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Zorthian Ranch Social: An Exhibition of the Crafts, Talents, Goods, & Wares!

By: Zorthian Ranch | December 15, 2017

An Exhibition of the Crafts, Talents, Goods & Wares of the Z Ranch Community!


Donate a banner with Step & Repeat LA to fire relief charities!

By: Step and Repeat LA | December 14, 2017

Many people, animals and non-profits were affected by the fires in Southern California last week. The Creek fire was literally right down the street from where we are located! We are continuing #GivingTuesday until December 31, 2017, and what a better way to give than by supporting the charities that helped so many people and their animals! Donating a banner to a local charity can help them with future fundraisers they will be having in order to rebuild what their communities have lost. Here are just a few that need help.

The Gentle Barn - Local animal sanctuary that helped rescue and give refuge to 30 horses from the Creek fire.

United Ways LA

L.A. County Animal Care Foundation and Noah's Legacy fund

Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation

Catholic Charities website

What: Give to your favorite charity for #GivingTuesday
When: Offer goes through December 31, 2017. ...READ MORE>>

Mob Scene Bolsters Executive Team with Two Senior Level Promotions: Jason Groff Becomes President, Mitchell Rubinstein Named COO

By: Mob Scene | December 11, 2017

Los Angeles, CA - Mob Scene, one of Hollywood's leading entertainment marketing agencies for major motion picture studios, television networks, and production companies, has bolstered its executive team with two senior level promotions: Jason Groff has been named the company's President, while Mitchell Rubinstein becomes its Chief Operating Officer. The announcement was made today by Thomas Grane, CEO, Mob Scene.

Mob Scene Execs left to right Mitchell Rubinstein, Tom Grane, Jason Groff

Prior to their promotions, Groff had been the company's Executive Vice President of Operations; Rubinstein had been Mob Scene's Senior Vice President of Creative Content. In their new posts, Groff will oversee all of Mob Scene's businesses and creative services. Rubinstein will be responsible for oversight of the agency's overall daily operations across all divisions.

Regarding today's announcement, Grane said, "Jason and Mitchell are seasoned ...READ MORE>>


By: Set Decorators Society of America | December 7, 2017

Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn. Photo by Jack English ©2017 Focus Features.

Director Joe Wright talks about his collaboration yet again with the amazing team of Production Designer Sarah Greenwood and Set Decorator Katie Spencer SDSA ...and they give us caption details for the sets of the dramatic and inspiring




By: SourceAudio | December 6, 2017

Los Angeles, CA -- SourceAudio, the world's leading white label music DAM platform, has announced the launch of The new subscription-based service simplifies the difficulties of obtaining the licenses necessary for podcast use by bundling the master use, synchronization, mechanical and direct performance licenses into a single monthly transaction. And, once a podcast episode is produced, no additional royalties need ever be paid. The announcement was made today by Douglas Reed, EVP, Radio and Library Services, SourceAudio. allows podcasters to grow their podcasts by significantly enhancing their sound - to both audiences and advertisers - thus eliminating music-related worries forever. Creatively and legally, provides simple steps for podcast producers to ensure easy, efficient access to a broad range of music. Subscribers have unlimited use of a selection of over 500,000 music beds and sound effects from top music ...READ MORE>>

PACKAIR Hawaii Film Shipping

By: PACKAIR | December 5, 2017

Hawaii Movie Production Logistics and Film Shipping

Packair Hawaii understands that every multiple shipping project presents logistical process complexities. We've created a diverse international Logistics Division to provide customized freight solutions exclusively for our customers for their specific transportation requirements. As your single information source, we coordinate all cargo delivery and carrier requirements into a collective solution.

Utilizing our industry network and trusted partnerships, Packair Hawaii develops a definitive plan and most efficient schedule for each shipment phase. Our focus allows for service analysis, tracking, consultation and adjustment throughout the shipping process.

Packair Hawaii specializes in meeting the needs of your production. Each production has its own unique needs; hence Packair Hawaii is flexible to adjust our services to the job at hand. Packair Hawaii's experienced film logistics staff can provide a wide range of services exactly timed to your filming schedule.

Shooting on location ...READ MORE>>


By: Sun Valley Film Festival | December 1, 2017

Gwyneth Paltrow will attend the 2018 Festival as the recipient of the SVFF'S annual Vision Award. The Oscar® winning actress and wellness guru joins us the weekend of March 14-18 for the presentation of the award and will be part of our popular Coffee Talks series presented by Zions Bank.

Pass options for 2018 offer something for everyone. New this year is the SVFF Insiders Pass. Other pass options include the Festival, Party and Film Passes.

You've got the hottest ticket in town, time to book your travel ...READ MORE>>

Award Winning Branding/Marketing Veteran Curt Doty Launches Vertuoso: New Company Collaborates with Studios, Networks, Brands and Agencies To Create and Optimize Social Promotional & Advertising Video Campaigns Through "Vertical Storytelling": Doty Had Been a VP, Creative Services with Universal Pictures

By: Vertuoso | November 30, 2017

Los Angeles, CA, November 30, 2017 - Award-winning entertainment branding and marketing veteran Curt Doty has launched Vertuoso as the industry's first creative and production agency specifically focused on "Vertical Storytelling" (think Snapchat). Vertuoso will work with studios, networks, brands, agencies, and media companies to collaborate on creating and optimizing their video campaigns - promotional campaigns for movies and TV shows, and advertising campaigns for brands and services - by taking advantage of the latest consumer behaviors in their consumption of social video. The new company is based in LA, New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Curt Doty

Doty, who has long specialized in integrated marketing, multi-channel storytelling, branding, identity, and user experience, will serve as CEO of Vertuoso.

Prior to launching Vertuoso in 2017 and his consultancy in 2014, Doty held creative executive positions within Weber Shandwick ...READ MORE>>

Independence Studio Upgrades its Stages

By: Independence Studio | November 29, 2017

Woodland Hills, CA, -- Independence Studio recently upgraded both stages to create a more comfortable and streamlined production process for crew. The studio now supports more space for creating and set building, with larger production crews and updated talent-friendly accommodations.

Woodland Hills, CA, -- Independence Studio recently upgraded both stages to create a more comfortable and streamlined production process for crew. The studio now supports more space for creating and set building, with larger production crews and updated talent-friendly accommodations.

Stage 2 which used to be cramped for larger crews now has an expanded workspace so your production can speed out comfortably. Stage 2 features custom flats and an additional Custom Color Cyc which clients can paint any color they require, as well as a Blue Screen just in case the props ...READ MORE>>

LM Treasures: Family Owned

By: LM Treasures | November 28, 2017

LM Treasures is a family owned business which started selling on the internet in 2000. At LM Treasures we try to reach for the stars and provide quality customer service with unique quality Statues, Decor, and Props for a good price!

Showroom Business Hours
Want to see our items up and close before you purchase. Come stop by our showroom. We are open from Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM., Saturday & Sundays closed.

About our Products
All our items are produced from a durable high quality polyester resin, hand laminated and fully reinforced with FIBERGLASS. These are NOT to be confused with the thousands of low cost, unreinforced highly brittle POLY RESIN castings coming out of China. These models are whimsical home decor masterpieces which offer a variety of functional uses and a broad appeal to collectors of every ...READ MORE>>


By: Visit Mississippi | November 27, 2017

There's no better way to kick the holiday season off than a visit to Belhaven's Singing Christmas Tree. No matter your age, this is sure to Deck Your Halls because It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Mignonne Caldwell originally came up with the idea as a way to give back to the community. The idea became a reality in December of 1933 and became a yearly tradition due to its overwhelming success. The current tree stands 35 ft tall and now totals 100 people. Certain traditions have become expected elements to the tree. An auditioned soloist is positioned under the star located at the very top of the tree. This honored soloist performs "O Holy Night" near the Tree's conclusion.

This year marks the 85th anniversary of this special Jackson holiday event, which is considered the oldest Christmas tree tradition in the United States. Both performances ...READ MORE>>

Harlequin Reversible™ - New Colors!

By: Harlequin | November 21, 2017

Harlequin Reversible™ Chroma Key vinyl is designed specifically for digital compositing with one side Chroma key green and the other Chroma key blue. It is a practical solution for film, television and video games where there is a Chroma key requirement for visual effects or post-production. Chroma key Reversible offers an alternative solution to painting studio floors and can be used as both a floor and a backdrop. The vinyl retains the same qualities of the popular Harlequin Reversible range, it is lightweight, easy to roll out and hardwearing.

Harlequin Reversible™ Projection Gray vinyl is the ideal product for floors where projection is required. The special color mix has been designed to enhance contrast ratios, ensuring less light bleed and less unwanted reflective light, and delivering a more vivid projection of images. It is an ideal flooring solution for film, TV and theatre production. The vinyl retains the same ...READ MORE>>


By: Mob Scene | November 21, 2017

Los Angeles, CA - Tom Grane, Founder of Mob Scene, one of Hollywood's leading entertainment marketing agencies for major motion picture studios, television networks, and production companies, directed the upcoming documentary Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron. From Executive Producer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron, Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron will premiere globally on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 9 PM ET/8PM CT in 171 countries in 45 languages.

The one-hour documentary event special commemorates the 20th anniversary of the blockbuster film Titanic, the highest-grossing movie in history until Cameron's Avatar, and a turning point for researchers of the Titanic, inspiring dives to the wreck, a host of books, and countless documentaries. Thirty-two years after the discovery, and 20 years after the movie, the Titanic story is still evolving in unexpected ways.

Director Tom Grane confers ...READ MORE>>


By: ROBOT COSTUMES USA | November 17, 2017

STOCK COSTUMES Pick from our 14 Stock Costume designs, choose any two standard colors and then any additional options you may require for your performance. All heights based on performers between 5'8" and 6'3" tall. Production times for Stock Costumes is 10-20 days from deposit date. 50% deposit is required to start production. Final payment is due before shipping. Shipping costs are an average of 15% of the total costume price. We ship world wide ...READ MORE>>

Featured Location: MEGA Locations H1 Studio in Sun Valley, CA

By: Mega Locations | November 16, 2017

Mega Locations H1 Studio is an immaculate 30,000-sq space in Los Angeles, California, available for filming, still shoots, and event rentals.Sporting an ultra-modern architecture (oval wall cut-outs, multiple open rooms painted in various colors), H1 offers filmmakers many unique features including all-over polished white floors, a photo studio with infinity walls, very high finished ceilings and sky light. H1's second floor is an open loft space. There are roll-up load-in doors, a full modern kitchen ...READ MORE>>

Our Floor Store - Great Pricing, Selection & In-stock

By: Rose Brand | November 15, 2017

Choose from Stage, Event, and Dance Floors in temporary, semi-permanent and permanent varieties. Everything you need from one-day event budget floors, to floors that can take the hardest beating over time, to shiny mirrored surfaces. See our handy Floor Selection Guide to help sort through the options. Our most popular items are shown below and tons more here.

New! Expo Floor
Light-weight, highly affordable.
Cut: $12.00 per ft
Full Roll: $10.44 per ft

Ballare Matte, Gloss or Sparkle Floor
Matte and gloss are excellent general purpose floors available in colors. Choose Sparkle for more visual pop!
Click thru to see pricing.

NEW! Dura Floor
Heavy duty, durable floor. Resists scuffs. Slip resistant.
Cut: $15.50 per ...READ MORE>>


By: Hummingbird Productions | November 14, 2017

Nashville, TN - Award winning director David Kiern, iconic music composer Bob Farnsworth, and the creative team from Hummingbird Productions presented a special screening of their documentary "I AM Israel" at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, on November 6, 2017, in Tel Aviv. The event, which was produced by the Hayovel organization and held before 350 people, including Knesset Members Sharren Haskel, Rabbi Yehuda Glick, Robert Ilatov, and the Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, was in part to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the unification of Israel. To view a highlight video of this presentation, please see:

Director David Kiern, at left, and Composer Bob Farnsworth, at right, at the Knesset

Kiern is the writer, producer and director of "I AM Israel." Farnsworth and his company Hummingbird Productions - a renowned, multi-award winning film and sound production company which has built its reputation as one of America's leading producers of commercials, sound design and original music - provided the entire musical ...READ MORE>>

Riptide Music Group Names George Howard, Chief Innovation Officer: A Professor at Berklee College of Music, Howard was Founder of Tunecore, Served as President of Rykodisc, and Managed Carly Simon

By: Riptide Music Group | November 14, 2017

Culver City, CA, -- Riptide Music Group (Riptide), a leading synchronization and rights management company that provides music to advertising, movie trailers, TV programming and promos, major motion pictures, videogames, and multi-media productions, has named George Howard as Chief Innovation Officer. The announcement was made today by Riptide executives Rich Goldman, President, and Keatly Haldeman, CEO.

George Howard

Howard was an early founder of Tunecore, one of the leading digital aggregators. Additionally, he is the co-founder of Music Audience Exchange, served as president of Rykodisc, and formerly managed superstar Carly Simon. A JD/MBA, Howard is a professor at Berklee College of Music and Brown University.

The news about Howard comes fast on the heels of Riptide's recent announcement naming longtime music and entertainment industry executive Mark Ross as a Partner. Ross brought a $ 4-million cash infusion into Riptide to help ...READ MORE>>

Israel film festival in Los Angeles launched its 31st edition with a sponsor luncheon honoring Adam Berkowitz, David Shore and Max Webb

By: Israel Film Festival | November 13, 2017

(l- r) Meir Fenigstein, David Shore, Adam Berkowitz, Max Webb (seated)

The Los Angeles based Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the U.S., launched its 31st edition by hosting an awards luncheon honoring CAA's Adam Berkowitz, award-winning producer David Shore and real estate developer/philanthropist Max Webb, it was announced by Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Berkowitz, the co-head of the television department at Creative Artists Agency, has been named the 2017 IFF Career Achievement Award recipient. Writer/producer Shore will receive the 2017 IFF Visionary Award, and Max Webb, the founder of Shapell Properties, will collect the 2017 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award. The gala luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel, with Elon Gold serving as Master of Ceremonies.

(l- r) Karen Berkowitz, Adam Berkowitz, Max Webb

Berkowitz is co-head of the ...READ MORE>>

ANIMAL CASTING ATLANTA opens Largest Animal Friendly Film Stage in U.S.

By: Animal Casting Atlanta | November 10, 2017

A beautiful new 3,000 sq. foot sound stage opens for Animal Friendly film, video and professional photo shoots for motion pictures, print media, portraits and commercial/product photography.

Animal Casting Atlanta's new animal friendly sound stage with Green Screen Cyclorama is on 15 acres conveniently located in Ball Ground less than an hour outside Atlanta. This unique animal friendly setting accommodates all indoor and outdoor spaces, A/C, and Heating all day, all year!

With over 30 years in the business, Animal Casting Atlanta is the #1 provider of animal talent and trainers for television and feature films in the South East. Their trainers and coordinators specialize in performance dogs, cats, horses and farm animals. A wide range of exotics and horse-drawn carriages are available, too. Come and visit our USDA licensed 15 acre facility with barns, pastures and a ...READ MORE>>

WATCH: Haris Zambarloukos, BSC, GSC World's largest LED Enhanced Environment on Murder on the Orient Express

By: American Cinematographer | November 9, 2017

"Nothing really compares to the Enhanced Environment-the control, the fact that you can go and handpick your locations and your environment. It gives me the opportunity to go shoot those environments prior to production start, rather than relying on 2nd unit after we have begun. I come back with the plates and we pick what we're going to use and we create our interior lighting to suit the environments we already have."

Haris Zambarloukos with VER's Paul Kobelja and Scott Dale

When Director of Photography Haris Zambarloukos, BSC, GSC and long-time collaborator Sir Kenneth Branagh were presented with filming a fresh 65mm celluloid version of the classic, Murder on the Orient Express, the team sought a smart solution to control the logistics of scheduling thirteen major stars travelling to icy mountain locations. The solution? Zambarloukos and crew took ...READ MORE>>

Get Your Business Involved with the Hollywood Chanber of Commerce

By: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce | November 11, 2017

Approximately 24 times a year, the Chamber inducts a celebrity into the internationally renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is broadcast LIVE around the globe. As the originator of the Walk of Fame, the Chamber has administered it on behalf of the City of Los Angeles for more than 50 years. Created as a marketing attraction for the community, the Hollywood Walk of Fame has become one of the most successful marketing ideas ever devised by a chamber of commerce.

However, the activities of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce go far beyond the Walk of Fame. We are a business organization working to make Hollywood a better community for both businesses and residents.

We work to create a strong economy by helping businesses in their dealings with the public sector. Whether it is a large company or a small business, we are there to assist in resolving the ...READ MORE>>

Announcing AFI FEST Tech Showcase VR and Panels

By: American Film Institute | November 7, 2017

AFI has revealed the Tech Showcase lineup for AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi. The Tech Showcase will include a selection of 360-degree, virtual reality, augmented reality and immersive short film experiences representing a cross-section of what's currently possible in this new cinematic medium. The Showcase will be on display November 11-14 at The Hollywood Roosevelt, in the Academy Room and Johnny Grant Suite.

Audi, VIZIO, Dolby and HTC Viveport are sponsors of this year's Tech Showcase. VIZIO and Dolby will present a panel discussion that will focus on creating and delivering the highest quality visual experience for home entertainment. In addition, a special event will be held at the Dolby Cinema at Vine spotlighting how Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technology and tools are used to bring stories to the big screen. The VR projects will be showcased on a variety of platforms including Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Positron's Voyager chair.

The Tech Showcase will open on November 11 with a case study presentation from Eugene Chung, President & CEO of Penrose Studios, a startup focused on augmented and virtual reality. Formerly, Chung was Head of Film & Media at Oculus ...READ MORE>>


By: Advantage Video Systems | November 6, 2017

Advantage Video Systems is a leading system integrator for the media and entertainment industry building numerous production and post facilities as well as completing over 250 TV stations and video podcasting studios nationwide.

It is our goal at Advantage Video Systems to bring you the most current products and information. We founded AVS on our commitment to the community we live in, and continue to offer friendly service to keep our clients happy. We are far from your typical integration company. AVS leads by ...READ MORE>>


By: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival | November 3, 2017

Followed by a panel with Missoula climate scientists and educators

Join us for the fall season finale of the Big Sky Film Series featuring a new documentary from Structure Films and PBS, BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY.

Thursday, November 9th | MCT Center for the Performing Arts | Doors 6pm, Film 7pm

Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show "Bill Nye The Science Guy" is now the CEO of The Planetary Society, an organization founded by Bill's mentor Carl Sagan, where he's launching a solar propelled spacecraft into the cosmos and advocating for the importance of science, research, and discovery in public life. With intimate and exclusive access-as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy-this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab ...READ MORE>>

John Hart Reviews Risk Trends In The Entertainment Industry

By: John Hart Insurance Agency | November 2, 2017

John Hart Insurance Agency is a leading provider of entertainment insurance in California. John Hart provides a review of Entertainment Lability Trends.

The most important liability trends involve intellectual property rights liability; such as copyright and trademark infringement. There is increased litigation around the unauthorized use of third party content; images, film, and music without permission.

"Media companies are increasingly exposed to claims for copyright, right of publicity and misappropriation of ideas under implied contract. The exposure to these causes of action has increased as media companies try to generate content to keep up with the ...READ MORE>>

New & Exquisite Extra Large Format Digital Printing!

By: Printhead Studio | November 1, 2017

Go beyond standard 4 color CMYK printing to a richer, more vivid, and highly accurate 6-color CMYK+OV process. Print on soft fabric up to 16ft high and about as long as you'll ever need, without any seams! You'll also love our exclusive soft fabric finish because it folds compactly for inexpensive shipping and wrinkles simply stretch out during installation.

Printhead Studio, the newly rebranded digital printing division of Rose Brand Inc., introduces its new direct dye digital printer and expanded capabilities. Executive Vice President Josh Jacobstein says that "Our new state-of-the-art technology, combined with our digital printing experience in theatre and events, is a huge differentiator. We can now provide customers with incredible color accuracy in large format, 16 foot seamless, soft fabric drops."

The newly acquired state-of-the-art technology is Durst's Rhotex 500 printer. Printhead Studio managers have configured the printer to go beyond 4-color CMYK printing, to produce 6-color CMYK+OV prints. The 6-color printing process adds orange and violet to the standard four colors that most printers use, which are cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The additional colors add ...READ MORE>>

Have a Trade Show in a Foreign Country?

By: PACKAIR | November 1, 2017

Packair is providing ATA Carnet Service and serving globally and helping in smooth trading of goods internationally. If you're participating in an international trade show or you're lending artifacts for display or exhibition, then you have the opportunity to utilize an ATA Carnet. Packair Airfreight is an ATA Carnet Distribution Center located in Los Angeles, CA. To get some more information about ATA Carnets, please read Packair's ATA Carnet FAQ's.

Packair's unique service professionals can cater a Carnet to fit your project requirements. Anytime you are temporarily shipping goods, equipment or merchandise out of a country that later returns to that country in its original form, then an ATA Carnet Service (cargo passport) will help you. Get the Best ATA Carnet Rates with Packair - Trust Packair's ATA Carnet Los Angeles Service.

Top 5 Reasons to Get an ATA Carnet Service:

Save time, because ...READ MORE>>

Action Picture Cars expands their Classic Cars collection for your next production!

By: Action Picture Cars | October 31, 2017

We rent Vintage or Classic Cars including a beautiful 1947 Ford Convertible. High-end Exotic cars including a Rolls Royce Phantom, and 1973 DeTomaso Pantera.

We have Damaged vehicles and units to explode, flood or destroy.

We also rent Motorcycles , Off-road motorcycles and ATV's,

If we don't have the vehicle or unit the production company is looking for we can help find it.

Have a vehicle and need a twin...? We provide matching vehicles if needed as well.

We've enlisted family members to help out with the ...READ MORE>>

American Film Market to Host Global Industry Experts at Conferences, Roundtables and Workshops

By: American Film Market | October 30, 2017

Speakers include Focus Features' Kiska Higgs, Lionsgate's Thomas Hughes, OddLot Entertainment's Adrian Alperovich, Producer/Agent Cassian Elwes, Skydance Media's Jesse Sisgold and STX Films' Sam Brown

The American Film Market (AFM®) today announced its full list of speakers for their conferences, roundtables and workshops. A large number of leading independent producers, distributors, financiers and marketing executives are confirmed to participate. This year's market is taking place November 1 - 8, in Santa Monica.

Conferences on finance, pitching, production and distribution connect attendees to thought leaders from across the industry, providing exclusive access to insider knowledge. Roundtables explore specialized topics and timely issues in an intimate setting.

Confirmed speakers and moderators, in alphabetical order, include:

Adrian Alperovich, COO, OddLot Entertainment
Adrian Ward, SVP & Manager, Entertainment Industries Division, Pacific Mercantile Bank
Adrian Alperovich, COO, OddLot Entertainment
Adrian Ward, SVP & Manager, Entertainment Industries Division, Pacific Mercantile Bank
Alexis ...READ MORE>>

The upcoming December issue of American Cinematographer will feature a special focus on holiday-season releases.

By: The American Cinematographer | October 27. 2017

If you subscribe to the print edition of AC by Wednesday, November 1, you will receive this special December edition in the mail. After that, you will have to purchase your print copy on newsstands or via the ASC Store (where supplies will be limited).

Blade Runner 2049
Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC continued his collaboration with director Denis Villeneuve - following the features Prisoners and Sicario - with this highly anticipated sequel to director Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Harrison Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard, who's found by a young "blade runner" (Ryan Gosling) and pulled out of hiding decades after abandoning his job as a replicant-hunting cop in Los Angeles. Deakins will share his insights into the production in an extensive Q&A; our coverage will also include a sidebar with production designer Dennis Gassner. (Which is already available online here.)


Orlando: TEA at the 2017 IAAPA Attractions Expo - Eight ways to participate!

By: Themed Entertainment Association | October 26, 2017

The biggest trade show of the year for the attractions industry is coming up and the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) will be there! We hope to see you at the IAAPA Attractions Expo, Nov 14-17 (Tuesday - Friday) in Orlando. #TEAiaapa

Here are eight ways to participate:

TEA MEMBERS ONLY - Tickets required and quantities are limited for two special opportunities to talk business, at the TEA PRESIDENT'S FORUMS, both Sunday, Nov. 12. UNIVERSAL CREATIVE forum, 1-4 pm, info/tickets. WANDA CTI forum (ideal for vendors and suppliers), 6-9 pm, info/tickets
VISIT THE TEA BOOTH (#1366) on the IAAPA exhibit floor, every day of the show, Nov 14-17.
ATTEND THE TEA THEA AWARDS PRESS CONFERENCE. This is the first public announcement of the new slate of Thea Awards recipients, who will be formally awarded at the Thea Awards Gala on April 7 of next year, so don't miss it! Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2:00 - 2:30 pm, in the TEA booth (#1366)
MEET YOUR COLLEAGUES AT THE ANNUAL TEA INTERNATIONAL MIXER: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 - 11:30 pm, Hard Rock Live at Universal CityWalk. Register Here
TAKE YOUR SEAT AT THE ANNUAL TEA MEMBERS MEETING. Welcome the new Board members, and thank those who are stepping down for their service. Hear the latest about the state of your association, and get to know your fellow TEA members and leaders a little better. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 8:30 am, IAAPA Meeting Room S310


By: RIPTIDE MUSIC GROUP | October 25, 2017

Mark Ross was Executive Director of Quincy Jones Productions

Culver City, CA, October 25, 2017 -- Riptide Music Group (Riptide), a leading synchronization and rights management company that provides music to advertising, movie trailers, TV programming and promos, major motion pictures, videogames, and multi-media productions, has named Mark Ross as a Partner. Concurrently, Riptide has secured a $4-million dollar investment from Ross to finance the future growth of the business. The announcement was made today by Riptide executives Rich Goldman, President, and Keatly Haldeman, CEO.

Riptide will use the new infusion of funds to expand operations, acquire additional music, and sign and develop songwriters, producers, and recording artists.

Riptide Music Group Executives left to right Dan Silver, VP of Creative, Mark Ross, Partner, Rich Goldman, President, Keatly Haldeman, CEO

Mark Ross is the son of legendary music ...READ MORE>>

European Telco Companies Buy In To "Prestige TV"

By: Producers Guild Of America | October 24, 2017

To hold on to subscribers, and fight off Netflix, telephone and cable operators across Europe are pumping money into ambitious - and expensive - original series.

At MIPCOM, the international television market that wrapped up Oct.19, there was a common theme connecting this year's buzziest drama series.

Take La Zona, a post-apocalyptic crime drama set in Spain, that turns on a series of cannibalistic murders inside the exclusion zone set up after a Chernobyl-style nuclear incident. Or Medici: Masters of Florence, a period thriller set in 15th-century Florence starring Daniel Sharman and Sean Bean. Or Quasimodo, a new adaptation of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which has Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage and Charles Dance on board as executive producers.

The link? Every one of these series will be financed, in whole or in part, by a European telecommunications company. For decades, these companies, ...READ MORE>>

Everything you need to know about the Valley Film Festival

By: Valley Film Fest | SANDRA BARRERA | Daily News | October 23, 2017

Tom Konkle and Brittney Powell co-write and co-star in "Trouble Is My Business," a dark tale of love and betrayal, told in the classic style of film noir. (Courtesy of Tom Konkle)

The Valley Film Festival returns to the Laemmle NoHo 7 in North Hollywood with a slate of more than 80 independent feature-length and short films made in the San Fernando Valley and around the world.

Many of the screenings are followed by panel discussions with the filmmakers or cast members.

This year's five-day 17th annual event opens at 8 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 25 with the Los Angeles premiere of The Father and the Bear," a Stony Brook Film Festival award-winner written, directed and produced by John Putch. It stars Will Love as a retired character actor with dementia who longs for one more curtain call. Against his daughter's wishes, he is cast in a play by an artistic director unaware of his progressive condition.

Putch, the son of the late actress Jean Stapleton and producer/director William Putch, is the festival's recipient of the newly launched Jack F. Murphy Achievement in Independent Filmmaking Award.

"He's done a lot of TV work, but he loves independent film," says David Krouse, the festival's co-producer. "He's a long-standing friend of the festival and he will only screen at the Valley Film Festival in L.A."

Also premiering is filmmaker Ryan Boyko's award-winning documentary "That Never Happened."

The featured film, screening 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. ...READ MORE>>

Strickland's Names New Set Services Specialist

By: Stricklands Set Services | October 20, 2017

Wilmington, NC - Since 1984, Strickland's Set Services has provided rare, period, and new window coverings to the entertainment industry. From a 1950's roller shade to period plantation shutters, Strickland's success lies in a dedicated Set Services Representative with a sole focus of assisting set decorators with their specific window treatment needs.

Owner, Fred Kumpel, and Operations Manager, Laura Salo, continue to lead the Strickland's Set Services team as they have for decades. They are pleased to name the newest Set Services Representative, Beckah Daggett. With Strickland's since 2015, Beckah's attention to detail and gift for follow-through made her an ideal candidate to work hand-in-hand with set decorators and production teams. After months of extensive training, she has now been named the primary contact for Strickland's.

Now, in its 75th years, Stricklands Blinds, Shades & Shutters is the parent company of Strickland's Set Services. ...READ MORE>>

Incredibly Stretchy, Wide Mesh for Walls, Ceilings, Tension Structures and Projection.

By: Rose Brand | October 17, 2017

Macronet™ is a wide width mesh fabric that can be stretched from 25%-35% depending on whether you stretch both its width and length. Its strong and durable construction is well suited for gorgeous tension structures, as well as ceiling and wall coverings. The open weave makes it acoustically transparent and its wide clean surface makes it perfect for lighting and projection.

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#NABadvantage NAB New York Contest!

By: Advantage Video Systems | October 16, 2017


A) Winner will get an American Express Gift card for $500.00.
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Bexel TSS Online-Only Auction of Cameras, Audio, Lighting, Monitors, Lenses, and More

By: Bexel | October 16, 2017

Bexel TSS, the equipment sales segment of Bexel, is holding an auction for an expansive inventory of broadcast equipment ranging from audio, cameras, camera support, lighting, recorders, terminal, display, and more. With hundreds of items available for auction, clients can bid on new and b-stock gear from manufacturers including Clear-Com, Anton Bauer, Vinten, Sachtler, Litepanels, OConnor, and more!


BIDDING OPENS: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM ET / 6:00 AM PT
GEAR INSPECTION: Monday, October 23 ...READ MORE>>

Digital Cinema Society Chicago Area Event - The Blackmagic Ecosystem with OWC at Atomic Imaging 11-2

By: Digital Cinema Society | October 13, 2017

Please join the Digital Cinema Society as we explore the many innovative production and post products from Blackmagic Design. We'll get updates on the latest technology, from Digital Cinema cameras like the 4.6K URSA Mini Pro to the ubiquitous DaVinci Resolve, which integrates not only color correction, but sophisticated Editing functions and the Fairlight Audio Mixing Interface. We'll also get a look at the latest enhancements to Fusion VFX Software and the ATEM Live Production Switchers.

As an added bonus, representatives of OWC and MacSales will be on hand to demo their latest I/O and Storage products including the new USB-C 3.1 Thunderbolt Dock and Thunderbay RAIDs up to 48TB with SoftRAID management software.

The program will be moderated by DCS Founder, James Mathers and the featured speaker will be Filmmaker and CEO of Atomic Imaging and Golan Studios, Ari Golan. Refreshments will be served courtesy of Blackmagic ...READ MORE>>

Haunted Hollywood!

By: Annette Semerdjian | Discover Hollywood | October 12, 2017

Hollywood attracts many people looking at sidewalk stars or footprints in concrete. This time of year, ghosts of Hollywood's past can be found at Paramount Studios, Hollywood Forever and the Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park as well as the infamous Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.

To some, it is the old Celtic tradition of Samhain, others, the time when the veil between the human and spirit realms is the thinnest, but to most, it is the yearly celebration of Halloween. As the spirit of Halloween beckons to you like Stephen King's "It" clown, Pennywise, Hollywood is booming with even more attractions than the usual scene. Like Old Twelfth Night, people from all walks of life come together to celebrate and create a fantasy outside of their everyday selves. What better place to bring that spirit to life than diverse and lively Hollywood?

Paramount Studios has one of the most vibrant and eccentric histories in Hollywood. The reason celebrities are even referred to as "stars" is because of the original 24 stars above the iconic Paramount depicted all 24 of their actors. Paramount Tours has the perfect experience for movie buffs and fans of Hollywood history. This time of year, Paramount adds its After Dark Tour, which incorporates the fun, fact-filled stories of the regular tour but with a dark twist. It also shares its lot with the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which is the resting place of the stars behind some of Hollywood's most notorious and unsolved stories and featured in the tour. The After Dark Tour caters to those who want to know the darker side of the industry and the real horror stories behind the people who still haunt the studio lot. It begins with an introduction to some of the history while having champagne to toast the last bit of glitz and glamour in the industry before the After Dark Tour begins. To some, the drinks provide an air of Hollywood glamour while surrounded by movie memorabilia, to others it is a little liquid courage for the tour to come.

If the haunted feeling of an empty unlit historic studio lot and tales about where people have died and other surprises isn't enough to scare you, stepping onto one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles in the middle of the night surely will. For "American Horror Story" fans, they get a real look behind the mysterious story of Rudolph Valentino from Season Five, which depicts stories based on true Hollywood history, as they stand a few feet away from his crypt. There, as you listen to stories from his mysterious demise and about the ...READ MORE>>

Produced By: New York starts October 28, 2017

By: Produced By: New York | October 12, 2017

Reaching across film, television and new media, Produced By: New York is an educational forum conducted by acclaimed producers, including numerous Oscar and Emmy award-winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. It ...READ MORE>>


By: American FIlm Institute | October 11. 2017

AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi will open with the Netflix film MUDBOUND. Directed by Dee Rees and co-written by Virgil Williams and Rees, the historical period drama features cinematography by AFI Conservatory alumna Rachel Morrison (Class of 2006). The film stars Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige and Rob Morgan. The Opening Night Gala will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.

Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees' MUDBOUND is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta. MUDBOUND follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband's losing venture.

Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige) - sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations - struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face.

The war upends both families' plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in ...READ MORE>>

Neveda Film Office 2018 Production Directory Registration Now Open!

By: Nevada Film Office | October 10, 2017

2018 Production Directory Registration Now Open!
Deadline: October 31, 2017

Introducing the all new Nevada Production Directory

The Nevada Film Office has been working hard and we're pleased to announce that we have rolled out our new and improved Nevada Production Directory online!


• Upload Company Logo or Photo
• Add YouTube or Vimeo Video Reel
• Manage Multiple Listings Under A Single Account
• Improved User Dashboard and Interface Design
• Improved Search Functionality
• Improved Listing Submission / Renewal Process
• Improved Listing Management
• Improved Category Organization

Check out a sample listing!

The Nevada Film Office provides this listing service to our community of crew, equipment vendors and support service companies.

If you are a Nevada-based resident or business and wish to be ...READ MORE>>

FOX Television Stations Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Joe Dorrego to be Featured in Keynote Conversation

By: NAB New York | October 9, 2017


NAB Show New York will debut the TV on Wall Street program, a one-day conference offering a business perspective on the economic influences driving the evolution of media, including new technologies and investment opportunities. Produced in partnership with S&P Global Market Intelligence and Summit Ridge Group, the conference will be held Thursday, October 19.

Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), NAB Show New York showcases the best of next-generation technology for media, entertainment and telecommunications professionals and runs October 18 - 19 at the Javits Convention Center.

Leading media executives, analysts and financiers from a range of industry areas will provide attendees with an in-depth overview of investment implications for video services and shed light on revenue potential for multichannel and content providers in the coming years. The conference sessions will also address the challenges, ...READ MORE>>

Rental Tracker to showcase latest features at LDI Las Vegas

By: Rental Tracker | October 6, 2017

Rental Tracker is an inventory & warehouse management software solution. Supporting the entertainment rental industry for 20 years. We invite you to come check out our booth 1670 at this year's LDI event!! Check out our onsite RFID demo. We'll also be showcasing our latest version 8.0 features. Most powerful, reliable, all in one package for tracking and maintaining inventory on a global level. Creating the most sophisticated software for the Rental Entertainment market is what we do, and we do it the best.

Contact us at (888) ...READ MORE>>


By: Warner/Chappell Production Music | Cute Music Library | October 5, 2017

Warner/Chappell Production Music and partner catalog Cute Music Library took home two trophies at the 2017 Mark Awards held Wednesday evening at the Production Music Conference in Hollywood, CA. The third annual awards recognized both track and usage categories.

"Our talented and passionate teams behind these winning tracks make us very proud to receive these honors at the 2017 Mark Awards," says Bryan Hofheins, Chief Creative Officer. "This is a win for our entire worldwide team, who work from the creation of the composition all the way through to licensing."

A full overview of the Warner/Chappell Production Music wins is included below:

Best Production Music Track - Orchestral
Track: Adventure of a Lifetime
Composer: Colleen Sharmat
Library Catalog: Scoring Stage

Best Usage of Production Music - In a Theatrical/Video Game Trailer
Track: Fairy Dust
Composer: Bruce Hall
Use: Mad Max: Fury Road ...READ MORE>>

Ireland Week in Los Angeles from 16 October 2017

By: Ireland Week | October 4, 2017

For the first time, we are excited to share with you that Ireland Week will take place in Los Angeles from 16 - 21 October.

The purpose of Ireland week is to showcase Ireland's modern culture and to connect Irish and American creative and business professionals. At the core of Ireland Week, there will be a two day conference, Connect 353, with multiple discussion panels. The panel discussions will be diverse covering a range of topics from the Irish music industry, to Irish animation and gaming. There will be discussions on bilateral Irish-US relations, as well as on the emerging tech industry in Ireland. The event will also promote networking and start-up pitching opportunities.

At the launch of Ireland Week on 13 July in Dublin, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar stated:

"There is significant potential for growing trade & economic links between Ireland and the Los Angeles region. ...READ MORE>>

Axy Fresnel 600 Watt Single Source LED at 98 CRI

By: Terra LED, Co. | October 3, 2017

Terra LED has announced the introduction of Fresnel Axy 600, a single source 600 Watt LED delivering an astonishing output in excess of 66,000 Lumen, rated 98 CRI at 5,600 Kelvin. This compact light with amazing performance has been designed to satisfy the Entertainment Industry's most demanding and sophisticated photographic lighting needs as well as still photography and architectural illumination.

The Axy 600 is the result of more than 3 years of research and development to achieve this perfection, which is US Patent Pending. The overall housing is a single Unibody construction that is holding the cooling system that keeps the 600 Watts at low operating temperature. The reflector is CAD-Cam designed and wrapped in Space Age coating. The lens is tempered glass with special micro grain finish to perfectly fuse the light into a solid beam. The combination of the reflector and the lens creates a wide angle ...READ MORE>>

Golden State Copier is Your Next Production's One-stop Shop for Everything Office Equipment.

By: Golden State Copier | October 3, 2017

Golden State Copier specializes in copier sales, rentals, and repairs for businesses. Our factory trained technicians have serviced copiers in the Van Nuys and greater Los Angeles area since 1990. We provide fast same day service and are dedicated to helping our customers find solutions to their office equipment needs. ...READ MORE>>

Learn, Unlearn and Relearn - Vital to Logistics Excellence

By: Packair | October 2, 2017

An Exclusive interview with the President of Packair Airfreight, Inc. and Packair Customs Brokers, Inc., Mrs. Sussan Sharifian, who has been a pioneer of International Transportation and has years of experience in the logistics industry. Mrs. Sharifian is known internationally for her expertise and business acumen. Packair is an international logistics company having pan global presence and a strong worldwide network, offering logistics solutions in various segments of the sector.

Q. How and when was your company started? How has the journey so far been?
Sharifian: The Company was formed in the year 1973 with an aim to provide quality service in various segments of Logistics. The journey so far has been very interesting, challenging and rewarding.

Q. Packair is recognized as a leader in International Freight Forwarding, are you focusing on specialization in this particular aspect? How do you plan to position yourself in the market?
Sharifian: It ...READ MORE>>

Global Media Makers: Nine Key Takeaways from Our 2017 Fellows about Their Time in L.A.

By: NAMEE BAIJAL | Film Independent | September 29, 2017

On a hot morning in early June, Cigdem Mater sits on the lawn of the Culver Hotel. Mater is a filmmaker from Turkey and a 2017 Global Media Makers Fellow. She's been in Los Angeles since early May completing the international filmmaker exchange program's six-week residency. Now in the sixth and final week, she sits across from the program's core team to recount her experiences.

"I want to go back to my notebooks and look at the notes I took during the last five weeks," she says. "It was a very fast-paced program. More like an M.A. program!"-an idea echoed over and over again by the 16 filmmakers who came together from seven different countries as part of this year's Global Media Makers Residency, thus launching the second-year program's 2017 Fellowship year.

So, what was it like journeying to ...READ MORE>>

Rise Studio opens for business; One-stop Studio

By: Drew Clapp | Rise Studio | September 27, 2017

Sun Valley, CA The doors have been opened to aspiring and veteran filmmakers alike at Rise Motion Pictures Studio. The new, fully equipped 5300 square foot facility is centrally located in Sun Valley, allowing a short commute for anyone in the greater Los Angeles area.

Rise Motion Pictures Studio offers its clean, professional facilities for every production's comfort. The spacious 5300 ft2 Studio includes, but is not limited to:

• 20' x 30' Cyclorama
• 18 foot ceilings w/ full lighting grid at 14'
• 3000 ft2 stage
• 10 ton lighting package available for rent
• Production office
• Award winning set shop next door
• Free WiFi
• 2 Restrooms
• Hair and Makeup room

• Wardrobe room
• Kitchenette
• Green Room
• Private dressing room
• On-site parking and ample street parking
• Air Conditioning
• Quiet
• 14' high roll-up loading door

Contact ...READ MORE>>



Newly launched state designation program celebrates the state's arts and culture

SACRAMENTO, CA San Rafael has been selected as one of California's premier statedesignated arts and culture districts, the California Arts Council announced today. San Rafael joins 13 other districts in a new program highlighting the state's unique artistic and cultural communities within California, home to the country's leading creative economy. The newly designated Downtown San Rafael Arts District is located along the spine of Fourth Street in San Rafael. The arts district provides a unique place to create and appreciate arts and culture - San Rafael arts partners provide programming for people to come together, make connections, and get involved in the larger community. The district's anchor partners include:

• Art Works Downtown (arts center with 4 galleries, 27 artist studios, 17 affordable housing units for artists, and various arts related businesses)
• California Film Institute (internationally ...READ MORE>>

Upcoming LAPPG Meeting Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 - Doors open @ 7:00pm

By: Los Angeles Post Production Group | September 21, 2017

Join us for our next meeting featuring: Zeiss Lenses & Metadata Technology

We are excited to have Snehal Patel joining us from Zeiss Cine Lenses to discuss lens shading and distortion metadata for VFX and other applications. Snehal will be introducing the group to the talented VFX Supervisor, Scott E Anderson who has utilized the Zeiss eXtended Data (XD) technology and he will share how it can lead to a more versatile, cost effective and advanced workflow. Scott has a long history in VFX and has worked on many features including, The Abyss, Terminator 2, Hollow Man, Babe and King Kong.


Please send an email to rsvp-at-lappg-dot-com
As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway!
$5.00 kindly requested at the door will ...READ MORE>>

Want to Executive Produce? Art for Charity with Warhol - Queen of France, Drone Giveaway, more

By: New Media Film Festival | September 20, 2017

Want to Executive Produce? Medici or Warhol Art? - Drone - Berlin - Huffpo

Executive Produce the next "Christmas Story" or "Aliens" Click pics above for info


All part of the online auction to benefit charity.
Executive Produce the next "Christmas Story" or "Aliens" Click pics above for info
All part of the online auction to benefit charity. (Benefits The Izzy Foundation which helps children with cancer and their families.)


Since our 1st year the International Art Exhibit at New Media Film Festival has been a hit. How wonderful that these artist alum are part of the Online Auction to help Izzy Foundation. Thanks!


You Know We Love To Give.
Proud sponsor ...READ MORE>>

We're Overstocked! Wardrobe Trailers at Encore Studio Rentals for $500 a week!

By: Encore Studio Rentals | September 19, 2017

Any available wardrobe trailer at Encore Studio Rentals will rent for $500/week as long as it is at least for a 3 month rental period and signed immediately.

We specialize in Wardrobe Trailers. Personalized Service. Conveniently Located.

Contact us at (818) 389-3433

Nikki Moore To Attend 2017 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival

By: Buffalo Niagara Film Festival | September 18, 2017

The 2017 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival will begin on: Wednesday September 20th - Saturday September 30th, 2017 and is a film festival like No Other!

Not only does the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival capture the essence of what filmmaking is all about, but it also captures the essence of the filmmakers themselves, providing the atmosphere and the go-to connections for their next films, locations and everything under the sun.

Please Welcome Nikki Moore who will be attending the 2017 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival.

Nikki Moore was born ...READ MORE>>

Tank One Studios rises to the top for Underwater Production

By: Tank One Studios | September 14, 2017

Tank One Studios has updated their filtration and heating system with new all new filters and heaters to help insure productions have the best, safest and cleanest environment to shoot their underwater sequences.

New at Tank One Studios: Large interior shooting stage. Our former helicopter hangar has been opened up and cleared out to accommodate interior shoots/set builds or other production requests. We have new exterior facility lights and also new stainless steel in water divers/talent platform for entering/exiting the water.

Tank One is a 233,000 gallon water tank (within the LA 30-Mile Studio Zone) ...READ MORE>>

Great Filming Locations in Bakersfield available with Location Connection!

By: The Location Connection | September 13, 2017

We scouted & acquired tons more homes! Such as Southern Mansion, East Coast homes & Americana homes & ranches! MID-WEST & EAST COAST MANSIONS that are only 2 HRS. from LA, in BAKERSFIELD such as #ThePadre vintage landmark hotel. The city with Woolworths & East Coast & Mid West homes is Bakersfield, California!

The movie Thelma And Louise filmed a lot of the movie in Bakersfield! Only 2 hrs. from LA! Lunch at Woolworths Historical Landmark Soda Fountain with an ...READ MORE>>


By: JW Winco, Inc | September 12, 2017

Steady sales growth attributed to evolved processes, increased inventory and customization capabilities

NEW BERLIN, WI - JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, has launched an evolved company logo and website to reflect its commitment to continued growth and leadership in the standard parts industry.

For over 35 years, Ganter, a global leader in manufacturing of standard parts since 1894, formed a synergistic partnership with JW Winco that has since provided world-class business solutions to customers. In 2009, JW Winco officially became part of A Ganter Company, which expanded capabilities and solidified resources globally. Since then, both sales and inventory increased by 80% respectively.

Winco's new logo evolved from its previous look, depicting the face and mane of a lion with stylized shapes of products that Winco sells. The lion represents strength ...READ MORE>>

Tig Notaro on Turning Tragedy into 'One Mississipi'

By: SU FANG THAM | Film Independent | September 11, 2017

The day before premiering on Amazon, the first two episodes of the second season of Tig Notaro's autobiographical Amazon dramedy One Mississippi screened at Film Independent at LACMA. The screening was followed by an in-depth 40-minute Q&A with Notaro, executive producer Kate Robin, the show's recurring cast and was moderated by Film Independent at LACMA curator Elvis Mitchell.

Inspired by the same chaotic run of personal tragedies that spawned the comedienne's 2015 Netflix documentary TIG and 2016 memoir I'm Just a Person, One Mississippi Season Two finds Notaro's eponymous character returning to her Mississippi ...READ MORE>>


By: The Dalls Film Commission | September 9, 2017

Rare Screening of The Kids Iconic Film Brain Candy and Q&A to Follow Award Presentation at Alamo Drafthouse - Richardson

DALLAS - Dallas VideoFest ( announced today that it will honor both Kids in the Hall co-founders Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald with the coveted Ernie Kovacs Award ...READ MORE>>

Despite State Filming Competition, SCV Collaborates

By: A Rancho Deluxe | September 7, 2017

It's a competitive industry, but for at least the studios and movie ranches in Santa Clarita, there is an informal, collaborative atmosphere in place.

"It's best if we keep the business in Santa Clarita," said Steve Arklin of A Rancho Deluxe.

It's not just the formal film locations that benefit - a whole host of other businesses profit, he said.

Count among those the firms that are in the business - but also the rental companies, gas stations, hotels, hardware stores, restaurants and more.

Michael DeLorenzo of Santa Clarita Studios has sent over quite a few productions through the years.

"He sent 'Heroes' over to us once," Arklin said. "They liked the heavy wooded areas we had, so they could find a dead body in the brush."

Arklin's movie ranch sits next door to another ranch used for filming. The two ranches cover some 600 acres of outdoor property that offer a variety of backdrops.

Together the two ranches even refer business to each other depending on the needs of the production company, film bookings and setting, according to Derek Hunt of Rancho Maria & Sable Ranch.

It was Hunt that convinced ...READ MORE>>

Safety of Your Cargo Matters to Us

By: Packair | September 6, 2017

Are you shipping fine arts? Or a car? How about a motorcycle, or a yacht, or maybe a jet engine, well let's say a satellite?

Small or large, a great packing job will go a long way on saving you $$$ when your cargo is being shipped around the world, so safety of your cargo is worth every penny.

You go through the pain of shipping and paying ...READ MORE>>

Custom Movie Props builds 10' tall Spiderman for Comic-Con

By: Custom Movie Props | September 5, 2017

This 10' tall Fiberglass and foam Spider-Man built by Custom Movie Props to introduce to the world Sphero's new 8" tall interactive toy. With working eyes and sound both toy and prop do many functions. This is not an inflatable. Our creation is currently touring the country to live Disney shows and Comic Con locations. Total construction time was 8 weeks. Machine Shop, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Welding, Electronic Controls, Vacuum forming, Fiberglass in Plastic, Wood, Metal, ...READ MORE>>

Step and Repeat LA has a 24 hour Turnaround on Backdrops for your Next Event!

By: Step and Repeat Los Angeles | September 1, 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 offer shipping within 24 hours of approval nationwide! We have the fastest turnaround in town, no matter when you need it. Our top designers can fix your step and repeat layout or create a layout for you. We excel in helping our clients with their artwork and ...READ MORE>>

Acme Made in America creates custom set pieces for Seth McFarlane's new show The Orville

By: ACME Made in America | September 1, 2017

Acme Made In America worked on the set for the upcoming FOX show The Orville. Acme has a plethora of experience working on Hollywood sets and their prowess shows on this set design for The Orville. A highlight of Acme's work on this set is the custom designed furniture. Acme designed the two Captain Chairs that were featured right in the bridge of the Orville. These chairs were constructed all in-house using state of the art laser cutting and metal braking machinery. The chairs needed to be imposing enough to look like true captain chairs, while being slim enough, that they did not compromise viewing angles of the back hallway.
Acme worked around these challenges and still created a fantastic set piece.

By far the most interesting piece of furniture design on this set were the crew chairs (seen on ...READ MORE>>


By: NAB SHOW NEW YORK | Digital Nirvana | August 31, 2017

Fremont, CA - At the upcoming IBC Show, Digital Nirvana will demo new closed captioning, caption synchronization, video logging, and subtitle generation services for broadcasters, media production houses, and video content producers.

Digital Nirvana's new automated closed captioning services facilitate broadcasters and media houses worldwide to have accurate closed captions integrated into their videos. The company offers post-production, pop-on, and roll-up captioning services, along with subtitling and caption synchronization. With Digital Nirvana's flexible program interface, users can set up customized workflows and deliver content in any video format.

"Our automated captioning services were developed in response to customer need," said Hiren Hindocha, President and CEO, Digital Nirvana. "Creators of news and sports content are facing new challenges with regulations, user engagement, and discoverability of video content. Our technology provides efficient and highly accurate closed captioning services, which both ensures ...READ MORE>>

John Hart Insurance Offers Foreign Production Insurance

By: John Wm. Hart, III Insurance | August 30, 2017

Los Angles California -- John Hart Insurance Agency is a leading provider of entertainment insurance in California. The agency provides specific coverage to the entertainment industry which include:

Cast Insurance - Reimburses the production company for any extra expense necessary to complete principal photography of an insured production due to death, injury or sickness of any scheduled performer or director.

Foreign Production Insurance - Covers the liability associated with production in foreign countries.

Props, Sets and Wardrobe - Provides coverage on props, sets, scenery, costumes, wardrobe and similar theatrical property against risks of direct physical loss, damage or destruction occurring during the production.

Animal Mortality - Animal Mortality insurance will pay an agreed value for your animal actor if it dies from any accidental or natural cause.

Errors and Omissions - Covers legal liability and defense for the production company against lawsuits alleging ...READ MORE>>

Mob Scene Acquires Social Media Branding Experts Gin + Tonic Labs: New Division of Top Hollywood Marketing Agency Connects Entertainment Properties, Artists, and Brands with Social Influencers

By: Mob Scene | August 29, 2017

Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 2017 - Mob Scene, one of Hollywood's leading entertainment marketing agencies, has acquired social media branding experts and new media content creators Gin + Tonic Labs. The announcement was made by Thomas Grane, CEO, Mob Scene, and Mike Spitz, President/Founder, Gin + Tonic Labs.

Now a division of Mob Scene, Gin + Tonic Labs (G+T) is an entertainment company that provides its clients - entertainment properties, performing artists and emerging brands - with the ecosystem necessary for reaching today's global online marketplace via social influencers, social media and new media. While G+T provides services such as branding, design, video production, photography, talent development and management, the company also strives to stand at the forefront of relevant and creative online content and strategy.

Witnessing the rise of social media influencers and talent who have been influencing trends across social media platforms, ...READ MORE>>

It's Time for Food Fetish Catering! Seriously!

By: Food Fetish Catering | August 28, 2017

Are you searching for a reliable Los Angeles Corporate Catering company for your upcoming event? Discover why the big names in local business rely on Food Fetish Catering for their corporate social occasions and business meetings.

If you're in charge of making sure your corporate event goes off without a hitch, hiring the right caterer can literally make or break your occasion. With the company looking to you, it just isn't worth the risk of hiring a less-than-reliable catering company. This year's corporate event will be unlike any other if you call Food Fetish Catering to provide the food. Make a statement this year that you're serious about meeting the most fundamental needs of your guests, with affordable, gourmet menus that will please even the most picky eaters at your event.

Amazing food and great service will make a lasting impression on your guests, guaranteeing an event that ...READ MORE>>

EMMA THOMAS - Meet Christopher Nolan's producer - for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in Gotham or in Dunkirk

By: The Producers Guild of America | August 25, 2017

Her situation is, admittedly, a little different than most of her producing peers. The "resting state" of many producers is to have a multitude of projects in various states of development or production, following the heat wherever and whenever it appears. As opposed to Emma Thomas, who at any given moment is working on one project, and that project alone. Most producers are constantly seeking and cultivating new connections and industry allies. Thomas' career to date is the product of a single relationship that spans her personal and professional life-she's the producer, wife and essential creative partner of visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan. A chance meeting during their first days at University College London blossomed into a decades-spanning collaboration, yielding not only contemporary classics like Inception, The Prestige and The Dark Knight trilogy, but four children as well.

If Thomas' role ...READ MORE>>

New Jubilee IFR Satin Comes in Scores of Colors at an Amazing Price!

By: Rose Brand | August 24, 2017


Jubilee is an affordable event satin with a soft drape and gentle sheen. It's the perfect addition to add class to your party and event decorations! Available in an amazing assortment of over 60 colors.

*To enter, click to count the number of Jubilee Satin colors, and then reply to this email with the correct number ...READ MORE>>

IBC's Big Screen to Explore the Future of Camera and Display Technologies and the Business Behind Cinema

By: International Broadcasting Convention | August 23, 2017

With the latest Dolby Vision dramatic imaging and Dolby Atmos immersive audio sound installation, the four-day programme examines and demonstrates the hottest topics, themes, and insights surrounding the art, science, and business of cinema - from capture through to exhibition.

As well as being the home of the Big Screen programme, the auditorium will screen in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Baby Driver, the acclaimed Edgar Wright feature from 2017.

The programme for 2017, which has been shaped by a committee of global industry professionals, is an insightful examination of the future of cinema. From virtual reality in cinema to laser and camera assessments, visitors will get up to speed on evolving technology and how this impacts the business of cinema. Highlighted sessions include:

Future camera and display technologies and applications leading to AV/VR, immersive media and holography - 16 September 11.00 - 12.30. Known ...READ MORE>>

Introducing Your New Best Friend!

By: Set Decorators Society of America | August 22, 2017

Browse our 166,000 sq. ft. of warehouse inventory spread across three locations --- los angeles, new york and atlanta --- from the comfort of your work table. :: individual photos :: dimensions and quantities at your fingertips :: save favorites and create collections :: shop by location and much more!!!

Atlanta customers take note. we've moved as of April 2017.
1354 milledge street, ...READ MORE>>


By: Oklahoma Film + Music | August 21, 2017

Petri Entertainment and Weathervane Productions, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), are proud to announce the completion of principal photography on the feature film "Camp Cold Brook". The film is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, and the production wrapped on August 14, 2017, in Oklahoma City after previously filming on-location in the communities of Jones, Guthrie and Edmond.

"Camp Cold Brook" stars Chad Michel Murray ("One Tree Hill", "Agent Carter"), Danielle Harris ("Halloween", "Stake Land") and Courtney Gains ("Children of the Corn", "The Funhouse Massacre"), and was produced with an entirely Oklahoma-based crew.

The film tells the story of reality television producer and host Jack Wilson (Murray), who finds himself in a tough spot with both his finances crumbled and his show, "Haunt Squad", nearing cancellation. In a last ditch effort to spark ratings to land a final season, ...READ MORE>>

45th Annie Award Call for Entries! Call for Judges &our Annual Membership Drive will Open Soon!

By: ASIFA-Hollywood | August 18, 2017

ASIFA-Hollywood commenced its 'Call for Entries' for the 45th Annual Annie Awards. The Annie Awards include nine Production categories (Best Feature, Broadcast Production, Short Film, etc.) and twenty two Achievement categories (Best Animation, Direction, Production Design, Music, Voice Acting, etc.). Additionally, up to 5 honorary awards may also be granted: Winsor McCay Awards for lifetime accomplishment, the June Foray Award for philanthropy, the Ub Iwerks Award for technical advances, the Special Achievement Award and Meritorious Service certificates.

Entries submitted for consideration must be from animated productions that were released in the United States between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Exceptions are commercials, short subjects, special projects and student films, which can qualify with or without United States releases.

Submissions close on Friday, October 20th at 5pm PST. To review the rules and submit projects, please visit The ...READ MORE>>

The Hitman's Bodyguard: A Conversation with Jules O'Loughlin, ASC, ACS

By: The American Cinematographers Guild | August 17, 2017

You're invited to meet cinematographer Jules O'Loughlin, ASC, ACS at the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood on Thursday, August 24, from 1:30pm-4:00pm, for a FREE Coffee & Conversation discussion event focusing on his work in the action comedy feature The Hitman's Bodyguard, directed by Patrick Hughes and starring Ryan Reynold and Samuel L. Jackson.

In the film, the world's top protection agent (Reynolds) is called upon to guard his mortal enemy (Jackson) on a journey from London to The Hague in order to secure his testimony against a ruthless European dictator ...READ MORE>>

We are proud to introduce our latest addition to our CL Remotes Family

By: Chapman/Leonard | August 16, 2017

The M7 Remote Stabilized Head!

The Ultimate 7 Axes Gyro Stabilized Head features:

• Unlimited moves in all directions
• Complete freedom to be mounted in any position
• No need for leveling head
• A perfect horizon even under a continuously high G force
• Allows for ...READ MORE>>

About Dual Visions Stages: A Kondelik Brother's Company

By: Dual Visions Stages | August 15, 2017

Shooting and film ...READ MORE>>