The Hollywood Professional Association Awards Committee has announced nominees for the 2022 HPA Awards creative categories. Recognized as the standard bearer for creative accomplishment and technical innovation, the HPA Awards honor outstanding achievement and artistic excellence by both individuals and teams. This year’s categories have been expanded to include Outstanding Color Grading, Editing, and Sound for Documentary/Nonfiction and Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects.
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The judges for the Digital Cinema Report Twenty-Twenty list have been named. They are, in alphabetical order are Brock Bagby, Tom Bert, Cedric Lejeune, Loren Nielsen and Leon Silverman. More about the judges in a moment. But first, this November, Digital Cinema Report will celebrate its twentieth year in business. To mark the milestone, we want to highlight the top twenty most significant developments in motion picture business and technology over the past two decades.
VFX Legion, the Los Angeles, and British Columbia-based global visual effects company, recently delivered two dozen key shots for the first episode of NBC’s new series, Quantum Leap, creator Donald P. Bellisario’s revival of the '90s sci-fi cult classic.
The Confederation of Indian Industry, in partnership with various stakeholders, is organizing the 11th CII Big Picture Summit. The two-day summit will take place November 16-17 at the Hotel Le Meridien in New Delhi.
In an open letter to Liquid Media Group shareholders, CEO Joshua Jackson expressed confidence in the future of cinema. “Over the last eight months, we have been meticulously striving to shore up partnerships and acquisitions to provide our clients with infrastructure, services, research, and resources that will position Liquid Media Group as a leader in the independent content creation universe, and unique in its scope of offerings unlike any other provider in our space,” Jackson said
In its second outing with the wildly popular superhero drama The Boys, developed by Eric Kripke and based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, Rising Sun Pictures delivered more than 100 visual effects shots for the show’s eight-episode third season. The studio’s contributions included a jaw-dropping sequence that opens the first episode, depicting the spectacular, near total destruction of New York City.
The 13th annual DTLA Film Festival has announced its winners. Florencia Krochik’s The Rest of Us, a feature documentary about DACA kids shot over a decade, won Best Picture. Other winners included director Martin Torrez’ The Great American Low Rider Tradition, a feature documentary about the Lowrider culture of East Los Angeles, which took the Audience Favorite Award Sophie Galibert was named Best Director for Cherry, a narrative dramedy that tackles the hot-button topic of abortion.
Dolby Laboratories today announced the winners of the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge: Finish the Script Year 2. The program challenges GFS alumni ages 18—35 to create an original short film proposal in response to a creative prompt from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and returning mentor Carlos López Estrada (Raya and the Last Dragon, Blindspotting). This year’s winners are filmmakers Kaitlyn Ali, Britney Bautista, Miguel Ramirez, and Thomas Sawyer.
The world premiere of the Apple Original film Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me will open the 36th edition of the American Film Institute AFI Fest on November 2.
The National Film & Television School, based in Beaconsfield, to the west of London, has been nurturing talent in the industry for more than 50 years. So, you can imagine how scary it felt when, back in March 2020, I had to send an email telling all our students that the gathering pandemic meant we had to close our doors.