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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The International Union of Cinemas, the body representing European cinema trade associations and operators, has today released preliminary 2020 box office estimates for the territories covered by the organization. At the same time the association said that more government support for cinemas is needed.
Everyone in the post-production industry has had to adapt to the new normal of COVID 19 and the Post New York Alliance has evolved right along with them. Over the past year, the organization has launched a series of ambitious programs and initiatives to keep members informed about the impact of the pandemic, learn the best strategies for moving forward, and foster greater collaboration among companies, disciplines and individual pros.
The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has just updated its annual report on the prominence of European films and programs on transactional, pay-per-view video on demand platforms. This new analysis of the prominence of films and TV series covers 57 leading services from seven European countries.
While the HPA Tech Retreat has long been recognized as the common ground forum of the industry's most thoughtful technical minds, this year’s event comes at a seminal moment in time. At the confluence of the impact of pandemic and technology renaissance, against a changing landscape of media and entertainment, this year’s program curators are setting the stage for an event and knowledge exchange like no other Tech Retreat before it. Set for March 15–24, the 2021 HPA Tech Retreat will, as in years past, feature the industry’s most informed voices.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists conference committee is asking for proposal submissions for sessions, posters, and workshops for the AMIA Spring 2021 online conference, which is scheduled for April 13-16.