Hill County Studios, the film and television complex being developed in San Marcos, Texas, announced today it has appointed Kevin Bar as chief operations officer. With more than 15 years of industry experience, Bar joins Hill Country Studios from Netflix, where he oversaw development and operations for Netflix Studio hubs across the U.S. and Canada as a member of the global studio operations team.
Fancy House of Visual Effects in New York has appointed two highly accomplished visual effects veterans to its senior team. Janine Conway joins the studio as senior producer, helping to oversee production and business development. Chris Green becomes compositing supervisor, focusing on visual effects for features and television.
Award-winning film marketers JP Richards and Keri Moore are joining Lionsgate, effective November 1. The new was announced by Adam Fogelson, vice chair of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.
The London-based visual effects studio Milk has appointed VFX industry veteran Steve MacPherson as chief technology officer. In the newly created role, MacPherson will be responsible for all of Milk’s technology strategy and operations including systems, pipeline, editorial and research and development, to support the studio as it takes on an expanding roster of premium film and episodic projects.
Audrey Rosenberg has a long list of impressive credits in film and television. To name just a few, she co-founded Invisible Pictures, where she was a producer on Bull, which premiered in the Uncertain Regard section of Cannes 2019; and is an executive producer on the Topic.com premiere digital series Soul City. Rosenberg was Emmy-nominated as executive producer along with Steven Soderbergh on the HBO documentary, His Way; executive producer on the Emmy- winning HBO documentary By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, produced with Edward Norton. She was part of the producing team with Christine Vachon on Douglas McGrath’s Infamous, starring Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, and Toby Jones. She produced Sean Gullette’s award-winning feature, Traitors, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and had its North America premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. A member of New York Women in Film and Television and the Producer's Guild of America, Rosenberg is also on the board of Zimbabwe based organization The Soft Foot Alliance. She co-executive produced Dawn Porter’s Trapped, which won a special jury prize at Sundance for social impact filmmaking and was consulting producer in charge of the U.S. strategy for Raoul Peck’s Academy-Award nominated film I Am Not Your Negro. Her most recent film is the HBO documentary Katrina’s Babies, which has been well-received on the festival circuit. I recently spoke with her via email about this latest project and about her career in general. Here is our conversation.
Antonio Lukich, one of the four Ukrainian directors visiting Göteborg Film Festival on a residency stay for three months will be showing the world premiere of his second feature film, the black comedy Luxembourg, Luxembourg at the Venice International Film Festival and at the Toronto International Film Festival. At the same time, the Göteborg Film Fund has opened submissions for development grants for filmmakers working within Ukraine.
The Fuse Group, parent organization of Rising Sun Pictures, among other companies, has announced the appointment of long-term executive member Jennie Zeiher to the role of president of Rising Sun Pictures.
Remote Picture Labs today announced the appointment of Rich Venezian as the company's director of business development. Venezian will work alongside Sal Baldomar, who serves as vice president of sales for Remote Picture Labs, in bringing content creators the hybrid and remote post-production workflows that help them tell their stories and deliver their shows with efficiency.
The nominees have been announced for the 22nd annual Golden Trailer Awards ceremony, which will be held live at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, October 6th. This year’s awards represent the ever-evolving entertainment industry. The 2022 jury consists of top-level directors, producers, actors, writers, executives, and advertising creatives as well as program host, renowned comedian and NBC talk show personality, Henry Cho.
The post-production accounting firm Trevanna Post has promoted Yana Collins Lehman to chief executive officer. Lehman, who previously served as president and COO, succeeds Jennifer Freed, the company’s founder, who will focus on her role as CEO of Trevanna Tracks, a developer of music licensing software.