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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.
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.
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 Ltd. founders Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry.
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).
Monika Batchelor completed RSP’s Graduate Certificate in Composting and Tracking program in 2016. She then beat long odds by securing a visa to enter the United States through the country’s green card lottery system.