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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... »

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... »

Cutters Promotes Magdalena Hernández to Editor

January 18, 2022 | By
Cutters Promotes Magdalena Hernández to Editor

High-end editorial boutique Cutters is very proud to announce the promotion of Magdalena Hernández to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Chicago Executive Producer Heather Richardson. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and fluent in both Spanish and English, Hernández earned her BA in Filmmaking from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2015, then completed her... »

VES Awards: Dune, Encanto and Loki Lead This Year’s Nominees

January 18, 2022 | By
VES Awards: <i>Dune</i>, <i>Encanto</i> and <i>Loki</i> Lead This Year’s Nominees

The Visual Effects Society has unveiled the nominees for the 20th Annual VES Awards, which still does not have an official date on the calendar yet after going virtual last year. WB/Legendary’s Dune and Disney’s animated movie Encanto led all nominees with six nods apiece, while Marvel’s Disney+ series Loki was the most honored... »

The Harder They Fall Named Best Picture By African American Film Critics Association

January 17, 2022 | By
<i>The Harder They Fall</i> Named Best Picture By African American Film Critics Association

The African American Film Critics Association has announced the winners of its 13th Annual AAFCA Awards. The Harder They Fall won Best Picture, Best Director (Jaymes Samuel), Best Ensemble and Best Music (Samuel, Kid Cudi and Jay-Z), while King Richard also won four awards, including Best Actor (Will Smith), Best Supporting Actress (Aunjanue Ellis),... »

Set Decorators Society of America Unveils 2022 Film Nominations

January 17, 2022 | By
Set Decorators Society of America Unveils 2022 Film Nominations

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA/SETDECOR) has announced its 2022 film nominations, celebrating the decor/design seen in feature-length films from the 2021 season. Final voting opens for SDSA members opens on Wednesday, Feb. 2, and voting will close on Friday, Feb. 11, so votes must be cast by Noon PT via the SDSA’s online portal.... »

Prime Time Softball League: All Rise, Reigning Champ American Dad Advance to Finals

January 17, 2022 | By
Prime Time Softball League: <i>All Rise</i>, Reigning Champ <i>American Dad</i> Advance to Finals

We don’t just cover film and television here at Below the Line, we cover the below-the-line community, and that includes Hollywood’s Prime Time Softball League, which held its semifinals this past weekend. In the first game of a doubleheader, the team behind CBS’ legal drama All Rise took on the squad from ABC’s The... »

Sex Appeal Composer Jeffrey Brodsky on Scoring Hulu’s Raunchy Teen Comedy

January 14, 2022 | By
<i>Sex Appeal</i> Composer Jeffrey Brodsky on Scoring Hulu’s Raunchy Teen Comedy

It’s fitting that for my very first interview for Below the Line, I’d be talking to one of my oldest friends, Jeffrey Brodsky, who grew up across the street from me in Needham, Massachusetts as the son of a doctor and a music teacher, one who no doubt passed her own musical talents onto... »