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Post-Production Industry Veteran Mark Kaplan Joins Goldcrest Post as Executive Vice President

July 25, 2022 | By
Post-Production Industry Veteran Mark Kaplan Joins Goldcrest Post as Executive Vice President

Veteran post-production executive Mark Kaplan is joining Goldcrest Post as Executive Vice President. The highly-regarded industry pro will be tasked with growing the facility and attracting more work from both inside and outside New York City, including Los Angeles and London. He comes aboard the facility after 20 years at Technicolor, Los Angeles (now... »

Justified: City Primeval Halts Production After Chicago Shootout Spills Over Onto Set of FX Series

July 22, 2022 | By
<i>Justified: City Primeval</i> Halts Production After Chicago Shootout Spills Over Onto Set of FX Series

FX has paused the production on Justified: City Primeval after two cars of men who were engaged in a shootout smashed through the show’s barricades on Wednesday night near Douglass Park in Chicago. The cast (including star Timothy Olyphant) and crew were forced to take cover and hit the ground when the intrusion occurred,... »

2023 DGA Awards: Directors Guild Unveils Key Dates, With Ceremony Set for Three Weeks Before Oscars

July 21, 2022 | By
2023 DGA Awards: Directors Guild Unveils Key Dates, With Ceremony Set for Three Weeks Before Oscars

The 75th Annual DGA Awards will be held on Feb. 18, 2023 — three weeks before the Oscars, which will take place on March 12. The Directors Guild of America made the announcement on Thursday in addition to revealing key dates for the awards show, which honors the best directorial efforts in film and... »

LMGI Announces Trailblazer Award for the Red Nation Celebration Institute

July 21, 2022 | By
LMGI Announces Trailblazer Award for the Red Nation Celebration Institute

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) has announced that it will be giving its esteemed Trailblazer Award to the Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) for its efforts to train Native Americans to be Location Professionals and Tribal Film Liaisons at the 9th Annual LMGI Awards on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the Los Angeles Center... »

Sumolight Opens New Santa Clarita Headquarters, Showroom

July 21, 2022 | By
Sumolight Opens New Santa Clarita Headquarters, Showroom

Sumolight, best known for Sumospace, Sumosky, Sumomax, and its new Sumolaser lighting, announced that it has opened a new US facility adjacent to the burgeoning Santa Clarita Studio film community. The convenient location offers a showroom to test existing and upcoming Sumolight products, while the accessible ground floor space provides filmmakers with a warehouse... »

Brightline Appoints Leslie Moynihan as New Lighting Director

July 20, 2022 | By
Brightline Appoints Leslie Moynihan as New Lighting Director

Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, has added lighting industry veteran Leslie Moynihan to its team as a Lighting Designer/CAD Specialist. Moynihan joins Brightline with an extensive background in lighting design for theater, television, dance, live music, and venue grand openings. Her previous position was as a computer drafter and designer with... »

Johnny Pizarro, Crew Member on Law & Order: Organized Crime, Dies at 31; Shooting Suspect Sought

July 19, 2022 | By
Johnny Pizarro, Crew Member on <i>Law & Order: Organized Crime</i>, Dies at 31; Shooting Suspect Sought

Johnny Pizarro, a 31-year-old crew member on Law & Order: Organized Crime, was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in New York while filming the NBC show’s third season according to media reports. Pizarro was reportedly sitting in his car in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn when an unknown suspect opened fire around 5:15... »

Netflix Loses 970,000 Subscribers in Q2 Despite Stranger Things 4 Release — Still Better Than Expected

July 19, 2022 | By
Netflix Loses 970,000 Subscribers in Q2 Despite <i>Stranger Things 4</i> Release — Still Better Than Expected

Netflix delivered its Q2 earnings report on Tuesday, which revealed that the streaming giant lost 970,000 subscribers despite the launch of Stranger Things 4 in May. The result was actually better than expected, as analysts had predicted an approximate loss of 2 million subs. Either way, the furor that has surrounded Netflix’s latest earnings... »

Veteran VFX Supervisor/Artist Nico Van den Bosch Joins Alkemy X as Head of Pipeline

July 18, 2022 | By
Veteran VFX Supervisor/Artist Nico Van den Bosch Joins Alkemy X as Head of Pipeline

Alkemy X has brought on VFX industry veteran Nico Van den Bosch as Head of Pipeline across all of its offices. Van den Bosch brings over 20 years of experience in visual effects and 3D animation in feature films and commercials, combining an engineering and computer science background with a passion for creative problem... »

Dune‘s Oscar-Winning Crafts Team Returns for Sequel, Which Is Now Filming

July 18, 2022 | By
<i>Dune</i>‘s Oscar-Winning Crafts Team Returns for Sequel, Which Is Now Filming

Dune: Part One won six below-the-line Oscars last year, and the film’s talented crafts team will be heading back to Arrakis for the sequel, which is now filming under the direction of Denis Villeneuve. Cinematographer Greig Fraser, Composer Hans Zimmer, Editor Joe Walker, Production Designer Patrice Vermette, and the team of Visual Effects Supervisor... »