August 30, 2015
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Emmy Watch: American Crime

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Emmy Watch: <em>American Crime</em>

ABC freshman series American Crime picked up an impressive 10 Emmy nominations in its first year. The series is a racially charged drama, set in Modesto, Calif. that explores a brutal small-town murder from the point of view of the victims, the accused and their families, and how their lives are forever changed by... »

VFX Shop FuseFX Heads to Emmys with Two Hard-Won Nominations

August 2015 | By
VFX Shop FuseFX Heads to Emmys with Two Hard-Won Nominations

It's been a busy year for Burbank-based visual effects facility FuseFX. Known for its flexible, fast and deft handling of VFX across a surprisingly wide palette of feature film, episodic television and commercial projects, the studio expanded to New York and Vancouver last fall... »

Ann LeSchander Mixes Live Action and Animation in The Park Bench

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Ann LeSchander Mixes Live Action and Animation in <em>The Park Bench</em>

Using a colorful and whimsical blend of animation with live action, The Park Bench is a charming independent romantic comedy focused on Emily (Nicole HaydenMad Men), a neurotic librarian-to-be, assigned to tutor Mateo (Walter Perez - The Avengers, Friday Night Lights), a... »

Emmy Watch: Production Designer Dave Blass, Constantine

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Emmy Watch: Production Designer Dave Blass, <em>Constantine</em>

Production designer Dave Blass drew much of his inspiration for the series Constantine from the Hellblazer DC comics. The titular character, Constantine, has been one of the most popular... »

ACE’s Edit Fest LA

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ACE’s Edit Fest LA

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) held its annual Edit Fest LA confab on the art of editing on Aug. 1. The event featured award-winning and highly experienced editors who... »

New California Production Incentives Should Spur More Jobs in an Already Busy Hollywood

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New California Production Incentives Should Spur More Jobs in an Already Busy Hollywood

Production in Hollywood has been hopping for over a year, even before the newly enlarged California film tax incentives program kicked in on July 1. And expectations are that... »

Filmmaker Mel Rodriguez Broadcasts In Stereo

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Filmmaker Mel Rodriguez Broadcasts <em>In Stereo</em>

For his first feature as director, filmmaker Mel Rodriguez III made a bold decision: he was going to film his low-budget outing, a modern twist on the romantic comedy,... »

HBO and its Game of Thrones Top the Primetime Emmy Nominations

July 2015 | By
HBO and its <em>Game of Thrones</em> Top the Primetime Emmy Nominations

As in years past, HBO shows dominated the 67th Primetime Emmy nominations, announced this morning, in both overall nods and in below-the-line categories, led by fantasy drama series Game... »

ASC Master Class Gives Cinematographers Intensive Hands-On Training

July 2015 | By
ASC Master Class Gives Cinematographers Intensive Hands-On Training

Training in the commercial arts is a notoriously difficult thing to evaluate. In a field where the success of results are – at least in a purely artistic sense... »

Guilds Offer Up Below-the-Line Panels at Comic-Con

July 2015 | By
Guilds Offer Up Below-the-Line Panels at Comic-Con

If Sundance and Toronto are known for launching most of the films that will ultimately compete for awards in the fall, San Diego’s Comic-Con has become invaluable for rolling... »

Emmy Watch: Editor Michael O’Halloran, Outlander

June 2015 | By
Emmy Watch: Editor Michael O’Halloran, <em>Outlander</em>

Back in 2009 when Battlestar Galactica was wrapping up its successful series run, executive producer Ron Moore's wife, Terry Dresbach, and his producing partner Meryl Davis began talking about... »

Emmy Watch: Outlander Production Designer Jon Gary Steele Recreates 18th-Century Scotland

June 2015 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>Outlander</em> Production Designer Jon Gary Steele Recreates 18<sup>th</sup>-Century Scotland

“This is the first big period thing I’ve really ever done,” said Jon Gary Steele, the production designer for Outlander. “It’s awesome and it’s fun.” And also quite a... »

 
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