The Hollywood Professional Association has called for submissions for the HPA Engineering Excellence Awards. Entries will be accepted until June 18. Celebrating the creative brilliance and ingenuity of the HPA community since 2006, the HPA Awards are sought after recognition by artists, companies, and technologists. In 2021, the HPA Awards gala will take place as an in person and online event in mid-November. The date, as well as further details, will be announced shortly.
Production & Post-Production
The Tribeca Film Festival has selected the Latin American documentary Primera to participate in the 20th anniversary of the international film festival. This year's festival, to be held June 9-20 offers a hybrid of in-person events and Tribeca at Home, the festival’s exclusive online premiere screenings and virtual events. Primera, which will premiere at the festival, was selected among foreign films and documentaries due to its vibrant Latin American production quality, story, and vision.
Joining a growing list of production and post-production companies, Deluxe has announced its support for Amazon’s AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative to accelerate, simplify and deliver a cloud-based media supply chain management system for their clients. Together, the companies provide a flexible cloud service and cloud management portfolio that gives enterprise customers rapid and flexible access to the cloud.
Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of Amazon Nimble Studio, a new service that enables customers to set up a content production studio in hours instead of weeks, with elasticity that gives them near limitless scale and access to rendering on demand. With Amazon Nimble Studio, the company says customers can rapidly onboard and collaborate with artists from anywhere in the world and produce content faster and more cost effectively.
Streamland Media’s agreement to acquire the Technicolor Post business became final May 1. The company said that Technicolor Post operations have been merged into Streamland Media’s existing portfolio of businesses, including Picture Shop, Formosa Group, Ghost VFX, Picture Head, The Farm Group, and Finalé Post.
On Thursday May 6 the Post New York Alliance will feature the second part in its series on entrepreneurship in the post-production industry in the next edition of Post Break, its free webinar series. A trio of pros, with experience both as freelancers and business owners, will reveal how they launched their careers, found success, and offer advice to others seeking to follow in their footsteps.
The cloud-based video review and approval platform Frame.io has announced its support for the AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative from Amazon Web Services to accelerate and simplify collaborative content creation with remote production teams, whether they’re shooting on-set, editing from a suite across town, or working in an entirely different city in their own home.
Egyptian cinematic subtitling and translation specialists TheyDoe Academy have received SubtitleNext Academy Partner certification. Established in 2019, TheyDoe Academy provides dedicated subtitling training for Netflix and other media companies across the Middle East and internationally.
The Tattooed Torah, now available for screening on the USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness website, is an animated short based on the children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg. Like the book, the film is meant to educate children about the Holocaust through the true story of a small Torah that was confiscated by the Nazis during World War II yet miraculously survived.
Hollywood Professional Association has announced the launch of HPA ALL, a foundational new program that will drive HPA-led initiatives for outreach, education, and networking focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion within the industry. Under the leadership of ALL co-chairs and HPA board members Kari Grubin and Renard Jenkins, HPA ALL is designed to highlight career pathways and create opportunities for contributions by and visibility for underrepresented groups, which in turn, strengthens the media & entertainment community.