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Hollywood Laments the Closure of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters

April 13, 2021 | By
Hollywood Laments the Closure of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters

Monday afternoon delivered some very sad news for California and Los Angeles film lovers, as Decurion Corp, the company that owned 300 ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters in California, has decided not to reopen their locations. The theaters affected included a number of popular and usually-thriving ArcLight locations in Hollywood, but more importantly, the closure hits the... »

Oscar-Nominated The Stunt Man Filmmaker Richard Rush Dead at 91

April 13, 2021 | By
Oscar-Nominated <em>The Stunt Man</em> Filmmaker Richard Rush Dead at 91

Filmmaker Richard Rush, who received two Oscar nominations for his 1980 film, The Stunt Man, starring Peter O’Toole, died on April 8 in Los Angeles at the age of 91. According to Claude, his wife of 48 years, Rush had been suffering from longtime health issues, although he died comfortably at home. In a statement, she said,... »

Breaking: Will Smith, Antoine Fuqua Pulling Emancipation Production Out of Georgia

April 12, 2021 | By
Breaking: Will Smith, Antoine Fuqua Pulling <em>Emancipation</em> Production Out of Georgia

The decision by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to sign controversial voting laws into effect in his state has created quite a backlash among productions that normally would take advantage of the state’s tax incentives and vast amount of talented crew. The latest production to be pulled out of the state is Will Smith and Director Antoine Fuqua‘s... »

Over the Weekend 4/13/21: Weekend Awards Wrap-Up, Indy Meet Phoebe, and More News

April 12, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 4/13/21: Weekend Awards Wrap-Up, Indy Meet Phoebe, and More News

It was a big weekend for awards, the first of three such weekends leading up to the Oscars on Sunday, April 25. Three guilds, the Society of Camera Operators and the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) were announced over this past weekend with much recognition for Chloe Zhao‘s Nomadland, Pixar Animation‘s Soul, Emerald Fennell‘s... »

Roger Horrocks on the Underwater Cinematography and Powerful Message of My Octopus Teacher

April 12, 2021 | By
Roger Horrocks on the Underwater Cinematography and Powerful Message of <em>My Octopus Teacher</em>

When it comes to documentaries, the importance of having a great cinematographer often gets overlooked compared to their contribution to artier narrative fare. When you have a doc like Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed’s My Octopus Teacher, where so much of the film takes place underwater, you need to have an able underwater cinematographer to... »

SOC Honors Geoffrey Haley for Cherry, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Jim McConkey as Camera Operators of the Year

April 12, 2021 | By
SOC Honors Geoffrey Haley for <em>Cherry</em>, <em>Marvelous Mrs. Maisel</em>‘s Jim McConkey as Camera Operators of the Year

On Sunday night, April 11, 2021, the Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced the winners of its 2021 Camera Operator of the Year Awards and Creative Vision Celebration in the Film and Television categories. The honors for Camera Operator of the Year Film & Television were given out via a rather moving Zoom meeting  that brought together ... »

Guild of Music Supervisors Hands Out 11th Annual Awards

April 11, 2021 | By
Guild of Music Supervisors Hands Out 11th Annual Awards

On Sunday night, April 11, 2021, the Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS) handed out its 11th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors awards, celebrating outstanding achievement in the craft of Music Supervision in film, television, games, advertising, and trailers. Maureen Crowe, the founding President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, received the organization’s prestigious Legacy Award, honoring those music supervisors who... »

2020 BAFTA Film Awards Night Two Winners with Nomadland Taking Top Prize

April 11, 2021 | By
2020 BAFTA Film Awards Night Two Winners with <em>Nomadland</em> Taking Top Prize

The second night of the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards took place on Sunday night, April 11, 2021, from the Royal Albert Hall in London. The awards are held each year by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and this year was a two-night event, with Night One offering the winners of five... »

DGA Announces 73rd Annual Awards Winners; Chloé Zhao Takes Top Prize for Nomadland

April 11, 2021 | By
DGA Announces 73rd Annual Awards Winners; Chloé Zhao Takes Top Prize for <em>Nomadland</em>

The start of the first of three big awards weekends continued on Saturday, April 10, 2021, with the Directors Guild of America‘s 73rd Annual DGA Awards for Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film and Television for 2020. Nomadland Director Chloé Zhao became only the second woman to win the DGA’s top award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature... »

The 25th Annual Art Directors Guild ADG Awards Winners

April 10, 2021 | By
The 25th Annual Art Directors Guild ADG Awards Winners

The 25th Annual Art Directors Guild (ADG) Awards were handed out on Saturday night, April 10, hosted by Curb Your Enthusiasm star JB Smoove. Presenters for the night included Matt Bomer, Tyra Banks, Maria Bakalova, Carey Mulligan, Emerald Fennell, Aasif Mandvi, Jenna Elfman, Brian Tee, Jordi Molla, Nicco Annan & Michael Zegen. The film awards went to Donald Graham Burt for Mank, Wynn Thomas for Da 5 Bloods, Steve Pilcher for the Animated Feature Soul, and Nathan Crowley won for Tenet... »