Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Costner marks his return to feature film directing with New Line Cinema’s vast Horizon: An American Saga, a multi-faceted chronicle covering the Civil War expansion and settlement of the American West. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute, and has announced that not one, but two films will be released in theatres next summer—the first on June 28, 2024, followed quickly by the second on August 16, 2024.
Production & Post-Production
The Other Israel Film Festival has announced its lineup for its 17th annual festival, to take place in person at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and virtually November 2-9 in New York. The festival remains the only American film festival focused on both Israeli and Palestinian cinema. This year, it proudly continues its tradition of providing a platform for important conversations on this tumultuous region.
The Society of Camera Operators has announced the recipients of its upcoming Lifetime Achievement Awards. Recipients will be presented and honored during the annual SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards on Saturday, February 24.
The Hollywood Professional Association Awards Committee has announced the nominees for the 2023 HPA Awards creative categories. The HPA Awards celebrate the outstanding achievement and artistic excellence by both individuals and teams, underscoring the pivotal role that their talent and skill play in storytelling.
Arch Platform Technologies has integrated its Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform with Nice DCV, a remote display protocol from Amazon Web Services to provides customers with a secure way to deliver remote desktops and application streaming from any cloud or data center to any device, over varying network conditions.
The Canadian commercial post-production facility alter ego has opened an LA studio in Santa Monica and installed two Baselight Two systems in its pair of new grading suites. The new facility is run by alter ego partner and colorist Eric Whipp, who is joined by colorist Kya Lou, color assistant Corey Martinez, and executive producer Pravina Sippy.
Arcturus has appointed industry veteran and innovator Steve Sullivan to the role of chief product officer. Sullivan will assume comprehensive oversight over all Arcturus offerings, including a complete capture-to-distribution solution for the creation of volumetric video, featuring the award-winning HoloSuite tools and the new mixed reality capture system originally developed by Microsoft.
Cinespace Studios has announced the acquisition of EUE/Screen Gems studio campuses in Atlanta and Wilmington. This strategic move is part of Cinespace’s ongoing efforts to provide a diverse portfolio of studios and resources to accommodate productions of all sizes under one global network. The locations will operate as Cinespace Atlanta and Cinespace Wilmington.
By the time last year when cinematographers Greig Fraser and Oren Soffer were signed to work on the feature film The Creator, director Gareth Edwards had already spent more than a year doing test shoots and location scouting. Edwards said he used that time as the opportunity to envision the look of the film. He went to Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Nepal. He said, “Our whole plan was just to go to the greatest locations in the world, because the cost of a flight is way less than the cost of building a set.” Considering the budget of just over $86 million, the filmmakers utilized guerrilla filmmaking methods by having very few crew members and natural lighting on set for select on-location scenes, and limited sound recording. I recently spoke via email with Soffer to learn more about how The Creator was shot.
C-Real, a Swiss innovator in light field micro-display technology, today announced the commercial availability by early 2024 of its patent-protected augmented reality display technology, which enables original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers to develop AR glasses that uniquely provide correct depth perception to users.