Panavision congratulates Academy Gold intern grads

Panavision, which has supported the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences diversity and inclusion program, sent out congratulations to the graduates of the Gold Internship Program. The Academy Gold Program is a multi-tiered educational and experiential initiative designed to enhance and extend an industry-wide diversity internship enhancement program under the Academy brand. The initiative … Continue reading “Panavision congratulates Academy Gold intern grads”

‘BlacKkKlansman’ DP Irvin teams with Panavision for ’70s feel

Director Spike Lee, Cinematographer Chayse Irvin turn to Panavision to achieve a gritty ‘70s look   This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hundreds of torch-wielding white supremacists gathered on the campus of the University of Virginia, chanting “Jews will not replace us!” and “Blood and Soil.” The following … Continue reading “‘BlacKkKlansman’ DP Irvin teams with Panavision for ’70s feel”

AFI Fest 2022 announces cultural partners and sponsors

This is a big week in LA. Not only does the American Film Market kick off live, but so does Reel 360 News’ favorite film festival, AFI FEST 2022. The American Film Institute announced today the sponsors and cultural supporters for AFI FEST 2022. AT&T returns as the festival’s Premium Sponsor and is committed to elevating … Continue reading “AFI Fest 2022 announces cultural partners and sponsors”

23rd annual Ojai Film Festival returns as hybrid

Early November is a busy month in Los Angeles for film festivals. The Ojai Film Festival returns November 3-20, 2022 for its 23rd year with both in-person and virtual events, celebrating the works of filmmakers from around the world. The official festival schedule includes 84 selected films (varying from features, shorts, documentaries, and animated films), over a … Continue reading “23rd annual Ojai Film Festival returns as hybrid”

Light Iron names Ian Kerner VP of Business Development

Light Iron has welcomed industry veteran Ian Kerner as the company’s new VP of Business Development. Kerner works out of Light Iron’s Los Angeles facility, supporting the company’s sales strategy. Reporting to and working closely with Katie Fellion, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Post Production Strategy at Light Iron, Kerner oversees global sales … Continue reading “Light Iron names Ian Kerner VP of Business Development”

Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards

The 2022 ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography ceremony — clocking in at two hours and 30 minutes — was the first major in-person event held at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for more than two years. And it not only celebrated excellence in the art form, but the enduring spirit of all who worked under difficult … Continue reading “Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards”

Light Iron expands colorist roster, leadership team

Light Iron has expanded its pool of creative talent with the hiring of colorist Arianna Shining Star. The company has also announced that post-production veteran Liam Ford has joined Light Iron’s leadership team as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technical Operations. Working from Light Iron’s Los Angeles facility, Arianna will support clients globally by … Continue reading “Light Iron expands colorist roster, leadership team”

Light Iron promotes Ethan Schwartz to Senior Colorist

Light Iron, the post-production creative-services division of Panavision, is thrilled to announce that Ethan Schwartz has been promoted to Senior Colorist. Based out of Light Iron’s Los Angeles facility, Schwartz will continue to support clients globally. Schwartz’s recent credits include the series What We Do in the Shadows and MacGruber and the features Pink Skies Ahead and Palm Springs. He joined Light Iron … Continue reading “Light Iron promotes Ethan Schwartz to Senior Colorist”

And the Oscar-Qualification goes to… The winners of 17th HollyShorts

Three films from HollyShorts Film Festival’s 17th edition are moving on to be qualified for Oscar gold in 2022. On October 1st, the organizers behind the Academy Awards-qualifying festival presented over 35 awards at the Harmony Gold Theater in Hollywood, CA. Hosted by Kevin Winston, founder and CEO of Digital LA, and internationally recognized influencer … Continue reading “And the Oscar-Qualification goes to… The winners of 17th HollyShorts”

Ben Strebel directs new Skrillex video Butterflies

Biscuit Filmworks director Ben Strebel makes a stunning return to music videos with his latest for Skrillex, Starrah & Four Tet’s new track Butterflies.   Displaying Strebel’s trademark attention to detail and heightened narrative sensibility also presents a moving and deeply heartfelt portrait of the hopes, anxieties, and aspirations of a generation of youth whose relationships … Continue reading “Ben Strebel directs new Skrillex video Butterflies”

‘1, 2, 3, All Eyes on Me’ wins Grand Prix at HollyShorts

HollyShorts Film Festival has announced the 2020 winners of their “Sweet 16” year. 40 industry leaders and storytellers served on this year’s Jury to award 36 short films and screenplays out of over 400 official selections from the virtual festival. Of the 36 awards, three were honored with the top prize of becoming qualified for … Continue reading “‘1, 2, 3, All Eyes on Me’ wins Grand Prix at HollyShorts”

21st annual Newport Beach Film Fest goes virtual

The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announces that the annual event will go virtual October 1st – 11th, 2020 on NewportBeachFilmFest.com. The virtual Festival will showcase an international slate of 40 feature-length narrative and documentary films and 231 short films. The Festival will host virtual filmmaker conversations and ‘Industry Talks’. Originally scheduled for April 2020, … Continue reading “21st annual Newport Beach Film Fest goes virtual”

Oscars launch virtual Gold mentorship program

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments from 19 partner companies in its fourth year of Academy Gold, an entertainment industry internship enhancement and mentorship program for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities.  The alumni program has been established to provide a continuum of support for all participants in … Continue reading “Oscars launch virtual Gold mentorship program”

Protokulture creates dope AICP sponsorship video

When you’re always the last stop on the AICP NEXT Awards Show tour year after year, you know you have to come hard. There’s a reason (actually multiple) why the chatter among producers, creatives and reps, around the country,  is that Chicago is their favorite AICP city stop. The city’s advertising peeps from agencies to … Continue reading “Protokulture creates dope AICP sponsorship video”

Cinematographer Guild to screen awards at Logan

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) presents the 2019 Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA) spotlighting promising cinematographers and providing crucial exposure needed to succeed in the motion picture industry. Now in its 23rd year, the Emerging Cinematographers Awards are the only awards in the industry that specifically celebrates the work of up-and-coming cinematographers, … Continue reading “Cinematographer Guild to screen awards at Logan”

Hollyshorts announces Oscar-qualifying winners

6,000 submissions, 400 official selections, and 10 days later, the HollyShorts Film Festival announced their top 36 prizes for their landmark 15th year. This past Saturday in Hollywood, three of the festival’s films officially became qualified to make a run at 2020 Oscar gold. Last year, Skin, famously went on to win the Academy Award … Continue reading “Hollyshorts announces Oscar-qualifying winners”

Hollywood likely on midnight train out of Georgia

Georgia has benefited in a big way economically from Hollywood movie production in the state, but that could be changing due to a pending anti-abortion bill that may drive the movie industry away. On May 7, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the bill, which would outlaw abortions after six weeks and is scheduled to go … Continue reading “Hollywood likely on midnight train out of Georgia”

Prince Estate Launches First Wave of Prince Catalog

Prince Anthology: 1995-2010 the most provocative, experimental and soulful music of his career   Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is launching its first round of Prince catalog digital releases today, August 17. The first wave of Prince catalog titles to be released through an exclusive agreement struck in June between SME and … Continue reading “Prince Estate Launches First Wave of Prince Catalog”

Durable Goods’ Chappell warps reality for Arctic Monkeys music video ‘Four Out Of Five’

Video shot over two days in Northern England at Castle Howard was one of the many locations in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon Durable Goods director Ben Chappell teamed up with longtime collaborator Aaron Brown to put a spin on reality in a surreal music video for English rock band’s Arctic Monkeys’ first single Four Out … Continue reading “Durable Goods’ Chappell warps reality for Arctic Monkeys music video ‘Four Out Of Five’”