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Congratulations to Composer Michael Kramer on his 2018 Annie Award Nomination

February 2, 2018 | By
Congratulations to Composer Michael Kramer on his 2018 Annie Award Nomination

  Michael Kramer is an award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist for film, television, and video games. Within the past few years, Michael has become a highly recognizable name in the animation composition realm. He’s best known for his work on the Disney XD animated series, Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, for which he earned... »

Weta’s Joe Letteri and Dan Lemmon React to their Oscar Nomination

February 2, 2018 | By
Weta’s Joe Letteri and Dan Lemmon React to their Oscar Nomination

  “We are immensely proud of this work and grateful to the Academy for recognizing War for the Planet of the Apes with a nomination,” said Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Joe Letteri. “This is the final film in the trilogy, and we’ve been really happy to see how audiences have been swept up by... »

On Body And Soul – Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film

January 31, 2018 | By
On Body And Soul – Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film

Academy Award Nominee For Best Foreign Language Film Coming To Netflix Friday, February 2, 2018       Written and directed by Ildiko Enyedi (My Twentieth Century; Simon, the Magician), the Hungarian language film premiered in February at the Berlin Film Festival, where it was awarded the Golden Bear for best film.  In Berlin,... »

The First Female Cinematographer Nominated For The Academy Award Rachel Morrison – Mudbound

January 29, 2018 | By
The First Female Cinematographer Nominated For The Academy Award Rachel Morrison – <em>Mudbound</em>

Rachel Morrison’s cinematography in director Dee Rees’ Mudbound masterfully illustrates the story of two intertwined families, one black and one white, on a Mississippi farm in 1940s post WWII. The story follows the white McAllan family, Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan), younger brother Jamie (Garrett Hedlund), and his racist father Pappy (Jonathan... »

Best Foreign Film Nominee – Fantastic Woman

January 24, 2018 | By
Best Foreign Film Nominee – <em>Fantastic Woman</em>

              From the producers of Jackie and Spotlight, comes A Fantastic Woman, the fifth film from Chilean writer/director Sebastián Lelio. The much lauded movie was an official selection for the 2017 Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals. The director is mostly noted for his fourth feature film, Gloria, which previously represented Chile at the... »

IT – You’ll Float Too

January 19, 2018 | By
<em>IT</em> – You’ll Float Too

Bill Skarsgård and Jackson Robert Scott in It (2017) Based on the famous 1986 Stephen King novel, New Line Cinema’s horror thriller IT, directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama), focuses on seven young outcasts called the “the Losers’ Club” who share similar sensibilities. Each of them has been isolated growing up, surrounded by the terror... »

Academy Award Nominee: Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel Creates Visual Dissonance In Darkest Hour

January 15, 2018 | By
Academy Award Nominee: Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel Creates Visual Dissonance In <em>Darkest Hour</em>

Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel’s high contrast lighting and fast paced camera movement propel the story of Darkest Hour, illustrating an in depth study of Winston Churchill’s personality and character during the precarious weeks leading up to the Dunkirk evacuation during WWII. This was Delbonnel’s first time working with director Joe Wright. Wright sent the script... »

For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Visual Effects Artists

February 19, 2016 | By
For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Visual Effects Artists

The best compliment you can pay to visual effects artists is to not even notice their work. Of course, we all know that the Millennium Falcon isn’t real, but the vicious bear in The Revenant just might be. That’s the reason the Visual Effects Society makes the distinction between “outstanding visual effects” and “outstanding... »

For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Animated Films

February 18, 2016 | By
For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Animated Films

Cartoons – going back to the era of a whistling Mickey in Steamboat Willie – have seemed fundamental to the whole idea of movies that captured the collective consciousness in the 20th century. So much so, that you might assume that the Oscars, going back to their founding in the late 1920’s, have had a... »

For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Hair and Makeup Artists

February 17, 2016 | By
For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Hair and Makeup Artists

Often, the specific release date of a feature film is the result of many factors: the length of a film’s production and, more importantly, postproduction schedule, the studio’s internal marketing strategy and external factors including weather complications, performer injuries, the availability of locations, and other aspects. As such, in any one year, a list... »

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