William F. White International (WFW) parent company Sunbelt Rentals has acquired Movietech Camera Rentals, a leading independent camera, lens and grip rental specialist for the film and television industry in the UK. The move will see William F. White and Movietech join forces, kicking off the Toronto-headquartered production equipment provider’s international expansion as the demand for content escalates worldwide, driven by international streaming services. Movietech was established in 1991 and has bases at Pinewood Studios and Great Point Seren Studios in Wales. Movietech Chairman John Buckley says the acquisition will allow it to offer a scaled-up version of its boutique-style service. Movietech’s senior team will remain with the company. Read more here.
Dejero is partnering with Taoglas, a leading provider of antenna and RF technologies, to help its customers select high-performance antennas for its cellular bonding devices when used in mobile and fixed applications. Waterloo-based Dejero says the partnership simplifies the selection of the appropriate external antennas in broadcast and media, public safety, and other government agency applications.
NewTek has announced the TriCaster Director of the Year Awards, open to all visual storytellers, creatives, directors, live content producers and maestros using the TriCaster. The categories for this year include: TriCaster Director of the Year – Universal (best director chosen by the judges); and awards for ESG (Environmental, social, and corporate governance), Corporate, Education, House of Worship, Sports, and Live Production (music, events, awards, broadcast, etc.) Any technical director or TriCaster operator can apply online by submitting a brief highlights video featuring their top TriCaster content this year. Winners will be invited to a NewTek gala in late November, where they will share in a $100,000 value prize pot. Entries open on May 19.