Amanda Mackey

Amanda Mackey, Casting Director for The Fugitive and A League of Their Own, Dies at 70

Amanda Mackey, the esteemed casting director who worked on films such as The Fugitive and A League of Their Own, died in her sleep on Aug. 27. She was 70. Mackey had been battling myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of blood cancer, at NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn. She spent nearly four decades working in Hollywood, earning an Emmy nomination for Ryan Murphy‘s acclaimed HBO movie The Normal Heart. Born and raised […]


ALIBI Music Updates Its Extension Panel for Adobe Premiere Pro

ALIBI Music is bringing Adobe Premiere Pro users even more of its website’s robust functionality with an exciting extension panel update that is now available on the Adobe Creative Cloud. The production music company — a trusted resource for content editors working in film, television, advertising, streaming, and video games — has made four key enhancements that strengthen the connection to its fresh pipeline of music and sound effects directly […]

David Scheunemann
Art Direction

Bullet Train Production Designer David Scheunemann on Researching Japan, His Core Creative Team, and How Covid Helped His Process

David Leitch‘s action-thriller Bullet Train has been in theaters for a few weeks now, and though the star-studded cast is likely what has been driving audiences to theaters, once audiences have seen the movie, they’re likely to appreciate the film’s marvelous production design as much as its talented ensemble. Production Designer David Scheunemann was responsible for designing the high-speed Shinkansen train at the center of this action movie, which marks […]

Hollywood Critics Association
Accidental Turitz

The Accidental Turitz: Celebrity-Obsessed Critics Groups Have Gone From Covering Awards Season to Playing Lead Roles in It

Many years ago, in a different lifetime, I was the staff writer at Us magazine, back when it was a monthly and, therefore, still semi-respectable. It was like a cross between Entertainment Weekly and Premiere, two late, lamented publications that had class and wrote interesting stories and weren’t just paparazzi rags, but it was filled with pictures of celebrities and “features” that were nothing more than vapid, extended captions. Anyway, […]

V-Raptor XL

IBC 2022: Red Digital Cinema Showcasing V-Raptor XL Camera, Red Connect Solution

Red Digital Cinema® will spotlight its latest technologies at IBC in Amsterdam from September 9-12 (Booth 11.B38). Those attending the conference will get a first look at the newly released V-RAPTOR TM XL 8K VV camera system designed to support high-end television and motion picture productions. RED will also introduce its newest innovation RED Connect, a license-enabled feature that allows delivery of full resolution, live R3D video streaming via RED’s […]

Jay Holben

That Shot and How I Got It Cinematic Conversation with Renowned DPs Takes Place Sept. 8

On September 8, the Tiffen Company, Videndum Production Solutions, and Creative Solutions are presenting an in-person evening of cinematic conversation with peers and pros. Renowned cinematographers M. David Mullen ASC, Robert McLachlan ASC, CSC, and Nancy Schreiber ASC will join moderator Jay Holben to screen their favorite shots and reveal the magic behind the camera that made it happen. Guests are invited to enjoy casual conversation with cool drinks and […]


EditFest Goes Global as Editors From Around the World Reveal How They Found Their Way to the Cutting Room

ACE president Kevin Tent opened the annual EditFest Global – a hybrid in-person and online event – taking place on Aug. 27 and 28. Avid product marketer Michael Krulik moderated the first panel, “Small Screen, Big Picture,” and asked panelists how they started their careers in editing. Liza Cardinale, ACE (What We Do In the Shadows) said she originally planned on being a director, but fell in love with editing […]

Oren Soffer

Allswell DP Oren Soffer on Taking Inspiration From Classic New York Movies and His Bond With Greig Fraser

As the end of August approaches, Cinematographer Oren Soffer finds himself riding high thanks to an eventful summer that saw three of his projects premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, including Ben Snyder‘s family dramedy Allswell, which features actors such as Bobby Cannavale, Max Casella, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Daphne Rubin-Vega. Soffer has dipped his toe in every avenue imaginable for cinematography, from short films to commercials, and he just wrapped […]

The cast of CODA

Screen Actors Guild Unveils Key Dates for SAG Awards, Which Still Don’t Have a Broadcast Partner Yet

The Screen Actors Guild has unveiled key dates for the 29th SAG Awards, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023. Nominating committees were formed earlier this month, and the submission period for film and television is now open. Submissions will no longer be accepted after Friday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. PT. Voting for SAG Award nominations will begin on Monday, Dec. 5 and close on Sunday, Jan. […]

LMGI Awards

House of Gucci, Succession Lead 9th Annual Location Managers Guild Awards

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners for its 9th Annual LMGI Awards at a ceremony that took place at the Los Angeles Center Studios on Saturday night, August 27. Ridley Scott‘s House of Gucci, and the James Bond movie, No Time to Die, were notable winners in the motion picture categories, while HBO‘s Succession, the Netflix series, Stranger Things, and Station Eleven won some of the television categories. Martin Scorsese, Orlando Bloom, and Red National Celebration […]