The Göteborg Film Festival has appointed Josef Kullengård head of industry. Kullengård has a broad background in film festivals and industry forums. He joined Göteborg Film Festival in 2017 as the industry producer for the Nordic Film Market and worked with the development of the industry program up until 2021.
Nice Shoes has hired post-production veteran Phil Harrelson as managing director/DI and dailies. Harrelson will head the facility’s digital intermediate services, which provides color grading, editorial finishing and delivery services for film and television. He will also oversee the launch of a new dailies service for film and television productions.
Earlier this month Zeiss hosted the Women in Media WIM + ZEISS Altitude Awards Ceremony to celebrate the recipients of the prestigious annual honors, which are dedicated to promoting gender balance in the film and entertainment industries. Cinematographer Eszter Csepeli was the top winner.
As part of a broader move to a leaner and more participatory operating model, the Event Cinema Organization today announced that managing director, Grainne Clarke, will be stepping down from her current role and has been appointed as non-executive Director of the association going forward. The announcement was made by the ECA’s board of directors. Clarke has been managing director since 2018.
Deluxe has appointed Samantha Kim managing director, business development, APAC. Kim, who will be based in Seoul, will report to Chris Reynolds, executive vice president and general manager of worldwide localization and fulfillment.
Vista Group International has announced the appointment of two senior executives into new roles, effective July 1. Sarah Lewthwaite has been promoted to chief executive of Movio, the group’s data driven movie marketing company. At the same time, Movio chief operating officer, Matthew Liebmann, will move into the newly created role of chief innovation and data officer for Vista Group, based in Auckland.
Break+Enter, a Nice Shoes company, has promoted Ari Rubenstein to creative director. Rubenstein will lead the studio’s team of visual effects supervisors, artists, and producers, manage its slate of film and television projects, and set its overall creative approach.
MTI Film has promoted Michael Cassio to head of production. Cassio will supervise the facility’s team of senior producers. He will also continue to act as a hands-on post-production producer on current television series for producers including Apple TV+, Netflix, Hulu, Starz and oth
Award-winning post-production studio The Colonie has hired Zach Day as producer/new business development. Day brings more than fifteen years of ad agency experience, most recently as a senior producer at Leo Burnett. In his new role, he will focus on developing business and forging agency alliances beyond the studio’s base in Chicago.
This summer, hundreds of professional filmmakers in New York City will join forces to create six short films as part of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. A grassroots initiative founded in 2017 by filmmakers Katrina Medoff and Tracy Sayre, WWFC aims to address the lack of women and nonbinary people behind the camera and on screen through a variety of programs, including its signature film challenge.