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‘JFK’ Sound Mixer Tod A. Maitland to Get CAS Career Achievement Award

23 July 2024 at 15:05
Five-time Oscar-nominated sound mixer Tod A. Maitland, whose credits range from Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” to Oliver Stone’s “JFK,” will receive the Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Award during the 61st annual CAS Awards on Feb. 22. Maitland has more than 100 credits and has earned Academy Award nominations for “West Side Story” (2022), […]

MPA Hires Head of Global Litigation to Oversee Anti-Piracy Legal Matters (EXCLUSIVE)

15 July 2024 at 16:00
The Motion Picture Association has hired Marissa Bostick as its new senior vice president and head of global litigation. She is responsible for overseeing global anti-piracy legal matters on behalf of the MPA, its Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment and its member companies. Before joining the MPA, Bostick was deputy director for the counterfeit crimes […]

‘Despicable Me 4’: How the Mega Minions Got Their Superpowers

15 July 2024 at 15:00
The Mega Minions have been a long time coming. The filmmakers behind Universal and Illumination’s “Despicable Me 4”– which has grossed more than $400 million at the global box office — had been having conversations about giving the minions superpowers since the second film in the animated franchise. Instead, they instead opted to transform the […]

IATSE Members Press Leaders on AI Deal Terms as Contract Ratification Vote Begins

14 July 2024 at 20:09
As IATSE’s contract ratification vote begins today, union members pressed leaders Saturday during a virtual town hall for details on the AI provisions of the contract negotiated over the past four months with Hollywood’s major studios and streamers. IATSE held a nearly three-hour session with IATSE International president Matthew Loeb and other leaders for the […]

Inside the L.A. Chargers’ New $250 Million Training Hub: Wolfgang Puck Catering, Members-Only Club

12 July 2024 at 03:04
Following more than three years in development, the Los Angeles Chargers is officially opening its new $250 million state-of-the-art training facility and corporate headquarters. “The Bolt” encompasses a 150,000-square-foot complex in El Segundo, a few miles from SoFi Stadium, which sits on 14 acres and includes three natural grass practice fields. The main entrance features […]

IATSE Releases the Full Details of Their Tentative Deal; Sets Dates For Ratification Vote

10 July 2024 at 23:00
IATSE has published the Memorandums of Agreement for the Hollywood Basic, Videotape and Area Standard Agreements–which is the specific contract language of the tentative deals reached between IATSE and the AMPTP–ahead of a ratification vote that begins on Monday. Eligible IATSE members will vote on whether to ratify these agreements between July 14-17, with the […]

Paramount and Nickelodeon Animation’s Ramsey Naito Explains Why Animation Is the Hot Medium Right Now: ‘There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Creator’

10 July 2024 at 17:00
Following a debut work-in-progress screening of Paramount Animation’s “Transformers One” last month during the Annecy Intl. Animation Festival, a capacity crowd at the 1,000-seat Bonlieu main theater erupted with a lengthy standing ovation for the movie and its Oscar-winning director, Josh Cooley. It was a great moment for the studio and filmmakers, and underscored the […]