London-based extended reality technology company disguise has acquired Atlanta-based immersive entertainment specialists Meptik to empower a global deployment of immersive productions, studios and installations delivered by Meptik and powered by disguise.
Production & Post-Production
Neon has wrapped production on Tilman Singer’s Cuckoo, the feature film debut of Hunter Schafer (Euphoria). The horror film, written and directed by Singer, was shot in Germany. With plot details being kept under wraps, post-production is currently underway for the film’s 2023 release
Re-recording mixer James Wichall fell into the audio business almost by chance while he was working in the legal department at UK-based Ragdoll production company, the team behind the popular Teletubbies children’s television program. It was there that he was first introduced to the possibilities of sound design.
The Göteborg Film Festival has appointed Josef Kullengård head of industry. Kullengård has a broad background in film festivals and industry forums. He joined Göteborg Film Festival in 2017 as the industry producer for the Nordic Film Market and worked with the development of the industry program up until 2021.
Nice Shoes has hired post-production veteran Phil Harrelson as managing director/DI and dailies. Harrelson will head the facility’s digital intermediate services, which provides color grading, editorial finishing and delivery services for film and television. He will also oversee the launch of a new dailies service for film and television productions.
In advance of its summer hiatus, Post Break, Post New York Alliance’s free webinar series, will present a special session on the relationship between editors and their assistants. Two veteran editor/assistant teams will discuss how they work together and how their respective roles support each other.
Earlier this month Zeiss hosted the Women in Media WIM + ZEISS Altitude Awards Ceremony to celebrate the recipients of the prestigious annual honors, which are dedicated to promoting gender balance in the film and entertainment industries. Cinematographer Eszter Csepeli was the top winner.
The Cherokee Nation and its film office are celebrating the world premiere of Land of Gold, the 2021 winner of AT&T Presents: Untold Stories, and the first production of its kind to be filmed at the tribe’s studios and virtual soundstage located in Owasso. The film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Nardeep Khurmi, debuted at the Tribeca Festival in New York City this month.
The Abu Dhabi Film Commission recently hosted 19 Indian film directors, producers and location managers who toured some of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic filming locations and attractions as part of the International Indian Film Academy Awards itinerary. This opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the Indian film community and Abu Dhabi Film Commission was facilitated by IIFA.
Deluxe has appointed Samantha Kim managing director, business development, APAC. Kim, who will be based in Seoul, will report to Chris Reynolds, executive vice president and general manager of worldwide localization and fulfillment.