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That Shot and How I Got It Cinematic Conversation with Renowned DPs Takes Place Sept. 8

August 2022
<i>That Shot and How I Got It</i> Cinematic Conversation with Renowned DPs Takes Place Sept. 8

On September 8, the Tiffen Company, Videndum Production Solutions, and Creative Solutions are presenting an in-person evening of cinematic conversation with peers and pros. Renowned cinematographers M. David Mullen ASC, Robert McLachlan ASC, CSC, and Nancy Schreiber ASC will join moderator Jay Holben to screen their favorite shots and reveal the magic behind the... »

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Screen Actors Guild Unveils Key Dates for SAG Awards, Which Still Don’t Have a Broadcast Partner Yet

August 2022
Screen Actors Guild Unveils Key Dates for SAG Awards, Which Still Don’t Have a Broadcast Partner Yet

The Screen Actors Guild has unveiled key dates for the 29th SAG Awards, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023. Nominating committees were formed earlier this month, and the submission period for film and television is now open. Submissions will no longer be accepted after Friday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. PT.... »

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House of Gucci, Succession Lead 9th Annual Location Managers Guild Awards

August 2022
<i>House of Gucci</i>, <i>Succession</i> Lead 9th Annual Location Managers Guild Awards

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners for its 9th Annual LMGI Awards at a ceremony that took place at the Los Angeles Center Studios on Saturday night, August 27. Ridley Scott‘s House of Gucci, and the James Bond movie, No Time to Die, were notable winners in the motion picture categories,... »

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Posted in Awards, Featured, Film, News |

Bill to Extend California’s Film and TV Tax Credit Program Through 2030 Is Put on Hold

August 2022
Bill to Extend California’s Film and TV Tax Credit Program Through 2030 Is Put on Hold

The California Senate bill that would’ve extended the state’s $330 million annual film and TV tax credit until 2030 has been placed on hold at the request of Senator Anthony Portantino (D- Burbank), its lead author. The bill has been made inactive for the current legislative session, and it will now be considered in... »

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

VES Hall of Fame Inductees Include “Grandma COBOL” and the World’s Very First Female Director

August 2022
VES Hall of Fame Inductees Include “Grandma COBOL” and the World’s Very First Female Director

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the newest inductees into the VES Hall of Fame, who will be celebrated at a special event this fall along with other special honorees. The 2022 class of VES Hall of Fame honorees includes Mary Ellen Bute, Alice Guy-Blaché, Grace Hopper, Bill Kovacs, and George Pal. “Our... »

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Posted in Awards, Community, Crafts, Events, Featured, News, Visual FX |

SIGGRAPH Tech Recap: From Diversity on Demand With Pixar’s Presto Tool to Realistic Lighting in Virtual Production Thanks to Netflix

August 2022
SIGGRAPH Tech Recap: From Diversity on Demand With Pixar’s Presto Tool to Realistic Lighting in Virtual Production Thanks to Netflix

SIGGRAPH, the international computer graphics conference, wrapped up last week in Vancouver, where thousands of attendees gathered to share new technical innovations in the worlds of film, TV, games, and more. Our tech expert surveyed the booths and sat through numerous demonstrations, and here are just a few of the standouts they saw that... »

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents The Role of the VFX Supervisor in Film on Aug. 31

August 2022
Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents <i>The Role of the VFX Supervisor in Film</i> on Aug. 31

Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on August 31st with “The Role of the VFX Supervisor in Film” featuring VFX Supervisor Jake Morrison (Thor: Love and Thunder, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man, The Avengers, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and Director & VFX Supervisor Mark Russell... »

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Posted in Crafts, Events, Featured, Film, Visual FX |

VFX Supervisor Francois Dumoulin Joins Framestore’s Montreal Team

August 2022
VFX Supervisor Francois Dumoulin Joins Framestore’s Montreal Team

VFX Supervisor François Dumoulin has joined the talented Montreal team of award-winning creative studio Framestore, the company announced this week. Dumoulin is the latest high-level creative to join the company’s Canadian team, which has been bolstered of late by the addition of six talented VFX supervisors who joined the company’s Vancouver and Montreal branches. François... »

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

Rebecca Rhine to Join DGA as Western Executive Director Following Her ICG Departure This Fall

August 2022
Rebecca Rhine to Join DGA as Western Executive Director Following Her ICG Departure This Fall

Rebecca Rhine, who has served as the National Executive Director of the International Cinematographers Guild since 2015, announced that she will be joining the DGA as its new Western Executive Director once her ICG contract expires in September. Rhine will assume her new post in October, and she will have oversight of the DGA’s... »

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Posted in Community, Crafts, Direction, Featured, News, Shop Talk, Who's Where? |

Below the Line’s 2022 Television Craft Awards Round-Up

August 2022
Below the Line’s 2022 Television Craft Awards Round-Up

We are currently in the voting phase for this year’s Emmy Awards, which continues through August 22, and Below the Line wants to make sure all our readers that are also Emmy voters have a single page to quickly learn about a particular show or some of the crafts people they might want to... »

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Posted in Awards, Crafts, Crafts Spotlight, Emmy Watch, Featured, For Your Consideration, Television |