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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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    • 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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    • VES announces nominees for 18th annual awards
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      VES announces nominees for 18th annual awards

      January 10, 2020, 2:16 pm
      LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) announced the nominees for the 18th Annual VES Awards. The yearly celebration recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life. 

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    • Editor Jason Uson joins Dell's creative agency, D
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      Editor Jason Uson joins Dell's creative agency, D

      January 9, 2020, 1:43 pm
      AUSTIN, TX — Dell Blue (http://dellblue.com), the internal creative agency for Dell, has added Jason Uson as senior lead creative editor. Uson has worked on commercials, online content, films and documentaries throughout the course of his career. Some of his credits include work for Zales, Southwest Airlines, Nike, Budweiser, Walgreens and Harpo Films. At Dell Blue, he has already cut a campaign for Alienware, directed by Tony Kaye.  

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    • Boutique VFX & design studio Shape+Light opens in
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      Boutique VFX & design studio Shape+Light opens in

      January 3, 2020, 3:36 pm
      LOS ANGELES — Shape+Light (www.shapeandlight.com) is a new boutique visual effects and design studio in Los Angeles. Led by managing and creative director Rob Trent and executive producer Cara Lehr, the studio will serve the global advertising industry, providing high-end VFX, design and finishing services. Shape+Light has already delivered work for Nike, Apple, Gatorade, Lexus and Proctor & Gamble.

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    • 344 films eligible for 92nd Academy Awards
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      344 films eligible for 92nd Academy Awards

      December 19, 2019, 2:25 pm
      LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (www.oscars.org) has announced that 344 feature films are eligible for the 2019 Academy Awards. To be eligible for 92nd Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by December 31th, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibit...

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    • Maxon & Red Giant merge
      EDITING

      Maxon & Red Giant merge

      December 18, 2019, 1:59 pm
      PORTLAND, OR & FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMANY — Maxon, the developer of professional 3D software solutions, and Red Giant, the creator of tools for editors, VFX artists, and motion designers, have announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to merge under the media and entertainment division of Nemetschek Group to better serve the post production and content creation industries. The transaction is expected to close in January 2020, subject to regulatory approval and customary closi...

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    • Shortlists announced for nine Oscar categories
      VFX

      Shortlists announced for nine Oscar categories

      December 18, 2019, 1:59 pm
      LOS ANGELES – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (https://oscars.org) has announced shortlists for nine categories for the 92nd Academy Awards. Nominations voting begins on Thursday, January 2nd and concludes on Tuesday, January 7th. Nominations will be announced on Monday, January 13th. The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9th. Here are the updated shortlists.

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