Visual effects studio Digital Domain has received two nominations in the category of Best Visual Effects for the upcoming 94th annual Academy Awards. The nominations highlight Digital Domain’s work on both 20th Century Fox’s Free Guy, and Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home. The winners will be announced on Sunday, March 24. The honorees named in each are: Free Guy: Swen Gillberg, Nikos Kalaitzidis, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick; and Spider-Man: No Way Home: Kelly Port, Scott Edelstein, Chris Waegner and Dan Sudic.
Ben Díaz has joined Arri Lighting in its Stephanskirchen office. Effective this month, he will be senior product manager. The company says Díaz strengthens its focus on the development of high-quality LED lighting fixtures and accessories. Together with Arri Lighting head of product management Florian Bloch, Díaz will play an integral role in the planning, development, introduction, and life cycle management of new lighting products.
One Union Recording Studios, which bills itself as the largest independent recording facility in the Bay Area, has hired senior audio engineer Dan Jensen. Jensen brings more than 15 years of experience as a sound mixer, editor, and designer, primarily on national and regional advertising.
The National Association of Theatre Owners will honor Ellis Jacob, president, and CEO of Cineplex, with the 2022 NATO Marquee Award during this year’s CinemaCon. Mitch Neuhauser managing director of CinemaCon made the announcement. Jacob is being recognized by NATO for his unequalled dedication, commitment, and service to the motion picture theatre industry.
The American Society of Cinematographers will recognize the work of four exceptional artists at its 36th Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. Ellen Kuras, ASC will receive the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award; she is the first woman ever to win the award. Peter Levy, ASC, ACS will be presented with the Career Achievement in Television Award, and John Lindley, ASC will be honored with the President’s Award. Panavision’s Dan Sasaki will receive the ASC’s inaugural Curtis Clark Technical Achievement Award, which will be given to an individual who has made significant technological contributions to the art and craft of cinematography. The awards will be presented on March 20 at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood.
The American Society of Cinematographers has named its annual Outstanding Achievement Award nominees in the categories of feature film, documentary, and television cinematography. Winners will be announced during the 36th ASC Awards on March 20. The ceremony will be a hybrid event, both in person and live streamed, at the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood.
UK post-production house Mission has hired Catherine Crawley as head of marketing, following nearly five years prior leading marketing, events, and social media strategy for the cinema lens manufacturer Cooke Optics.
Pixotope is solidifying its position in virtual production with two new hires to its Asia Pacific leadership team. The company said that hiring Matthew Ma and Andrew Tan reflects a strategic expansion by Pixotope as virtual production gains momentum across global media and entertainment markets.
Arts Alliance Media has appointed Dale Miller chief commercial officer. Miller will oversee revenue generation, relationship management, and the development of global business opportunities for AAM’s suite of industry-leading software and solutions.
Jens Heinze, who currently holds the position of director operations at CinemaxX Entertainment, will be joining the management board of Ecco Cine Supply and Service in Hilden as of March 1. With the appointment, Ecco will be strengthening its strategic and operational management and setting the course for sustainable future growth, the company said.