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Reading Launches Angelika Anywhere

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 10:42 -- Nick Dager

Reading International has launched Angelika Anywhere, a streaming platform curated for film lovers, as inspired by its Angelika Film Center in New York City, one of North America’s most recognized dedicated arthouse. Since its inception in 1989, the Angelika’s flagship SoHo cinema has been debuting and celebrating groundbreaking independent and international films, many of which have gone on to become important pinnacles of the cinema industry at large.

Keeping Pace

Mon, 12/28/2020 - 10:06 -- Nick Dager

The future of independent film production in a post-covd-19 world is taking “virtual” shape at Pace Pictures in Hollywood. The boutique facility recently used groundbreaking virtual production technology to produce Match, a feature-length romantic comedy from director Sean McGinly (Silver Lake, The Great Buck Howard). Actors were shot on a green screen stage and placed into virtual three-dimensional environments while incorporating complex camera movement and lighting. Most remarkably, principal photography was accomplished in just five days and at a fraction of the cost of most conventional film productions.

Landscape as a Character

Mon, 12/28/2020 - 09:55 -- Nick Dager

When director Carlos Montero finalized the deal to turn his novel, The Mess You Leave Behind, into an eight-episode mini-series for Netflix, one of the first calls he made was to cinematographer Isaac Vila to ask him to take on the project. Vila, a frequent Cooke lenses user, knew the range of S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses would allow him to achieve a sharp, subtle and smooth rendering to create magical scenery when playing around with the fog, humidity, stone, and contrasts of the scenery the series would have in the background.

Strong Installs Projection Equipment for IPIC’s Newest Theatre

Mon, 12/28/2020 - 09:43 -- Nick Dager

Strong Technical Services has completed the installation of projection equipment for IPIC Theater’s newest location in Midtown Atlanta at the reimagined Colony Square. Technology installed included an advanced load balanced and fault tolerant network to support projection booth equipment, a streaming content library and a large QSC Q-SYS ecosystem across the entire complex.

HPA Announces Plans for Annual Tech Retreat

Mon, 12/28/2020 - 09:33 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association’s Tech Retreat is among the most anticipated and enduring technical conferences every year, boasting industry-leading speakers, high grade networking opportunities, and rare candor between professionals working on the bleeding edge of technology. The 2021 HPA Tech Retreat, taking place February 15-26, will bring forth the expected high caliber content as well as new and important additions.

Göteborg Film Festival Names Writing Nominees

Mon, 12/28/2020 - 09:28 -- Nick Dager

For the fifth consecutive year, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, will be handed out during TV Drama Vision, Göteborg Film Festival’s conference event and series market. Five drama series from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have been nominated for the prize, which will be awarded to the main writer.

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