Lilah Obregon-Wilson
Columns

Union Roundup: Union Organizer for Music Supes Says Step Licensing Deals Are Growing Harder to Come By

So, nearly two weeks later, the election is almost wrapped up, and while it seems little substantive legislation will get done on the split-house Federal level over the next two years, American cultural shifts will keep moving around like tectonic plates in the hills near Hollister (look at the leadership changes on at least one side of the aisle, for example). Why, we’ve even had mail from at least one […]

Awards

HPA Awards Announces Creative Category Winners for Post at Annual Gala

The HPA Awards, handed out annually by the Hollywood Professional Association, returned to the historic Hollywood Legion Theater tonight to celebrate exceptional achievement in color grading, sound, editing, and visual effects. The gala, which filled the Legion to capacity, also honored industry veteran Kim Waugh with its Lifetime Achievement Award and bestowed additional honors for engineering excellence and outstanding achievement in restoration. The winners of the 2022 HPA Awards Creative Categories […]

Patton Oswalt
Awards

Patton Oswalt to Host 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Which Are Moving to a New Venue

Patton Oswalt will host the 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, it was announced on Tuesday by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. Honoring outstanding achievement in sound editing, the Golden Reel Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. “Like other below-the-line crafts, sound editing doesn’t get the praise and acknowledgment it deserves,” Oswalt said in a statement that expressed his admiration […]

Korey Pereira
Community

CAS and MPSE’s Sounding Board 2.0 Event Stresses the Importance of Sound Artists, Especially Boom Mic Operators

Last Saturday afternoon, the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) and Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) held an in-person event, The Sounding Board 2.0, which featured several panel discussions about the practical, creative and technical art of sound for picture. The event emphasized the importance of sound artists, whose work on your favorite film or television show may go unseen, but is nonetheless vital to a project’s success. And fortunately, many of […]

Community

SMPTE Gathers in Hollywood for Annual Media Technology Summit, Where 8K Resolution Proves to Be a Contentious Topic

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) convened its annual Media Tech Summit in person for the first time since 2019 late last month at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, where Arizona State University associate professor Ana Herruzo, who works in emerging and computational media, gave the keynote address on “Enhancing Creative Disciplines Through Emerging Computational Tools.” Director Ang Lee was awarded an Honorary Membership, SMPTE’s highest honor, “in […]

Crafts

Black Beauty Roster, WB Discovery Create Partnership to Help Train Hairstylist, Makeup Artists from Marginalized Communities

Black Beauty Roster (BBR) and Warner Bros. Discovery are teaming to create a partnership for a new, one-of-a-kind program that will allow hairstylists and makeup artists from historically marginalized communities the chance to position themselves for a department head position in entertainment. The 12 primary candidates selected from the U.S. and Canada are Denise Baker (hair/LA), Gabby Navarrete (makeup/LA), Charles Zambrano (makeup/NYC), Allison LaCour (makeup/NOLA), Tiffany Daugherty (hair/LA), Kauilani Goodwyn […]

No Picture
Community

Prime Time Softball League: CSI Vegas Remains Ahead of the Pack with The Rookie in Second Place

On Saturday, November 6, the Prime Time Softball League held its Week 9 games with CSI Vegas maintaining its lead with an 8-game winning streak, defeating Big Brother, the only winless team in the league this season. Two-time league champs, American Dad, pulled out a squeaker of a win over the newest team from Pretty Freakin’ Scary, but currently, The Rookie is holding down second place with only one loss in eight games. […]

Donald Lee Harris
Art Direction

Grey’s Anatomy Production Designer Donald Lee Harris Dead at 78

Production Designer Donald Lee Harris, whose credits include a long run on ABC‘s Grey’s Anatomy, as well as working on The Office, American Housewife, Malcolm in the Middle, and other series, has died from cancer at the age of 78 on November 1. This according to his family and his most recent agent Amanda Pecora-Sutphen, who posted the following tribute on her Instagram: It’s with a very heavy heart that I share the news […]

Helen Alexander
Community

Formosa Group UK Names Helen Alexander Managing Director for Features, Broadcast and Streaming

The Formosa Group, which is part of Streamland Media, has named Helen Alexander as managing director of Formosa Group UK for Features, Broadcast and Streaming (FBS). Alexander brings years of leadership experience in post-production sound as well as significant relationships with both talent and clients. She’ll be based out of Formosa Group’s Trident facility in Soho, London, from which she will oversee all of the company’s creative talent in the UK, […]

Morfydd Clark Lord of the Rings
Composers

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: Tutti Music Partners on Orchestrating & Producing the Sessions for Bear McCreary’s Epic Score

Continuing our series on the amazing below-the-line artisans working on Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which recently wrapped its first eight-episode series, we next have the orchestrating team of Tutti Music Partners — Ed Trybek, Jonathan Beard, and Henri Wilkinson — who have performed their duties for a number of composers we’ve spoken to in the past, including Michael Abels and Tom Holkenborg. The role […]