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DoP Halyna Hutchins Killed in Santa Fe Set Accident after Alec Baldwin Discharges Prop Gun

October 21, 2021 | By
DoP Halyna Hutchins Killed in Santa Fe Set Accident after Alec Baldwin Discharges Prop Gun

Below the Line has received the horrible news that Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, has died after seemingly a freak accident with a prop gun on the Albuquerque, New Mexico set of the movie, Rust.  We were informed by the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, and the Santa Fe, New Mexico Sheriff’s Department confirmed that actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun... »

Review: Scott Cooper’s Antlers Turns Smalltown Horror into Something Truly Horrifying

October 21, 2021 | By
Review: Scott Cooper’s <em>Antlers</em> Turns Smalltown Horror into Something Truly Horrifying

Scott Cooper is quite an interesting filmmaker. After directing Jeff Bridges to an Oscar with his debut Crazy Heart, Cooper chose to delve into genre with Out of the Furnace, and he’s never really looked back. That crime-thriller led to a real-life gangster flick (Black Mass) and a Western (Hostels), and with Antlers, Cooper... »

IATSE Contract Ratification Timeline Released Plus Some “Talking Points”

October 21, 2021 | By
IATSE Contract Ratification Timeline Released Plus Some “Talking Points”

While we await Mark London Williams‘ next Strike Alert on Tuesday, there have been scattered updates on the IATSE contract ratification vote over the last few days, including some statements about what the various union leaders are doing to keep their members informed in the meantime. ADG Local 800 will be having its annual ADG... »

The Big Leap Director/Producer Jason Winer Channels His Nerdy Love For Theatrics and Musicality into Television

October 21, 2021 | By
<em>The Big Leap</em> Director/Producer Jason Winer Channels His Nerdy Love For Theatrics and Musicality into Television

If you took the mockumentary style interviews of Modern Family and complemented it with the reality competition series of So You Think You Can Dance, you’ve got the visual ballpark of the new docuseries, The Big Leap on FOX.  In fact, many of the players from SYTYCD have lent their talents to this show-within-a-show,... »

The Academy Reveals 2021 Student Academy Award Winners and Medal Placements

October 21, 2021 | By
The Academy Reveals 2021 Student Academy Award Winners and Medal Placements

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has voted 17 students as winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards® competition.  The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards in the seven award categories will be presented by Oscar®-winning filmmaker and 1992 Student Academy Award® winner Pete Docter, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, and filmmakers Marielle Heller and... »

Colorist Society International and iColorist to Host Virtual Mixers on Oct 23 & Dec 4

October 21, 2021 | By
Colorist Society International and iColorist to Host Virtual Mixers on Oct 23 & Dec 4

The Colorist Society International (CSI) and the International Colorist Academy (iColorist) continue their popular series of Colorist Mixers with two virtual events to be held before the end of the year. On October 23, from 7 pm to 11 pm GMT, the two organizations will host a Halloween-themed, social mixer in lieu of their... »

Crafts Spotlight: Dune Makeup Artist Donald Mowat on Teasing Timothée Chalamet’s Hair and Other Challenges

October 20, 2021 | By
Crafts Spotlight: <em>Dune</em> Makeup Artist Donald Mowat on Teasing Timothée Chalamet’s Hair and Other Challenges

Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 novel, Dune, hits the big screen this weekend. The Warner Bros. production features a bulging cast that includes Timothée Chalamet as the protagonist, Paul Atreides, and Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac as his mother and father.  Roughly, Dune is about the Duke of House Atreides... »

Hump Day News Update 10/20/21: Dawn Hudson Exits Academy, Marvel Movie Moves, Castle Rock Returns, and More News

October 20, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 10/20/21: Dawn Hudson Exits Academy, Marvel Movie Moves, Castle Rock Returns, and More News

Happy Hump Day! Hopefully, you’ve already read Mark London Williams‘ Strike Alert column, because it’s some great reading while we wait until IATSE goes to its membership to vote on whether to ratify. Not everyone is convinced it’s the best contract, but according to a missive from ADG Local 800 to its members on Tuesday night (via Deadline), members will receive... »

Film Review: Last Night In Soho’s Stylish Demeanor Cannot Save its Ineffective Plot

October 20, 2021 | By
Film Review: <em>Last Night In Soho</em>’s Stylish Demeanor Cannot Save its Ineffective Plot

Filmmaker Edgar Wright has made a name for himself with his stylish, cleverly original offerings that span a multitude of genres. From the comedic Shaun of the Dead and The World’s End, to the serious and action-packed Baby Driver, Wright has typically combined a unique aesthetic with original content to produce memorable, entertaining films.  His... »

Darcy Antonellis to Receive HPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

October 20, 2021 | By
Darcy Antonellis to Receive HPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced that veteran media technology executive Darcy Antonellis will receive the organization’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during a gala celebration at the Hollywood Legion on November 18, 2021. The Lifetime Achievement Award, given only at the discretion of the HPA Board and Awards Committee, honors the... »