Cooke Optics has announced that its chairman, Les Zellan, will be stepping down from the company, and its CEO, Robert Howard, will be retiring, both effective October 31. Tim Pugh will become CEO, while Kees van Oostrum, currently a Cooke Optics board member, will become the company’s non-executive chairman.
Production & Post-Production
Samantha Uber has joined Goldcrest Post as conform artist/manager of workflow services and senior finishing editor. Uber will work with film and television clients in designing customized workflows to manage projects from the set through delivery. She will also act as a hands-on finishing editor.
New York Women in Film & Television has partnered with Go IndieTV and iWomanTV to showcase the work of its talented membership through the Fourth Annual NYWIFT Online Shorts Festival. Members are invited to submit their short or mid-length films, TV pilots, and webisodes for consideration.
The HPA Awards Committee has announced the nominees for the creative categories of the 2020 HPA Awards. The winners of the creative categories will be announced in a live virtual gala on November 19. The gala is free to attend with prior registration.
Deluxe announced today that Anna Lee has been appointed to the newly created role of chief strategy officer. Lee will report directly to Deluxe chief executive officer Cyril Drabinsky and be responsible for developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives for the company.
The American Society of Cinematographers will celebrate the 35th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards on April 18, 2021. The annual ceremony will be streamed live from the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood, with plans for a simultaneous in-person component to be determined at a later date.
At a time when it is critical for the media and entertainment industry to have access to reliable and effective remote workflow solutions, Deluxe has been recognized for its remote audio cloud recording tool, One Dub a module of the Deluxe One platform. The technology received two 2020 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards, one for Audio Production, Process and Networking and another for Remote Production. The winners were announced October 20 during the awards ceremony, which took place in the NAB Show New York digital experience.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineer’s interactive and immersive remote technical conference experience, SMPTE 2020: Game On scheduled for November 10-12, will feature keynote presentations by eight industry leaders whose research, innovation, and application of new technologies and techniques are shaping the future of media and entertainment.
Samsung Electronics has released Untact, an 8K movie shot mainly on its Galaxy S20 and Note 20 smart phones. Some scenes required other cameras.
The Hollywood Professional Association has announced the panelists for the latest in its series of Industry Recovery Task Forced Virtual Global Town Halls, which will take place Wednesday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT.