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  • Production Designer Gary Kordan And Wife Photographer Justine Ungaro Go Retro With Muse

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    By: Marjorie Galas From his Emmy nominated work on “Key and Peele” to the fantastical worlds of Amazon’s young adult hit “Just Add Magic”, production designer Gary Kordan gets behind projects 100%.  Before he lands a job, he’ll spend days researching content, often crafting up to sixteen mood boards loaded with images for first meeting…

     

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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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  • 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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  • Pixomondo Trailblazes in Themed Entertainment VFX For National Geographic’s ” Ocean Odyssey”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    International creative design and VFX company Pixomondo, known for its Emmy-award winning VFX work on “Game of Thrones” VES Award for “Hugo”, debuted an underground aquarium attraction, a first-of-its kind immersive entertainment experience, in Times Square.  The underwater attraction was created for National Geographic, and is called National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey. The exhibit harnesses…

     

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  • Downton Abbey: The Exhibition Brings Popular TV Show’s World To Fans

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Fans of “Downton Abbey” and the gorgeous sets and costumes seen throughout its six seasons have reason to celebrate.   NBCUniversal International Studios is presenting a traveling exhibit highlighting the elegant gowns, suits and jewelry in a traveling exhibition called Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.  The exhibit will make its US debut in New York City on Saturday, November…

     

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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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  • American Society of Cinematographers Names 2018 Honorees

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    In recognition of their special contributions to the art of cinematography, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named four honorees who will be honored at the 32nd ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Russell Carpenter, ASC will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Russell Boyd, ASC, ACS will earn the org’s International Award; Alan Caso, ASC will be…

     

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  • Winners Of The 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships In Screenwriting Announced

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 2, at the Samuel…

     

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  • Cannes 2017: A Good Year For Sweden

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas It was a good year for Sweden – as far as the Cannes 2017 Film Festival was concerned.  Six films were proud representatives of Sweden – with Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” ultimately walking away with Cannes’ highest honor – the Palme D’Or.  Earlier in the fest, the Swedish Film Council shined a…

     

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  • Danny Boyle, Lori Balton, Stuart Raven Barter To Be Feted At Location Managers Guild Int’l Awards

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Director Danny Boyle, location scout Lori Balton and location professional Stuart Raven Barter will receive special awards at the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) taking place April 8th, 2017.  The event, hosted by NPR’s Rico Gagliano, will be conducted in the Steven J. Ross Theater on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, CA. Oscar-winning…

     

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  • AFCI Supports Sustainable Productions Through Panel At Upcoming Conference

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    The Association of Film Commissioners Intentional (AFCI) and its industry partner Lightsource Asia Media Group will present a special panel highlighting sustainable production at its upcoming Global Production & Finance Conference. The panel, entitle “Sustainable Production: Think Global, Act Local” will highlight practices productions can incorporate into their process that reduce negative environmental impacts, engage positively…

     

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  • First Time Craft Nominees Take Home Oscar Gold At 89th Academy Awards

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Accountants shouldn’t tweet, at least, not when they are on the job at the Oscars. The effects of one social-media obsessed employee stole the spotlight from many deserving winners on February 24th during the final moments of the 89th Annual Oscar telecast.  Fortunately, we can reflect upon the amazing achievements of the…

     

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  • Strong Narratives, Fun Stories Fuel 2017 Oscar Celebrity Connected Event

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas The 2017 Oscar best picture race featured a wealth of strong narratives. Three of the nine nominated films were inspired by true and mesmerizing stories including “Hacksaw Ridge” (WWII conscientious observer Desmond Dodd heroic that saved countless injured soldiers), “Lion” (Saroo Brierley’s 20 year, multi- continent journey to reconnect with his lost…

     

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  • Sundance 2017: Producers Share Their Journey In State Of The Slate Panel

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Seven producers with films either competing or premiering in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival gathered at the Park City Studios to discuss the initial workings in getting their projects off the ground. Participating in a panel led by moderator Joseph Chianese, EVP of EP Financial Solutions were Ryland Aldrich, producer of “L.A. Times” (Next selection),…

     

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  • Praise Spread From Interns To Masters At 2017 Eddie Awards

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The 2017 American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards had the distinction of recognizing two of its past interns with their first Eddie nomination: Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon, the team behind “Moonlight.”  Before kicking off the event with the presentation of the Heritage Award to the founders of the internship program, the org’s new president…

     

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  • Gene Allen To Be Inducted Into ADG Hall Of Fame, Feb. 2017

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The Art Directors Guild (ADG) has announce that legendary production designer Gene Allen will be inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame.during the org’s 2017 awards ceremony.  The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 1 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. “Gene made an enormous contribution to the art…

     

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  • XLive Puts Focus On Live Event Production During Three Day Conference

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    All things “live production” were on hand at the first annual XLive Las Vegas, held at the Tropicana Hotel December 5-7, 2016  Formerly known as IMFCON (International Music Conference) and IFFS (International Film Festival Summit), XLive, presented by publicity firm The Confluence, consisted of workshops, seminars, keynote speakers and an expo highlighting products and services…

     

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  • Denzel Washington To Receive ASC Board Of Governors Award

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will present actor/producer/director Denzel Washington with the org’s Board of Governors Award during the 31st annual  ASC Awards.  The event will take place February 4, 2017 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. The organization presents the accolade to individuals in the industry whose body of work has made significant…

     

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  • ICG Names Ryan Murphy Publicists Awards TV Showman Of The Year

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    The International Cinematographers Guild has announced that writer/producer/director Ryan Murphy will receive the Television Showman of the Year award at the 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards.  The gala honoring excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs, will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24. Prolific in the…

     

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