Eddie Awards
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ACE Announces Later April Date for Eddie Awards, New Animated Series Category

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced that the 2021 Eddie Awards will be held later than usual on Sunday, April 18, 2021, to line-up with the amended April 25 date for next year’s Academy Awards ceremony. The group has also added a category for Best Edited Animated Series (Non-Theatrical) to the mix. The Eddie Awards will be handed out in some form of virtual event as to maintain safety due […]

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Vancouver Productions Shut Down Due to COVID Test Delays

It looks like there’s trouble in paradise aka Vancouver, British Columbia, which was one of the first North American cities to start production with a lot of popular shows on The CW being the first ones out of the gate. Word comes from Variety that production on Warner Bros. Television‘s Riverdale and Batwoman, as well as CBS TV Studios‘ Nancy Drew and Charmed, has shut down due to delays in getting test results from the BC labs. Apparenlty, Disney […]

No Picture
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Opinion: Cui Bono – Who Benefits from the Variety/THR Takeover?

Cui Bono is Latin for “Who Benefits?” It’s a question that needs to be asked whenever there is a major business deal, whether it’s in Hollywood or anywhere else. Who benefits when someone writes a multi-million or even billion dollar check to take over a potential competitor?  Who benefits from Walt Disney Pictures buying a good chunk of Fox’s television and movie ventures? Over the past year and a half […]

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Post New York Alliance Highlighting The Future of Post Production in Oct. 1 Webinar

Post New York Alliance (PNYA) has announced the topic of their next free “Post Break” webinar, taking place tomorrow, Thursday, October 1, at 4pm Eastern, and it’s titled The Future of Post Production. Panelists include Post Supervisor Chris Arruda, HARBOR CEO and President Zak Tucker, and Peter Postma, Managing Director of FilmLight Americas, and the discussion will be moderated by Post Supervisor Diana Dekajlo. The panel is described as “A panel of highly-accomplished industry veterans will share […]

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Artist Spotlight: Elliot Goldenthal on Scoring The Glorias

Four different performers (Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, and Lulu Wilson) portray Gloria Steinem in The Glorias, Julie Taymor‘s biopic about the renowned feminist. For composer Elliot Goldenthal, that meant finding musical themes to tie together a narrative that stretches over two continents and several decades. After premiering at Sundance this past January, The Glorias will be available for digital download and streaming via Prime Video on Wednesday, September 30. Goldenthal has written […]

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Soundwhale Launches Debut in Brazil with Netflix Production

Remote audio post-production software Soundwhale has completed its first collaboration with a production in Brazil. This is the first South American market for the app, which has a growing user base in Japan and North America. In Brazil, Soundwhale was selected as a Netflix Preferred Partner. It’s simple interface and flexibility made it a top choice for audio engineers like Rodrigo Noronho at Lagoa Acústica studio, who found himself in […]

Ghost VFX
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Ghost VFX Opens Vancouver Facility, Names Gillian Pearson as Studio Manager

Visual effects house Ghost VFX are opening a new studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, and VFX expert Gillian Pearson has been named as the site’s Studio Manager. Ghost VFX currently has facilities in Los Angeles, Copenhagen, London and Manchester, making the Vancouver studio its fifth facility. Pearson’s extensive career in the entertainment industry includes co-founding the Lost Boys: School of VFX visual effects college. She’s credited as VFX Producer on projects like A+E/History‘s Six and two seasons […]

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Editor Jen Dean Joins Cut+Run

Cut+Run has announced that editor Jen Dean has joined its roster of talent. The native Texan won the first AICE Award for best editing in a music video  as continues to work with long-time collaborator, Danny Clinch. Dean studied experimental cinema with Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon in Boulder before assisting Hank Corwin for many years at Lost Planet. Music plays a large part in Dean’s approach to projects as well as a passion […]

Writers Guild Awards
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2021 Writers Guild Awards Media Timeline Announced

The 2021 Writers Guild Awards (73rd Annual) will be presented at concurrent ceremonies on Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Los Angeles and New York. The Writers Guild Awards (WGA) honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories. The timeline for the awards is below. 2020-2021 WGA Media Timeline: September 2020: September 28th – Submissions Open in ALL Categories: Screenplays (Original, Adapted, Documentary), Series (Drama, Comedy, New), […]

Mulan
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Making the Scene: Weta’s Anders Langlands on Mulan Transformation Sequence

Below the Line has a fairly extensive interview with Weta Digital VFX Supervisor Anders Langlands, who recently supervised the visual FX for Disney’s Mulan. We wanted to give you a little taster for that upcoming interview with a fairly lengthy description of one particular scene that Weta made happen. One of Mulan’s two primary antagonists is a sorceress named Xianniang, played by Gong Li. In one particularly striking sequence, she leaves […]