April 25, 2017
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Gregory Plotkin, Editor of Get Out

April 2017 | By
Gregory Plotkin, Editor of <em>Get Out</em>

Why does the word “horror” movie have a stigma attached to it and what is truly scary in the modern age? Is the horror genre classified as subpar because the movies were originally low budget and could be made quickly, under the aegis of the prolific, but largely unsung Roger Corman, who gave Francis... »

Born in China Captures Rarely Seen Animals in Native Habitat

April 2017 | By
<em>Born in China</em> Captures Rarely Seen Animals in Native Habitat

For director Lu Chuan and producer Roy Conli, the Disneynature feature Born in China represents an enormous amount of preparation and production, with multiple crews enduring the harsh environment of western China to photograph rarely seen wildlife. Following the stories of three separate animal... »

MPEG Awards Lillian E. Benson Fellowship and Service Award

April 2017 | By
MPEG Awards Lillian E. Benson Fellowship and Service Award

On Saturday night the Motion Picture Editors Guild awarded their Fellowship and Service Award to Lillian E. Benson, who is the first African-American female member of the American Cinema Editors, an honorary editing society, and a member of their board of directors at a... »

Location, Location, Location — and the LMGI Awards

April 2017 | By
Location, Location, Location — and the LMGI Awards

In the end, La La Land won, and it stuck. That was the conclusion to a convivial evening, a kind of coda to award seasons at large, where the... »

Walter Hill Returns to Pulp with The Assignment

April 2017 | By
Walter Hill Returns to Pulp with <em>The Assignment</em>

A comic book-style revenge tale starring Michelle Rodriguez as a hit man who undergoes gender reassignment against his will, The Assignment is iconic director, Walter Hill’s latest genre film... »

Harry Gregson-Williams Scores The Zookeeper’s Wife

March 2017 | By
Harry Gregson-Williams Scores The Zookeeper’s Wife

Known for scoring flashy, effects-laden studio films for directors such as Tony and Ridley Scott, Michael Bay, and Ben Affleck among numerous others, composer Harry Gregson-Williams was excited to take... »

The Sound of Winning: “Hacksaw” Mixer Kevin O’Connell on HIs Oscar

March 2017 | By
The Sound of Winning: “Hacksaw” Mixer Kevin O’Connell on HIs Oscar

Given the news cycle of the 21st century, it can be easy to forget that some shocks can still be good ones. But that’s how sound mixer — and... »

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

February 2017 | By
Oscars 2017: <em>Moonlight</em> Becomes Them

One could write about the just-concluded Oscars from a Below the Line standpoint — the lack of La La Land tsunami, for example, and the interesting spread of awards... »

Packed House Sees Vitality of Screen Makeup/Hairstyling in Oscar Symposium

February 2017 | By
Packed House Sees Vitality of Screen Makeup/Hairstyling in Oscar Symposium

At the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on February 25, a full house witnessed the importance of cinema makeup artistry and hairstyling brilliance to the overall success of... »

August Wilson’s Widow Constanza Romero-Wilson Speaks about Oscar-Winner Fences

February 2017 | By
August Wilson’s Widow Constanza Romero-Wilson Speaks about Oscar-Winner <em>Fences</em>

Adapted by writer August Wilson from his own play, the screenplay for Fences attracted key cast members from the Broadway revival, most notably star-director Denzel Washington and Best Supporting... »

Moonlight Shines at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

February 2017 | By
<em>Moonlight</em> Shines at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

Moonlight, swept top honors at the 32nd Film Independent Spirit Award picking up Best Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay. In accepting his accolades for the 1.5 million dollar... »

The Beverly Hilton Gets Ready to Wrap with the Costume Designers Guild Awards

February 2017 | By
The Beverly Hilton Gets Ready to Wrap with the Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild helped wrap up the Beverly Hilton’s “kudos season” with the 19th edition of their own award show, hosted by Mandy Moore from This Is Us.... »

 
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