January 25, 2020
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ADG to Induct William J. Creber and Roland Anderson Into the Hall of Fame

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Found in: Art Direction, Awards, Featured
ADG to Induct <em>William J. Creber</em> and <em>Roland Anderson</em> Into the Hall of Fame

Oscar-nominated Art Director and Production Designers William J. Creber and Roland Anderson will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Hall of Fame for their contributions to the visual art of storytelling at the 24th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards. The announcement was made by President... »

Writers Guild 2020 Awards Nominees

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Found in: Awards, Featured, Industry Sector, Nominations

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) have announce the nominations for the The 72nd annual WGA Awards which are set for Saturday, February 1st, at dual ceremonies to be held in Los Angeles and New York. After earning two Golden Globe Awards for Best Director and Best Picture-Drama, Sam Mendes’ 1917 successfully lands a... »

MUAHS 2020 Awards Winners

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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MUAHS 2020 Awards Winners

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild held its seventh annual MUAHS Awards Saturday night at the NOVO by Microsoft at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. The guild, IATSE Local 706, handed out honors in 23 categories for the year’s best in film, TV, commercials and live theater. Bombshell, Joker, and Downton Abbey... »

Hollywood SMPTE: The Irishman

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Found in: Featured, Film, Nominations, Shop Talk, Visual FX
Hollywood SMPTE: <em>The Irishman</em>

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE will present The Irishman this Thursday, January 16th, 2020, at the historic Hollywood American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood to learn more about the innovative technologies and workflows deployed to create such stunning visuals for film, now with 10 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Editing and visual effects. Faced... »

92nd Oscar Nominations

Monday, January 13, 2020
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92nd Oscar Nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards in a total of 24 categories. John Cho and Issa Rae were on hand to announce the nominations, with nine films up for best picture. The 92nd Academy Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 9, airing on ABC as... »

Contender: Gemini Man Visual Effects

Monday, January 13, 2020
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Found in: Contender Portfolios, Featured, Visual FX
Contender: <em>Gemini Man</em> Visual Effects

In development for 12 years, Gemini Man presented visual effects artists with a definitive challenge: placing an actor 51-years-old in the same frame with his photorealistially 23-year-old self, but director Ang Lee was up for the task. “Not too long ago, I did the tiger in Life of Pi,” said Lee of an almost... »

Contender: Captain Marvel Visual Effects

Sunday, January 12, 2020
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Found in: Contender Portfolios, Featured, Film, Visual FX
Contender: <em>Captain Marvel</em> Visual Effects

With Christopher Townsend as overall visual effects supervisor and Damien Carr as overall effects producer, 15 separate visual effects vendors brought Captain Marvel to life. “The way it starts is with the script,” said Marvel Studios’ additional visual effects supervisor Janelle Croshaw Ralla. “You start to break it down and realize how many thousands... »

Contender: Alita: Battle Angel Visual Effects

Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Found in: Awards, Contender Portfolios, Featured, Visual FX
Contender: <em>Alita: Battle Angel</em> Visual Effects

To create a photorealistic computer-generated character who must carry an entire film as its titular star, the filmmakers behind Alita: Battle Angel relied upon the performance capture footage shot by director Robert Rodriguez of leading actress Rosa Salazar on stage in Austin, Texas. “Rosa is the basis for Alita all the way through,” said... »

Contender: Visual Effects Supervisor Pablo Helman Irishman

Friday, January 10, 2020
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Contender: Visual Effects Supervisor Pablo Helman <em>Irishman</em>

In Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic, The Irishman, a key element to the story involved making the principal actors appear younger than their present ages for scenes set in the film’s past. Chief among the film’s main characters are Robert DeNiro as mob hitman Frank Sheeran, Joe Pesci as gangster Russell Bufalino, and Al Pacino... »

ASC to Honor Werner Herzog with Board of Governors Award

Friday, January 10, 2020
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ASC to Honor Werner Herzog with Board of Governors Award

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will bestow its Board of Governors Award to Oscar and Emmy Award nominee Werner Herzog. The tribute will be made at the 34th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Jan. 25 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. Herzog has produced, written, and directed more than 70... »

Brad Falchuk to Receive WGAW’s Valentine Davies Award

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Found in: Awards, Direction, Featured
Brad Falchuk to Receive WGAW’s Valentine Davies Award

Writer, director, and producer Brad Falchuk has been named the recipient of Writers Guild of America West’s 2020 Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his impact on young writers through his work to improve literacy and promote self-confidence through arts education in schools. Falchuk is most known for his work on The Politician, Glee, American Horror... »

Contender: Editor Wyatt Smith Harriet

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
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Found in: Contender Portfolios, Editing, Featured, Film
Contender: Editor Wyatt Smith <em>Harriet</em>

In undertaking a production about Harriet Tubman, a legendary 1800s slave who escapes to the north, only to return to free other slaves, the filmmakers began the story in the film Harriet on the day before the title character escapes slavery and covers the next ten years of her life. “This small slave woman... »

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