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  • Spotlight On Webinar Partner: Entertainment Partners

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    Entertainment Partners, established in the production industry as the leader in tax services with over thirty years of experience, has much more to offer than some may realize.  EP can assist with all aspects of production, from casting through its Central Casting arm, to production management through Movie Magic, through payroll services and labor relations. …

     

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  • Modern Technology Aids In “Tron” Costume Design

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      A lot has changed since 1983’s “Tron.”.  Not only have visual effects evolved and 3D camera work been reinvigorated, but costume design has begun incorporating computer technology to fabricate materials.  411 Publishing recently spoke with costume designer Michael Wilkinson to discuss his work on Disney’s 2010 “Tron: Legacy.” 411 Publishing: What made you want…

     

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  • Gregory Nicotero Brings Life To “The Walking Dead”

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    AMC’s latest television series, “The Walking Dead,” features a smart script, strong actors, stunning production value, and hundreds of zombies.  Gory, gnarly zombies covered in rotting flesh, gaping wounds, and missing body parts.  These creations are the handiwork of Gregory Nicotero and his special effects makeup house, K.N.B. Effects Group.   A long time friend…

     

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  • 2010 COLA Winners Announced

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       On Sunday, October 26th, members of the California production community gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to honor the location scouts who have made a significant impact in the world of print, commercials, television and film.  The 16th Annual California On Location Awards, or COLAs, were co-hosted by actresses Linda Grey and Joan Collins. …

     

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  • Spotlight on New York, North Carolina, Michigan and Oregon

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    On November 18th, 411 Publishing in partnership with the Producers Guild of America and Entertainment Partners will present their second installment of the 2010-2011 Production Webinar Series, called Spotlight on New York, North Carolina, Michigan, and Oregon.  The event, occurring live on the internet, is free and registration is open to any interested party.  The…

     

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  • 2010 Nicholl Fellowship Winners Announced

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    "It’s an odd thing to start something that actually works, and this has been working out great!" proclaimed Bruce David, Executive Director of the Academy as he greeted a room full of past and current recipients of the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.  Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are awarded annual by…

     

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  • Designing A Perfect Environment For “Bleep!”

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    The way people decorate their surroundings reveals a lot about who they are.  Production designer Glenda Rovello ensures environments she creates for shows such as “Bleep! My Dad Says” help define the inner workings of the characters that inhabit them.   “You get the script and you read the story,” said Rovello.  “Often times the…

     

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  • Mesrine: Filming The Life Of A French Gangster

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    Jacques Mesrine may not be a big name in America, but it’s well known in France.  A gangster who  rose the criminal ladder in 1970s Paris, he worked the media to full advantage and became a beloved household name while simultaneously being declared Public Enemy Number One by the French court system.  After learning that…

     

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  • Fish Hooks: From Illustration To The Television

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    Renowned children’s book illustrator Noah Jones had no intention of developing a weekly animation series when he received the call from Mike Moon, Vice President of Development at Walt Disney Television Animation.  Jones had just posted a series of unusual animals he drew to blow off some creative steam on his website.  Moon fell in…

     

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  • Burlesque: Bright Lights And Fancy Footwook

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    From undercover guinea pigs to the magic of sorcerers to the fancy footwork of Cher, cinematographer Bojan Bazelli captures all the action. After completing the high action sequences of “G-Force” and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Bazelli found himself preparing for a different kind of high octane movie: “Burlesque.” “The practices and the applications of shooting action…

     

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  • 3D Entertainment Summit: A Year Full Of Growth

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      The 3D Entertainment Summit has experienced extreme growth in its three years of existence.  Starting as a small group of enthusiasts, the show has grown into a must-attend for business heads and decision makers eager to become savvy with the 3D model.     "Each year this show changes.  The business is really young," said…

     

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  • Spotlight on Canada: Pinewood Toronto Studios

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    On September 16th, 411 Publishing, along with partners the Producers Guild of America and Entertainment Partners, kicked off their second production incentives webinar series.  This series’ kick-off took place during the Toronto International Film Festival and focused on the benefits of shooting in Canada, specifically British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.  Joe Chianese, Entertainment Partner’s Vice…

     

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  • The WIF Legacy Series And The UCLA Film & Television Archive

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    September was a robust month for the UCLA Film & Television Archive, a division of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.  Not only was their involvement in preserving 75 recently repatriated “lost films” announced by the Academy of Arts and Sciences at the beginning of September, they also were awarded the 2010 Special Medallion…

     

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  • The New Face Behind SMPTE

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    Barbara Lange found herself in a curious position: balancing the tried and true patterns of a long-running event and incorporating her own perceptions of the event’s goals and direction with rapidly changing technologies.  On October 26-28th, members of the SMPTE community as well as anyone interested in learning about the changes affecting the film and…

     

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  • Ford’s “Upstream” Discovered in New Zealand Vault

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    On the first day of September, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences  invited the American viewing public to see a film that had been presumed lost since its initial screening 83 years ago: John Ford’s silent feature “Upstream.”   “Upstream,” along with an additional 74 films dating from 1898 through 1929, was recently…

     

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  • LA 411 Enters the Mobile Age

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      411 Publishing received exciting news from the Apple headquarters September 21st.  The LA 411 app was approved and available for download through its iTune App Store.  The mobile version of LA 411 ushers the industry’s leading qualified production directory into the latest mode of all-inclusive connectivity – the mobile device.   The free, dedicated…

     

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  • Editors Gather To Discuss Their Trade

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    What does it take to be an editor today?  That was the primary discussion at this year’s EditFest LA.  With a room comprised primarily of working editors mixed with a healthy dose of students and editing assistants, panels of professional editors from the world of television and motion pictures met to discuss the art of…

     

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  • A Starry Night At Creative Emmys

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    When “Wizards of Waverly Place” won an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Programming last year, Peter Murrieta and his team found themselves in a “heart-stopping” moment of surprise.   Although their tickers kept on beating at this year’s Creative Arts Emmys when “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” won Outstanding Children’s Programming, receiving a second Emmy was…

     

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  • Production Incentives Webinar: Live From Toronto

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    As enthusiasm builds for the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, 411 Publishing, along with partners the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Entertainment Partners (EP), and webinar sponsor Pinewood Studio, announces a special film production incentive webinar focused on filming in Canada. The webinar will be streamed live on Thursday, September 16th beginning at 11:30am…

     

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  • Wickedly Fine Design – “Hell’s Kitchen”

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      It’s a misconception to think a reality show does not require a strong production designer who can fabricate the series’ perfect set, whether it be enhancing an existing structure or designing an entire area.  For the past seven years, John Janavs has been turning empty space into a restaurateur’s dream for the Gordon Ramsey…

     

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