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By: Alliance Grip | September 18, 2018

Alliance Grip has taken an all-new approach to how grip trucks are built. Targeting the commercial market, we were able to build trucks that are quick and efficient to work from. All carts are labeled for quick use and easy counts at wrap. The C-Stand and 4x Combo Carts design brings your most-used stands right to the set; no more stands on doors. The 10 and 12 step ladders no longer have to be the last-off first-on items of the grip truck; with our rack system, we have brought them down to a safe and easy working height. Alliance Grip Trucks were designed by grips who wanted a better, more efficient way, not a rental house. After looking over our photos, there will be no doubt why.

Alliance Grip Truck Rentals serves the Los Angeles and Hollywood areas for grip truck and electric gear rentals. We work with ...READ MORE>>



SmartSource® Rentals, Serving the Entertainment Industry for Over 30 Years

By: SmartSource Rentals | September 18, 2018

SmartSource® Rentals, Serving the Entertainment Industry
Whether you're in television, film, or live events, SmartSource® has the computer and office equipment to help support your next production. With more than 30 years of experience within the entertainment industry, our staff understands the fast pace, tight deadlines, and immediacy of your needs. This is why we offer:
• Same Day Service
• 24/7 Technical Support
• Guaranteed On-Time Delivery
• Flexible Rental Terms (No Long-Term Contracts are Required)
• The Latest Technology Rentals Including Copiers, Printers, Computers, Laptops, Monitors, Tablets and Apple Products

The SmartSource® Difference

We understand the importance of providing exceptional customer service and excellent value, which is why we offer local project management, technology staff, and solutions architects in cities across the country where your productions take you.

Nationwide Coverage

Our multi-million dollar equipment inventory is in stock and ready to go from 20 locations nationwide, including ...READ MORE>>

NantStudio moves into e-sports partnership with the L.A. Times and Daybreak Games

By: NantStudio | September 17, 2018

NantStudio Moves into E-Sports Partnership
Holding company NantWorks announced its strategic investment in Daybreak Game Company, and the resulting new venture in which the company will bring popular Daybreak games to mobile platforms, according to a press release from Thursday. Learn More...

NantStudio is a state of the art sound stage facility ...READ MORE>>

Trust your Production Freight Logistics with Packair's Shipping Masters

By: PACKAIR | September 14, 2018

Trust Packair with your Production Freight Logistics
With over 45 years of experience in the international transportation, logistics, and shipping industries, Packair has successfully transported everything from high value, rare, and oddly shaped cargo to all corners of the world. Our clients have included everyone from e-commerce sellers to major Hollywood film studios (including shipping for over 7000 Hollywood Films, Television Series, and Commercial Productions), and even aerospace/military organizations. The quality of our service and our dedication to our clients has earned us the reputation of the best freight forwarding company in the Los Angeles area. If you are looking for an experienced international freight forwarding company, click the link below and get in touch! We'd love to offer you a complimentary quote for our services and answer any questions you may have about our process.


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Introducing a New Kind of Stock Video - Vimeo Stock

By: VIMEO | LAPPG | September 13, 2018

Introducing a New Kind of Stock Video - Vimeo Stock
Vimeo has long been home to a community of the most iconic filmmakers in the world. And, as a creator-first platform, we're obsessed with providing the tools that busy creative professionals need to make your videos - exceptionally.

That's why we're thrilled to announce our newest way to empower and support our creative community. It's something you've been asking about for years, and today Vimeo Stock is finally here.

Our new global, royalty-free stock marketplace is the result of countless conversations that we've had with you, our users. For the first time ever we're unlocking content directly from Vimeo's world-renowned storytellers. In fact, the majority of contributors in our launch collection are licensing their footage for the first time, and exclusively on Vimeo. We're also excited to offer industry-leading economics for both stock contributors and buyers.

In other words, our footage collection raises the standard ...READ MORE>>

Cine Gear Expo Atlanta 2018

By: Cine Gear Expo | September 11, 2018

Cine Gear Expo Atlanta 2018
Cine Gear Expo Atlanta 2018 is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the film and entertainment technology industry. The show runs October 6th & 7th, 2018 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, Georgia.

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Cine Gear features exhibits, new product and service introductions, complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, and ample opportunity to network with peers within a studio environment.

Updates to the exhibitor list, event map, schedule, presentation topics, speakers, and screening engagements will be posted to the website regularly. http://www.cinegearexpo.com

Questions? Please contact the Cine Gear Office at (310) 472-0809 or info@cinegearexpo.com

Attendee Registration is open.
All attendees must complete the Cine Gear Badge online registration process. http://www.cinegearexpo.com/ga-expo-attendee-registration
Registration is free.

Explore and compare the latest tools and services in entertainment technology. Get educated and ...READ MORE>>

2018 AFI Latin American Film Festival Lineup Announced

By: American Film Institute | September 12, 2018

2018 AFI Latin American Film Festival Lineup Announced
AFI announced today the full slate of films for the 2018 AFI Latin American Film Festival, which will take place September 13-October 3 at the historic AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD.

Now celebrating its 29th edition, the festival showcases Latin America's prolific and varied filmmaking talent and, with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections during National Hispanic Heritage Month. This year's diverse selection of 43 films range from international festival favorites and award winners to local box-office hits and exciting debuts from a new generation of Latin American filmmakers.

The festival opens with the acclaimed crime saga BIRDS OF PASSAGE, the latest from Colombia's Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra (2015's Oscar®-nominated EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT). A unique take on the mafia epic, the film explores the burgeoning Colombian drug trade of the 1970s, ...READ MORE>>

Global Entertainment and Media Revenue Projected Over $2.4T By 2022

By: Producers Guild of America | September 11, 2018

Global Entertainment and Media Revenue Projected Over $2.4T By 2022
According to a report published by PWC, global entertainment and media revenue is expected to grow from USD 1.9 Trillion in 2017 to USD 2.4 Trillion by 2022 and at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4%. Revenue from the digital segment continues to grow rapidly, accounting for over 50% of the total market revenue in 2018. The report also indicates that the rising mobile app usage, increasing popularity of subscription video services, new technologies such as virtual reality and the value shift to platforms and personalization are the new drivers of growth for the market. The Wonderfilm Media Corporation (OTC: WDRFF), Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ : VIAB ), AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE : AMC), IMAX Corporation (NYSE : IMAX ), National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ : NCMI)

The entertainment and media industry can be divided into six major segments: traditional TV and video, cinema, over-the-top (OTT), virtual reality, ...READ MORE>>

DCS Celebrates the Creation of Digital Cinema Shorts

By: Digital Cinema Society | September 10, 2018

DCS Celebrates the Creation of Digital Cinema Shorts
DCS recently celebrated the launch of our latest effort to be known as Digital Cinema Shorts with a special screening for cast, crew, and interested members at Raleigh Studios in LA. The two films could not have been more different, but were both very well received. Union, directed by Micky Levy, is a dark, but sometimes comedic look at a couple coming to terms after being abducted and locked in the truck of a car. Clark, directed by Nelson Torres, and produced by his sister, Christine Torres, is a fun take on the Superman legend. It asks what would happen if the young Superman had more in common with Dennis the Menace than the superhero he would grow to become.

About the only thing these movies had in common was that they were shot by James Mathers using much the same equipment package, Panasonic VariCam, ...READ MORE>>

New for 2018: GameSoundCon & The Halp Network Present A Dedicated Track for Dialogue, Voice Over & Performance

By: GameSoundCon | September 7, 2018

GameSoundCon & The Halp Network
Early-bird ticket pricing extended to September 14

Seattle, WA - GameSoundCon, the premier conference for video game music and sound design, is expanding its offering once again. This year, the company has partnered with The Halp Network, the experts in connecting quality talent with content creators, to create a multi-session track about Dialogue and Performance in video games.

Designed for game voice over directors, voice over talent and actors, editors and game developers, the track highlights solutions for dialogue and performance in video games ranging from talent direction to technical pipelines to contracts and legal issues.

"Game dialogue is a critical part of audio in games. The new Dialogue and Performance track is the next natural step on our continued growth." says Brian Schmidt, founder of GameSoundCon. "Partnering with the professionals at The Halp Network is a big win for the GameSoundCon community." ...READ MORE>>

SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals Announces New Solutions Architect, Marty Fuchs

By: SmartSource | September 6, 2018

SmartSource®\'s New Solutions Architect, Marty Fuchs
SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals ("SmartSource," Hauppauge, NY, www.smartsourcerentals.com), one of the nation's leading providers of computer, audio visual (AV) and technology solutions for businesses and events, announced the appointment of Marty Fuchs as Solutions Architect. Fuchs will be based in SmartSource's Orlando, Florida location. He will be responsible for providing technical and customer service expertise for audio visual solution installations and working closely with the sales team to prepare RFPs. Fuchs brings extensive experience across key disciplines of audio visual and technology management, design and operations; project management; logistics management and operations; event management; and facility management and design. He will report to John Cuthbertson, Manager, Solutions Architect Group.

"Marty will be a great asset to the SmartSource Solutions Architect Group," said Cuthbertson. "His deep audio visual experience and vast skills across broad technologies from diverse software solutions to heavy equipment will make him a strong ...READ MORE>>

Animal Casting - Atlanta! Ozark Season 2

By: Animal Casting Atlanta | September 5, 2018

Animal Casting: Atlanta! Ozark Season 2
Insatiable was released on the 10th and Ozark season 2 drops August 31st. 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. A wide range of exotics and horse-drawn carriages available. USDA licensed 15 acre facility with barns, pastures and a 1 acre secure ...READ MORE>>


By: Board Brothers Los Angeles, Atlanta | September 4, 2018

BOARD BROTHERS started in the spring of 2007 with a simple mission to be the best location protection company in the industry. Now more than 9 years later, Board Brothers is the only choice of many location managers, production coordinators and producers.

Our strong reputation is built on having layout techs who care about our clients, care about the locations they protect, and have tremendous pride in doing the best job possible.

No job is too small or too large and Board Brothers will work with ANY sized budget. You let us know where you need to be at and we will fully protect your location with the same attention to detail we apply to all jobs.

We pride ourselves in having a "light" environmental footprint. We believe the idea of "Being Green" is a foundational virtue, not one that can ...READ MORE>>

Greetings Ghouls!!

By: Halloweentown | August 31, 2018

Greetings Ghouls!!
Check out the New For September section for our newest selection of spooky goods guaranteed to give you thrills and chills!!
Also be sure to keep checking our Clearance Section ...READ MORE>>

The 2018 IntelliEvent Profitability Summit

By: IntelliEvent | August 29, 2018

The 2018 IntelliEvent Profitability Summit

Please join us September 10th-12th for the annual IntelliEvent Profitability ummit (IPS) on the beautiful Monterey Bay Penninsula!

At IntelliEvent, we work with all of our partners to drive the development of the program in a way that reflects best business practices. We treat customers as our partners and want to collaborate with every one of them. As a result of this interaction, you can help us to optimize the platform to meet your needs and benefit from the experience of peer companies who have helped us build and optimize Lightning.

Our mission for the IPS event is to further inform and support both current and prospective customers while creating new connections and fostering established relationships. In addition, you will learn the best business practices as well as how to utilize Lightning to its fullest potential.





By: RIPTIDE MUSIC GROUP | August 28, 2018

Culver City, CA - Riptide Music Group (Riptide), a leading creative rights management company focused on the synchronization of music with advertising, movie trailers, TV, film, video games and multimedia productions, has acquired the copyright to the classic song "You've Got the Makings of a Lover," originally recorded in 1963 by The Festivals, re-recorded in 2011 by Mayer Hawthorne, and most recently sampled in Migos's hit song "BBO" ("Bad Bitches Only") on their current album "Culture II."

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Written by Earl Moss, the song was originally released by Smash Records (an American record label founded in 1961 as a subsidiary of Mercury Records), and was produced by Spectra Productions. The Festivals, comprised of singers Vaughn Price, Earl Moss, Woody Price, and Leon Thomas who were based in Texas, debuted on Smash Records with ...READ MORE>>


By: Zorthian Ranch | BY MITCH LEHMAN | August 27, 2018



Beautiful 45 acres of mountains, forest and ranch - just 15 miles from Downtown L.A. Distinctive architecture, vintage vehicles, animals, agriculture and a diverse landscape. Unlimited potential as backdrops. The Middle-of-Nowhere is near!


Catalogue of objects, which include sculptures, antiques, and misc. items. They are offered as material that can be used as a background for still photography or for movie sets.

Without its former featured attraction, the surviving family members of legendary artist and personality Jirayr Zorthian are looking for ways to repurpose their 43-acre ranch

Certainly, there is an official street address for the sprawling, untamed wilderness that bridges the upper neighborhoods of Altadena with the Angeles National Forest. But only a series of directions is given. An oversized, spray-painted "Z RANCH" announces your arrival and at what is anyone's best guess. Barns, lean-tos, and other structures dot ...READ MORE>>

Eclectic Encore Props visited by New York NBC 4 news!

By: Eclectic Encore Props | August 24, 2018

Eclectic Encore Props visited by New York NBC 4 news!
Paul visits the East Coast's largest prop shop, home to very famous objects. (Published Monday, Aug 13, 2018)

Eclectic / Encore Props Inc. is the largest prop rental company on the East Coast. Our 95,000 sq. foot showroom allows you to quickly locate your specific needs. Our rental staff will help you define your style and create the best presentation possible. Whether you are creating a set for a motion picture, television or trying to put a new slant on a theme party, Eclectic/Encore Props is equipped to assist you in any way.

Although our inventory is arranged in an organized and decorated fashion in time periods and themes, it is not mandatory to visit Eclectic/Encore Props to place an order. Our inventory is accessible on-line 24/7 at www.eclecticprops.com . A customer is able to view the inventory, make choices and forward those ...READ MORE>>

California's Film & TV Tax Credit Extended to 2025

By: California Film Commission | August 23, 2018

California\'s Film & TV Tax Credit Extended to 2025
Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood in a scene from HBO's "Westworld," which received a California tax credit. (HBO)

Program 3.0 Will Retain $330 Million Annual Funding and Add New Provisions

Affirming California's long-term commitment to fighting runaway protection, Governor Brown recently signed legislation to extend the state's Film and TV Tax Credit Program an additional five years through June 2025. It builds upon the current tax credit program (dubbed Program 2.0) which launched in 2015 and expanded funding from $100 million to $330 million annually.

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The newly-extended program (Program 3.0) will retain current funding but add several new provisions including:

• Creation of a pilot program to train residents from under-served communities for skilled craft jobs in motion picture and television production. The existing Career Readiness requirement, which requires tax credit projects to provide career training opportunities such as ...READ MORE>>

The Web Theatre is back for the 75th Venice Film Festival

By: 75th Venice Film Festival | August 22, 2018

The Web Theatre is back for the 75th Venice Film Festival
A selection of 18 feature-length films from the Orizzonti, Biennale College Cinema, Sconfini, and Out of Competition sections.

A selection of 18 feature-length films, including eleven from the Orizzonti section, two from Biennale College Cinema, three from Sconfini and two Out of competition, make up the rich programme of world premieres for the Web Theatre of the 75th Venice Film Festival 2018, headed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.

The titles available online will include 6 highly anticipated Italian films: La profezia dell'armadillo by Emanuele Scaringi (Orizzonti), Un giorno all'improvviso (If Life Give You Lemons) by Ciro D'Emilio (Orizzonti), Il ragazzo piú felice del mondo (The Young Fan) by Gipi (Sconfini), Camorra by Francesco Patierno (Sconfini), Arrivederci Saigon by Wilma Labate (Sconfini), and 1938 Diversi by Giorgio Treves (Out of Competition).

From the Orizzonti section, the line-up for the Web ...READ MORE>>

'Crazy Rich Asians' film comes home to Singapore

By: Reuters | Fathin Ungku | August 21, 2018

\'Crazy Rich Asians\' film comes home to Singapore
SINGAPORE - "Crazy Rich Asians" celebrated its Asian premiere in Singapore on Tuesday night, with local-born stars such as Fiona Xie delighted to be bringing the film home to the city where it was filmed.

"I'm so looking forward for every Singaporean to watch this because Singapore is so beautiful on screen. Everybody (in Hollywood) was like, is this CGI? Does this place really exist?," Xie, who plays gold digging opera star Kitty Pong, told reporters.

"This is a homecoming!" she said.

The film, the first Hollywood movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast, is a rare Hollywood showcase of Asian identity and culture, which the filmmakers hope will be enjoyed by moviegoers of all backgrounds.

The romantic comedy about an Asian-American New Yorker who goes to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's wealthy and tradition-bound family of Chinese descent is based on the 2013 ...READ MORE>>

Full Spectrum - Exceptional Minds Create Vital Opportunities For A Unique Set of Students

By: Producers Guild of America | August 20, 2018

Full Spectrum
About a year ago, I was invited by Susan Zwerman, a visual effects producer, PGA member and a DGA Frank Capra Achievement Award recipient, to come and visit Exceptional Minds, a school and studio dedicated to teaching visual effects and animation to young adults on the autism spectrum. As an activist for the employment and depiction of people with disabilities in media, I jumped at the opportunity.

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. The term "spectrum" reflects the wide variation in challenges and strengths found among the autistic population. The Center for Disease Control estimates autism's prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States alone, including 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls.

I met Zwerman at the ...READ MORE>>

"A venue for the true Independent Filmmaker"

By: California Independent Film Festival | August 17, 2018

"A venue for the true Independent Filmmaker"
The California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF) is one of the most successful and fastest growing film festivals in California. Since its inception in 1997, CAIFF has captured both national and worldwide press. This star-studded event provides both local Bay Area residents and visitors with an opportunity to see world-class films, meet filmmakers from around the world, international celebrities and build exposure for CAIFF corporate sponsors. We invite you to become part of the fastest growing film festival in California.

Background Overview Started in 1997, CAIFF is a premier showcase for independent, foreign and mainstream films.

Our Mock-Ups. Your Vision. Custom Sets.

By: Aero Mock-Ups | August 16, 2018

Our Mock-Ups.  Your Vision.  Custom Sets.
Photo: (top) Playboy magazine photo shoot; (bottom left) "CSI" episode; (bottom right) "Call of Duty" video game

At Aero Mock-Ups, we take great pleasure in helping production crews turn their creative visions into memorable sets and scenes. Take a look at some of the projects we've collaborated on:

Air Force One's flying Oval Office and Conference Room is created from our interior wall panels and executive seats and sofas for the feature "Swing Vote".

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Our Jumbo Wide Body with first class Tombo seats set a sexy scene for Carl Jr's "Propositioning" commercial.

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Recording artist Olu Maintain added a hot tub and bear skin rug to trick out our Jumbo Executive Jet with "Sex and the City" seats ...READ MORE>>


By: PACKAIR | August 14, 2018

Delivering A-to-Z in movie production logistics and film shipping services, Packair can provide everything you need to get your production gear from A to Z for film or video production:

• Logistics Planning - Diligently planning the most time effective and cost-efficient routing of movie props, food catering, camera equipment and film dailies.
• Freight Forwarding - Arranging and tracking each cargo shipment whether by air, ocean or ground freight transport so you can rest assured that your precious cargo will be safely and securely transported every step of the way.
• Import Customs Clearance - Our in-house customs brokers may process all documentation needed for temporary or permanent import of goods.
• ATA Carnet - We are licensed by US authorities to issue Carnets. Don't delay, Carnet the Packair way!
• Air Charter - We will arrange for the transport of your people as well ...READ MORE>>

A Custom Hedge Wall by Step and Repeat LA was the "highlight" at an event at the Highlight Room.

By: Step and Repeat Los Angeles | August 13, 2018

Custom Hedge Wall by Step and Repeat LA at the Highlight Room.
Shadow Hills, CA - Step and Repeat LA is a privately-owned company that specializes in the creation of media walls and red carpet backdrops. These backdrops are better known in the film industry as 'step and repeats', and feature an array of sponsor logos that have been laid out in a step or diagonal pattern. Step and Repeat LA is a one-stop shop for event planners, as they offer everything from red carpet and velvet ropes, to pipe and drape stands and life-size cardboard cut-outs.

The TAO GROUP is a leading restaurant and nightlife company that develops, owns, and operates many of the most successful food, beverage, and nightlife entertainment venues in the United States. TAO Group's most recent expansion was in Los Angeles.

At the apex of the Dream Hollywood is the group's newest dining, daylife, and nightlife concept, The Highlight Room. The deluxe ...READ MORE>>


By: Riptide Music Group | August 6, 2018

Culver City, CA, August 6, 2018 - Riptide Music Group (Riptide), a leading synchronization, rights management and creative company that provides music to advertising, movie trailers, TV programming and promos, major motion pictures, video games and multimedia productions, has joined forces with leading dance music label Armada Music for sync representation in the U.S.

As of today, Riptide Music represents a select number of releases from the Amsterdam-based record label; tracks from (among others) Goldfish, Dirtcaps, Dirtyphonics, Arston, W&W and SAYMYNAME are available for licensing in DIVER, Riptide's division focused on sync representation for record label releases.

In addition, Riptide has also launched a new label imprint under Armada Music called 'Royal Sharx'. The label will focus on fun, irreverent EDM with strong, forward-moving energy. Riptide will highlight these releases for sync ...READ MORE>>


By: TEMP LOVE | August 6, 2018

San Rafael, CA - Audio Story-Tellers Temp Love, currently celebrating their 5-Year Anniversary, have signed longtime music industry pro Marc Mannino to serve as Representative of their music catalog. The announcement was made by Temp Love Co-Owners John McDermott and Christian Hanlon.

A young, up and coming music company built from years of experience, the Temp Love team, comprised of 20 audio professionals nationwide - composers, mixers, music supervisors, and music legal specialists - brings a holistic audio approach to every one of their clients' productions. Temp Love's new headquarters is within the historic 32TEN Studios site in Marin, CA.

"We are pretty damn happy and stoked to have Marc Mannino now representing our catalog," said Hanlon. "He's the type of guy that understands the value of music across all media, and has a laser focus on forging innovative and lasting relationships ...READ MORE>>


By: ATLANTIC SCREEN MUSIC | August 3, 2018


Unique Company Acquires Film Scores by Funding Motion Pictures

Los Angeles, CA, & London, UK - Atlantic Screen Music, (ASM), a division of parent company Atlantic Screen Group, is currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary Year and, concurrently, has acquired Redfive Creative, a noted, UK-based music supervision and sync company. In addition, the unique ASM, which provides funds for feature film productions - thereby owning the resulting film scores - has just completed its 150th film score, this for the Julian Schnable movie "At Eternity's Gate" (the closing night film of the 56th New York Film Festival.) Also, ASM has retained Los Angeles-based Jonathan Firstenberg as its first North American Representative. The announcements were made today by Simon Fawcett, CEO, Atlantic Screen Group.

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As a result of the ASM acquisition of Redfive Creative, the company's ...READ MORE>>


By: LA Film Fest | August 2, 2018

The LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the official U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, LA Muse and Nightfall sections. The 2018 LA Film Festival will screen a diverse slate of feature films, shorts and episodic series. The LA Film Festival takes place September 20-28, 2018.

"Our mission of finding fresh new voices from different geographical and cultural axes remains true," said LA Film Festival Director Jennifer Cochis. "These storytellers are united by their ability to transport, impact and inspire audiences with the power of their craft."

The 2018 LA Film Festival announces a diverse slate of 40 feature films, 41 short films, and 10 short episodic works representing 26 countries. Across the competition categories 42% of the films are directed by women and 39% are directed by people of color. More special screenings and ...READ MORE>>

Welcome to the Consolidated Scenic Services Family!

By: Consolidated Scenic Services | August 1, 2018

Welcome to the Consolidated Scenic Services Family!
Leading the Entertainment Industry with Innovative Transportation & Storage Solutions

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Scenic Expressions


Set Trucking - Set Storage - 24/7 Prop Lock-ups - Scenery Trailer Rentals - ...READ MORE>>

Safari Technologies in the leader is camera-rigging technology

By: Safari Technologies | August 1, 2018

Safari Technologies in the leader is camera-rigging technology

Watch the videos below to see the SR4 in action:

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Mailbox Toluca Lake's Jonathan Kramer is also known as throat remedy specialist 'Dr. Voice'

By: Mailbox Toluca Lake | August 1, 2018

Mailbox Toluca Lake\'s throat remedy specialist \'Dr. Voice\'
Mailbox Toluca Lake's Jonathan Kramer with award-winning Chinese-American singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and film director Leehom Wang. Formally trained at the Eastman School of Music, Williams College and Berklee College of Music, Wang is known for fusing Chinese musical styles with hip-hop and R&B. He has over 60 million followers on social media.

Besides postal services, he specializes in vocal health products like Ginger Honey Crystals Tea, Red Ginseng Royal Jelly, Honey Loquat Candy and more

Mailbox Toluca Lake seems like a typical post office box business with its exterior blending in with a row of other storefronts at 10153 1/2 Riverside Drive. But inside this shop it's a whole different story.

For decades known as the unofficial "Town Hall for the Entertainment Industry," it's where ideas for movies and shows have been hatched, and where there are at least 1,000 mailboxes designated to mostly people in the industry. ...READ MORE>>


By: The Newport Beach Film Festival | August 1, 2018

Internationally acclaimed Southern California Film Festival seeks film submissions from around the globe.

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - Celebrating 20 years of filmmaking and cinematic excellence, the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announces the launch of its Call for Film Entries on August 1st, 2018.

During its eight-day run (April 25th - May 2nd, 2019), the 20th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will host film screenings, red carpet premieres, engaging networking opportunities, industry seminars, incredible nightly gala events, and filmmaking receptions.

NBFF will present over 350 feature-length narrative, documentary, short, and animated films. Special programs include Action Sports, Art, Architecture + Design, Culinary, Environmental, Family, Music, Music Video, Collegiate, and Youth programs.

"We are extremely excited for this milestone year. It has been an incredible experience developing this Festival from its inception; we are so proud of the ongoing relationships we have among Filmmaking ...READ MORE>>

Cine Gear Expo: Atlanta in October 2018

By: Cine Gear Expo | July 31, 2018

Cine Gear Expo: Atlanta in October 2018
Cine Gear Expo 2018 is the premier event for professionals engaged in the technology, entertainment and media industry. The show lasts two days in Atlanta this October.

Dates: October 6 - 7, 2018

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Complete this form to be notified as more information becomes available about the Atlanta Expo.

About The Cine Gear Expo

Since 1996, Cine Gear Expo has grown to become the premier event for the technology, entertainment and media industry.

Created by industry insiders, Cine Gear Expo focuses on the needs of the community and draws the most dedicated specialists from all major department including Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Post Production, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Government and Military, Sports, Live Events, the Academic World and more.

Unique in concept, Cine Gear Expo offers artists and technicians the opportunity to discover state -of ...READ MORE>>


By: SIGGRAPH 2018 | July 30, 2018

Chicago, IL - SIGGRAPH 2018, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has announced news about featured games and Real-Time Live! programming. The 45th SIGGRAPH conference will take place 12-16 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre. To register for the conference, visit s2018.SIGGRAPH.org.

Games programming at SIGGRAPH spans many areas of the conference, including Courses, Talks, Technical Papers, Real-Time Live!, Panels, the Computer Animation Festival, Appy Hour, Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality presentations, Business Symposium, the Studio, and, of course, the Exhibition. In collaboration with the conference committee and reviewers, SIGGRAPH 2018 Games Focus Area Chair Natalya Tatarchuk has worked to help spotlight creators, visionaries, and pioneers within the games industry from the world's leading studios. Recent achievements from the games industry will be presented in sessions and ...READ MORE>>

Before you start your weekend Netflix binge, do yourself a favor and check out these red hot animation shorts of the week

By: The Audience Awards | July 27, 2018

Check out these red hot animation shorts
The Audience Awards is a company started by filmmakers for filmmakers, we have a deep desire to do what we can to introduce you to real opportunity and connection. Submit quality content for our creative and brand contests and grab your chance to win cash, prizes and screenings at some of the most amazing film festivals on the circuit.

Our audience is our secret weapon - the very thing that separates us from any company that even thinks of competing against us. Sure, you get to vote and make a HUGE impact in the lives of our filmmakers, but did you also know that, as a film lover, you have access to a huge library of short films in every category you can imagine? Go watch!

Fears are visible as constant companions of their owners. The creatures can make people's lives ...READ MORE>>


By: SIGGRAPH 2018 | July 26, 2018

"Standing at the Intersection of Creativity, Technology, and Business,"
Unique Event to Welcome Computer Graphics Leaders from Around the World

Chicago, IL, July 26, 2018 - SIGGRAPH 2018, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will bring back its Business Symposium for this year's event. The 45th SIGGRAPH conference takes place 12-16 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Regarding the return of Business Symposium, SIGGRAPH 2018 Conference Chair Roy C. Anthony said, "The exciting Business Symposium makes its triumphant return to our event this year and is sure to provide busy decision-makers with a weekend of insights into the state of the computer graphics industry and its future. The two-day event will include talks, panels, networking opportunities, an exclusive sneak preview of the Emerging Technologies program, and much more."

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Summer Sale! 15% Off Custom Pool Floats!

By: Step and Repeat LA | July 25, 2018

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Step and Repeat LA is the leading red carpet company in the Los Angeles area.

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Try Rose Brand's easy-to-use Rental Curtain Finder!

By: Rose Brand | July 24, 2018

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Marketers Increase Ad Spending In Q2; Growth In Digital And Primetime TV

By: BY H.B. DURAN | [a]list | July 23, 2018

Marketers Increase Ad Spending In Q2
The national advertising market gained five percent in the second quarter, led by digital platforms and cable TV, according to data provided by Standard Media Index.

Marketers poured their budgets into digital platforms in the second quarter, increasing spend in the category by 12 percent. Out-of-Home spending wasn't far behind with an increase of nine percent. National TV and radio experienced modest drops of one percent each, while print declined 22 percent.

The Telecommunications industry was the largest spender in the second quarter spending two percent more year-over-year (YoY) across platforms. The automotive industry increased its overall spending by 10 percent YoY but 12 percent less on TV than the first quarter. Similarly, Quick Serve Restaurants increased YoY spending by 23 percent across all platforms but just three percent more than the first quarter.

National TV revenue declined in the second quarter due to a 3.4 percent ...READ MORE>>

Your TV Pilot is Approved! A Guide to Selecting the Right Technology

By: DeDe Mulligan | Smartsource | July 20, 2018

Your TV Pilot is Approved! A Guide to Selecting the Right Technology

Technology for the 2018-2019 Pilot Season

The pilot season is upon us. When the network gives you the green light, everything and everyone must quickly shift into gear. If you are a new production assistant, or this is your first pilot, the thought of ordering equipment may be a bit overwhelming.

We're here to help. There are two key areas to focus on - the accounting office and writers' room. Below is a list of equipment needed in each area. In addition to the hardware, it's vital to select the right provider. There are five things our clients have told us makes a difference, and we thought it might be valuable to you as you select a partner.

The Accounting Office: All the Technology Required to Keep the Books Balanced

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By: SIGGRAPH 2018 | July 19, 2018

Ralph Breaks the Internet Wreck-It Ralph 2 © 2018 Walt Disney Animation Studios

25th Anniversary "Jurassic Park" Screening to be Held 12 August;
Year Two of Production Gallery to Feature Artworks by Visual Futurist Syd Mead

Chicago, IL, July 19, 2018 -SIGGRAPH 2018, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has announced news from its Production Sessions program. The 45th SIGGRAPH conference will take place 12-16 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre. To register for the conference, visit s2018.SIGGRAPH.org.

Kicking off the first evening of the conference on Sunday, 12 August, the Production Sessions program will host a special 25th anniversary tribute screening of the original "Jurassic Park" (1993), giving attendees the chance to see it on the big screen again. Steve "Spaz" Williams, one of the visual effects pioneers on this groundbreaking ...READ MORE>>

Aero Mock-Ups' Newest Addition: The Bombardier Learjet 60XR

By: Aero Mock-Ups | July 18, 2018

Aero Mock-Ups\' Newest Addition: The Bombardier Learjet 60XR
Aero Mock-Ups' newest executive jet mock-up, the Bombardier Learjet 60 XR, features a 20'-long cabin interior set with 3-place sofa, 4 club chairs, refreshment/bar, rear lavatory, and cargo compartment with camera port. LED lighting and fully functional monitors add camera-ready detail. The Learjet cockpit with illuminating instrument panels is also available to rent separately or with the cabin. Both the cabin and cockpit are attached to a metal framing with gimbal tie-downs, making them travel- and gimbal-ready.

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Take advantage of our special Limited Time Offer - Rent the Learjet 60 XR and receive complimentary use of our LED lighting package - a value worth over $5,000/day - when you film at Aero Mock-Ups.

Located at 13126 Saticoy St. in North Hollywood, Aero Mock-Ups' production facility is within the Studio Zone with easy freeway access and expanded parking ...READ MORE>>

Star Power is more than just an equipment rental company.

By: Star Power Generators | July 17, 2018

Star Power is more than just an equipment rental company.
For over 15 years, we have been providing temporary power design and installation solutions from San Diego to Vancouver, British Columbia. Committed to the highest level of service, we are competitive with pricing, available 24/7, pull electrical permits with our C-10 electrical contractors, deploy C-10 contractors for all of our building shut-off's and deploy these same C-10 contractors for all 911 power-ups.

We can provide small generators, as well as larger trailer generators depending on your needs for your event.


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Cleanbox Technology at Future Tech Live! San Diego Comic Con 2018

By: Cleanbox | July 17, 2018

Cleanbox Technology at Future Tech Live! San Diego Comic Con 2018
SAN DIEGO, California-- July 16, 2018 - Cleanbox Technology will be showcasing their CX1 and CX4 technology in conjunction with the Future Tech Live exhibit at San Diego Comic Con July 18-22, 2018, at the Omni Hotel in San Diego.

"The use of virtual and augmented reality will continue to grow as an increasing variety of industries begin to better understand and make use of these mediums. Cleanbox will be there to ensure each user's experience is hygienic and eco-friendly," states Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Amy Hedrick. "No one wants to put on a headset and feel sweat or grime from the previous person, or spend a single moment concerned about how sanitary the headset might be. They should able to focus 100% on enjoying their virtual experience."

Cleanbox Technology has developed effective and modular solutions for the decontamination and drying of any type of ...READ MORE>>

5 Technologies Every Production Office Needs to Know About

By: eTech Rentals | July 16, 2018

5 Technologies Every Production Office Needs to Know About
Just as "The Force" is the driving factor behind any good Jedi, the production office is the force behind every great film. From pre-to post-production, it's essential that every office is armed with cutting-edge technologies for productivity, mobility, speed, and flexibility. With that in mind, here are 5 technologies every production office needs.

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1. iPads with Final Draft

Final Draft is that popular software used for writing and developing stories, properly formatting scripts, tracking revisions, production and collaboration. Many, if not most, productions use Final Draft in some capacity.

We most often think of Final Draft as software for desktop or laptop computers. However Final Draft is also easy to use on iPads which is perfect on set, location, or on the go, making this ideal for production companies. iPad Final ...READ MORE>>

Set Masters is a Design and Fabrication Company

By: Set Masters | July 16, 2018

Set Masters is a Design and Fabrication Company
Set Masters is a design and fabrication company that specializes in producing results. With tremendous in-house capacity, our clients come to us because we are fast, efficient and meet deadlines. Our creative team is closely involved in every final product. Anything we produce will only leave our studio after careful inspection and testing. This minimizes the risk of any surprises.

Set Masters performs work for: Production Designers, Prop Masters, Interior Designers, Branding Agencies, Event Producers, etc. Feel free to contact us for custom props and scenery for film, television, theater, live events, exhibitions, architectural art, public reception areas and themed environments. Below is a list of our credentials.

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Set Masters is a resource to anyone with a great idea. As a design and fabrication company with over 15 years of experience, we have mastered a wide variety of services. We ...READ MORE>>

FLUOTEC WINS AGAIN IN NAB Las Vegas and Hollywood CineGear

By: Fluotec | July 16, 2018

FLUOTEC WINS AGAIN IN NAB Las Vegas and Hollywood CineGear
FLUOTEC, the multi award winning and leading manufacturer of LED professional lighting fixtures for television studios, motion picture, video and photography showcased in Hollywood LA at Paramount Studios the following Cinema and Broadcast Television Lighting Fixtures

FLUOTEC VEGALUX 200 UHP Ultra High-Performance StudioLED DMX FRESNELS with Motorized ZOOM Winners of 2018 NAB Best of Show Award

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In Alliance with Chimera Lighting FLUOTEC presented the new Lanterns and Frameless Light control accessories for the new CINELIGHT™ Studio DMX Bicolor LED PANELS, a powerful constant output tunable pure white light in versions of 4f t(120cm), 2ft (60cm) and 1ft (30Cm) long.

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Also presented the new powerful 2.5K equivalent fresnels VEGALUX 300 DMX StudioLED FRESNELS adding to the Tunable Version the Tungsten and Daylight dedicated versions

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The new improved AURALUX 100 Tungsten 5" DMX STUDIOLED MANUAL ZOOM DMX Fresnel

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These new LED Fresnels and long throw DMX LED Panels include the improved technology of FLUOTEC PURE WHITE LIGHT

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By: ART DIRECTORS GUILD | IATSE Local 800 | July 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES - Academy Award®-nominated Art Director and Production Illustrator, George Jenson, died of cancer at the age of 87 on May 25, 2018.

Jenson began his career in the film industry in 1964 as a Production Illustrator/Storyboard Artist at 20th Century-Fox Studios working for producer Irwin Allen's series Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants. George then moved to Filmation Associates as a Layout Artist and Illustrator on the animated TV series, Star Trek, Mission: Magic!, Lassie's Rescue Rangers and My Favorite Martian thru 1972-75. Still serving as Production Illustrator, Jensen's focus on live-action feature films followed, including Disney's Escape to Witch Mountain and MGM's Logan's Run. He joined Steven Spielberg's company for Close Encounters of the Third Kind and 1941. Subsequently, he worked on 9 to 5, Looker, Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi, Christine, ...READ MORE>>


By: SIGGRAPH 2018 | July 12, 2018


Electronic Theater Announces Lineup of 25 Short Films and Presentations, Award Winners; VR Theater to Present 14 Projects, Including First Student Work

CHICAGO, July 12, 2018 -SIGGRAPH 2018, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the full lineup for its Computer Animation Festival Electronic and VR Theaters. The 45th SIGGRAPH conference will take place 12-16 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is known for continuously pushing the boundaries of computer-generated storytelling in film, games, visual effects, and more. In-line with the 2018 conference theme of "Generations," this year's Electronic Theater lineup is poised to epitomize a next-generation showcase of 25 short films and presentations, culled from over 400 submissions. Truly an international show, the Electronic Theater will feature works from Ecuador, Spain, France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Poland, New Zealand, Sweden, and ...READ MORE>>

Custom Crating and Packing Services by Packair

By: PACKAIR | July 11, 2018

Custom Crating and Packing Services by Packair

In-house custom crating and packing comes standard.

In keeping with this one-stop shopping and shipping approach, Packair was among the first to become a certified cargo screening facility in Los Angeles to offer customers one more time-saving, security-providing service.


With our own fleet of trucks and vans, Packair can pick up items from your location or from the designated pick up location so that we can properly transport the items to our warehouse for packaging. We usually blanket wrap items, but will also bring pre-made crating for the items if we feel need additional security. Pick-ups are scheduled ahead of time and we will do our best to work within your time parameters.

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We offer custom crating and blocking & bracing for difficult, irregular, or fragile equipment. Our services also include a consultative approach on your product's packaging requirements. ...READ MORE>>


By: ABOUT MOB SCENE | July 10, 2018

Los Angeles, CA - As a reflection of the rapidly changing entertainment industry landscape, Mob Scene, one of Hollywood's leading entertainment marketing agencies for major motion picture studios, television networks, and streaming services, continues to diversify to meet the current demands of the industry. As such, the company has launched a dedicated Broadcast & Streaming Group, naming industry veteran Cary Sachs to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Broadcast and Streaming. The new division will build upon - and expand - Mob Scene's current work within the broadcasting and streaming arenas. The announcement was made today by Thomas Grane, CEO, Mob Scene.

In his new post, Sachs will report to John Zaffarano, Mob Scene's President, Global Creative Marketing. Sachs will be responsible for leading and expanding the agency's existing capabilities further into those areas by offering clients trailers, promos and sizzle reels, along with in-house shoots, ...READ MORE>>

AntigravityCam Demo - Los Angeles - July - 2018

By: Cinema Devices | Antigravity Cam | July 9, 2018

AntigravityCam Demo - Los Angeles - July - 2018
We are excited to invite the public to a limited seating demo of our AntigravityCam by Owner/Inventor Adam Teichman.

With the use of our AGC rig on many studio feature films; Venom, A Star is Born, with Matthew Libatique - Rogue Warrior, with John Connor - and Rim of The World with Shane Hurlbut ASC - the AntigravityCam is makinging an indelible mark in the Film and Television industry, providing a camera stabilization system for Gimbals and handheld rigs unlike ever before.

Please join us for an in-depth walk through of the rig, it's different configurations, and see how we are solving problems for handheld rigs, Gimbals with single operator, or Gimbals on our very popular Jib rig, with duel operators - one in the rig, and the other op on the A1tools Alpha Wheels, effectively turning the AGC into almost a ...READ MORE>>

Greetings Ghouls from HALLOWEEN TOWN!!

By: HALLOWEEN TOWN | July 6, 2018

Greetings Ghouls from HALLOWEEN TOWN!!
Things are heating up, and we are constantly filling our crypt with new stuff for you!!

Click over to our New For July section for the latest goodies!!

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'Sacred Games' marks Netflix debut into Indian original series

By: Netflix | Reuters | Jill Serjeant | July 5, 2018

\'Sacred Games\' marks Netflix debut into Indian original series
LOS ANGELES - Netflix's first Indian original series makes its debut on Friday, the first of a slate of new shows aimed at the vast Bollywood entertainment market.

"Sacred Games," based on the 2006 novel by Vikram Chandra, is a thriller set in Mumbai with a cast of police officers, politicians and spies, and stars some of Bollywood's biggest personalities: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte.

The eight-episode series, in Hindi and with English subtitles, is the first of seven original Indian series for Netflix, including a new adaptation announced last week of Salman Rushdie's 1981 epic novel "Midnight's Children."

Netflix now has more than 125 million subscribers around the world and has said it expects a large chunk of future growth to come from India.

Cheap data has spurred the rise of streaming video usage in India, the world's fastest growing Web services ...READ MORE>>

Star Spangled Sale! 20% off

By: Step and Repeat LA | July 3, 2018

Star Spangled Sale! 20% off
Step and Repeat LA is the leading red carpet company in the Los Angeles area.

We specialize in step and repeat backdrops for red carpet events. If you're looking for a red-carpet display, we are a one-stop shop for all your needs!

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We have worked with some of the top companies around including Google, Disney, Nike, Hustler, Whole Foods, Harrah's Casino, and worked with event planners for fundraisers initiated by Rihanna, Sean Penn, Ian Somerhalder and more.

We are passionate about our work and are here to make sure your project goes right no matter what. We offer 24-hour turnaround and are here to ...READ MORE>>

The Complex Studios | Save 10% in July | Book Now!

By: The Complex Studios | July 2, 2018

The Complex Studios | Save 10% in July | Book Now!
Located in West Los Angeles we're considered the go-to spot for your production needs. Our sound stages and studios have been used for a multitude of productions for live television shows, pilots, Indie Films, Motion Pictures, Satellite Media Tours, Webcasts, commercial, corporate and music videos, all types of chroma/ virtual shoots, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, still photography and much more. When clients rent our stages, they get access to clean, well-maintained makeup and holding rooms, ...READ MORE>>

Hit videogame Halo gets TV drama series adaptation

By: REUTERS | Jill Serjeant; Editing by Paul Simao | June 29, 2018

Hit videogame Halo gets TV drama series adaptation
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - International hit military science fiction videogame Halo is coming to television in the form of a scripted drama series, cable channel Showtime said on Thursday.

The 10-episode series, based on the best-selling Xbox franchise, will dramatize a 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, as well as weaving personal stories with action and adventure, Showtime said in a statement.

Halo, a first-person shooter game developed for Microsoft Corp's Xbox in 2001, has grown into a global phenomenon, selling more than 77 million copies worldwide and grossing more than $5 billion in sales. It has already spurred spinoff novels, graphic novels and toys.

Showtime Chief Executive David Nevins described Halo as the network's "most ambitious series ever."

"HALO will enthrall fans of the game while also drawing the uninitiated into a world of complex characters that populate ...READ MORE>>