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Pixar’s Pete Docter to Become an Honorary Member of the Visual Effects Society

Pam Hogarth will accept the Founders Award and she and four others will be granted lifetime membership at a VES fall event.

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Pixar’s Pete Docter to Become an Honorary Member of the Visual Effects Society

The Visual Effects Society has announced its newest lifetime and honorary members as well as this year’s recipient of the VES Founders Award, all of whom will be recognized during a special event in October. Educator and industry vet Pam Hogarth will be presented the VES Founders Award at the event. Pixar chief creative officer […]

Martin Scorsese to Be Honored by Location Managers Guild

Martin Scorsese will receive the Location Managers Guild International’s Eva Monley Award for a filmmaker whose efforts have demonstrated “above and beyond” support of the work of location professionals. The award – named in honor of the late location scout who worked with directors such as John Huston, Otto Preminger, and David Lean – will be presented […]

‘Black Panther 2’ DP, ‘Boba Fett’ and ‘Stranger Things’ Teams Among Creative Arts Emmy Nominees

The cinematographer of Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and a team of Skywalker Sound’s Star Wars franchise vets are among Tuesday’s Creative Arts Emmy nominees. Supervising sound editors Matthew Wood (a five-time Oscar nominee and Emmy winner) and David Acord (a two-time Oscar nominee and Emmy winner) each earned a pair of Emmy noms for […]

Art Directors Guild Announces 2023 Awards Timeline

The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) has released the timetable for its 27th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, which will be presented on Feb. 18 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Awards are presented in categories for motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos. Over the past five years, the winner of the ADG’s period […]

Apple, Skydance Animation Release First ‘Luck’ Trailer

The trailer for Luck follows Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world. The first trailer dropped Wednesday and shows off the animated feature, which is from Apple Original Films and is the first produced by Skydance Animation. Everything about Sam’s (voiced by Eva Noblezada) day goes wrong until she finds a lucky penny that […]

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Takes ILM Virtual Production Route (Exclusive)

Upcoming Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians is taking the virtual production route. The 20th Television series, based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels, has started production in Vancouver and will be the first project to be made on Industrial Light & Magic’s newly built StageCraft LED stage, which features a 95-foot LED screen. “The story of […]

‘Pam & Tommy’ Editor Reflects on Scene That Was a “Pivotal Turning Point”

Talking about reteaming with her I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie on Pam & Tommy, Oscar-nominated editor Tatiana S. Riegel describes the stories Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, and that of Tonya Harding, as “misunderstood.” “I actually find them kind of similar, the two stories,” Riegel says in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen podcast. […]

How ‘Bridgerton’ Composer Kris Bowers Set Up a “Dangerous Connection” in Season 2

Bridgerton composer Kris Bowers made sure Anthony Bridgerton and Edwina Sharma’s first dance had an “alluring, almost darkness to it,” through his score. Most readers now know this is a doomed relationship, as Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Edwina’s sister, Kate (Simone Ashley), fall in love. “The music has a darker element to it, and it […]

‘Dune’ VFX Company DNEG Adds Two Oscar-Winning VFX Supervisors

London-headquartered VFX company DNEG, whose recent work includes Stranger Things and the Oscar-winning effects in Dune, has added a pair of veteran VFX supervisors to its team: Eric Brevig and Greg Butler. Brevig served as VFX supervisor on 1990’s Total Recall, for which he received the Academy Award. He earned additional Oscar nominations for his work […]

How ‘Prehistoric Planet’ Reimagined the Nature Doc

A decade ago, while on location in Africa with natural history documentary icon David Attenborough, Michael Gunton, who serves as creative director of factual at BBC Studios, had the idea to do another series that goes back in time — effectively BBC’s Planet Earth but with dinosaurs. What then seemed impossible proved to be a real […]

Academy Software Foundation Adopts Inclusivity-Driven Board Plan (Exclusive)

The Academy Software Foundation has adopted new rules for its governance, aimed at creating more diversity and inclusion and introducing new leaders to its ranks. Formed in August 2018 as a partnership between the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Foundation is a neutral hub for the development of open-source […]

Safety Is Cinematographers Guild’s “Main Issue,” Says New President

Safety, including adequate rest during productions, is the top priority of camera technician Baird B. Steptoe Sr., who started his term this week as newly elected national president of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600), which represents 9,000 members. The first Black guild member to be elected to the office, Steptoe started his industry career […]