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SAN FRANCISCO - CA After years of bleeding jobs to other cities, states and countries offering tax incentives, California is finally taking the important first steps in fighing back. New Legislation AB 1839 was introduced on February 18th. This is the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act. And while early indications are that it has bipartisan support we cant take any chances. PLEASE PLEASE (pretty please) sign the online petition, and help spread the word to others. This is the easiest and most direct way to make your voice heard in the moment. There might be other things to do down the road, but for now take a second and sign HERE
SAN FRANCISCO - CA Outpost Studios a leading San Francisco sound design and audio post facility, recently did some ADR work with April Rawlings. April can be seen on the show Chicago Fire. Dave Nelson, owner and creative force behind outpost managed to recording.
SECAUCUS NJ ARRI CSC announced that Chris MacKarell has been appointed digital workflow manager. MacKarell will continue to oversee ARRI CSC’s digital workflow and on-set activities for New Jersey and Florida facilities, while also contributing to ARRI rental group product development and technical marketing.
MacKarell’s experience in digital media spans 15 years in the postproduction. Starting out as manager in media illusion support forAvid Technology, he then worked forNBC as senior Avid finishing editor. In 2010 he joined Deluxe where he managed special projects, rolled out infrastructure improvements and new workflow designs. As senior engineer/workflow architect for Technicolorhe then designed, tested and implemented project-specific workflows. MacKarell joined ARRI CSC in 2011 as digital workflow specialist.
CHICAGO IL - VER is buying Fletchers film and digital camera rental business, the company said. The division willmaintain a separate identity from its parent company, VER said, including a different phone number, website, floor space and staff.
It will operate out of Fletchers existing locations in Chicago and New Orleans, where it expanded last year. The purchase does not include Fletcher Chicagos sports division, which will operate out of its location downtown until a pending relocation to the suburbs in 2014. - See more HERE
CHICAGO - IL Hoping to carry on the momentum of a uptick in Film and TV business, the summit will feature a number of prominent Chicago filmmakers, producers and casting agencies. There will be special panels to discuss a wide range of sujbects including; funding, producing, casting, distribution and more. The event will be on October 20, 2013 10AM to 6PM at the Chicago Cultural Center. Tickets are free but limited to the first 500 requests. You can read more about it HERE
DALLAS - TX MPS Stuidos provided camera support for the intriguing DOUBLE PLAY, a doc feature and Venice Film Festival winner that celebrates the collaboration of Texass own Richard Linklater and avant garde great James Benning.
The film was shot in Austin and directed by film journalist Gabe Klinger as his inaugural effort. Berndt Mader produced.
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We found this short documentary about the 32TEN Studios. It covers a nice bit of history, and raises some issues important to the vfx industry, and the film industry in general.
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