Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
FSU’s Seminole Productions Upgrades Camera Support with Cartoni Magnum

Seminole Productions, Florida State University's professional production group, has increased its complement of camera support gear through the purchase of three Cartoni Magnum fluid head systems from Manios Digital & Film. The production group plans to employ the systems in its coverage of...

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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
Director J.J. Stratford Challenged The Wrestling Patriarchy This Summer With FLOW: The “Future Ladies Of Wrestling”

A Director, multi-dimensional artist and technomancer, J.J. Stratford has built an astronomical portfolio of work exhibited, broadcast, and screened internationally and includes MoCA, Getty Museum, The Hammer Museum, The Palais De Tokyo Paris, and many more. Stratford established Telefantasy...

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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
MTI Film Restores Jim Henson’s "Time Piece," Critically Acclaimed Oscar-Nominated Classic

MTI Film recently completed a 4K restoration of Time Piece, a 1965 short film written, directed and starring the late Jim Henson. The story of a man’s desperate attempt to escape the passage of time, the short received an Academy Award nomination and is a testament to Henson’s...

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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
Acclaimed Writer-Director Jeff Nichols Releases Short Film for Lucero’s “Long Way Back Home”

Writer and director Jeff Nichols (SHOTGUN STORIES, TAKE SHELTER, MUD, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL and LOVING) announced today the release of his new short film “Long Way Back Home,” based on the eponymous track from Memphis band Lucero’s new album Among The Ghosts. The film stars two-time Oscar nominee...

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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
The "Airbnb of Camera Gear" Has Made LA and NY Filmmakers and Photographers Millions. Now it’s Available Nationwide.

ShareGrid, a marketplace that helps creatives safely rent out their equipment to other local creatives (think Airbnb for cameras), is live across the country beginning today.

For the past three years, ShareGrid has been a service available only to creatives in Los Angeles, NYC, and five...

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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018
Thinking Machine’s Docter Twins Celebrate the Joys of Feeling “Wonderfully Regular” with Havas London’s Campaign for Senokot Max

It’s not so easy for a commercial about constipation relief to bring a smile to one’s face, but that’s exactly what Thinking Machine’s Docter Twins have accomplished with their new campaign for Senokot Max out of Havas London.

Award-winning directors Matt and Jason Docter tackle one of...

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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018
The Bigger Picture & Director Michael Bernard Are "Well Storied" For Land Rover With Agency Spark44

The Bigger Picture and director Michael Bernard explore what drives people, both emotionally and literally, in the docu series "Land Rover: Well Storied" via agency Spark44. Traversing the country over a...

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Monday, Aug. 20, 2018
The Women Texas Film Festival Presented by Studio Movie Grill Announces Award Winners for 3rd edition of the Film Festival

On Sunday, August 19, the Women Texas Film Festival presented by Studio Movie Grill announced the award winners for the 3rd edition of the film festival during an awards brunch held at the AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria (5460 James Temple Drive). Laura Somers’s RICH KIDS took home the award for...

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Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
SIGGRAPH 2018 Celebrates "Generations" in Vancouver

SIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has concluded in Vancouver, BC, with over 16,500 attendees from around the world. The 45th SIGGRAPH...

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Monday, Aug. 27, 2018
SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify Network Television Code

Members of SAG-AFTRA voted to ratify the 2018 SAG-AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Television Code). The vote was 93 percent in favor of the new contract.

The ratification vote – via online voting and through requested paper ballots –...

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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
Television Academy Foundation Announces New Board of Directors Members
The Television Academy Foundation announced three new members to its board of directors: actor Benito Martinez (American Crime/How to Get Away with Murder), Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland and WME Partner Sean Perry.
 
“We are honored to welcome...
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Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
yU+co Sets An Unnerving Tone With Opening Title Sequence For Warner Bros. Feature "Bleach"

In the opening title sequence of “Bleach” (Warner Bros), as envisioned by the award-winning creative studio yU+co, something has gone horribly wrong. Cities are burning, fish are dying and the rush of...

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Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
Visual Effects Society Announces Special 2018 Honorees

Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced the 2018 inductees into the VES Hall of Fame, the newest Lifetime and Honorary members and this year’s recipient of the VES Founders Award. The names of this year’s VES Fellows will be...

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Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
2018 DGA Honors To Recognize Leadership in Film & Television Industry

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today announced that Director Ang Lee, Fox Searchlight Chairman Nancy Utley, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), SAG-AFTRA Senior Advisor John McGuire, and Costume Designer Ann Roth will be honored at the 2018 DGA Honors, to be held at the DGA Theater in New...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Society of Camera Operators Produces 'Sneaky Pete' Round Table

Recently Society of Camera Operators produced a roundtable discussion moderated by filmmaker and writer Charles Haine, featuring DP Will Rexer and the camera crew behind Amazon's Sneaky Pete. This 10-minute video...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
axle ai Announces Support For Oracle Front Porch DIVArchive

axle ai, the leader in bringing artificial intelligence to video workflows, announces the availability of a new software module connecting its systems to Oracle’s Front Porch DIVArchive, the most broadly deployed archive platform today.  The software provides archiving and restore capabilities...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Minted Content, Led By Lance O’Connor, John McGarty & Edina Sallay, Answers The Call for World-Class Productions

Industry powerhouse Lance O’Connor has launched Minted Content — the premiere production studio for exceptional content and high-end creative solutions. Supported by a pair of dynamic Executive Producers in John McGarty and Edina Sallay, O’Connor...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
SAG-AFTRA Revokes Status of First Illegitimate Employer of Performers

SAG-AFTRA announced today the union is revoking the signatory status of Executive Media Services (EMS), which was found to be an illegitimate employer.

“The decision to revoke EMS is part of SAG-AFTRA's ongoing investigation into several companies we believe have falsely represented...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Director Tim Damon Makes Summer Epic For Hyundai

Summertime means vacations and fun-filled getaways. That narrative highlights a pair of spots recently directed by Tim Damon for carmaker Hyundai and agency...

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Rising Sun Pictures Education: Russel Balugo Interview

Russel Balugo successfully completed The RSP / UniSA Graduate Certificate program in Dynamic Effects and Lighting earlier this year. A short time later, he accepted a position as a 3D generalist at Rotor Studios, a live action and production studio in Sydney that has produced award-winning work...

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