GreenSlate has hired William Baker to serve as the company’s vice president of sales and new business development working out of their Los Angeles office. Baker brings more than seventeen years experience leading startup, high-growth and established companies in film, television and commercial production to his new role.
SMPTE today published two documents: the Time Code Summit Report and the Material eXchange Format Time Code Study Report. Both reports offer valuable insights into how the SMPTE Time Code standard can evolve to serve as a more useful tool in media production.
Entertainment payroll company Indiepay officially unveiled its rebrand today as GreenSlate with the launch of enhanced entertainment payroll and accounting software. Now, GreenSlate users have all-digital employee start-work capabilities, digital/mobile timecards, online purchase order management, and prepaid cards to replace petty cash.
The Ymagis Group has named Anne Feret vice president, Europe, for Éclair’s post-production division. For the past eight years, Feret has been the international sales administrator and vice-president of the cinema arm of Zodiak Rights/ Banijay Rights.
CinemaStock has launched a platform offering low-cost subscription-based HD and 5K-footage for independent filmmakers, YouTube video producers, music video producers and video marketers. The footage was filmed at a Las Vegas film studio led by producers David Marcus and Brandon Klock during a three-year period.
An estimated 991 million cinema tickets were sold in the 28 European Union member states in 2016. This is 13.3 million more than in 2015 and marks the highest level registered in the EU since 2004. Cumulative gross box office revenues measured in euros, however, declined slightly by 2.3 percent from 2015’s record high but remained above the €7 billion level for the second consecutive year amounting to an estimated €7.04 billion.
Christie has named industry veteran Brian Claypool as vice president, product management global cinema. He will report to Jennifer Smith, Christie’s executive vice president, global market solutions and engineering, and be based in Cypress, California.
The local sections of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced the results of its 2017 section elections.
Industry veterans Alex Blum and his partner, Andrea Ruskin, have launched Blum Consulting Partners, a production consulting firm created to provide brands, agencies and their creative partners with the depth of expertise and nuanced understanding of production needed to navigate the changing landscape of the advertising industry.
The Big Sky Film Institute has launched the Native Filmmaker Initiative to bring more Indigenous stories to Missoula, Montana and engage the Native Filmmaking community across the Northwest. The initiative includes a Native Filmmakers Fellowship program, an Educational Outreach arm and special programming of Indigenous films at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.