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The 25th Annual Art Directors Guild ADG Awards Winners

April 10, 2021 | By
The 25th Annual Art Directors Guild ADG Awards Winners

The 25th Annual Art Directors Guild (ADG) Awards were handed out on Saturday night, April 10, hosted by Curb Your Enthusiasm star JB Smoove. Presenters for the night included Matt Bomer, Tyra Banks, Maria Bakalova, Carey Mulligan, Emerald Fennell, Aasif Mandvi, Jenna Elfman, Brian Tee, Jordi Molla, Nicco Annan & Michael Zegen. The film awards went to Donald Graham Burt for Mank, Wynn Thomas for Da 5 Bloods, Steve Pilcher for the Animated Feature Soul, and Nathan Crowley won for Tenet... »

2020 BAFTA Film Awards Night One Winners Announced

April 2021 | By
2020 BAFTA Film Awards Night One Winners Announced

Saturday, March 10, was the first night of the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards, held each year by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and the two-night ceremony began with the announcement of five craft categories, casting and the two short film categories.... »

End of Week Production Notes 4/9/21: The Academy Closes Downtown L.A., FilmLA Increases Fees and More News

April 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 4/9/21: The Academy Closes Downtown L.A., FilmLA Increases Fees and More News

Welcome back to the End of Week Production Notes, looking back at the relevant production and industry news from the week. Before we get to that news, a little bit of a Below the Line exclusive as we spoke with some of the VFX people... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Documentary Feature

April 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Documentary Feature

Welcome to one of my favorite of the categories. It wasn’t always thus, but the last few years I have become entranced by the quality of the films that... »

Mindshow Raises $10 Million Funding, Makes Sharon Bordas Its New President

April 2021 | By
Mindshow Raises $10 Million Funding, Makes Sharon Bordas Its New President

CG animation production company Mindshow has raised an additional $10M in funding and has announced Sharon Bordas as its new President along with other new executive hires. SWaN & Legend Venture Partners leads... »

A.I. Specialist DGene Launches in Hollywood

April 2021 | By
A.I. Specialist DGene Launches in Hollywood

DGene, a Silicon Valley and Shanghai-based developer of AI technology, has launched operations in Los Angeles. The company is creating software and services that leverage artificial intelligence and computer... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Music (Original Score)

April 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Music (Original Score)

This year’s line-up for Achievement in Music (Original Score) may be one of the more intriguing categories, because it includes past winners, past nominees — some who have been... »

FilmLA Issues Annual Report on Los Angeles Sound Stage Production

April 2021 | By
FilmLA Issues Annual Report on Los Angeles Sound Stage Production

FilmLA has issued a huge annual report on the state of Los Angeles Sound Stage Production from the data it aggregates from the regional film office of Greater Los... »

Iain Neil Joins Cooke Optics as Chief Optics Advisor

April 2021 | By
Iain Neil Joins Cooke Optics as Chief Optics Advisor

Academy Award-winning optical designer and award-winning lens designer Iain Neil has joined UK lens manufacturer, Cooke Optics, as its Chief Optics Advisor. He will be providing consulting advice and support for Cooke’s team... »

Art Directors Guild Announces Presenters for 25th Annual ADG Awards, Taking Place Saturday

April 2021 | By
Art Directors Guild Announces Presenters for 25th Annual ADG Awards, Taking Place Saturday

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced a number of presenters for its 25th Annual ADG Awards, taking place Saturday, April 10, at 3pm PST with JB Smoove... »

DGA Leadership Decries Georgia’s Restrictive Voting Law

April 2021 | By
DGA Leadership Decries Georgia’s Restrictive Voting Law

It has been one of the biggest stories in production news for the past few weeks, the narrative of whether to outright boycott Georgia after Governor Brian Kemp signed a... »

Contender Profile: Composer Terence Blanchard Talks Da 5 Bloods, One Night in Miami…

April 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Composer Terence Blanchard Talks <em>Da 5 Bloods</em>, <em>One Night in Miami…</em>

Beginning with Jungle Fever in 1991, Musician and Composer Terence Blanchard has been Spike Lee’s go-to guy for enhancing his films and television with just the right musical score.... »

 
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