Ian Cope, senior visual effects producer at Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary at the company. A significant accomplishment in any career, Cope’s longevity is especially impressive for someone in the visual effects industry, where employment at one studio is often measured in months, not years. And, in that time he has worked on a long list of successful films, including Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Gravity, Ford v Ferrari, and Spiderman: Far from Home, to name just a few.
The Global Connections for Women Foundation honored New York Women in Film & Television executive director Cynthia López last weekend as one of its Top 100 Women in the World. In doing so, the foundation continued its tradition to recognize women’s accomplishments in exclusive settings that allow them to celebrate equity, diversity, and inclusion. This year’s theme was “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”
Zeiss Cinema Americas and Women in Media celebrate Women’s History Month with the new Altitude Awards. These awards will honor the technical and artistic achievements of creatives who are making meaningful, well-crafted stories in the camera and lighting departments. The competition is open to professional and student WIM members working as cinematographers, camera operators and gaffers. First prize is $3000 cash and a full week's use of Zeiss Supreme Prime or Supreme Prime Radiance lenses.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors association hosted a special in-person reception for winners in the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards on March 26th at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Sound Editors honored for their work in feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation and documentaries were presented with gold GRA statuettes and joined with colleagues in celebrating their shared craft.
Christie has named Hideaki Onishi as its new chairman and CEO. With more than 30 years of management experience in various positions within the Ushio, Inc. group – parent company of Christie – Hideaki will begin his role immediately to lead Christie into its next chapter. Hideaki will replace Kazuhisa Kamiyama, who has completed his tenure with Christie and is returning to Japan to take up a new role at Ushio headquarters.
Jeffrey Forman, senior vice president of international sales, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution will receive this year’s Passepartout Award. Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon made the announcement.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has named Heather Morgan to the newly created post of chief of staff and strategy. She will report to CEO Shelli Taylor and is charged with “designing and executing key strategic programs to drive the organization forward.”
CinemaCon, the official convention of NATO, will be held April 25-28, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Teperberg will be presented with this honor at the International Day Luncheon taking place on Monday, April 25.
SMPTE, the global home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, today introduced the board officers, regional governors, and governors-at-large serving terms on the SMPTE Board of Governors in 2022, as well as the standards, education, and membership directors appointed to serve in 2022. This leadership group will welcome SMPTE's next executive director, continue to reimagine how professionals access engineering documents and articles, and guide the Society in providing ongoing value and service to the industry.
Martin Moszkowicz, producer, and chairman of Constantin Film will receive this year’s Career Achievement in Film Award at CinemaCon 2022, the official convention of NATO, which will be held April 25-28 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon made the announcement CinemaCon, Moszkowicz will be presented with this honor at the International Day Luncheon taking place on Monday, April 25.