Production & Post-Production

First Global Stage Hollywood Film Festival Begins October 28

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 07:57 -- Nick Dager

With the support from Consulate General of Japan – Los Angeles, the inaugural edition of the Global Stage Hollywood Film Festival will be at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood October 28-29. The opening film will be Poupelle of Chimney Town which has been recognized with several awards, including a Japan Academy Film Prize for Excellent Animation of the Year, a Cristal Award nomination from Annecy for Best Feature, an Annie awards nomination for Best Music – Feature, and a Satoshi Kon Award nomination from Fantasia for Best Animated Feature.

HPA Announces Nominees for 2022 Creative Awards

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 07:53 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association Awards Committee has announced nominees for the 2022 HPA Awards creative categories. Recognized as the standard bearer for creative accomplishment and technical innovation, the HPA Awards honor outstanding achievement and artistic excellence by both individuals and teams. This year’s categories have been expanded to include Outstanding Color Grading, Editing, and Sound for Documentary/Nonfiction and Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects.

DCR Twenty-Twenty Judges Named

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 13:13 -- Nick Dager

The judges for the Digital Cinema Report Twenty-Twenty list have been named. They are, in alphabetical order are Brock Bagby, Tom Bert, Cedric Lejeune, Loren Nielsen and Leon Silverman. More about the judges in a moment. But first, this November, Digital Cinema Report will celebrate its twentieth year in business. To mark the milestone, we want to highlight the top twenty most significant developments in motion picture business and technology over the past two decades.

Making the Leap

Wed, 10/12/2022 - 15:40 -- Nick Dager

VFX Legion, the Los Angeles, and British Columbia-based global visual effects company, recently delivered two dozen key shots for the first episode of NBC’s new series, Quantum Leap, creator Donald P. Bellisario’s revival of the '90s sci-fi cult classic.

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Liquid Media Group CEO Bullish on Cinema

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 13:55 -- Nick Dager

In an open letter to Liquid Media Group shareholders, CEO Joshua Jackson expressed confidence in the future of cinema. “Over the last eight months, we have been meticulously striving to shore up partnerships and acquisitions to provide our clients with infrastructure, services, research, and resources that will position Liquid Media Group as a leader in the independent content creation universe, and unique in its scope of offerings unlike any other provider in our space,” Jackson said

RSP Delivers for The Boys

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 11:39 -- Nick Dager

In its second outing with the wildly popular superhero drama The Boys, developed by Eric Kripke and based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, Rising Sun Pictures delivered more than 100 visual effects shots for the show’s eight-episode third season. The studio’s contributions included a jaw-dropping sequence that opens the first episode, depicting the spectacular, near total destruction of New York City.

DTLA Film Festival Names Winners

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 11:27 -- Nick Dager

The 13th annual DTLA Film Festival has announced its winners. Florencia Krochik’s The Rest of Us, a feature documentary about DACA kids shot over a decade, won Best Picture. Other winners included director Martin Torrez’ The Great American Low Rider Tradition, a feature documentary about the Lowrider culture of East Los Angeles, which took the Audience Favorite Award Sophie Galibert was named Best Director for Cherry, a narrative dramedy that tackles the hot-button topic of abortion.

Dolby Announces GFS Film School Winners

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 10:37 -- Nick Dager

Dolby Laboratories today announced the winners of the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge: Finish the Script Year 2. The program challenges GFS alumni ages 18—35 to create an original short film proposal in response to a creative prompt from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and returning mentor Carlos López Estrada (Raya and the Last Dragon, Blindspotting). This year’s winners are filmmakers Kaitlyn Ali, Britney Bautista, Miguel Ramirez, and Thomas Sawyer.

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