The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 10th Annual LMGI Awards tonight. The Motion Picture winners were John Wick: Chapter 4 (filmed throughout Berlin, Paris, New York City, Japan and Jordan) and All Quiet on the Western Front (filmed in Czech Republic and Germany). The Television Series winners were “1923” (filmed in Montana, South Africa, Malta and Kenya), “The White Lotus: Season 2” (filmed in Sicily, Italy) and “The Last of Us” (filmed around Alberta, Canada). Icelandair Stopover “Easy to Stop, Hard to Leave” (filmed in Iceland) won for Commercial and The Alberta Film Commissions and Calgary Economic Development for “The Last of Us” (filmed around Alberta, Canada) was awarded the Outstanding Film Commission Award. The awards ceremony and reception took place at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica before an audience of 400, including LMGI members, industry executives and press. This year also marks the LMGI’s 20th anniversary. Continue reading
Máka Mia Pizza is revolutionizing the North American pizza market with the introduction of its new Mia V4.5 Robotic Pizza Shop. Partnering with a thriving pizza robotic system from Europe, Máka Mia has combined its superior pizza with the newest version of the robotic oven and are introducing it to the the United States food industry market. This new process creates unbelievably great tasting pizza in three minutes using precision robotics. Continue reading
Two months after challenging Vladimir Putin’s leadership in an apparent but abortive “mutiny”, Yevgeny Prigozhin – the former owner of the mercenary private military company Wagner Group – has joined a long list of prominent Russians to die in mysterious circumstances.
The 8th Annual Imagine This Women’s Film Festival is back with a compelling lineup. This year’s showcase features a captivating selection of 112 films, including 12 highly anticipated world premieres, 27 regional premieres designed to captivate audiences, and an impressive lineup of 13 North American premieres. Additionally, 15 films are set to premiere exclusively in the vibrant city of New York, further enhancing the festival’s allure. Continue reading
Roleverse, a company previously working on its debut role-playing game, today announced a transformative shift in its business model, strategy, and branding. Effective immediately, the company will operate under its new name, Bitmagic, and will concentrate on enabling anyone to create games by simply typing out their visions. Jani Penttinen, co-founder and former CTO with 30 years of game development experience, has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer. Markus Kiukkonen, a co-founder and former head of EA Finland, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Continue reading
Welcome to the immersive musical world of modular artist Cinematic Laboratory as the Lab unveils its latest sonic endeavor, “War of the Worlds 2023 AI”. The album showcases a fusion of an audio comic with music, 3D field recordings, cutting-edge AI text-to-speech dialogs and Chat GPT ghostwriting. By combining handmade sounds, real analog voltage, and digital magic, Cinematic Laboratory is stretching the boundaries of 21st century ‘bedroom’ music production. Continue reading
In a speech to mark Unesco’s campaign for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, UN secretary-general António Guterres told the United Nations general assembly earlier this year that the inequalities created by 400 years of the transatlantic chattel trade persist to this day. “We can draw a straight line from the centuries of colonial exploitation to the social and economic inequalities of today,” he said.