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Avid Releases New Versions of Editing Tools

February 2017

Avid has announced the return of PhraseFind and ScriptSync options for Avid Media Composer, a nonlinear editing program, giving video professionals the tools they need to create content more efficiently. Avid is launching enhanced versions of PhraseFind and ScriptSync following its agreement to exclusively license Nexidia’s Emmy Award-winning media and entertainment technologies and solutions. The new versions are... »

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Presenters Announced for 2017 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards

February 2017

Comedian Loni Love (The Real) as been confirmed to host the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild‘s (IATSE, Local 706) Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Sunday February 19th, 2017, at the Novo by Microsoft, honoring excellence in make-up and hair styling in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. In addition, four-time Emmy... »

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Art Directors Guild & SDSA Present Oscar Panel with 2017 Production Design Nominees on Sat, Feb. 25 at Egyptian Theatre

February 2017
Art Directors Guild & SDSA Present Oscar Panel with 2017 Production Design Nominees on Sat, Feb. 25 at Egyptian Theatre

This year’’s Academy Award-nominated production designers and set decorators from Arrival, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hail, Caesar!, La La Land and Passengers will participate in the 11th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local... »

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19th CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) Announces Creative Team and Elevated Managing Producer

February 2017

Executive producer JL Pomeroy has announced the team that will create and implement this year’s 19th Costume Designers Guild Awards, which will take place on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Produced by JumpLine, the annual CDGA gala celebrates excellence in film, television, and short-form Costume Design as... »

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ARRI wins Academy Scientific and Engineering Award for ALEXA camera system

February 2017
ARRI wins Academy Scientific and Engineering Award for ALEXA camera system

On February 11th in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, in the Ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the 89th annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took place. With their Technical Oscars, the organization recognizes outstanding achievements within the motion picture industry. This year’s prizewinners list includes the... »

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Bullitt Welcomes Director Nicolas Randall

February 2017
Bullitt Welcomes Director Nicolas Randall

Bullitt kicks off a new year by expanding its roster with Nicolas Randall, a director known for the striking production design, distinctive color palettes, and the photographic quality he brings to each frame. Possessing a deep understanding of the creative advertising process, Nicolas works at the intersection of art, music, commerce and culture, for... »

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Winners for the Art Directors Guild Awards

February 2017
Winners for the Art Directors Guild Awards

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. “Hidden Figures” (Wynn Thomas), “Passengers” (Guy Hendrix Dyas), and “La La... »

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V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max Up to 7x Faster; Introduces Adaptive Lights in New Update

February 2017

Chaos Group has released V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max, a free update to their CPU and GPU renderer, adding nine major features and a number of performance improvements. To solve the long-time challenge of rendering scenes with many lights, Chaos Group’s R&D team has written a new Adaptive Lights algorithm that aims to drastically speed up... »

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Red Digital Cinema Brings State of the Art Cameras & Accessories to the USC School of Cinematic Arts

February 2017

Elizabeth M. Daley, dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, announced that Red Digital Cinema has agreed to provide the school state of the art digital cinema cameras and accessories. Valued at $700,000, the cinema-style camera systems provided by RED will be used by students in the School’s Division of Film & Television... »

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Original Backdrops from Classic Hollywood Films to be Showcased at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guilds Excellence in Production Design Awards

February 2017
Original Backdrops from Classic Hollywood Films to be Showcased at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guilds Excellence in Production Design Awards

Monumental Hollywood backdrops from classic films such as Singin’ in the Rain, Ben-Hur, Hello, Dolly! and North by Northwest will be showcased at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards (IATSE Local 800), held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland and hosted by... »

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