In 1851, the newly established border between Mexico and the USA is the setting for a conflict fueled by the anger and xenophobia caused by the Mexican American War. A group of immigrants forge the myth of the Latin Robin Hood, Joaquín Murrieta. La Cabeza de Joaquín Murrieta was created by Mauricio Leiva-Cock and Diego Ramírez-Schrempp, and directed by David Pablos (episodes 1-4), Humberto Hinojosa (episodes 5-8). The series was produced by Dynamo Productions and Amazon Studios. Cinematographer Paulo Perez, ADFC, was chosen to capture the wide vistas of Mexico in the new Latin-Western series.
Under the umbrella of the Approved Certified Pre‑Owned Program, Arri offers technically refurbished products with the same warranty as new models. This globally oriented program is now headed by Arne Stadler as business manager certified pre‑owned program camera systems & lighting.
For Proof Sheet, cinematographer Jonathan Pope and director Richard Kilroy discussed references and inspirations for a film set in 1999 Los Angeles and the challenges of hiding 2023 Los Angeles. Taking place between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the noir film Proof Sheet tells the story of a beautiful woman in trouble and an incriminating roll of film that sends a photo-lab worker on an investigation into a dark world of sex, secrets, and murder.
Arri has opened a new office in Rome to further promote and support the film and audiovisual industry in Italy. To celebrate this important milestone, an opening ceremony took place on May 3. More than 100 guests from the Italian film industry, including cinematographers, producers, directors, business partners, postproduction and rental professionals gathered to toast the new premises. The event was also attended by members of Arri’s global management team.
Established in 2008, Arri Asia-Pacific initially operated from Hong Kong. Fifteen years later, the company has relocated to Singapore to further bolster the moving image industry in the region.
For as long as he could remember, Timothy Scott Bogart dreamed of making a movie about his father’s life. Neil Bogart was the co-founder of Casablanca Records, the label behind such iconic artists as Donna Summer, Kiss, Parliament, Village People, and more. The younger Bogart’s friend, cinematographer Byron Werner knows the story well.
Cinematographer Ksenia Sereda acknowledges the pressure she first felt when she was selected to shoot The Last of Us, the new HBO series based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation platforms.
Lars Weyer has been appointed as a new executive board member and chief financial officer of Arri. The announcement was made by the supervisory board of the global film technology company. In this position, Weyer is responsible for the finance, human resources, IT, and facility management departments.
In October 1948, Jesse Brown became the first African American to complete the U.S. Navy’s flight training program and received his Naval Aviator Badge. The feature Devotion, directed by J.D. Dillard and based on the bestselling book by Adam Makos, recounts the true story of Brown’s distinguished service, focusing on the year 1950, at the onset of the Korean War, when he and his fellow pilots in Fighter Squadron 32 deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Leyte, first to the Mediterranean Sea and then to the East Sea, off the coast of North Korea.
Arri has reached a settlement in its patents dispute with RotoLight. The companies issued a joint public statement regarding the issue.