Trade Associations

Vista, IMAX Named Champions of UNIC’s Women’s Cinema Leadership Program

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 13:34 -- Nick Dager

The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the European cinema trade grouping, has announced that IMAX Corporation and Vista Group take on the role of principal sponsors of its flagship Women’s Cinema Leadership Program, already in its fifth year. At the same time UNIC launched a call for mentors and mentees to take part in the next 2022-23 edition.

SMPTE Hollywood Session to Explore Importance of IMF

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 13:26 -- Nick Dager

SMPTE Hollywood and the IMF User Group will co-host a virtual meeting on IMF and its impact on content owners, service providers and technology developers. The Interoperable Master Format is fast becoming the standard deliverable for studios and streamers. Free and open to all, the event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30 at noon PDT on Zoom.

SMPTE Names New Leadership Team

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 12:46 -- Nick Dager

SMPTE, the global home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, today introduced the board officers, regional governors, and governors-at-large serving terms on the SMPTE Board of Governors in 2022, as well as the standards, education, and membership directors appointed to serve in 2022. This leadership group will welcome SMPTE's next executive director, continue to reimagine how professionals access engineering documents and articles, and guide the Society in providing ongoing value and service to the industry.

Report Tracks Budgets of European Feature Films Released in 2019

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 16:22 -- Nick Dager

The median average budget of a European theatrical fiction film released in 2019 was €2.07, according to a new report that tracked the actual budget analysis of 651 European live-action fiction films released in 2019. The largest financing source was clearly direct public funding which contributed 28 percent of the total financing volume, followed by producer investments and broadcaster investments, both of which accounted for 18 percent of total financing. The percentage share of direct public funding in film financing decreases with increasing market size and budget volume.

MPSE Celebrates Movie Sound’s Past and Present

Mon, 03/07/2022 - 10:30 -- Nick Dager

The Motion Picture Sound Editors will draw on the most accomplished sound artists of its past in celebrating the best in sound editing of the present at the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Five past recipients of the MPSE’s Career Achievement Award will serve as presenters during the Golden Reel Awards ceremony to be held as a fully virtual event on Sunday, March 13th.

SOC Names Camera Operators of the Year

Mon, 03/07/2022 - 09:59 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Camera Operators has announced that the recipients of Camera Operator of the Year in Film are Mitch Dubin, SOC, and B Camera John “Buzz” Moyer, SOC (West Side Story). The recipients of Camera Operator of the Year in Television are Manolo Rojas, SOC, and B Camera Pauline Edwards, SOC (Snowfall, Season 4, Episode 8, Betrayal). The award recipients were celebrated by industry peers and colleagues during a virtual awards ceremony on Saturday, March 5.


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