When Ron and Jackie Stein started Exclusive Limousine Service in 1980 they began providing top-level luxury transportation services in the greater Los Angeles area. The service was a success, and after rapid expansion they changed the name of the company to Exclusive Sedan Service in 1983. The new name better reflects the broader range of vehicles and transportation options that the company continues to offer. In addition to its Los Angeles hub, the firm now handles the transportation needs of clients in more than 750 cities worldwide.
Ron and Jackie's son, Brandan, joined the firm in 1998, was promoted to vice president of operations in 2005, and is now CEO and president of Exclusive Sedan Service.
The company continues to grow, and that's likely due to the personalized service Exclusive Sedan provides to its clients. It's one factor that sets the company apart from the competition.
You're invited to join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) with presenting partners The Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI), Shortcutz Amsterdam and the Dutch Culture USA (Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York) on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 for NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival InFocus: Middle Eastern, Arab & Dutch Cinema. The event will be hosted at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Mary Pickford Center's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
The evening begins with InFocus: Dutch Cinema - Shortcutz Amsterdam Showcase, a collection of the winners of Shortcutz Amsterdam's 2018 season so-presented in partnership with Shortcutz Amsterdam and Dutch Culture USA (Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York) and offers highlights of diverse work made by Dutch filmmakers throughout the Netherlands. There are stories of peace, discovering one's
By: SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL | INDIEWIRE | December 12, 2018
IndieWire got its start at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996, so we know a little thing or two about what it takes to have a successful time.
The Sundance Film Festival is one of the best times of the year for a cinephile, but not planning accordingly can make it a challenge. IndieWire has been covering the Park City event since our founding in 1996, so by now we know a little thing or two about what it takes to pull off a successful and enjoyable visit to the Sundance Film Festival. Next year's Sundance kicks off Thursday, January 24. Here are the survival tips you need to keep in mind before you arrive.
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Any journalist or moviegoer who has attended the Sundance Film Festival has probably gotten altitude sickness at least once. Park City's high altitude means the air is thin, so
By: Palm Springs International Film Festival | December 11, 2018
RYAN COOGLER TO RECEIVE HONOR AT VARIETY 10 DIRECTORS TO WATCH BRUNCH AT PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Variety will honor director Ryan Coogler at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Friday, January 4th as part of the annual 10 Directors to Watch Brunch at the Parker Palm Springs. The brunch is presented by AT&T.
The Black Panther director will receive the annual Creative Impact in Directing Award. Previous recipients of this award have included Patty Jenkins, David O. Russell, Charlie Kaufman, Jeff Nichols and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The award celebrates his career, from his groundbreaking first feature Fruitvale Station, to his most recent work directing Black Panther, which was recently named one of AFI's Best Films of the Year and is nominated for a Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama.
"Ryan Coogler has directed one of the most critically acclaimed and
By: The Independent Film & Television Alliance | December 10, 2018
The Independent Film & Television Alliance® has revealed that Independents received 25 nominations this morning for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Independent films - those made outside the six major Hollywood studios - continue to thrive, with nominations earned across 12 categories from 15 different films. Below is the full list of the independent films nominated for the 76th Annual Golden Globes:
Best Motion Picture, Drama If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Motion Picture Comedy Vice
Best Director, Motion Picture Alfonso Cuarón, Roma Adam McKay, Vice
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Glenn Close, The Wife Nicole Kidman, Destroyer Rosamund Pike, A Private War
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade Charlize Theron, Tully
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Christian Bale, Vice John C. Reilly, Stan &
While prepping for an out-of-town shoot, James Mathers, Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society discusses packing equipment for travel and gives a quick demo of the Tenba Cineluxe 24 camera bag. View it here:
About Digital Cinema Society The Digital Cinema Society is a nonprofit educational cooperative dedicated to the industry's informed integration of new technology. Formed in 2003, as an outgrowth of a pro bono documentary on the subject of Digital Cinema, we now have an international membership of approximately 6,500 and count some of the top filmmaking, technology, and business leaders in the Entertainment Industry among our membership. Academy Award winners to aspiring Filmmakers, Educators, and Students are joined by artists from every production and post discipline including dozens of ASC Cinematographers, ACE Editors, leading Technologists, and top management from Manufacturers, Studios, Exhibitors, and Networks.
By: National Association of Broadcasters | December 6, 2018
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Filmmakers, nonprofit organization leaders, celebrities, and VIP guests will come together for: two evenings of deeply moving, impactful, and inspiring short films; interactive exhibits including virtual reality; a live performances by Special Force Band and former lead singers of the Temptations, Platters, and Drifters and Special Force Band; an audience discussion with filmmakers and expert speakers; live auction; and pre-show cocktails and artisan food from 6:30 - 7:30. Thursday night's program will focus on issues affecting veterans with the first 100 veterans to RSVP given free entry.
By bringing together at one event the very best socially conscious films, nonprofit organizations making a real impact, and an audience motivated to make the world a better place, Flicks4Change unites difference makers with those that want to make a difference. Flicks4Change is the festival that bridges the gap between art and awareness, and meaningful action.
Leading dance flooring company Stagestep celebrates its partnership with Starwest Studios in Burbank, California. Stagestep, which has provided an expansive selection of wood and Marley flooring surfaces, subfloors and maintenance products for more than 45 years, says it's thrilled to be affiliated with a full-service broadcast production facility and dance center like Starwest Studios.
Stagestep CEO Randy Swartz said, "There are dance institutions that anchor activities and programs that make them a mecca for teachers, students and professionals. They provide facilities and services that few can offer. They are important dance hubs that contribute and elevate teaching methods, choreography dance training, videotaping and networking. Stagestep Flooring Solutions seeks opportunities to partner with these 'super dance centers' to offer the finest and safest environment to host numerous dance activities. Such a partnership exists with Starwest in Hollywood."
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Jackie Taylor, founder and CEO of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, will provide the keynote address at the 59th Annual Conference & Stage Expo. USITT Executive Director David Grindle made the announcement at a Board of Directors meeting on Nov. 12.
Born and raised in Chicago, Taylor rose from her modest roots to found, in 1976, the empire that has become the Black Ensemble Theater, creating a strong institution committed to eradicating racism. The theatre is recognized throughout the nation for its outstanding original productions and exceptional educational outreach programs.
Taylor is a distinguished director, producer, actress, educator, singer, and playwright, who has written and produced more than 100 plays and musical biographies.
She received her B.A. in theater from Loyola University and earned a master's degree in education from American College of Education and has received an honorary doctorate from DePaul University. An outstanding teacher, Taylor
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I'm Bill Milling, owner here at AMC. The collective experience of our WebCasting operators and senior technicians is that ,while they see a lot to like in both, they collectively prefer LiveStream over Wirecast. When we first began streaming over ten years ago from our green screen stages in NYC, we began with a series of TriCasters and were very happy with that technology. The company put out a solid product, which, at the time was pretty much the industry standard.
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Don't wait until next year. Get a head start and submit your short film now! Call for entries for the 2019 Emerging Cinematographer Awards are now open. The call for entries are for members of Local 600 who are in good standing and not yet Directors of Photography.
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By: Anchorage International Film Festival | November 19, 2018
As The Anchorage International Film Festival embarks on its 18th season, we want to thank our incredible community for all of the support we have received over the years. Anchorage, and Alaska as a whole, is a melting pot of culture and talent that is unrivaled.
Before I became involved with AIFF, I had very little idea how this festival impacted so many lives. From our local student filmmakers, to our seasoned professionals and visiting filmmakers, AIFF has become a great resource to share ideas, knowledge and network with the creative community. AIFF has always been and will continue to be an advocate for our independent film community, which has grown significantly over the past several years.
It is no secret that Alaska is a magical destination, and because of that, it brings people together in unexpected ways. In the dead of winter, AIFF offers a bright light
By: The Future Group | Riot Games | November 15, 2018
Oslo, Norway & Rocky Hill, CT -- The League of Legends World Championship Finals Opening Ceremony presented by Mastercard, which took place recently and was one of the most widely viewed events in the world, included a special performance this year.
The Future Group (TFG), world leaders in interactive mixed reality integration, and Riot Games, developer and publisher of League of Legends and organizer for affiliated esports, utilized the Unreal Engine to bring a unique performance by supergroup K/DA to Incheon, South Korea's Munhak Stadium for the 2018 World Championship Finals Opening Ceremony presented by Mastercard.
Real world artists Madison Beer, Jaira Burns, and Soyeon and Miyeon of K-Pop group (G)I-dle, united seamlessly on stage for a live performance together with their League of Legends digital counterparts Evelyn, Kai'Sa, Akali and Ahri, respectively.
By: Vista Studios | Andy Vasoyan | November 15, 2018
Guests mingle around a McLaren race car on a Vista Studios soundstage Photo by Maria Martin
Vista Studios brings cutting edge technology to an industry in flux
In a city littered with production studios, the Vista Studios is an odd bird. One of only a handful of independents with their production capability and size -and west of the 405 to boot - the Playa Vista-based company occupies a warehouse that last saw work under French automaker Citroën in 1969.
In true L.A. fashion, the parcel was still zoned for filming.
After a yearlong construction and reclamation process, Vista Studios soft-opened in May of this year; a client moved in before the city fully accommodated their new electrical setup, so an open house for their tech-savvy neighbors near Runway at Playa Vista included generators buzzing with the hors d'oeuvres.
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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) today released a report to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its film rating system. The report, "G" is for Golden: The MPAA Film Ratings at 50, includes the results of a new survey of American parents, never-before-released, comprehensive data on the nearly 30,000 films rated since 1968, and a detailed look at the history, evolution, and process behind the ratings.
The MPAA's Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) was created by former MPAA President and CEO Jack Valenti and first announced on November 1, 1968. This voluntary program provided an alternative to government censorship of movies, and was designed first and foremost to help parents make informed viewing choices for their children, while protecting the First Amendment, the rights of filmmakers, and the creative process.
"Given the extraordinary changes in our culture, entertainment, and society over the last 50 years, this
YouTube's Susanne Daniels,Discovery's Kathleen Finch, and UTA's Brett Hansen Added to NATPE Board in Advance of the Annual Conference in Miami
Additional Programming Details Revealed Highlight Conference's Mission to Bridge All Aspects of International Co-Production, Development and Distribution, Monetization and Access to Deals Across All Platforms
Los Angeles,November 8, 2018 - The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced a collection of top-line programming highlights for the organization's annual conference in Miami including the first public speaking appearance from the two newly appointed co-chairs of NBC Entertainment, George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy. The pair are set to keynote with a moderated conversation at NATPE Miami Marketplace& Conference 2019 on Wednesday morning, January 23rd. NATPE Miami will run from January 22st to January 24. Additionally, a first-time special event headlined by media mogul Tyler Perry and produced by NATPE entitled "Living theDream: A Career in Content" will
By: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce | November 7, 2018
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Honors Michael Douglas with a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Academy Award® Winner Celebrated his 50th Anniversary in the Entertainment Business with Star Ceremony
Watch the complete ceremony as Michael Douglas unveils the Walk of Fame Star below.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored actor Michael Douglas today, Tuesday, November 6th with the 2,648th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star was dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6259 Hollywood Boulevard in front of 33 Taps.
"Michael Douglas is what legends are made of. He joins his legendary actor/father Kirk Douglas whose star and Michael's will forever shine just a few feet from one another," said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "We have been patiently waiting for Michael Douglas to unveil his stellar award since he
When a new movie or major commercial comes to town, the first person they meet with is a location scout. Sometimes they call the Oklahoma Film + Music Office to line it up; sometimes they talk to a friend in New York or Los Angeles who recently has filmed here. But the first question they always ask is, "Who is the best location scout?" Luckily for Oklahoma, the answer is Alison Naifeh.
Dillinger was the 1973 gangster movie starring Oklahoma's Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman, who both had won Oscars for The Last Picture Show the year before. Seeing those two actors up close would've made any child want to dive into acting. But the film world had other plans for Naifeh.
"The first movie I ever saw being filmed in person was Dillinger in downtown Enid," recalls Naifeh. "My dad took me by the set, and I
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M3 has handled the on-set marketing for four of the top-ten grossing movies of all time. A multi-award winning company, M3 has, just in the past year alone, won a number of prominent industry honors. These include:
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The action drama Superman (1978) is about an alien orphan, Kal-El (played by Christopher Reeve), who is sent by his father, scientist Jor-El (played by Marlon Brando), on a spaceship from his dying planet Krypton to planet Earth where he is raised by a loving couple, Jonathan and Martha Kent.
Kal-El, who is named Clark Kent by his adoptive parents, discovers that he has superhuman powers and decides to use his powers for good. As Superman, he battles villain Lex Luthor (played by Gene Hackman), who comes up with an evil plan to trigger an earthquake and destroy the Hoover Dam.
Watch the teaser trailer below:
Parts of the movie were shot at the Hoover Dam as well as nearby Lake Mead.
Watch a scene from the film below where Superman turns back time to
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The spacious 5300 square foot building holds a 3000 square foot stage with full pipe grid at 14.5' high, 20'x30' white/green cyclorama, and 12'x14' loading roll-up door perfect for vehicles and large scenery. On top of the ten-ton grip and lighting package on-site, Rise Motion Pictures Studio now also has
A Conversation with Natalie Portman has been added to AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi. Honoring the actor's career, the Conversation will take place on Friday, November 9, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, following a previously announced Special Screening of VOX LUX, in which she stars.
In VOX LUX, director/writer Brady Corbet's assured and razor-edged second feature, Natalie Portman stars as Celeste, a jaded pop star who as a teen survived a Staten Island school shooting. Now, when Celeste's most popular music video is the inspiration for another mass shooting, she must contend with the link between her past and present. Also starring Jennifer Ehle, Jude Law, Stacy Martin and Raffey Cassidy, the film will be released theatrically by Neon on December 7, 2018.
Actor, director, producer and screenwriter Natalie Portman received a Best Actress Academy
BLEACH anime song artist and j-rock soloist haru (from universe) will appear at PMX 2018 and Neko Con 2018 in a east-west coast collaboration with Chaotic Harmony!
As the vocalist for universe, haru's overwhelming singing voice dazzled the crowd at the Lotte x Sony Music's "Uta no Aru Gum Project" competition, beating out five thousand other people to win the grand prize. The single "Haruiro" (the song in the commercial for Lotte Ghana milk chocolate) was their major debut. Their second single "echoes" was used as the theme song for the Tokyo television anime "BLEACH". haru was the first Japanese artist to ever release an official cover of U2's "Vertigo", and he has been expanding his overseas performances by appearing two years in a row at Anime Weekend Atlanta, as well as giving a show in front of 3,000
By: Set Decorators Society of America | October 26, 2018
A storm is coming and its name is crack...
SNOWFALL continues its riveting story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture, as we know it.
Season 2 follows the ensemble of characters we met in the first season set in 1983, as they now intersect and overlap within the mosaic of Los Angeles as we enter 1984...all of them working toward their ultimate goals of money, power and influence.
The key players include: Franklin Saint [Damson Idris], young street entrepreneur on a quest for power. Born and raised on the streets of South Central but educated in an upper class neighborhood in the valley, Franklin is determined to raise his station in life and take care of the people around him through whatever means necessary. In Season 2, Franklin discovers that growing his business comes
DFF41 will have more than 150 filmmakers and content creators in attendance-including directors Jason Reitman, Peter Hedges, and Brady Corbet.
The Denver Film Festival (DFF), produced by Denver Film Society (DFS), announced today the list of filmmakers attending DFF41. More than 150 filmmakers and content creators from across the globe will be in attendance to showcase their work and converse with Denver audiences.
"An important aspect of the Denver Film Festival is the ability for audiences to interact with filmmakers and creatives at every level," said Festival Director, Britta Erickson. "From first-time directors to accomplished professionals, the shared experience of discussing films still remains at the heart of this 41 year old Festival. Over the course of the next two weeks, directors, actors, cinematographers, writers, editors, and content creators for both new television series' and virtual reality, will descend on Denver to share their creative voices with the
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Cleanbox Technology is pleased to be a corporate sponsor and featured speaker at upcoming events in Europe and the Middle East, and present new partnerships.
Cleanbox CEO Amy Hedrick will be speaking at Attractions Tourism & Leisure Middle East (October 22-24) in Dubai, UAE. Cleanbox is the sole hygienic system to partner with ATLME and is excited to bring opportunities to the Middle East.
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By: Clint Lohr | Mailbox Toluca Lake | October 19, 2018
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. Jonathan Kramer.
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. Of course, FedEx, postal services and notary services are available. Now the store is just as well known for the voice
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Los Angeles, CA - Stun, an award winning content studio and commercial production company, has expanded its Consumer Brands Team, and concurrently has promoted Matt LeBoeuf to the newly created position of Vice President, Consumer Brands. Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, Co-Founders of Stun, made the announcement.
In his previous post at Stun as Senior Account Director, LeBoeuf had led Stun's efforts in driving robust relationships with such top brands like NFL (NFL Media) and Princess Cruises. He is also working with other brands including Hollywood Park - new home of the LA Rams & the LA Chargers. In his new post, LeBoeuf will help drive awareness and market penetration by implementing the brands' vision across AV, digital, print, social, and experiential media platforms.
"We have been extremely fortunate to have developed fantastic relationships with the marketing teams at some of the most successful consumer brands in
By: INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD | October 12, 2018
ICG Sponsors NAB Show NY Panel on How New Techniques are Changing Multi-Cam TV
Multi-camera television is changing rapidly, with techniques that are on the cutting edge of live TV. How and why this is happening will be explained at an NAB Show New York panel sponsored by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600). The panel, titled How Unscripted Television is Reinventing Multi-Cam, will start next Wednesday, October 17 at 2:45 in the Main Hall. Panelists, director Michael Pearlman and camera operators Selene Richholt, SOC and Tom Wills, will explain how they're constantly re-inventing the visual flow of multi-camera productions.
Later that day, operators Jeff Muhlstock, SOC and Todd Armitage, SOC will discuss the art of camera operating in the SOC panel The Collaboration of Sneaky Pete. The following day Selene Richholt will be sharing her insights in a panel sponsored by #GALSNGEAR which will focus
In CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Travel Video Awards (TVAs) will again be held at NAB Show on April 9 in Las Vegas. Created by Citizine Networks, Inc., the awards honor innovative and inspiring travel videos released in 2018 by independent filmmakers, the travel industry, media companies and lifestyle brands.
NAB Show attracts nearly 100,000 media, entertainment and technology professionals from around the world and will again serve as the presenting sponsor of the awards program. NAB Show will be held April 6-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The TVAs recognize a variety of distinguished cinematic and cutting-edge digital video content within two tracks. Self-financed projects will be recognized within the Independent Track. Projects from the travel industry, lifestyle brands and media companies will be recognized in the Industry Track. Winners from each
The Digital Cinema Society will hold our annual Post Production Expo this year at Canon Burbank on Saturday, October 20th from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
We'll cover a wide variety of Post Production topics including: RAW Workflows - Taking Advantage of Lens Metadata for VFX - Cloud for Post Collaboration and Distribution. We'll also learn about the latest updates to popular Editing and VFX platforms.
Companies invited to participate include, (in alphabetical order):
ACES/AMPAS - Adobe - Advantage Video Systems - AJA - Avid - Blackmagic Design - Canon - Cinnafilm - DigitalFilm Tree - OWC
Besides these educational presentations from Post hardware and software vendors, we will also once again invite prominent filmmakers and experts in the field. Past guests have included renowned ACE Editors such as Dan Lebantal, who cut such major features as Iron Man (One and Two), Spider-Man Homecoming, and
Denzel Washington will receive the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award, America's highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Washington at a Gala Tribute on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles, CA.
The AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute special will return for its seventh year with Turner Broadcasting to air on TNT, followed by encore presentations on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Audi and American Airlines return as Official Sponsors of the event.
Actor, director and producer Denzel Washington is an iconic leading man whose career spans five decades - an esteemed repertoire ranging from screen to stage, in works defined by his towering presence as heroic everymen, troubling antiheroes and real-life figures with complicated, often controversial histories. His cinematic legacy includes powerhouse, Academy Award®-winning performances in GLORY (1989) and TRAINING DAY (2001), as well as celebrated roles in CRY FREEDOM
By: The Set Decorators Society of America | October 5, 2018
The Set Decorators Society of America, International invites you to the next DAY with the Set Decorator on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Set Decorator KC Fox is opening her doors for a rare opportunity for a behind the scenes look at what it takes to make a hit TV show. We will tour the sound stages and meet the team of Criminal Minds. Accomplished Set Decorators will be available for questions and guidance before and after the tour. Register now to ensure your spot! Continental breakfast and light lunch are provided. Sign-in starts at 8:30 AM, fee is $50 and is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by the Set Decorators Society of America. No exceptions. Once enrolled you will receive an email with instructions for the day of the event. Please register by Friday, November 2, 2018. Absolutely no photography
Television and feature film submissions for the Art Directors Guild (ADG) 23rd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards are set to open online today, Thursday, October 4, 2018. "Production Design: Landscape of the Imagination" will be this year's theme honoring excellence in Production Design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animated feature films. The Awards Gala will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019, moving to a new exciting location at the InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles Downtown.
The 2018-2019 timeline for the ADG Awards is:
+ Submissions Open at www.adg.org Thursday, October 4, 2018 + Submissions Close Thursday, November 8, 2018 + Online Voting for Nominations Begins Wednesday, December 5, 2018 + Online Voting for Nominations Closes Friday, January 4, 2019, 5 PM (PST) + Nominations Announced Monday, January 7, 2019 + Final Online Voting Begins Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Bungalow Event Rentals offers eclectic event furnishings and decor from contemporary and chic to trendy and swanky. They offer a large selection of sophisticated, glamorous choices, of tables, chairs, accent pieces and electronics.
They specialize in creating environments for your events that transport your guests to a world of luxury, opulence and impeccable style. Whether your tastes run from the Hampton's to Baroque or from Modern to Polished, their collection includes the finest seating, tables, lighting and accessories to suit your needs. They also offer long-term rentals at a discounted price for industry professionals.
At Bungalow Event Rentals, expert consultants turn your event dreams into reality by creating a luxurious atmosphere none of your guests will forget.
They have a vast inventory of event furnishings and details to make your event like none other. From Contemporary & Chic to Trendy & Swanky, they have the pieces necessary
Los Angeles, CA, October 1, 2018 -- As a reflection of the rapidly changing entertainment ndustry landscape, Mob Scene, one of Hollywood's leading entertainment marketing agencies for major motion picture studios, television networks, and streaming services, has named Adam Vadnais to the newly created position of Vice President, Digital and Social. Vadnais will spearhead the company's Digital/Social Marketing Team. The announcement was made today by Thomas Grane, CEO, Mob Scene.
Before joining Mob Scene, Vadnais, most recently had been Vice President, Creative Content, at Lindeman & Associates. Earlier, he held marketing positions for such other noted Hollywood agencies as Buddha Jones, Herzog & Company and Trailer Park. In his new post, he will report to Mitchell Rubinstein, Mob Scene's COO. During his career, Vadnais has worked with a number of top entertainment industry clients within the digital space, including HBO, Paramount, Netflix, Xbox, the Starz Network, and others.
Timed to coincide with this week's Production Music Conference (PMC) in Hollywood, SourceAudio (SA), the world's leading white label music licensing platform has announced the launch of a new DIY YouTube Whitelisting Capability for e-commerce enabled SourceAudio sites. The announcement was made today by Geoffrey Grotz, CEO/Co-Founder, SourceAudio.
Grotz describes SourceAudio's e-commerce platform as "Shopify for Music Licensing," and notes that it is the first of its kind ever to be offered within a white label music licensing platform. SA's thousands of platform publishers -- with over 30 million songs hosted on the platform combined -- can now enable their own licensing storefronts specifically for YouTube video creators that want to license music for their YouTube channels. YouTube Content ID powered by SourceAudio ensures that music publishers can maximize their ad revenue -- or turn off ads/whitelist channels for clients who have legitimately licensed a
By: Strickland's Set Services | September 26, 2018
Here's news as juicy as a Georgia peach:
Strickland's Set Services has opened a new location in Fayetteville, Georgia. Save money on window treatments for productions filming in The Peach State and earn money for referrals in any state!
Strickland's Set Services110 Habersham Drive Suite 113 Fayetteville, GA 30214
Contact the new Georgia location at 770-371-5148 Contact the North Carolina location at 910-762-0944
We love working with you, and we want more clients like you! Please tell your Set Decorator friends about Strickland's Set Services. The first time they place an order with us, we'll give each of you a $100
By: Benay's Bird & Animal Rentals | September 25, 2018
Benay's Bird & Animal Rentals has been providing professionally trained birds and animals for the Entertainment Industry since 1982!
Fully licensed and permitted facility (City, County, State and Federal), with both union and non union trainers and wranglers available for you to hire.
"Once you use my company, my goal is to keep you as a satisfied client. My pledge to you is to always supply you with the best birds, animals and trainers at the most competitive prices. My hope is that you enjoy using our services, and that you tell your colleagues and associates about us, too." - Benay
Our trained animal actors include:
The largest and most diverse collection of birds in the industry, including:
Last night marked a series of firsts at the 2018 LA Film Festival. For the first time ever, the Festival kicked off with a documentary-part a special outdoor Opening Night event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, in the hills above Hollywood. It was the world premiere of Echo in the Canyon, Andrew Slater's chronicle of LA's famed Laurel Canyon music scene, tracing the music's roots from the hippie folk rock of the 1960s through the indie rock and pop of today.
Said Film Independent President Josh Welsh, in his opening remarks: "We've never opened with a documentary, or at the Ford." But the film itself was only the start of the evening's festivities. The screening was followed by Q&A moderated by Rolling Stone's David Fear with Slater and two of the documentary's star subjects: musicians Jakob Dylan and Michelle Phillips.
Lowepro's worldwide #1 selling professional camera bag series, ProTactic, has been enhanced for better organization, access and protection with expanded modular system and accessories.
Lowepro, a company with a 50-year reputation in creating protective gear-carrying solutions for image makers, today announced the second generation of their worldwide #1 selling ProTactic Collection. The high-performance, tactical-inspired collection has been redesigned for better organization, access and protection, while staying true to the ProTactic promise of rugged versatility and armored protection. The new line offers the BP 350 AW II and BP 450 AW II enhanced backpacks plus an expanded modular system and accessories.
Featured ProTactic Technology
+ 4-Point Access: Molded, turret-loading top, quick-grab from both sides, and full, back entry for set-up and security. + FormShell™: Lightweight yet sturdy, composite-shell construction delivers superior impact protection. + SlipLock™: System of compatible loops and tabs make
Eclectic / Encore Props Inc. is one of the largest prop rental companies 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 creating
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
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.
Our multi-million dollar equipment inventory is in stock and ready to go from 20 locations nationwide, including
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
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com ____________________________________
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,
By: Producers Guild of America | September 11, 2018
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,
On Sunday 3 June - the day after Cine Gear - Power Gems will be at the Manufacturers' overstock and demo sale hosted by Matthews Studio Equipment. If the past four years are anything to go by, you'll want to be there to take advantage of deep discounts.
Among the great discounts last year was 70% off as the vendors got rid of overstocked items, leading to huge savings that were only available on the day.
Power Gems will be in good company, also returning are K5600, Kinotehnik, Hive Lighting, Litegear and Vocas plus many more.
Dan and Chip will be leaving our new premises in Santa Clarita, to bring the latest generation of ballasts for demonstrations throughout the afternoon. If you are thinking of buying a ballast, you may want to get there when the doors open at 2pm. We have been known to