The Global Connections for Women Foundation honored New York Women in Film & Television executive director Cynthia López last weekend as one of its Top 100 Women in the World. In doing so, the foundation continued its tradition to recognize women’s accomplishments in exclusive settings that allow them to celebrate equity, diversity, and inclusion. This year’s theme was “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”
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Spin Master, a leading global children's entertainment company, has won The Golden Screen Award for Feature Film, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, for its box office hit PAW Patrol: The Movie.
SMPTE Hollywood will explore the digital cinema package and its role in getting movies to the theatre at its April 13 in-person meeting. A pair of experts in feature film mastering will explain the varying components of DCPs, best practices in preparing them and new ways of delivering them to movie theaters.
Art of the Hollywood Backdrop: Cinema’s Creative Legacy opens April 20th at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, Florida. The exhibit honors the unsung heroes who created these monumental canvases for the camera, going back almost 100 years. These artists were the backbone of the film industry. This is the first museum show dedicated to Hollywood’s painted backdrops, the grandest illusions ever created for the movies. These rarely seen masterpieces were never meant to be viewed by the public this way. They were kept secret by the Hollywood studios, meant only for the eye of the camera lens.
The Trusted Partner Network, the world’s leading film and television content security initiative, is expanding its program to better serve the media and entertainment industry as it continues to grow globally and in complexity, and now conducts much of its business in the cloud. TPN’s expansion will be rolled out in phases and will introduce a more flexible and comprehensive program to better suit service providers’ and content owners’ priorities and needs.
A rising star in the industry, Soya Soo has worked on many high-profile films as an audio engineer at Remote Control Productions, Hans Zimmer’s Santa Monica-based studio, including projects like The Lion King and Dark Phoenix. Today, as an assistant studio engineer, Soo is busy recording and mixing for various film scores including the Apple+ series See.
The Cherokee Nation Film Office is partnering with the Native American Media Alliance to help grow Native representation in film and television. The collaboration, which includes support from major industry allies and the Motion Picture Association, aims to expand diversity and inclusion throughout the entertainment industry, both in front and behind the cameras.
Creative Vision Finance has launched the CVF Hub, a new portal that allows customers to control their finances in a more dynamic way. The launch of the CVF Hub, presents a new and easy way for film and television customers to access their latest invoices, credit notes or payment reminders, as well as facilitates the request of any changes to documents and check the status of the latest contractual information.
Zeiss Cinema Americas and Women in Media celebrate Women’s History Month with the new Altitude Awards. These awards will honor the technical and artistic achievements of creatives who are making meaningful, well-crafted stories in the camera and lighting departments. The competition is open to professional and student WIM members working as cinematographers, camera operators and gaffers. First prize is $3000 cash and a full week's use of Zeiss Supreme Prime or Supreme Prime Radiance lenses.
The Bayonne, New Jersey Planning Board has approved a major motion picture studio at the southern tip of the city. The movie studio, 1888, named after the year the motion picture camera was invented by Thomas Edison, will give a facelift to a long-vacant site. The studio will be constructed by 1888 Studios on nearly 75 acres of land at the former site of the Texaco oil refinery site.