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Union Roundup: The Show Must Go On… Even If You’re Sick?

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 02:00
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Union Roundup: The Show Must Go On… Even If You’re Sick?

In case you were unaware, several days ago, the current extension of Hollywood’s COVID protocols expired. Those protocols were part of an agreement between producers and guilds that included testing and vaccination mandates, brought COVID compliance officials onto sets to establish “safety zones” (a reassuring concept in such generally parlous times), and much more.... »

Last Night in Soho VFX Supervisor Tom Proctor on Seamlessly Mixing London’s Past and Present

<em>Last Night in Soho</em> VFX Supervisor Tom Proctor on Seamlessly Mixing London’s Past and Present

If you’ve seen Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, you may have been at least slightly impressed by some of the more elaborate setpieces, including a few featuring Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy as the former’s character Ellie is magically transported back to the London Soho district of the ‘60s where she encounters the latter’s Sandie. This... »

VES Awards: Dune, Encanto and Loki Lead This Year’s Nominees

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 09:30
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Found in: Awards, Crafts, Featured, News, Nominations, Visual FX
VES Awards: <i>Dune</i>, <i>Encanto</i> and <i>Loki</i> Lead This Year’s Nominees

The Visual Effects Society has unveiled the nominees for the 20th Annual VES Awards, which still does not have an official date on the calendar yet after going virtual last year. WB/Legendary’s Dune and Disney’s animated movie Encanto led all nominees with six nods apiece, while Marvel’s Disney+ series Loki was the most honored... »

How Spike Lee’s Photography Book SPIKE Captures the Director’s Evolution as an Artist

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 08:45
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Found in: Book Reviews, Camera, Crafts, Featured, Reviews
How Spike Lee’s Photography Book <i>SPIKE</i> Captures the Director’s Evolution as an Artist

Late last year, Chronicle Books released the first-ever career-spanning book of photography celebrating the work of iconic auteur Spike Lee. Titled SPIKE, it features hundreds of never-before-seen photographs by David Lee, Spike’s brother and longtime still photographer. With its colorful purple cover emblazoned in giant gold letters, this bold and beautiful 360-page book is comprised of a... »

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

Monday, January 17, 2022 03:07
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Found in: Awards, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, News
<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),... »

Set Decorators Society of America Unveils 2022 Film Nominations

Monday, January 17, 2022 02:18
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Found in: Art Direction, Awards, Crafts, Featured, News, Nominations
Set Decorators Society of America Unveils 2022 Film Nominations

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA/SETDECOR) has announced its 2022 film nominations, celebrating the decor/design seen in feature-length films from the 2021 season. Final voting opens for SDSA members opens on Wednesday, Feb. 2, and voting will close on Friday, Feb. 11, so votes must be cast by Noon PT via the SDSA’s online portal.... »

Nightmare Alley Editor Cam McLauchlin on Developing a Shorthand With Director Guillermo del Toro

Monday, January 17, 2022 12:03
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Found in: Awards, Crafts, Editing, Featured, Film, For Your Consideration, Interviews
<em>Nightmare Alley</em> Editor Cam McLauchlin on Developing a Shorthand With Director Guillermo del Toro

Editor Cam McLauchlin wasn’t sure if he was going to accept an offer to work on a certain movie, so he sought out Guillermo del Toro for advice. The next thing he knew, del Toro asked him to work on his next movie, Nightmare Alley, leaving McLauchlin at a loss for words. Nightmare Alley is a remake... »

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

Monday, January 17, 2022 11:18
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Found in: Community, Featured, News, Prime Time Softball League
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... »

Sex Appeal Composer Jeffrey Brodsky on Scoring Hulu’s Raunchy Teen Comedy

Friday, January 14, 2022 10:50
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Found in: Composers, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, Interviews, News, Television
<i>Sex Appeal</i> Composer Jeffrey Brodsky on Scoring Hulu’s Raunchy Teen Comedy

It’s fitting that for my very first interview for Below the Line, I’d be talking to one of my oldest friends, Jeffrey Brodsky, who grew up across the street from me in Needham, Massachusetts as the son of a doctor and a music teacher, one who no doubt passed her own musical talents onto... »

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

Thursday, January 13, 2022 03:57
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Found in: Art Direction, Awards, Community, Crafts, Events, Featured, News
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... »

ARRI Names Dr. Matthias Erb Chairman of Its Executive Board

Thursday, January 13, 2022 03:12
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Found in: Community, Featured, News, Who's Where?
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... »

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

Thursday, January 13, 2022 02:39
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Found in: Awards, Camera, Crafts, Featured, News, Nominations
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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