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Location Managers Guild Awards to Honor Danny Boyle, Lori Balton & Stuart Raven Barter

March 14, 2017 | By

Honorees for the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) have been announced by LMGI president Eric Klosterman. Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (T2 Trainspotting, Millions, 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) will receive the Eva Monley Award. Location scout Lori Balton (Seabiscuit, Inception) will take home the Trailblazer Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award will honor location... »

Motion Picture Editors Guild to honor Lillian E. Benson, ACE with Fellowship and Service Award

March 9, 2017 | By
Motion Picture Editors Guild to honor Lillian E. Benson, ACE with Fellowship and Service Award

The Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), Local 700 IATSE, has announced that it will honor member Lillian E. Benson, ACE, with its prestigious Fellowship and Service Award on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at a dinner at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. The Fellowship and Service Award was established 10 years ago by the Guild’s Board of Directors to recognize... »

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

March 7, 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 maestro — Kevin O’Connell describes the state he was in when we last saw him, backstage in the press room at the Oscars. After achieving... »

Moët Moment Film Festival Awarding $25K Grant for 60-Second Film

March 6, 2017 | By

Moët & Chandon champagne has announced the Moët Moment Film Festival, giving filmmakers the chance to win $25,000—plus the opportunity to get their work in front of industry professionals who will provide mentoring. Launched in 2016 to celebrate Moët’s longstanding position as the “official Champagne of the Golden Globes,” the contest—nicknaming itself “The Minis”—is an annual competition that aims to award and... »

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

February 27, 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 — or from an Above the Line vantage, talking about the remarkable Mahershala Ali being the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar, for... »

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

February 27, 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 a film. Indeed, three wholly disparate projects were presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Makeup Branch governors Kathryn Blondell, Lois Burwell, and... »

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

February 27, 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 Actress winner at the 2017 Oscars, Viola Davis. In an emotional acceptance speech, Davis recounted her days with her siblings portraying various characters at her... »

Complete List of 2017 Oscar Winners

February 26, 2017 | By

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE WINNER CASEY AFFLECK Manchester by the Sea NOMINEES ANDREW GARFIELD Hacksaw Ridge RYAN GOSLING La La Land VIGGO MORTENSEN Captain Fantastic DENZEL WASHINGTON Fences ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE WINNER MAHERSHALA ALI Moonlight NOMINEES JEFF BRIDGES Hell or High Water LUCAS HEDGES Manchester by the Sea DEV PATEL Lion... »

Moonlight Shines at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

February 26, 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 film, director Barry Jenkins not only credited his cast, but also his crew, saying he shared the award with “anybody who’s on the call sheet.”... »

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

February 24, 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. Tea leave watchers will note that the casual, colorful, pulled-out-of-a-bohemian’s-closet (yet always form fitting) threads worn in La La Land won the excellence in contemporary... »

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