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  • Rising To Visual Challenges: Engine House VFX

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Picturesque beaches and sandy shores are not the only thing placing Cornwall, England on the map these days.  The picturesque peninsula is also home to Engine House VFX, an animation and visual effects company that’s making some pretty big waves. Mike Richter, a 3D freelancer whose architectural visualization skills enabled him to create extremely realistic…

     

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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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  • Submissions For 2018 ADG Excellence In Production Design Awards Open

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Television and feature film submissions for the Art Directors Guild (ADG) 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards are currently accepting submissions. “Production Design in Animation: Celebrating 100 Years of Imagination” will be this year’s theme as the guild debuts its new award category Excellence in Production Design for an Animated Feature Film. The ADG…

     

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  • Vanishing Point Media Elevates VR Thriller “The Hidden”

    By 411 Update

     

    Produced by Annie Lukowski & BJ Schwartz of Vanishing Point Media, The Hidden is a VR thriller that allows you to step into the shoes of an undocumented immigrant as you watch your daughter being grilled by two ICE officers while you hold your breath hiding.  The story follows Sophia, a young Mexican-American woman living in rural America, as she is harangued,…

     

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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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  • Canon’s 4K Field Production Zoom Lenses To Be Honored At Technology & Engineering Emmys

    By 411 Update

     

    Canon Inc. will be recognized at the 69th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards for its complete lineup of 4K field production zoom lenses for large-format, single-sensor cameras.  This includes all of  Canon’s CN-E, CINE-SERVO and COMPACT-SERVO lines of zoom lenses. Presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the Technology & Engineering…

     

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  • Alchemy Post Sound Adds Second Foley Stage

    By 411 Update

     

    Alchemy Post Sound, a specialist in Foley sound for motion pictures and television, has added a second Foley stage to its facility in New York. The new space is designed to complement the company’s original Foley stage with a “live” sound environment meant to enhance the production of interior effects that can benefit from natural…

     

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  • The Joe Lewis Company Adds Movie Premieres To Roster Of Large Scale Events

    By 411 Update

     

    The Joe Lewis Company knows a thing or two about putting together a major event.  For example, the event production company designed, built and installed a seven-ton, 84-foot tall sarcophagus at the Hollywood and Highland Gateway for Universal Pictures release of The Mummy this summer. The structure was unveiled at the film’s premiere event, attended…

     

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  • ICG Presents Three Special Awards, Screens 2017 ECA Films

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas September 22 – 24, 2017 could be called three days of cinematic glory.  Beginning with the annual Emerging Cinematographers Luncheon and concluding with a showcase screening the work of the 2017 Emerging Cinematographers honorees, the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) recognized and feted the outstanding achievements of companies, individuals and artist who’ve made…

     

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  • Curb Your Enthusiasm Cues Fueled By Killer Tracks Library

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The last new episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm aired September 11, 2011.  On October 1, 2017, Larry (Larry David), Cheryl (Cheryl Hines) and many other members of the Curb Your Enthusiasm world will return.  So will the infectious, light-hearted theme song. According to editor and music supervisor Steve Rasch, Curb Your Enthusiasm creator and star…

     

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  • “Made In NY” Talks Fall 2017 Schedule Released

    By 411 Update

     

    The “Made in NY” Talks, presented by The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) return starting tonight, September 25, 2017!  The “Made in NY” Talks are panel discussions designed for New Yorkers seeking work in television, film, media, and digital production. Presented in partnership with local media organizations and educational institutions, the free event…

     

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  • Diversity And Politics Highlight The 2017 Prime Time Emmys

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas The 69th Prime Time Emmys were destined to be political.  They were the first Emmy telecast since Donald Trump was elected president.  Trump has attacked other actors during his endless Twitter tirades.  Steven Colbert was the evening’s host.  Indeed, the show was prime for a political slant. After a festive musical number…

     

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  • Sir Ken Adam, Tyrus Wong To Be Inducted Into ADG Hall OF Fame

    By 411 Update

     

    The Art Directors Guild of America (ADG) have inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame production designer Sir Ken Adams and illustrator Tyrus Wong.  The two men will be formally inducted into the institution’s hall of fame during the 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, January 27, 2017 at…

     

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  • Composer Bear McCreary On His Score For “Rebel In The Rye”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas On paper, Bear McCreary was an odd choice for first time feature director Danny Strong to pick as the composer for his film, “Rebel in the Rye.”  Emmy-winning McCreary’s resume includes acclaimed scores for TV series such as “DaVinci’s Demons”, “Outlander”, “Black Sails” and “The Walking Dead.”  At that time, McCreary only…

     

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  • Emmy Nominees Celebrated At 2017 Celebrity Connected Suite

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Emmy weekend is a whirl-wind of appearances at events and parties for those celebrated few who have received nominations.  Celebrity Connected gave this year’s celebrated television royalty a chance to unwind at the annual Luxury Gifting Suite honoring the Emmys.  Held at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the…

     

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  • Special Fortium Cybersecurity Panel To Be Presented At Sound for Film and TV Conference

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Fortium is a digital content security provider devoted to media and entertainment entities.  Their clients include the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and BAFTA, for whom they supply technologies protect their digital content. Their file encryption product, MediaSeal, protects all file types in Windows and Mac and can be used for all b2b workflows….

     

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  • Call For Proposals Open For 2018 HPA Tech Retreat

    By 411 Update

     

    The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has opened the call for proposals for the 2018 HPA Tech Retreat®. Key portions of the HPA Tech Retreat programming are determined by the proposals submitted during this process.  Now in its 23rd year, the event in Palm Springs attracts a wide array of distinguished attendees and speakers and engages leaders from every…

     

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  • Nominees For 2017 Student Academy Awards Announced

    By 411 Update

     

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of the 44th Annual Student Academy Awards winners.  This 2017 edition of the competition received a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities.  The 2017 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia…

     

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  • Complete List Of 2017 Creative Art Emmy Winners

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Following the success of last year’s dual evening presentation of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the winners of 92 categories received Emmy statues over the course of September 9 – 10, 2017.   The Creative Arts Emmys presents awards for prime time programming for the below-the-line categories as well as guest actor/actress categories, interactive media…

     

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