Arri has named Dr. Raphael Kiesel as its new head of quality management. Based at the film technology company’s headquarters in Munich, Kiesel will convert customer requirements into products and services in an even more structured manner. With this position, Arri is placing even greater focus on the quality delivered to customers. Kiesel began January 1.
Production & Post-Production
Post New York Alliance chair Yana Collins Lehman has been appointed to New York City’s Film and Television Council, which operates under the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Collins Lehman will join other industry professionals, representing labor unions, production companies, soundstages, studios, and trade organizations, in promoting economic development programs and policies to support the film and television sector of the city’s economy.
The Liquid Media Group subsidiary, Digital Cinema United, says it has established a presence in approximately 30 percent of U.S. movie theatres.
The Post New York Alliance, the Hollywood Professional Association, and the Fuse Technical Group are hosting an event on January 26 to showcase virtual production technology for New York filmmakers in Fuse 42, a full LED volume studio in Times Square.
Nice Shoes produced the main title sequence for Wedding Season, the new romantic comedy from Netflix about a pair of young Indian Americans under pressure from their parents to marry. Creative director Stefan Woronko collaborated with Tom Dey, the film’s director, in designing the witty, lighthearted opener, which draws inspiration from dating apps.
The Leitz Hugo cine lenses from Ernst Leitz Wetzlar have begun delivery with two sets arriving at rental houses in France and Sweden. Stockholm-based Ljud & Bildmedia received a set from Camera Nordic. The second set went to equipment rental RVZ in France.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors association has announced its nominees for the 70th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors has announced that Tom Cruise will be among the presenters at the 70th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. The three-time Academy Award nominee and star and producer of this year’s $1.4 billion box office hit Top Gun: Maverick, will present fellow producer Jerry Bruckheimer with the MPSE’s annual Filmmaker Award.
11 Dollar Bill provided editorial support and post-production services to the Ponysaurus Brewing Company’s support for North Carolina’s LGBT+ community’s production of “Lieutenant Governor’s Fund for the Fabulous” campaign. Conceived by independent North Carolina agency Baldwin&, the campaign was launched in response to a speech given by North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson in which he referred to LGBTQ+ people as “filth.”
Among the newest additions to Rising Sun Pictures’ Brisbane Studio is lighting artist Matt Dorey. A 2018 recipient of the studio’s Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting, Dorey began his career at Pixel Zoo, Brisbane, and earned his first screen credit at Mill Film Adelaide (now MPC) on the post-apocalyptic drama Love and Monsters (a 2021 Oscar nominee for Best Visual Effects). He also spent two years in Toronto at the studios Mr. X and MPC, contributing to projects including Cowboy Bebop, Nightmare Alley, and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.