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Creative Handbook puts together a bi-monthly newsletter featuring up-to-date information on events, news and industry changes.

Huge Studio / Backlot Campus at Allied Studios

By: Allied Studios | February 15, 2019

Huge Studio / Backlot Campus at Allied Studios
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

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

Closer than Studios in Santa Clarita
Easy Freeway Access
Opposite of Traffic Flow
Quiet and Secluded




RENTAL TRACKER: Motion Picture Equipment Rental Software Specialists

By: Rental Tracker | February 14, 2019

RENTAL TRACKER: Production Equipment Rental Software
Tracking & Maintaining inventory software for Set Lighting, Costumers, Camera, Trucks/Trailers, Props and more. Rental Tracker ( RTPro) has been supporting the Motion Picture equipment rental industry for 20 years. RTPro provides a solution for all your inventory rentals, sales and warehouse management needs. Our background and practical studio/rental warehouse experience allows us to encourage and advise best warehouse practices. We continue to develop features/functionally to meet the immediate needs of the dynamically evolving industry!

Some of our latest features include, but never limited are Dashboard, Mobile App, Website/Customer Portal, Report Scheduling, Multi-location, Multi-Currency, Multi-language, RFID, Business Intelligence, E-signature, and Internal messaging.

Our reputation for providing effective, powerful, reliable software along with great customer support has made us the leader in the industry! We take pride in providing a solution which has made our customers successful in gaining control over their inventory and operations while boosting their profits. ...READ MORE>>

Little Dog: Big City! Life with a Metropolitan Pet!

By: Animals for Hollywood | February 13, 2019

Little Dog: Big City! Life with a Metropolitan Pet!
Moving to the city is a major adjustment for anyone, especially our canine friends! Try these pet training tricks from head trainer, Ursula Brauner, to ease the big city transition for your dog!

Head dog trainer, Ursula Brauner, talks about some great training tips on how to have a ...READ MORE>>

We're gonna need a bigger pool: Check out 'Sharknado' water slide by Super-Fan Builds

By: Set Masters | February 12, 2019

Set-Masters: \'Sharknado\' water slide
What's better than seeing sharks being chain-sawed in half midflight in the middle of a natural disaster? Sliding through a shark's body into your very own pool. After spending a lot of time improving people's water-based pursuits in recent episodes, Super-Fan Builds has struck again, this time giving a Sharknado fan the perfect centerpiece for her backyard pool.

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Super-Fan Builds chooses megafans from all over the U.S. and gifts them with a one-of-a-kind, custom-made piece of fandom related to their favorite movie, game, or other IP. Each time it takes on the task, it brings in professionals, and this time around, it's Shane Hammond, head of Set Masters and a movie prop-making veteran.

In this episode, Hammond and his team have to put together a giant shark slide to satisfy the needs of a self-confessed Sharknado megafan.

Much like ...READ MORE>>


By: ANTENNA CREATIVE | February 11, 2019

Antenna Creative has been launched as a new, top-tier, motion design studio for feature films, TV, commercials, branded content, videogames, and experiential attractions. The new company specializes in title sequence design; broadcast design; branding; logos; experiential design; live action production; and editorial.

Antenna Creative's founders are Lucas Christman and Jarik van Sluijs, two award-winning Creative Directors, and Alexandra Hancock, a noted motion graphics and live action producer. Collectively, the team have many years of experience, ranging from renowned work in the field of title sequence design to groundbreaking broadcast design packages, and from pioneering motion picture marketing campaigns to forward-thinking brand experiences.

The work of Christman, van Sluijs, and Hancock has been seen around the world - on screens large and small - across all media platforms, for many top entertainment industry companies, including Amazon, Netflix, Marvel, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, ...READ MORE>>


By: M3 Creative | February 11, 2019

Los Angeles, CA, February 11, 2019 - Entrepreneur Media, Inc., and M3 Creative have entered into a new partnership that establishes M3 Creative as Entrepreneur Media's content creation production studio. M3 Creative will create customized narrative, reality and branded content for Entrepreneur Media across all of its digital platforms: online, streaming and mobile.

Today's announcement builds on the relationship that began between the two companies in early 2018 when M3 Creative produced season two of Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch reality series, which was seen by over 25 million people. The show features entrepreneurs pitching their potentially billion-dollar ideas to a panel of high-profile investors.

"Our relationship with the M3 Creative team has been ideal and we are excited to expand their role in the creation of our original content," said Bill Shaw, President of Entrepreneur Media. "They provided exactly what we needed for our Elevator Pitch series. ...READ MORE>>

Celebrating 10 Cutting Edge Years New Media Film Festival Announces Early Line-up

By: New Media Film Festival | February 8, 2019

New Media Film Festival Announces Early Line-up
On the occasion of celebrating 10 cutting-edge years, the New Media Film Festival announces the early line-up for the 10th Annual Film Festival. World Premieres from USA, Germany, UK, Canada and Scotland as well as celebrity driven content including Billy Bob Thornton are part of early selects.

Los Angeles, CA (February 02, 2019) - The founders of New Media Film Festival very well understands that it is essential to rightly reward the stories that are worth telling. So, the organizers conduct the Film Festival every year. This year, they are celebrating the 10 years of cutting-edge awards through the festival as well as a place where creativity is fostered and solid relationships in the industry are built.

The New Media Film Festival announces that the line-up this year will include web series, virtual reality and 360, trailer, student, steam, socially responsible content, sniplers, shorts, script to name a ...READ MORE>>

New Production Facility In Town: Crimson Studios

By: Crimson Studios | February 7, 2019

New Production Facility In Town: Crimson Studios
Crimson Studios Group provides a unique space for any film or television production. As a full-service studio, we offer on-site audio, video, lighting, and editing departments. Our studio technicians provide each production with a personalized and professional experience. CSG uses only state of the art audio, video, and lighting along with live production and streaming capabilities making it simple to turn a professional production product.

With big powerhouses like Netflix, Viacom, OWN, and Hulu, buying up all the older sound stages around town, it's exciting to see a brand new pristine 125,000 sq ft, 3 Acre Multimedia Facility make its debut.

This is Crimson Production Studios, a brand spanking NEW state of the art sound stage studio consisting of 5 sound proof stages, 13 edit bays, 9 star dressing rooms (and 25 additional regular dressing rooms), 5 wardrobe rooms, 5 green rooms, 3 conference rooms, and ...READ MORE>>


By: Stun | February 6, 2019

Stun, an award winning content studio and commercial production company, has launched a new "DIGITAL 360" division and, concurrently, has named Renee Samms as Head of DIGITAL 360. The announcement was made today by Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, Principals & Co-Founders of Stun.

Stun's current DIGITAL 360 clients include: Fox Searchlight/Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Brothers, the NFL, HBO Social, NBCU Snapchat Integrations, WarnerMusic Group, Sony Theatrical, Universal Theatrical, Dreamscape VR, and #SeeHer, among others.

The vision behind the creation of Stun's new DIGITAL 360 division is driven by a Transmedia Branding strategy - delivering the right message to the right person at the right time, and in the right place. As social and digital media have become key to success in today's mobile-first world - with people moving across platforms every time they sign-in online - Stun's thinking is that brand messaging should move across platforms too, ...READ MORE>>

Winners Revealed for the 5th Annual NATPE Unscrioted Breakthrough Awards

By: NATPE: Navigating Content | February 5, 2019

NATPE Unscrioted Breakthrough Awards
Recipients were announced at a special luncheon ceremony hosted by Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron during annual NATPE MIAMI Marketplace and Conference

The winners of the 5th Annual Unscripted Breakthrough Awards were revealed today during the NATPE MIAMI Marketplace and Conference, which continues until January 24th. Hosted by country-music super-star Kellie Pickler and Emmy Award-winning journalist Ben Aaron, the winners were revealed during a special luncheon ceremony at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

The NATPE Unscripted Breakthrough Awards are designed to honor programs and celebrate people that broke through the clutter in the preceding year, as well as becoming part of the cultural conversation and generally altering the expectations of what constitutes a reality program.

The 2019 awards were given out in the following categories: Innovation, Competition, Documentary, Docusoap, Factual, and Game Shows.

2019 Unscripted Breakthrough Awards Winners:

American Ninja Warrior ...READ MORE>>

No Script? No Problem - "Roma" Wasn't Built In A Day - Or With A Script

By: Producers Guild of America | February 4, 2019

No Script? No Problem - "Roma" Wasn\'t Built In A Day
No Script? No Problem - "Roma" Wasn't Built In A Day - Or With A Script

Nearly every film director who's known for being a true master of their craft has a personal film up their sleeve that longs to get out. Typically these intimate and compelling films are showcased at the beginning of their careers. The filmmakers are catapulted to fame and elevated to bigger budgets, bigger stories, bigger stars-so much so, they never quite get back to their roots, seduced by the rewards of Hollywood success. However once in a while the stars line up, and that special story they've held close to their heart sees the light of day. Think Bergman's Cries and Whispers (1972), or Louis Malle's Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987). Sometimes the timing is right and voila! A masterpiece is born.

Alfonso Cuarón's Roma stands in that lineage. A highly personal, semi-autobiographical memoir ...READ MORE>>

A Valentine's Day discount for our "Sweet" customers!

By: Step and Repeat LA | February 1, 2019

A Valentine\'s Day discount for our "Sweet" customers!



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Rose Brand: Expert Design, Spec & Build Services

By: Rose Brand | January 31, 2019

Rose Brand: Expert Design, Spec & Build Services
We offer design consultation, specification and build services for virtually any production, event or architectural environment that involves fabric and hardware components. Come to us early in the process so that we can insure development of designs that are as practical as they are esthetic. Rose Brand Inc. produced both the stretch shapes and the arched, modular frame to house them in the photo above. Learn more about our Design, Spec, Build services. Read more about the above project on our blog.

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New Drapes for a Landmark Theatre

Inspired by photos of the theatre's interior architecture, we designed a curtain that incorporated a prominent curvilinear architectural detail that appeared on the walls near the stage.

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Printed Floor, Backdrop and Ceiling Tiles

Worked with blackwalnut llc to specify and build printed flooring, ceiling and backdrop tiles for the NBC Sports Winter Olympics studio.

"Rock n Woof" Music, Magic and FUN benefitting shelter dogs

By: Saving K9 Lives Plus | Rock'n'Woof | January 31, 2019

"Rock n Woof" Music, Magic and FUN benefitting shelter dogs

Saving K9 Lives Plus


"Rock n Woof"

Join Saving K9 Lives Plus in our exciting
Masquerade Concert fundraiser,
"Rock n Woof" on February 2, 2019 at the Santa Monica Women's Club on 1210 Fourth St, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Tax Deductible Donation: $75

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The evening starts at 6pm with Step & Repeat Red Carpet with Focus TV,
IPIC Photo Booth, Auction items,
Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks!
Amazing magic with Rafael Gomez

Concert performances starts at 7pm.
Hostess for the evening is Larissa Wohl from Hallmark Home & Family. Legendary Rockers will be performing:

Bobby Kimball, original lead singer of Toto.
Brent Carter, singer Average White Band
Rudy Sarzo, bassist from The Guess Who.
Frankie Banali, drummer Quiet Riot
Ellis Hall former singer Tower of Power
Mike Pinera, Iron Butterfly
Elliot Lurie, singer Looking Glass (Brandy)
Sean McNabb, bass Dokken/ Actor
Joe Dominguez, Red Bone
Dexter Espinoza, Singer Union of Saints
Brandon Paul, Guitarist
Sean Kelly, Drummer


PRO-CAM: Over 10 Years of Quality Service

By: Pro-Cam Rentals | January 31, 2019

PRO-CAM: Over 10 Years of Quality Service
Since 2008 Pro-Cam has specialized in camera movement technologies, offering productions filming throughout the world the largest and most diverse inventory of remote heads, telescopic cranes, drones, mobile bases, and accessories from eight full service locations throughout the United States and Canada.

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A Race Lost And Found - How Helen Estabrook And Aaron Gilbert Got Behind "The Front Runner"

By: Producers Guild of America | January 30, 2019

How Helen Estabrook + Aaron Gilbert got behind "The Front Runner"
Politics have become synonymous with division. Toxicity abounds, animosity trumps altruism, and truth is just a carcass in the rearview mirror as we careen further down the forked road of our bifurcated democracy.

So how do you navigate this divisive landscape to tell a political story in the age of us vs. them? Answer: You have the audacity to be human.

That is the brilliant subversion of The Front Runner, the new Jason Reitman film produced in partnership with his trusted collaborators Helen Estabrook and Aaron Gilbert. Their movie revisits the sex scandal that derailed Gary Hart's political aspirations in 1988, but the producers eschewed the exploitation angle in favor of true intimacy.

"I think that we get used to talking about stories in a certain way and forget that we're talking about people," explains Estabrook. "One of the things that I like about this film is ...READ MORE>>

NAB to Honor Tom Taylor With Spirit of Broadcasting Award at NAB Show

By: National Association of Broadcasters | January 29, 2019

NAB to Honor Tom Taylor With Spirit of Broadcasting Award
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will present the Spirit of Broadcasting Award to veteran radio industry reporter Tom Taylor during the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Taylor will accept the award on Monday, April 8 at the NAB Show Opening.

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Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor recently retired after a three-decade career covering radio. His journalism career included stints as editor of the daily Tom Taylor NOW e-publication newsletter, launched in November 2012 and published through RTK Media with partners Robert Unmacht and Kristy Scott. Previously, Taylor served as editor of Inside Radio, M Street Journal/M Street Daily and the TRI newsletter from Chicago-based Radio-Info.com.

Before turning to journalism, Taylor served as vice president of programming and operations for Nassau Broadcasting's WPST/WHWH in Princeton, NJ. He also programmed WKQQ Lexington, KY and WCHL Chapel Hill, NC. He was a Morehead ...READ MORE>>

ICG Publicists Awards Set for February 22, 2019

By: ICG Publicists Awards | January 28, 2019

ICG Publicists Awards Set for February 22, 2019
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) 56th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon will take place Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The awards, which traditionally occurs the week leading up to the Academy Awards®, will be presented in the following categories: Motion Picture Showman of the Year, Television Showman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Award for a Television Campaign and for a Movie Campaign, Les Mason Award for Career Achievement in Publicity, and the Bob Yeager Award for Community Service.

"The ICG Publicist Awards recognize outstanding efforts in motion picture and television publicity and promotion campaigns," said ICG President Steven Poster, ASC. "They provide the spark of showmanship that drives audience excitement in all media on a global basis. We salute their artistry, vision and creativity."

Past honorees include Betty White, Denzel Washington, Andy ...READ MORE>>

Yes, it's our dog!!!

By: Paws for Effect | January 27, 2019

Yes, it\'s our dog!!!
From the company that brought you the hero dog in ...READ MORE>>

Quantum NVMe | What It Means For Media Production

By: Key Code Media | January 26, 2019

Quantum NVMe | What It Means For Media Production
Key Code Media Presents: Broadcast2Post Web Series

Join Quantum to learn about these emerging technologies that media professionals and content producers can use to accelerate workflows, reduce infrastructure costs, and more. We'll be showcasing our new NVMe storage appliance - designed to work with StorNext - and explain what you need to know, and what you need to do, to translate these new technologies into an opportunity for you. One customer found that with

Panasonic announced new 4K handheld camcorder - the AG-CX350 with 10-bit 60p HDR

By: Digital Cinema Society | January 25, 2019

Panasonic announced new 4K handheld camcorder
Panasonic has announced a new 4K handheld camcorder - the AG-CX350. At 4.2-lbs. (body only), the AG-CX350 is a 4K 1.0-type handheld camcorder designed for live events, IP Production, sports, and news gathering. The run-and-gun camera features 10-bit 60p capture, HDR recording and is equipped with the RTMP/RTSP/RTP protocol for ...READ MORE>>

AFI Announces Inaugural Screen Australia Onbass Fellow

By: American Film Institute | January 24, 2019

AFI Announces Inaugural Screen Australia Onbass Fellow
AFI announced that cinematographer Meg White will be the inaugural recipient of the Screen Australia Onbass Fellowship, the newly established full-tuition scholarship for emerging Australian filmmakers to attend the AFI Conservatory.

Created in partnership with Screen Australia and the Onbass Family Trust, formed by Gentle Giant Media Group CEO Greg Basser and his wife Kiera O'Neill, the Fellowships will provide full tuition and fees, as well as some support for living expenses and flights from Australia (courtesy of G'Day USA and Qantas), to one Australian filmmaker entering the AFI Conservatory in the fall of 2019 and one in the fall of 2020 - to join the graduating classes of 2021 and 2022, respectively.

The Screen Australia Onbass Fellowships are presented in collaboration with G'Day USA, Australia's premier public and economic diplomacy program in the United States. Meg White will be introduced as the first Screen Australia Onbass Fellow ...READ MORE>>

Greetings From Remmet Studios

By: Remmet Studios | January 23, 2019

Greetings From Remmet Studios
January 2019 marks our 7th year serving the entertainment industry here in Los Angeles! We look forward to another exciting year and remind you that we still have space and dates available. We offer a wide variety of standing sets, kit sets, a green cyclorama and raw space for filming. As always access to our prop house is included with every rental. We offer student discounts as well as discounts for multiple day shoots ...READ MORE>>


By: TEMP LOVE | January 22, 2019

San Rafael, CA, January 22, 2019 - Audio Story-Tellers Temp Love have provided the original music and audio post production for an upcoming new television series, "Quarter Life Poetry," which has been Officially Selected by the Sundance Festival 2019, and will be presented as an entry within its "Indie Episodic Series" category. The show will have its world premiere during the second week of Sundance (Jan 29-31st). The announcement was made by Temp Love Co-Owners Christian Hanlon and John McDermott.

Temp Love is comprised of 20 audio professionals nationwide - composers, mixers, music supervisors, and music legal specialists - brings a holistic audio approach to every one of their clients' productions. Temp Love's headquarters is within the historic 32TEN Studios site in Marin, CA.

Quarter Life Poetry is produced by Anonymous Content. For a list of the show's Preview Screening dates and times during Sundance 2019, please ...READ MORE>>


By: Konsonant Music | January 22, 2019

Los Angeles and New York - Renowned throughout the entertainment industry for "Empowering Independent Filmmakers with Meaningful Music and Sound Advice," Konsonant Music has worked on four original, new projects which will be making their debuts during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Andrew Gross and Gil Talmi, Composers/Creative Directors, Konsonant Music, made the announcement.

The four new Sundance projects are:

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** The Great Hack: This documentary from Netflix takes a look at how data has surpassed oil as the world's most valuable asset, and how that data is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars. Academy Award-nominated directors Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim return to the Sundance Film Festival with this deeply layered, ethically complex, disturbing, and riveting new film.

For this project, Konsonant's Gil Talmi provided the original music. He says, "Scoring 'The Great ...READ MORE>>

Join Saving K9 Lives Plus in our exciting Masquerade Concert fundraiser, "Rock n Woof" on February 2, 2019 at the Santa Monica Women's Club on 1210 Fourth St, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

By: Saving K9 Lives Plus | January 21, 2019

Saving K9 Lives Plus: Masquerade Concert, "Rock n Woof"
Tax Deductible Donation: $75 (www.rocknwoof.org)

The evening starts at 6pm with Step & Repeat Red Carpet with Focus TV, IPIC Photo Booth, Auction items, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks!

Amazing magic with Rafael Gomez

Concert performances starts at 7pm.
Hostess for the evening is Larissa Wohl from Hallmark Home & Family. Legendary Rockers will be performing:
Bobby Kimball, original lead singer of Toto.
Brent Carter, singer Average White Band
Rudy Sarzo, bassist from The Guess Who.
Frankie Banali, drummer Quiet Riot
Ellis Hall former singer Tower of Power
Mike Pinera, Iron Butterfly
Elliot Lurie, singer Looking Glass (Brandy)
Sean McNabb, bass Dokken/ Actor
Joe Dominguez, Red Bone
Dexter Espinoza, Singer Union of Saints
Brandon Paul, Guitarist
Sean Kelly, Drummer

Live Auction at 8pm-8:20pm with Gretchen Bonaduce and Hilary Cruz. ...READ MORE>>

The ASC's Centennial Salute - Since January 8, 1919

By: American Society of Cinematographers | January 18, 2019

The ASC\'s Centennial Salute - Since January 8, 1919

Each month this year, American Cinematographer will shine a light on a different facet of the Society's past and present to chronicle 100 years of Loyalty, Progress and Artistry.

On Jan. 8, 1919, the American Society of Cinematographers was officially chartered by the State of California. Born out of two prior organizations, New York's Cinema Camera Club and Los Angeles' Static Club of America, the Society was founded by a group of 15 directors of photography: Joe August, L.D. Clawson, Arthur Edeson, William C. Foster, Eugene Gaudio, Fred LeRoy Granville, Walter L. Griffin, J.D. Jennings, Roy H. Klaffki, Victor Milner, Robert S. Newhard, Philip E. Rosen, Charles E. Rosher, Homer A. Scott and L. Guy Wilky. (Complete bios on each here.)

Within its first year, 50 more cinematographers were invited into membership, and in the century since, the ASC has continued to grow in both its ranks and its ...READ MORE>>

ICG Publicists Awards to Take Place February 22, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton

By: ICG 600 | January 17, 2019

ICG Publicists Awards to Take Place February 22

Sponsorship Information


Bill Moran | Sponsorship and Advertising Director
Office: (818) 349-2171 | Cell: (818)-421-3301
Fax: (818) 349-2195 ...READ MORE>>


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>>

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 Change.org 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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_Geeks)

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

Order a Fabric Stretch Display today from Step and Repeat LA!

By: Step and Repeat LA | January 5, 2019

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Great for medium-size events, this tension fabric display is much easier to set up than a typical banner and telescoping stand. We can help you create an eye-catching design!

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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.
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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 (Ctrip.com).

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."

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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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These colorful drapes are great ...READ MORE>>

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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Choose holiday colors and textures from the hundreds of fabric that we have ...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>>