July 14, 2020
Features

Musical Vibes in Lena Waithe’s Twenties

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Musical Vibes in Lena Waithe’s <em>Twenties</em>

Twenties is a series created by Lena Waithe and follows 24-year-old aspiring writer Hattie (Jonica T. Gibbs), a queer African American as she and her two straight best friends Marie (Christina Elmore) and Nia (Gabrielle Graham) navigate the road to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. The music in the series combines that... »

Season Changing Cinematography in Little Fires Everywhere

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Season Changing Cinematography in <em>Little Fires Everywhere</em>

When cinematographer Trevor Forrest was appointed to shoot Celeste Ng’s novel Little Fires Everywhere for the screen with series creator Liz Tigelaar, he drew from his personal experience of living in Shelter Island in the Hamptons of New York state as the seasonal weather... »

Emmy Contender Director Kabir Akhtar: Netflix’s Never Have I Ever

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Emmy Contender Director Kabir Akhtar: Netflix’s <em>Never Have I Ever</em>

For director Kabir Akhtar, being hired to direct two episodes of Netflix’s new series Never Have I Ever represented a notable opportunity, as he originally came from the world of picture editing. “I got so excited that they were going to make this show,”... »

Post New York Extends Video Conference Series Post Break

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Post New York Extends Video Conference Series <em>Post Break</em>

Post New York Alliance (PNYA) is expanding its popular weekly video conference series Post Break, which has been providing New York’s post-production industry with critical information and a sense... »

Black Filmmakers Collective Launch CHANGE THE LENS

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Black Filmmakers Collective Launch <em>CHANGE THE LENS</em>

Over 100 Black filmmakers, directors, producers, DPs and more across filmmaking and advertising communities have formed the Black Filmmakers Collective, launching a new pledge to increase the number of... »

Emmy Contender Burton LeBlanc: Makeup for A Handmaid’s Tale

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Emmy Contender Burton LeBlanc: Makeup for <em>A Handmaid’s Tale</em>

For Toronto-based makeup department head Burton LeBlanc, the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale was a dream assignment, where he was given free reign to create makeup as he best... »

The Editing in Mrs. America’s “Houston”

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The Editing in <em>Mrs. America’s “Houston” </em>

Mrs. America is an FX original limited series created by Dahvi Waller and tells the story of the movement known as the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s... »

FilmLA 2020: Second Quarter A Near-Total Loss For On-Location Filming

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FilmLA 2020: Second Quarter A Near-Total Loss For On-Location Filming

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, has updated its quarterly report series quantifying on-location filming within its service area.... »

Emmy Contenders Greg King & Jonathan Greasley: Sound for Cosmos: Possible Worlds

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Emmy Contenders Greg King & Jonathan Greasley: Sound for <em>Cosmos: Possible Worlds</em>

When astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author Neil deGrasse Tyson undertook hosting a new version of Carl Sagan’s legendary 1980 space-oriented series Cosmos, he knew he would have to bring his... »

The Musical Journey in The Elephant Queen

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The Musical Journey in <em>The Elephant Queen</em>

The Elephant Queen is a documentary directed by Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone with Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor serving as the story voice-over narrator. The film follows elder... »

The 25th Annual ADG Awards Moves To April 10, 2021

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The 25th Annual ADG Awards Moves To April 10, 2021

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards honoring Production Design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, animated features and music videos... »

At-Home Broadcasts Get a Hollywood Treatment with ARFX Home Studio

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At-Home Broadcasts Get a Hollywood Treatment with <em>ARFX Home Studio</em>

AR solutions provider ARwall has launched preorders for their latest augmented reality product, ARFX Home Studio, the work-from-home version of their proprietary virtual production tool ARFX. Catering to streamers... »

 
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