AFI Fest, the American Film Institute’s annual celebration of the best in global cinema, has announced that festival passes are on sale now. The 37th edition of the film festival will take place October 25-29 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in the heart of Hollywood.
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Written and directed by award-winning virtual reality filmmaker Ethan Shaftel and co-produced by easyAction, Veer, and Detona Cultura, the animated virtual reality short film Ajax All Powerful removes the barrier of the fourth wall to provide viewers with a uniquely immersive perspective in which they experience the events and emotions more acutely through the viewpoint of a protagonist.
VFX Legion served as primary visual effects studio on The Passenger, the new hostage thriller helmed by directed by Carter Smith (Swallowed). It is one of a package of eight horror genre films developed and produced by Blumhouse exclusively for MGM+.
TMT Insights, which specializes in professional services and software development for the media and entertainment industry, is accelerating business transformation initiatives with the formation of a new division, Media Operations. The new group addresses what TMT sees an industry-wide need for domain expertise and resources that can bridge the critical gap between an organization’s traditional engineering and digital content operations groups.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announced that submissions for the 71st Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards will open Thursday, September 1. The Golden Reel Awards honor outstanding achievement in sound editing in categories spanning feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, and student work.
Angel Studios, the studio behind the independent movie Sound of Freedom, which has become the surprise summer box office hit, says it has paid back the film’s crowdfunding investors their original investment plus a 20 percent profit.
In consideration of the ongoing strikes by SAG/AFTRA and the WGA, the board of the Motion Picture Sound Editors has voted unanimously to waive dues payments for its members for the current year.
Lawrence Sher, ASC, is an American cinematographer and film director best known for his work on Joker (2019), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), War Dogs (2016), The Hangover (2009) and Garden State (2004). He has just completed filming Joker: Folie a deux – the follow up to the 2019 film which comes out in 2024. Last month he was appointed as the president of the 2023 FilmLight Color Awards jury. The winners of the award will be announced in November at EnergaCamerImage. Sher recently spoke with Digital Cinema Report via email about cinematography, about the role of color in the filmmaking process and about the color awards themselves. Here is that conversation.
This past weekend, the American Film Institute celebrated the commencement of the AFI Conservatory Class of 2023 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The event was a culmination of two years of study at AFI’s MFA program, ranked one of the top film schools in the nation.
Angel Studios, the studio behind the independent summer blockbuster Sound of Freedom, is releasing information regarding its policy with investors.