LA Times, Jan. 27
In 2009, Cassandra Smolcic walked into Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif., a wide-eyed intern with big dreams. Five years later she walked out a frustrated, disillusioned graphic designer — never to return.
Reel Chicago, Jan. 25
The Chicago Studio Mechanics Union Local 476 will begin instructing current and prospective members in the proper use of earth-moving equipment this summer.
Daily News, Jan. 25
It used to be something of a Mickey Mouse business. But an exploding desire for animated entertainment content – supercharged but not entirely due to the expanding new medium of streaming services’ constant need for product – is turning cartooning into a rewarding career for, perhaps, more than ever before.
Tulsa World, Jan. 24
The new Cherokee Nation Film Office is the tribe’s latest project to promote its interests in northeast Oklahoma, as well as the tribe’s mission to cultivate Native American filmmaking, officials said of the venture’s launch.
Variety, Jan. 23
SAG-AFTRA is keeping up the pressure on the advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), holding a spirited mid-day rally at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
New York Times, Jan. 23
It was a case study in mixed messaging. On a Thursday in early January, Border Patrol union leaders appeared at a news briefing with President Trump, backing the shutdown and his plan for a wall on the southern border.
LA Times, Jan. 23
Members of the American Society of Cinematographers have put their heads together to craft a list of the best-shot films of all time, honoring the best of the best in the realm of cinematography.
Cleveland.com, Jan. 22
Union membership in Ohio inched up in 2018, defying the national trend, an annual Labor Department report shows.
LA Times, Jan. 20
The numbers are problematic, to say the least. Of the American Society of Cinematographers’ 390 members, only 18 are women.
Deadline, Jan. 18
Now hear this: The Motion Picture Sound Editors guild is out with the nominees for its 66th annual Golden Reel Awards, which honor sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, TV, animation and computer entertainment productions.
Deadline, Jan. 17
The doc features first-hand accounts by several of Hollywood’s leading voices, including Meryl Steep, Shonda Rhimes, Sandra Oh, Reese Witherspoon, Taraji P. Henson, Natalie Portman, Amandla Stenberg, Matt McGorry and FX Network CEO John Landgraf, who was responsible for transforming FX from the network with the worst record on diversity to the best in less than a year. This Changes Everything premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and will receive an early summer release in theaters and on demand.
Studio Daily, Jan. 11
Taking over camera duties for the legendary director as Eastwood returns to acting with a bittersweet story about an elderly drug runner was a thrill and an education for Canadian cinematographer.
Deadline, Jan. 15
Netflix is raising subscription prices by 13% to 18%, the steepest increases since the company began streaming video more than a decade ago.
Deadline, Jan. 14
Teamsters Local 399 is urging its members to honor the striking Los Angeles teachers’ picket lines, which could disrupt plans for filming on campuses at local schools, which have long been favorite locations for film and TV shoots. “Honor the picket line!” the union says on its website.
New York Times, Jan. 10
Composers have been hired for two forthcoming blockbusters about warrior women — “Wonder Woman 1984,” directed and co-written by Patty Jenkins, and “Mulan,” directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by three women.
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