Vancouver Film School has announced that 82 Oscar winners out of 130 total nominees were VFS alumni who graduated from there and worked on Oscar winning projects. Winning projects for Best Visual Effects included 31 alumni for Avatar: The Way of Water and six alumni for Best Animated Film for Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.
Production & Post-Production
New York State’s Post-Production Tax Credit produces $156 million dollars in tax revenue annually and delivers an eightfold return on fiscal investment, according to a new economic impact study commissioned by the Post New York Alliance.
Cosmic Picture Distribution has been awarded a three million dollar grant by the National Science Foundation for its upcoming project, Einstein’s Incredible Universe. The centerpiece of the project is a film for giant screen and Imax theatres that will celebrate the groundbreaking work of Albert Einstein, the curiosity that drove him to explore space and time, and the scientific creativity that led to his most revolutionary ideas.
Sony Electronics and MultiDyne Video and Fiber Optic Systems have introduced Venice 4K Live, a new bundle created specifically for cinematic live productions.
LucidLink has powered production workflows for some of this season's most exciting highly touted movies and TV shows, including Devotion, The Bear and The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse.
On March 15 the Göteborg Film Fund is opening a call for submissions for development grants for filmmakers working within Ukraine. This is part of a bigger program for Ukraine, which was initiated in June 2022 with residency filmmakers working in Sweden, continuing with supports for dissemination and promotion of Ukrainian films, and development grants during the autumn.
Cartoni, the Rome-based designer and manufacturer of professional camera support products, for the film, television, and broadcast industries, has acquired Manios Digital & Film, the North Hollywood-based supplier of premium camera equipment. Manios Digital & Film has represented Cartoni products across the United States since 1989.
The British companies Disguise and Xplor have formed a partnership to tackle the skills gap in virtual production. Together, the two organizations are launching the first UK virtual production accelerator, a learning program that gives trainees hands-on experience with the latest real-time technologies and advanced LED volumes.
Daniel Bishop, SOC, has received the Society of Camera Operators Camera Operator of the Year in film for his work on All Quiet on the Western Front. Dave Chameides, SOC, and B camera operator Cristian Trova won the Camera Operator of the Year award in television for Ozark, season 4, episode 14, A Hard Way to Go.
Iain Neil, chief optics advisor of Cooke Optics, has received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for his "substantial, extensive and innovative lens designs which have had lasting impact in motion picture cinematography.”