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American Humane Association Honors Director Jon Turteltaub

event_americanhumane2webOn January 12, 2011, the American Humane Association honored Director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure,The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) by presenting him with their National Humanitarian medal at an open house held at the American Humane Association Film & TVUnit’snew location in Studio City, Calif.


Band Pro One World Event

IMG_1503The annual Band Pro One World Event was held at Band Pro's facilities in Burbank. Attendees were welcomed with valet parking, raffles throughout the day and a 50s-themed spread of food while companies like Sony Electronics announced their 35mm digital product evolution, Codex Digital showcased their new Desktop Transfer Station and Ted from RED revealed the latest on the new Epic camera.


Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expo

creatasphere1Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expo was held at the Burbank Marriott on November 3-4, 2010. The event is touted as media industry’s showcase for exploring and learning about the latest trends and ground-breaking technology for the content creator. This is a place where attendees can witness future technology and creative vision converge. It features educational sessions and interactive panels with media experts and technical innovators for two days of lively discussions that can help shape the future of the industry. With a show floor of over 100 exhibitors, the Expo brings technology to life with hands-on access to explore the latest innovations. 






A COLA Tribute to Sheri Davis

SherriDavisStory_IMG_0177Location management and location scouting are difficult production jobs that don’t often receive much recognition. That is, until the California On Location Awards (COLA) surfaced to acknowledge location professionals for their best efforts. This yearly event has grown into a large-scale acknowledgement of location professionals working in the state of California. The visionary behind COLA is Sheri Davis, the film commissioner for the Inland Empire, and she has been steering the program since its inception 16 years ago.


16 Years of COLAs

16Years_MG_5003There was a time when the work of location professionals in the film and television industries was a mystery to people both inside and outside of the business –– and their important contributions to the production process were, in most cases, little appreciated. “Having been around almost since the inception of location managers, what we do has always been a rather strange ‘animal’ for the industry,” reflects Ed Duffy, veteran location manager and business agent for Teamsters Local 399. “The growing complexity of the job has not made it any easier to understand.”

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