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Oscar Contender: Visual Effects Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

January 24, 2020 | By
Oscar Contender: Visual Effects <em>Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker</em>

When visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett got the call to begin work on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the project was early in pre-production with two prominent challenges which would be unlike any in a previous Star Wars film. “The scene when Rey and Ren are fighting is a big water... »

Sim Post-Production: Sundance Premieres Four Independent Films

January 23, 2020 | By
Sim Post-Production: Sundance Premieres Four Independent Films

A long-time supporter of independent film, Sim provided post-production finishing services for four ground-breaking films premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Sim Post New York provided final color grading and online editorial for Hillary, Academy Award-nominated director Nanette Burnstein’s four-part documentary about the life of Hillary Clinton and her historic 2016 presidential campaign.... »

HBO Documentary: The Apollo Examines Historic Theater

January 22, 2020 | By
HBO Documentary: <em>The Apollo</em> Examines Historic Theater

Currently airing on HBO via HBO Documentary Films, the feature-length documentary The Apollo explores the legendary Harlem theater’s ongoing importance as a historical landmark and touchstone of African-American culture. When producer Lisa Cortes contemplated a theater in her own neighborhood, one that has been an institution since 1913, she knew that a film about... »

Oscar Contender: Bombshell Make-Up and Hair Styling

January 17, 2020 | By
Oscar Contender: <em> Bombshell</em> Make-Up and Hair Styling

When Charlize Theron, producer and star of director Jay Roach’s Bombshell, was preparing to play former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, she knew that she would need to physically transform herself to deliver the most accurate onscreen portrayal possible. Moreover, Bombshell’s other main characters, notably Fox News chief Roger Ailes and host Gretchen Carlson,... »

Writers Guild 2020 Awards Nominees

January 15, 2020 | By

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... »

PTSL Final Two Weeks

January 15, 2020 | By
PTSL Final Two Weeks

The Prime Time Softball League (PTSL) is in the final two weeks of their season. Four teams will be playing this Saturday, January 18th, in the PTSL Division Playoffs: All Rise will be playing against The Rookie, and S.W.A.T. will be playing against American Dad. The winners will play for the championship next Saturday,... »

Hollywood SMPTE: The Irishman

January 14, 2020 | By
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... »

Contender: Captain Marvel Visual Effects

January 12, 2020 | By
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: Editor Wyatt Smith Harriet

January 7, 2020 | By
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... »

77th Golden Globe Awards Winners

January 7, 2020 | By
77th Golden Globe Awards Winners

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association honored its picks for the top movies, TV shows and performances of the previous year at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. With Ricky Gervais as host, the awards show kicked off the season at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on January 5, 2020. The night’s big... »

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