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By: Etribez | January 16, 2019

Etribez Production Management Platform
Los Angeles and Tel Aviv, January 16, 2019 - An unprecedented, end-to-end, Cloud-based Production Management Platform called "eTribez Production Management" - developed by Israel-based eTribez Labs, Inc., - has been launched and is now available to producers of content for the entertainment, broadcasting, promo, and advertising industries, on a global basis. The benefits of the new platform offer producers of original content an easy to use, Cloud-based platform that is accessible from any device, updates in real time, and is comprised of complimentary "Modules" that communicate with each other. The new platform unifies and synchronizes every aspect of the production process via one centralized solution - historically, these production processes have never before been inter-connected. Designed to perform on a studio level, the eTribez Production Management Platform is highly secure, has been ISO 27001 and SOC 2 certified, and is GDPR compliant.

Since eTribez's founding in ...READ MORE>>

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BRANAM: 3,283 sq. feet of office space available

By: Branam Enterprises | January 15, 2019

BRANAM: 3,283 sq. feet of office space available
We have 3,283 sq feet of office space available which includes utilities (electric and water) for the first year (1 year minimum contract required).

The first floor has 7 offices (5 regular sized and two over sized- perfect for conference rooms). Also two bathrooms, a kitchenette and waiting area.

2nd floor has 3 more offices and a large open area with lots of storage and closet space.

Rent includes 13 parking spaces and 1 handicapped parking space.

Great location between the 101 and 118 freeways. Near DeSoto and Nordhoff. Plenty of restaurants and other services in the area.

This space is currently available to be seen anytime Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Weekend viewing can be arranged at your convenience.

Currently the walls are painted in bright colors but can be painted to suit your needs. All furniture can be removed prior to taking occupancy or used ...READ MORE>>

American Movie Company's Latest News!

By: American Movie Company | January 14, 2019


By: WHOLESALE TAPE & SUPPLY | January 11, 2019

Our Dear Friends,
Wholesale Tape & Supply (Expendable Essentials) is proud to announce our 35th Year in "Service to the Industry", for Special Events, Audio Visual, Film and Packaging. We are thankful for the opportunities we have had to serve our clients throughout the years and look forward to many more years of fulfillment. It has been a wonderful adventure ...READ MORE>>

5 Must Have AV Technologies for Film Festivals

By: SmartSource | Cynthia Corona | January 11, 2019

5 Must Have AV Technologies for Film Festivals
Film festivals big and small have proven to be an economic boon for the localities that host them. Take for example the Sundance Film Festival, which over an 11-day period in 2017 generated $151.5 million for the Utah economy. Even lesser known festivals can draw tens of thousands of attendees, like the International Palm Springs Film Festival, which attracts over 160,000 attendees to the small city of Palm Springs, whose resident population is less than 50,000.

While few festivals have the cache of Sundance, sponsorship opportunities for regional or genre-specific film festivals can be just as attractive to corporations and local businesses if they are built to be engaging - functional, modern and interactive. For that, event technology is the only solution.

Here are 5 event technologies that can take your sponsorship sales to the next level:




By: APM MUSIC | January 10, 2019

Hollywood, CA - On November 26, 2018, the world said goodbye to the gifted Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the globally beloved "SpongeBob SquarePants," an animated cartoon character who lives in "a pineapple under the sea," and has been entertaining the world consistently since making his first appearance on the Nickelodeon cable TV network on May 1, 1995. The cause of Hillenburg's death was ALS.

As a tribute to Hillenburg's legacy, and his contributions to a generation of children, a petition has been launched at calling for APM Music's iconic production music track "Sweet Victory," featured within the "Band Geeks" episode of "SpongeBob Square Pants," to be performed during the Halftime Show at SuperBowl LIII, in Atlanta, airing on CBS, February 3, 2019. (More info about the "Band Geeks" episode here:

To date, over one million "SpongeBob" fans have signed the petition! ...READ MORE>>

About I.A.T.S.E. Local 33

By: Local 33 Stagehands | January 8, 2019

About I.A.T.S.E. Local 33

Bring your production to life. With the help of the professional stagehands of IATSE Local 33, your shows are on time, on budget and professional.

With over 120 years of experience, IASTE Local 33 has historical roots in not only legitamite live theater productions, but also were the first stagehand employees servicing the needs of motion pictures and the very first televsion shows. Our stagehand trade has been passed down from generation to generation and has evolved with the decades and the introduction of state of the art technology in lighting, video, audio, rigging and automation. We have successful, skilled and talented stagehands in several important specialties that work together synergetically as a team to meet your production vision you have imagined and also the needs that often develop on the fly when building your show. What ever the challenge, we work ...READ MORE>>


By: ART DIRECTORS GUILD | January 7, 2019


Awards Gala to be Held Feb.2
at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

There is a TIE resulting in six nominees in the category:

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 7, 2019- The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced nominations for the 23rd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animation features. Winners will be honored at the 2019 Awards, themed "Landscape of the Imagination," on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Today's announcement was made by Art Directors Guild President Nelson Coates, ADG, and Awards Producer Scott Moses, ADG.



Production Designer: JESS GONCHOR

Production Designer: AARON HAYE

Production Designer: FIONA CROMBIE

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By: Step and Repeat LA | January 5, 2019

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ASC Awards Feature and Television Nominees Revealed

By: American Society of Cinematographers | January 3, 2019

ASC Awards Feature + TV Nominees Revealed
The American Society of Cinematographers today announced the nominees for all five competitive categories of the 33rd Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards.

The announcement was livestreamed on the ASC's Facebook page.

Winners will be named at the awards gala on February 9 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

This year's Awards will not only honor the most artful cinematography of 2018 but will also celebrate the ASC's 100th anniversary.

This year's nominees are:

Theatrical Release

Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
Matthew Libatique, ASC for A Star is Born
Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC for The Favourite
Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF for First Man
Lukasz Zal, PSC for Cold War

Spotlight Award

Joshua James Richards for The Rider
Giorgi Shvelidze for Namme
Frank van den Eeden, SBC, NSC for Girl

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AFCI Week 2019

By: AFCI | January 2, 2019

AFCI Week 2019
AFCI Week is one of the AFCI's premiere activities - an LA-based event series, focused on connecting Members and Affiliates with high-level industry decision makers. Partnering with leaders in the Entertainment and Production industries, the four-day long AFCI Week ensures attendees prime opportunities for networking and lead-generation outcome.

AFCI works with each event partner to curate a guest list targeting specific executives, thereby avoiding multiple approaches. With the exception of the Taste of the World Location Expo (Thursday, April 4th), events are invitation-only (meaning aside from AFCI Members and Affiliates, participation in AFCI Week events is not open to the public).


Inter Video has moved!

By: Inter Video | December 28, 2018

Inter Video has moved!
Our new address: 1919 Vineburn Ave, Los Angeles 90032.
Trucks enter 4361 Valley Bl., Los Angeles 90032 Dock #11.

Opening A New Production Office??

Contact us today to see if you qualify for an account ~
Either way, we'll send you a nice gift box with some collectible
Inter Video coffee mugs and other useful stuff!


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1957 25" RCA Console Television rigged with modern insides (CRT) for onset playback. We have a large number of these covering the '50s, - '90s. The electronics are modular and can be switched out in minutes if necessary. 24-25-30 Frame capable. (Actual on-screen image)

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CBS Picks 18 Advocacy Groups to Get $20M As Part of Moonves Exit

By: Women in Film | Georg Szalai | Paul Bond | December 27, 2018

CBS Picks 18 Advocacy Groups to Get $20M
The company had said it would support multiple organizations as part of its separation agreement with its former CEO, who had been accused of sexual misconduct.

CBS Corp. on Friday detailed which women's advocacy groups would get portions of the $20 million that it had previously said it would be donating as part of its separation agreement with former CEO Leslie Moonves. Those groups include the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, RAINN, the National Women's Law Center and others.

Joe Ianniello has been running CBS as interim CEO. When the company unveiled in early September that Moonves was exiting amid allegations of sexual misconduct, it also said it had hired advisory firm RALLY, described as an "issue-driven communications firm that takes sticky political issues and moves them forward," to help it figure out which non-profit advocacy groups should get money.

It said the focus would ...READ MORE>>

Emerging Cinematographer Awards 2019 Call for Entries Now Open

By: Emerging Cinematographer Awards | December 26, 2018

ECA 2019 Call for Entries Now Open
Don't wait until next year. Get a head start and submit your short film now!

Submit Your Film

All entrants and films must meet the following requirements for consideration:
• Entrant must be an active member in good standing with Local 600. Member status will be verified. Local 600 verifies each entrant to confirm membership. If the submitter cannot be identified as a member of Local 600, the film will be disqualified.
MEMBERS of ICG, LOCAL 600 ONLY can make application on FilmFreeway. The FilmFreeway account must be registered to the ICG Local 600 member who is also the Director of Photography on the film. Films submitted by anyone else will not be accepted.
• Entrant must not be classified as a Director of Photography with Local 600, or worked enough days to rerate to Director of Photography.
• Films submitted must be no ...READ MORE>>

TEA participates in China International Import Expo

By: TEA | December 21, 2018

TEA participates in China International Import Expo
TEA at CIIE - The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) participated in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE), in Shanghai, 8 November 2018. CIIE aims to promote China's culture and tourism industry for integrated development in international markets.

TEA leaders present included then International Board President David Willrich (DJ Willrich Ltd.), TEA Asia Pacific Division Board President Thomas Megna (Megna Entertainment), and TEA Asia Pacific Board members Chris Yoshii (AECOM), Owen Zhao (min-max) and Fang Hongfeng (

In a panel discussion during the seven-day conference, Megna and Corey Redmond of Kingsmen Xperience,Inc. shared some perspective on the Asian and Chinese leisure markets and talked about TEA's role as a global membership association serving the attractions industry. In another presentation, Willrich delivered a speech about opportunities in the Chinese Cultural Tourism Market, based on global entertainment data.

News coverage of the conference and TEA's contribution appeared in ...READ MORE>>

USITT: Louisville is Where it All Happens

By: USITT | December 21, 2018

USITT: Louisville is Where it All Happens
No matter how you pronounce the name, Louisville is ready for your arrival! Join fellow innovators, designers, technicians, and educators for a week of collaboration, networking, and reunions in the newly remodeled Kentucky International Convention Center.

More than 300 exhibitors will span across 43,000 square feet of Stage Expo floor demonstrating new products, speaking with attendees, and displaying the industry's latest and greatest.

Four days of technical theatre and live entertainment innovation under one roof makes for an technical theatre industry lover's dream.

5,000 + attendees will take part in over 200 sessions and educational opportunities providing credits, knowledge, and new tips and tricks.

USITT Conference
We've been waiting for you! USITT19 is an extravaganza of technical theatre wonder. The industry's top companies collide with attendees providing a hub for innovation, new technology, ...READ MORE>>

Charlie Collier, CEO, FOX Entertainment, Tapped for Keynote Conversation at 2019 NAB Show Executive Leadership Summit

By: NAB SHOW | December 20, 2018

FOX CEO at 2019 NAB Show Executive Leadership Summit
Summit Taking Place Sunday, April 7, Featuring Leading Figures in Creative Content, Advertising and Finance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Charlie Collier, CEO, FOX Entertainment, has been tapped for the opening keynote spotlight conversation at the 2019 NAB Show Executive Leadership Summit (ELS), taking place Sunday, April 7 in Las Vegas. Collier will appear before a group of top senior executives from media, entertainment and technology to share his thoughts on the future of the television business and the vision he has for FOX Entertainment.

The Summit is set to return to the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas from 2 - 6:00 p.m. at NAB Show and will feature appearances and panels with leaders of the creative content, advertising and financial sectors. Deloitte is the presenting sponsor.

Co-chairs for the Executive Leadership Summit 2019 are some of the most well-known and respected executives in their fields including: Sarah ...READ MORE>>

Chamber Welcomes Randy's Donuts to Hollywood

By: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce | December 19, 2018

Chamber Welcomes Randy\'s Donuts to Hollywood
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was on hand to celebrate the opening of Randy's Donuts and welcome the world-famous donut shop to Hollywood.

Located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, the store will officially open on Monday. Randy's Donuts is the most recognized donut shop in the world. It continues to be consistently named as one of the top donut shops in the country for nearly 60 years Their landmark building at 805 West Manchester Blvd in Inglewood California is a star in itself and has been in many appearances in movies, music videos, and television.

Whether it is your first visit, or you are a local, one taste of their donuts made by hand every morning will bring you back time and time again. With their expert bakers, secret recipes, the finest ingredients, and handmade goodness, it is no wonder they produce a donut that is fluffier, airier, larger, and ...READ MORE>>

Congratulations to the Costume Designers Guild 2018 Emmy Award Winners!

By: Costume Designers Guild | December 18, 2018

Congratulations to the Costume Designers Guild Winners!

The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story • The Man Who Would Be Vogue • FX Networks

Lou Eyrich, Costume Designer (CDG Member)
Allison Leach, Costume Designer (CDG Member)
Rebecca Guzzi, Assistant Costume Designer
Nora Pedersen, Costume Supervisor


The Crown • Dear Mrs. Kennedy • Netflix

Jane Petrie, Costume Designer
Emily Newby, Assistant Costume Designer
Basia Kuznar, Assistant Costume Designer
Gaby ...READ MORE>>


By: ASIFA | December 17, 2018

BURBANK, Calif. - The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood is honored to announce that Annecy International Animation Film Festival has officially become a festival partner with the Annie Awards™. Also joining the Annie Awards' festival partnership is Ottawa, Hiroshima and Zagreb festivals. Annecy was created in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France.

As part of these partnerships, ASIFA-Hollywood has allowed the festivals' grand prize winners to submit their work for Annie Award™ consideration at no charge. This year, there are 10 festival grand prize winners who have submitted for an Annie Award™. The hope is that these festival partnerships will help to expand the scope of the Annie Awards™ internationally.

When asked about this festival initiative, Frank Gladstone, ASIFA-Hollywood's executive director remarked, "For years, we have been trying to enlarge the scope of the Annie Awards to include more ...READ MORE>>

Exclusive Sedan Provides Top Service While Keeping a Close Eye on Safety

By: Exclusive Sedan | December 14, 2018

Exclusive Sedan: Top Service & Safety
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.

"We ...READ MORE>>

NFMLA Monthly Film Festival - December 15th, 2018

By: New FilmMakers LA | December 13, 2018

NFMLA Monthly Film Festival
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 ...READ MORE>>

IndieWire's 10 Tips to Surviving the Sundance Film Festival


IndieWire\'s 10 Tips to Surviving the Sundance Film Festival
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.

1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

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 ...READ MORE>>

Ryan Coogler to Receive Honor at Directors to Watch Brunch

By: Palm Springs International Film Festival | December 11, 2018

Ryan Coogler to Receive Honor at Directors to Watch Brunch

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 ...READ MORE>>

Independent Films Honored With 30 Golden Globe Nominations

By: The Independent Film & Television Alliance | December 10, 2018

Independent Films Honored With 30 Golden Globe Nominations
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

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 & ...READ MORE>>

Demo and Review of Tenba Cineluxe 24 Camera Bag by James Mathers

By: Digital Cinema Society | December 7, 2018

Demo and Review of Tenba Cineluxe 24 Camera Bag
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. ...READ MORE>>

NAB Show: Powering what the industry creates and how the world consumes

By: National Association of Broadcasters | December 6, 2018

NAB Show: Powering what the industry creates...
This is the ultimate event for media, entertainment and technology professionals looking for new and innovative ways to create, manage, deliver and monetize content on any platform.


NAB Show attracts a diverse community of industry professionals

Advertising • AI • AR • Audio • Broadcast • Cable • Cybersecurity • Digital • Education • eSports • Film • Gaming • Government and Military • Houses of Worship • IOT • IT • Live Events • Mixed Reality • Mobile • Online Video • Podcasting • Post-Production • Radio • Satellite • Social Media • Sports • Streaming • Television • VR

Show Floor

Explore the Innovations Fueling Media and Entertainment
5G | 4K/8K | Advanced Advertising | Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning | App Development | Augmented Reality | Martech | Cybersecurity | Virtual Reality | Streaming | ATSC 3.0 | IP | Connected Cars | UHD | HDR | Voice Recognition | Mixed Reality | Branded Content | Much More

Rock Your Holiday Party with these Tips for Stunning Audio Visual

By: SmartSource | December 5, 2018

Rock Your Holiday Party with these Tips
With the holidays right around the corner, party, gala, and special event planning is in full effect. From the food to the music to the entertainment and ambiance, you'll want to set the stage for a fun and sophisticated event - without going over budget. A key component in taking your party from drab to fab is the use of audio visual technology such as lighting, LED video walls and displays, and a top-notch sound system.


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With the addition of intelligent lighting, an ordinary venue can be transformed into any combination of upscale, chic, edgy, or trendy. The right vendor can provide you with low heat, energy-efficient LED lighting, programmable dimming capabilities, motion, pattern, and color effects, and even custom gobo projection for branding or holiday-themed messaging. Whether your goal is to establish elegant ballroom lighting or a dance party light ...READ MORE>>

Why Should I Hire The Human Jib?

By: The Human Jib | December 4, 2018

Why Should I Hire The Human Jib?
Creativity, experience, and service. All 3 are important, and all 3 must exist together for a jib operator to safely get the right shot, from the right position, the first time. As a result, you save time, money, and stress while maximizing your production value.

We've had many clients tell us that they were never satisfied with jib operators in the past, either because of arrogance, or a stale operating technique, or just plain indifference toward the production. The story seems to be the same everywhere we go... until they work with us, and they see that our experience, along with creativity and great service, makes all the difference!

Our crews show up on time with the right attitudes, and we work hard for every shot all the way to the end. Even then, our work isn't finished just because we're done striking our gear. We believe teamwork ...READ MORE>>

Lights! Action! Company. Tech Tips...

By: Lights! Action! Company. | December 3, 2018

Lights! Action! Company. Tech Tips...


Heat strengthening of glass is achieved by increasing the temperature of the glass to a point slightly below the softening point of the material and then immediately and quickly quenching the glass - generally by blowing volumes of cooler air on the surfaces to cool suddenly while the interior of the glass is still hot and expanded. The surfaces become compressed and the interior of the glass is still hot and expanded. The surfaces are in compression and interior mass is in tension. The glass will release the tension when the surface compression layer is penetrated.

Horizontal glass strengthening is accomplished by placing the glass parts on ceramic rollers in a furnace that heats both surfaces of the parts with the quenching occurring sequentially on polymer ringed wrapped rollers in the ...READ MORE>>

Flicks4Change 3rd Annual Film Festival Turns Socially Conscious Art into Philanthropic Activism on Thursday & Friday, November 29th & 30th 6:30PM at 1139 S Hill Street, downtown Los Angeles

By: Flicks4Change | November 30, 2018

Flicks4Change 3rd Annual Film Festival Turns Socially Conscious


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.


Flicks4Change is in

Thanks to a Simi Valley film studio, movie ranch will be built on Waste Management land

By: Allied Studios | Mike Harris | VC Star | November 29, 2018

Movie ranch will be built on Waste Management land
Allied Studios in Simi Valley has entered an agreement to use about 1,000 acres of Waste Management's scenic open space just outside the city as a movie ranch.

Both Allied and the city say the new filming site on unincorporated Ventura County land will create jobs and bring other economic benefits to the area.

Temporary filming at the site would simply require a routine permit from the county and could begin as soon as a production company's project is green-lighted, Allied officials say.

If permanent structures are ever planned for the site, Allied would need more involved permitting. But Allied officials say no such structures are envisioned at this time.

"Right now, it's just an open back lot," said Brian Gordon, Allied's managing director. "That's all we really have in the works now, a movie ranch. Who knows what the future holds."

A movie ranch ...READ MORE>>

STAGESTEP FLOORING - The Star at Starwest Studios

By: STARWEST STUDIOS | November 28, 2018

STAGESTEP FLOORING - The Star at Starwest Studios
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."

Starwest has two unique studios - Lot 1, a film production stage, ...READ MORE>>

Jackie Taylor to Deliver Keynote Address at USITT

By: USITT | November 27, 2018

Jackie Taylor to Deliver Keynote Address at USITT
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 ...READ MORE>>

Compare WebCasting Live Stream vs Wirecast with Bill Milling

By: American Movie Co. | November 26, 2018

Live Stream vs Wirecast with Bill Milling
Over the past ten years the American Movie Company has provided our clients with WebCasting services using every professional streaming platform. There are advantages to all of them. We chose LiveStream in our custom Flypacks built by our strategic partner, Saturn Encoders.

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.

Then clients began asking for Wirecast service ...which we were happy to provide.
But then, ...READ MORE>>

2019 ECA Call For Entries Now Open

By: LOCAL ICG 600 | November 20, 2018

2019 ECA Call For Entries Now Open
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.

Please review the complete guidelines and submission requirements on the ...READ MORE>>

The 2018 AIFF Schedule is Here!

By: Anchorage International Film Festival | November 19, 2018

The 2018 AIFF Schedule is Here!
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 ...READ MORE>>

The Future Group and Riot Games Collaborate on Augmented Reality Performance by K/DA at 2018 League of Legends World Championship Finals Opening Ceremony Presented by Mastercard

By: The Future Group | Riot Games | November 15, 2018

The Future Group + Riot Games Collab on Augmented Reality...
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.

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Vista Studios: A Studio Built for the Future

By: Vista Studios | Andy Vasoyan | November 15, 2018

Vista Studios: A Studio Built for the Future
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.

By the time the juice was ...READ MORE>>

Board Patrol: Completes 20,000th location!

By: Board Patrol | November 14, 2018

Board Patrol: Completes 20,000th location!
Board Patrol is a company dedicated to providing professional and attentive service to Film, Television and Commercial crews while shooting on location. We are your layout board specialists. Installation, strike and clean up... one call does it all! We provide an array of surface protection products and services to safeguard & maintain properties during location shoots.

We have also expanded our services and supplies to support the needs of the construction industry for contractors, painters, plumbers and more. Now our same clients from the entertainment and construction industries have been personally utilizing our services and supplies to protect their own homes during remodeling and parties.

Please take a look around our web site to find the great services and supplies we have to offer. Book mark our web site to use as a reference and resource for your next location shoot. Please call us anytime. ...READ MORE>>

Rose Brand's Dazzling Event Decor!

By: Rose Brand | November 13, 2018

Rose Brand\'s Dazzling Event Decor!
Add a little magic to any event with these dazzling items that catch light beautifully.

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A GIANT "wow" element for any event or party space. Up to 8 feet in diameter. Highly reflective, mirrored spheres create a dynamic overhead design. Easily inflated on site for lowered transport costs and worries. Available in Silver, Gold, Red and Blue.

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Traditional disco ball, made with glass mirrors, is available in 6 sizes (from 2" - 20" diameters). Made from pieces of mirror glass glued on a Styrofoam ball. Purchase motor separately.

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Can be used for product roll outs, fashion shows, parties, and more! Order floors by the foot. A full roll is 55" x 82' per roll.

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Allied Studios: Huge Studio / Backlot Campus

By: Allied Studios | November 12, 2018

Allied Studios: Huge Studio / Backlot Campus
10+ Miles Inside Studio Zone
70,000+ s.f. of Fully Finished Stages
6,000 S.F. of Stages under construction
Business District Backlot
10-Acre Open Backlot
Practical Locations
1,000-Acre movie ranch -- minutes from campus

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12,000+ s.f. of Offices
Abundant Crew/Truck Parking
Multiple Base Camp Capacity
Loading Docks
24/7 On-Site Security

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Closer than Studios in Santa Clarita
Easy Freeway Access ...READ MORE>>

Celebrating 50 years: A half century of rating films and informing parents

By: MPAA | November 9, 2018

Celebrating 50 years of rating films and informing parents
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 ...READ MORE>>

Newly Tapped NBC Co-Chairs George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy to Keynote NATPE Miami 2019

By: NATPE | November 8, 2018

NBC Co-Chairs George Cheeks + Paul Telegdy to Keynote...
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 ...READ MORE>>

Michael Douglas Inducted to the Walk of Fame on November 6

By: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce | November 7, 2018

Michael Douglas Inducted to the Walk of Fame on November 6
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 ...READ MORE>>

Film Scouting With Alison Naifeh: Finding the perfect cinematic spot

By: LANCE MCDANIEL | November 6, 2018

Film Scouting With Alison Naifeh: Finding the perfect cinematic spot
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 ...READ MORE>>


By: M3 CREATIVE | November 5, 2018


Latest Projects Include Commercials, Branded Content, And a Reality Series for Entrepreneur Media - "Dead Night," M3 Produced Horror Film, Currently a Streaming Hit

Burbank, CA - Currently celebrating its 15th anniversary year, M3 Creative has excelled within the entertainment industry as a truly full-circle creative content agency and production company that creates and produces original feature films, television shows, and branded marketing content, as well as conceiving and implementing creative marketing campaigns on behalf of a diverse range of clients, across all media platforms. Of special note:

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:

** 2018 Golden Trailer Award - Category: Best Pre Show Advertising for a Brand - "A Quiet Place: A Quiet Theatre" ...READ MORE>>


By: NEVADA FILM OFFICE | November 2, 2018

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 ...READ MORE>>

Get the Best Selection of Holiday Production Needs Now from Rose Brand

By: Rose Brand | November 1, 2018

The Best Selection of Holiday Production Needs
We have LED Curtains, Event Drapes, Masking, Snow Machines, Hardware, hundreds of fabrics, and countless production supplies in stock now. Some of these items are available for Rent as well. Call 800-223-1624 or email a Rose Brand sales rep for more information.

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ShowLED Star Drop/Chameleon

Rent or buy, but book now to create that starry sky backdrop for holiday Productions! Simple to program, hang and operate.

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Nebula Net

Want to project the ghost of Christmas past in a video and see it "magically" appear and float in space? This is the ultimate illusion material. Virtually undetectable when stretched taut in front of an audience. Purchase only.

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Rise Motion Pictures Studio is offering a special rental deal, for a limited time.

By: Rise Motion Pictures | October 31, 2018

Rise Motion Pictures Studio: limited time special rental deal
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 ...READ MORE>>

Natalie Portman Conversation Added to AFI FEST 2018

By: American Film Institute | October 30, 2018

Natalie Portman Conversation Added to AFI FEST 2018
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 ...READ MORE>>

Pacific Media Expo Music Guest of Honor: haru

By: Pacific Media Expo | October 29, 2018

Pacific Media Expo Music Guest of Honor: haru
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!

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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 ...READ MORE>>


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 ...READ MORE>>


By: DENVER FILM FESTIVAL | October 25, 2018

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 ...READ MORE>>


By: TERADEK | October 24, 2018



Teradek Bolt wireless video systems transmit exceptional HD video at distances up to 10,000 ft. with no perceptible delay.

The Teradek Bolt DSMC2 transmitter module features the same high-quality zero-delay wireless video monitoring as the rest of the Bolt line and mounts seamlessly to RED DSMC2® cameras. Reduce camera clutter and weight with our all-new streamlined design.

Product Details
+ Available in 500 ft, 1000 ft and 3000 ft ranges.
+ Zero-delay 1080p60 wireless video.
+ Mounts seamlessly to RED DSMC2 cameras.
+ Pass-through video & power via pogo pin connectors.
+ Multicast to up to 4 wireless receivers.
+ Compatible with Bolt 500/1000/3000, XT & LT receivers with the same max. range.
+ Compatible with Bolt 10K (3000 model only) and Sidekick II.
+ Compatible with SmallHD 703 Bolt and Focus Bolt monitors.

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Cleanbox October speaking engagements & new partnership THIS WEEK VR Days Europe; Attractions Tourism & Leisure Middle East

By: Cleanbox | October 23, 2018

Cleanbox speaking engagements & new partnerships
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.

In the same week, Cleanbox will also be hosting ...READ MORE>>

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

By: Clint Lohr | Mailbox Toluca Lake | October 19, 2018

Mailbox Toluca Lake\'s Jonathan Kramer: \'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. 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 ...READ MORE>>

Night Lights by Bebee...Unmatched by anyone, anywhere, anytime!

By: Night Lights By Bebee | October 18, 2018

Night Lights by Bebee: Unmatched Support
Our one man, fully self-contained units are cost effective, reliable and ready for "action" in under15 minutes with Soundproof generators |Flicker-free ballasts |360° Turret rotation |180° Light rack rotation with 80° tilt | 300° Individual light rotation with 160° tilt | Remote controlled, camera guided lights for exact placement | ...READ MORE>>


By: Wilcox Sound | Hide-A-Mic | October 17, 2018

From your favorite microphone concealing company comes another game-changing microphone holder. With the Hide-A-Mic B-Flex, you can easily place a lavalier microphone directly to the body without worrying about fabric touching the microphone, it creates a physical space around the microphone so you can pick it, stick it, shoot it and have clear recordings while you do it.

Each B-Flex is handmade with a skin-friendly soft, flexible, silicone rubber. They are easy to apply, remove and clean. Just use one piece of medical transpore tape and it will hold for a complete day of shooting.

1. Apply the microphone with medical tape to the body. Run the wire under the chest.
2. Slide the B-Flex over the microphone and place microphone in the pre-molded cavity.
3. Make sure the skin is dry and use adhesive barrier if necessary to flatten chest hair.
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Stun Expands Agency's Consumer Brands Team - Promotes Matt LeBoeuf to VP, Consumer Brands

By: Stun | October 16, 2018

Stun Expands Agency\'s Consumer Brands Team
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 ...READ MORE>>

HAUNTING MANSIONS for TV, Film Shoots & Special Events!

By: Location Connection | October 15, 2018

HAUNTING MANSIONS for TV, Film Shoots & Special Events!

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ICG Sponsors NAB Show NY Panel on How New Techniques are Changing Multi-Cam TV


ICG Sponsors NAB Show NY Panel on How Multi-Cam TV is Changing
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 ...READ MORE>>

Can You Ever Forgive Me? - October 13th, 2018

By: NEWFILMMAKERS LA | October 11, 2018

Can You Ever Forgive Me? - October 13th, 2018
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).


7:00-7:30pm - Reception
7:30-9:30pm - Screening
10:00-10:30pm - ...READ MORE>>

Second Annual Travel Video Awards to be Held at 2019 NAB Show

By: NAB Show | October 10, 2018

Second Annual Travel Video Awards to be Held at 2019 NAB Show
-- Expanded partnership to include panels at NAB Show New York --

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 ...READ MORE>>

DCS Post Production Expo 2018 - October 20th at Canon Burbank

By: Digital Cinema Society | October 9, 2018

DCS Post Production Expo 2018 - October 20th at Canon Burbank
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 ...READ MORE>>

Denzel Washington to Receive 47th AFI Life Achievement Award

By: American Film Institute | October 8, 2018

Denzel Washington to Receive 47th AFI Life Achievement Award
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 ...READ MORE>>

Day with the Set Decorator: Criminal Minds

By: The Set Decorators Society of America | October 5, 2018

Day with the Set Decorator: Criminal Minds
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 ...READ MORE>>


By: Art Directors Guild | October 4, 2018

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 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 ...READ MORE>>

Bungalow Event Rentals is a Unique, Innovative Boutique Event Rental Company

By: Bungalow Event Rentals | October 2, 2018

Bungalow Event Rentals is a Unique, Innovative Boutique Event Company
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 ...READ MORE>>

Mob Scene Retains Adam Vadnais as Vice President, Digital and Social, To Spearhead Agency's Digital/Social Marketing Team

By: Mob Scene | October 1, 2018

Mob Scene Retains VP, Digital + Social
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.

E-Z Guide: Mixer/Recorder Bag Options

By: Location Sound Corp | September 28, 2018

E-Z Guide: Mixer/Recorder Bag Options
With an ever-increasing number of protective case or bag options available for your mixer or ...READ MORE>>


By: SOURCEAUDIO | September 27, 2018

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 ...READ MORE>>

Get Paid $100 for Referrals to Strickland's Set Services.

By: Strickland's Set Services | September 26, 2018

Get Paid $100 for Referrals to Strickland\'s Set Services.

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!

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Strickland's Set Services110 Habersham Drive
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Fayetteville, GA 30214

Contact the new Georgia location at 770-371-5148
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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 ...READ MORE>>

BENAY'S Bird & Animal Rentals

By: Benay's Bird & Animal Rentals | September 25, 2018

BENAY\'S Bird & Animal Rentals
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:

Crows, Blue Jays, Seagulls, Hawks, Owls, Hummingbirds, Storks, Woodpeckers, Orioles, Falcons, vultures, Ravens, Mockingbirds, Pigeons, Parrots...and More!

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By: Step and Repeat LA | September 24, 2018

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LA Film Festival Celebrates Laurel Canyon Music with 'Echo in the Canyon' Opening

By: LA Film Festival | September 21, 2018

LA Film Festival Celebrates Laurel Canyon Music
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.

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On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project

By: NewFilmmakers LA | September 20, 2018

On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project

Saturday, October 6th, 2018 | 7PM
Sunset Las Palmas Studios
1040 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Join us for the premiere event of 26 short films that highlight the very best of Los Angeles on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at the historic Sunset Las Palmas Studios movie ...READ MORE>>


By: Lowepro | Vitec Group | September 19, 2018

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 ...READ MORE>>

Eclectic Encore Props introduces "Party in a Box"

By: Eclectic Encore Props | September 18, 2018

Eclectic Encore Props introduces "Party in a Box"
Eclectic Encore Props introduces our new "Party in a Box" section of themed props for your next production or commercial shoot.

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 ...READ MORE>>


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.

Questions? Please contact the Cine Gear Office at (310) 472-0809 or

Attendee Registration is open.
All attendees must complete the Cine Gear Badge online registration process.
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>>

Save the date: Power Gems at Matthews Garage Sale

By: Power Gems | May 25, 2018

Save the date: Power Gems at Matthews Garage Sale
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 ...READ MORE>>