Production & Post-Production

Laika Acquires Brian Duffield’s Live Action Film Crumble

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 12:33 -- Nick Dager

The award-winning studio Laika is bolstering its live action slate by acquiring Crumble, an original script by Brian Duffield (Spontaneous, No One Will Save You), who will direct. Oscar winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller as well as Aditya Sood will produce through their Lord Miller banner. Duffield will also produce. Lucy Kitada and Nikki Baida from Lord Miller will serve as executive producers.

Skydance Media Acquiring Paramount

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 13:12 -- Nick Dager

As has been widely reported, Skydance Media and Paramount Global have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to form New Paramount – what they say is a next-generation media and technology leader, through a two-step transaction including the acquisition of National Amusements, which holds the controlling share stake in Paramount, and subsequently a merger of Skydance and Paramount Global.

Company 3 Post Opens East Coast’s First Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos Theatre

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 09:19 -- Nick Dager

Company 3 has opened a Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos equipped theatre at its facilities in New York. It is the first theatre of its kind at any post-production company on the East Coast. The theatre will enable Company 3's clients to experience their work in an acoustic environment as robust as that of any cinema in the world.

Digital Silk Redesigns International Cinema Lighting Society Website

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 09:14 -- Nick Dager

The web design agency Digital Silk has redesigned the website for the International Cinema Lighting Society. As a non-profit organization and the only international platform representing cinematic lighting professionals worldwide, ICLS wanted to elevate its online presence, improve user experience, and foster greater community collaboration.

Brainstorm Opens New Facility in Austin, Texas; Hires Thierry Gonzalo

Mon, 05/27/2024 - 10:36 -- Nick Dager

Brainstorm, manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio technology, has opened a new office and demo studio in Austin, Texas. This company says the expansion marks a significant milestone in its growth and commitment to serving its North American market. In conjunction with the office opening, Brainstorm hired Thierry Gonzalo as the new senior solutions architect. He will be based in Austin.

Hot Docs Film Festival Temporarily Closes Toronto Theatre

Mon, 05/27/2024 - 10:32 -- Nick Dager

Ongoing financial uncertainty is forcing the Hot Docs Film Festival to temporarily close its flagship Toronto theatre and lay off staff for about three months, the organization said. Canada’s largest documentary film festival said it will shutter the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema starting June 12 as the organization tries to find a path back to profitability.

Creating the Palette of Palm Royale

Mon, 05/27/2024 - 10:27 -- Nick Dager

Created by showrunner Abe Sylvia, the Apple TV+ comedic drama Palm Royale navigates the tale of one woman's ambitious journey to make it among the upper crust, through extravagant settings that evoke the golden era of Life magazine. Cinematographer David Lanzenberg was behind the camera for the first two episodes, working with director Tate Taylor, and then passed the baton to fellow director of photography Todd McMullen, who shot the remaining eight episodes. With support from Panavision Woodland Hills, the cinematographers opted to pair Panaspeed large-format spherical primes with the Millennium DXL2 camera. Here, the collaborators highlight how the series’ visual language was distinctly enhanced by the choices made by the art, wardrobe, and hair & make-up departments.



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