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Art Direction

The 24th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

Returning to the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown for the second consecutive year, the Art Directors Guild (ADG) held its 24th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Saturday, February 2, 2020.  The gala was presented before roughly 1,000 in attendance as well as live streamed, ensuring international members could participate. Actress/Comedian Debra Wilson ignited the crowd with an energetic blend of comedy and appreciation of the various crafts that compose production design.  […]


The 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) 70th Annual Eddie Awards – the longest running below-the-line award show and third longest award show behind the Golden Globes and Oscars – took place at the Beverly Hilton Friday, January 17th, 2020. After a montage highlighting the best drama film editing of the last five decades, ACE President Stephen Rivkin welcomed the evening’s guests and honorees who were being celebrated for their creative achievements […]

LMGI Awards 2018

5th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards

Returning to the site of their second award show, the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) celebrated their 5th annual awards at Glendale’s Alex Theater Saturday evening, April 7th 2018. As host/comedian Jonah Ray deftly pointed out, five years is the “same amount of time it takes to get a permit to shoot in Pasadena.” Mostly known for The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Hidden America with Jonah Ray and the popular […]

Isle of Dogs

Production Designer Paul Harrod’s Journey to Isle of Dogs

  As a teen, Paul Harrod felt destined to enter the world of animation. A co-production designer along with Adam Stockhausen on Wes Anderson’s stop motion feature, Isle of Dogs, Harrod’s youthful Super 8 vignettes led him to a career in prop building and miniature-making. “I tried my hand as an animator,” said Harrod. “But I was not good; I just liked making things.” Early career ventures included prop building […]


LMGI 5th Annual Awards Nominations

  If one looks closely at this year’s Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards nominations, an interesting trend is apparent. The majority of the film and television series have shot in the states and regions where their script’s narratives take place. Multi-Emmy winner, Big Little Lies and Oscar hopeful, Lady Bird effectively used California locations for their contemporary tales. Factual locations in Florida directly contributed to the content of The […]

Blog the Line

MPSE Nominated Sound Editor George Haddad

  George Haddad enjoys evolving along with the projects on which he works. The sound editor has received numerous awards and nominations for his work on features and television shows as diverse as Young Hercules, Nikita and CSI: NY. He’s thrived at adapting and elevating the sound as the characters and story lines evolved. This year, he adds two more nominations to his list: Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel […]