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The Art of Production Design: A Panel Discussion with the Oscar Nominees


By: Art Directors Guild & SDSA | February 24, 2017

This year's Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from Arrival; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Hail,Caesar!; La La Land and Passengers will discuss their craft at the 11th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel presented by the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America's on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. The panel will be held at the Egyptian Theatre and is produced in association with the American Cinematheque and is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.

The Art Director Guild's past president Thomas A. Walsh and SDSA member Jan Pascale will moderate the discussion that includes the following design ...READ MORE>>


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By: LIGHTS! ACTION! COMPANY! | February 23, 2017

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By: Ben Kitay Stages | February 22, 2017


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FOURTH ANNUAL CHAPMAN/LEONARD FUNDRAISER & PRODUCT SHOWCASE 2017


By: Chapman Leonard | February 21, 2017

You are invited to attend:!

You are invited to attend:

FOURTH ANNUAL CHAPMAN/LEONARD FUNDRAISER & PRODUCT SHOWCASE 2017

Line up bright and early and be the first of 100 guests to enter our event to received an exclusive event day t-shirt!

All industry professionals & film students are welcome!

All attendees must donate a dollar to enter the event. In return you will automatically be ...READ MORE>>


Honoring Stories Worth Telling


By: New Media Film Festival | February 20, 2017

In the Spotlight today is the 8th Annual New Media Film Festival, named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the "Top 25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" - New Media year after year impresses international audiences with its diverse genres and cutting edge methods of storytelling. Offering more than 20 competitive categories that collectively celebrate a broad spectrum of storytelling - from web series to tablet media to 3D extravaganzas. With Virtual Reality and ...READ MORE>>


Now in SETDECOR!


By: Set Decorators of America | February 17, 2017

A special congratulations to the SDSA member

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Rose Brand is North America's largest provider of theatrical fabrics, fabrications and production supplies for the entertainment, event and display industries.


By: Rosebrand | February 16, 2017

Being in business since 1921, we've learned a thing or two about the entertainment, event, and display industries. What started as a small, family run business has grown into a national company employing over 250 people in two locations.

Ninety-five years ago we opened our doors on the Lower East Side of Manhattan selling rags. As time went by we expanded to the sale of theatrical fabrics and developed in-house, custom sewing capabilities. We also began carrying various production supplies and stage hardware. Fast forward to today and we're manufacturing custom theatrical and event drapery, backdrops and virtually anything sewn with fabric for venues that range from high school auditoriums to Radio City Music Hall. Our custom service also ...READ MORE>>


Hey Atlanta "Cars In America" is in Town!!


By: Cars In America | February 15, 2017

Home of the $3,500 Run of Show Cars. We Put Cars in the Movies and Your Events, Worldwide since 1994. Nationwide Picture Vehicles in 24 ...READ MORE>>



Canoga Village 3D Stages 1 and 4 Available Again February 18!


By: Canoga Village 3D Stages | February 14, 2017

Canoga Village 3D's biggest stage, Stage 1, is becoming available again on February 18! Newly refurbished offices, air-conditioning, tons of bathrooms, space, storage, and parking now available for your shooting needs! Anything from a one day rental for a commercial ...READ MORE>>


A1 Party Rentals New Products For 2017!


By: A1 Party Rentals | February 14, 2017

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The Appointment Group invites you to our annual private Global Entry TSA Pre Check Event.


By: The Appointment Group | February 13, 2017

The Appointment Group (TAG) is an award-winning global travel management company dedicated to clients from offices in London, Manchester, New York, Nashville, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore. For almost 30 years, TAG has been devoted to servicing global travel demands in multiple divisions including Film & Media. Headquartered in London with 300 employees worldwide, TAG is independently owned and operated and currently ranked as the 48th largest Travel Agency in the world by ...READ MORE>>


STEP AND REPEAT LA Valentine's Day Pink Carpet Sale!


By: Step and Repeat LA | February 10, 2017

At Step and Repeat LA, we specialize in step and repeats, providing high-quality logo backdrops and media walls for events around the U.S. We handle rush orders and
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RAMSES SIGNS NOW OFFERS LIGHTNING SPEED TURNAROUND TIMES


By: Ramses Signs | February 9, 2017

Ramses Signs, the industry's "go-to" sign company has added an exciting new service for 2017. As the demands for the entertainment industry keep getting faster, Ramses Signs meets the needs with a 24-hour turnaround times on all vinyl dye-cut orders with FREE delivery on orders over $60. We have in-house printing and plotting capabilities providing cost effective and time sensitive sign production in the greater Los Angeles area. We cater specifically to the film industry here in Los Angeles and also offer same day service.


For over 13 years Ramses Signs has been serving the industry as a full service sign shop and made to order custom ad art. We're located 1-block from Paramount Pictures in Hollywood and open 7 days a week. Last year we had the privilege of working with ...READ MORE>>


Step and Repeat LA Created a Media Wall for the Rebecca Minkoff Fashion Show in Los Angeles


By: Step and Repeat LA | February 9, 2017

Step and Repeat LA is a company that specializes in the creation of red carpet backdrops, or better known in the film and entertainment industry as 'step and repeats'. These backdrops feature an array of event sponsor logos that have been laid out in a step or diagonal pattern. Step and repeats are most commonly used for televised award ceremonies and film premieres and have become increasingly popular at grand openings, birthday parties and fundraisers.


Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff's playful and subtly edgy style can be seen on girls everywhere from downtown to uptown. Specializing in casual luxury handbags, accessories, and apparel, Rebecca grew up in San Diego designing and sewing clothes. Her skills prompted her to move to New York to pursue fashion immediately after graduating high school, which led to her launching a 5-piece apparel in ...READ MORE>>


ORIGINAL BACKDROPS FROM CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD FILMS TO BE SHOWCASED AT THE 21st ANNUAL ART DIRECTORS GUILD'S EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARDS


By: Art Directors Guild | February 9, 2017

Over 30 Backdrops from Films Such as "Singin' in the Rain," "Ben-Hur"
and "North by Northwest" Will Be Displayed at the Feb. 11 Ceremony


Monumental Hollywood backdrops from classic films such as Singin' in the Rain, Ben-Hur, Hello, Dolly! and North by Northwest will be showcased at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards (IATSE Local 800), held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland and hosted by Emmy®-winning comedian Patton Oswalt.

Hand-painted film backdrops from over 30 films will be displayed on canvas and on a large LED monitor during the pre-show cocktail reception and awards program. Guests will have the opportunity to take photos in front of the "Make Them Laugh" backing from Singin' in the Rain.

The awards presentation, organized by ADG Awards co-producer Thomas Walsh, is part of a continued ...READ MORE>>


FOUR HUGE NAB ANNOUNCEMENTS


By: Advantage Video Systems | February 8, 2017

Advantage Video Systems is announcing FOUR exciting FREE offers to help those who are thinking of attending NAB 2017 in Las Vegas, NV April 22-27. First is a FREE NAB Pass Code LV8668, next is the extremely popular AVS FREE NAB Concierge Service, third is a FREE Copy of the NAB Party & Event Guide and the last is an incredible Raffle worth over $3800.00 in prizes.

FREE NAB PASS + $100 off the conference package of your choice. Anyone who uses the code LV8668 will receive a free pass to NAB 2017. It is available for a limited time only, so please utilize it as well as share it with colleagues and friends.

When you apply code LV8668 to receive a pass for NAB, you will be entered into the raffle regardless of attendance. Each separate email is eligible to WIN one of these prizes so enter with multiple emails. You can also receive another raffle entry by signing up for the Complimentary NAB Concierge Service and coming by their booth SL13318.

The prizes in the AVS raffle include
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WARNER/CHAPPELL PRODUCTION MUSIC PROMOTES AARON GANT TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCTION


By: Warner/Chappell Production Music | February 7, 2017


Warner/Chappell Production Music is proud to announce the promotion of Aaron Gant, a 25-year veteran in the industry, to Senior Vice President of Production.

"Aaron's commitment to the company and creativity in finding and delivering new music and artists to our clients are incredible assets to Warner/Chappell Production Music," says President and CEO Randy Wachtler. "I appreciate the production team's dedication to unparalleled quality."

In the role, Gant oversees news music, custom projects, catalog production and studio operations at the Warner/Chappell Production Music studios in Nashville. He previously served as the Vice President of Production.

"I am excited to continue and further my contributions alongside the outstanding team here at Warner/Chappell Production Music," says Gant.

Gant began as an intern and rose to recording engineer at Non-Stop Productions. He ...READ MORE>>


Top 5 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Film Production


By: PACKAIR | February 7, 2017

1. Rent!


Without owning, you won't have to stick to any particular production equipment over long periods of time. You have the flexibility and freedom to employ the newest lenses, grips, lighting and sound gear on the block, month to month. Renting does not necessarily mean you will instantly save money compared to owning your own equipment. The most challenging renting question is - "what do you want versus what do you need?" The reason behind this perspective is to be mindful of whether or not the more expensive equipment will truly make a difference in what you are shooting. In business terms, return on investment (ROI) can be your renting compass when it comes to those tough decisions. Don't forget to get insurance on just about everything. The worst setback during the production process is suffering an expensive mistake that could have been prevented with simply buying insurance.

2. Master Logistics!


Organization and scheduling every detail is key. Knowing exactly what you need for how long will save you not only money but a lot of hassle when managing so many moving parts. Contacting a professional Logistics agent may assist with saving you future hassle. Packair ...READ MORE>>


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S "GAMECOCKS" AMONG ELITE UNIVERSITY SPORTS TEAMS TO RELY ON ARCHION'S EDITSTOR FOR STORAGE AND EDITORIAL OF ALL LIVE GAME VIDEO


By: Archion | February 6, 2017

Los Angeles, CA - Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, proudly announces that the University of Southern Carolina's (USC) Gamecock Productions has entrusted Archion's EditStor for the heavy post production demands of all video content captured live across 21 different school sports teams.

Archion was founded nearly two decades ago in the heart of Hollywood and has been providing shared storage solutions for the film and television industries since that time. Over the last decade, Archion has seen even greater adoption of its products and services by additional industries, including Corporate Media, Houses of Worship, Education and Sports. Archion is very pleased to be involved with elite university athletic programs across the U.S., such as those at USC, Stanford, and others.




Archion's client at South Carolina is Paul Danna, Director of USC's award winning Gamecock Productions, the post production unit of South Carolina's Athletics department. Danna, a 10-plus ...READ MORE>>


2017 Film Series at Cine Gear Expo: Call for Entries!


By: CineGear Expo | February 3, 2017

Dear Filmmaker,
Since 1996, Cine Gear Expo has served film and video industry professionals by providing them the opportunity to see the newest, cutting-edge equipment; to learn about new production services; and, to catch up with peers in a relaxing and social environment. As we prepare for our 22nd year, we welcome filmmakers to submit their projects to our Film Series. Categories include Music Videos, Independent Short Films, and Student Films.

This Film Series Competition is a great way to get noticed, gain recognition, and take home amazing prizes. All finalists will be invited to the VIP Party and awards ceremony. For the chance to showcase your work to an audience of industry professionals with finalists screened in a state of the art theater on the Paramount Studio Lot in Hollywood, California, submit your film today.

WE ARE OPEN FOR SUBISSIONS!
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EMMY-WINNING COMEDIAN PATTON OSWALT SET TO HOST THE 21st ANNUAL ART DIRECTORS GUILD'S EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARDS


By: Art Directors Guild | February 2, 2017

Oscar-Winning Director Brad Bird, Emmy-winning Production Designer René Lagler and late Production Designer Gene Allen will be honored at the Feb. 11 ceremony


LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2017 - Emmy®-winning comedian Patton Oswalt will host the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards (IATSE Local 800) announced today by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producers Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Walsh. The Awards, celebrating "Return to Hollywood," will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his Grammy®-nominated comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including Parks and Recreation, for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertain audiences. ...READ MORE>>


Media Storage Group Partners With Technology Equipment Manufacturers, Atomos & 1Beyond


By: Media Storage Group | February 2, 2017

Media Storage Group, a leading content archiving equipment and media provider, announced today a strategic reselling partnership with two key manufacturers that are on the cutting edge of workflow technologies, Atomos and 1 Beyond.


Atomos has redefined what monitors and recorders can do by merging what was once two separate features. Combining recording, playback, monitoring and editing into a single device.



1Beyond designs archiving and asset management products that offer a wide range of LTO appliances for onset, near set and post production archiving.


Media Storage Group is a VAR that helps corporations and entertainment companies acquire, distribute, backup, archive, and secure their data. They focus on unique challenges faced by data center managers, producers and editors by providing products and solutions to manage and safeguard data effectively and ...READ MORE>>


USITT Selects 10 Rising Theatre Artists for 2017 Young Designers & Technicians Awards


By: USITT | February 2, 2017

USITT will recognize 10 young technical theatre artists with its 2017 Young Designers & Technicians Awards in the performing arts.

The YD&T Awards bring acclaim and support to early career designers and technicians through generous funding from industry sponsors. The awards will be presented on Thursday, March 9 at 9:30 a.m. at USITT 2017 in St. Louis in a special session featuring Jay Duckworth. Duckworth is a Proptologist with over 20 years' experience in LORT & Off-Broadway theater, fast paced summer stocks, independent films, TV, music videos and over 50 Off-Broadway shows credit his name as a Props Master and Props Designer.

YD&T winners receive free conference registration to the four-day USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo, March 8-11, plus cash prizes and an impressive addition to their resumes. Listed below are the winners along with comments from their nominators.

Zelma H. Westfield Costume Design & Technology Award:
Marla Parker, Carnegie Mellon University
"Marla has a keen desire to pursue both the design and the making of costumes. She is an artist who has the rare ability to approach her work with equal confidence aesthetically and from a practical, organizational point of ...READ MORE>>


THE ARTERY CONTRIBUTES 3D VISUAL EFFECTS TO THE ACCLAIMED SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION "THE DISCOVERY"


By: The Artery | February 1, 2017

New Film, Starring Robert Redford, Jason Segal and Rooney Mara, Will Debut on Netflix March 31



New York, NY - Renowned Art + Technology company The Artery, which employs an award winning talent base of some of the most talented digital artists in the world to design, create and produce unique and compelling visual content across all screens, contributed over 70 visual effects shots to "The Discovery." The new film, which stars Robert Redford, Jason Segal and Rooney Mara, made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

"The Discovery" will launch globally on March 31 on Netflix. The storyline behind the film is as follows: One year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified, millions around the world have ended their own lives in order to "get there". A man and woman fall in love while coming to terms with their own tragic pasts and the true nature of the afterlife.


Primarily, The Artery's work for this film consisted of comping various different assets onto monitors, such as static, graphics and animation, and medical imagery. The company also did several invisible VFX shots, ...READ MORE>>


Sunbelt Rentals: Lights. Equipment. Action.


By: Sunbelt Rentals | February 1, 2017

Supporting the R.I.S.E. Program
In January 2016, Sunbelt Rentals entered into a partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation that provides tools and equipment at no cost for contractors and subcontractors building homes as part of the Foundation's R.I.S.E. program. R.I.S.E., which stands for restoring independence supporting empowerment, provides specially adapted custom smart homes for America's most severely wounded heroes and their families.

In addition, Sunbelt worked with two key equipment manufacturers to produce uniquely branded generators and manlifts supporting R.I.S.E. and Gary Sinise Foundation. A portion of the rental proceeds from these items is given back to the Foundation. Learn More.



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One of the largest equipment rental companies in North America and backed by a network of more than 600 locations, Sunbelt Rentals successfully services a variety of customers - from those in the commercial, residential, ...READ MORE>>


WARNER/CHAPPELL PRODUCTION MUSIC LANDS INTEL'S TOM BRADY SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL


By: Warner/Chappell Production Company | January 31, 2017

(Nashville, TN) Warner/Chappell Production Music secures an "Epic" placement in Intel's Tom Brady Super Bowl Commercial. Don't wait until Sunday to see the piece, you can view it below.



The commercial features the "Sports Open Theme" from the Non-Stop Producer Series entitled Classic Sports. The full track can be streamed by clicking here. The commercial is scheduled to air during the 2017 NFL Super ...READ MORE>>


Santa Clarita Film Office Sees Another Successful Year


By: Santa Clarita Film Office | January 30, 2017

The Santa Clarita Film Office experienced another great year for location filming in Santa Clarita. In 2016, the Film Office recorded 548 film permits and 1,366 film days, which generated an estimated economic impact of $33.1 million to the local community.

This is the fourth year in a row the estimated economic impact generated from location filming has reached $30 million or more. Additionally, this is the third year in a row the Film Office has recorded more than 500 permits and more than 1,300 film days. Not included in the reported numbers are the film days and economic benefit from filming that takes place on certified sound stages, which does not require a film permit.

Many factors have contributed to the continued success and appeal of filming in Santa Clarita, including the City's Movie Ranch Overlay Zone and Film Incentive Program, along with the California Film and ...READ MORE>>


Creative Handbook at the ASC Open House!


By: The American Society of Cinematographers | January 30, 2017

Super excited to have the Creative Handbook handed out to the attendees of the American Society of Cinematographers (American Cinematographer) Open house, held to help celebrate the upcoming 31st annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards at the historic American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Hollywood over this last weekend.

Many of this year's ASC Awards honorees and nominees were in attendance. Such people include:

Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Edward Lachman, ASC
Career Achievement in ...READ MORE>>


2017 NALIP OFFICIAL SELECTION: Now Accepting Submissions until April 7th


By: National Association of Latino Independent Producers | January 27, 2017

The NALIP Official Selection is a unique showcase of short form content by NALIP members. Together, these works feature a variety of subjects, voices and viewpoints that attest to the rich and talented diversity of the NALIP community. A winner from the selection will be announced at the Opening Night Launch Screening of the NALIP Media Summit (June 22-25, 2017) on June 24th, 2017!



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Alliance Grip & Lighting Has Relocated!


By: Alliance Grip & Lighting | January 26, 2017

Alliance Grip & Lighting has moved and our new location is 759 Arroyo St., San Fernando, CA. Alliance Grip & Lighting has taken an all new approach to how grip trucks are built. Targeting today's fast paced market, we provide trucks that are quick and efficient to work from, making your project, no matter how big or small a success. For all your grip and electric needs we have the perfect truck for you.



Call us @ (213) 819-1777
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Riverside International Film Festival Now Accepting Film Submissions


By: 15th Annual Riverside International Film Festival | January 25, 2017

The Riverside International Film Festival (RIFF) is in its 14th year in its journey to becoming the premier film festival in the region and on the international festival scene. This year's festival will also feature music performances and host panels on music as it relates to film.

This season will see ten days of independent cinema showcasing feature, short, documentary and animated films from Hollywood and the rest of the world.

We look ...READ MORE>>


RELOCATING! MODERN PROPS: WHERE THINGS ARE


By: Modern Props | January 24, 2017

Modern Props is a full service prop house specializing in Modern, Contemporary, Futuristic & Electronic Props. We have a huge rental selection of well-maintained props ...READ MORE>>



Primerica Selects Archion's EDITSTOR Product for Versatile, High Speed Storage Assignments During Live Company Events


By: Archion Technologies | January 23, 2017

Los Angeles, CA, - Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, is pleased to announce that Primerica, Inc., a leading distributor of financial products to middle income households in North America, has selected Archion Technologies' EditStor shared storage solution for versatile, high speed storage assignments by the company's editors while traveling across North America to various live Primerica company events.

Archion offers an award winning EditStor media storage product line which is trusted by media departments within many of the largest corporations around the globe. In addition to Primerica, Archion's corporate client base includes such other major entities as Callaway, NCR, Shaklee, Sony, Uber and Twitch.

Mike Ziegenbein, Chief Engineer and VP with Primerica's Media Department, is Archion's longtime client. The department is comprised of about 20 people, including several producers, editors, and ...READ MORE>>


CHASING BANANA: ONE GIRL'S QUEST TO FIND BRITNEY SPEARS'S 2001 VMA SNAKE


By: MTV News | January 20, 2017

HERE'S WHAT THE FAMOUS ALBINO BURMESE PYTHON IS UP TO NOW



It's been nearly 15 years since Britney Spears sashayed across the VMAs stage with an albino Burmese python casually draped around her shoulders. The moment - forever burned in my memory as the singular most important event to ever happen [to adolescent me] - became iconic, and in many ways, synonymous with the MTV Video Music Awards.

Ask any Millennial to name a favorite VMAs performance and chances are Spears's snake dance tops the list. It was also a Big Fucking Deal™ for Banana, the seven-foot albino Burmese python who graced the shoulders of greatness that September night at New York City's Metropolitan Opera House.

Since making its debut at the 2001 VMAs, Banana the snake has become a mythical figure in Spears's legacy. It represents the pinnacle of Spears's success. The snake even has its own Tumblr account. There's a reason MTV recruited another albino Burmese python to announce the pop star's performance at the upcoming 2016 VMAs. But what do we really know about this so-called Banana?

Back in 2012, Spears reassured the internet that her famous VMAs partner was still alive and that "her" name was Banana. That was all we really knew about this legendary reptile - until now. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the pop star's "I'm a Slave 4 U" VMAs performance, I decided to put my NYU Journalism degree to the test and find Banana. What I thought was going to be an easy Google search, however, took an unexpected turn, and I ended up learning more than I ever expected to know about albino Burmese pythons - and, surprisingly, Britney's impact on their popularity.

Britney Spears and Other's Snake Encounters


My quest began with a simple search: "Albino Burmese Python Banana Britney Spears." I immediately clicked on the seemingly helpful link, "Britney Spears's Scandalous VMAs Snake: Where Is It Now?" But that article did not tell me where Banana was now; that article lied to me. However, it ...READ MORE>>


Safari Technologies is the leader is camera-rigging technology


By: Safari Technologies | January 19, 2017

he cutting edge technology of the SR4 allows cameras to be used in ways you have never dreamed.

Safari Technologies used the SR4 camera rig for this shoot for Jaguar.




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Geico commercial: Monitors, desks, & digital clocks by LCWPROPS!


By: LCW Props | January 18. 2017

Largest online selection in Hollywood. Over 50 specialties including, Server Racks, Nautical, Paperwork, Laboratory, Tanks, Power & Control Boxes, Rigged Electronics, Steampunk, Cases & Crates, etc. Production rental discounts!



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ABOUT CINEMA VEHICLES


By: Cinema Vehicles | January 17, 2017

For over 40 years, Cinema Vehicles has been the largest supplier of vehicles to the Film, Television and TV Commercial industry in the country with the most comprehensive owned and operated fleet in the business. Situated on an 8-acre property in the heart of North Hollywood's bustling movie production scene, Cinema Vehicles' amenities include automotive shops, paint booths and a full service custom fabrication department.

PROUD TO BE A PART OF MOVIE HISTORY
From famous picture car builds like "Eleanor" in Gone in 60 Seconds, to the armored troop carriers in the The Hunger Games and the next Bourne Identity sequel, as well as the hero cars in Ant-Man, Sons of Anarchy and the Rush Hour TV series, Cinema Vehicles is the most trusted automotive supplier and custom fabricator in the entertainment industry. You've also seen our work in movies like Austin Powers, Die Hard IV, The Dukes of ...READ MORE>>


AWARDS SEASON 101: WHERE TO PRIMP & PARTY LIKE A CELEB


By: Visit West Hollywood | January 16, 2017

Awards show season is upon us and it's all anyone can talk about. Who will win the most prestigious awards? What will they be wearing when they do? Where will the winners go to celebrate their victories after the show? Even if you're not up for an Academy Award this year, you can still participate in all the fun and excitement of the season. Pamper yourself with a "red carpet" treatment at a West Hollywood salon, get your favorite celeb's look or visit stars' top places to eat in WeHo.

RED CARPET TREATMENT


You may not be on the big screen, but you can look the part. If you just want the star treatment in general, Alex Roldan (at The London West Hollywood) is known as Hollywood's "Guru to the Stars" and Ken Paves has styled A-list celebs like Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson, Lady Gaga, Megan Fox and more. On a budget? Drybar will give you a wash and style, any way you want, for just $40. Enlist Dry-on-the-Fly for just $95 and stylists will even come to your house and prep you!


Once you have the perfect hair, it's time to prepare your skin. Stars love Kinara for its luxurious treatments. If you have the time, indulge in the Red Carpet Ready Treatment, which boasts a red carpet facial, Kinara body peel and a red carpet manicure and pedicure. If you only have an ...READ MORE>>


1 Stop Lighting & Grip says Power Gems 'best investment ever made'


By: Power Gems | January 13, 2017

We were bowled over when Brian Glassman of 1 Stop Lighting & Grip got in touch to tell us how Power Gems ballasts help his business.



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Chapman/Leonard Fourth Annual Non-Profit Product Showcase


By: Chapman/Leonard | January 12, 2017

to benefit the Noah Marks Educational Fund



Please join Chapman/Leonard in efforts to making a difference in Noah Marks' life. Noah is the Son of our late Technician, James Marks, who passed away suddenly from a heart attack. One of James' many wishes was to ensure that Noah had the greatest educational experience.

Alongside raising funds for Noah's education, you will have great hands-on experience with our telescoping cranes, dollies, remote camera systems, camera cars & much more! Be involved in mini seminars and workshops by Tiffen/Steadicam, Arri & the SOC (just to name a few). It's a grand event full of tasty treats including In & Out and various dessert options!

Visit our event Facebook page to keep up to date & Register Today!


*Raffle tickets will be available for purchase online and upon entry. Winners must be present to receive prize*
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Join The Special Event Conference and Tradeshow in Long Beach!


By: Join The Special Event Conference and Tradeshow in Long Beach! | January 11, 2017

At The Special Event (TSE), the industry's largest tradeshow and conference for event professionals, you'll connect with over 5,000 event colleagues, exhibitors, and mentors. During your time at TSE, you can select from over 100 education sessions, attend showcasing events, network with fellow event profs, and browse through thousands of products on the exhibit hall floor. If you produce events, TSE is your show!


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ARCHION'S AWARD WINNING EDITSTOR MEDIA STORAGE SOLUTIONS NOW FEATURE ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE, CAPACITY AND FUNCTIONALITY ENHANCEMENTS


By: ARCHION | January 10, 2017

Los Angeles, CA - Archion Technologies, a leader in intelligent, ultra high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its award winning EditStor media storage product line, comprised of the EditStor EO, EditStor Velo, EditStor Omni and Omni Hybrid, now feature additional performance, capacity and functionality enhancements.

Today's announcement follows the conclusion of 2016, a record year for Archion of increased company sales and technological advancements. Archion's shared media storage solutions were utilized to accelerate editorial, finishing & color grading, graphics, and visual effects workflows by a diverse range of clients in numerous fields, including broadcast, film, TV, gaming, government, education and corporate media.

Also during 2016, Archion's powerful EditStor products became certified for several industry leading technologies, including Telestream Vantage and Blackmagic's Davinci Resolve.

"During this past year, we continued to make significant technological improvements to our EditStor ...READ MORE>>


MASTERSFX Hits Career High At 30 Year Milestone: Creature FX Company's Busier Than Ever As Latest Projects Include: "Underworld: Blood Wars,"
"Legion," "The Expanse," "Prison Break," & More


By: MASTERSFX | January 10, 2017

Hollywood, CA -- Looking back at a career that's lived-through 30 years of industry change - from globalization and digitization of staid production efficiencies, to computer graphic visual effects, to 'there's an APP for that' - award winning Todd Masters, Founder and President of acclaimed creature FX studio MASTERSFX, says he is amazed at how his practical FX continue to STILL be in demand - even more prevalent - in today's crowded field of digital visual effects.

"The hand-crafted art of make-up effects, prosthetics and highly realistic artificial bodies, remains at the core of our business for 30 years now!" Masters said excitedly, celebrating his milestone. "Our physical, on-set practical FX work is very-much in demand these days. I'd even say, we've been busier these last couple of years, more than I can ever recall. That surprises even me."

He states that a current crop of in-the-know filmmakers has helped the resurgence - demanding a more believable and organic look for their film's FX. "Many of today's renowned directors were kids when I started this business. And like me, they grew up watching monster movies and dreaming of creation. Because of this childhood wonder, and their passion for realizing these creations - we find that many are prefer having these things show up on set - integrating the onset practical FX, with digital work. Directors like Adam Wingard, Christopher Nolan, Guillermo del Toro, JJ Abrams, James Gunn are poster boys for the love of practical FX."

In MFXLA - John Wrightson sculpts an unused partial Marius creature


Masters' company's experience mixing practical work into modern visual effects -- along with many other methodological changes in his company, seems to be the key to their vibrancy. "Practical FX work onset not only can help with budgets, but it often grounds the film into some reality. If everything has a magical appearance to it, it's difficult for audiences to grasp story and parse objectively."

Masters points to the recent "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" films and how ...READ MORE>>


Shot at Line 204


By: Line 204 | January 9, 2017

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
2016 ARTIST ROUNDTABLE
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"We have a female protagonist that has a belly, crazy hair...thinking about my two god-daughters, what women must go through at such a young age of being ashamed of their body."

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CES 2017 Unveils Game-Changing Innovation to the World


By: CES | January 6, 2017

Product debuts from largest show floor in CES history and keynotes from Carnival Corp., Huawei and Nissan open world's largest innovation event


Las Vegas, NV - The future of technology was unveiled yesterday on opening day of CES® 2017, as more than 3,800 companies debuted products across a record 2.6 million net square feet of exhibit space. Opening day featured future-focused product announcements and keynotes from the leaders of Carnival Corp., Huawei and Nissan, in addition to a C Space keynote with chairman and senior executive of IAC and Expedia, Inc. Barry Diller and chairman and CEO of MediaLink Michael E. Kassan. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, CES 2017 runs through Sunday, January 8, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Keynotes
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA kicked off CES 2017 by exploring how technology transcends industries, transforms lives and fosters innovation. "Today's innovators are working long hours and late nights to change lives for the better - and in some cases they're saving lives," he said. Shapiro announced that CTA will invest $1 million in five initiatives to help create better paying American jobs that maintain U.S. leadership in technology and innovation. "Our industry supports 15 million jobs and it's time those of ...READ MORE>>


NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR ART DIRECTORS GUILD 21st ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARDS


By: The Art Directors Guild Local 800 | January 5, 2017

Awards Celebrate "Return to Hollywood" Feb. 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom



There is a TIE in two categories resulting in six nominees respectively:
PERIOD FILM and VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES


Nominees for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in 11 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos were announced today by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards Producers Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Walsh. The 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards celebrating "Return to Hollywood" will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM ARE:


PERIOD FILM *tie
CAFÉ SOCIETY
Production Designer: SANTO LOQUASTO
FENCES
Production Designer: DAVID GROPMAN
HACKSAW RIDGE
Production Designer: BARRY ROBISON
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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US AT PACKAIR!


By: PackAir | January 4, 2017

PACKAIR IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE IT IS RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH ITS NEW BRANCHES IN ATLANTA AND IN HAWAII!

PACKAIR IS CELEBRATING ITS 44TH YEAR AS THE PREMIER INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING & TRANSPORTATION LOGISTICS COMPANY




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Happy New Year From Spekulor


By: Spekulor Rentals and Service | January 3, 2017

Get 20% off for your first 2017 rentals



Thank you for your support. From all of us at Spekulor Corp, we hope you're having a wonderful holiday season and that the New Year brings each of you creative and personal success.

We're sincerely grateful that you choose us to help with your projects, and we hope to continue to do so in the coming year. 2017 promises many new developments, and we're all committed to helping you integrate them into your productions.



Please don't hesitate to call us anytime with questions or requests, and as always, in the coming year we'll do ...READ MORE>>


2017 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS - L.A. REGION NOMINEES


By: FilmL.A. | December 30. 2016

Earlier this month, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2017 Golden Globes. And in all, Los Angeles based projects received 35 total nominations!

Leading in Golden Globes nominations was LaLa Land with seven nominations including Best Motion Picture. The nomination for Best Performance by and Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy went to Ryan Gosling, Best Performance by and Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy went to Emma Stone, Best Director-Damien Chazelle, Best Original Screenplay, Best Song and Best Score.

Next in line for the Los Angeles region was The People VS O.J. Simpson with five nominations including Best Limited Series, Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Courtney B. Vance, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series for Motion Picture Made for Television for Sarah Paulson, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series for Motion Picture Made for Television for Sterling K Brown and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series for Motion Picture Made for Television for John Travolta.

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The Palm Springs International Film Society Film Festival is January 2-16


By: The Palm Springs International Film Society | December 29, 2016

The Palm Springs International Film Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness.

Palm Springs International Film Society strives for a world in which enlightenment, knowledge and tolerance prevail. We believe film as an art form has the power to bridge cultures and illuminate the universality of the human experience.

The Palm Springs International Film Society enthusiastically pursues its artistic and public service goals; to enrich, to educate, to entertain, to initiate cultural dialogue and celebrate cinematic excellence in any language. Our principles objectives encompass promoting film to an ever-widening audience as a powerful medium that inspires creativity, encourages introspection and compels exploration. The Society aims for a leadership role in providing an extensive forum for multicultural exchange in the Coachella Valley and beyond.

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Star Trek Beyond with I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild


By: Steve Buscaino | Make-up Artist | I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 | December 28, 2016

It is rare these days, for a film studio to develop a project that showcases make-up prosthetics to the level of quality and quantity that is seen in Paramount's new film, Star Trek Beyond. Of course, there are film and television shows that feature numerous make-ups but typically, they are not as extensive as this. The make-up designs in Star Trek Beyond were developed into 56 different alien races with multiple make-ups within those races, almost all of which were full head coverage involving intricate painting and detail. The challenge on this film would be to keep the complexity and quantities of the make-ups under control and get everything built in a short time frame while still pushing the aesthetic of the alien characters.


Star Trek alien Natalia

Not too many years ago, make-up budgets and time schedules were much larger and longer. Those were the good old days and are now long gone! So when producer Jeffrey Chernov asked Joel Harlow to head up the Make-up Department for the film, ...READ MORE>>


The Imperial Art Studios: Raw Warehouse Spaces


By: The Imperial Art Studio | December 27, 2016

Welcome to Imperial Art Studios! We specialize in providing raw Warehouse Spaces for Filming, Photography, and Special Events. We also have several secure and unique locations that can be utilized for Prop/Set Design, Installations Builds, Pop-Up Parties, Festivals, Non-Profit Functions and Fundraisers, Art Galleries, Temp Controlled Storage and all other creative needs.


Our proven track record of providing immaculate service to those who do business with Imperial Arts speaks for itself, having played host to big budget feature films and large scale festivals, no project is too big or small for Imperial.
We have a growing inventory of over two dozen optimal locations across the Los Angeles area and continue to expand on a regular basis to help fulfill the needs of creative communities everywhere. So thanks for checking us out for your unique location needs, give us a shout, we'd ...READ MORE>>


John Hart Insurance Encourages The Entertainment Industry To Start Planning For 2017


By: John Hart Insurance | December 22, 2016

Los Angles California -- John Hart Insurance Agency is a leading provider of entertainment insurance in California. It is that time of year to review your business plans and look forward to a prosperous 2017. Part of your planning should include an entertainment insurance review. Your business changes, and so do your exposures. Here are some factors to consider when designing your 2017 entertainment insurance program.

‣ Are you adding staff? Your workers' compensation program may need updating
‣ Do you plan any foreign productions in 2017? If so you will need special coverage.
‣ Are you purchasing any new props or equipment? This may impact your property insurance.
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