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Cinematographer Jerry Henry Relies on Hawk-Woods’ Sticky Battery to Power Gear

Ashford, Kent, UNITED KINGDOM — Newly available in the United States through Manios Digital & Film, the Hawk-Woods Sticky Battery packs a big punch in a small package. Fitting comfortably in the palm of a hand, the battery comes in two versions, 38Wh and 75Wh, and is capable of powering cameras, lights, rigs and other gear for hours. Among the first to deploy the Hawk-Woods ST-75 75wh Sticky Battery in the U.S. is Jerry Henry, a Los...

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Rising Sun Pictures Expands Education Program to Meet the Demands of a Growing Visual Effects Industry in South Australia

Adelaide, South Australia— Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) continues to be at the forefront of education and training by providing students with the necessary skill set required to fulfil VFX jobs in South Australia and around the globe. RSP Education, in partnership with University of South Australia, has recently expanded the successful programs to meet the growing global demand for world-class VFX graduates. The highly-regarded courses aid...

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Fortium to Present Tools and Strategies for Avoiding Cybercrime at HPA Tech Retreat

LONDON— Fortium, a leading provider of digital solutions for film, television and broadcast, will present its latest tools and strategies for protecting sensitive media content at the Hollywood Professional Association’s 2018 HPA Tech Retreat, February 19-23, in Palm Desert, California. Fortium representatives will demonstrate the latest version of MediaSeal®, its advanced access control content security solution, with the new Live Folder...

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2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award Winner John Fasal on His Passion for the Art of Sound

2018 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 18th Studio City, California –  On February 18th, the Motion Picture Sound Editors will present John Paul Fasal with its annual Career Achievement award at the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Fasal has worked in sound for more than 30 years as a sound designer and field recordist. His many credits span features, television and games, including such titles as Top Gun, Master and Commander: The Far...

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Istituto Luce–Cinecittà Selects WCPMedia’s Cloud Platform to Promote Its Historic Film Catalog Globally

Rome —  Italy’s historic Istituto Luce–Cinecittà has selected WCPMedia Services to manage its massive catalog of Italian feature films and documentaries. The state-owned film producer, distributor and archive will use WCPMedia’s cloud-based platform to market, sell and distribute films to buyers worldwide. The catalog features hundreds of films including classics from directors such as Ettore Scola, Ermanno Olmi and Mario Monicelli, as well as...

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MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent Johnson

HOLLYWOOD—Veteran colorist Trent Johnson has joined MTI Film. Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience and credits spanning features, animation, episodic television and restoration. His recent credits include Columbia Pictures’ The Emoji Movie, Screen Gems’ Proud Mary and the upcoming MGM comedy Overboard. Trent Johnson MTI Film CEO Larry Chernoff sees Johnson’s arrival as a big win. “We are very excited to welcome Trent to our talent...

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Comedy Director Kevin Smith Joins STORY

CHICAGO— Continuing to grow its creative roster, STORY has signed award-winning director Kevin Smith for exclusive national representation. Smith, whose recent work includes campaigns for Home Depot, AT&T, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Carnation, is known for an intelligent, meticulously-crafted style of subtle, sometimes ironic humor. Kevin Smith “Kevin is a great addition to our roster,” said STORY executive producer Mark Androw. “I have...

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Director Kelsey Larkin Launches U.S. Career via Yard Dog

LOS ANGELES— Yard Dog has signed director Kelsey Larkin for exclusive representation in the United States. The agreement is the first with a U.S. production company for Larkin, who, although born in Chicago, resides in Toronto and has previously worked exclusively in Canada. A bold and highly original visual storyteller, she has recently directed projects for GoodLife Fitness, Inov8, Vega and Bikes on Wheels, among others. Yard Dog executive...

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