The English

The English Cinematographer Arnau Valls Colomer on Shooting Spain for the Western Frontier and Emily Blunt’s Horse Riding Skills

When you think of the American frontier, images of the Wild West may come to mind — vast, sweeping landscapes as far as the eye can see, cowboys and Indians riding horses, often engaged in territorial wars. The English, a six-episode miniseries on Amazon Prime Video, offers a revisionist approach to the classic western, one in which the hero happens to be Native American. The show stars Emily Blunt as […]

Ian Unterreiner

Ian Unterreiner Named President of Russo Brothers’ VisualCreatures Virtual Production Studio

Russo Brothers’ AGBO announced today that Ian Unterreiner has been appointed President and Partner of their virtual production studio VisualCreatures (VC). The recently acquired company, which specializes in real-time applications in visual effects and animation, opened its new studio equipped with a motion capture enabled sound stage at AGBO’s downtown Los Angeles’ creative campus. Unterreiner’s appointment will push VC’s research and development deeper into virtual production workflows and AI solutions […]

Colin Farrell SOC

Colin Farrell to Receive Society of Camera Operators Governors Award at SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards on Feb. 25

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) is pleased to announce the 2023 SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards’ Governors Award recipient is Oscar Nominee: Colin Farrell. Hosted at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 25, 2023, the star-studded, red-carpet, SOC Awards show will honor the top professionals and operators in motion picture, television, and the industry at large. “We are honored to present this award to such a celebrated and truly talented […]

Quinta Brunson

ICG Publicists to Honor Quinta Brunson with 2023 Television Showperson Award

Multi-award-winning writer, producer, comedian and actor Quinta Brunson, creator of ABC and Warner Bros. Television’s groundbreaking TV series, Abbott Elementary, will receive the ICG Publicists (International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600) 2023 Television Showperson Award. Brunson will be honored at the 60th Annual ICG Publicists Awards luncheon at The Beverly Hilton on Friday, March 10, 2023. The announcement was made today by Tim Menke and Sheryl Main, ICG Publicists Awards […]


Union Roundup: New Rust Charges, and Disney’s Reedy Creek District, Where the Past Is Not Only Prologue But Epilogue, Too

“The past is never dead,” William Faulkner famously wrote, adding “it’s not even past.” The 20th-century literary icon and Nobel winner, who sojourned for a while in Hollywood to drink heavily and collect then-easy screenwriting money, was, of course, talking about the personal histories that ineluctably shape us. But being from the South, he was also aware of the broader weight of history, as well. Indeed, the region’s politics are […]


DGA, SAG-Aftra, IATSE, Teamsters, Hollywood Basic Crafts Extend COVID-19 Safety Agreement with Less Testing

The Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the Hollywood Basic Crafts (Teamsters Local 399, IBEW Local 40, LiUNA! Local 724, OPCMIA Local 755 and UA Local 78), and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced the extension of the current COVID-19 Safety Agreement through April 1, 2023. The new agreement maintains the bedrock […]

Fairyland movie

Fairyland Review: Another Stellar Emilia Jones Performance Highlights This Moving Father-Daughter Drama

Children grow up with all different kinds of role models. Strict parents insist on respect and adherence to rules from their offspring, while more relaxed guardians may treat their younger relatives more as friends or peers. Both approaches can have mixed results, depending on the temperament of all parties and the environments in which they are raised. For Alysia Abbott, her father’s unique style left a distinct impression, one movingly […]

Drift movie

Drift Review: A Melancholy Examination of Trauma Featuring a Compelling Turn From Cynthia Erivo

“I know what you mean” and “I get what you’re going through” are statements that are meant to express support for someone else but most often serve to undermine the significance and specificity of a person’s experience. Without having been there, it’s not really possible to truly relate. Drift presents a scenario in which one woman is recovering from a devastating ordeal without seeking the support of anyone else, understandably […]

A League of Their Own
Art Direction

A League of Their Own Production Designer Victoria Paul on Paying Homage to the Original Film & Dealing With Pittsburgh Weather

A League of Their Own hit a home run in the eyes of viewers and critics alike, with the Amazon series earning raves for its acting, writing, and cinematography, as well as progressive storylines that Penny Marshall‘s classic film of the same name — which inspired the Prime Video show — couldn’t explore. Also drawing praise is the work of Production Designer Victoria Paul, whose team crafted the physical universe […]

Janet Kusnick
Art Direction

Art Directors Guild to Honor Illustrator/Storyboard Artist Janet Kusnick with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) announced today that Illustrator/Storyboard Artist Janet Kusnick will be presented with an Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award by the Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) Council. The celebration will take place at the 27th Annual ADG Awards on Saturday February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Making the announcement was Guild President Nelson Coates, ADG and Awards Producers Michael Allen […]