Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy’s 2018 Student Award Competition Now Accepting Applicants

Student Winners Eligible for Oscar The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2018 Student Academy Awards competition. All Student Academy Award winners become eligible for Oscars consideration. For the fourth year, students are asked to submit their films online, using FilmFreeway, a widely used festival and competition platform. The U.S. competition is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students whose films are made within the curricular structure of […]

Ben Kingsley
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Backstabbing For Beginners Unveils Diplomatic Truths Within the United Nations

Back in 2012, Danish writer/director Per Fly (Drabet, The Inheritance) was introduced to Michael Soussan’s memoir Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy. The book is based on the true story of Michael Soussan, a former U.N. member and a first-hand witness to the 2002-2003 Oil-for-Food Program (OIP) scandal, within the United Nations. The OIP was specifically designed to feed hungry children in the Middle East. The scandal […]

Motion Picture Editors Guild

Motion Picture Editors Guild To Honor Lee Dichter, CAS with Fellowship & Service Award in New York

Lee Dichter. Photo credit: Sophie Dichter. This year, for the first time, the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG) will be holding their award ceremony in New York. Legendary sound re-recording mixer, Lee Dichter, CAS, who is known for his work on Men In Black, Miller’s Crossing, Postcards from the Edge, Grey Gardens and more recently Doubt, The Reader and Julie & Julia, among many others, will be honored with the […]

Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O'Brien, Director Wes Ball
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Director Series: Wes Ball Sheds Light on The Maze Runner Franchise

  In 2011, when an unknown short film entitled Ruin roamed the internet, it caught the attention of the studio executives at Fox, which led to the discovery of such a talent in Florida native, director Wes Ball. As Initial meetings ensued between the director and the studio, simultaneously someone had handed him The Maze Runner book and asked him what he would do with it. The newcomer immediately took […]

A Futile And Stupid Gesture
Art Direction

David Wain Presents Netflix’s Homage to The National Lampoon in A Futile and Stupid Gesture

  Chronicling founder Doug Kenney’s creation of National Lampoon magazine, which ran from 1970 to 1998, David Wain’s Netflix feature, A Futile and Stupid Gesture (a phrase from Kenney’s Animal House feature film screenplay) offers a combination of show business success story and lovable romp, within a decidedly modest budget. “I had specific affinity for Doug Kenney’s work without really even knowing it,” said Wain of the comic mind which led to […]

Grand Hotel
Art Direction

Production Designers: Designers On Design Kicks off April 22nd with Grand Hotel – Celebrating Cedric Gibbons

        Grand Hotel, which has been influencing filmmakers for decades (since 1932, to be exact), will launch the Art Directors Guild Film Society’s 2018 screening series. In association with American Cinematheque and sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, Art Director Cedric Gibbons’ work will be showcased this Saturday April 22nd at the Aero Theatre. As part of the annual screening series, Production Design: Designers on Design, the event […]

African American Film Critics Association
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American Cinematheque and AAFCA Partner on African American Film Screening Series

  To bring greater attention to black filmmakers and their content, the American Cinematheque has partnered with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) to present the AAFCA Film Series. The new series will debut April 29, 2018 with an event celebrating the career of director Carl Franklin. This kick off event will include a double feature of Franklin’s debut, One False Move and the 35mm acclaimed screen adaptation of the […]

No Picture

Cinema Audio Society Now Accepting Applications For CAS Student Recognition Award

  The Cinema Audio Society has opened applications for the Student Recognition Award. Originally presented at the 51st CAS Awards, this honor comes with a $2,500 cash award and is intended to encourage student interest in production or post-production sound mixing, and to recognize individual students with exceptional demonstrated passion in the field. CAS President, Mark Ulano noted of this opportunity, “As we move into our 5th year of the […]

John Moffitt
Art Direction

ADG Gallery 800 Presents Little Bonfires (In Boundaries Spaces): A Mixed-Media Show Opening April 28th

      The ART DIRECTORS GUILD GALLERY 800 (ADG, IATSE Local 800) is proud to present, Little Bonfires (In Boundaried Spaces), a special mixed media art exhibit featuring over 30 artists, including guild members of the Production Designers, Art Directors, Artists, Illustrators, Set Designers and others who work in the motion picture and television industries. Opening with a reception on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm, the […]

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Masterfully Crafted Sound Within A Quiet Place

  We live in a society where sound is omnipresent. A Quiet Place takes us back to the root of solitude but simultaneously experiments with the versatility of sound sonically and atmospherically within the dynamic spectrum. Director John Krasinski (“The Office,” 13 Hours) sought two of the top supervising sound editors in Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, who are mostly known for their awe-inspiring, game changing sound design […]