The Hollywood Professional Association Awards Committee has announced that revered studio post-production executive Kim Waugh, executive vice president of worldwide post-production creative services, Warner Bros. Studio Operations at Warner Bros. Discovery, will receive the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award on November 17. The awards honor technical and creative brilliance in content creation.
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The board of twofour54, the Abu Dhabi-based media, entertainment, and gaming hub, has appointed Mark Whitehead, an international media leader with nearly 30 years of experience, as chief executive officer.
The trade association New York Women in Film and Television has announced that its next NYWIFT Talks, scheduled for August 1 at 4:00 p.m. EDT, will feature John Carson Woo, executive director of Asian Vision.
Creo has launched the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards, a new annual awards program for short films to provide a gateway for the development of creative excellence. Sponsored by Sony and free to enter, the awards set out to elevate original voices from around the globe with a fresh perspective on storytelling.
Arsenal FX Color, the Santa Monica-based, full-service post-production facility, has opened a satellite location in New Mexico. Located in Albuquerque, the site offers dailies, color grading, and finishing to television and film productions shooting in the state. In its first project, the Albuquerque facility provided dailies, color and finishing services for Unbroken, a pilot produced by Universal Television and starring Scott Bakula.
Remote Picture Labs today introduced the company's RPL Platform, a modular offering of cloud-based post-production technologies that bring flexibility, performance, and efficiency to workflows from pre-production through delivery. The RPL Platform shifts decentralized post-production teams to more agile remote workflows, enabling them to use the same tools and software products on existing media and projects.
Pixelworks, the developer of the award-winning TrueCut Motion platform, announced that it is working with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment on multiple motion picture titles, including Avatar and Titanic.
Veteran post-production executive Mark Kaplan is joining Goldcrest Post as executive vice president. A highly regarded industry veteran, Kaplan will be tasked with growing the facility and attracting more work from both inside and outside New York City, including Los Angeles and London. He comes aboard the facility after 20 years at Technicolor, Los Angeles, (now Formosa Group) where he was vice president of broadcast sales.
The Cherokee Nation and its film office held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to dedicate the opening of the Cherokee Film Studios, Owasso Campus. The tribe’s new facility is the first of its kind in Oklahoma and Indian Country.
Cinema Verde, on a mission to tackle climate anxiety, and to foster exchange and environmental action is now making its award-winning films available on its own streaming platform. The 13-year-old non-profit educational organization. The subscription revenue of the channel is paid out fully to the independent environmental filmmakers.