February 27, 2020
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Oscar Contender: Joker Cinematographer Lawrence Sher

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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Oscar Contender: <em>Joker</em> Cinematographer Lawrence Sher

Cinematographer Lawrence Sher drew inspiration and influence from the 70s and 80s, but also supplanted in a multi-tiered dimension of cinematography through lighting, camera placement, camera movement, lensing, and color within Joker. The main goal was to connect the audience into the character and the journey that Arthur (Joaquin Phoenix) takes. The film played... »

Band Pro: Sony FX9 Now Shipping

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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Band Pro: Sony FX9 Now Shipping

The FX9, Sony’s full-frame 6K sensor camera with Fast Hybrid AF, Dual Base ISO and S-Cinetone colour science, is shipping now at Band Pro. The Sony FX9 has 4K imagery with the creative freedom made possible by oversampling a huge high resolution full-frame sensor. Capture every detail from the scene with shallow depth of... »

Oscar Contender: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Production and Costume Design

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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Oscar Contender: <em>Once Upon a Time in Hollywood</em> Production and Costume Design

When Oscar-nominated production designer Barbara Ling first read Quentin Tarantino’s screenplay for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, she had the reaction one might glean from reading a novel. “When you finish it, you are gob-smacked,” Ling said of Tarantino’s script, laced with both fictitious and real characters. “He has all of these asides... »

The 24th ADG Awards Winners

Monday, February 3, 2020
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The 24th ADG Awards Winners

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite and Avengers: Endgame won trophies for period film, contemporary film and fantasy film, respectively, at the Art Directors Guild’s (ADG) 24th annual Awards on Saturday at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Additional ADG Award winners this year included Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 in the animated feature category,... »

The 2020 WGA Awards Winners

Sunday, February 2, 2020
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The 2020 WGA Awards Winners

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) handed out its top awards of the year in concurrent ceremonies on both the East and West Coasts on Saturday night, with big winners including Parasite and Jojo Rabbit on the film side, and Succession and Barry in TV. Ana Gasteyer hosted the Los Angeles ceremony at the Beverly... »

UCLA TFT: 10th Annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel

Saturday, February 1, 2020
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Found in: Costume Design, Events, Featured, Shop Talk
UCLA TFT: 10th Annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel

Brian Kite, Interim Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), one of the most prominent academic institutions for entertainment and performing arts education, and Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Ph.D., founding director of the UCLA TFT David C. Copley Center for Costume Design, have announced the 10th annual Sketch to... »

ICG Publicists Awards to Honor Anthony & Joe Russo, Ava DuVernay and Don Mischer

Friday, January 31, 2020
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ICG Publicists Awards to Honor Anthony & Joe Russo, Ava DuVernay and Don Mischer

The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) will host their 57th Annual Publicists Awards Luncheon, announcing winners honoring excellence in publicity and promotion campaigns for motion pictures and television programs, on February 7, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Anthony and Joe Russo, who helmed Marvel Studios’ critically acclaimed Avengers: Endgame, are set to receive... »

Oscar Contender: Best Make-Up 1917 Naomi Donne

Friday, January 31, 2020
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Oscar Contender: Best Make-Up <em>1917</em> Naomi Donne

When director Sam Mendes first contacted makeup and hair designer Naomi Donne about his World War I film, 1917, her natural reaction was immediate agreement to participate. However, Mendes’ film came with a caveat: the action would be staged as if the entire movie was one continuous shot. “We would rehearse for months, and... »

The 18th Annual VES Awards Winners

Thursday, January 30, 2020
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Found in: Awards, Featured, Visual FX
The 18th Annual VES Awards Winners

Disney’s The Lion King came out on top at the 18th annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards, winning three trophies including the marquee Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature during Wednesday night’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. The Jon Favreau-directed “live action” remake of the cartoon classic also took the award for Outstanding... »

The 22nd Costume Designers Guild Awards Winners

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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The 22nd Costume Designers Guild Awards Winners

The Costume Designers Guild (CDG) handed out its trophies for the 22nd annual CDG Awards with Mindy Kaling as host for the evening, which celebrated special honorees Charlize Theron, Mary Ellen Fields, Michael Kaplan and Adam McKay. Jojo Rabbit and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil received top honors among the costumers. In the TV category,... »

Oscar Contender: Visual Effects Avengers: Endgame

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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Oscar Contender: Visual Effects <em> Avengers: Endgame</em>

In undertaking a third Avengers film, Endgame, Marvel visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw relied on his previous experiences at Marvel Studios. “The Marvel system is that they bring you in and get you immersed,” DeLeeuw stated. “I started on second unit on Iron Man 3 and learned the system. Then, Joe and... »

MPSE Newly Elected President Mark Lanza

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Found in: Editing, Featured, News, Sound, Who's Where?
MPSE Newly Elected President <em>Mark Lanza</em>

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) have elected Mark Lanza as president. Lanza is an award-winning supervising sound editor and currently serves as the organization’s treasurer. His two-year term as president begins in January. He succeeds Tom McCarthy. Also elected to the MPSE board are Steve Urban as secretary and Jeremy Gordon as treasurer.... »

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