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Crafts Spotlight: Creating Jared Leto’s Prosthetics for House of Gucci

December 3, 2021 | By
Crafts Spotlight: Creating Jared Leto’s Prosthetics for <em>House of Gucci</em>

Jared Leto’s over-the-top performance as heir to a fashion fortune in House of Gucci garnered mixed reactions from critics, but one thing that is undeniable is that his look is memorable. In the film, he has to look like the bombastic Paolo Gucci did—balding, with long side chops on his face, a pudgy nose,... »

Flee: Filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen Mixes Documentary with Animation to Tell a Moving True Story

December 3, 2021 | By
<em>Flee</em>: Filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen Mixes Documentary with Animation to Tell a Moving True Story

When Danish filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s film Flee was listed as one of the films selected for the Cannes Film Festival in 2020 (which ended up being cancelled), very few were paying attention to it, and when it finally premiered at Sundance earlier this year, it probably also didn’t have quite the expectations of... »

The Humans: Filmmaker Stephen Karam on Bringing His Tony-Winning Play to the Screen

December 2, 2021 | By
<em>The Humans</em>: Filmmaker Stephen Karam on Bringing His Tony-Winning Play to the Screen

The Thanksgiving holiday can be a time for reflection, spending time with your family, thinking about the past year and what is to come ahead. It is also a time for movies, from big action films to small awards contenders. Only one feature film this year, The Humans, actually portrays a family coming together... »

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... »

MARZ Raises $6.5 Million to Scale Operations and Meet Demand for VFX Services

December 2, 2021 | By
MARZ Raises $6.5 Million to Scale Operations and Meet Demand for VFX Services

Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies (MARZ), the technology and visual effects (VFX) startup helping Hollywood studios deliver feature-film quality visual effects on television timelines, today announced that it has raised CAD$6.5 million in Series A funding. The investment was led by Round13 Capital with participation from Rhino Ventures and Harlo Equity Partners, digital transformation company... »

Encanto Co-Director Charise Castro Smith on Diving Head First Into Animation

December 1, 2021 | By
<em>Encanto</em> Co-Director Charise Castro Smith on Diving Head First Into Animation

Charise Castro Smith started her career as an actress and playwright at the prestigious Yale School of Drama. After several years putting on plays and acting in bit parts on TV, since 2015 she has transitioned to writing for episodic television including Devious Maids, The Exorcist, Sweetbitter, and The Haunting of Hill House. Now... »

Review: Sing 2 Can’t Provide a Good Encore to the Original

December 1, 2021 | By
Review: <em>Sing 2</em> Can’t Provide a Good Encore to the Original

One of the 2016’s most pleasant and unexpected surprised was Illumination Studios’ Sing, the beautifully animated cartoon about a gaggle of wannabe singer animals overcoming their various impediments to become amateur stage singers. The success of the first led to the nearly assured (and highly-desired) existence of the next, but success is a fleeting... »

PNYA’s Post Break Addresses Mental Health in Post-Production

December 1, 2021 | By
PNYA’s <em>Post Break</em> Addresses Mental Health in Post-Production

A panel of mental health experts will offer advice for post-production professionals on how to avoid burnout and achieve better work/life balance in the next edition of Post Break, the webinar series from Post New York Alliance (PNYA). The free event is scheduled for Thursday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Professionals in the... »

Doc Spotlight: Torn Director Max Lowe Turns His Father’s Story into One about His Entire Family

November 30, 2021 | By
Doc Spotlight: <em>Torn</em> Director Max Lowe Turns His Father’s Story into One about His Entire Family

The death of a parent or other loved one can often throw an entire family into disarray. For filmmaker Max Lowe, the death of his father, renowned mountain climber Alex Lowe, in a 1999 avalanche at Tibet’s Mount Shishapangma, meant huge changes for his mother Jenny, as well as for him and his younger... »

Set Decorators Society Announces David Schlesinger SDSA for Dec. 18 Guest

November 30, 2021 | By
Set Decorators Society Announces David Schlesinger SDSA for Dec. 18 Guest

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) has announced its next “Day with the Set Decorator” to take place on Saturday, December 18th at 9 AM PST / 12 PM EST with guest, Set Decorator David Schlesinger SDSA, who has worked on films such as John Wick 3 and Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out.  You can register for the event... »