Noted cinematographer Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, will be a featured keynote speaker at the Hollywood Producers Association’s annual Tech Retreat, which is being held March 15-24. Walker, whose recent work includes Mulan (2020) and Hidden Figures (2016), is a respected artist who has been working throughout the pandemic and will share her experiences and insights. The event features live and recorded content, live Q&A’s, interactive roundtables, and networking opportunities, all presented in HPA’s new Engage portal.
MetaMedia today announced the promotion of Frank Bryant to chief operating officer. Reporting directly to MetaMedia CE Jason Brenek, Bryant will help focus the organization on the execution of operational and strategic plans and oversee functions related to the acquisition and delivery of content from studios and other suppliers, deployment and logistics, project management, marketing, legal and corporate strategy.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors association has announced the nominees in the 68th Annual 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, computer entertainment, and student productions.
The winners of the 2020 American Society of Cinematographers Student Heritage Awards were named Saturday night during a virtual presentation. Three student filmmakers were chosen for demonstrating exceptional cinematography skills in their submitted work.
The American Society of Cinematographers will present writer-producer-director Sofia Coppola with the organization’s Board of Governors Award during the 35th Annual ASC Awards on April 18, which will be live streamed from the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood. The Society bestows the ASC Board of Governors Award to filmmakers for their significant and indelible contributions to cinema through their body of work.
Global motion picture technology dealer Band Pro, headquartered in Los Angeles, is holding a virtual memorial for its former chief technology officer Jeff Cree, SOC, who died earlier this year after complications from surgery. The event is being held on Wednesday, February 24, at 4:00 p.m. PST.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors will honor Academy Award-winner George Miller with its annual Filmmaker Award. Miller is being honored for a career noteworthy for its incredibly broad scope and consistent excellence. The Australian writer, director and producer is responsible for some of the most successful and beloved films of recent decades including Mad Max, Mad Max 2: Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Mad Max: Fury Road.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Teradek and Amimon with Oscars at a virtual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 13. The award is given for achievements that impact the advancement of the motion picture industry in a meaningful way. accomplishments.
The Colorist Society International has appointed Lynette Duensing to a position as Fellow. Duensing is being recognized for her outstanding achievements and contributions to the craft of color across a highly productive career spanning more than 30 years. Other CSI Fellows include Dale Grahn, Lou Levinson, Charles Poynton, Walter Volpatto and Kevin Shaw.
The Writers Lab is asking for submissions for its 2021 program for women screenwriters over the age of 40. The Lab is produced by co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon and New York Women in Film & Television, and has been supported by Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Oprah Winfrey. The Lab will see the emergence of its first completed project in 2021: Alyson Richards’ horror film The Retreat.