Award-Winning Director/Creative Director Anthony Furlong Joins Alkemy X

Emmy Award-winning Director/Creative Director Anthony Furlong has signed on with Alchemy X as his exclusive representative for advertising, branded content and related projects. Furlong is a multi-talented creative and storyteller who uses lavish imagery and clever post techniques to create unique and unconventional cinematic pieces. “First and foremost, I’m a problem solver,” says Furlong of his approach. “I love using different mediums, styles and techniques to tell the best and […]


Ed Helms to Narrate Disneynature’s Penguins

Actor Ed Helms is diving in this spring as narrator of Disneynature’s upcoming theatrical feature Penguins. Penguins, the Disneynature film to be released in IMAX® as the label, celebrates 10 years since its first feature film hit theaters. The film continues Disneynature’s conservation tradition: for every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2019), Disneynature will make a donation to the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) to help protect penguins across the southern […]


Oscars 2019: Different Directions, From Green Book On Down

Although the anointing of a best picture Oscar for Green Book has already sparked a kind of Crash-like umbrage, the truth is this year’s Oscar-fest showed no clear overall “winner” — or do we mean “Favourite?” Green Book wasn’t even nominated in the directing category, but neither was Argo, a few short years back. Then again, Argo’s best pic nod has been revisited and re-argued, as well. Nonetheless, Bohemian Rhapsody […]


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar Winners

On February 24, 2019, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held their Annual 91st Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, announcing the 2019 Oscar winners. Celebrity presenters also took to the stage including Dana Carvey, Chef Jose Andres, Queen Latifah, Diego Luna, congressman John Lewis, Tom Morello, Trevor Noah, Amandla Stenberg, Mike Myers, Barbara Streisand, and Serena Williams. The show also featured musical performances by […]


Film Independent Spirit Awards

Saturday, February 23 was a cool, but sunny afternoon for the 34th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, held in the show’s signature white tent on Santa Monica Beach. The annual celebration honored independent, artist-driven films made with a budget under $20 million. With her impeccable comedic delivery, actress/comedian Aubrey Plaza, host of the IFC broadcast, started everyone laughing as she dedicated the show to “all the freaks.” The atmosphere was upbeat […]


Oscar Contender – Kate Biscoe, Makeup for Vice

When makeup department head Kate Biscoe first read the Vice script, she realized, in order to organize the project, spanning six decades with multiple recurring characters, the film would be a formidable challenge. “Researching and breaking down the script was time consuming but not difficult,” she stated. “However, we would not be shooting sequentially, and there were days that we would be shooting two or three different decades in one […]


Oscar Nominee For Best Editing – Hank Corwin, Editor of Vice

In Adam McKay’s Vice, former Vice-President Dick Cheney’s life is dramatized in non-linear fashion, jumping around to anachronistic points in the story. “What we did was find these emotional moments that complemented synergistically what was happening,” explained editor Hank Corwin of his work on Vice. For his efforts, Corwin was nominated for the Oscar for Best Editing. Creating Cheney’s tale on film, portraying him at various age stages, might have […]


Cinema Audio Society Awards

Held at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) 55th Annual Awards show certainly took its place as a show for the ages. Accolades were given in seven categories for outstanding sound in motion picture and television, as well as a student award and recognition of two products for production and post. Legends of the industry, including Mr. THX, Tom Holman,  were in attendance. Among […]


Writers Guild of America Winners

The Writers Guild of America, West and East, held concurrent ceremonies for the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on February 17, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Awards were given to winners of outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio/audio, promotional, and graphic animation. Writers Guild and SAG Award-nominated writer-actress-comedian Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and […]


Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards

Honoring outstanding achievements in sound editing, the 66th Annual Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Awards took place on Sunday, February 17th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles with over a thousand in attendance. Golden Reels were handed out in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media. In his opening address, MPSE president, Tom McCarthy, commented, “We are storytellers […]