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February 8, 2023

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Art Directors Guild Will Induct Production Designer Terence Marsh, Art Director Natacha Rambova into Hall of Fame

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) announced today that legendary Production Designer and Art Director Terence Marsh (Doctor Zhivago, Shawshank Redemption) and pioneering silent film art director, costume designer, writer, dancer, and occasional actress Natacha Rambova (Salomé, A Doll’s House) will be inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame for their extraordinary contributions to the art of visual storytelling. The ceremony will take place at the 27th Annual […]

Terence Marsh Natacha Rambova
Art Direction

Tulsa King Stunt Coordinator Freddie Poole on Doubling Sylvester Stallone, Planning Car Chases, and Getting His Start With Chuck Norris

The Paramount+ series Tulsa King stars Sylvester Stallone as a mobster who is newly released from prison and summarily exiled from New York to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where violence quickly finds him. The crime drama required extensive stunt work for its many action sequences, and, fortunately, they had just the right man for the job, as Freddie Poole has been working as Stallone’s stunt double for the past decade and change […]

Tulsa King

Prime Time Softball League: The Rookie and CSI Vegas Head to the League Championship This Saturday

After a number of delays in the playoffs due to weather conditions that made the field unplayable, Prime Time Softball League (PTSL) finally got through its Quarter and Semi Finals, leading up to the League Championship on Saturday, Feb. 11 between The Rookie and CSI Vegas. The season finale will take place on Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex, No 2 at 2PM. The lead-up to the championship saw the Quarter Finals on Jan. […]

Prime Time Softball League

Oscar-Winning SFX Makeup Artist Howard Berger on Creating Blood, Bite Marks, and Beautiful Nails for Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire

Interview With the Vampire

The job of the special effects makeup artist is to make characters as gruesome and grotesque as possible, and Oscar-winner Howard Berger (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe) is a master at making such monsters and other otherworldly creatures for film and television. Berger’s 200+ credits date back to 1984 and include installments in the Nightmare on Elm Street and Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchises as […]

Union Roundup: The White Lotus, Artificial Intelligence, and the Rumbles of Mt. Etna

Xavier Grobet

Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Xavier Grobet, ASC, about his work shooting Season 2 of The White Lotus for Creator Mike White and HBO. We talked about his previous collaborations with White, what gear and glass he used for Lotus (ALEXA Minis and Panavision Primos, mostly), how professional the Italian crews were, and the layered use of location, including the show’s Godfather references and the way a glowing, […]

Knock at the Cabin Review: M. Night Shyamalan Resurgence Continues With This Tense Psychological Thriller

Knock at the Cabin

Artists who catch lightning in a bottle early in their careers frequently fail to live up to their promised potential. This was certainly the case of writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, whose stunning success with The Sixth Sense back in 1999 yielded a couple of smaller hits like Unbreakable and Signs before leading to a string of underperformers including Lady in the Water, The Happening, The Last Airbender, and After Earth. […]

Film Academy to Honor Eight Sci-Tech Achievements From 19 Individual Award Recipients, Including Iain Neil

Oscars 2023

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that eight scientific and technical achievements represented by 19 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Friday, Feb. 24 at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, marking its return to an in-person event for the first time since 2019. In addition, Iain Neil will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar […]

Set Designer Luis G. Hoyos to Receive Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Feb. 18 Gala

Luis G. Hoyos
Art Direction

Luis G. Hoyos, award-winning set designer best known for Memoirs of a Geisha and Dreamgirls, will receive the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award from the Set Designers & Model Makers Council (SDMM). The ceremony will take place at the 27th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The announcement was made today by […]

Matthews Introduces Gatorbuddy, Its Multi-Purpose Grip Tool


Matthews Studio Equipment brings another smarter support solution to photography and video shoots. New Gatorbuddy™ is a professional tool that helps shooters work with bounce and fill cards that can increase productivity on the job. Compact, sturdy and mobile, Gatorbuddy is useful for a variety of tasks. Featuring a steel base and four Tente caster wheels, it can glide around the studio, then easily lock safely in place to facilitate […]