NYC to provide film, TV production training

By Sunday, March 7, 2010 0 No tags Permalink 0

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration is launching a program to train women, minorities and struggling New Yorkers for jobs in film and television production. Participants will learn skills like rigging and dolly operation. The city says they will also receive placement services for mid-level jobs. Classes begin in the spring and will have about ...

SAG Winners

By Sunday, January 24, 2010 0 No tags Permalink 0

Winners for the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures) DANIEL BRÜHL / Fredrick Zoller AUGUST DIEHL / Major Hellstrom JULIE DREYFUS / Francesca Mondino MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Lt. Archie Hicox SYLVESTER GROTH / Joseph Goebbels JACKY IDO / Marcel DIANE KRUGER / Bridget Von Hammersmark MÉLANIE LAURENT / Shosanna DENIS ...

Daniel Battsek named President of Nat Geo Films

By Wednesday, January 20, 2010 0 No tags Permalink 0

Former Miramax Films chief Daniel Battsek, as expected, landed a new gig: president of National Geographic Films. Battsek, who was ousted as head of Disney's specialty label Miramax in October, will begin his new job on March 15, reporting to president David Beal. He'll remain based in New York -- at least for the time being ...

The Future of News

By Thursday, January 14, 2010 0 , , , Permalink 0

"The Future of News," a new 10-part television series produced by the Newseum in Washington, D.C., debuts this month on American Public Television In the first episode of "The Future of News," journalist Ann Curry of NBC News and new media pioneer Charles Sennott of online international news agency GlobalPost discuss how new forms of social ...

Union Compares NBC Management to “The Grinch”

By Wednesday, December 2, 2009 0 , , , , Permalink 0

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NBC's failure to bargain fairly with the union that represents nearly 3,000 of the network's producers, writers and technicians has put the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree at serious risk. In an attempt to save the annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special, the union launched a ...