John Lindley

ICG’s John Lindley Won’t Seek Second Term as National President

John Lindley, the National President of the International Cinematographers Guild, has announced that he will not be seeking a second term atop the ICG. Lindley made the announcement at a recent National Executive Board meeting and repeated it in an email sent to guild members, adding that he was “confident that the next generation of leaders is ready to step up.” Lindley was elected President of the ICG (IATSE Local 600) […]

Thom Davis

Thom Davis to Step Down at Local 80 Following Alleged Cover-Up

Update 12/23: Following the publication of this article, Thom Davis reached out to Below the Line to contend that he was not “forced” to step down, as the original headline of this article suggested, but rather, he had long planned to step down on Dec. 31 as part of his “retirement plan.” The headline has been amended. Thom Davis is stepping down as the longtime business manager of IATSE Grips Local […]

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ICG Local 600 National Executive Board Votes to Support IATSE Strike Authorization

You might remember that on Friday, the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) had urged is members to vote “yes” on the upcoming IATSE strike authorization on Oct. 1 after the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers balked at responding to IATSE’s recent proposal for a Basic Agreement. Maybe you even watched the video to ICG members sharing information about the need for this strike authorization. It’s now become a little more official […]


Filmmaker U Talks Postproduction with Color Scientist Matthew Tomlinson

Join Filmmaker U tomorrow as they talk with Color Scientist Matthew Tomlinson about what his role is during postproduction process and where he finds inspiration outside of his work that assists him on projects. With over 25 years of experience, Tomlinson is currently the Color Scientist at Harbor where he services projects by ensuring color consistency from pre-production through final color, as well as creative look development. Matthew Tomlinson’s most […]

Kevin Tent, ACE

Oscar-Nominated Editor Kevin Tent, ACE, Joins MEWshop as Next Artist in Residence

The Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop) has announced that its upcoming Artist in Residence for the March 1st installment of the Online Six Week Intensive Workshop will be Oscar-nominated editor of Kevin Tent, ACE. Tent is best known for being Alexander Payne’s go-to film editor on films such as Nebraska, The Descendants, Sideways, and Election. Tent has also directed and co-directed three films, and has recently been elected as President of […]


LAPPG January Meeting with Director Maxim Jago

For the Los Angeles Post-Production Group‘s (LAPPG) January meeting, you can join the Director of The Creativity Conference, Maxim Jago, for a deep dive into best practices and far-reaching insights to help you keep the spark alive and maintain your creative flow. After exploring diverse approaches to the creative process with guidance from world-class creatives, Maxim will share practical advice and actionable steps you can take to find inspiration and […]


Dolly Grip Q&A With John Mang & Mitch Dublin, SOC

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) joins Dolly Grippery, a motion picture camera platform for professionals in the industry, in hosting the fourth Dolly Grip Q&A on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 1pm PST via Zoom. This session will feature veteran camera operator Mitch Dublin, SOC and Dolly Grip John Mang. Also, Darryl Humber will once again be moderating the Q&A this week. For more information or registration, please visit

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Costume Design

UCLA TFT: 10th Annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel

Brian Kite, Interim Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), one of the most prominent academic institutions for entertainment and performing arts education, and Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Ph.D., founding director of the UCLA TFT David C. Copley Center for Costume Design, have announced the 10th annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel, in partnership with Swarovski. Sketch to Screen is a celebration of costume […]


Hollywood SMPTE: The Irishman

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE will present The Irishman this Thursday, January 16th, 2020, at the historic Hollywood American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood to learn more about the innovative technologies and workflows deployed to create such stunning visuals for film, now with 10 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Editing and visual effects. Faced with the challenge of de-aging the actors for a period spanning 30 years throughout this non-linear […]

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Discounted Early Registration Ends April 15th: The PGA Celebrates 10th Anniversary of The Produced By Conference June 9th-10th

The 10th annual Produced By Conference is set for Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 and will take place at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. Every year, the Produced By Conference features an incredible collection of speakers. This year, we look forward to hosting Bruce Miller, Elisabeth Moss and Warren Littlefield, the creative team behind The Handmaid’s Tale, TV creator Marta Kauffman (Grace & Frankie, Seeing Allred); pioneering […]