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Dick Wolf’s Kind of Town

Local film and media production in Chicago have yet again reached record levels in 2017. For more information, please check https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/ depts/dca/provdrs/chicago_film_office/ news/2018/january/2017_film.html

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Arsenalcreative Names Mike Wynd Vfx Supervisor

ArsenalCreative has announced an expansion of its VFX team with the addition of award-winning VFX Supervisor Mike Wynd. He comes to Arsenal from MPC, where he spent 8 years as a VFX Supervisor. Regarding Wynd joining the company, Cortney Haile, ArsenalCreative Partner and Executive Producer, said, “We’re so excited to have someone with Mike’s level of experience and expertise join our team. His skill set will be a huge asset […]

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Production News Weekly January 31, 2018

Production News Weekly 01/31/2018 On-Location Production Has Another Incredible Year On-location filming in the Greater Los Angeles region achieved its second best year on record in 2017, according to data released by FilmL.A., Inc.  Last year on-location filming decreased 3.4 percent (from 39,627 Shoot Days to 38,284 Shoot Days) for a second-place annual finish compared to 2016.  Meanwhile, according to new data, L.A. area sound stage occupancy remains above 92 […]

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On Body And Soul – Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film

Academy Award Nominee For Best Foreign Language Film Coming To Netflix Friday, February 2, 2018       Written and directed by Ildiko Enyedi (My Twentieth Century; Simon, the Magician), the Hungarian language film premiered in February at the Berlin Film Festival, where it was awarded the Golden Bear for best film.  In Berlin, the drama also took the FIPRESCI Prize and the Ecumenical Jury Prize. The film had its […]

Awards

68th Annual ACE Eddie Awards

Dunkirk, I, Tonya And Coco Take Top Honors   The 68th annual ACE Eddie Awards recognized the best editing of 2017 with trophies handed out in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. Lee Smith, ACE, took home the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) Eddie for Dunkirk, while Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE, won Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy/Musical) for I, Tonya. Coco, edited by Steve Bloom, won Best Edited Animated […]

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Cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi & Editor Tom Cross – Hostiles

Hostiles is a riveting Western set in 1892, as Captain Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale) is assigned to escort dying Cheyenne Chief Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) and his family from New Mexico back to his homeland in Montana. Rosalie Quaid (Rosamund Pike) is suddenly thrusted into this journey with Blocker and Yellow Hawk as her family was ambushed and murdered by a Comanche tribe. Hostiles is the fourth film from director […]

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The First Female Cinematographer Nominated For The Academy Award Rachel Morrison – Mudbound

Rachel Morrison’s cinematography in director Dee Rees’ Mudbound masterfully illustrates the story of two intertwined families, one black and one white, on a Mississippi farm in 1940s post WWII. The story follows the white McAllan family, Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan), younger brother Jamie (Garrett Hedlund), and his racist father Pappy (Jonathan Banks), as they attempt to work the barren landscape into a functioning cotton farm. The Jackson […]

Animation

The 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

The 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Award – January 27, 2018 Checking in to the Art Directors Guild 22nd annual event was a moment I won’t be likely to forget anytime soon! With the Dolby’s towering elephant statues to the right, and the bustling red carpet to the left, I truly felt like I stepped into the old world of Hollywood. Not the people on the red carpet, or the sparkling crowd of professionals waiting to enter the Ballroom, but the shows […]

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Industry Master Calendar January 28, 2018

Welcome Below the Line Subscribers, Looking ahead, we have several dates for you to take notice of this week! The Sundance Film Festival that has been taking place this last week is ending today. Voting for the Location Managers Guild and the Cinema Audio Society Awards shows are opening, and voting for the Writers Guild and the Directors Guild Awards shows are closing. Towards the end of the week will […]

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45th Annie Awards

45th Annie Awards Show- February 3, 2018 The International Animated Film Society (ASIFA-Hollywood) hosts its 45th Annual Annie Awards show to recognize the best in animation! The awards are presented in 36 categories including Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Feature-Independent, Broadcast Productions, Commercials, Student Film, and Short Subject, as well as the Honorary and Individual Achievements. Submissions for the Annie’s continue to grow each year, showing animation’s diversity in both storytelling and […]