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SMPTE Journal Honored by Technical Group

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:34 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers’ SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal has earned a Distinction Award from the New York Metro, Philadelphia Metro, Atlanta, and Rochester Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication. By receiving this honor in the STC regional competition, in which entries are judged on technical content, achievement of purpose, and technical execution, the Journal advances to the STC International Summit Awards competition.

AFI Statement on Asghar Farhadi

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:31 -- Nick Dager

The American Film Institute released a statement today regarding award-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who will not attend this year’s Academy Award ceremonies because of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning Iranians from entering the country. Farhadi, who received a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for A Separation, is nominated again in the same category this year.

Pushing the Boundaries

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 11:27 -- Nick Dager

Event cinema has come a long way since its earliest days more than a decade ago. The challenge now is to push the boundaries of event cinema to find new content, new concepts that can attract and sustain even larger audiences. To that end, the Event Cinema Association’s annual day-long ECA Conference & Awards session will be held in London this Friday February 3 at the QE11 Centre in central London, near Parliament Square in Westminster. The conference, now in its fourth year is the only event of its kind in the world. To learn more about the association, the conference and the event cinema business in general I spoke with Melissa Cogavin, the ECA’s managing director.

MPSE Announces 2017 Golden Reel Nominees

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 15:10 -- Nick Dager

The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announced nominees for the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions. The 2017 MPSE Filmmaker Award winner is Guillermo del Toro. This year’s MPSE Career Achievement Award goes to Harry Cohen.

Matz to Chair SMPTE Cinematography Standards Group

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 11:37 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced final approval of its nomination of Andy Maltz as 2018-2020 chair of ISO/TC 36, the International Organization for Standardization group dedicated to cinematography. Maltz, who is managing director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technology Council, will serve as chair-elect in 2017 as SMPTE member Julian Pinn, the current chair, serves out his term after nine years in the ro

MPSE to Honor Guillermo del Toro

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 14:34 -- Nick Dager

The Motion Picture Sound Editors will honor Guillermo del Toro with its annual Filmmaker Award. The acclaimed director of such films as Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), Crimson Peak (2015) and the forthcoming The Shape of Water is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 19 in Los Angeles.

Kirschner Awarded NYWIFT Grant for Mallwalkers

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 14:28 -- Nick Dager

New York Women in Film & Television has awarded its $7,500 Ravenal Foundation Grant to Debra Kirschner for Mallwalkers. Kirschner also wrote the script. The film follows a retired music teacher – a recent widow and a lifelong goody-goody – who is coaxed by her daughter to take daily walks in the local mall. There she connects with a wild posse of seniors who suspect foul play at the mall, and she becomes determined to put a stop to it.

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