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MEWShop announces that Editor Lee Percy, ACE, will

February 13, 2020, 13:52 PM

Lee Percy, ACE has worked with director Barbet Schroeder from the Academy Award-winning film, Reversal of Fortune to Murder by Numbers. Lee also edited the Academy Award-winning Boys Don't Cry, and the critically acclaimed film, Maria Full of Grace.  He also worked on The Ice Harvest for director Harold Ramis, Oliver Stone's Snowden, as well as Sundance Film Festival 2009 nominee and Emmy-winning Taking Chance.  Lee's recent work includes the remake of the classic horror film Carr...

Get OS-Style Window Switching Right in Maya

January 30, 2020, 14:00 PM

Switch between open Maya windows with this free script. I’ve never really thought about it, but what if there were a better way to manage all the open windows in Autodesk Maya? What if you

David Rubin elected Academy president

August 7, 2019, 08:58 AM

LOS ANGELES — On Tuesday, August 6th, David Rubin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors. Rubin is beginning his first term as president and his seventh year as a governor representing the Casting Directors Branch. He is the first casting director to hold the position of Academy president.  

SGO upgrades Mistika Ultima finishing system

February 27, 2019, 11:48 AM

MADRID, SPAIN — SGO ( has released a substantial upgrade to Mistika Ultima, its finishing system that offers tools for color grading, compositing, editing, VFX, Stereo 3D and HDR work. The latest release adds Apple ProRes support and enhancements for collaborative workflows.

Universal has two VFX bombs

December 25, 2018, 08:49 AM

Universal is ending the year on a sour note thanks to back-to-back bombs of its two vfx-driven films: Christian Rivers’ Mortal Engines and Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome to Marwen. The failure of these films, which could reach between $150-200 million, will have a negative effect on other studios as well, who will now be more reluctant to invest in original vfx-driven films, continuing Hollywood’s reliance on franchises, sequels, and reboots for the foreseeable ftuure.

MPSE and CAS Annual Golf and Poker Tournament Set

July 25, 2018, 16:12 PM

Cinema Audio Society President Mark Ulano to serve as honorary chairman of 10th annual charitable event. Studio City, California –  The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) will host the MPSE & CAS Annual Golf and Poker Tournament on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at beautiful Angeles National Golf Club in ...

Light Iron expands with new Atlanta location

March 14, 2018, 16:27 PM

ATLANTA — Light Iron, a Panavision company based in Hollywood, has opened a new facility in Atlanta that will support Georgia’s production community. The expansion is the fourth since Panavision acquired Light Iron in 2015, bringing Light Iron’s US locations to six, with offices also in Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Albuquerque and Chicago.

ILM, Pixar, DreamWorks Among 10 Academy Sci-Tech H

January 4, 2018, 13:41 PM

LOS ANGELES -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 10 achievements represented by 34 individuals and one organization will be honored Feb. 10 at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation in Beverly Hills.

Oscars: 70 original songs vie for 2017 Academy Awa

December 19, 2017, 12:14 PM

LOS ANGELES – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 70 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards. 

WTools3D releases LWCAD 5.5

December 11, 2017, 05:15 AM

WTools3D – aka developer Viktor Veličko – has released LWCAD 5.5: the latest version of its popular LightWave modelling plugin, adding new procedural systems for generating roofs and staircases.

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