Production & Post-Production

Trusted Partner Network Expanding Programs

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 13:02 -- Nick Dager

The Trusted Partner Network, the world’s leading film and television content security initiative, is expanding its program to better serve the media and entertainment industry as it continues to grow globally and in complexity, and now conducts much of its business in the cloud. TPN’s expansion will be rolled out in phases and will introduce a more flexible and comprehensive program to better suit service providers’ and content owners’ priorities and needs.

Mixing See

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 12:37 -- Nick Dager

A rising star in the industry, Soya Soo has worked on many high-profile films as an audio engineer at Remote Control Productions, Hans Zimmer’s Santa Monica-based studio, including projects like The Lion King and Dark Phoenix. Today, as an assistant studio engineer, Soo is busy recording and mixing for various film scores including the Apple+ series See.

Cherokee Nation Partnering with Native American Media Alliance

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 09:26 -- Nick Dager

The Cherokee Nation Film Office is partnering with the Native American Media Alliance to help grow Native representation in film and television. The collaboration, which includes support from major industry allies and the Motion Picture Association, aims to expand diversity and inclusion throughout the entertainment industry, both in front and behind the cameras.

Creative Vision Finance Launches CVF Hub for Film and TV Professionals

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 09:20 -- Nick Dager

Creative Vision Finance has launched the CVF Hub, a new portal that allows customers to control their finances in a more dynamic way. The launch of the CVF Hub, presents a new and easy way for film and television customers to access their latest invoices, credit notes or payment reminders, as well as facilitates the request of any changes to documents and check the status of the latest contractual information.

Zeiss, Women in Media Announce the Altitude Awards

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 09:17 -- Nick Dager

Zeiss Cinema Americas and Women in Media celebrate Women’s History Month with the new Altitude Awards. These awards will honor the technical and artistic achievements of creatives who are making meaningful, well-crafted stories in the camera and lighting departments. The competition is open to professional and student WIM members working as cinematographers, camera operators and gaffers. First prize is $3000 cash and a full week's use of Zeiss Supreme Prime or Supreme Prime Radiance lenses.

Movie Studio Plan Approved in New Jersey

Tue, 04/05/2022 - 09:44 -- Nick Dager

The Bayonne, New Jersey Planning Board has approved a major motion picture studio at the southern tip of the city. The movie studio, 1888, named after the year the motion picture camera was invented by Thomas Edison, will give a facelift to a long-vacant site. The studio will be constructed by 1888 Studios on nearly 75 acres of land at the former site of the Texaco oil refinery site.

Everest Documentary Restored

Tue, 04/05/2022 - 09:37 -- Nick Dager

Twenty-five years after it debuted to wide critical and popular acclaim, the award-winning documentary Everest is back in giant-screen theatres. MacGillivray Freeman Films, producers of Everest, spent months completing an all-new 16K restoration of the film for a special digitally remastered release.

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MPSE Celebrates Award Winners at In-Person Reception

Tue, 04/05/2022 - 09:31 -- Nick Dager

The Motion Picture Sound Editors association hosted a special in-person reception for winners in the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards on March 26th at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Sound Editors honored for their work in feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation and documentaries were presented with gold GRA statuettes and joined with colleagues in celebrating their shared craft.

New Report Explores Media Transparency in Europe

Mon, 04/04/2022 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

Who owns the media in Europe? Who has the power over the information we receive? And who can safeguard against monopolies becoming too powerful a voice in the media landscape? While European media players are looking to form super groups with enough reach and scale to count among the global players, one may wonder who is keeping an eye on the transparency of media ownership. Who are the watchdogs? And who is watching the watchdogs? This timely new report, Transparency of Media Ownership, by the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has spotlighted these issues.

Final Pixel Touts the Benefits of Brompton’s Frame Remapping Technology

Mon, 04/04/2022 - 11:08 -- Nick Dager

Final Pixel, a global creative studio specializing in end-to-end virtual production, has worked with a variety of clients in film and television to develop bespoke virtual production setups that meet the needs of each project. In addition to working with international clients such as Discovery and Disney, the studio also recently launched its Final Pixel Academy, which provides training on the latest virtual production skills and techniques, ensuring that artists and technicians have first-hand experience in this rapidly evolving field.

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