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American Society of Cinematographers Re-elects President Stephen Lighthill

Tue, 06/01/2021 - 11:57 -- Nick Dager

The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has voted on the organization’s 2021-2022 officers and Stephen Lighthill has been re-elected president. He will serve his next one-year term alongside vice presidents Amy Vincent, Steven Fierberg and John Simmons; treasurer Steven Poster; secretary Gregg Heschong; and sergeant-at-arms Jim Denault.

HPA Launches HPA ALL to Foster Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 10:18 -- Nick Dager

Hollywood Professional Association has announced the launch of HPA ALL, a foundational new program that will drive HPA-led initiatives for outreach, education, and networking focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion within the industry. Under the leadership of ALL co-chairs and HPA board members Kari Grubin and Renard Jenkins, HPA ALL is designed to highlight career pathways and create opportunities for contributions by and visibility for underrepresented groups, which in turn, strengthens the media & entertainment community.

Filmmaker Fights Racism Against Asians with PSA Campaign

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 10:49 -- Nick Dager

Director, writer, producer James Hu has created the Silent No More Project to bring attention to the ever-increasing hate crimes on Asians since the previous administration’s leaders used racists words to describe the COVID pandemic. The reckless and casual use of these dangerous words in their rhetoric has garnered a direct correlation to incite people to blame Asians and take verbal and physical attacks on Asians.

PNYA Applauds Extension of NY Production, Post Credit

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 12:57 -- Nick Dager

The Post New York Alliance applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature for their recent agreement to extend The Empire State Film Production Credit and Post-Production Credit through 2026. In including an extension of this essential credit program in the state’s new budget, lawmakers have recognized the vital importance of film and television production and post-production to job creation, tax revenue and the state’s broader economy.

AI Tech Company DGene Opens L.A. Office

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 09:00 -- Nick Dager

DGene, a Silicon Valley and Shanghai-based developer of artificial intelligence technology, has launched operations in Los Angeles. The company is creating software and services that it says can leverage artificial intelligence and computer vision for entertainment content creation. According to the company, DGene offers proprietary solutions for virtual production, visual effects, digital restoration, volumetric and holographic capture, and the creation of virtual actors and digital influencers

Space Games Equal Space Challenge Opens

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 08:50 -- Nick Dager

The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance is partnering with the Space Games Federation, one of its member organizations, to promote the International Space Station for the Nobel Peace Prize. The EIPMA and SGF have created the Space Games Equal Space Challenge in which aspiring entertainment industry professionals can compete to create a public service announcement to foster public support for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the ISS.

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