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


By: ICG | February 16, 2018

Award to be Presented at International Cinematographers Guild's
Publicists Awards Luncheon, March 2

Dan Fogelman, creator and executive producer of the NBC drama This Is Us, one of the most lauded television shows of the past two years,will be named Television Showman of the Year at the 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards honoring excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, March 2.

In making the announcement, ICG National President, Steven Poster, ASC, noted, "Even with the multitude of television programming currently available, This Is Us is the show that veryone wants to talk about the next day. That is due in great part to the creative genius of Dan Fogelman."

This Is Uswas nominated for 10 Emmys as ...READ MORE>>


Superior color reproduction on truly wide width, soft fabrics

By: Printhead Studio a Divsion of Rose Brand Inc | February 14, 2018

We use the most advanced dye-sublimation digital printer on the market to provide astounding color reproduction. Delivered via direct dispersion, our proprietary water based inks are infused into the fibers of the fabric instead of printed just on top of it. Your image stays vibrant over time, even after multiple washings.

Soft fabrics offer huge advantages over the traditional stiff substrates used in UV or latex printing. In addition to being much less expensive, shipping and handling are dramatically simplified since our prints can easily fold into a box for transport. Wrinkles quickly stretch or steam away during ...READ MORE>>

Peak TV brings production jobs back to Los Angeles, with a boost from streaming series

By: OBJECT PROPS | LA TIMES | February 13, 2017

It was already late in the day and nearly 250 extras were still waiting patiently on set as the crew for the Amazon Studios series "Goliath" put the finishing touches on a scene with actor Billy Bob Thornton being shot at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

The climactic scene from the show's upcoming second season - which is scheduled to launch this summer - featured an enthusiastic political rally to crown L.A.'s new mayor. Production assistants arranged the extras into a tight formation and then adjusted campaign signs and balloons before three camera crews captured several takes of Thornton pushing his way through the frenetic crowd to confront the mayor-elect in a dramatic showdown.

The hours of preparation involving more than 100 crew members will result in just a few minutes of screen time. In the production industry, long, tedious days are a given. But ...READ MORE>>


By: CONCENTRIX Music and Sound Design | February 12, 2018

Charlotte, NC - Renowned music composer Fred Story, founder of Concentrix Music and Sound Design, Inc., has announced his company's latest projects across a number of film, TV, radio and streaming platforms.

Regarding his latest accomplishments, Story said, "Thanks to my eclectic musical upbringing, I love the opportunity to work in so many musical styles. My Dad and his brothers were great bluegrass musicians and I grew up with that music. I fell in love with classical music in grade school - and jazz in high school. In college, I played in cover bands and piano bars and was even a club deejay. I've been a musician in orchestras, big bands, rock bands and country bands; I've played funk, R&B and world music. It's all been nourishment for my musical soul. As a composer, all these experiences allow me to write in a variety of styles from the inside - as someone who's been on stage and in the studio making that music happen. Whatever the genre, it's about doing it credibly... digging in to make sure the musical choices serve the material and contribute to the emotional impact."

Details of Story's most recent projects are as follows:

** For a new documentary film entitled "Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King," Story composed original music - a hybrid score for electronic instruments and a string quartet. The Bechtler Ensemble recorded Story's score at Concentrix Studios. The film is slated for an ...READ MORE>>

Saluting Russell Carpenter, ASC

By: The American Society of Cinematographers | February 8, 2018

Lifetime Achievement Honoree Russell Carpenter, ASC
When James Cameron hired Russell Carpenter, ASC - this year's recipient of the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award - to shoot the feature True Lies, it was the cinematographer's first shot at a massive-budget, tech-heavy science-fiction project, though nobody could say Carpenter hadn't paid his dues. Read all about the cinematographer's journey, from his first forays to his current work, here.

Twilight of Glamour: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Cinematographer Ula Pontikos, BSC discusses her approach to shooting this modestly budgeted period drama - which depicts the last stages of life for Oscar-winning Hollywood legend Gloria Grahame (portrayed by Annette Bening) - using a new twist on old-school techniques. Go behind the scenes of the production here.

The Old Ultra-Violence: A Clockwork Orange
To help create an appropriately bleak dystopian futurescape while bringing Anthony Burgess' novel about the sociopathic Alex DeLarge and his "droogs" to the screen, director Stanley Kubrick enlisted cinematographer John ...READ MORE>>

Still time to register for the February LAPPG Meeting

By: LAPPG | February 7, 2018

Still time to register for our February LAPPG Meeting featuring two exciting presentations on:

Thursday, February 15th

(doors open at 7pm)

*Please note that we will be meeting on a Thursday this month and we will be in Roth Hall.

Creative Trends Dominating Visual Production in 2018

Fantasy, new minimalism and space are trends that should be top of mind for all producers, filmmakers and advertisers as they strategize creative planning for the year ahead. Billions of data points based on search and download choices, combined with insights from visual experts, helps determine the forecasted trends that influence creative direction and design aesthetics around the world. New demands created by cultural phenomenons such as 'Stranger Things' and 'Blade Runner' include soundtracks and clips that replicate these retro sci-fi scores and aesthetics, creating unique genres like ...READ MORE>>


By: STUN | February 6, 2018

Los Angeles, CA -- LA-based Stun, an award winning entertainment industry content studio, ad agency, and commercial production company, has announced a significant expansion to a new, larger, headquarters. The agency has also acquired its first soundstage, bolstered its Social Media Content Team, and invested in a new brand strategy firm. The announcements, coinciding with the company's 18th anniversary, were made today by Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, Stun Principals & Co-Founders.

Since 2002, Stun had been located at the SAG/AFTRA building (5757 Wilshire Blvd.) The agency has just moved into a new, custom-designed, creative space comprised of two floors (22,000 sq. ft.) at 6420 Wilshire Blvd (near San Vicente Blvd.) Stun's over 100 employees will now work from the new location. "Now that we are right on the cusp of Beverly Hills, we like to say Beverly Hills is 'Stun Adjacent.' We love this part of LA ...READ MORE>>


By: ICG Publicists Awards | February 6, 2018

Award to be Presented at 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild's Publicists Awards Luncheon on March 2

Andy Serkis, the master of performance capture with unforgettable roles this past year in War for the Planet of the Apes and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award at the 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards for his unique contribution to the art of movies. The awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, March 2, 2018.

In announcing the award, Steven Poster, ASC, National President of the ICG, said, "Andy Serkis, with his unparalleled flexibility and understanding of movement, has made motion capture his own. We are delighted that he will be flying in from England to be with us."

Serkis has appeared in almost 100 ...READ MORE>>

1 Million USD offer to current New Media Film Festival Grand Prize Winner - The Dark & The Wounded

By: New Media Film Festival | February 2, 2018

We are ecstatic beyond words that James Picard, the 2017 Grand Prize winner at the 8th Annual New Media Film Festival Los Angeles was recently offered 1 Million USD for one of his paintings that is part of The Dark & the Wounded Series.

"My series the Dark & The Wounded has always been about helping to create a positive change on the planet. It's about dealing with our issues as individuals, as a society and as a species on the planet. It's about understanding and healing, and looking at things we've been afraid to acknowledge. By facing our reality, getting past our fears and finding freedom, it creates an understanding and compassion for others. It is an invaluable and humbling quest I have been on and it's been wonderful to see it evolve into something that is creating such ...READ MORE>>


By: SOURCEAUDIO | January 31, 2018

Los Angeles, CA -- SourceAudio, the world's leading white label music DAM platform, has announced that its Alpha Libraries for Radio, the radio industry's largest production library service, has signed a multi-year deal with Entercom, a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S. The new deal states that Alpha Libraries for Radio will provide its content and platform to all of Entercom's radio stations.

Douglas Reed, EVP, SourceAudio Radio and Library Services, says, "We're extremely excited to be working with a company as forward-thinking as Entercom. As radio faces new challenges and opportunities, particularly with podcasting, we're thrilled to offer our radio clients innovative licensing solutions as we grow our advanced technology platform."

Alpha Libraries releases six albums each ...READ MORE>>

Backdrop Bonanza at Step & Repeat LA!

By: Step & Repeat LA | January 31, 2018

Announcing ..... Backdrop Bonanza!

Step and Repeat LA is launching a year-long contest for non-profits. We're calling it Backdrop Bonanza and we are asking for your help. We are looking for small to medium non-profits that would benefit from a custom backdrop package to enhance their visibility and make them stand out at events.

Every other month, beginning in February, we will randomly select up to 10 non-profit, 501 (c) (3), organizations from your recommendations to compete in this contest. These organizations will be posted on our website, as well as Facebook, along with an explanation of the contest, and a place for supporters to vote for the organization of their choice. At the end of six weeks, votes will be counted, and the winners will be announced. Step and Repeat LA will donate 1st and 2nd place prizes as follows:

• 1st Place Winner will receive: The Glam Package which includes an 8' X 10' custom printed vinyl backdrop, an 8' X 10' telescoping banner stand with bag and a 10' X 4' red carpet. This $886 value is truly a Glam slam!
2nd Place Winner will receive: The Glitz Package which includes an 8' X 8' custom printed vinyl backdrop, an 8' X 8' telescoping banner stand with bag and an 8' X 4' red carpet. This $692 value will surely add Glitz to any nonprofit's events!

Imagine how grateful your favorite charity will be if they are chosen to receive one of these custom Step and Repeat LA packages!

How to sign up your ...READ MORE>>

Sandy Colonna Joins Bexel to Support Broadcast Equipment Rentals and Engineering Support Services

By: BEXEL | January 30, 2018

BURBANK, Calif. - Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has announced that industry veteran Sandy Colonna has joined the company as Manager, Strategic Accounts. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Colonna will manage key client accounts with additional support from Bexel's extensive range of broadcast equipment rentals and engineering solutions, now part of the NEP Worldwide Network.

Colonna's diverse background in the broadcast industry has included supporting high-profile clients like ESPN and Concom, as well as notable live event productions for Monday Night Football, NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals, UFC, Summer X Games and Winter X Games.

"We are delighted to have Sandy join our team," noted Lee Estroff, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Bexel. "She brings extensive knowledge and experience in broadcast productions, as well as a focused commitment to customer service." ...READ MORE>>


By: Friends of Mine | January 29, 2018

Denver, CO - Writer and veteran Executive Producer Janet Arlotta has joined the Emmy Award-winning design and branding studio Friends of Mine (FOM) as Executive Producer. In addition, Arlotta has also been invited to speak for a fifth consecutive year at Atlanta's premiere TV festival, aTVfest, where she will lead a panel discussion entitled "The Evolution of Content Development."

In her new position with Friends of Mine, Arlotta will leverage her nationwide reach and give FOM a local presence in Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta. Friends of Mine recently completed an around-the-world brand film for Otterbox, shot in five countries. Prior to joining the company, Arlotta had been the Executive Director of (n+1) design studio, after her long run as Owner and Executive Producer of FUEL.

"In a climate where content is king, a recent crop of network divisions have been ...READ MORE>>

The Market Leader in Lighting and Grip Equipment Rentals

By: CINELEASE | January 26, 2018

Since it's creation in 1977, Cinelease Inc.'s intent has been to serve and deliver the best in quality lighting and grip equipment, power distribution, grip trucks, expendables and sound stages to both small and large-scale productions.

Wherever the productions go - we will be there to greet them. Whatever the job, wherever the shoot, there's one clear choice.

Cinelease, Inc. (Headquarters)
5375 W. ...READ MORE>>


By: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival | January 25, 2018

Free admission opening night screening featuring the film's Montana debut


A century ago corrupt money scarred Montana's democracy and landscape, but Montanans voted to prohibit corporate campaign contributions. Today, after the Citizens United ruling, dark money floods elections nationwide, but Montanans are standing up to stop history from repeating itself in a struggle that has the potential to change the way elections happen nationwide.

From Montana-born director Kimberly Reed, DARK MONEY spotlights the historical consequences of dark money's influence in Montana, and the public servants, journalists and citizens that stood up to oppose corporate control of politics.

Join us February 16th for our opening night event,admission free and open to the public, at The Wilma, 131 S. Higgins in Downtown Missoula. A Q&A with the filmmaker and panel discussion will follow the screening.

Opening ...READ MORE>>

Announcing new prizes for top audience and jury selected films!

By: The Audience Awards | January 24, 2018

1st Place Jury Winner: $1,000 + 2-round trip tickets on Singapore Airlines + a meeting with Dr. Sylvia Earle.

1st Place Audience Award Winner: $1,000 + an all-inclusive 7-day diving trip at VOLIVOLI Beach Resort Fiji for two.

Mailbox Toluca Lake's Jonathan Kramer is 'Vocal Doctor to the Stars'

By: The Tolucan Times | January 23, 2018

Mailbox Toluca Lake seems like a typical post office box business with its exterior blending in with a row of other storefronts at 10153 1/2 Riverside Drive.

But inside this shop, it's a whole different story. For decades known as the unofficial "Town Hall," it's where ideas for movies and shows have been hatched, and where there are at least 1,000 mailboxes designated to mostly people in the entertainment industry. There are rotating racks of greeting cards by the entrance, and shelves against one wall loaded with stuffed toy animals. Of course, FED/EX and postal services are available.

Most importantly, however, are the voice and throat remedies sold by owner Jonathan Kramer (informally known as "The Vocal Doctor to the Stars") which combat laryngitis, hoarseness and other ailments of singers as well as those doing voice-overs. "I've owned the store for 11 years," Kramer says. "When I bought ...READ MORE>>


By: ARSENALCREATIVE | January 22, 2018

Santa Monica, CA - ArsenalCreative has announced an expansion of its VFX team with the addition of award-winning VFX Supervisor Mike Wynd. He comes to Arsenal from MPC, where he spent 8 years as a VFX Supervisor.

Regarding Wynd joining the company, Cortney Haile, ArsenalCreative Partner and Executive Producer, said, "We're so excited to have someone with Mike's level of experience and expertise join our team. His skill set will be a huge asset to our growing studio and to our clients."

Wynd has worked on numerous, high profile projects for such name directors as Rupert Sanders, Noam Murro, and Adam Berg. He is also the winner of a number of industry awards, including a Silver Clio and a Gold British Arrow, as well as a VES Award nomination.

"I'm really looking forward to coming on board with ArsenalCreative," Wynd said. "2018 has brought me a brand new opportunity - ...READ MORE>>

Artistry in Motion

By: Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center | January 19, 2018

Artistry in Motion seminars held by the BHERC targeted to students with strong interests in art, computer graphics, and animation. Artistry in Motion seminars Seminars covered methods of developing animation storyboards and the production of current animated commercials, television shows, and film and music videos.

Artistry seminars are designed to introduce middle and high school students to the magical world of animation and the diverse opportunities behind the scenes in animation.

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center, a nonprofit, public benefit organization, is designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history, and the future, of blacks in the film and television industries.

In 1996, the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center was founded by Sandra Evers-Manly to remove the veil of invisibility that shrouds African Americans and other diverse groups from the main stage, and to spotlight diversity and the stellar contributions of black ...READ MORE>>


By: BackdropsBeaurtiful | January 18, 2018

What an incredible Willy Wonka Way to begin the New Year! This World of Pure Imagination inspires us to have a more joyous & creative year in 2018! Amazing event design by Event Lab - Minneapolis!

As Willy Wonka said, "we are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams." Cheers to starting this new year in an inspired & ingenious way!

See more photos of this Willy Wonka event design here.

Share your event stories and photos with us for a chance to be featured ...READ MORE>>

IFR Epic Velour 25 oz. - $17.50 / yd

By: Fred Krieger Fabrics | January 17, 2018

Fred Krieger Fabrics specializes in theater fabrics. We are a textile converter providing a wide range of drapery fabrics primarily to the theatrical, stage, and scenery markets and for commercial window treatments. Our customers use our fabrics for installations in school and university auditoriums, classrooms, and dormitories; theaters; houses of worship; arenas; cinemas; and more.

We are a prominent supplier of flame retardant (FR or IFR) fabrics. We have a full line of FR cotton and IFR synthetic velvets and velours. We are the primary manufacturer and supplier of Prism Velour, Doral Opaque, Nassau Chevron, IFR Chevron, and Atlas Oxford. We also supply many other fabrics including Encore Velour, Duvetyne, Commando, Linings, Scrim, Leno, and Muslin. Our fabrics are used for Theater Curtains, Theater Drapery, Theater Fabric, Stage Fabric, Stage Curtains, Stage Drapery, Blackout ...READ MORE>>

Step and Repeat LA Rolls out the Red Carpet for Gold Meets Golden in West LA

By: Step & Repeat Los Angeles | January 16, 2018

Shadow Hills, CA - Step and Repeat LA is a company that specializes in red carpet backdrops, or better known in the film and entertainment industry as 'step and repeats'. These backdrops feature an array of event sponsor logos that have been laid out in a step or diagonal pattern. Step and repeats are most commonly used for televised award ceremonies and film premieres, but can also be used at grand openings, birthday parties and fundraisers.

Gold Meets Golden is a star-studded event that was held on January 6th at Equinox Sports Club's luxury lounge in West Los Angeles. The event brought together actors, artists, athletes and Olympians in celebration of Hollywood's award season, which kicks off in earnest with the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. Staying true to its "golden" theme, guests were offered champagne with gold flakes, gold-glazed fonuts (doughnuts that aren't fried) and golden-berry parfaits. The event attracted the likes of A-listers such as Cuba Gooding Jr., Naomi Campbell, Caitlin Jenner, and was hosted by Nicole Kidman.

For the red carpet entrance, Step and Repeat LA designed, printed, and custom-built a 10' high by 40' long media wall, which was constructed using a series of wooden wall flats brought together to create the full 40' length. Once the wall was constructed, a seamless cloth print featuring the step and repeat design was adhered to the surface for a smooth, aesthetic finish. Accompanying the 40' wall were lights, red ...READ MORE>>


By: | January 15, 2018

digital décor has revolutionized the way art departments can design and purchase customized wallcoverings. Just released in 2018, the new digital décor website now allows designers from novice to expert the ability to design custom wallcoverings with a few simple clicks of the mouse. From contemporary to antique, brand new to aged, flat to dimensional, the options are endless. No longer will your production have to deal with copyright or patent issues. All your designs are custom and cleared.

The new high-tech design engine, algorithms and user-friendly interface is the most powerful and only tool available. It's as simple as picking a base design, color palette, and texture effect with your own custom formula. The website has a virtual studio where you can view and adjust the scaling of the design on a wall of a room in real time. Once you have your custom design, you can save for future, request a sample, or send to print. digital décor will immediately print on high quality wallcovering material and have it delivered to your location in record speed.

In addition to the amazing designs, you have the power at your fingertips the tools that have only been available to the most sophisticated designers. You can select a pattern that is new and current. With a simple click you can give it a 3-D dimension that is very friendly to the ...READ MORE>>

Chapman/Leonard was at the big Game!

By: Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. | January 12. 2018

Looks Like Fun!

Chapman/Leonard manufactures custom camera support equipment for all types of motion picture and television productions, specializing in camera cranes, arms, telescoping arms, dollies, pedestals, remote camera and camera stabilizing systems. Chapman/Leonard equipment will save on production time - and therefore on production costs - while enhancing ...READ MORE>>

Huge Volume Discounts From Rosebrand On Our Most Popular Fabrics

By: Rosebrand | January 10, 2018

Get special discount pricing on dozens of our most popular fabrics if you buy in large volume. The discount pricing is even lower than our full piece pricing. Many of our Muslins are specially priced if you buy 300 yards or more. Other popular fabrics such as black Commando Cloth, Duvetyn, Voile, Banjo Cloth, Poly Silk and others require purchases of 500 yards or more. The large volume discount is only available if you call ...READ MORE>>

For a limited time get a CineBags shoulder strap

By: CINEBAGS | January 9, 2018

It is a new year so time for a new shoulder strap!

For a limited time get a CineBags shoulder strap for just the price of shipping.

Please email your shipping address to ...READ MORE>>

SpaceCam: A Division of C/L Enterprises

By: SpaceCam | Chapman Leonard | January 8, 2018

Two major innovators in the camera world, C/L Enterprises Inc. ("C/L") and SpaceCam Systems Inc. ("SpaceCam"), have merged to become an unstoppable force in the industry.

In order to compete with the dynamics of the film industry, Charles Leonard Huenergardt, grandson of Leonard Chapman (owner and mastermind behind Chapman-Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.), sought to broaden the limits of where a camera can go and how it can move.

Through the acquisition of SpaceCam, both companies are able to continue innovation on a larger scale for the film industry and bring the visionaries to life in a higher quality and more efficient manner.

Started by Ron Goodman in 1989, SpaceCam is the product of Goodman's commitment to establish the best gyro-stabilized cinematography in the field. Goodman's work has contributed to the production of leading blockbusters including, Star Wars, Superman, Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy. His outstanding endeavors ...READ MORE>>



LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5, 2018 - The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) have announced nominations for outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater during 2017. Winners will be honored at the black-tie annual MUAHS Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live, hosted by Comedienne Loni Love. The announcement was made today by MUAHS President Sue Cabral-Ebert.

"Congratulations to all the nominees who should be very proud of their extraordinary creations! We had a record number of artisan entries this year, and we look forward to celebrating their unique achievements and exceptional bodies of work," said Cabral-Ebert.


USITT 2018 Student Ambassador International Guests

By: USITT | January 2, 2018

The Student Ambassador Program provides an opportunity for students to network and interact with international designers and technicians who will be attending the Conference. Three student members will be selected based on their areas of interest, compelling application, and letter of recommendation.

Joining us at USITT 2018 will be Agata Skwarczynska, a visionary scenographer from Poland; Qin Wenbao, a teacher in the Stage Design Department of the National University of Chinese Theatre Arts; and Carolina Jimenez Flores, a performance designer, author, and choreographer/director from Mexico.

"Being a part of the program changed my view of what is possible, showing me that there are many opportunities in the world of theatre," said 2015 student ambassador Sarah Robins. "I feel very fortunate to have been chosen to participate in this fantastic opportunity. This experience has changed my life and how I view my work as an artist, as a student, ...READ MORE>>

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By: Advantage Video Systems | December 28, 2017

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v2 is convening on 1-16-18 in Hollywood at IgnitedSpaces! We're so excited to announce the v2 event full line-up! Click here for the v2 schedule! & v2 line-up!

Attendees will have a rare opportunity to connect and collaborate at this summit with trailblazers from Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, IBM, Microsoft, Deloitte Digital, Hollywood Directors, a "synthetic being," private investors with a combined total of millions of dollars to invest and many others.

Collaboration takes center stage this year because we are gathering all speakers, investors, ticket holders top 3 goals and sharing them with all participants prior to the summit!

We also want to wish you, our beloved community of friends and guardian angel supporters, the happiest of holidays and ...READ MORE>>


By: GSM Entertainment | December 27, 2017

GSM Entertainment is an award-winning boutique Strategic Media, Global Content, and Entertainment Marketing Production Company. Founded in Los Angeles in 1999, we take our international clientele from concept to completion with their Branded Content and Integrated Marketing Campaigns.

The services they provide include:

BRANDED CONTENT: Commercials ? Web Series ? Promos
MOTION GRAPHICS: Broadcast Design ? Opening Titles ? Animated Logos
ENTERTAINMENT: Film/TV ? Documentaries ? Music Videos

More information ...READ MORE>>

Film Independent's Top Ten Blogs of 2017

By: MATT WARREN | Film Independent | December 26, 2017

Somehow yet another year has come and gone. But even as Baby New Year holds her chubby foot aloft, poised to boot its predecessor off the ledge and into the dustbin of history, the ghost 2017 continues to linger on-at least for a little while.

You'll probably still be writing the wrong year on rent checks until at least March, not to mention scrambling to catch up on the glut of end-of-year awards season movies before the February 16 Spirit Awards voting deadline.

Here then are out ten most popular new blogs of 2017, collecting 12 exciting months of content aiming to both edify and entertain. We hope you've enjoyed spending time with us this year. And don't worry, we'll be back January 2!


No surprise here. The Film Independent ...READ MORE>>


By: Artistic Directors Guild | December 19, 2017

ADG's 22nd "Excellence in Production Design" Awards
Set for Jan. 27 at Ray Dolby Ballroom

HOLLYWOOD, CA - Ron Clements and John Musker, the Oscar®-nominated Walt Disney Animation Studios filmmaking partners behind such animated features as Moana and The Princess and The Frog, will receive the William Cameron Menzies Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) at the 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Jan. 27 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. The award recognizes their innovative artistic work on numerous legendary Disney animated movies. Today's announcement was made by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds ADG and Awards Producers Thomas Walsh ADG and Thomas Wilkins ADG.

"Both Clements and Musker's love of animation have brought us legendary worlds of imagination," said ADG President Nelson Coates. "The ADG is thrilled to honor their efforts, talents and achievements as they continue to blaze creative trails in animation and to be leaders in Disney's artistic evolution over the decades. They are masters of their ...READ MORE>>

John Hart Identifies A Real Concern In The Entertainment Industry

By: John Hart Insurance Agency | December 19, 2017

Los Angles, California -- John Hart Insurance Agency is a leading provider of entertainment insurance in California. John Hart provides a review of Entertainment Lability Trends.

Most if not all entertainment firms need professional liability insurance. Professional liability coverage for the entertainment industry is different than other kinds of industries.

What Kind Of Professional Liability Should You Have?

(This is only a partial list of the types of coverage, your coverage will depend on your individual risk)
• Breach of agreement
• Infringement of copyright, trademark, title or slogan
• Breach of a license to use a third party's intellectual property
• Emotional distress
• Invasion of privacy
• Unfair competition
• Personal injury
• Plus more

Professional Liability Insurance is sometimes called Errors and Omissions (E&O) coverage. Claims come from errors or omissions in the performance of professional ...READ MORE>>

Southwest seeks micro short films of traveler's stories.

By: Audience Awards | December 18, 2017

Southwest seeks micro short films of traveler's stories.

Awarding $9,400 worth of flights to the top 5 jury-selected submissions.

In a video 3 minutes or less, tell a traveler's story. From reuniting with a loved one, to chasing a dream, to seeing the world from a new perspective, ...READ MORE>>

Zorthian Ranch Social: An Exhibition of the Crafts, Talents, Goods, & Wares!

By: Zorthian Ranch | December 15, 2017

An Exhibition of the Crafts, Talents, Goods & Wares of the Z Ranch Community! ...READ MORE>>

Donate a banner with Step & Repeat LA to fire relief charities!

By: Step and Repeat LA | December 14, 2017

Many people, animals and non-profits were affected by the fires in Southern California last week. The Creek fire was literally right down the street from where we are located! We are continuing #GivingTuesday until December 31, 2017, and what a better way to give than by supporting the charities that helped so many people and their animals! Donating a banner to a local charity can help them with future fundraisers they will be having in order to rebuild what their communities have lost. Here are just a few that need help.

The Gentle Barn - Local animal sanctuary that helped rescue and give refuge to 30 horses from the Creek fire.

United Ways LA

L.A. County Animal Care Foundation and Noah's Legacy fund

Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation

Catholic Charities website

What: Give to your favorite charity for #GivingTuesday
When: Offer goes through December 31, 2017. ...READ MORE>>

Mob Scene Bolsters Executive Team with Two Senior Level Promotions: Jason Groff Becomes President, Mitchell Rubinstein Named COO

By: Mob Scene | December 11, 2017

Los Angeles, CA - Mob Scene, one of Hollywood's leading entertainment marketing agencies for major motion picture studios, television networks, and production companies, has bolstered its executive team with two senior level promotions: Jason Groff has been named the company's President, while Mitchell Rubinstein becomes its Chief Operating Officer. The announcement was made today by Thomas Grane, CEO, Mob Scene.

Mob Scene Execs left to right Mitchell Rubinstein, Tom Grane, Jason Groff

Prior to their promotions, Groff had been the company's Executive Vice President of Operations; Rubinstein had been Mob Scene's Senior Vice President of Creative Content. In their new posts, Groff will oversee all of Mob Scene's businesses and creative services. Rubinstein will be responsible for oversight of the agency's overall daily operations across all divisions.

Regarding today's announcement, Grane said, "Jason and Mitchell are seasoned ...READ MORE>>


By: Set Decorators Society of America | December 7, 2017

Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn. Photo by Jack English ©2017 Focus Features.

Director Joe Wright talks about his collaboration yet again with the amazing team of Production Designer Sarah Greenwood and Set Decorator Katie Spencer SDSA ...and they give us caption details for the sets of the dramatic and inspiring




By: SourceAudio | December 6, 2017

Los Angeles, CA -- SourceAudio, the world's leading white label music DAM platform, has announced the launch of The new subscription-based service simplifies the difficulties of obtaining the licenses necessary for podcast use by bundling the master use, synchronization, mechanical and direct performance licenses into a single monthly transaction. And, once a podcast episode is produced, no additional royalties need ever be paid. The announcement was made today by Douglas Reed, EVP, Radio and Library Services, SourceAudio. allows podcasters to grow their podcasts by significantly enhancing their sound - to both audiences and advertisers - thus eliminating music-related worries forever. Creatively and legally, provides simple steps for podcast producers to ensure easy, efficient access to a broad range of music. Subscribers have unlimited use of a selection of over 500,000 music beds and sound effects from top music ...READ MORE>>

PACKAIR Hawaii Film Shipping

By: PACKAIR | December 5, 2017

Hawaii Movie Production Logistics and Film Shipping

Packair Hawaii understands that every multiple shipping project presents logistical process complexities. We've created a diverse international Logistics Division to provide customized freight solutions exclusively for our customers for their specific transportation requirements. As your single information source, we coordinate all cargo delivery and carrier requirements into a collective solution.

Utilizing our industry network and trusted partnerships, Packair Hawaii develops a definitive plan and most efficient schedule for each shipment phase. Our focus allows for service analysis, tracking, consultation and adjustment throughout the shipping process.

Packair Hawaii specializes in meeting the needs of your production. Each production has its own unique needs; hence Packair Hawaii is flexible to adjust our services to the job at hand. Packair Hawaii's experienced film logistics staff can provide a wide range of services exactly timed to your filming schedule.

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By: Sun Valley Film Festival | December 1, 2017

Gwyneth Paltrow will attend the 2018 Festival as the recipient of the SVFF'S annual Vision Award. The Oscar® winning actress and wellness guru joins us the weekend of March 14-18 for the presentation of the award and will be part of our popular Coffee Talks series presented by Zions Bank.

Pass options for 2018 offer something for everyone. New this year is the SVFF Insiders Pass. Other pass options include the Festival, Party and Film Passes.

You've got the hottest ticket in town, time to book your travel ...READ MORE>>

Award Winning Branding/Marketing Veteran Curt Doty Launches Vertuoso: New Company Collaborates with Studios, Networks, Brands and Agencies To Create and Optimize Social Promotional & Advertising Video Campaigns Through "Vertical Storytelling": Doty Had Been a VP, Creative Services with Universal Pictures

By: Vertuoso | November 30, 2017

Los Angeles, CA, November 30, 2017 - Award-winning entertainment branding and marketing veteran Curt Doty has launched Vertuoso as the industry's first creative and production agency specifically focused on "Vertical Storytelling" (think Snapchat). Vertuoso will work with studios, networks, brands, agencies, and media companies to collaborate on creating and optimizing their video campaigns - promotional campaigns for movies and TV shows, and advertising campaigns for brands and services - by taking advantage of the latest consumer behaviors in their consumption of social video. The new company is based in LA, New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Curt Doty

Doty, who has long specialized in integrated marketing, multi-channel storytelling, branding, identity, and user experience, will serve as CEO of Vertuoso.

Prior to launching Vertuoso in 2017 and his consultancy in 2014, Doty held creative executive positions within Weber Shandwick ...READ MORE>>

Independence Studio Upgrades its Stages

By: Independence Studio | November 29, 2017

Woodland Hills, CA, -- Independence Studio recently upgraded both stages to create a more comfortable and streamlined production process for crew. The studio now supports more space for creating and set building, with larger production crews and updated talent-friendly accommodations.

Woodland Hills, CA, -- Independence Studio recently upgraded both stages to create a more comfortable and streamlined production process for crew. The studio now supports more space for creating and set building, with larger production crews and updated talent-friendly accommodations.

Stage 2 which used to be cramped for larger crews now has an expanded workspace so your production can speed out comfortably. Stage 2 features custom flats and an additional Custom Color Cyc which clients can paint any color they require, as well as a Blue Screen just in case the props ...READ MORE>>

LM Treasures: Family Owned

By: LM Treasures | November 28, 2017

LM Treasures is a family owned business which started selling on the internet in 2000. At LM Treasures we try to reach for the stars and provide quality customer service with unique quality Statues, Decor, and Props for a good price!

Showroom Business Hours
Want to see our items up and close before you purchase. Come stop by our showroom. We are open from Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM., Saturday & Sundays closed.

About our Products
All our items are produced from a durable high quality polyester resin, hand laminated and fully reinforced with FIBERGLASS. These are NOT to be confused with the thousands of low cost, unreinforced highly brittle POLY RESIN castings coming out of China. These models are whimsical home decor masterpieces which offer a variety of functional uses and a broad appeal to collectors of every ...READ MORE>>


By: Visit Mississippi | November 27, 2017

There's no better way to kick the holiday season off than a visit to Belhaven's Singing Christmas Tree. No matter your age, this is sure to Deck Your Halls because It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Mignonne Caldwell originally came up with the idea as a way to give back to the community. The idea became a reality in December of 1933 and became a yearly tradition due to its overwhelming success. The current tree stands 35 ft tall and now totals 100 people. Certain traditions have become expected elements to the tree. An auditioned soloist is positioned under the star located at the very top of the tree. This honored soloist performs "O Holy Night" near the Tree's conclusion.

This year marks the 85th anniversary of this special Jackson holiday event, which is considered the oldest Christmas tree tradition in the United States. Both performances ...READ MORE>>

Harlequin Reversible™ - New Colors!

By: Harlequin | November 21, 2017

Harlequin Reversible™ Chroma Key vinyl is designed specifically for digital compositing with one side Chroma key green and the other Chroma key blue. It is a practical solution for film, television and video games where there is a Chroma key requirement for visual effects or post-production. Chroma key Reversible offers an alternative solution to painting studio floors and can be used as both a floor and a backdrop. The vinyl retains the same qualities of the popular Harlequin Reversible range, it is lightweight, easy to roll out and hardwearing.

Harlequin Reversible™ Projection Gray vinyl is the ideal product for floors where projection is required. The special color mix has been designed to enhance contrast ratios, ensuring less light bleed and less unwanted reflective light, and delivering a more vivid projection of images. It is an ideal flooring solution for film, TV and theatre production. The vinyl retains the same ...READ MORE>>


By: Mob Scene | November 21, 2017

Los Angeles, CA - Tom Grane, Founder of Mob Scene, one of Hollywood's leading entertainment marketing agencies for major motion picture studios, television networks, and production companies, directed the upcoming documentary Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron. From Executive Producer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron, Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron will premiere globally on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 9 PM ET/8PM CT in 171 countries in 45 languages.

The one-hour documentary event special commemorates the 20th anniversary of the blockbuster film Titanic, the highest-grossing movie in history until Cameron's Avatar, and a turning point for researchers of the Titanic, inspiring dives to the wreck, a host of books, and countless documentaries. Thirty-two years after the discovery, and 20 years after the movie, the Titanic story is still evolving in unexpected ways.

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By: ROBOT COSTUMES USA | November 17, 2017

STOCK COSTUMES Pick from our 14 Stock Costume designs, choose any two standard colors and then any additional options you may require for your performance. All heights based on performers between 5'8" and 6'3" tall. Production times for Stock Costumes is 10-20 days from deposit date. 50% deposit is required to start production. Final payment is due before shipping. Shipping costs are an average of 15% of the total costume price. We ship world wide ...READ MORE>>

Featured Location: MEGA Locations H1 Studio in Sun Valley, CA

By: Mega Locations | November 16, 2017

Mega Locations H1 Studio is an immaculate 30,000-sq space in Los Angeles, California, available for filming, still shoots, and event rentals.Sporting an ultra-modern architecture (oval wall cut-outs, multiple open rooms painted in various colors), H1 offers filmmakers many unique features including all-over polished white floors, a photo studio with infinity walls, very high finished ceilings and sky light. H1's second floor is an open loft space. There are roll-up load-in doors, a full modern kitchen ...READ MORE>>

Our Floor Store - Great Pricing, Selection & In-stock

By: Rose Brand | November 15, 2017

Choose from Stage, Event, and Dance Floors in temporary, semi-permanent and permanent varieties. Everything you need from one-day event budget floors, to floors that can take the hardest beating over time, to shiny mirrored surfaces. See our handy Floor Selection Guide to help sort through the options. Our most popular items are shown below and tons more here.

New! Expo Floor
Light-weight, highly affordable.
Cut: $12.00 per ft
Full Roll: $10.44 per ft

Ballare Matte, Gloss or Sparkle Floor
Matte and gloss are excellent general purpose floors available in colors. Choose Sparkle for more visual pop!
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NEW! Dura Floor
Heavy duty, durable floor. Resists scuffs. Slip resistant.
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By: Hummingbird Productions | November 14, 2017

Nashville, TN - Award winning director David Kiern, iconic music composer Bob Farnsworth, and the creative team from Hummingbird Productions presented a special screening of their documentary "I AM Israel" at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, on November 6, 2017, in Tel Aviv. The event, which was produced by the Hayovel organization and held before 350 people, including Knesset Members Sharren Haskel, Rabbi Yehuda Glick, Robert Ilatov, and the Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, was in part to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the unification of Israel. To view a highlight video of this presentation, please see:

Director David Kiern, at left, and Composer Bob Farnsworth, at right, at the Knesset

Kiern is the writer, producer and director of "I AM Israel." Farnsworth and his company Hummingbird Productions - a renowned, multi-award winning film and sound production company which has built its reputation as one of America's leading producers of commercials, sound design and original music - provided the entire musical ...READ MORE>>

Riptide Music Group Names George Howard, Chief Innovation Officer: A Professor at Berklee College of Music, Howard was Founder of Tunecore, Served as President of Rykodisc, and Managed Carly Simon

By: Riptide Music Group | November 14, 2017

Culver City, CA, -- Riptide Music Group (Riptide), a leading synchronization and rights management company that provides music to advertising, movie trailers, TV programming and promos, major motion pictures, videogames, and multi-media productions, has named George Howard as Chief Innovation Officer. The announcement was made today by Riptide executives Rich Goldman, President, and Keatly Haldeman, CEO.

George Howard

Howard was an early founder of Tunecore, one of the leading digital aggregators. Additionally, he is the co-founder of Music Audience Exchange, served as president of Rykodisc, and formerly managed superstar Carly Simon. A JD/MBA, Howard is a professor at Berklee College of Music and Brown University.

The news about Howard comes fast on the heels of Riptide's recent announcement naming longtime music and entertainment industry executive Mark Ross as a Partner. Ross brought a $ 4-million cash infusion into Riptide to help ...READ MORE>>

Israel film festival in Los Angeles launched its 31st edition with a sponsor luncheon honoring Adam Berkowitz, David Shore and Max Webb

By: Israel Film Festival | November 13, 2017

(l- r) Meir Fenigstein, David Shore, Adam Berkowitz, Max Webb (seated)

The Los Angeles based Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the U.S., launched its 31st edition by hosting an awards luncheon honoring CAA's Adam Berkowitz, award-winning producer David Shore and real estate developer/philanthropist Max Webb, it was announced by Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Berkowitz, the co-head of the television department at Creative Artists Agency, has been named the 2017 IFF Career Achievement Award recipient. Writer/producer Shore will receive the 2017 IFF Visionary Award, and Max Webb, the founder of Shapell Properties, will collect the 2017 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award. The gala luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel, with Elon Gold serving as Master of Ceremonies.

(l- r) Karen Berkowitz, Adam Berkowitz, Max Webb

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ANIMAL CASTING ATLANTA opens Largest Animal Friendly Film Stage in U.S.

By: Animal Casting Atlanta | November 10, 2017

A beautiful new 3,000 sq. foot sound stage opens for Animal Friendly film, video and professional photo shoots for motion pictures, print media, portraits and commercial/product photography.

Animal Casting Atlanta's new animal friendly sound stage with Green Screen Cyclorama is on 15 acres conveniently located in Ball Ground less than an hour outside Atlanta. This unique animal friendly setting accommodates all indoor and outdoor spaces, A/C, and Heating all day, all year!

With over 30 years in the business, Animal Casting Atlanta is the #1 provider of animal talent and trainers for television and feature films in the South East. Their trainers and coordinators specialize in performance dogs, cats, horses and farm animals. A wide range of exotics and horse-drawn carriages are available, too. Come and visit our USDA licensed 15 acre facility with barns, pastures and a ...READ MORE>>