Netflix: BoJack Horseman Animators Push for Union Wages

Netflix has an estimated fifty series of animated shows in production, or on the platform, that are now unionized with The Animation Guild (TAG), also known as IATSE Local 839. One high-profile show’s crew is not receiving union benefits: BoJack Horseman, which is going into its sixth season and features the voice talents of Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris and Alison Brie. According to an article in The Hollywood Reporter, Animation […]


SAG-AFTRA: Matthew Modine Running for President

On Monday, Matthew Modine announced his candidacy for SAG-AFTRA president. Modine is a member of the MembershipFirst (MF) party, a group that controlled the union in the mid-2000s before Unite for Strength (UFS) took over in 2008. UFS’s Gabrielle Carteris has been president of SAG-AFTRA since 2016, and has not yet made an announcement on whether or not she will run again. MembershipFirst has 15 members on SAG-AFTRA’s approximately 80-member […]


ARRI Rental: US East and West Coast

ARRI Rental has announced that after five years of serving the film community in Atlanta, GA, they have decided to discontinue its services locally effective June 2019. ARRI has agreed on a strategic shift and will now concentrate its rental services in the US on the East and West Coast. ARRI Rental in Secaucus will remain the main headquarters for all rental services in North America. Brooklyn Haus in New […]


FotoKem: Universal and Legendary Pictures Little

FotoKem’s Atlanta and Burbank facilities have supported the production of Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Little from digital dailies through finishing with a full ACES finish for the fantasy comedy. Principal photography for Little took place last summer in the Atlanta area. From blockbuster producer Will Packer (Girls Trip, Night School, the Ride Along franchise) and director and co-writer Tina Gordon (Peeples, Drumline), Little tells the story of a tech […]


CinemaStreet Screenplay Contest

CinemaStreet Pictures, LLC is inviting women screenwriters to submit short dramatic script of any genre (20 minutes and under) for production consideration in the Women’s Short Screenplay Competition. The winning screen writer will receive $1,000 for a two-year option from CinemaStreet for the right to produce the script. The deadline for submitting scripts is June 30, 2019. The contest is sponsored by CinemaStreet, Dana Offenbach, owner, and managed by Terry […]

Art Direction

ADG Film Society Presents Mary Poppins

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Film Society’s 2019 Screening Series will launch with the original Oscar-winning Disney film Mary Poppins (1964) on Sunday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre. The program will celebrate the visual professionals behind the scenes by sharing untold stories and a different perspective of the film, its artisans, and their legacy. The annual 2019 Screening Series “Production Design: Designers On […]


Entertainment Industry Non-Profit Mentoring Program

A coalition of leading trade and professional groups have formed a non-profit organization to provide mentoring services to young people seeking behind-the-scenes careers in the media and entertainment industry. The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIMPA) seeks to help the industry’s next generation of talent by offering guidance to high school and college students, military veterans and others seeking to launch their careers, as well as hosting job fairs, panel […]


SMPTE Hollywood: April Meeting

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE will be focusing on cybersecurity at its monthly meeting set for Thursday, April 25th, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles. With the large number of third-party vendors responsible for creating and housing pre-release content, there is a need for a consistent set of security standards and an effective means of assessing facilities, processes, and workflows. The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) […]


Production Alert: Leo Carrillo Closed

The California Film Commission has announced that the Leo Carrillo State Park is temporarily closed due to extensive scheduled maintenance work. The Park will be closed to filming from April 25th to May 25, 2019. For any questions or concerns please contact Melony Light at the State Park Film Office – 818-880-0358


HIVE: Wasp 100-C

HIVE Lighting has unveiled a new environmentally-friendly lighting product: the Wasp 100-C. This new LED lighting product has infinite color combinations, white light controls, a 180 degree spread and is compatible with accessories to modify the lighting for different on screen talent, subjects and locations.           The Wasp 100-C also includes Omni-Color LED, 75W draw, 400-750W incandescent equivalent, 360 degree hue control, as well as manual, […]