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
The music documentary film YOSHIKI: UNDER THE SKY will have its international premiere on September 7 at the AMC Empire 25 in New York City’s Times Square, featuring the world-renowned musician and composer YOSHIKI leading a global concert featuring today’s top musical artists. Continue reading
On August 11 1973, DJ Kool Herc and his sister Cindy threw the now legendary Back To School jam in the recreation room of 1520 Sedgewick Avenue in The Bronx, New York.
Herc’s party represented a coming together of music and the start of something new. The Bronx crowd did not want the dancehall sounds Herc had begun to play. They wanted soul and the tough percussion of funk. So, Herc changed up the sound and used the main switch for the lights like a strobe-light to add atmosphere. Little did they know, that his event would be commonly accepted by the hip-hop fraternity worldwide as the starting point of what was to become one of the most important creative movements of the last century.
By Diana Baptista | Data Journalist
Digital rights groups in Brazil protested against Smart Sampa, a government program seeking to install 20,000 security cameras with facial recognition technology in São Paulo by 2024.
Using drones, the groups projected slogans like “No More Invasive Surveillance” and “Respect our Rights” on building walls. Continue reading
The internationally known Libera choir from London will be touring the United States this summer, going coast-to-coast performing in Washington, D.C., New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The group recently toured of Korea and will be touring Japan in the fall. Continue reading
April 25, 2023 /Entertainment/ — Harry Belafonte was an American singer, actor, and activist. He was born in New York City on March 1, 1927, and died on April 25, 2023. He was one of the most successful Caribbean-American pop stars, and he popularized the Trinbagonian Calypso musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) was the first million-selling LP by a single artist. Continue reading