Academy Museum of Motion Pictures dedicates grand lobby to Sir Sidney L. Poitier

Bill Kramer, director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, has announced that the new museum, opening in Los Angeles on September 30, is naming its 10,000-square-foot lobby in honour of the legendary actor, film director, producer, and humanitarian Sir Sidney L. Poitier. The naming of the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby was made … Read more

Astera to showcase three products at PLASA 2021

Wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera will highlight its three newest product innovations – all launched this year – at the 2021 PLASA entertainment technology trade expo in London, UK, on the booth of its UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions. Astera’s sales director Sebastian Bückle commented, “PLASA will be one of the first established industry trade shows … Read more

BFI and Open University announce new partnership with a programme of film short courses

The British Film Institute (BFI) and The Open University (OU) have announced a new partnership, with the first offering being three stand-alone short courses aimed at those with a keen interest in film and the media: ‘Reading the screen: an introduction to the art of film’ and ‘Media, Politics and Society’ launch in October this year, while ‘A … Read more

Dejero GateWay paves the way for ‘Pop-Up’ network connectivity

Dejero and its UK partner P&C Communications are making reliable, high-bandwidth connectivity accessible to the UK film and TV production industry through Popup 4G. This rapid deploy, temporary, and robust cloud-based connectivity solution is supported by Dejero GateWay network aggregation. By offering resilient internet connectivity, greater bandwidth, and extremely short turnaround times on-set, the service … Read more

Glimpse completes the In-Competition line-up of the Venice VR Expanded section

Glimpse (UK, France, Ireland; 22’), from Irish filmmakers Benjamin Cleary (Academy Award-winning director of the short film Stutterer, 2015) and Michael O’Connor, the story of a panda voiced by Taron Egerton (Elton John in Rocketman), joins the Venice VR Expanded In-Competition line-up of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1-11, 2021) of the Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera. Glimpse is a highly emotive, visual feast set in … Read more

Edgar Wright curates new ‘London After Dark’ BFI season

To coincide with the release of Edgar Wright’s new film, the glorious homage to 60s Soho, Last Night in Soho (2021), BFI Southbank will host a special season curated by the director. Edgar Wright’s ‘London After Dark’ will introduce audiences to the films that inspired his latest work. Running from 18 October – 29 November, with selected titles … Read more

American Film Market pivots to online event for 2021

The American Film Market (AFM) will move its 2021 edition entirely online, the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) announced. AFM 2021 Online will be held Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 5 – shifting one day earlier than its original dates. Registration for the five-day online event is now open. AFM 2021 Online will … Read more

Criterion’s Maya Cade launches Black Film Archive

In June 2020, Maya Cade created a Twitter thread attempting to list every Black film released between 1910 and 1959, available to stream. The goal was to answer the question “What does it mean to make Black film knowledge accessible?” here’s an ongoing thread of all the black films before 1959 i can find publicly … Read more

The Sala Web Theatre will return for the 78th Venice Film Festival

A rich selection of 22 feature-length films and 14 short films (the latter may be viewed free of charge) from around the world constitutes the line-up for the Sala Web Theatre of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 – 11 September 2021) of La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera. For the tenth consecutive year, Venice’s Sala Web Theatre makes … Read more

Clear-Com’s Jay Wallace promoted to senior regional sales manager

Clear-Com has announce the promotion of Jay Wallace to senior regional sales manager, Northwestern USA with the addition of Latin America to his sales territory.  In his expanded role, Wallace will continue supporting partners in his Northwest territory while simultaneously cultivating and strengthening Clear-Com’s relationships with Partners in Latin America, as both regions have experienced … Read more

Kindness in Film Summit 2021 is now live

The virtual Kindness in Film Summit champions a kinder, healthier and a more sustainable approach to working within the entertainment industry. Set to take place on September 30th, 2021 between 9am and 19:30pm GMT, the latest project, from Producer Premila Puri and Founder of Be Kind Movement charity, provides a platform to discuss initiatives and … Read more

Chimera launches new lantern and lightbanks for Creamsource Vortex8

Due to popular demand, Chimera has introduced two new Lightbanks plus a Lantern for the Creamsource Vortex8, available in September.  All Chimera products are proudly handcrafted in Colorado using field tested, proprietary textiles so a long service life can be expected. The POP bank for the Vortex8 attaches directly to the fixture without the need for a Speed … Read more

focuspulleratwork launches The Chaos Show

The Chaos Show is the first decentralised global tradeshow for the film industry.   From November 3rd until November 12th Industry leaders will host multiple online events, including workshops and product demos on website.   The Chaos Show is a brand-new show format, organised by, a fast-growing industry platform with over 4.000 members.  Companies taking part in The Chaos Show will include manufacturers of cameras, lenses, electronic accessories, … Read more

2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards announces call for entries

Film Independent has announced that it is accepting film and television entries for the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards is the primary fundraiser for Film Independent’s year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote inclusion in the industry. The Early Deadline is September 7, 2021, the Regular Deadline is … Read more

BBC Studios promotes Suzy Raia to senior vice president

BBC Studios – Americas has announced the promotion of Suzy Raia to senior vice president, consumer products and business development. Based in New York, Raia will continue to oversee and provide strategic licensing planning for the Bluey franchise in the Americas, as well as other key BBC brands including Doctor Who, Top Gear, His Dark Materials, and Natural History … Read more

2021 LMGI (Location Managers Guild International) awards nominees announced

The LMGI Awards are an internationally recognised celebration of the outstanding contributions of location professionals in feature film, television and commercial advertising. The Awards spotlight location craft, honouring productions in which the creative use of filming locations sets the tone, enriches the character and inspires the storytelling narrative. Film commissions are celebrated for their exemplary … Read more

Steady Rest offers support to Matthews Slider

Matthews’ Sliders feature solid construction, modular versatility, and ultra-smooth and silent moves. Proprietary oversized roller wheels offer silky motion regardless of load or speed. Add to that, intuitive, two-screw adjustability and do-it-yourself field servicing and you’ve got a trusted set essential since 2014. Now MSE Grip offers Matthews Sliders along with a new accessory—the Steady … Read more

US Directors Guild sets 2022 annual awards date

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has set its 74th Annual DGA Awards for March 12 2022 and announced the season schedule. Theatrical feature film and first-time feature film nominees will be revealed on January 27th 2022 and television, commercial, and documentary nominees on January 26th 2022. DGA members will be able to vote online … Read more

Birmingham 2022 appoints Canon as official imaging supporter to the Commonwealth Games

Canon, a global provider of imaging technologies and services, has been appointed as the official imaging supporter for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The company will use its imaging expertise to showcase the event and inspire people across the world, while also nurturing a new generation of sports fans. Through the sponsorship, Canon will demonstrate … Read more

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