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Strike Alert: What Do Rice Krispies and Tractors Have in Common?

October 12, 2021 | By
Strike Alert: What Do Rice Krispies and Tractors Have in Common?

“Times have changed, and rapidly. During the depths of the pandemic in 2020 (companies) posted skyrocketing profits… (even with) consumers stuck at home on lockdown… To meet that surge in demand, workers… were leaned on to give up their weekends or to work grueling 12-hour shifts — making extra cash, but losing time with... »

Isaiah Mustafa to Return as Host for 8th Annual LMGI Awards

October 12, 2021 | By
Isaiah Mustafa to Return as Host for 8th Annual LMGI Awards

Actor and director Isaiah Mustafa is returning to host the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) 8th Annual LMGI Awards on Saturday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m. PT (pre-show at 1:00 p.m. PT) during a virtual ceremony (#LMGIawards), as announced by LMGI President John Rakich. The awards celebration, themed “Celebrate the Where,” will be free to stream, but registration is required... »

2021 ICG Publicists Awards to Be Given Out on March 25, 2022

October 12, 2021 | By
2021 ICG Publicists Awards to Be Given Out on March 25, 2022

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) 59th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon, themed “We’re Back!,” will return to an in-person ceremony following the Covid-19 pandemic, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, March 25, 2022. The awards, which traditionally occur the Friday prior to the Academy Awards®, will be presented in the following categories: Motion Picture... »

ARRI Rental Announces ALFA and Moviecam Large-Format Lens Series

October 12, 2021 | By
ARRI Rental Announces ALFA and Moviecam Large-Format Lens Series

ARRI Rental has announced two new large-format lens series—ALFA anamorphic lenses and Moviecam spherical lenses. The ALFA large-format anamorphics were inspired by collaboration with Greig Fraser ACS, ASC, who shot Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune. Both series were conceived and constructed by ARRI Rental’s global lens development team, which was also responsible for the company’s highly successful DNA lenses... »

Full Sail University Announces 12th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Class

October 12, 2021 | By
Full Sail University Announces 12th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Class

Full Sail University is proud to announce the 12th Annual Full Sail University Hall of Fame induction class comprised of six graduates recognized for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, technology, media, and the arts. The induction of this new class of honorees will occur during Full Sail’s 12th Annual Hall of Fame... »

Rising Sun Pictures Turns to Home-Grown Talent to Meet Staffing Needs as VFX Production Booms

October 12, 2021 | By
Rising Sun Pictures Turns to Home-Grown Talent to Meet Staffing Needs as VFX Production Booms

With the film and television industry rebounding from the pandemic, now is a great time to begin a career in visual effects (VFX). Production activity, in Australia and worldwide, is expanding quickly as studios and streaming services rush to meet pent up consumer demand for new content. That, in turn, has caused a labor... »

All Rise Leads Prime Time Softball League in Week 5

October 12, 2021 | By
<em>All Rise</em> Leads Prime Time Softball League in Week 5

The OWN series, All Rise, is now ahead of the pack in the Prime Time Softball League‘s 2021 season. As expected, its Week 5 game against the cast and crew of The Rookie was likely to break the tie between the two teams, and it did, as All Rise won that important game, 20-7. The Neighborhood and American Dad both won their Week... »

Over the Weekend 10/11/21: Nolan’s Oppenheimer Gets Lead, Timothée Chalamet as Wonka, and More News

October 11, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 10/11/21: Nolan’s <em>Oppenheimer</em> Gets Lead, Timothée Chalamet as <em>Wonka</em>, and More News

Happy Columbus Day and/or Italian Heritage Day and/or Indigenous Peoples Day! Like many, I forgot it was a holiday today, but only because September has been so busy for me, it seems like Labor Day was just last week. It wasn’t a particularly busy weekend, though, with most of the news and trailers coming from... »

Review: Halloween Kills Slashes Most of the Fun Out of Michael Myers

October 9, 2021 | By
Review: <em>Halloween Kills</em> Slashes Most of the Fun Out of Michael Myers

Saying that a film is “not bad” but caveating that statement by noting that it’s the 12th entry in the franchise is not really a compliment. Unfortunately for Halloween Kills, the sequel to the 2018 franchise reboot by Director David Gordon Green, that statement is about as good as it’s going to get. Much like... »

End of Week Production Notes 10/8/21: Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Getting Disney+ Spinoff, Bobby Flay Splits from Food Network, and More News

October 8, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 10/8/21: Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Getting Disney+ Spinoff, Bobby Flay Splits from Food Network, and More News

We’re still waiting for any sort of progress report from the IATSE–AMPTP negotiations for a new Basic Agreement after two days of resumed talks. Make sure to check out Mark Williams‘ “Strike Alert” column every Tuesday for the latest updates. Right now, a strike might be at least temporarily averted, but both groups are in a... »