Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
SMPTE's Latest IMF Plugfest Makes Significant Progress Toward Interoperability

SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) plugfest, held Oct. 18-19 in Hollywood, California, marked...

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Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
FIAF Announces 2019 Animation First Festival

Celebrating France’s rich tradition as a pioneer of animation, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) announces the 2019 Animation First festival. Building on its wildly successful inaugural year, the second edition of Animation First showcases the vast history, enduring...

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Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
Alkemy X’s Brittany George Honored with Cablefax "People to Watch" Award

Alkemy X Director of TV and Digital Content Brittany George was among the honorees at Cablefax Magazine’s 2018 People to Watch Awards, recognizing “Overachievers Under 30” in the broadcast television industry. George was recognized for her contributions to Alkemy X’s Originals division, which...

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Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
PGA Foundation Receives $2 Million CBS Grant for Its “Independent Production Safety Initiative,” a Landmark Program To Combat Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced that its charitable arm, the Producers Guild of America Foundation 501(c)(3), has received a grant of $2 million from CBS in support of its landmark new program, the “Independent Production Safety Initiative,” which will provide free anti-sexual...

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Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
BY THE COAST Sees “Ghost” In Haunting New Video Directed by Andrew Ryan Shepherd

Otherworldly longing permeates the new video “Ghost” directed by Lucky 21's Andrew Ryan Shepherd for BY THE COAST. The video introduces BY THE COAST’s inaugural track, which debuted on...

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Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
ADC 98th Annual Awards Announces Jury Chairs For 10 Disciplines

A gender-balanced group of top creative leaders have been named to serve as jury chairs for 10 disciplines of the ADC 98th Annual Awards, one of the world’s longest-running and most prestigious global competitions celebrating excellence in...

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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Audiomotion Uses Vicon’s Mocap to Create an Ice-Free Skating Rink for ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’

In Walt Disney Pictures’ latest holiday blockbuster, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, filmmakers create a stunningly beautiful and romanticized version of Victorian London, complete with 19th-century families celebrating the holiday season. One scene of Christmas revelry includes...

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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Telestream Opens New East Coast Headquarters

Telestream, a leading provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, announced the opening of its new East Coast Headquarters in Westwood, Massachusetts. Located at 247 Station Drive, the 22,000 square...

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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Producers Tim Headington And Theresa Steele Page Join Forces To Launch Production & Financing Company Ley Line Entertainment

Producers Tim Headington and Theresa Steele Page have teamed up to open Ley Line Entertainment, a content development, production, and financing company with projects spanning film, television, stage, and music.

Over the years, the duo has been involved in all facets of the entertainment...

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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Creative Representation Firm Numodo Expands Client Base, Broadens Reach

As the creative services industry changes, so too are the companies charged with developing their business opportunities. Recognizing these two emerging trends, Numodo, the six-year-old creative representation firm led by production and business development...

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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
9 Scientific and Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that nine scientific and technical achievements represented by 27 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Beverly Wilshire in

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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Mode Project Teams Up With Laughlin Constable For Acuity Insurance

A series of videos created by Chicago design and animation studio Mode Project uses humor to connect Acuity Insurance with its customers. The results are drawing smiles from audiences—and the client—with more than a million views on the web. “Acuity Insurance was looking for a fresh way to share...

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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Prime Focus Technologies Appoints Anjani B Kuumar as President, Aims at Strategic Growth

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, today announced that Anjani B Kuumar has joined the organization as President. Mr. Kuumar has over 23 years of experience in business, HR and media operations. In his new role, he will help further PFT’s growth initiatives, with...

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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Nominations Announced for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Nominees for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2018, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were...

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Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Announces Its Award Winners and Top Ten Films of 2018

Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” was named the year’s Best Film today by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the world’s largest group of black film critics comprised of leading film critics from across the country.  The groundbreaking blockbuster also won Best Director (Ryan...

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Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
SAG-AFTRA Shuts Down Illegitimate Employer

SAG-AFTRA announced that it has shut down Executive Media Services Inc. ​(EMS) as part of its continuing efforts to crack down on “signatory service” companies to the Commercials Contracts that masquerade as the employers of talent.  

Earlier this year, SAG-AFTRA launched an investigation...

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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Amazon Prime Video Picks Up Season Three of Prime Original Series 'Goliath'

Amazon Prime Video announced it has picked up a third season of its popular original series Goliath, starring Golden Globe®-winner Billy Bob Thornton, to launch in 2019. A premiere date will be announced at a later time.

Joining Thornton for Season Three is an all-star...

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Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
Art Directors Guild to Induct Legendary Production Designers Anthony Masters and Ben Carré Into the Hall of Fame

British Production Designer Anthony (Tony) Masters, nominated for an Academy Award® for the film "2001: A Space Odyssey," and Pioneer Production Designer Ben Carré, best known for his work onthe 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera and The Wizard of Oz, will be inducted...

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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
2019 Writers Guild Awards: Television, New Media, News, Radio/Audio, and Promotional Writing Nominations Announced

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018. Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday,...

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Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
DGA Announces Special Award Winners for 71st Annual DGA Awards

Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme announced the recipients of two special DGA Awards recognizing extraordinary contribution to the Guild: UPM Kathleen McGill and Associate Director Mimi (Marian) Deaton will be honored at the 71st Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 2, 2019...

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