Variety, Jan. 26
A few years ago, sound man Jimmy Lifton began a licensed training institute to help military veterans, including homeless vets, get jobs in below-the-line trades.
Deadline, Jan. 1
Time's Up, a group of 300 women in the entertainment industry designed to address what's described as "the systemic power imbalances that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential," has started a legal defense fund for sexual harassment claims.
NY Times, Dec. 29
The "Los Angeles Times" has been a bulwark against union organizing for more than a century, since Gen. Harrison Gray Otis acquired part-ownership of the company in 1884 - helping to shape not only a powerful newspaper but Los Angeles itself.
WAFB, Dec. 21
A new film and television production facility, opening next year in the Algiers area of New Orleans, will become the first business to take advantage of the state’s Qualified Entertainment Company payroll tax incentives, according to Louisiana Economic Development.
Indian Country Today, Dec. 22
The visibility of Native and Indigenous films and artists has been increasing over the years.
The Gazette, Dec. 22
Francis Lebeda is adding a little local flash to the dash of “The Greatest Showman” — by creating a working replica of a 19th century camera, flash units, lens cap and tripod for the feature film.
Vibe, Dec. 22
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a landmark bill aimed at bringing more diversity to television in the state.
Albuquerque Journal, Dec. 24
Ryan Ahrens has learned to trust his instincts. And it’s paid off for him. The New Mexico native is making a name for himself in the film industry.
Albany Union Times, Dec. 26
Fame came late to Eckley. The village was 114 years old before Hollywood discovered it. In 1968, Paramount Pictures cast Eckley as the site for "The Molly Maguires," a movie about coal miners, a violent secret society and an undercover agent.
Fair Observer, Dec. 27
The Walt Disney Co. is acquiring most of the assets of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock, or $66.1 billion after the assumption of debt, creating a content behemoth that will have the power to reshape the sports and entertainment landscapes.
Film School Rejects, Dec. 27
In Paramount’s latest efforts to keep up with the rise of streaming movies, they are launching a virtual reality movie theater experience.
West Fargo Pioneer, Dec. 27
Some come for the action, some for the romance, some for the humor. Some come for the music and extravagant dance sequences.
The Advocate, Dec. 11
A World War II naval drama scripted by and starring actor Tom Hanks will film in Baton Rouge in early 2018.
L.A. Times, Dec. 11
There was a time when the Golden Globes nominations were taken seriously only as potential Oscar indicators.
The Filmmaker Magazine, Dec. 6
Sundance’s technology-focused New Frontier section spreads out to three venues this year as its lineup incorporates film, live performance, VR and mixed reality, and even AI.
Date: June 8-10, 2018
Where: At the beautiful Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas
Group Room Rate Cut Off Date:
May 7, 2018 Click Here
Hope to see you there!
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