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.
Mary Coleman has been named chief creative officer of the London computer-generation animation studio Locksmith Animation. Coleman joins LSA from Pixar Animation Studios, where she was head of creative development. Locksmith CEO Natalie Fischer announced the news today and confirmed that Coleman officially will join the studio in July.
DeadCenter Film will present Jennifer Loren, director of the Cherokee Nation Film Office and Original Content, with the 2022 Oklahoma Film Icon Award during the state’s largest film festival later this month. The 22nd deadCenter Film Festival runs June 9-12.
Since the dawn of color cinema, there has always been a demand for a skilled and sympathetic person to guide color throughout a production. Back then, the color timer worked to the instructions of the cinematographer, looking essentially to achieve consistency: dramatic color shifts using irreversible wet chemistry were rarely undertaken. But while the director and cinematographer may be household names, the colorist may still go unheralded outside a small community. To correct this neglect of a vital talent in the overall creative team, last year we created the FilmLight Color Awards.
New York Women in Film & Television is pleased to announce that 30 projects from 32 members have been officially selected for the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. The festival takes place June 8-19, both virtually and in-person in New York City.
More than 350 post-production professionals assembled last month at The Sunset Room in Hollywood to reconnect with former colleagues and celebrate the 1990s, a decade in which the industry they love changed forever. Held under the auspices of the 90s Los Angeles Post Production Veterans Facebook group, the event drew editors, colorists, sound mixers, visual effects artists, engineers, sales reps, executives and others who manned the frontlines as facilities negotiated monumental shifts in technology, workflows and business models.
Mike Negri, producer of the Emmy Award-winning documentary The Alpinist and the SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary The Dawn Wall, has joined 11 Dollar Bill as senior producer. Negri, who brings extensive experience in film, television, advertising and branded content, will be based out of the company’s facility in Boulder and support projects originating there and at its Chicago and Raleigh locations. 11 Dollar Bill has also hired Brenna Cherry as an assistant editor and post-production scheduler as it moves to keep pace with a surge in new projects.
Samuel Real has joined CJ 4DPlex America as the new senior vice president sales and operations, Latin America. Real, an international entertainment veteran, will head the strategic development plans in the region.
The Cherokee Nation Film Office recently partnered with Green Pastures Studio and SeriesFest to present the Season 8 Storytellers Initiative, specifically aimed at increasing Native representation within the television industry.