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End of Week Production Notes 12/3/21: Alec Baldwin Speaks out on Rust Shooting, Early Awards Given, and More News

December 3, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 12/3/21: Alec Baldwin Speaks out on <em>Rust</em> Shooting, Early Awards Given, and More News

Happy Friday! Last night, actor Alec Baldwin appeared on an ABC special, dubbed Alec Baldwin Unscripted, talking to long-time reporter George Stephanopoulos. On the taped special, Baldwin described a play-by-play for what happened on the fateful day when Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the set of the Baldwin-produced indie Western, Rust, back in October. Baldwin said that the DP was guiding the actor to rehearse the... »

Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Ron Howard with Filmmaker Award

December 2, 2021 | By
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Ron Howard with Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announced that it will honor Ron Howard with its annual Filmmaker Award. The Academy Award-winning director and producer is responsible for some of the most memorable films of the past four decades including the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13, and the hit comedies... »

For Your Consideration: Singer/Songwriter Rufus Wainwright on his Song “Secret Sister” for Rebel Hearts

November 24, 2021 | By
For Your Consideration: Singer/Songwriter Rufus Wainwright on his Song “Secret Sister” for <em>Rebel Hearts</em>

In the world of singer/songwriters, Rufus Wainwright is more than a bit of a legend, having made ten studio albums and three live records — receiving Grammy nominations for one of each — but also having worked with many other well-regarded songwriting legends, including Elton John, Burt Bacharach, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Sting, and... »

Visual Effects Society Bestows Honors Upon Cinema’s Legendary Craftspeople

November 22, 2021 | By
Visual Effects Society Bestows Honors Upon Cinema’s Legendary Craftspeople

In a lavish November 2 ceremony and after-party at the Skirball Cultural Center in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Los Angeles-based Visual Effects Society (VES) offered top recognitions to a group of heralded craftspeople who have been responsible for unprecedented success in the overall cinematic field. While the VES—established in 1997—offered honorary memberships to... »

The Casting Society of America has Announced its Artios Awards TV Nominees

November 22, 2021 | By
The Casting Society of America has Announced its Artios Awards TV Nominees

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has announced the television, theater, short film and shortform series nominees for its 37th Annual Artios Awards with the winners being announced at CSA’s in-person ceremony on March 17 at the Beverly Hilton. Voted on by members of the Casting Society of America, the Artios Awards began in 1985 to honor casting... »

Star Trek Scenic Artists Michael & Denise Okuda to Receive ADG Lifetime Achievement Award

November 22, 2021 | By
<em>Star Trek</em> Scenic Artists Michael & Denise Okuda to Receive ADG Lifetime Achievement Award

Scenic Artists Michael and Denise Okuda, best known for their creative designs for the Star Trek franchise and other iconic space adventure productions, will receive the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award from the Scenic, Title & Graphic Artists (STG), at the 26th Annual ADG Awards. The Awards ceremony, set... »

2021 HPA Awards Awarded in Creative Categories in Post

November 19, 2021 | By
2021 HPA Awards Awarded in Creative Categories in Post

On Thursday, November 18, the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the winners for the 2021 HPA Awards in the Creative Categories, which celebrate exceptional work in color grading, sound, editing, and visual effects in commercial, episodic, and feature projects. The awards were presented at a live ceremony at the Hollywood Legion Theater with presenters that included Barry Meyer, Karol... »

2021 California On Location Awards Announced with Matrix Resurrections, Bosch, and Others Awarded

November 18, 2021 | By
2021 California On Location Awards Announced with <em>Matrix Resurrections</em>, <em>Bosch</em>, and Others Awarded

The 2021 California On Location Awards (COLA) were announced on Sunday, Nov. 14, at a virtual ceremony, with Warner Bros‘ The Matrix Resurrections, Amazon Prime Video‘s Bosch, the HBO series Insecure, and the features Dog and Top Gun: Maverick each being honored for the location professionals involved with the shows. The finalists for COLA all utilized locations throughout California and were “ambitious and professional in enhancing... »

SOC Opens Submissions for 2021 SOC Technical Achievement Award

November 9, 2021 | By
SOC Opens Submissions for 2021 SOC Technical Achievement Award

Online submissions are now open for The Society of Camera Operators’ (SOC) Technical Achievement Award and will close on December 17, 2021. To qualify for a Technical Achievement Award, the technical development and the company and/or individuals responsible for it must meet the following criteria for technical excellence. The development must be one of... »

Cinema Audio Society Opens Award Submissions for 58th CAS Awards

November 9, 2021 | By
Cinema Audio Society Opens Award Submissions for 58th CAS Awards

Submissions for the 58th Annual Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Awards are now open HERE. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. PT on Dec. 21, 2021. Additionally, the application deadline for the 2021 CAS Student Recognition Award has been extended to 5 p.m. PT on Nov. 19, 2021. The CAS Awards recognize Outstanding... »