Will Smith, Chris Rock and the Slap heard ’round the world

History was made at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday. We’re not talking about how CODA was the first movie distributed by a streaming service (Apple+) to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, or that it won every Academy Award it was nominated for, or that it was the first film to win Best … Continue reading “Will Smith, Chris Rock and the Slap heard ’round the world”

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”

Reverie signs creative powerhouse Walter Thompson-Hernández

Content studio Reverie has signed the creatively multi-faceted director Walter Thompson-Hernández to their distinctive roster of talent. Known for his award-winning storytelling across journalism, podcasts, and film, Thompson-Hernández’s work seeks to meditate on ideas related to belonging in communities of color throughout the United States and the world. “My work as a writer-director has been … Continue reading “Reverie signs creative powerhouse Walter Thompson-Hernández”

A remake of Gareth Evans’ The Raid is coming to Netflix

Michael Bay and XYZ Films have announced a reimagining of Gareth Evans’ classic The Raid is heading to Netflix. Patrick Hughes (The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, The Man from Toronto) will pen the film with James Beaufort and direct the feature, with Michael Bay and XYZ Films producing.  A description from Netflix says, “In Philadelphia’s drug-infested ‘Badlands’, an … Continue reading “A remake of Gareth Evans’ The Raid is coming to Netflix”

Director Chloé Zhao joins Superprime

Los Angeles-based production company Superprime has added two-time Academy Award-winning Chloé Zhao (Nomadland, The Eternals) to its roster of talented filmmakers. Chloé is a Chinese writer, director, editor and producer.  In September, Chloé appeared on Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, on the heels of repeatedly making history … Continue reading “Director Chloé Zhao joins Superprime”

Netflix positions itself for Oscar gold

The Oscars are just around the corner and Netflix is leading the way with a collection of films released on the streaming platform that are getting buzz for the top prizes. Just last year, Netflix had an impressive lineup at the 92nd Academy Awards and it looks like this year will follow suit. At the … Continue reading “Netflix positions itself for Oscar gold”

Make the Yuletide Gay with this LGBTQ+ Christmas movie List

Have yourself a merry little Christmas, make the Yuletide gay. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the hap-happiest season of all, with those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings when friends come to call! Don we now our gay apparel and settle in on the couch with the remote and enjoy yourself … Continue reading “Make the Yuletide Gay with this LGBTQ+ Christmas movie List”

Grown-up problems aren’t just for Grown-ups in Kids Help Phone campaign

Adults are taken more seriously than kids, and so are their problems. But here’s the thing: kids have adult-sized problems. Anxiety, depression, grief – their problems are big and need to be heard. That’s why Kids Help Phone is giving them an adult voice to make sure they’re taken seriously too. In their first campaign for … Continue reading “Grown-up problems aren’t just for Grown-ups in Kids Help Phone campaign”

Our top 15 Thanksgiving movies

Thanksgiving has many traditions in not only food dishes, but also entertainment. And in a time where we are in the middle of a pandemic, we can use some entertainment. Some people enjoy watching endless hours of football, while others take the time to listen to Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” in its entirety. I, on … Continue reading “Our top 15 Thanksgiving movies”

Cabin makes room for five new editors and New Head of Production

Cabin Editing Company today announced a major expansion of its New York office, with six new hires including head of production Sari Resnick, and five new editors: Alvaro del Val, Carla Luffe, Nina Sacharow, Dylan Edwards, and Matt Schaff. Cabin editor Robert Lopuski has also joined the company’s New York roster from Los Angeles. Cabin’s … Continue reading “Cabin makes room for five new editors and New Head of Production”

Cloud 21 & Kultura PR presents 4th annual Production Without Borders

Cloud 21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to present the fourth annual “Production Without Borders” special event that will be held on November 2, 2021, at 2 PM PST during the 2021 virtual American Film Market. “We’re delighted to announce the fourth annual Production Without Borders event,” comments event co-producer Nicole Muj, president/founder Kultura PR International. “Our … Continue reading “Cloud 21 & Kultura PR presents 4th annual Production Without Borders”

Netflix introduces Inaugural Class of the NALIP Latino Lens: Women of Color

Earlier this year, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) teamed up with Netflix to create the NALIP Latino Lens™: Narrative Short Film Incubator for Women of Color, an incubator program that provides four writers/or directors who identify as women of color with the opportunity to develop and produce an original short film. This partnership … Continue reading “Netflix introduces Inaugural Class of the NALIP Latino Lens: Women of Color”

Jamie Lee Curtis reunites with original cast members in Halloween Kills featurette

BlumFest Live just held its second annual event and to celebrate, the horror company released a new featurette for Halloween Kills featuring Jamie Lee Curtis and original stars Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Charlie Cypher and Nancy Stephens. (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) In 2018, David Gordon Green’s Halloween, starring icon Jamie Lee … Continue reading “Jamie Lee Curtis reunites with original cast members in Halloween Kills featurette”

Sanctuary Content signs rising Director Aisha Ford

Sanctuary Content signs award-winning filmmaker Aisha Ford to their roster. A writer and director currently studying as a fourth-year MFA film student at the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts, the signing marks Ford’s first official representation in the industry. Ford is off to a roaring start with Sanctuary Content , having recently been awarded her first official … Continue reading “Sanctuary Content signs rising Director Aisha Ford”

A chat with the director of horror short Intrepidus, Alex Greenlee

Intrepidus, a fabulous new horror short directed by writer Alex Greenlee debuted at the Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival last week. The film harkens back to great 1980’s monster in the woods films such as Friday the 13th. Starring Michael Horse (Twin Peaks, Call of the Wild), Justin Rain (Fear the Walking Dead, Blackstone), and Cha-tah … Continue reading “A chat with the director of horror short Intrepidus, Alex Greenlee”

Actor Michael K. Williams remembered by his colleagues

Many were expecting Michael K. Williams to win a posthumous Emmy, however Emmy voting ended August 30, a week before Williams died of a possible drug overdose. The actor was heavily favored to win best drama supporting actor for HBO’s now canceled Lovecraft Country, but Tobias Menzies took “the crown” instead as Prince Philip on … Continue reading “Actor Michael K. Williams remembered by his colleagues”

Over 300 films selected for 17th annual Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts

The Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival is back and ready for its close-up. After a year of virtual screenings, panels, and endless Zoom meetings, the world’s largest short film festival will host its first-ever hybrid event from September 23-October 1, 2021. The organizers behind HollyShorts have announced over 300 out of 5,000 submissions made the cut and were … Continue reading “Over 300 films selected for 17th annual Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts”

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