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  • Betty White To Be Honored At ICG Publicists Awards

    By 411 Update

     

    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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  • Dates/Schedule Released For 2018 Hollywood Professional Association Retreat

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    The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the schedule for the 2018 HPA Tech Retreat®, set for 19-23 February 2017. The Tech Retreat is an incomparable opportunity to meet and engage with well-known and emerging leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business. The HPA Tech Retreat takes place in the Palm Springs area over the…

     

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

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    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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  • Complete List Of 2017 California On Location Award Winners

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Holiday lights twinkled in the foyer of the Beverly Hilton as guest arrived en-mass to celebrate the very best of California at the annual COLAs – or California On Location Awards – December 17, 2017.  Presented by FLICS (Film Liaisons in California Statewide), the COLAs recognize those location managers, scouts, teams and…

     

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  • Online Submissions Open For 2018 LMGI Awards

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) has announced the date of the Fifth Annual Location Managers Guild Awards.  The event that honors the outstanding and creative international contributions of location professionals and film commissions in film, television and commercials, will be held on April 7, 2018.  The call for online submissions is now open and will…

     

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  • Ben Lehmann Named Executive Producer Of Sesame Street

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    Sesame Workshop today named Benjamin Lehmann the new Executive Producer of Sesame Street, taking the helm from Creative Director and interim Executive Producer Brown Johnson.  Ben has served as the show’s Supervising Producer since 2015. He first joined Sesame Street production as a PA in 2001, rising through the ranks to Producer in 2007; he…

     

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

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    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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  • “Mr. Robot” Score Takes On New Life During Composer Mac Quayle’s Roxy Performance

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Los Angeles concert venue The Roxy is no stranger to diverse fans.  From the reggae enthusiasts on hand for Bob Marley’s “Live at the Roxy” recordings to the punks that gathered for the California debut of The Ramones, every walk of life has passed through the venue’s double doors. Cosplayers, however, may…

     

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  • Creating “Vampirina”: An Interview With Executive Producer Chris Nee

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Chris Nee was familiar with the “Vampirina” book series when Disney Junior approached her about developing a show based on the character.  The Peabody, Humanitas and Emmy Award winning executive producer who’s the mind behind the network’s popular “Doc McStuffins” (for which Nee has three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations from 2015-17) was…

     

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

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    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

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    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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  • Creating The “Justice League” CG Villian Steppenwolf: Animatrik’s Motion Capture

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    Justice League finds DC Comic heroes Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momao), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) uniting to overthrow supervillain Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds).  Interestingly, Hinds never stepped foot on set in the role of Steppenwolf – rather, the performance was pieced together via numerous motion capture shoots…

     

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

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    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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  • Costume Designer Lorraine Calvert On Sourcing And Building Costumes For “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Lorraine Calvert had spent many years as an assistant costume designer on feature films before having the chance to step up into the role of costume designer for the fact-based Watergate investigatory film, “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House.”  Production had just wrapped on the pilot of “Time…

     

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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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