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ICG Publicists Awards to Honor Anthony & Joe Russo, Ava DuVernay and Don Mischer

The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) will host their 57th Annual Publicists Awards Luncheon, announcing winners honoring excellence in publicity and promotion campaigns for motion pictures and television programs, on February 7, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Anthony and Joe Russo, who helmed Marvel Studios’ critically acclaimed Avengers: Endgame, are set to receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award for their historic contributions to the art of […]

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Oscar Contender: Best Make-Up 1917 Naomi Donne

When director Sam Mendes first contacted makeup and hair designer Naomi Donne about his World War I film, 1917, her natural reaction was immediate agreement to participate. However, Mendes’ film came with a caveat: the action would be staged as if the entire movie was one continuous shot. “We would rehearse for months, and then just shoot it in real time,” Oscar-nominated Donne described. “How am I going to make […]

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The 18th Annual VES Awards Winners

Disney’s The Lion King came out on top at the 18th annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards, winning three trophies including the marquee Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature during Wednesday night’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. The Jon Favreau-directed “live action” remake of the cartoon classic also took the award for Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature and Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project, setting it up […]

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The 22nd Costume Designers Guild Awards Winners

The Costume Designers Guild (CDG) handed out its trophies for the 22nd annual CDG Awards with Mindy Kaling as host for the evening, which celebrated special honorees Charlize Theron, Mary Ellen Fields, Michael Kaplan and Adam McKay. Jojo Rabbit and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil received top honors among the costumers. In the TV category, the hit The Masked Singer and designer Marina Toybina beat reigning designer Zaldy (RuPaul’s Drag Race) […]

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Oscar Contender: Visual Effects Avengers: Endgame

In undertaking a third Avengers film, Endgame, Marvel visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw relied on his previous experiences at Marvel Studios. “The Marvel system is that they bring you in and get you immersed,” DeLeeuw stated. “I started on second unit on Iron Man 3 and learned the system. Then, [Avengers directors] Joe and Anthony [Russo] brought us on for [Captain America] Winter Soldier, so you learn what was going […]

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MPSE Newly Elected President Mark Lanza

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) have elected Mark Lanza as president. Lanza is an award-winning supervising sound editor and currently serves as the organization’s treasurer. His two-year term as president begins in January. He succeeds Tom McCarthy. Also elected to the MPSE board are Steve Urban as secretary and Jeremy Gordon as treasurer. They join continuing board members Bernard Weiser (vice president) and Christopher Reeves (sergeant-at-arms). Currently based at […]

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The 32nd Annual PTSL Playoffs

On Saturday, January 25th, American Dad beat The Rookie – 20-5 – to win the Championship game, marking the end of the Prime Time Softball League’s (PTSL) 32nd season. The co-ed teams – excluding the Agents of Shield – will begin their season again in September of 2020, with registration taking place in August, including Brooklyn Nine-Nine who won the playoffs last year. For more information on PTSL’s upcoming season, […]

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34th Annual ASC Awards Winners

Cinematographer Roger Deakins won the top prize Saturday night at the 34th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, for his camera work on 1917, directed by Sam Mendes. Deakins beat Phedon Papamichael (Ford v Ferrari), Rodrigo Prieto (The Irishman), Robert Richardson (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Lawrence Sher (Joker). The latter three are Oscar-nominated with Deakins. The fifth nominee, Jarin Blaschke (The Lighthouse), […]

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56th Annual CAS Awards Winners

The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture – Live Action was presented to the sound mixing team from Ford v Ferrari Steven A. Morrow CAS, Paul Massey CAS, David Giammarco CAS, Tyson Lozensky, David Betancourt, and Richard Duarte. Top honors for Motion Picture – Animated went to Toy Story 4 and the sound mixing team of Doc Kane CAS, Vince Caro CAS, Michael Semanick CAS, Nathan Nance, David […]

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72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards  

The 72nd Annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Guild Awards was held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The annual ceremony honored talented directors across 11 major categories within the film and television space, along with 2 lifetime achievement awards. The show was hosted by Judd Apatow. The many guest presenters included Alfonso Cuaron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Sam Rockwell, Katheryn […]