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  • MPSE to honor career of Cece Hall

    MPSE to honor career of Cece Hall

    September 21, 2019, 3:58 pm
    STUDIO CITY CA — The Motion Picture Sound Editors (mpse.org) announced that it will honor Academy Award-winning supervising sound editor Cecelia “Cece” Hall with its 2020 MPSE Career Achievement Award. Hall received an Oscar nomination for sound editing in 1987 for her work on Top Gun, and won the Oscar four years later for 
    The Hunt for Red October. A past president of the MPSE, she served for many years as senior vice president for post production sound at Paramount Pictures and c...

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    • 70th annual ACE Eddie Awards makes history
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      70th annual ACE Eddie Awards makes history

      January 26, 2020, 3:25 pm
      BEVERLY HILLS — The ACE Eddie Awards may not be the Oscar bellwether that some other awards shows are, but they carry a lot of weight in Hollywood. And this year’s black-tie ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with over 1,000 editors and guests in attendance, packed quite a punch and delivered some surprises as trophies were handed out recognizing the best editing of 2019 in 11 categories of film, television and documentaries. 

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    • Sound Ideas acquires online effects site SoundDogs
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      Sound Ideas acquires online effects site SoundDogs

      January 22, 2020, 3:39 pm
      TORONTO — Sound Ideas (www.sound-ideas.com), which offers more than 500,000 sound effects, production elements and royalty free music tracks, has completed the purchase of online sound effects website SoundDogs.com. 

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    • FXhome reveals 'Pay What You Want' initiative fo
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      January 22, 2020, 3:39 pm
      NORWICH, UK — FXhome (www.fxhome.com), the developer of editing, VFX and compositing software, has announced a new ‘good will’ program in support of the HitFilm Express community. The Pay What You Want program (https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express/pwyw) was inspired by the HitFilm Express community’s requests for options to contribute to future development of the free video editing and VFX software. The program now enables users to contribute financially, ensuring that those funds will...

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    • MPSE presents 67th Annual Golden Reel Awards
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      MPSE presents 67th Annual Golden Reel Awards

      January 21, 2020, 2:29 pm
      HOLLYWOOD — On Sunday, January 19th, The Motion Picture Sound Editors (mpse.org) presented the 67th MPSE Annual Golden Reel Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing. Honors were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media.

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    • Technicolor's MPC receives Oscar noms for Lion Ki
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      Technicolor's MPC receives Oscar noms for Lion Ki

      January 18, 2020, 8:52 pm
      LOS ANGELES — Technicolor’s (www.technicolor.com) MPC scored two Oscar nominations in the Visual Effects category for the studio’s work on The Lion King and  1917.  The Lion King, from director Jon Favreau and Walt Disney Pictures, was the second highest-grossing film of 2019 with over $1.6 billion in theatrical sales. In addition to the VFX nomination from the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,  The Lion King also received nominations for the film’s visu...

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    • VES announces board of directors' officers
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      VES announces board of directors' officers

      January 17, 2020, 2:15 pm
      LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) has announced its 2020 board of directors' officers. The officers, who comprise the VES board executive committee, were elected at the January 2020 board meeting, and include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as board chair. 

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    • MPSE to honor Cece Hall for 'Career Achievement'
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      MPSE to honor Cece Hall for 'Career Achievement'

      January 15, 2020, 2:10 pm
      STUDIO CITY, CA — On January 19th, the Motion Picture Sound Editors (mpse.org) will honor Cecelia “Cece” Hall with its Career Achievement Award at the 67th Annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony. One of the most accomplished women in entertainment sound, Hall received an Academy Award nomination in 1987 for her work on Top Gun and four years later won the Oscar for  The Hunt for Red October. Her other credits include such classics as  Star Trek I, II & III;  Beverly Hills Cop I & I...

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    • Academy announces Oscar nominees
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      Academy announces Oscar nominees

      January 15, 2020, 2:10 pm
      LOS ANGELES – Nominees for the 92nd Oscars (www.oscars.org) were announced this morning, covering 24 categories. Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories. Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories beginning Thursday, January 30th, through Tuesday, February 4th.

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    • Foundry updates Katana look development & lighting
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      Foundry updates Katana look development & lighting

      January 12, 2020, 2:36 pm
      LONDON — Creative software developer Foundry (foundry.com) has released Katana 3.5, the latest version of its asset-based look development and lighting tool. Katana 3.5 has a newly rebuilt core engine, making it quicker to perform key operations so artists can iterate faster. A new option to render images directly to the viewer means artists now interact directly with their work. A Foundry-supported, render agnostic USD plug-in allows studios to build powerful USD pipelines with less devel...

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    • ACE names honorees for upcoming Eddie Awards
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      ACE names honorees for upcoming Eddie Awards

      January 10, 2020, 2:17 pm
      LOS ANGELES — Producer Lauren Shuler Donner has been selected by the board of directors of American Cinema Editors (ACE) to receive the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Award. The honor will be presented at the 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards black-tie ceremony on Friday, January 17th in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Additionally, film editors Alan Heim, ACE and Tina Hirsch, ACE are set to receive Career Achievement awards for their outstanding contribut...

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