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Art Directors Guild Awards Unveils Its Nominees, Including The French Dispatch

January 2022
Art Directors Guild Awards Unveils Its Nominees, Including <i>The French Dispatch</i>

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) has announced the nominations for the 26th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards, which will return to a live ceremony on March 5 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The guild previously announced that it would honor The Power of the Dog filmmaker Jane Campion with its Cinematic Imagery Award, as her films consistently... »

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Dune Leads Sound Nominees for MPSE’s Golden Reel Awards

January 2022
<i>Dune</i> Leads Sound Nominees for MPSE’s Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors has unveiled the nominees for the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Dune led the way with three nominations for outstanding achievement in sound editing, including feature effects/foley, feature dialogue/ADR, and feature underscore. The sci-fi blockbuster is widely believed to be the frontrunner to win the Oscar for Best Sound.... »

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Posted in Awards, Crafts, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, News, Nominations, Sound |

SMPTE Hollywood to Explore the Impact of Machine Learning on Visual Effects

January 2022
SMPTE Hollywood to Explore the Impact of Machine Learning on Visual Effects

On January 26, SMPTE Hollywood and the Visual Effects Society (VES) will cohost a virtual meeting exploring the current and future impact of machine learning on visual effects. Autodesk‘s Will Harris, Foundry‘s Mathieu Mazerolle and Unity Technologies‘ Brian Gaffney will discuss how their companies are incorporating machine learning into software tools to make higher... »

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Posted in Events, Featured, Gear, Visual FX |

Cutters Promotes Magdalena Hernández to Editor

January 2022
Cutters Promotes Magdalena Hernández to Editor

High-end editorial boutique Cutters is very proud to announce the promotion of Magdalena Hernández to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Chicago Executive Producer Heather Richardson. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and fluent in both Spanish and English, Hernández earned her BA in Filmmaking from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2015, then completed her... »

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Posted in Editing, News, Postproduction |

The Harder They Fall Named Best Picture By African American Film Critics Association

January 2022
<i>The Harder They Fall</i> Named Best Picture By African American Film Critics Association

The African American Film Critics Association has announced the winners of its 13th Annual AAFCA Awards. The Harder They Fall won Best Picture, Best Director (Jaymes Samuel), Best Ensemble and Best Music (Samuel, Kid Cudi and Jay-Z), while King Richard also won four awards, including Best Actor (Will Smith), Best Supporting Actress (Aunjanue Ellis),... »

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Prime Time Softball League: All Rise, Reigning Champ American Dad Advance to Finals

January 2022
Prime Time Softball League: <i>All Rise</i>, Reigning Champ <i>American Dad</i> Advance to Finals

We don’t just cover film and television here at Below the Line, we cover the below-the-line community, and that includes Hollywood’s Prime Time Softball League, which held its semifinals this past weekend. In the first game of a doubleheader, the team behind CBS’ legal drama All Rise took on the squad from ABC’s The... »

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Posted in Community, Featured, News, Prime Time Softball League |

Set Designer Ann Harris to Receive ADG’s Lifetime Achievement Award

January 2022
Set Designer Ann Harris to Receive ADG’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran set designer/art director Ann Harris, whose more than 60 film and television design credits include Edward Scissorhands and Schindler’s List, will receive the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Set Designers & Model Makers Council (SDMM) at the 26th Annual ADG Awards. The Awards ceremony, set for Saturday, March 5, will return to a live event this year at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown in... »

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ARRI Names Dr. Matthias Erb Chairman of Its Executive Board

January 2022
ARRI Names Dr. Matthias Erb Chairman of Its Executive Board

ARRI has appointed Dr. Matthias Erb to serve as Chairman of its Executive Board, it was announced this past week by the film technology company’s Supervisory Board. With Erb’s addition, the Executive Board will once again consist of three members, as it did in 2019. In addition to his Chairman duties, Dr. Erb will be... »

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Posted in Community, Featured, News, Who's Where? |

Last Chance to Vote for SOC Camera Operator of the Year Award

January 2022
Last Chance to Vote for SOC Camera Operator of the Year Award

If you want to nominate someone for SOC Camera Operator of the Year, Friday is the last day to do so, according to the Society of Camera Operators. The award is given to a full-time Camera Operator who has operated on a distinguished Feature Film and/or Television project of considerable quality during the previous year.... »

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Posted in Awards, Camera, Crafts, Featured, News, Nominations |

Telstra Taps Vish Vishwanathan to Head Wholesale Group in the Americas

January 2022
Telstra Taps Vish Vishwanathan to Head Wholesale Group in the Americas

Telstra has named Vish Vishwanathan as Vice President of its Wholesale group for the Americas. He joins Telstra as the company is entering its latest phase of international growth and network expansion. Vishwanathan will take charge of Telstra’s existing business that serves telecom and satellite providers across North America, as well as spearhead plans... »

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