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This Is Us Casting Director Josh Einsohn Discusses Matching Older Cast With Younger Counterparts

June 4, 2021 | By
<em>This Is Us</em> Casting Director Josh Einsohn Discusses Matching Older Cast With Younger Counterparts

When casting director Josh Einsohn, CSA, got the gig for This Is Us, the multiple Emmy-winning drama on NBC, which has been running for five seasons, he knew it would be a special assignment. Einsohn joined the team after the pilot; the principal cast of the Pearson family featuring Mandy Moore , Milo... »

ACE’s 21st Annual Invisible Art / Visible Artists Celebrates Oscar Nominated Film Editors

April 26, 2021 | By
ACE’s 21st Annual <em>Invisible Art / Visible Artists</em> Celebrates Oscar Nominated Film Editors

Although the 93rd Academy Awards are over and done, the American Cinema Editors‘ (ACE) 21st Annual Invisible Art / Visible Artists panel, showcasing all five Oscar-nominated Film Editors, took place virtually this past weekend with all five nominated editors on hand to talk about their craft. Nomadland Editor (and Oscar-winning Director) Chloé Zhao, Yorgos Lamprinos (The Father), Frédéric Thoraval (Promising Young Woman), Mikkel E.G.... »

ADG and SDSA Team with American Cinemateque for 15th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel

April 21, 2021 | By
ADG and SDSA Team with American Cinemateque for 15th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) and Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) are once again teaming with the American Cinematheque for the 15th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel, taking place on Saturday, April 24 at 1PM until 3pm Pacific Time. Sponsored by Variety, the panel, which usually takes place in person will stream world on a digital platform.... »

Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview and Predictions – Part 2

April 20, 2021 | By
Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview and Predictions – Part 2

Hopefully, you’ve already read Part 1, which includes most of the below-the-line crafts, but now, we’ll get to some of the other categories we haven’t covered yet, which are mostly above the line but also includes a few odds and ends that we just didn’t get to. The short film categories tend to be... »

Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview Part 1

April 19, 2021 | By
Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview Part 1

The 93rd Academy Awards are now less than a week away, taking place on Sunday, April 25. Depending on when you’re reading this, your Oscar ballot may have already been turned in before the April 20 deadline. Or maybe you’re not an Academy member quite yet but, as a member of the film (or... »

Contender Profile: Mulan’s Oscar-Nominated Costume Designer Bina Daigeler

April 16, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Mulan’s Oscar-Nominated Costume Designer Bina Daigeler

The Costume Design race at the 93rd Academy Awards heated up in the last few days when the prescient Costume Designers Guild awarded top prizes to the craftspeople behind the garments in Mulan and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom — the now presumptive Oscar frontrunners. In Mulan, German Costume Designer Bina Daigeler teamed up with... »

Contender Profile: Editor Carolina Siraqyan on Shaping The Mole Agent 

April 14, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Editor Carolina Siraqyan on Shaping <em>The Mole Agent</em> 

Nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary (Feature), The Mole Agent sends elderly investigator Sergio Chamy into The San Francisco Nursing Home, a retirement community in the El Monte district of Santiago, Chile. His job is to uncover possible mistreatment of a patient. Despite its mock-espionage opening and allusions to film noir, Maite Alberdi‘s... »

Oscar-Nominated Husavik Songwriters Were Surprised By Song’s Emotional Impact Worldwide

April 13, 2021 | By
Oscar-Nominated <em>Husavik</em> Songwriters Were Surprised By Song’s Emotional Impact Worldwide

There is no denying the power of a song, and in the case of “Husavik,” written by the songwriting team of Savan Kotecha, Max Gsus, and Rickard Göransson, that power can be felt as far away as Iceland. The song, which translates to “My Hometown,” was written exclusively for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Documentary Feature

April 9, 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Documentary Feature

Welcome to one of my favorite of the categories. It wasn’t always thus, but the last few years I have become entranced by the quality of the films that have earned nominations, and more than a few that I felt deserved a nod, but didn’t get one. Last year, for instance, the movie that... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Music (Original Score)

April 8, 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Music (Original Score)

This year’s line-up for Achievement in Music (Original Score) may be one of the more intriguing categories, because it includes past winners, past nominees — some who have been nominated many times without a win, in fact — as well as one relatively new composer. More importantly, two composers have achieved a somewhat rare... »