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  • Betty White To Be Honored At ICG Publicists Awards

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    Betty White, legendary actress and producer, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 2, 2018. ICG national president Steven Poster, ASC, said, “Betty White is a joy and a national treasure. She brings a…

     

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  • Shooting “Wonderstruck” – DP Ed Lachman In His Own Words

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    By: Marjorie Galas The pairing of DP Ed Lachman and director Todd Haynes has resulted in a string of award-worthy cinematic images.  In fact, Lachman has two Oscar nominations, 2003’s “Far from Heaven” and 2016’s “Carol”, not to mention numerous CameraImage Golden Frogs and countless other accolades for his innovate and thought-provoking work.  This fall,…

     

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  • For Award Consideration: Costume Designer Janie Bryant’s Work In “It”

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    By: Marjorie Galas Period clothing and costume designer Janie Bryant go together like a hand in a glove.  From her Emmy-winning designs representing a small, 1870s mid-west town in “Deadwood” to her award-winning reflections on the 1960s advertising business in “Mad Men”, Bryant’s ability to reflect the look of a period has made a lasting…

     

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  • From Directing “Crash Pad” To Editing “Downsizing”: An Interview With Kevin Tent

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    By: Marjorie Galas At first glance, “Downsizing” seems like a large stylistic departure for director Alexander Payne.   Re-uniting with Jim Taylor, who, along with Payne, co-wrote “Citizen Ruth”, “Election”, “About Schmidt”, “Sideways” and “The Descendants”, the two scripted a sci-fi/fantasy/comedy that explores life after an irreversible medical procedure miniaturizes humans, making them mere inches tall. …

     

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  • Making Syria’s “Little Gandhi”: Writer/Director/Producer Sam Kadi Discusses His Production Process

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    By: Marjorie Galas Ghiyath Matar sensed his life may be cut short.  The 24 year old tailor had been following in the footsteps of his idols: Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., peacefully opposing the war that raged in Syria.  In an effort to establish peace, Matar would pass out flowers to soldiers in…

     

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  • Makeup And Hair Stylist To Present Gary Oldman With 2018 Distinguished Artisan Award

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    Academy® Award-nominated legendary actor Gary Oldman will receive this year’s Distinguished Artisan Award at the 5th Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706). The black-tie awards gala, honoring both make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater, returns to the NOVO in L.A….

     

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  • Oscar FYI: Composer Nicholas Britell’s “Battle Of The Sexes” Score

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas The date was September 20th, 1973.  An exhibition tennis match, dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes” drew a record-defying 30,400 spectators to the Houston Astrodome and millions of television viewers world-wide.  The global audience converged to watch 29 year-old female tennis champion Billy Jean King take on 55 year-old tennis legend Bobby…

     

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  • Norm Newberry To Receive 2018 ADG Lifetime Achievement Award

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    Norm Newberry, former ADG Awardee and a 21st century renaissance Production Designer best known for his work on War of the Worlds, The Polar Express and Beowulf, will receive the Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award (ADG, IATSE Local 800) at the 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The 2018 ADG Awards, themed “Production…

     

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  • AMIA Awards To Be Presented At Annual 2017 Conference

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    The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)  will present four awards in recognition of work by individuals in the areas of archiving and preservation on November 30, during the AMIA Annual Conference in New Orleans. This year’s recipients include Robert Gitt, founder of the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Preservation Department, for the Silver Light Award;…

     

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  • Complete List Of 2017 HPA Award Winners Revealed

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    The HPA Awards, presented by The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) have become the banner awards ceremony for the post production community. The winners of the 2017 HPA Awards, which recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content, were awarded November 16, 2017 at the Skirball…

     

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  • Greg Cannom, Mary Guerrero To Receive 2018 MUAH Lifetime Achievement Awards

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    Oscar®-winning make-up artist Greg Cannom and four time Emmy®-winning hair stylist Mary Guerrero, will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) honoring outstanding achievements for make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater. The black-tie awards gala returns to the…

     

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  • Kathleen Kennedy To Receive ADG’s 2018 Cinematic Imagery Award

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    Eight-time Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Kathleen Kennedy will receive the Art Directors Guild’s 2018 Cinematic Imagery Award at its 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards,. The 2018 Awards, themed “Production Design: Celebrating 100 Years of Imagination,” will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. Kathleen…

     

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  • Motion Picture Sound Editors To Honor John Paul Fasal With Career Achievement Award

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Sound designer and sound recordist John Paul Fasal will receive the 2018 Motion Picture Ssound Editors Career Achievement Award during the orgs MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony set to take place February 18th, 2018 in Los Angeles.  The MPSE Career Achievement Award recognizes sound artists who have distinguished themselves by meritorious works as both an…

     

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  • NASA, Amazon Web Services And AWS Elemental To Receive HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Three organizations have received the Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation by the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA): NASA, Amazon Web Services, and AWS Elemental, an Amazon Web Services Company. The three companies collaborated on the first public Live 4K stream from the International Space Station (ISS). The award was conceived to recognize companies and individuals…

     

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  • Fortium Security Measures Ward Off DVD Piracy

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    As award season gears up, so do concerns about piracy.  Although many studios distribute password protected and expiring links to content, much of the voting public depend on DVDs to view nominated films.  DVD screeners remain a controversial source for many studios. While they come with stern warnings against sharing or tampering with the discs, screeners…

     

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  • 2018 SOC Technical Achievement Award Nominees Revealed

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) has released the names of the products and manufacturers to be considered for the org’s 2018 Technical Achievement Awards.  The awards will be presented at the Saturday February 3, 2018 Lifetime Achievement Awards evening hosted at the Lowes Hollywood Hotel.  In order to become a competing nominee, each selected candidate must participate…

     

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  • Kathryn Bigelow To Receive 2018 MPSE Filmmaker Award

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor Kathryn Bigelow with its annual Filmmaker Award during the org’s Golden Reel Award ceremony February 18th in Los Angeles. The director of such films as Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the art of cinema.. A trailblazing filmmaker whose…

     

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  • Winners Announced For Inaugural Animation Is Film Festival

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    To promote the art of animation, GKIDS, Annecy Int’l Animation Film Festival, Variety, and ASIFA Hollywood, with major sponsors LA Times, IndieWire, Cartoon Brew, Fathom Events and Google presented the inaugural edition of ANIMATION IS FILM.  The festival took place October 20-22 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood and was attended by a…

     

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  • Bailey, Clairmont 2018 SOC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    John Bailey and Denny Clairmount will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the upcoming Society of Camera Operators (SOC) Awards.  Bailey will receive the 2017 Governors Lifetime Achievement Award the Lifetime Achievement for Distinguished Service Award will be bestowed upon Clairmont at the black tie event February 2, 2018 Awards at the Lowes Hollywood Hotel. The…

     

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  • Submissions for 2017 MUAHS Awards Now Open

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Online submissions for consideration for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, or MUAHS, is now open.  S. Submissions will close on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5 PM (PT). This year’s awards gala returns to the NOVO in L.A. Live on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS)…

     

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