(Variety, June 5)
Entertainment industry production payroll specialist Indiepay has rebranded itself as GreenSlate, unveiling enhanced payroll and accounting software, Variety has learned exclusively.
(Deadline, June 5)
Peter Jackson’s WingNut Film Production used the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference today to unveil the first look at what’s in the works at its WingNutAR augmented reality division.
(Deadline, June 5)
PHD, a one-stop shop “collective” founded by visual effects industry veterans John Hughes, Helena Packer and Kevin Donovan, has been launched in Los Angeles.
(Advocate, June 4)
“Wonder Woman” has made herstory.
(Variety, June 4)
The Dark Overlord is back: The hacker who previously leaked almost the entire fifth season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” targeted ABC with a new leak Sunday night, apparently releasing eight episodes of the network’s still-unaired show “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” on The Pirate Bay.
(Digital Journal, June 3)
It was a ‘who’s who’ in animation and visual effects during the sixth annual Open House at Exceptional Minds vocational school and working studio for young adults with autism, where notables from the entertainment industry gathered to celebrate an exceptional group of young visual effects artists and animators.
(The Hollywood Reporter, June 1)
On Election Day, House of Cards was filming the third-to-last episode of its fifth season, which dropped in full on Netflix Tuesday.
(Deadline, May 31)
The California Assembly has voted 73-0 to approve legislation that would boost funding for entertainment industry job-training programs.
(IGN, May 25)
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Matthew Jensen, the cinematographer for Wonder Woman.
(Variety, May 25)
In a year when tentpole sequels seem more frequent than ever, one of the biggest challenges franchises face is how to keep the repeats from becoming, well, repetitious.
(Etcentric, April 25)
Parks Associates debuted a report looking at trends in OTT, focusing on 2010 through 2016. Senior research analyst Glenn Hower stated that TV remains the top viewing platform by hours of video watched in U.S. households.
(Variety, April 24)
Some voters in France liken their upcoming presidential runoff to choosing between “the plague or cholera.”
(LA Times, April 23)
Members of the Writers Guild of America on Monday are expected to give their leaders authority to call a strike against the major film and TV companies after their contract expires May 1.
(The Atlantic, May issue)
Alec Baldwin collapses onto his dressing-room couch at Saturday Night Live like a man participating too enthusiastically in a trust fall.
(Las Vegas Review Journal, April 21)
Labor leaders on Friday urged Nevada lawmakers to pass a series of laws that they said would add needed protections and training for workers.
The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Healthy Women on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.
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