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Prime Time Softball League: American Dad Dominates All Rise to Repeat as Champs

January 24, 2022 | By
Prime Time Softball League: <i>American Dad</i> Dominates <i>All Rise</i> to Repeat as Champs

The wind was howling as TBS’ animated series American Dad took the field to defend its Prime Time Softball League title against upstart contender All Rise. CBS’ legal drama put up a brave fight but ultimately couldn’t “rise” to the occasion, losing 22-4 in the championship game. After umpire Gene Sokol declared it was time to “play ball,” All Rise... »

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... »

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.... »