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Artist Profile: Composer Adam Peters Provides a Chilling Score for The Dissident

January 20, 2021 | By
Artist Profile: Composer Adam Peters Provides a Chilling Score for <em>The Dissident</em>

Chances are that if you’re into British music from the ‘80s or ‘90s, you would have heard some of Composer Adam Peters’ work, most notably on Echo and the Bunnymen’s classic album Ocean Rain, on which Peters played and did the string arrangements. That was quite some time ago, and a different chapter in... »

Helen Scott’s Production Design for Steve McQueen’s Small Axe Anthology

January 20, 2021 | By
Helen Scott’s Production Design for Steve McQueen’s <em>Small Axe Anthology</em>

Created, co-written and directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Small Axe is an anthology series consisting of five individual stories with an emphasis on the West Indian immigrant community in London from the 1960s spanning through the 1980s. Initially, it was going to be six one-hour episodes for BBC One, and then... »

Fernando Garcia Named AMPAS Executive VP, Member Relations and Awards

January 20, 2021 | By
Fernando Garcia Named AMPAS Executive VP, Member Relations and Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has named Fernando Garcia as its Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards. Garcia will lead engagement and outreach initiatives for the organization’s worldwide membership of over 10,000 artists, filmmakers and executives, and oversee Academy Awards® processes for submissions, nominations, voting and balloting. Garcia will... »

Over the Weekend 1/19/21: Peaky Blinders Ends, Ethan Hawke Joins the MCU and More News

January 19, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 1/19/21: <em>Peaky Blinders</em> Ends, Ethan Hawke Joins the MCU and More News

Welcome back from the long weekend for those of you that had Monday off for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration. We have a big week ahead with the Wednesdasy Inauguration of former VP Joseph R. Biden as the 46th President of the United States and former Senator Kamala Harris as the first-ever woman Vice President,... »

Animated Short Spotlight: Frank E. Abney III on Canvas and Soul

January 18, 2021 | By
Animated Short Spotlight: Frank E. Abney III on <em>Canvas</em> and <em>Soul</em>

With the Oscars drawing ever closer – despite being later than ever – we’re going to try to cover a lot of the artisans and crafts in the mix. One thing we haven’t been covering nearly as much in recent months is animation, so in order to rectify that, this will begin our series... »

Set Decorators Society of America Announces First-Ever SDSA Awards

January 18, 2021 | By
Set Decorators Society of America Announces First-Ever SDSA Awards

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) has announced its first ever SDSA Awards to celebrate the work of Set Decorators and their colleagues for Best Achievement in Film 2020. The categories for the newly-announced awards will be for: BEST PICTURE BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DECOR/DESIGN OF A FEATURE FILM – PERIOD BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DECOR/DESIGN OF... »

End of Week Production Notes 1/15/20: SAG Awards Changes Date, Kidman & Hammer Fall Foul of Social Media and More News

January 15, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 1/15/20: SAG Awards Changes Date, Kidman & Hammer Fall Foul of Social Media and More News

As some may have suspected, the fact that production was temporarily paused for a few extra weeks after the holiday break didn’t mean that things weren’t a-happenin’ in Hollywood. This week saw the announcement of  a number of new film projects and TV series, some casting news as well as news about filmmakers and showrunners coming onto... »

Film Showcase: Director Robert Lorenz on The Marksman

January 15, 2021 | By
Film Showcase: Director Robert Lorenz on <em>The Marksman</em>

A bankrupt rancher tangles with the Mexican drug cartel in The Marksman, a Liam Neeson vehicle opening January 15 via Open Road. Directed by Robert Lorenz (DGA, PGA), the movie pairs Neeson as ex-Marine Jim Hanson with Miguel (Jacob Perez), a young Mexican who’s the target of cartel killers led by Mauricio (Juan Pablo... »

FilmLA Reports 25% Decline in Film Permits for December 2020

January 12, 2021 | By
FilmLA Reports 25% Decline in Film Permits for December 2020

FilmLA, the partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, issued its seventh update about regional filming activity since the reopening of L.A. County to on-location filming last June. It reports having processed approximately 4,213 film permit applications spanning 2,985 unique projects in that time. Because December... »

Film Spotlight: Hungarian Filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó on Pieces of a Woman

January 12, 2021 | By
Film Spotlight: Hungarian Filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó on <em>Pieces of a Woman</em>

Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó has been one of his country’s great exports with films being on the film festival circuit for nearly two decades. His 2014 film White God got him a lot more attention than previous films, particularly with his creation of a world where dogs ran rampant, using hundreds of real dogs... »

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