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.
Production & Post-Production
Angel Studios, the studio behind the independent summer blockbuster Sound of Freedom, is releasing information regarding its policy with investors.
In an impassioned formal statement, Yana Collins Lehman, chair of the Post New York Alliance, called for a quick end to the actors’ and writers’ strikes. If the strikes continue for too long, she fears, there may be no post-production houses still in business to support film and television production. Here is her statement in its entirety:
Mark Roberts Motion Control, a Nikon company, has launched its latest innovation, the Cinebot Mini, a small, lightweight, and versatile camera robot designed to enable operators to take charge of every shot. The Cinebot Mini has been engineered for simplicity, with a range of user-friendly, simple, and portable features ideal for studio owners, content creators, grips, cinematographers, and camera operators.
In recognition of World Photography Day on Saturday, August 19, Fujifilm will present Create with Us, an immersive celebration of visual arts at Seattle’s iconic Fremont Studios. The free, hands-on event for anyone interested in photography, cinematography, or the arts, Create with Us will be a curated, public event that will showcase the power of image and video making from an emerging generation of image makers and content creators.
The Missing Movies board of directors has announced that the organization has received IRS tax exemption status. According to the group, that designation means that it can now apply for grants and accept tax-deductible donations directly.
Brompton Technology has appointed Lotta Schiefer as its new global sales lead. With an impressive career spanning more than 30 years, during which she has worked with global manufacturers such as Barco, Vari-Lite and Wireless Solutions, Schiefer brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. She will utilize her expertise to further lead the company’s sales team in their mission to provide top level service to Brompton customers across the globe.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced that American Documentary has received eight nominations for documentary films featured in its POV and America ReFramed series in the 44th News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
FilmLight has finalized its 2023 color awards jury and appointed renowned cinematographer, Lawrence Sher, ASC, as this year’s president. Due to popular demand, the awards deadline has also been extended, with submissions now closing to the global colorist community on August 7.
The American Society of Cinematographers, founded in 1919, is an invitation-only organization that recognizes industry professionals in the director of photography and visual effects fields. Membership has become a mark of prestige, as the title of ASC member is considered one of the highest honors a Hollywood Industry professional can receive.