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.
The Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television call for submissions for its film preservation grants for the 2020 cycle is still open but time is running out. The extended deadline is May 1.
The Post New York Alliance will offer advice on how independent contractors and post-production companies can get help through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Plan in the next edition of Post Break, its free webinar series.
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.
With remote work increasingly becoming the new normal, the post-production industry is undergoing tumultuous change, obliging professionals in all sectors to rethink career strategies. In the next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from Post New York Alliance, a diverse panel of experts will discuss the importance of personal branding and social media engagement to a reimagined workforce. The session is scheduled for Thursday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. EST.
The Hollywood Professional Association has announced details for its Tech Retreat Supersession, a two-day interactive exploration of the workflows and technology of multiple productions taking place around the globe. The Supersession is set for March 23-24 and follows on the success of last year’s Supersession which focused on the live production and post-production of the short film, The Lost Lederhosen.
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.
At its next virtual meeting, which is being held February 25 at 6:00 p.m. PST, the Hollywood section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will host a panel of broadcast experts for a discussion of the groundbreaking audio features of ATSC 3.0, the new digital television transmission standard also known as Next Gen TV.
In the next edition of Post Break, Post New York Alliance’s free webinar series, Harbor Supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Damian Volpe and re-recording mixer Rob Fernandez will discuss their longtime collaboration, workflows for Dolby Atmos and how COVID-19 has changed post-production sound forever. Gershon Hinkson will moderate the discussion.