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ASC Nominations Reveal Battle Between Dune, Dog and Macbeth

January 25, 2022 | By
ASC Nominations Reveal Battle Between <i>Dune</i>, <i>Dog</i> and <i>Macbeth</i>

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced its 2022 nominations in the feature film, documentary and television categories, which honor the most compelling visual filmmaking of the year. This year’s feature nominees include Belfast, Dune, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog and The Tragedy of Macbeth. Last year’s ASC winner, Erik Messerschmidt, went... »

Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for 58th Annual CAS Awards

January 25, 2022 | By
Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for 58th Annual CAS Awards

Today, the Cinema Audio Society announces its nominees for the 58th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2021 in seven categories, as well as ten Outstanding Product nominees. After a virtual event in 2021, the 58th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards returns as a live event on Saturday, March 19,... »

Exclusive: Tippett Studio Names Michael Root New CTO, Ups Dale Taylor to Head of Production

January 24, 2022 | By
Exclusive: Tippett Studio Names Michael Root New CTO, Ups Dale Taylor to Head of Production

Tippett Studio, the award-winning effects studio founded by two-time Oscar winner Phil Tippett, has announced that Michael Root has been promoted from Director of Technology to Chief Technology Officer, while Dale Taylor has been promoted from VFX producer to Head of Production. The studio’s recent projects include The Mandalorian Season 2 and Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney Plus, as... »

Art Directors Guild Awards Unveils Its Nominees, Including The French Dispatch

January 24, 2022 | By
Art Directors Guild Awards Unveils Its Nominees, Including <i>The French Dispatch</i>

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) has announced the nominations for the 26th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards, which will return to a live ceremony on March 5 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The guild previously announced that it would honor The Power of the Dog filmmaker Jane Campion with its Cinematic Imagery Award, as her films consistently... »

Dune Leads Sound Nominees for MPSE’s Golden Reel Awards

January 24, 2022 | By
<i>Dune</i> Leads Sound Nominees for MPSE’s Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors has unveiled the nominees for the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Dune led the way with three nominations for outstanding achievement in sound editing, including feature effects/foley, feature dialogue/ADR, and feature underscore. The sci-fi blockbuster is widely believed to be the frontrunner to win the Oscar for Best Sound.... »

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... »

Paul Tazewell on Designing West Side Story’s Colorful Costumes and Working With Steven Spielberg

January 21, 2022 | By
Paul Tazewell on Designing <i>West Side Story</i>’s Colorful Costumes and Working With Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story has drawn raves from critics and year-end accolades for most of its below-the-line talent, including choreographer Justin Peck. There’s no question that the West Side Story cast displays some fantastic dance moves throughout the film, but what truly makes those musical numbers pop are the costumes worn by talented actors such... »

ATL Newsflash: Sundance May Be Virtual Again, But Stars Are Born Online These Days Anyway

January 20, 2022 | By
ATL Newsflash: Sundance May Be Virtual Again, But Stars Are Born Online These Days Anyway

The Sundance Film Festival launches today, albeit virtually, and though it has hardly been the same the last two years, you have to give the festival credit for rolling with the punches. Everyone in the entertainment ecosystem has been forced to adapt to the whims of the pandemic, and Sundance is no different. But you know what’s... »

Being the Ricardos Makeup and Hairstyling Heads on Transforming Nicole and Javier Into Lucy and Desi

January 20, 2022 | By
<i>Being the Ricardos</i> Makeup and Hairstyling Heads on Transforming Nicole and Javier Into Lucy and Desi

Following his acclaimed courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7, Writer-Director Aaron Sorkin returns to Amazon with Being the Ricardos, which follows a fictional week in the real lives of beloved TV icons Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who are played by Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. Aided by these two Academy Award-winning actors, Sorkin... »

Belfast DP Haris Zambarloukos on His Creative Bond With Kenneth Branagh and Finding a Softer Palette

January 20, 2022 | By
<em>Belfast</em> DP Haris Zambarloukos on His Creative Bond With Kenneth Branagh and Finding a Softer Palette

Haris Zambarloukos never set out to become a cinematographer, because he wanted to study art and painting. Everything changed when he made his way to London for college and started studying film. Now well established in Hollywood, Zambarloukos has worked with director Kenneth Branagh on a number of films, including his latest effort, Belfast, which has already earned... »