Production & Post-Production

Cherokee Nation Film Office, OSU-Tulsa Partner to Expand Film Education

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 10:29 -- Nick Dager

The Cherokee Nation Film Office and Oklahoma State University-Tulsa are partnering to build educational opportunities and support Oklahoma’s rapidly expanding film industry. OSU-Tulsa is currently expanding its public, noncredit workshops for screenwriting, filmmaking, and production skills with a for-credit film program in development that will create a new, state-of-the-art, hands-on learning experience at OSU-Tulsa.

HPA Announces Creative Awards Nominees

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 11:55 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association Awards Committee has announced the nominees for the 2021 HPA Awards creative categories. The awards honor outstanding achievement and artistic excellence by both individuals and teams. Returning to an in–person event this year, the winners of the creative category honors will be presented in a live gala November 18 at the historic Hollywood Legion Theater. In keeping with health and safety protocols, the HPA Awards gala will require proof of vaccination to attend.

Draken Film Launches Bad Movie Index

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:55 -- Nick Dager

What happens if you compare the streaming giants’ top movies with their ratings on major movie rating sites? The Bad Movie Index, created by Draken Film, the Swedish streaming service for quality cinema, was created to inspire people to broaden their film taste with what the service believes is the first-ever moving subscription price.

AI and the Making of Ta Lo

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:50 -- Nick Dager

In its latest project for Marvel Studios, Rising Sun Pictures delivered nearly 300 visual effects shots for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. RSP’s work centered on the creation of a vast, computer-generated environment representing a village called Ta Lo and its jungle environs. In the process the company developed a novel technique for facial replacement using artificial intelligence.

SMPTE Hollywood to Discuss the State of Drone Technology

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:14 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will offer a revealing glimpse into the state of drone technology and artistry at its October virtual meeting. A panel of experts in the use of drones in film and television production will discuss the latest advances and future innovations in airborne camera systems. Free and open to all, the virtual event will take place on October 7 at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Zoom.

Cooke Optics Appoints Flynn as a Non-Executive Director

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:07 -- Nick Dager

Cooke Optics has announced the appointment of media industry veteran Roger Flynn as a new non-executive director to its board of directors. Flynn is an investor and non-executive director in media, technology, and travel businesses following a successful executive career in several international organizations, including CEO of BBC Ventures, commercial director of Virgin’s Media division, and president international of SDI Media Group.

DTLA Now Accepting Films for Submission

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 10:11 -- Nick Dager

The Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival is now accepting submissions for all genres of films as well as narrative feature, short film and TV pilot screenplays for its 13th annual edition to be held September 7-11, 2022, at Regal L.A. Live cinemas. Known for its wide-ranging content and commitment to diversity, the festival has shown more than a thousand features, documentaries, shorts, and other motion pictures over the past decade-plus.

Documentary Filmmaker R.J. Cutler to Receive Pennebaker Award

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 10:06 -- Nick Dager

The Pennebaker Award will be presented to documentarian R.J. Cutler during the sixth annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards gala November 14 at the BRIC Arts Media Center in Brooklyn, New York. The award is named for Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award winner, D A Pennebaker, who passed away in 2019. The award will be presented to Cutler by Pennebaker’s producing partner and wife, Chris Hegedus.

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