FilmLight has announced a new program of awards which will honor colorists and the art of color worldwide. The awards are being organized in association with professional bodies and are open to colorists using any grading technology, with the winners announced at EnergaCamerImage 2021 in Poland.
Production & Post-Production
Motion Picture Solutions has sold a fifty-percent share of the Gofilex business to Deluxe. The sale unites Deluxe and MPS in a joint venture to provide world-class IP delivery through a single, sustainable electronic fulfillment platform. The parties’ said that their continued investment to drive innovation and network expansion will benefit both distributors and exhibitors
An Adelaide native, Chelsea Mirus trained at Rising Sun Pictures in 2016 while working toward a Media Arts degree from the University of South Australia. Moving quickly into a staff position as a visual effects coordinator at RSP, she worked on a string of high-profile projects including Captain Marvel, Alita: Battle Angel, Thor: Ragnarok and Game of Thrones. Then, in 2019, she accepted a post with Important Looking Pirates, a VFX studio based in Stockholm, Sweden, and moved halfway around the globe to become part of a team attached to such hit shows as The Mandalorian, Westworld, Lost in Space and The Stand.
The New York Indian Film Festival kicks off June 4-13 with 58 screenings and interactive discussions. Presented by the Indo-American Arts Council and powered by MovieSaints, NYIFF celebrates the 21st year of independent, art house, alternate cinema from India and brings this rich collection of films to audiences in the U.S. and North America. Some films will also stream globally.
Big Pic Media has delivered 4K high dynamic range monitoring, display calibration and mastering systems to Evolutions, one of Britain's largest independent post-production companies. The project forms part of ongoing investment in new resources. It includes four Sony BVM-HX310 4K HDR master monitors, an MTI Film Cortex Enterprise mastering and validation system and a Portrait Display Calman Ultimate display calibration bundle.
As a growing number of film producers embrace the idea of virtual production, Arri has established the Arri Solutions Group, which is focused on the design and engineering of customized production infrastructures, including innovative mixed-reality environments, and other ultra-modern solutions. One of the group’s first mixed reality reference projects is the recently operational Dark Bay Virtual Production Studio in Babelsberg near Berlin.
Cooke Optics has appointed Adrian Keane to the role of chief financial officer. Reporting to CEO Tim Pugh, Keane will be responsible for all financial aspects of the business as it continues to grow operationally and geographically.
The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has voted on the organization’s 2021-2022 officers and Stephen Lighthill has been re-elected president. He will serve his next one-year term alongside vice presidents Amy Vincent, Steven Fierberg and John Simmons; treasurer Steven Poster; secretary Gregg Heschong; and sergeant-at-arms Jim Denault.
“Sound is important in all films, but in a supernatural thriller, it’s gigantic,” says writer/director Evan Spiliotopoulos, talking about his new film The Unholy. “What you hear and what you don’t hear are essential to crafting scares.” The new Screen Gems thriller follows Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist hoping to revive his career visits the small New England town to investigate.
AFI Docs, the American Film Institute's documentary film festival, has announced that it will honor Dawn Porter as the 2021 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree. The festival runs June 22-27.