Monday, February 27, 2017

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Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners Announced

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival,

handed out honors to Moonlight, The Witch, Other People, Manchester by the Sea, Elle and Hell or High Water at this afternoon’s 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards...

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Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
STORY’s John Komnenich Directs Mayhem (Dean Winters) in  Spot for Allstate

STORY’s John Komnenich recently directed Allstate chairman and CEO Tom Wilson and actor Dean Winters in a 30-second TV spot produced for Leo Burnett.  In the ad, Wilson has trouble reading his lines due to a prankster holding his cue cards.  He contorts his body to make out the words on the...

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Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
MTI Film Expands Hollywood Facility To Support HDR

MTI Film has completed a major expansion of its Hollywood facility designed to accommodate growing demand for post-production services and support for HDR content. The expansion includes the addition of two new color grading suites and an editorial finishing suite, all HDR capable. The company...

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Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
"Deadpool" and "This Is Us" Publicity Campaigns Wins Top Honors at The 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists today announced winners of its ...
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Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
SMPTE Hollywood Section To Explore Laser Projection at February Meeting

The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology; today announced that its February meeting, scheduled for Monday the 27th,...

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Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
Technicolor PostWorks’ Sam Daley Replicates Black & White Look for Horror Tale “The Eyes of My Mother”

Writer-Director Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature, The Eyes of My Mother, which was finished  at Technicolor PostWorks New York, is a beautifully calibrated horror story of a young woman scarred by childhood tragedy. The film is packed with heart-pounding moments, made all the more chilling...

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Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
2017 Superlounge Diversity Award Winner Announced

A Superlounge Diversity Award winner has been announced for 2017: LA-based production company Superlounge will send Jody Lauren Miller to...

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Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
CinemaStreet Pictures’ Dana Offenbach Directs PSA Commemorating Women’s March on Washington

On February 21st -- the one month anniversary of the date when millions of Americans took to the streets to voice their concern about policies of discrimination and division -- an inspirational public service announcement marking the Women’s March on Washington went live on the organization’s...

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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
AMP Awards Announces 2017 Curatorial Committee, Extends Entry Deadline

AMP Awards has announced the members of its 2017 Curatorial Committee, which will be led by AMP Awards Chair Susan Credle, Global Chief Creative Officer of FCB. The panel, which will meet in New York in late April to review all category finalists and choose the competition’s coveted Best in Show...

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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
Colorist Bryan McMahan Joins Roundabout Entertainment

Veteran Digital Colorist Bryan McMahan has joined Roundabout Entertainment. A frequent collaborator of Terrence Malick, McMahan has colored six films for the director dating back to the 2005 release The New World and including Weightless, slated for release next year. He has...

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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Hulu Teams With J.J. Abrams, Stephen King And Warner Bros. Television For New Hulu Original Series Castle Rock, Set In The Stephen King Universe

Hulu is taking viewers into the chilling world of acclaimed, best-selling author Stephen King in the new Hulu Original drama series Castle Rock, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Television and executive producers/writers Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason. Hulu has...

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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Chicago-Based Editor Nate Pence Joins TwoPoint0; Company Expands Unique Model to the Midwest

Editor Nate Pence, based in Chicago, has joined TwoPoint0. Co-Founders Wendy Rosen and Anthony Marinelli welcomed Pence to the company’s eclectic roster of talent, and expand TwoPoint0’s unique model to the Midwest.

“Anthony and I are excited to expand TwoPoint0’s roster to Chicago!” says...

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Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
"La La Land," "Nocturnal Animals,"  'Star Trek Beyond' and 'Suicide Squad'  Among Feature Film Winners at the  2017 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) tonight announced winners of its Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards in 23 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. Winners...

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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Hula Post Launches All-in-One Virtual Reality Workstation

Hula Post, a leading supplier of post-production technology and support for motion pictures and television, has developed an all-in-one workstation for virtual reality content creation. The workstation features best-in-class solutions for...

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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Lessons Learned From The Success of "The Jungle Book"

With the success of director Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book (having been reaffirmed with major industry awards from the British Academy BAFTA Awards, the Visual Effects Society, and the Annie Awards) certain forward-looking lessons can be gleaned from the unique filmmaking methodologies...

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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Animation Studio Calabash And Director Steve “Spaz” Williams Reteam For New StarKist Campaign

Reuniting with acclaimed live action director Steve “Spaz” Williams and food and beverage branding specialist quench, Harrisburg, PA, award-winning animation studio Calabash once again took a creative deep-dive...

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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Nominations Announced For The  4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards 

Nominees for the Location Managers Guild International's (LMGI) 4th Annual Awards were announced today by LMGI president Eric Klosterman. The awards honor productions in feature films, television programs and commercials from around the...

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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Xytech and Phoenix7 Forge Technology Collaboration

Xytech, creator of the industry-defining facility management platform MediaPulse, has announced a technology collaboration with Phoenix7, creator of Zeus, the industry’s leading channel management system. This integration allows a channel schedule to automatically create jobs, schedules and...

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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Filmmaking Team South District Joins Wild Plum

Award-winning directing team South District has joined LA-based Wild Plum for commercial representation.  The team’s distinct documentary aesthetic with unparalleled storytelling makes them one of the most exciting creative forces in the documentary and ad world today.

After years of...

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Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2017 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories at...

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