Editor Jason Painter Joins Beast Atlanta

Beast has added editor Jason Painter to its Atlanta roster. Painter’s career spans 20 years in markets throughout the U.S., working with clients ranging from Toyota to Nike, and earning awards from Cannes Lions, AICE and CLIO, along with an Emmy nomination. At Beast’s Atlanta studio, he will work with co-located outposts of Company 3 and Method Studios to service clients nationwide. He will also be available in the six other markets where Beast has offices. […]


Contender – Costume Designer Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road

Director George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road is a post apocalyptic story where a woman (Charlize Theron) rebels against a tyrannical ruler and along for the journey of dressing the inhabitants of this world was costume designer Jenny Beavan, who is known for her work on The King’s Speech (2010), for which she received an Academy Award nomination. […]

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IO Entertainment’s Previs Helped Shape Key Scenes in Spectre

IO Entertainment recently served as the sole previs provider for Spectre, working closely with director Sam Mendes, cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema and crews in VFX, SFX, production design, art, stunts and locations, to visualize and pre-plan both the appearance and shooting methodology of key sequences in the film. […]


Contender – Composer Carter Burwell, Carol

“It’s true that everyone is different and indeed everyone hears music differently,” commented composer Carter Burwell in sharing how he communicates with directors. “A piece that one director will think is melancholy, another director may think is joyful. By its nature, music is abstract and subjective, but generally speaking, the best way I find to communicate with directors is the language of drama and cinema, nothing specifically about music.” […]


Opinion: There Is An Advertising Revolution Taking Place

Last year alone, $600 billion was spent on traditional advertising. But there is a new advertising approach happening right now, which is a throwback to a bygone age: Brands are shifting away from traditional TV commercials to funding and sponsoring documentaries, television programs and specials, and films.  Brands will emerge as the film and TV moguls of the future. […]


Contender – Cinematographer Mátyás Erdély, Son of Saul

More than any film in memory, Son of Saul takes the audience into the heart of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious death camp where the Nazis murdered millions of Jews during World War II. The story is seen almost entirely through the eyes of one individual, Saul Ausländer. He has been made one of the Sonderkommandos – Jewish prisoners forced by the SS to lead thousands of daily arrivals to the gas chambers and afterwards remove and burn the corpses. He tries to find moral solace from his unspeakable task by salvaging from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son, and attempts to have him buried with dignity. […]


Oishii Creative Designs On-Air Package for Sprout Brand Refresh

L.A.-based Oishii Creative recently contributed to the brand refresh of preschool television network Sprout, with a new on-air look that combines live-action and motion graphics. The company produced more than 60 promotional elements for the network refresh, including live-action spots, lower thirds, bumpers, IDs, end pages, transitions and promo toolkits. […]


Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

Film Independent announced nominations for the 2016 Spirit Awards this morning. Film Independent president Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at W Hollywood, with actors John Boyega and Elizabeth Olsen presenting the nominations. […]