s <em>French Dispatch</em> Gets Date, and More News

It’s Friday… finally! And we get a longer weekend where there’s actually some cool movies in theaters again, particularly John Krasinski‘s long-awaited horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II, but also Emma Stone and Emma Thompson in Disney’s Cruella. If you get the long Memorial Day weekend off from production, it would be a great time to catch up on... »

2022 Oscars Will Take Place a Month Later with Some COVID Eligibility Rules Intact

May 27, 2021 | By
2022 Oscars Will Take Place a Month Later with Some COVID Eligibility Rules Intact

Today, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) the date for the 94th Oscars ceremony, which will take place on March 27, 2022, a full month later than the usual late February airdate. Part of it is to give a little more time from the Winter Olympics and Super Bowl in February, but... »

MRMC Releases Entry-Level Bolt Mini Model Mover

May 26, 2021 | By
MRMC Releases Entry-Level Bolt Mini Model Mover

The latest high-speed robotic arm from Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon-owned company with over 50 years of expertise in motion control robotics for the film and entertainment industry, is a new entry-level machine allowing companies to enter the world of high-end motion control at previously unreachable price-points. Big on creativity, low on... »

Hump Day News Update: Amazon Offically Buys MGM, Blumhouse Firestarter Starts, and More News

May 26, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update: Amazon Offically Buys MGM, Blumhouse <em>Firestarter</em> Starts, and More News

It’s official! Amazon has bought MGM Pictures for a whopping $8.45 million, which means that the streaming studio that released Coming 2 America and Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse — both Paramount Pictures productions — now owns the rights to one of the biggest film and television libraries that goes back nearly 100 years. This isn’t the first time that MGM had been up... »

Motion Impossible’s Innovative Virtual Production Suite Awarded Epic Games Mega Grant

May 26, 2021 | By
Motion Impossible’s Innovative Virtual Production Suite Awarded Epic Games Mega Grant

Motion Impossible has been awarded an Epic Mega Grant to help in the further development of its innovative new Virtual Production Suite (VPS), which is being developed to help camera operators and DPs around the world simulate scenes with the AGITO radio-controlled camera platform as part of pre-viz or tech-viz production processes. The Epic... »