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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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Posted in Awards, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, News |

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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Posted in Art Direction, Awards, Community, Crafts, Events, Featured, News |

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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Posted in Featured, News |

Assembly Joins Post New York Alliance

January 2022
Assembly Joins Post New York Alliance

Post New York Alliance (PNYA) welcomes full-service post-production company Assembly as a company member. Founded in 2021, Assembly operates two Manhattan facilities offering dailies, offline editorial, visual effects, color grading and editorial finishing services for film, television and advertising. Its recent projects include the FX anthology series The Premise and the Netflix film Bruised. As a PNYA member,... »

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Posted in News, Postproduction |

SETDECOR Highlights Starz’s Blindspotting

January 2022
SETDECOR Highlights Starz’s <em>Blindspotting</em>

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) and its SETDECOR magazine has offered another great “Inside the Set with SETDECOR,” which takes a look at Starz‘s series, Blindspotting. In the piece, SETDECOR talks with Set Decorator Kimberly Leonard SDSA about the logistical challenges of set decorating in the early days of COVID protocols on set, collaborating with co-creators Daveed Diggs... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Featured, Television |

The Tender Bar: Check Out an Exclusive “Making Of” Video on George Clooney’s Film

December 2021
<em>The Tender Bar</em>: Check Out an Exclusive “Making Of” Video on George Clooney’s Film

George Clooney‘s latest film as a director, The Tender Bar, is an adaptation of J.R. Moehringer‘s period memoir ab0ut how he was raised on Long Island mostly by his single mother (Lily Rabe) but with regular life advice from his Uncle Charlie (played by Ben Affleck) and Grandpa (Christopher Lloyd). The young J.R. is played by Daniel Ranieri, making... »

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Posted in Costume Design, Crafts, Featured, Film |