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Derby’s Grant Greenberg Pairs Models with Recyclables in Fashion Film for V Magazine

New York City— A mammoth recycling facility serves as the improbable backdrop for a fashion film featuring some of New York’s top models in Heatwave¸ a new short film directed by Grant Greenberg and produced by Derby for V Magazine and eyewear maker Oliver Peoples. Celebrated runway models Elsa Hosk and Hannah Ferguson, rising fashion star Alton Mason and others ...

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Academy Award® Nominated Sound Editors Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro Join Sony Pictures Post Production Services

CULVER CITY, Calif.–Supervising Sound Editors Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro, who share a 2015 Academy Award® nomination for their work on Unbroken, have joined Sony Pictures Post Production Services. The pair have collaborated on numerous films over the years, including this year’s Best Picture Academy Award® winner Green Book, with DeCristofaro as supervising sound editor and Sullivan as ADR supervisor. ...

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1606 Studio Taps Vickie Sornsilp as Head of Production

Creative studio, formerly named MADE-SF, is off to a fast start. SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco-based 1606 Studio, formerly MADE-SF, has hired veteran post-production producer Vickie Sornsilp as head of production. Sornsilp, whose background includes senior positions with One Union Recording and Beast Editorial, will oversee editorial and post-production finishing projects for the studio, launched last month by executive producer Jon ...

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Goldcrest Post Expands Picture Finishing Operations; Hires Colorist Marcy Robinson, Adds 4K DI/HDR Grading Theater

NEW YORK CITY— Goldcrest Post, the independent post-production facility whose recent credits include acclaimed indie titles Russian Doll, Sorry to Bother You, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Native Son and High Flying Bird¸ is expanding its picture finishing services. The company has added veteran colorist Marcy Robinson and, in addition to its existing theater and other digital intermediate rooms, has ...

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Alkemy X Signs Director Jonathan Yi

NEW YORK CITY— Continuing to add unique talent to its creative roster, Alkemy X has signed award-winning director and cinematographer Jonathan Yi for exclusive representation for advertising projects. A multi-talented filmmaker, Yi has earned wide praise for his skills as an imaginative and insightful storyteller across commercials, documentaries, television, music videos and other media. His advertising credits include work for ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Springs into Action for Fox’s “Alita: Battle Angel”

Studio teams with Weta Digital for new film’s lunar battle and zero-gravity training sequences. Adelaide, South Australia— Rising Sun Pictures’ ability to deliver amazing visuals is on full display in the 20th Century Fox’s new cyberpunk adventure film Alita: Battle Angel. Working in tandem with Weta Digital, the lead visual effects studio, RSP created breathtaking shots for two key sequences in the film, including ...

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Award-Winning Director/Creative Director Anthony Furlong Joins Alkemy X

NEW YORK CITY—Alkemy X has signed Emmy Award-winning Director/Creative Director Anthony Furlong as his exclusive representative for advertising, branded content and related projects. Furlong is a multi-talented creative and storyteller who uses lavish imagery and clever post techniques to create unique and unconventional cinematic pieces. With roots in theater and computer programming, he brings expertise in live action direction, design ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore Real-Time Visualization for TV and Cinema at February Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will host a panel discussion this month on real-time visualization tools that are revolutionizing the way film and television productions are planned. The meeting will occur on Thursday, February 21, at SIM, Los Angeles. Aiming for greater efficiency ...

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Yard Dog Forms Alliance with Elma Garcia Films

LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles-based production company Yard Dog, led by partners/executive producers Joe Piccirillo and Beth Pearson, has formed an alliance with Elma Garcia Films for advertising projects. Yard Dog will act as executive producer and provide sales support for EGF, home to award-winning director/cinematographer Elma Garcia. The two companies will produce advertising assignments jointly. The alliance adds further creative ...

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Killer Tracks Teams with Wax Ltd. to Launch New Production Music Label Audio Wax

Lead by Songwriters/Producers Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry, tracks will feature musicians from Blondfire, Family of the Year and other bands SANTA MONICA —  Killer Tracks, a Universal Publishing Production Music company, has partnered with independent record label Wax Ltd. to launch new production music label Audio Wax. The Audio Wax label will be led by multi-platinum-selling producers/songwriters and Wax ...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announces Presenters for the 66th MPSE Golden Reel Awards

Los Angeles—Presenters for the 66th MPSE Golden Reel Awards will include four-time Academy Award-nominee Michael Mann, Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse producer Christopher Miller and producer/co-writer Phil Lord, and actors Edward James Olmos, Libe Barer (Sneaky Pete), Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) and Jasmin Savoy Brown (For the People). The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 17th at the Westin Bonaventure ...

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Monika Batchelor Uses RSP Training as a Springboard to a Career in Hollywood

Adelaide, South Australia— Rising Sun Pictures Education measures its success one student at a time. It takes great pride in the number of students who’ve come through its program and gone onto successful careers in the visual effects industry. RSP graduates are today doing incredible work on movies, television shows, commercials and games at studios across Australia and worldwide. Monika ...

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Sixteen19 Adds Top Tier Talent

Bob Lowery Takes the TV Helm; Allison Varga to Head Sales NEW YORK— Sixteen19, the New York-based boutique production and post services company, announced two key hires today, Bob Lowery as head of TV Production and Allison Varga as Global Feature Film and Episodic Sales Coordinator. Lowery and Varga join a growing team headed by Sixteen19 co-founders Pete Conlin and ...

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Alkemy X Entertains a VIP Crowd at Annual Sundance Film Festival Party

Celebrities, entertainment execs and corporate dignitaries turn out for the company’s popular get-together. NEW YORK CITY— Attracting an overflow crowd of notables from across the entertainment industry and corporate world, Alkemy X held its annual Sundance Film Festival party on January 26th at The Cabin in Park City, Utah. Always a hot ticket, the invite-only event served as a respite ...

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MADE Debuts in San Francisco

Post production veterans Jon Ettinger, Doug Walker, Brian Lagerhausen and Connor McDonald launch creative studio that aims to provide agencies and brands with streamlined solutions for content. SAN FRANCISCO—MADE-SF, a creative studio offering editorial and other services, has launched in San Francisco. Executive producer Jon Ettinger, editor/director Doug Walker, and editors Brian Lagerhausen and Connor McDonald, all formerly of Beast ...

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STORY’s Ron Lazzeretti Brings Good Advertising to Life for GE

CHICAGO— STORY director Ron Lazzeretti uses real-life humor to show how GE Appliances is making life easier in a new series of spots out of FCB, Chicago, the agency’s first for the brand since being named its agency of record. The account had been with BBDO, New York, since 1920. In one spot, a woman poses for a “shelfie” in ...

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