The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition has named Emily Ng as its new chief financial officer, effective this month. Ng succeeds John Nohelty, who is retiring, following more than a decade of dedicated service to DCDC as CFO.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held a panel called Destigmatizing Mental Health last week in partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation, aiming to raise awareness among emerging and experienced filmmakers alike about the importance of mental health in the entertainment industry.
Three Ukrainian directors and screenwriters have been selected for residencies at Göteborg Film Festival. The three selected participants will spend August-September in Gothenburg, working in different ways with their projects at the offices of Göteborg Film Festival and getting introduced to the local film industry. The residency program is a cooperation with HDK-Valand, at the University of Gothenburg, and financed by Region Västra Götaland.
The European Cinema trade grouping UNIC – representing national associations and cinema operators across 39 territories – last week officially launched the UNIC People Program, its five work streams for the year ahead, and its newly formed advisory board.
The Avon Theatre Film Center board of directors has announced the appointment of Peter H. Gistelinck as its new executive director, effective July 1. Gistelinck was unanimously approved by the Avon board following a nationwide candidate search.
Mr Wolf, a creative studio with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and Atlanta, is expanding its advertising division with creative director Ryan Tuttle and creative director/computer generation supervisor Charles Paek joining its senior creative team.
Under the umbrella of the Approved Certified Pre‑Owned Program, Arri offers technically refurbished products with the same warranty as new models. This globally oriented program is now headed by Arne Stadler as business manager certified pre‑owned program camera systems & lighting.
Animation studio Laika’s chief marketing officer David Burke has added chief operating officer to his responsibilities at the company. Burke joined Laika in 2019 from Universal Pictures, where he had been general manager for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland since 2006. The promotion was announced today by Travis Knight, president, and CEO, to whom Burke will continue to report.
The National Association of Theatre Owners has announced that Amanda Martin will join the association as chief of staff. Martin, who will report directly to president and CEO Michael O’Leary, will work across all NATO organizations, including the Cinema Foundation and CinemaCon, to drive and support overall efficiency and coordination.
Last week, the four winners of the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge: Finish the Script Year 2 premiered their completed short films at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.