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What do Ozark and The First Lady have in Common?
April 28, 2022Animal Casting - Atlanta! Catch all the critters on HBO Max's The First Lady and the final season of Ozark on Netflix April 29! 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. Trainers and coordinators specializing in performance dogs, cats, horses and farm animals. (404) 786-6400 (404) 782-4232 Ball Ground, GA 30107 www.animalcastingatlanta.com
Los Angeles LGBT Center Celebrates Legacies of Lorri L. Jean and Darrel Cummings!
April 27, 2022Step and Repeat LA provides 30-foot Backdrops for CEO and Chief of Staff Retirement Celebration LOS ANGELES - In 1969, a non-profit organization was formed in an old Victorian house on Wilshire Boulevard. Originally called The Gay Community Services Center, the organization became the first non-profit in America to feature the word 'gay' in its title, and today the Los Angeles LGBT Center is the largest facility in the world that provides health, social, housing, leadership and advocacy services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. This past Saturday, on the 9th of April, 2022, the team at the Los Angeles LGBT Center hosted a party, celebrating the legacies of their CEO, Lorri L. Jean, and Chief of Staff, Darrel Cummings - who both joined the organization in 2003 - as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives: retirement! The celebration, which took place at the Wallis Annenberg Building at the California Science Center, featured live music and a full bar. As guests arrived, each was ushered to the outdoor cocktail reception area, which overlooked Exposition Park Rose Garden, and later enjoyed a seated three-course dinner, alongside various LGBT Center friends, coworkers, and supporters, including longtime ally, Kathy Griffin! To help make the celebration even more spectacular, Step and Repeat LA was commissioned to print not one, but two - 10' high by 30' wide fabric backdrops, each featuring an impressive timeline of photos and information highlighting the phenomenal achievements made by Jean and Cummings over the course of their careers. The backdrops were created using a high-quality, matte-finished fabric material that absorbs all lighting from flash photography, while also enriching the gorgeous rainbow of colors featured as the backgrounds on each timeline. The printing was done using state-of-the-art water-based ink, which minimizes impact on the environment, while still providing a rich, vibrant finished product. About Step and Repeat LA. Independently-owned and operated just outside of Burbank, Step and Repeat LA is a one-stop-shop red carpet event company that has been providing Media Walls, backdrops and everything VIP for some of the biggest events in Los Angeles. Services include top-notch sales executives to handle every detail, a cutting-edge design team that creates custom-designed layouts, as well as in-house printing, production, and quality check...not to mention a 24 hour turnaround capability!
Aim High with Accurate Aviation Mockups and Props
April 26, 2022At Scroggins Aviation Mockup & Effects, we recently added several helicopters and aircraft set pieces. If your current or upcoming production requires any aviation, Scroggins Aviation also has the largest selection of helicopter mockups available to the film and television industry. Just a few of the productions we provided to: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Black Adam, The Plane, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Red Notice and Moonfall to name a few. Visit IMDb for a complete list of credits. Web Site: http://ScrogginsAviation.com
Guest Post: Lysette Urus Shares Her "Spa-Like" Escape at Producing Lab and Fast Track
By: Lysette Urus | April 26, 2022There's little known of the pathway for an independent producer. So much of the journey requires taking a leap of faith. In 2019, I began networking with writers and directors in hopes of discovering my first narrative feature. One afternoon, while cruising LinkedIn of all places, I came across a profile for a director I saw potential in. As fate would have it, that person was Joseph Marconi, the writer and director of the feature I will usher through as my first independent project, Wild Animal . Years before, I entered producing through physical production, working my way up to line producer on commercial and documentary sets. Here I acquired a valuable and necessary foundation for producing films. However, it was not until Film Independent that I could bridge the gap between where I was and where I wanted to be. In 2021, I was selected to participate in the Film Independent Producing Lab cohort with four other talented and like-minded producers with projects at different phases of development. This allowed us to reflect and meditate on the many angles of getting a film made. The cohort was a "Breakfast Club" of producers with diverse strengths and perspectives. My background was in line producing, others had backgrounds in post-production, entertainment law, international production or were writers/directors themselves (you know who you are!) /figcaption> For me, the Producing Lab was like a spa for producers. For two weeks, we retreated into a safe space led by our enduring leaders, Angela Lee and Rebecca Katz, where we interacted and learned from a milieu of talented guest speakers. We'd make our rounds with the finance spa, legal spa, creative spa and so much more. I can't stress enough just how valuable the Film Independent community is for emerging artists, but especially for producers. It's a rare opportunity to enjoy the type of attentiveness in growing our careers, usually reserved for writers and directors. There were days in the Producing Lab where I felt like I was cracking the door and peering into a studio executive meeting. We did two storytelling workshops with producer Sheila Hanahan Taylor. She spoke with us about storytelling through the prism of a producer's brain; How to work with your directors on creative, how to approach your marketing strategy and how to make sure you're tapping into your audience were among some of the lessons. We're playing a really long game as producers. The Producing Lab taught me not only the importance of working on your end goals while you're still building, but how. /figcaption> The Lab also provided support through mentorship. Each project is the focus of a session led by your mentor. It was an incredible value to receive this kind of specialized attention from the group. It also allowed us to be in the driver's seat, ensuring our project specific needs were addressed. We were additionally given an opportunity to meet with our mentors one on one after the lab concluded and continue our relationships. It's been invaluable having access and support from such a community. The Producing Lab emphasizes our role as a creator and how to advocate for ourselves. In addition to all the wonderful producorial spa treatments I mentioned earlier, the Lab was anchored around fine tuning a pitch for each of our projects. Every day, we practiced our pitch and received peer and professional feedback. It was incredible to track our improvement over the two weeks. With each day, we found more power and conviction in our stories. Not just the stories of our films, but our stories as individuals, as producers and why our contributions are integral. /figcaption> The pitch sessions proved to be immediately useful when my director and I participated in Film Independent's Fast Track Finance Market the following month. Fast Track is a speed-dating event of meetings where you have only 15 minutes to introduce yourselves and pitch your project. Sixty meetings in three days. I began with cursory knowledge of who we'd meet and three days later had the foundation to build relationships with executives from some of the leading companies in the industry. Months later, while I'm still in the process of raising funds to shoot Wild Animal, the project has only strengthened since my participation in the lab and Fast Track. After Fast Track, we ended up partnering with a well-known production company that has brought my project to new heights. Still, I cherish the support of Film Independent to help navigate the pitfalls of indie filmmaking. It is safe to say, I'll never be the same.
New "Black Back"
April 25, 2022New "Black Back" is white on the front and black on the back. This new, perfect for printing substrate provides a gorgeous digitally printed fabric with an opaque backing that prevents light spill behind your drop. No more needing to add an extra backing to your printed fabric! Combine this with our 6-color, dye sub printing process for amazingly robust, true to life color reproduction. New Black Back provides fabric prints that are up to 16' seamlessly in height and up to 140' long. Slight sheen to the front white side. Great for double, front lit light boxes. Whether you need opaque, sheer, transparent, stretch, front or backlit, Printhead Studio has the substrates you need for exceptional digitally printed fabric drops, billboards, wallpaper, flooring, signage and more. Request a quote online or call us at 800-223-1624. Also ask about our frames, arena reduction curtains, curtain rentals & more.
Why is Robert Pattinson the Batman We've Been Waiting For?
April 25, 2022Finally we get to talk about the new Batman movie. The Batman premiered earlier this March with spectacular reviews from my friends in the target demographic. The first Batman film starring Robert Pattinson comes with a lot of anticipation from Pattinson fans. I suppose the success of this Batman would convert 2010's Twilight fans into DC Universe aficionados, if they weren't already. If you haven't walked through Times Square this year and somehow missed the mysterious billboards leading up to the premiere, here's the trailer for The Batman (2022). The Cast of The Batman is the perfect combination of young, attractive emo actors. Fine! I confess, I love Robert Pattison as an actor. I'm also drawn to the DC Universe Superhero films. In the past decade or so, between the DC Universe and Marvel movies, DC has taken the most artistic risks. Though some have not been successful, i.e. Batman vs. Superman (2016), this NEW Batman (sorry, Ben Affleck) might be the one we've been waiting for. Batman's 2022 Gotham Is Pure Chaos. Let's talk about what we saw in The Batman trailer for a bit. This Gotham is not a nice place, it looks moody, grungy, dirty and crime-infested. This is the ideal place for a bat. Paul Dano stars as the Riddler. He is known for his role as Dwayne in Little Miss Sunshine, another important emo character. Zoe Kravitz is Batwoman, which is a perfect fit for this cast of young, attractive, formerly dark and grungy teen actors. Other than being the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, she is known for being an excellent actress. She has had success in many roles recently. She stars in Kimi (2022) on HBO, another must-watch film. Make sure to bring plenty of snacks if you're going to watch The Batman. It's almost 3 hours long! The common criticism is that The Batman is very long. With a runtime of two hours and fifty six minutes, this is the longest solo Batman movie and one of the longest superhero movies to date. So be prepared to sit down for an epic when you go to the movies. Usually films with this kind of runtime become dragging, but the reviews suggest that it's an enjoyable and exciting three hours of entertainment. You can expect from the trailer that there is a lot of kicking butt in this film. It's definitely not the emotional character work we saw on Joker (2019). We talk about it more in this link. The 2019 Joker set a precedent for the development of the villain's emotional background, something that has been rarely touched in the superhero genre. In The Batman (2022), a younger Bruce Wayne exposes the character's psychological background. In doing this, DC is differentiating their specific brand of heroes and villains from the growing and evolving Disney owned Marvel's brand. It's interesting to watch the different directions actors take the Batman character. Some are more memorable than others. Before this film, The Batman, as I remember, would always be played by Christian Bale. I suppose for others the first actor they think of is Michael Keaton. With each new reprise of the character the actor gets to bring about a new form to the role. In this sense, Batman is like a Shakespearean play. Hamlet would be the best comparison. No wonder it draws the likes of famously craft-invested actors like Christian Bale, Ben Affleck (sort of) and Robert Pattinson. From a Vampire to The Batman: That's Growth! Pattinson could very well be the first person I think of when I think of Batman from now on. Not a huge leap, for he was a vampire before. He has shown a lot of depth as an actor since Twilight (2008) with films like the Lighthouse (2019), and The Devil All the Time (2020). His role as Preacher Preston Teagardin in The Devil All the Time was one of the most interesting I saw that year. Needless to say Robert Pattinson has proven that he has the range to anchor The Batman films for the next few years.
Las Vegas, NV, April 23 - 27, 2022
April 12, 2022EXPERIENCE WHAT'S NEW VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING. So much has changed since we last saw you. We've been making major changes on our end, too. This year's NAB Show is an entirely reimagined experience. Start with four carefully curated collections: CREATE, CONNECT, CAPITALIZE and INTELLIGENT CONTENT. Add an all-new floor plan layout incorporating the West Hall. Mix in a first-time-ever Sunday show floor opening. Then insert new Experiential Zones, new attractions and pavilions like The Streaming Experience and new featured destinations including Apple Studios and ARRI and Fuse Virtual Production. We've got everything you could possibly imagine and what's well beyond the periphery of possible waiting. • CREATE • CONNECT • CAPITALIZE • INTELLIGENT CONTENT
ALL THINGS PRE-PRODUCTION TO POST. This is where content finds form. Here you'll find the latest tools and advanced workflows elevating the art of storytelling. This is the place for people who want to master their craft. Want to deliver content quicker without compromising quality? Want to streamline workflows and remote production processes? Whatever you seek, you'll discover it here. Key trends include: • 5G as an increasingly viable option for live production • New and creative content strategies to engage fans • Rapid decentralization of broadcast and production workflows • Streamlining workflows coupled with hybrid studio and office operations • Refinement and continued development of remote production and collaboration processes
ALL THINGS PRE-PRODUCTION TO POST. This is where content moves next. Here you'll find cloud computing and media infrastructure pushing the boundaries of content delivery anytime, anywhere. This is the place for people who want to boost their productivity. Want to leverage emerging tech to reach new audiences? Want to get hands-on with the right tools to make content distribution easier? Whatever you seek, you'll discover it here. Key trends include: • Acceleration of ATSC 3.0 use cases and rollout • The continued expanse of audio entertainment • Reaching new audiences through VR and metaverse experiences • How to stand out in a melting pot of DTC and OTT offerings • Changing in-vehicle listening habits and how traditional radio is responding • Reaching your audience in a world of social influencers
ALL THINGS REACH AND ROI. This is where content meets commerce. Here you'll find strategic solutions and next-gen technologies creating new revenue streams and fueling the content economy. This is the place for people who want to perfect their go-to-market and monetization strategies. Want to experiment with new digital tech to reach and retain new audiences? Want insider intel on how business models are changing due to market disruption? Whatever you seek, you'll discover it here. Key trends include: • The future of linear broadcast in a mobile streaming addicted world • Growing use cases of blockchain as content ledger and NFTs to monetize content • The blurring lines between gaming and entertainment • Growing practice of leveraging international content markets to offer variety to domestic viewers
ALL THINGS DATA, AI AND AUTOMATION. This is where content gets personal. Here you'll find industry-wide transformation enabling customized, immersive content. This is the place for people who want to automate production, harness data to enrich user experience and engage new business models to drive reach. Want to experiment with the technologies shaping the future of how we work? Want to advance creativity, predict viewership or save time and money? Whatever you seek, you'll discover it here. Key trends include: • Use of AI and automation in driving production efficiencies • Use of data and analytics to inform business strategy • Leveraging myriad data points collected in content production process
HOLLYWOOD ON THE SPECTRUM: NEW PHOTO SERIES AND WEBSITE TO LAUNCH
By: Weissman / Markovitz Communications | April 11, 2022In connection with Autism Appreciation Month, still photographer Beth Dubber announces the launch of a photo series focused on neurodiversity in the entertainment industry to profile actors who are on the Spectrum and how it is making notable progress in the motion picture, television and streaming world. The photo series, "Hollywood On The Spectrum," features both working actors as well as up and coming talent hoping to break into Hollywood. It is a photographic portrait series featuring actors and musicians who are on the Spectrum. This project delves deeper by including interviews of the actors who discuss challenges and successes within the Hollywood strata. The website is now live. "Having worked as a set Photographer for over 15 years, I was compelled to create this photo series after working with a talented group of actors from The Miracle Project who were on the Autism Spectrum. As an ally, my hope is to leverage my talents and connections in the industry to continue to build awareness and help reframe the conversation around diverse casting in Hollywood, by offering a new visual platform for attention and hearing from the group in their own words," said Beth Dubber, originator and photographer of this project. www.bethdubber.com Musician and Actor, Aiden Boyer added, "As a person on the autism spectrum, I crave community, as I've been involuntarily devoid of it growing up. This project gave me and my colleagues a platform to be unapologetically ourselves, and allowed us to be a part of this tremendous community, on such a beautiful day that I'll remember for the rest of my life." Learn more about the campaign and actors here at www.hollywoodonthespectrum.com . Film and television have a profound ability to influence our lives, and one of the most powerful demonstrations of this is the phrase "representation matters". When someone from a historically underrepresented group sees themselves on screen, it can be transformational for both them and society. Until recently, representations of the spectrum of Autism were rare, and when such characters did appear, they were primarily played by neurotypical actors, for example, the most well-known being the role of Dustin Hoffman in Rainman . Elaine Hall, consultant for this project, said, "I am proud to be part of this groundbreaking project, which celebrates those of us who experience the world differently. The kindness, respect and visibility that Hollywood on the Spectrum provides can be life changing for these most talented underrepresented actors." Elaine is a TV and film access consultant, founder of The Miracle Project (www.themiracleproject.org ) and co-founder of 1IN4 Coalition (www.1in4coalition.org ).
Samy's News Announces New DV/Edit Equipment
April 11, 2022The NEW ZEISS Supreme Prime 15mm . ZEISS has announced their latest cine lens, the ZEISS Supreme Prime 15mm T1.8 Ultra Wide . On a full-frame camera, this powerhouse has a horizontal angle of view of 98.9°. The 15mm Ultra-Wide completes the 14-piece high-end cine lens set - which features a range of focal lengths that are in demand from cinematographers all around the world. Interested in ZEISS Supreme Primes ? Contact us today at Samy's DV to inquire about availability! ARRI's Next-Gen Camera Stabilizers. ARRI has introduced its second-generation camera stabilizers. The ARTEMIS 2 is a completely mechanical system designed for broadcast and cine applications. Since both stabilizers share 80% of their all-new components, the ARTEMIS 2 can be easily upgraded to the TRINITY 2 , adding electronic stabilization for a wide range of movements and angles. ARRI Introduces B-Mount Compatibility. ARRI has endorsed the new, universal B-Mount Battery . The 24 V open-standard battery system is a high-power solution for next generation cameras and lighting. Featuring a side-loading interface and extremely sturdy connection to equipment, the B-Mount battery is a step towards the future. Interested in B-Mount plates for your ARRI Equipment ? Contact us at Samy's DV today for more information! DJI Ronin 4D - NOW AVAILABLE. The DJI Ronin 4D is designed to provide an all-in-one stabilized production camera solution. Instead of balancing a camera on a gimbal, the Ronin 4D incorporates everything into a single tool. With a 4-axis stabilization system, LiDAR focusing system, and wireless transmission & control up to 20,000 feet away, the Ronin 4D is a ready-to-shoot camera with a powerful punch. Check it out at Samy's DV today ! Sony Airpeak S1 NOW IN STOCK!. Sony's Airpeak S1 Drone is NOW IN STOCK at Samy's DV! It is the world's smallest drone that can carry a full-frame Alpha series mirrorless camera. With a top speed of 55.9mph, the Airpeak S1 can help you breaks the boundaries of aerial expression. Pick one of these powerful drones up TODAY at Samy's DV !