Friday, Sep. 18, 2020
AI Chatbot Cancels Internet Troll: A Meta Cautionary Tale

 Every computer user’s worst nightmare is the skeletons on their hard drive coming to light. So what happens when a sentient customer service chatbot gains control of an internet troll’s computer? 

Directors Saman Kesh and Justin Daashuur Hopkins teamed up during lockdown to create a...

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Friday, Sep. 18, 2020
IPV Announces MAM:Explained Monthly Workflow Webinars

IPV, experts in intelligent video content management for more than 20 years, today announced its new educational webinar series, MAM:Explained, which will debut on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 11am ET, with an encore at 1pm ET. Hosted the first Thursday of each...

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Thursday, Sep. 17, 2020
SYFY and Black Spot Thresher ConquerTthe Con Amidst Covid

In mid-April, San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) announced that its 50-year-old convention was cancelled.  The Con was pushed to next year, and no one was quite sure what (if anything) would be happening with the fan-focused extravaganza.  Then, in early June, organizers announced that they would be...

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Thursday, Sep. 17, 2020
Meet The Creatives Behind The Campaign For NASA's SpaceX #LaunchAmerica Mission

Space exploration has always evoked a sense of wonder in us and will continue to do so, as NASA looks to the future, expanding its mark in space. From the first manned Mercury flight in 1961, to the Moon landing in 1969, up until 2011’s final Space Shuttle mission - audiences watched in awe and...

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Thursday, Sep. 17, 2020
Aggressive Unveils Realtime SetMapping, Taps the Technique for Amazon’s “Inside The Boys” Promo Package

Projection mapping, LED-driven visuals and elements of Augmented Reality and Extended Reality are integral parts of the toolbox of Aggressive (www.aggressive.tv), the New York production and design studio. So it’s no surprise that when...

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Thursday, Sep. 17, 2020
An Open Letter To The Advertising Community From Sound Lounge's Tom Jucarone

Dear Advertising Friends, Here I am sitting at my dining room table in my Upper East Side apartment with all my gear, and my notorious Zoom beach/palm tree background. This is where the mixing magic has been happening lately. I’m so thankful technology is where it’s at in 2020 because I still...

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Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020
Red Productions' Andrew Disney and Sam Parnell Lead Texas Rangers To Victory

What planet are the Houston Astros really playing for? If Seattle’s team is composed of Mariners, why do they have a Moose for a mascot? What trickery do the Angels employ to at once be from Los Angeles and Anaheim? And what have the Oakland A’s got against the rest of the alphabet?? These are...

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Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020
Picture North Unleashes Epic African Adventure

Picture North has released a new film for Kenya-based safari and helicopter adventure company, Ol Malo. The lodge is located north of Nairobi and has unprecedented access...

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Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020
Academy Reveals 2020 Student Academy Award Winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 18 students as winners of the 47th Student Academy Awards® competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,474 entries from 207...

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Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020
SMPTE Hollywood To Host National Hot Rod Association’s Rob Hedrick In "Meet an Industry Innovator" Webinar

The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), will reveal how the National Hot Rod Association restored live coverage of drag racing’s biggest events—safely and securely—in the first of its new “Meet an Industry Innovator”...

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Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020
Caruso Company’s Doug Walker Tells Real-Life Stories of Frontline Workers In Heartfelt Campaign For OXIGEN

Caruso Company director Doug Walker captured moving portraits for five “essential” workers for a new media campaign on behalf of Stephen Curry’s OXIGEN Water. Conceived by Erich & Kallman, the short...

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Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020
Toyotas Transform The World In Vibrant Spot From CCOM Group and Wondersmith For Southeast Toyota Distributors

In its latest bold campaign for Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, the team at full-service marketing communications agency CCOM Group recently launched Toyota "Crafty," a colorful :30 spot appearing across all media for Hispanic audiences throughout the region. Joe Murray and Thom Blackburn at...

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Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020
Post New York Alliance (PNYA) To Host Top NYC Colorists In Next “Post Break” Webinar

Two of New York’s most talented young colorists will share their insights on working with Rec.709 workflows in the next edition of Post Break, the weekly webinar series from Post New York Alliance (PNYA). Lucie Barbier-Dearnley, senior colorist at Sim New York and Sean Dunckley of Light...

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Monday, Sep. 14, 2020
Filmotechnic Leads Industry In Safe Production Protocols

Filmotechnic USA, the industry’s largest provider of high performance camera car systems to the entertainment industry, has stayed busy through most of the Covid-19 pandemic through its adherence to strict, safe production protocols, ensuring safe-as-humanly-possible shoots.

“We’ve been...

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Monday, Sep. 14, 2020
SHINDIG Creates Hip Hop Tracks for #gotmilk’s Newly Revitalized Digital & Broadcast Campaign

The talented team at music, sound design and mix studio SHINDIG are responsible for the soundtrack to the newly revitalized and instantly-gone-viral got milk? campaign.  ...

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Monday, Sep. 14, 2020
Leviathan Attracts Rising Production/VFX Talents Mike Pullan and Alexie Kozol

The principals of specialized creative agency Leviathan are very proud to announce the addition of Senior Producer Mike Pullan and Project Coordinator Alexie Kozol. The full-time staff additions were confirmed by Leviathan's Executive Producer Luvy Delgado.

Pullan joins Leviathan from the...

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Monday, Sep. 14, 2020
Cory Davis Returns To Design-Driven Production Company Sarofsky as VFX and Finishing Supervisor

Continuing its growth and its investments into excellence, design-driven production company Sarofsky is proud to announce the return of Cory Davis to its full-time staff. According to company Principal and Executive Creative Director Erin Sarofsky and Executive Producer Steven Anderson, Cory's...

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Monday, Sep. 14, 2020
RSP Education, UniSA and We Made a Thing Studios Partner in New Student Filmmaking Project

Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) is teaming with University of South Australia (UniSA) and We Made a Thing Studios to provide film and television students with practical, hands-on experience in entertainment media production—and an opportunity to see their work on the big screen at next month’s...

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Monday, Sep. 14, 2020
AICP Equity & Inclusion Committee Launches, Sets Agenda

AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee, launched as part of the association’s Commitment to Drive Change initiative, has announced its roster of members and established its working agenda as it moves to help the...

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Monday, Sep. 14, 2020
Voyager Director Charles Frank’s Debut Feature “Somewhere With No Bridges” Wins Audience Award at Salem Film Fest

Brooklyn-based production company Voyager is delighted to announce that director and co-founder Charles Frank’s first documentary feature Somewhere With No Bridges was honored with the Audience Award at the 2020 Salem Film Fest following its world premiere there.

Somewhere...

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