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  • Rene Lagler Named Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient By ADG

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    René Lagler, an Emmy® award-winning Production Designer of more than 2,500 television shows and major events, will receive the 2017 Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award will be presented to Lagler at the 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at a black-tie ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom…

     

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  • Edward Lachman, Ron Garcia, Philippe Rousselot and Nancy Schreiber To Be Honored By ASC

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      The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has released the names of four cinematographers who will receive special awards during the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement being presented February 4th, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Edward Lachman, ASC, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Ron Garcia, ASC, will be bestowed with…

     

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  • VFX Pioneer Ken Ralston To Receive 2017 VES Lifetime Achievement Award

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      Ken Ralston will receive the Visual Effects Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to filmed entertainment.  The multi-Academy Award nominated visual effects pioneer will receive this award during the 15th Annual VES Awards on February 7, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The VES Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by the VES…

     

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  • International Cinematographers Guild Recognizes 2016 ECA Honorees, Bestows Special Awards At Luncheon

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Michael Goi, former president of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and board member of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG), welcomed the 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Award recipients in addition to members of the production industry at the annual ECA Award Luncheon at the ASC Club House.  The event, held September 23rd kicked off a weekend of ECA activities including…

     

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  • Top Three Items From Emmy Gifting Suite

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Those talented and fortunate individuals recognized for their hard work during Emmy season spend a great deal of time promoting their work, and partying at industry events which, while it may not sound like work, becomes a second job when you have a 5:00am crew call waiting the following morning.  Celebrity Connected’s Emmy Gifting Suite…

     

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  • Politics And Social Change Points Of Discussion At 2016 Prime Time Emmys

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Fall had ushered cool, crisp air to Los Angeles – that is, until Emmy day.  Then the temperature spiked, and no tarp or handle of ceiling fans could quell the sweltering heat.  Seemingly un-phased, Matt Iseman, host of Emmy nominated reality competition program “American Ninja Warrior” wowed Dish Nation correspondent and upcoming co-celebrity on “The…

     

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  • Results Of 2016 Creative Arts Emmys Double Header

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Change was in the air during the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys, held at the Microsoft Center September 10th and 11th.   Celebrating his last year as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Television Academy, Maury McIntyre noted the decision to split this year’s Emmy craft celebration came in response to expand categories, such as the…

     

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  • Set Decorators Take Spotlight at DTLA Film Festival Sept. 23rd

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Set decorators are crucial team members of any film, television or commercial production.  The details they instill in a location inform the viewer about crucial story elements, including setting, atmosphere, tone and reveal crucial aspects of a character’s life.  Don’t miss your chance to learn more about the work of set decorators when members of…

     

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  • North Kingdom’s “American Horror Story” VR Experience Hyped Scares Without Reveals

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The storyline behind the sixth season of FX’s “American Horror Story” was kept tightly under wraps for months leading up to its premier Weds., September 14th.    All promotions for season six hid the story line, providing subtle clues but no major reveals.   Charged with developing a fan experience void of spoilers that would excite returning devotes…

     

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  • From Commercials To Features: Editor Patrick Colman Discusses “Other People”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Despite spending nearly ten years as a commercial and music video editor, Patrick Colman never worked with director Spike Jonze. It was during a transitional stage, when Colman worked as a cutting assistant on Jonze’s short, “Scenes from the Suburbs”, the two crossed paths, and Jonze gave full endorsement to the emerging narrative editor.  The praise created…

     

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  • Emerging Cinematographers Awards Celebrates Twenty Years

    By Marjorie Galas

     

      The International Cinematographers Guild is excited to present the 20th annual Emerging Cinematographers Awards – an event that has helped camera operators and other members of the camera department transition into the world of a working cinematographer! The Emerging Cinematographer Awards, presented by the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, will be held on…

     

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  • Visual Effects Society Present “What Is Real?” At 8th Annual VES Summit

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    The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the theme of their eighth annual VES Summit – “What is Real?”” The annual day-long event will be held Saturday, October 29th and will feature top leaders in the visual effects industry, educational panels and break out sessions as well as a networking lunch and mixer at the conclusion…

     

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  • Returning Sound Of Film Event Highlights Immersive Rooms, VR Audio

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The Cinema Audio Society is pleased to be participating together with the Motion Picture Sound Editors as event partners with MIX Magazine for the 3rd Sound for Film Event to be held September 17th at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA.  This year’s theme is Sound for Film and Television: Merging of Art, Technique and Tools. “We are…

     

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  • The Mill The Mill BLACKBIRD® Receives Top 2016 HPA Honor

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    The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the 2016 winner of its Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation will be presented to The Mill BLACKBIRD®. The BLACKBIRD® is the first fully adjustable car rig that creates photoreal CG cars. The Mill, creators of the BLACKBIRD® , will receive their award at the HPA ceremony to be held November…

     

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  • “Adventure Time” Big Winner In 2016 Television Academy Animation Juried Awards Winners

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    The Television Academy announced today the juried award winners for the 68th Emmy® Awards in Animation. The juried awards for Animation will be presented during the Creative Arts Emmy program taking place Sunday, September 11, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Juried categories require all entrants to be screened by a panel of professionals…

     

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  • Composer Paul Leonard Morgan On His Emmy Nominated “Limitless” Score

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Composer Paul Leonard Morgan wasn’t expecting any recognition for his score to the CBS television series “Limitless.”  He was simply excited to be able to experiment with some interesting music over the course of twenty-two episodes.  Although Morgan is busy scoring his next project, he took some time out to answer a few questions about his…

     

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  • Unique Visual Style In “Gotham” Earns DP Crescenzo Notarile His First Emmy Nom

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas A native New Yorker, director of photography Crescenzo Notarile looks forward to those jobs that will bring him back to the city he loves.   He broke into production in NYC working as a camera operator on films including “Once Upon a Time in America.”  To sustain himself professionally and creatively, he’s spent…

     

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  • Still Live From New York: Eugene Lee Receives Twelfth Emmy Nom For SNL

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Ask Eugene Lee how he felt after he received the call informing him about his 2016 Emmy nomination and the product designer grasps for words.  He’s much more enamored with the fact that he’s remained part of the handful of originals still working on “Saturday Night Live”. In fact, he was a…

     

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  • NFMLA Latino Film At The Oscars Hollywood Venue

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    NewFilmmakers Los Angeles InFocus series is spotlighting films from and about the Latino and Hispanic communities on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. Sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), NFMLA will present a special evening hosted at the Hollywood home of the Academy, The Mary Pickford Center Linwood Dunn Theater. The curated…

     

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  • From Art House To Iconic: Film Restoration On Display At The Reel Thing

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    By: Marjorie Galas There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow.  Or at least there is now, thanks to the preservation of the 1955 feature film “Oklahoma.”  A short clip, featuring lead Gordon MacRae singing “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’” as his dazzling white horse sauntered along healthy green corn stalks framed by a brilliant…

     

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