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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
Academy Presents New Theatrical Screening Program:

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, led by its Future of Film Committee, will present “Oscars® Spotlight: Documentary Feature Shortlist,” a new program showcasing the 15 shortlisted documentary feature films in contention for the 91st Oscars.  The films will screen

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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Union’s Marco Perez Brings Award-winning 'Lovebirds' Together for Martin Garde Abildgaard

When partner/editor Marco Perez of bicoastal Union Editorial read the script for his latest project, Lovebirds, the humor leapt out at him...

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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Rising Sun Pictures Expects 2019 To Be A Big Year For VFX Education

As 2018 comes to a close, Rising Sun Pictures Education can look back on a year that saw its program grow, its partnership with the University of South Australia deepen and a record number of its graduates find meaningful employment in a booming visual effects industry. The only visual effects...

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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Rodeo Show’s Mccoy | Meyer Find The Perfect Fit For The ‘Average’ Business Bear For MTailor

Venice Beach-based production company Rodeo Show directing duo Mccoy|Meyer help an “8-foot, 600 lb” bear find perfect fitted custom clothes for the fashion technology startup, MTailor,...

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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Reach Agency Named One Of The “Best Entrepreneurial Companies In America” By Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Entrepreneur360 List

Reach Agency, a first-mover social video and content maker, was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360TM List, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America....

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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
The 9th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards Announce the Nominees For Best U.S. Latino Film:

Cinema Tropical, the non-profit media arts organization and leading presenter of Latin American cinema in the United States, announces the nominees competing for Best U.S. Latino Film of the year in the 9th annual edition of the Cinema Tropical Awards. 
 
Those nominated are the...

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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Jonathan Nolan Recipient of VES Visionary Award

Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named acclaimed writer-director-producer Jonathan Nolan as the next recipient of the VES Visionary Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment.  The award will be...

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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Creative Expansion For Specialized Creative Agency Leviathan Includes Addition of Cody Tilson, Promotion of Kyle Shoup, and More

As a final order of business for this stellar year, specialized creative agency Leviathan's Chief Executive Officer Chad Hutson and Chief Creative Officer Jason White are honored to announce the addition of Creative Director Cody Tilson, and the promotion of Executive Creative Director Kyle...

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Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018
How The “Home that Runs on Dunkin’” Got Its Jolt by ELEMENT Productions

This summer, production and post company ELEMENT brought the famed Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee adage “America Runs on Dunkin” to life for America's most-loved on-the-go coffee beverages brand: a transportable tiny home sustained by Dunkin’ coffee-created biofuel. Hence...

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Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018
347 Feature Films In Contention For 2018 Best Picture Oscar

Three hundred forty-seven feature films are eligible for the 2018 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

To be eligible for 91st Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los

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Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018
Study: TV at a Crossroads 

Linear TV, inclusive of real time and catch up viewing, remains by far the top medium for global display advertising spend, attracting over $140bn ad investment in 2018 - more than double mobile internet in second place on $58bn.

Linear TV's core strength is reach, and whilst daily...

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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Television Academy Foundation Announces 2019-2020 Term Board Officers
The Television Academy Foundation today announced its newly elected board officers who will serve two-year terms beginning January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020.
 
Officers re-elected to serve second two-year terms are: Foundation Chair Madeline Di Nonno, chief...
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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
91ST Oscars Shortlists in Nine Categories Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars® in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song),

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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
Audience Demand For Netflix Originals On Track To Overtake That For Its Licensed Titles In 2019

New research by Parrot Analytics and Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence, shows support for one of Netflix’s most important strategic goals: To have 50% of its content be comprised of Netflix originals. According to the report, which leverages Parrot Analytics...

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Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Television Academy Rules Changes For 2019 Primetime Emmy Competition
The Television Academy has confirmed 2019 rules changes for the 71st Primetime Emmy® Awards competition that include new and restructured awards categories. The 71st Emmy Awards are scheduled to air Sunday, September 22, 2019, live on FOX (8:00 - 11:00 PM ET /...
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