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Ian Unterreiner Named President of Russo Brothers’ VisualCreatures Virtual Production Studio

Russo Brothers’ AGBO announced today that Ian Unterreiner has been appointed President and Partner of their virtual production studio VisualCreatures (VC). The recently acquired company, which specializes in real-time applications in visual effects and animation, opened its new studio equipped with a motion capture enabled sound stage at AGBO’s downtown Los Angeles’ creative campus. Unterreiner’s appointment will push VC’s research and development deeper into virtual production workflows and AI solutions […]

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Colin Farrell to Receive Society of Camera Operators Governors Award at SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards on Feb. 25

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) is pleased to announce the 2023 SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards’ Governors Award recipient is Oscar Nominee: Colin Farrell. Hosted at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 25, 2023, the star-studded, red-carpet, SOC Awards show will honor the top professionals and operators in motion picture, television, and the industry at large. “We are honored to present this award to such a celebrated and truly talented […]

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Union Roundup: New Rust Charges, and Disney’s Reedy Creek District, Where the Past Is Not Only Prologue But Epilogue, Too

“The past is never dead,” William Faulkner famously wrote, adding “it’s not even past.” The 20th-century literary icon and Nobel winner, who sojourned for a while in Hollywood to drink heavily and collect then-easy screenwriting money, was, of course, talking about the personal histories that ineluctably shape us. But being from the South, he was also aware of the broader weight of history, as well. Indeed, the region’s politics are […]

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DGA, SAG-Aftra, IATSE, Teamsters, Hollywood Basic Crafts Extend COVID-19 Safety Agreement with Less Testing

The Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the Hollywood Basic Crafts (Teamsters Local 399, IBEW Local 40, LiUNA! Local 724, OPCMIA Local 755 and UA Local 78), and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced the extension of the current COVID-19 Safety Agreement through April 1, 2023. The new agreement maintains the bedrock […]

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Fairyland Review: Another Stellar Emilia Jones Performance Highlights This Moving Father-Daughter Drama

Children grow up with all different kinds of role models. Strict parents insist on respect and adherence to rules from their offspring, while more relaxed guardians may treat their younger relatives more as friends or peers. Both approaches can have mixed results, depending on the temperament of all parties and the environments in which they are raised. For Alysia Abbott, her father’s unique style left a distinct impression, one movingly […]

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Drift Review: A Melancholy Examination of Trauma Featuring a Compelling Turn From Cynthia Erivo

“I know what you mean” and “I get what you’re going through” are statements that are meant to express support for someone else but most often serve to undermine the significance and specificity of a person’s experience. Without having been there, it’s not really possible to truly relate. Drift presents a scenario in which one woman is recovering from a devastating ordeal without seeking the support of anyone else, understandably […]

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Art Direction

Art Directors Guild to Honor Illustrator/Storyboard Artist Janet Kusnick with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) announced today that Illustrator/Storyboard Artist Janet Kusnick will be presented with an Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award by the Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) Council. The celebration will take place at the 27th Annual ADG Awards on Saturday February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Making the announcement was Guild President Nelson Coates, ADG and Awards Producers Michael Allen […]

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Shortcomings Review: Randall Park’s Directorial Debut Delivers a Very Different Asian-American Story

Every culture wants to see itself reflected positively and accurately onscreen, but that doesn’t always happen. In its opening moments, Shortcomings parodies the way in which Asians are typically portrayed in cinema before zooming out to reveal that it’s all part of a film ripe for mocking by our pretentious protagonist Ben (Justin H. Min), who has more than a few things to say about it and can’t stop himself […]

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Yvette Nicole Brown Will Return to Host the 27th ADG Awards

Emmy®-nominated actress Yvette Nicole Brown returns as host of the 27th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards (ADG, IATSE Local 800) on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel. The announcement was made today by Awards Co-Producers Michael Allen Glover,ADG, and Megan Elizabeth Bell,ADG. Yvette Nicole Brown is an Emmy-nominated actress, writer, producer, singer and host. Her numerous movie credits include Disney’s Disenchanted, Avengers: Endgame, Dreamgirls, Tropic […]

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Oscar Nominations 2023: Top Gun: Maverick Up for Best Picture, But Tom Cruise Snubbed for Best Actor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards, and A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the pack with 11 nominations. Michelle Yeoh made history as the first-ever Asian nominee in the Best Actress category, and her co-stars Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Stephanie Hsu were all nominated as well. There was plenty of drama in said Best Actress […]