Wim Buyens, senior vice president and general manager of Barco’s Entertainment division, has been appointed as chairman of the executive committee and board of governors of the Advanced Imaging Society. Buyens joined the society in 2014 and has been serving as vice-chairman since 2015.
The Association of Film Commissioners today announced the appointment of new officers to its 2017 Board of Directors. They include:
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.
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.
The Event Cinema Association’s annual ECA Conference & Awards will be held in London on 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.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced publication of The Honor Roll and Honorary Members of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, a limited-edition book showcasing the industry leaders and innovators who have contributed their talents to SMPTE over the past 10 decades. The Society is also accepting preorders for Magic & Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Image Science & Technology, a richly illustrated and meticulously crafted history of the Society and its groundbreaking work over the past century. Both books celebrate the Society's Centennial.
The November meeting of the Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will focus on cybersecurity. The event, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services and Verizon Digital Media Services, will be held November 15.
The American Society of Cinematographers has announced the honorees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Edward Lachman, ASC; Ron Garcia, ASC; Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC; and Nancy Schreiber, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the organization’s awards gala on February 4, 2017, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lachman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Garcia will be bestowed with the Career Achievement in Television Award. Rousselot earns the International Award, and Schreiber will take home the Presidents Award.
Victoria Alonso, executive vice president of physical production for Marvel Studios, will appear in a featured conversation at the annual Women in Technology luncheon on 24 October, presented by Hollywood Professional Association Women in Post and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced that the new officers and governors for the 2017-2018 term. Matthew Goldman, senior vice president of technology, TV and media at Ericsson, will take office as the new SMPTE president on January 1, 2017.