Entertainment payroll company Indiepay officially unveiled its rebrand today as GreenSlate with the launch of enhanced entertainment payroll and accounting software. Now, GreenSlate users have all-digital employee start-work capabilities, digital/mobile timecards, online purchase order management, and prepaid cards to replace petty cash.
The Ymagis Group has named Anne Feret vice president, Europe, for Éclair’s post-production division. For the past eight years, Feret has been the international sales administrator and vice-president of the cinema arm of Zodiak Rights/ Banijay Rights.
CinemaStock has launched a platform offering low-cost subscription-based HD and 5K-footage for independent filmmakers, YouTube video producers, music video producers and video marketers. The footage was filmed at a Las Vegas film studio led by producers David Marcus and Brandon Klock during a three-year period.
An estimated 991 million cinema tickets were sold in the 28 European Union member states in 2016. This is 13.3 million more than in 2015 and marks the highest level registered in the EU since 2004. Cumulative gross box office revenues measured in euros, however, declined slightly by 2.3 percent from 2015’s record high but remained above the €7 billion level for the second consecutive year amounting to an estimated €7.04 billion.
Christie has named industry veteran Brian Claypool as vice president, product management global cinema. He will report to Jennifer Smith, Christie’s executive vice president, global market solutions and engineering, and be based in Cypress, California.
The local sections of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced the results of its 2017 section elections.
Industry veterans Alex Blum and his partner, Andrea Ruskin, have launched Blum Consulting Partners, a production consulting firm created to provide brands, agencies and their creative partners with the depth of expertise and nuanced understanding of production needed to navigate the changing landscape of the advertising industry.
The Big Sky Film Institute has launched the Native Filmmaker Initiative to bring more Indigenous stories to Missoula, Montana and engage the Native Filmmaking community across the Northwest. The initiative includes a Native Filmmakers Fellowship program, an Educational Outreach arm and special programming of Indigenous films at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
National CineMedia has named Lawrence Snapp to the new role of senior vice president of corporate development and chief digital officer. A Microsoft and digital transformation veteran, Snapp joined NCM in September as senior vice president of corporate development and will lead NCM’s newly formed digital products team focused on delivering innovative consumer experiences and new ways for brands to connect with movie audiences as chief digital officer.
A new set of materials from Orson Welles’ daughter will make the University of Michigan Library's Orson Welles collection the world's most comprehensive resource for Welles scholars and fans. The daughter of the renowned filmmaker and Italian actress Paola Mori, Beatrice Welles had a particularly extraordinary childhood. She was brought up jet setting to different countries, playing on various film sets, interacting mostly with adults (her parents and their friends), and falling asleep to the rhythmic sounds of her father working on his typewriter late into every night.