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Newton Thomas Sigel on His Distinct Cinematography Chapters for Cherry

March 4, 2021 | By
Newton Thomas Sigel on His Distinct Cinematography Chapters for <em>Cherry</em>

Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC has executed more than 70 film and television projects. His vast filmography includes Da 5 Bloods, Bohemian Rhapsody, Marshall, Drive, Superman Returns, Three Kings, and The Usual Suspects. Along with those films, Sigel has been a key contributor as Director of Photography on a majority of the X-Men franchise with... »

Nominations for the 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Announced

March 4, 2021 | By
Nominations for the 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Announced

The Costume Designers Guild (CDC, IATSE Local 892) has announced the nominations for its 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, which will take place at 5:30pm PST on April 13, livestreamed on the guild’s Twitter account. Netflix received the most nominations with five, followed by Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures/Focus, both with three. Many of the films... »

Digital Cinema Society Offers Tips on Getting Safely Back to Work in the Age of Covid

March 3, 2021 | By
Digital Cinema Society Offers Tips on <em>Getting Safely Back to Work in the Age of Covid</em>

The Digital Cinema Society (DCS) has completed a new mini-doc called Getting Safely Back to Work in the Age of Covid, dedicated to the group’s friend and longtime member, Allen Daviau, ASC, who was an early victim in the COVID pandemic. The film is directed, edited and hosted by Cinematographer James Mathers, the founder of the Digital Cinema... »

The Little Things Makeup Designer Donald Mowat on Making Jared Leto Look Believably Insane

March 3, 2021 | By
<em>The Little Things</em> Makeup Designer Donald Mowat on Making Jared Leto Look Believably Insane

One of Hollywood’s most prolific and sought-after makeup artists, Donald Mowat, is on the short-list for the Academy Awards this year for his work on John Lee Hancock’s The Little Things. Mowat has decades of industry experience, with credits to his name including Blade Runner 2049, Stronger, Sicario, Nightcrawler, The Fighter, and another film about a misunderstood... »

Nominations for the 48th Annual Annie Awards Have Been Announced

March 3, 2021 | By
Nominations for the 48th Annual Annie Awards Have Been Announced

The nominations for the 48th Annual Annie Awards, held by ASIFA-Hollyood and partially sponsored by the Animation Guild (IATSE Local 839), have been announced, honoring the best in animation for 2020, This year’s Annie Awards will be held virtually on April 16 at 6pm PST, and you can get more information about the ceremony here. The nominations were... »

Society of Composers & Lyricists Announce Winners of 2nd Annual Awards

March 3, 2021 | By
Society of Composers & Lyricists Announce Winners of 2nd Annual Awards

The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) gave out its 2nd Annual SCL Awards on Tuesday, March 2 in a virtual ceremony. Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste‘s score for the Disney-Pixar film Soul won in the Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film, while Lolita Ritmanis’ score for Blizzard of Souls (Dvēseļu Putenis) won for Outstanding Original Score for an... »

Filmmaker Profile: Craig Brewer Reunites with Eddie Murphy for Coming 2 America

March 2, 2021 | By
Filmmaker Profile: Craig Brewer Reunites with Eddie Murphy for <em>Coming 2 America</em>

When Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall decided to revisit their characters from their popular 1989 comedy, Coming to America, they turned to Director Craig Brewer, who had done such a great job with Murphy’s previous film, Dolemite is My Name. Dolemite helped put Murphy back into the public consciousness, as well as into the... »

19th Annual VES Awards Nominees Announced – Virtual Ceremony on April 6

March 2, 2021 | By
19th Annual VES Awards Nominees Announced – Virtual Ceremony on April 6

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the nominations for its 19th annual VES Awards, celebrating the outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life. The Mandalorian received the most nominations and leads the broadcast... »

United States v. Billie Holiday Production Designer Daniel Dorrance on Recreating Café Society and More

March 2, 2021 | By
<em>United States v. Billie Holiday</em> Production Designer Daniel Dorrance on Recreating Café Society and More

In Lee Daniels’ new film, The United States v. Billie Holiday, we catch a glimpse into the life of the iconic jazz singer during the 1930s and 40s, as she descends into drug abuse and despair while targeted by federal law enforcement officials. Starring Andra Day as Holiday, the period piece required Daniels and... »

Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for the 57th Annual CAS Awards

March 2, 2021 | By
Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for the 57th Annual CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) announced the nominees for the 57th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2020 in seven categories, as well as the Outstanding Product Nominations. The awards will be handed out on the evening of April 17 at a sealed envelope virtual event, and the Cinema Audio Society... »