With entries now being accepted, the judging panel is building up for the 2022 FilmLight Color Awards. The awards, which recognize the finest work from colorists using any technology platform and working in any genre, will be presented at EnergaCamerImage in November.
Production & Post-Production
Four Ukrainian directors and screenwriters have now been selected to the Göteborg residencies that were announced in May. Göteborg Film Fund: Ukraine is also now working on ways to offer additional support for dissemination of Ukrainian films, and for filmmakers working in Ukraine. More than 35 applications were submitted for the residency program, which is a cooperation with HDK-Valand, at the University of Gotenburg, and financed by Region Västra Götaland. Three of the participants will arrive during the end of June/beginning of July, and the fourth in August.
Many high-profile users are giving high marks to Waves Clarity Vx Pro plugin for real-time noise reduction for voice and dialogue, which uses Waves’ Neural Networks technology – a pioneering artificial intelligence approach to noise reduction and voice enhancement.
Break+Enter, a Nice Shoes company, has promoted Ari Rubenstein to creative director. Rubenstein will lead the studio’s team of visual effects supervisors, artists, and producers, manage its slate of film and television projects, and set its overall creative approach.
New York Women in Film & Television will officially co-host 14 films by women and Black, indigenous and people of color creators at the 2022 Tribeca Festival. The festival runs through June 19, both virtually and in-person in New York City.
MTI Film has promoted Michael Cassio to head of production. Cassio will supervise the facility’s team of senior producers. He will also continue to act as a hands-on post-production producer on current television series for producers including Apple TV+, Netflix, Hulu, Starz and oth
Continuing its long-standing commitment to independent film, Nice Shoes helped to prepare three projects screening at this month’s Tribeca Film Festival: the feature film Allswell, the documentary Billion Dollar Babies, and the advertising series Moving Mountains.
The Big Sky Film Institute has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the 2023 DocShop filmmakers forum and industry conference. Announced by the NEA in May, three funding categories supported more than $91 million in recommended grants to organizations in all 50 states.
LA-based post-production house DigitalFilm Tree played a key role in the release of Prince and The Revolution: Live, a high-definition Blu-ray restoration of the March 30, 1985, Prince concert originally filmed in Syracuse, New York’s Carrier Dome, and broadcast to the world via satellite. The film was originally released on VHS in the late 1980s before falling out of print.
The Hill Country Group has announced plans for Hill Country Studios, a film, virtual production, television, and streaming complex to be built in San Marcos, Texas, a short distance from Austin and San Antonio. With a mission to unbridle creative storytelling through innovation and emerging technologies, the company says the $267 million project will be the first and largest studio of its kind in Texas.