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Kinema Launches Live Tool for its Virtual Cinema Experience

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 10:49 -- Nick Dager

Social cinema platform Kinema today announces its launch of a new fully integrated and secure live video broadcasting tool into its virtual Kinema cinematic experience. This combines high-quality, live streaming technology with an advanced film play experience and easy-to-navigate controls. This proprietary feature, an entertainment industry first, gives screening hosts, exhibition partners, filmmakers and talent access to a single source of seamless and easy-to-use tools, enabling them to engage with their audience during live Q&As and film screenings hosted on the Kinema platform.

Making Mayday

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 11:24 -- Nick Dager

“When you’re preparing a film you can indulge in dreamy conversations –– it’s an essential part of the process that gets infused into the work,” says cinematographer Sam Levy. “But once you’re on set, and the clock is ticking, you find yourself a passenger on a moving train. Sometimes it’s a slow-moving train, but that train is moving. This was very much the case when we shot Karen Cinorre’s new film Mayday.”

DTLA Now Accepting Films for Submission

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 10:11 -- Nick Dager

The Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival is now accepting submissions for all genres of films as well as narrative feature, short film and TV pilot screenplays for its 13th annual edition to be held September 7-11, 2022, at Regal L.A. Live cinemas. Known for its wide-ranging content and commitment to diversity, the festival has shown more than a thousand features, documentaries, shorts, and other motion pictures over the past decade-plus.

Dolby GFS Winning Filmmaker’s Named

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 12:55 -- Nick Dager

Dolby Laboratories and the award-winning nonprofit Ghetto Film School today announced the winners of the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge: Finish the Script 2021. The competition challenged GFS alumni ages 18-35 to create an original short film proposal in response to a creative prompt from award-winning filmmaker Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting, Raya and the Last Dragon). This year’s winners include filmmakers representing four different projects Alejandra Araujo, Eleanor Cho, Christian Osagiede, and Antonio Salume and Amy B. Tiong.

Goldcrest Supports Three Films in Venice International Film Festival

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 11:11 -- Nick Dager

Goldcrest Post provided post-production services and support for three films debuting at this month’s 78th Venice International Film Festival. Among them is The Lost Daughter, a dramatic feature marking the directorial debut of Oscar-winner Maggie Gyllenhaal that is screening in the festival’s international competition.

Untold Premieres Tonight at DWF:LA Festival

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 10:57 -- Nick Dager

The feature film Untold: This is My Story is set to have its world premiere this evening at seven o’clock during the Dances with Films: LA film festival at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The film is based on the true story of first-time director Gina M. Garcia who was abducted and raped when she was only eight years old.

Remy Ma to Close Hip Hop Film Festival

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 11:07 -- Nick Dager

The Hip Hop Film Festival its month-long run with a week jam packed with celebrity events and cyphers. BET’s Big Fifty screening will close out this year’s festival on September 2, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Brooklyn. Directed by media personality, writer, and film director Russ Parr, Big Fifty tells the unbelievable true story of bigger-than-life Delrhonda Big Fifty Hood, who went from street thug to respected gangsta to finding redemption. Big Fifty stars Remy Ma, Durrell Tank Burbs, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Debbi Morgan, Mike Merrill, Vena Excell (aka Pretty Vee) and Michael Anthony.

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