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Back to Prom and Beyond
While most of us would admit there haven’t been a lot of silver linings during the Coronavirus pandemic, Camera Assistant Penny Sprague has found a few.
Entertainment Industry Workers Exempt From CA Stay-At-Home Order
In light of an unprecedented rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a limited stay-at-home order. The order requires “generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.” That means basically every county in Southern California and 94% of the state’s population.
Kimberly Butler-Gilkeson, Liz Pecos to Lead IATSE Diversity, Equity Committee
The IATSE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has elected its co-chairs, Kimberly Butler-Gilkeson, trustee of Local 764 (theatrical wardrobe); and Liz Pecos, president of Local 48 (stage and picture operators).
Emmanuel Lubezki’s ‘Breathing Lens’ Captures Rhythms of Life
There is no other filmmaker that better embodies the possibilities and potential of filmmaking today than Emmanuel Lubezki. Working with Terrence Malick, “Chivo” elevated the naturalism of modern filmmaking into a new poetic language. With Alfonso Cuarón and their “Gravity,” he pioneered (and simultaneously mastered) creating cinema in a virtual workspace. With Alejandro González Iñárritu, he has tapped an exciting immersive side of using new tools.
‘Black Panther’ Smashed Ceiling for Women Cinematographers
Julia Swain’s documentary “Lady Cameraman,” about to be shown at the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival, celebrates female cinematographers – including Rachel Morrison (pictured), Reed Morano, Mandy Walker and Natasha Braier – and their success stories, including Morrison’s work on blockbuster “Black Panther.”
Why Rapid COVID Testing Could Make Alberta Hollywood's Next Production Hub
As the coronavirus outbreak bludgeons Hollywood with global travel restrictions, Alberta has rolled out rapid COVID-19 testing that has A-list stars now able to safely cross a closed U.S.-Canadian border and step onto a local film and TV sets in just two days.
Building a Bridge for Young Filmmakers
Bridges aren’t built in a single day or even by a single person. In order to make a significant impact, or to cross a yawning divide, you need a creative vision and a nimble team to bring that vision to fruition.
Despite Pandemic, Camerimage Focuses on Excellence in Cinematography
The EnergaCamerimage cinematography fest, although moved online at the last moment owing to Poland’s new listing on Europe’s red zone of high COVID-19 infection rates, remains committed to honoring the finest in lensing from around the world, says Kazik Suwala, the org’s festival office director.
What’s In Store For Entertainment Industry In a Biden-Harris Administration
Donald Trump was a showman whose election in 2016 was in part due to his fame from The Apprentice, but President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will come into office with much closer ties to the entertainment industry.
Trainings During Pandemic Hit With Members
Craft trainings are one of the most popular services offered by Local 600. But the COVID-19 pandemic created a potentially crippling challenge to the union’s Training Committee when in-person gatherings of more than 10 people were deemed unsafe. Instructors and students meeting face-to-face had always been such an important component to the training.
Industry’s Unionized Workforce Could Play Decisive Role In Battleground States
As film and TV jobs have migrated from Hollywood to production hubs all across the country, the industry’s reliably Democratic-voting union members could play a key role in the outcome of the presidential race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. With razor-thin margins in the battleground states of Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Arizona, the thousands of industry workers who live and vote there could make all the difference.
Cinematographer Lukasz Żal on Capturing Mortality and Memories
Łukasz Żal shoots about one film per year. He allows the film to overtake him, creating mini chapters within his life, depending on the style, content, and emotional impact these projects imprint upon his life. With Oscar nominations from Cold War and Ida––two films by Pawel Pawlikowski––the Polish cinematographer teamed up with Charlie Kaufman for his first American film, I’m Thinking of Ending Things.
‘His House’ DP on Framing the Horror of the Refugee Experience
Remi Weekes’ “His House” centers around a couple Bol (Sopé Dìrísù) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku) who have fled war in South Sudan for refuge in the United Kingdom, except their dream soon turns into a nightmare as “The Crown’s” Matt Smith, who plays a caseworker, shows them their new home. It’s infested with rats and soon after, they start hearing sounds within their walls.
What’s at Stake for Hollywood in Presidential Election?
The stakes in the election could not be much higher, as the COVID-19 pandemic rages out of control and the economy struggles to return to life.
A Proud Islander Helps GOTV
As the Local 600 Young Workers ramped up a hugely successful summer voter registration campaign, the team deployed multiple volunteers to ensure that not a single member was left behind.
"Deep Dive" with NBC's "American Ninja Warrior"
Join Local 600/ICG Magazine for our latest "Deep Dive" with NBC's American Ninja Warrior on Thursday, Nov. 12.
How Unions Are Pushing Hollywood Workers to the Polls
With just days before Election Day, Hollywood unions are making the last-minute case to their members to get out and vote — and, in some cases, touting the appeal of pro-labor 2020 candidates in the process.
Streaming Was Part of the Future — Now it’s the Only Future
Over the last year, if an entertainment conglomerate hasn’t announced a shift to focus on streaming, does it really count as an entertainment conglomerate?
Celebrities Join Forces to Boost Early Voting
Mark Ruffalo, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Common and the teens who became activists in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting are among the stars, activists and organizations joining forces for a virtual rally and on-the-ground mobilization to boost early voting, particularly among young voters and people of color.