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George Miller to Receive MPSE Filmmaker of the Year Award

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 16:22 -- Nick Dager

The Motion Picture Sound Editors will honor Academy Award-winner George Miller with its annual Filmmaker Award. Miller is being honored for a career noteworthy for its incredibly broad scope and consistent excellence. The Australian writer, director and producer is responsible for some of the most successful and beloved films of recent decades including Mad Max, Mad Max 2: Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Mad Max: Fury Road.

SMPTE, MESA Collaborate on Language Metadata Table

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:24 -- Nick Dager

In collaboration with the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is bringing the media industry's first human- and machine-readable Language Metadata Table into its public review process, an early step toward SMPTE standardization. Published as a SMPTE Public Committee Draft, the vetted and approved list of language codes will be readily available for public comment, implementation, and validation.

HPA Announces Program, Schedule Updates for Annual Tech Retreat

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 10:10 -- Nick Dager

In an event that boasts more than 25 years of industry-changing thought leadership, the unique circumstances of 2021 promise to make this year’s Hollywood Professional Association’s Tech Retreat the most consequential in its history. From March 15-24, in live and recorded content, accessible to a world-wide audience, HPA will present panels, events, and demonstrations that will help our industry share, teach and connect at this most critical time.

Lynette Duensing Named CSI Fellow

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 10:07 -- Nick Dager

The Colorist Society International has appointed Lynette Duensing to a position as Fellow. Duensing is being recognized for her outstanding achievements and contributions to the craft of color across a highly productive career spanning more than 30 years. Other CSI Fellows include Dale Grahn, Lou Levinson, Charles Poynton, Walter Volpatto and Kevin Shaw.

Writers Lab for Women over 40 Open for Registration

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 13:02 -- Nick Dager

The Writers Lab is asking for submissions for its 2021 program for women screenwriters over the age of 40. The Lab is produced by co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon and New York Women in Film & Television, and has been supported by Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Oprah Winfrey. The Lab will see the emergence of its first completed project in 2021: Alyson Richards’ horror film The Retreat.

DPA Microphones Executives to Receive Technical Achievement Oscars

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 12:55 -- Nick Dager

Later this month, DPA Microphones co-founder Jens-Jørn Stokholm and research and development manager Ole Moesmann will receive an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Technical Achievement Award for the innovative development of the brand’s high-performance, miniature lavalier microphone technology.

HPA Explores How Love Island USA Producers Coped with COVID

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 12:52 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association Industry Recovery Task Force will explore how CBS/ITV Entertainment’s Love Island USA moved from Fiji to Las Vegas and kept their exacting production and delivery schedule intact in the midst of the Coronavirus upheaval, late in 2020. HPA’s Virtual Town Hall, the latest in the series produced by the Industry Recovery Task Force, will take place on February 10 from 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. PDT.

Sony OLED Reference Monitors Earn Technical Emmy

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 12:40 -- Nick Dager

Sony Electronics has been named a recipient of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 72nd Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Award. Sony’s OLED reference monitors were recognized by the esteemed organization for their contributions to and impact on mastering quality in the industry. The awards ceremony that will take place in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters as part of their fall Show on October 10.

SOC Camera Operator of the Year Awards to be Presented April 11

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 11:21 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Camera Operators annual Camera Operator of the Year Awards & Creative Vision Celebration is going virtual and will be held on April 11 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm PST. There the community will come together to celebrate the industry’s triumphs, masterful storytelling, and stand out creativity. Nominees for the Camera Operator of the Year Film & Television categories will be awarded live.

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