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God’s Country DP Andrew Wheeler on Shooting the Sundance Film in Montana — Twice

January 2022
<i>God’s Country</i> DP Andrew Wheeler on Shooting the Sundance Film in Montana — Twice

One of the most visually arresting films I saw at Sundance this year was Julian Higgins’ promising directorial debut God’s Country, which was shot by Higgins’ longtime DP Andrew Wheeler. Wheeler has been working with Higgins since their days at AFI together, and their 2011 short film Thief won a Student Academy Award. He... »

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DGA Awards Nominees Include Steven Spielberg and Lin-Manuel Miranda

January 2022
DGA Awards Nominees Include Steven Spielberg and Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has announced the nominees for the 74th Annual DGA Awards for Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2021. The biggest difference between the DGA nominees and this year’s Golden Globe nominees is that Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza) was nominated instead of Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Lost Daughter), though Gyllenhaal was... »

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Writers Guild Unveils Nominees for WGA Awards, Including CODA and Licorice Pizza

January 2022
Writers Guild Unveils Nominees for WGA Awards, Including <i>CODA</i> and <i>Licorice Pizza</i>

The Writers Guild of America has announced its motion picture nominees for the 74th Annual Writers Guild Awards, which will take place on Sunday, March 20. Apple’s CODA continued its hot streak on Thursday, adding an Adapted Screenplay nomination to the PGA Award nod it received earlier in the day. The original screenplay category... »

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ACE Eddie Awards Announce 2022 Nominees, Including King Richard and Cruella

January 2022
ACE Eddie Awards Announce 2022 Nominees, Including <i>King Richard</i> and <i>Cruella</i>

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced the nominees for its 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which recognize outstanding editing in film, television and documentaries. Winners will be announced on March 5 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The half-capacity show originally was set for Feb. 26. As previously announced, the Sundance... »

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2nd Chance Composer T. Griffin and His Bassoon Get “Medieval” on Sundance Documentary

January 2022
<i>2nd Chance</i> Composer T. Griffin and His Bassoon Get “Medieval” on Sundance Documentary

Ramin Bahrani, the acclaimed filmmaker behind Man Push Cart, once again returns to the documentary format with the Sundance entry 2nd Chance, which premiered to strong reviews this past week. The film chronicles the life of Richard Davis, the colorful-yet-controversial man who invented the concealable bulletproof vest. Remarkably, Davis shot himself 196 times over the course... »

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Hackers Strike Society of Camera Operators Instagram Account

January 2022
Hackers Strike Society of Camera Operators Instagram Account

The Society of Camera Operators has just sent a message to its members regarding one of its social media accounts, as it appears that hackers have seized control of the SOC’s Instagram page. A letter sent to the Society’s newsletter subscribers said that “the hackers are sophisticated and we will not be able to recover... »

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ASC Nominations Reveal Battle Between Dune, Dog and Macbeth

January 2022
ASC Nominations Reveal Battle Between <i>Dune</i>, <i>Dog</i> and <i>Macbeth</i>

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced its 2022 nominations in the feature film, documentary and television categories, which honor the most compelling visual filmmaking of the year. This year’s feature nominees include Belfast, Dune, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog and The Tragedy of Macbeth. Last year’s ASC winner, Erik Messerschmidt, went... »

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Exclusive: Tippett Studio Names Michael Root New CTO, Ups Dale Taylor to Head of Production

January 2022
Exclusive: Tippett Studio Names Michael Root New CTO, Ups Dale Taylor to Head of Production

Tippett Studio, the award-winning effects studio founded by two-time Oscar winner Phil Tippett, has announced that Michael Root has been promoted from Director of Technology to Chief Technology Officer, while Dale Taylor has been promoted from VFX producer to Head of Production. The studio’s recent projects include The Mandalorian Season 2 and Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney Plus, as... »

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Jane Campion to Receive Art Directors Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award

January 2022
Jane Campion to Receive Art Directors Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion, who is back in the Oscar race this year with The Power of the Dog, will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (IATSE, Local 800) at the 26th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards. The Power of the Dog is considered a... »

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ATL Newsflash: Sundance May Be Virtual Again, But Stars Are Born Online These Days Anyway

January 2022
ATL Newsflash: Sundance May Be Virtual Again, But Stars Are Born Online These Days Anyway

The Sundance Film Festival launches today, albeit virtually, and though it has hardly been the same the last two years, you have to give the festival credit for rolling with the punches. Everyone in the entertainment ecosystem has been forced to adapt to the whims of the pandemic, and Sundance is no different. But you know what’s... »

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