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SAN FRANCISCO - CA The San Francisco Acting Academy, an offshot of Beau Bonneau Casting, is a well respected resource for local talent to expand their skill set. Be sure to check out their calendar of classes. They have posted classes beginning in 2014. So get your New Year off to a bang, and check them out HERE
NEW YORK NY - Industrial Color of New York, a digital photography services provider and Modern VideoFilm a post house in Burbnk CA announced a partnership, in which Industrial Color will provide on-set and in-house dailies services to Moderns customers in the New York area. See the full story on Studio Daily HERE
NEW YORK - NY Abel Cine to provide comprehensive optical service and support for users of Canon EF and PL mount cinema lenses at their NY and Burbank locations.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that AbelCine, the U.S.-based motion picture equipment and service provider, is the first official partner to join the Company’s new Cinema Lens Service Partner Program.
As a Canon Cinema Lens Service Partner, AbelCine joins Canon’s existing factory service facility network in providing comprehensive service and support to users of Canon’s EF- and PL-mount Cinema Lenses. AbelCine will be authorized to provide warranty repair, non-warranty repair, and preventative maintenance on the full line of Canon EF- and PL-mount Cinema Lenses........full story HERE
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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The hot new camera of the moment seems to be the Arri Amira. Here is an impressive showreel. Check out FYI section for a features tour
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