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GKIDS Acquires 3 Titles For Acclaimed Anime Director Masaaki Yuasa

January 17, 2018 | By
GKIDS Acquires 3 Titles For Acclaimed Anime Director Masaaki Yuasa

Gkids Acquires 3 Titles From Acclaimed Anime Director Masaaki Yuasa    Cult Classic Mind Game  Plus Two Award-Winning New Titles Lu Over The Wall Night Is Short, Walk on Girl Coming in 2018!  GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired the North American distribution... »

2018 VES Awards Nominations

January 17, 2018 | By
2018 VES Awards Nominations

  HBO’s stellar stalwart, Game of Thrones continues to show no mercy as it dominates with 11 nominations this year.   “The artistry, ingenuity and passion of the visual effects practitioners around the world,  have come together to create truly remarkable imagery in a variety of media,” said VES Chair, Mike Chambers. “We are seeing the... »

Society of Camera Operators Announces the Nominees For Camera Operator of the Year, Film and Television

January 17, 2018 | By

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced the Nominees for Camera Operator of the Year for both the film and television categories.  The recipients will be announced at the February 3, 2018 Awards hosted at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.   Camera Operator of the Year – Film Nominees: Colin Anderson, SOC – The Phantom Thread ... »

Director Series: Feras Fayyad Fights for Last Men In Aleppo

January 12, 2018 | By
Director Series: Feras Fayyad Fights for <em>Last Men In Aleppo</em>

In 2013, during the siege of Aleppo by the Assad regime, director Feras Fayyad started shooting on his own, following the White Helmets, the volunteer first responders who organized to protect their neighborhoods and save the civilian lives impacted by Russian bombs. He wanted to learn why people remained in their homes despite the... »

Contenders: Head of Makeup Department Deborah La Mia Denaver and Department Head of Hair Design Adruitha Lee – I, Tonya

January 12, 2018 | By
Contenders: Head of Makeup Department Deborah La Mia Denaver and Department Head of Hair Design Adruitha Lee  – I, Tonya

    For makeup department head Deborah La Mia Denaver and hairstyling department head Adruitha Lee, I, Tonya represented several formidable challenges: recreating a lead character familiar to the general public, and aging that character—and others in the cast—through various life stages. In the case of this film, the central character was champion figure... »

Contender: Cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen – Molly’s Game

January 12, 2018 | By
Contender: Cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen – Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game is based on the real life events of Molly Bloom, a world class skier who turned to high-stakes poker games. As first time director Aaron Sorkin thought out a specific vision, he knew he could only bring it fruition by leaning on people whom are masters at their craft.  This is where... »

Contender: Editor Kevin Tent Downsizing

January 12, 2018 | By
Contender: Editor Kevin Tent <em>Downsizing</em>

      In the social satire, Downsizing, an everyman  (Matt Damon) shrinks himself down to five inches in height so he can live a life of wealth and splendor, but instead discovers the true value in human relationships. Although this film was more visual effects heavy than the usual Alexander Payne film–and a... »

2018 Directors Guild of America Film Nominations

January 11, 2018 | By
2018 Directors Guild of America Film Nominations

Feature Film Director Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Mr. del Toro’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: J. Miles Dale Production Manager: Dennis Chapman First Assistant Director: Pierre Henry Second Assistant Director: Tyler Delben Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird (A24) Ms. Gerwig’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Lila Yacoub, Danielle Blumstein,... »

Contenders: Composers Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer – Blade Runner 2049

January 11, 2018 | By
Contenders: Composers Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer – <em>Blade Runner 2049</em>

  The science fiction thriller Blade Runner 2049, the much-anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner, takes place 30 years after the events of the first film, with Ryan Gosling starring as K, a new replicant model, with Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Oscar-nominated director, Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) was a... »

CDG Awards Nominations For Film & TV Costuming

January 11, 2018 | By
CDG Awards Nominations For Film & TV Costuming

The Costume Designers Guild has unveiled its nominees for the 20th annual CDG Awards, which celebrate excellence in film, TV and shortform costume design. The trophies will be given out February 2o at the Beverly Hilton.             “I would like to congratulate all of the nominees of the 2018 Costume Designers Guild... »

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