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Jane Campion to Receive Art Directors Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award

January 22, 2022 | By
Jane Campion to Receive Art Directors Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion, who is back in the Oscar race this year with The Power of the Dog, will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (IATSE, Local 800) at the 26th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards. The Power of the Dog is considered a... »

SMPTE Hollywood to Explore the Impact of Machine Learning on Visual Effects

January 20, 2022 | By
SMPTE Hollywood to Explore the Impact of Machine Learning on Visual Effects

On January 26, SMPTE Hollywood and the Visual Effects Society (VES) will cohost a virtual meeting exploring the current and future impact of machine learning on visual effects. Autodesk‘s Will Harris, Foundry‘s Mathieu Mazerolle and Unity Technologies‘ Brian Gaffney will discuss how their companies are incorporating machine learning into software tools to make higher... »

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

January 17, 2022 | By
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... »

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

January 13, 2022 | By
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

January 13, 2022 | By
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... »

ICG’s John Lindley Won’t Seek Second Term as National President

January 12, 2022 | By
ICG’s John Lindley Won’t Seek Second Term as National President

John Lindley, the National President of the International Cinematographers Guild, has announced that he will not be seeking a second term atop the ICG. Lindley made the announcement at a recent National Executive Board meeting and repeated it in an email sent to guild members, adding that he was “confident that the next generation of... »

Glenn Berger, ICG’s Longtime National Controller, Dead at 64

January 10, 2022 | By
Glenn Berger, ICG’s Longtime National Controller, Dead at 64

Glenn Berger, who served as the longtime national controller for the International Cinematographers Guild, died on Monday at the age of 64. Berger died while at work at the ICG’s headquarters in Los Angeles and in a cruel twist of fate, he was just four days away from retirement. “Our hearts are broken as we... »

Teamsters Local 399, Basic Crafts Unions Set to Resume Talks With AMPTP

January 10, 2022 | By
Teamsters Local 399, Basic Crafts Unions Set to Resume Talks With AMPTP

Hollywood’s Teamsters Local 399 and the Basic Crafts unions will return to the bargaining table with the AMPTP on Jan. 19 following a month-long pause in negotiations for a new film and TV contract due to the holiday break. The two sides opened talks back on Dec. 6 but recessed 10 days later with the... »

A Tribute to Sidney Poitier, One of the Most Important Stars in Hollywood History

January 7, 2022 | By
A Tribute to Sidney Poitier, One of the Most Important Stars in Hollywood History

Sidney Poitier was not only one of the greatest actors ever to grace the screen, but a trailblazing legend who inspired entire generations of actors. He passed on Friday at the age of 94, leaving behind a legacy of classic films that have entertained and enlightened audiences for years. Poitier was the first bonafide Black... »

Sundance Goes Virtual, Grammys Delayed: What Does It Mean for the Oscars?

January 5, 2022 | By
Sundance Goes Virtual, Grammys Delayed: What Does It Mean for the Oscars?

Give the Academy credit for one thing — it may have been onto something last May when it announced that the Oscars would be held on March 27, 2022. Industry observers typically lament such a late ceremony — why are we talking about the same 10 movies three full months after Christmas?? — but... »