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  • Alchemy Post Sound Adds Second Foley Stage

    By 411 Update

     

    Alchemy Post Sound, a specialist in Foley sound for motion pictures and television, has added a second Foley stage to its facility in New York. The new space is designed to complement the company’s original Foley stage with a “live” sound environment meant to enhance the production of interior effects that can benefit from natural…

     

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  • The Joe Lewis Company Adds Movie Premieres To Roster Of Large Scale Events

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    The Joe Lewis Company knows a thing or two about putting together a major event.  For example, the event production company designed, built and installed a seven-ton, 84-foot tall sarcophagus at the Hollywood and Highland Gateway for Universal Pictures release of The Mummy this summer. The structure was unveiled at the film’s premiere event, attended…

     

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  • ICG Presents Three Special Awards, Screens 2017 ECA Films

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas September 22 – 24, 2017 could be called three days of cinematic glory.  Beginning with the annual Emerging Cinematographers Luncheon and concluding with a showcase screening the work of the 2017 Emerging Cinematographers honorees, the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) recognized and feted the outstanding achievements of companies, individuals and artist who’ve made…

     

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  • Curb Your Enthusiasm Cues Fueled By Killer Tracks Library

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The last new episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm aired September 11, 2011.  On October 1, 2017, Larry (Larry David), Cheryl (Cheryl Hines) and many other members of the Curb Your Enthusiasm world will return.  So will the infectious, light-hearted theme song. According to editor and music supervisor Steve Rasch, Curb Your Enthusiasm creator and star…

     

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  • “Made In NY” Talks Fall 2017 Schedule Released

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    The “Made in NY” Talks, presented by The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) return starting tonight, September 25, 2017!  The “Made in NY” Talks are panel discussions designed for New Yorkers seeking work in television, film, media, and digital production. Presented in partnership with local media organizations and educational institutions, the free event…

     

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  • Diversity And Politics Highlight The 2017 Prime Time Emmys

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas The 69th Prime Time Emmys were destined to be political.  They were the first Emmy telecast since Donald Trump was elected president.  Trump has attacked other actors during his endless Twitter tirades.  Steven Colbert was the evening’s host.  Indeed, the show was prime for a political slant. After a festive musical number…

     

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  • Sir Ken Adam, Tyrus Wong To Be Inducted Into ADG Hall OF Fame

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    The Art Directors Guild of America (ADG) have inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame production designer Sir Ken Adams and illustrator Tyrus Wong.  The two men will be formally inducted into the institution’s hall of fame during the 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, January 27, 2017 at…

     

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  • Composer Bear McCreary On His Score For “Rebel In The Rye”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas On paper, Bear McCreary was an odd choice for first time feature director Danny Strong to pick as the composer for his film, “Rebel in the Rye.”  Emmy-winning McCreary’s resume includes acclaimed scores for TV series such as “DaVinci’s Demons”, “Outlander”, “Black Sails” and “The Walking Dead.”  At that time, McCreary only…

     

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  • Emmy Nominees Celebrated At 2017 Celebrity Connected Suite

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Emmy weekend is a whirl-wind of appearances at events and parties for those celebrated few who have received nominations.  Celebrity Connected gave this year’s celebrated television royalty a chance to unwind at the annual Luxury Gifting Suite honoring the Emmys.  Held at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the…

     

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  • Special Fortium Cybersecurity Panel To Be Presented At Sound for Film and TV Conference

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Fortium is a digital content security provider devoted to media and entertainment entities.  Their clients include the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and BAFTA, for whom they supply technologies protect their digital content. Their file encryption product, MediaSeal, protects all file types in Windows and Mac and can be used for all b2b workflows….

     

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  • Call For Proposals Open For 2018 HPA Tech Retreat

    By 411 Update

     

    The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has opened the call for proposals for the 2018 HPA Tech Retreat®. Key portions of the HPA Tech Retreat programming are determined by the proposals submitted during this process.  Now in its 23rd year, the event in Palm Springs attracts a wide array of distinguished attendees and speakers and engages leaders from every…

     

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  • Nominees For 2017 Student Academy Awards Announced

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    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of the 44th Annual Student Academy Awards winners.  This 2017 edition of the competition received a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities.  The 2017 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia…

     

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  • Complete List Of 2017 Creative Art Emmy Winners

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Following the success of last year’s dual evening presentation of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the winners of 92 categories received Emmy statues over the course of September 9 – 10, 2017.   The Creative Arts Emmys presents awards for prime time programming for the below-the-line categories as well as guest actor/actress categories, interactive media…

     

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  • It Was A Busy Summer For Many Of Fall’s Top Composers

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    There is no one song of summer for film and television’s talented composers.  These creative men and women stay busy, juggling projects like so many balls in the hands of a clown at your local carnival.  Below is a glimpse of five creatives and their work that fueled the warm summer months – and some…

     

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  • Behind The Sound Of “Death Note”: A Conversation With Andrew Hay And Jeffrey Pitts

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Japanese pop culture has experienced a nearly two-decade love affair with “Death Note,” consuming iterations of the supernatural revenge story in every form of content from manga magazines to miniseries, video games to feature films.   Supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Andrew Hay had just begun watching the most recent “Death Note” Japanese miniseries…

     

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  • Set Decorator Kimberly Wannop Reflects On Her 2017 Emmy-Nominated Work On “Veep”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Waiting on the word of the sixth season “Veep” world filled set decorator Kimberly Wannop with a giddy anxiety.  The then two-time Emmy nominee (2009 for “Bones”, 2016 for “Veep”) was heading into her second season with the show as the characters left the White House and moved on to new careers. …

     

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  • The Variety 411 Production Incentive Chart Makes Your Production Budget Go Further

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    All the world’s a stage – literally.  In an effort to lure producers to beautiful locations and sound stages from Los Angeles to Luxemburg, New York to Newfoundland, many states and countries offer competitive production tax incentives.  These incentives range from rebates to refunds based on a vast assortment of factors, including how many shoot…

     

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  • ShareGrid Brings The Production Community The Ultimate Anamorphic Lens Test

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas ShareGrid has made the life of cinematographers a whole lot easier.  In the company’s earliest days, they collaborated with Duclos Lenses and Old Fast Glass to put together a test of 40 vintage lenses, calling it “The Ultimate Vintage Lens Test.”  Their results had just reached the ShareGrid audience when discussions began…

     

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  • From Whale Songs To Clarinets: Heitor Pereira’s Score For “Sonic Sea” Earns Emmy Nom

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Some artists get to weave their personal passions with their professional works.  Take, for example, composer Heitor Pereira.  When he’s not creating innovative music, he’s engaged with nature.   He’s an avid birder who’s spent years recording the calls of many species.  He was able to take his knowledge of the feathered community…

     

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  • ASC 2018 Award Call For Entries Open For Television Categories

    By Marjorie Galas

     

      The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has opened its call for entries in the television categories for the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, which will be held February 17, 2018, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The ASC is now accepting submissions in three categories: (1) Episode…

     

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