This summer, hundreds of professional filmmakers in New York City will join forces to create six short films as part of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. A grassroots initiative founded in 2017 by filmmakers Katrina Medoff and Tracy Sayre, WWFC aims to address the lack of women and nonbinary people behind the camera and on screen through a variety of programs, including its signature film challenge.
Production & Post-Production
Adelaide-based visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures has seen its fortunes grow spectacularly over the past two years and has applied its artistry to a series of high-profile projects ranging from the Baz Luhrmann film Elvis and Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder to the hit series The Boys, Cowboy Bebop and Hawkeye. To keep pace with its burgeoning workload, RSP has added staff and resources to its main studio in Adelaide and has also launched a satellite operation in Brisbane.
Cooke Optics has announced that it will be holding an open house at its new Burbank office on June 9 and 10, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm PDT. This new customer support and service center will help to better serve the Los Angeles-based creative and rental house community
In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel Studios pushes the boundaries of reality – and then keeps going. With broken universes, environments wrapped in illusion and magical traps that shatter the world, the film introduces visual elements unlike anything ever seen before. To help show audiences a new look at reality, Marvel Studios turned to long-time visual effects partner and Oscar-winning studio, Digital Domain.
Cine Gear Expo, the cine-centric event series dedicated to the technology and art of professional filmmaking and content creation for more than 26 years is coming back, full power with exhibits, film competition, seminars, screenings, and more. Cine Gear is being held June 9-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Mary Coleman has been named chief creative officer of the London computer-generation animation studio Locksmith Animation. Coleman joins LSA from Pixar Animation Studios, where she was head of creative development. Locksmith CEO Natalie Fischer announced the news today and confirmed that Coleman officially will join the studio in July.
DeadCenter Film will present Jennifer Loren, director of the Cherokee Nation Film Office and Original Content, with the 2022 Oklahoma Film Icon Award during the state’s largest film festival later this month. The 22nd deadCenter Film Festival runs June 9-12.
11 Dollar Bill has been shortlisted for an Association of Independent Commercial Producers Post Award for its contribution to a spot for the Colorado Lottery offering a hilarious homage to the Rocky Mountain spirit. Welcome to Winning Country, a contender in the awards show’s regional category, was conceived by the Denver agency Cactus.
Since the dawn of color cinema, there has always been a demand for a skilled and sympathetic person to guide color throughout a production. Back then, the color timer worked to the instructions of the cinematographer, looking essentially to achieve consistency: dramatic color shifts using irreversible wet chemistry were rarely undertaken. But while the director and cinematographer may be household names, the colorist may still go unheralded outside a small community. To correct this neglect of a vital talent in the overall creative team, last year we created the FilmLight Color Awards.
Hula Post supported a hybrid workflow with remote and local systems for the streaming feature, The Valet. Starring Eugenio Derbez and Samara Weaving, it premiered on Hulu on May 20. The movie is a remake of the 2006 French film The Valet. In the new version, a movie star (Weaving) enlists a Mexican parking valet (Derbez) at a Beverly Hills restaurant to pose as her lover to cover for her relationship with a married man.