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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.
4. Secure the ...READ MORE>>

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>>

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By: Location Connection | October 15, 2018

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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.

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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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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!

?We ALSO have ...READ MORE>>

Get Rewarded with a Referral at Step and Repeat LA!

By: Step and Repeat LA | September 24, 2018

Get Rewarded with a Referral at Step and Repeat LA!
Earn 10% of your friend's first order at Step and Repeat LA!



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.

After that followed 30 full minutes ...READ MORE>>

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>>