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90th Oscars Nominations Announced
Complete Listing and Tabulations
LOS ANGELES -- Actress-comedian Tiffany Haddish and actor-director Andy Serkis, joined by Academy President John Bailey, announced the 90th Academy Awards® nominations today (January 23) live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater via a global live stream on,, the Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed and broadcast media. Haddish and Serkis announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:22 a.m. PT, with pre-taped category introductions by Academy members Priyanka Chopra, Rosario... Read more, comment
Outstanding Film and Television Performances Honored at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Complete Listing of Award Recipients
LOS ANGELES -- The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2017 at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ®, hosted by Kristen Bell, held Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall. Honored with individual awards were Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell for performances in motion pictures, and Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Claire Foy, Sterling K. Brown,... Read more, comment
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 65th MPSE Golden Reel Nominations
LOS ANGELES -- The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 65 th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions. “This has been an outstanding year in entertainment sound,” said MPSE president Tom McCarthy. “Sound artists have crafted brilliant soundscapes for movies, television, games and other... Read more, comment
Sherpas Cinema Pays Tribute to Skiing Legend J.P. Auclair in North Face Film “Imagination”
​Latest project from adventure filmmakers, represented in the U.S. by Accomplice Media, becomes an instant free-skiing classic.
LOS ANGELES -- A boy riding in the backseat of his parents’ car through snow-swept Nelson, British Columbia, has his skiing fantasy spring to life in a sweetly thrilling short film produced by Sherpas Cinema for The North Face. Directed by Dave Mossop, Imagination stars professional free-skier Tom Wallisch who skies alongside the car while performing one incredible stunt after another. The boy watches in delight as Wallisch soars over trucks, buildings and RVs, while mom and dad remain oblivious and chatter... Read more, comment
Black Spot Creates Magic With Universal Kids
NEW YORK -- Black Spot and Universal Kids created a new winter wonderland anthem spot that is magical and very danceable. Black Spot and Universal Kids designed a dazzling world complete with a blue crystal forest, custom-designed costumes, atmospheric lighting, Ruth B.’s upbeat track “Young,” and adorable, energetic kids. The focus was on every detail – from casting and set design to art direction and lighting – to create this stunning footage. Black Spot’s Executive Producer Carla Sacks comments: “We had... Read more, comment
Director Jessica Sanders Continues to Push Boundaries with New Shatterbox Anthology Short Film "End of the Line"
LOS ANGELES -- Picture this: A lonely man walks into a pet store to find a companion, and walks out with a tiny man in a cage. What follows involves abuse of power dynamics, and an exploration of class and desire. “End of the Line” is the first film from season two of Refinery29's groundbreaking Shatterbox Anthology short film series by Jessica Sanders, an Academy Award ® -nominated, Sundance and Cannes-winning filmmaker, recognized worldwide for her documentary and narrative work. Produced in partnership... Read more, comment
Alchemy Post Sound Pulls Out All The Stops For EPIX Spy Thriller “Berlin Station”
Westchester, NY -- Now in its second season on EPIX, the tense cloak and dagger drama Berlin Station centers on undercover agents, diplomats and whistleblowers inhabiting a shadow world inside the German capital. It’s hard to tell who’s working for or against whom in this nothing-as-it-seems tale where a CIA team operates out of hidden quarters within the American embassy and where even footsteps seem to be concealing something. Working under the direction of series Supervising Sound Editor Ruy Garcia, Foley... Read more, comment
"The Greatest Showman" Comes To Life With Visual Effects From Rodeo FX
VFX Studio Helps Bring Magic to Year’s Top Musical
Montreal -- Recently released The Greatest Showman features 85 visual effects shots created by Montreal-based Rodeo FX. The studio is excited to be part of this very unique film, having helped create its magical world. Set to music by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, The Greatest Showman tells the story of historical character P.T. Barnum, played by Hugh Jackman, and delivers an empowering message of inclusivity and acceptance. Rodeo FX is proud to have contributed to the visual effects... Read more, comment
Rodeo FX Welcomes Awards Season with Nominations from BAFTA, VES and the Academy Awards
MONTREAL -- Today’s announcement by the Academy Awards ® of the nominees for the 90 th Oscars, taking place March 4 th , 2018 in Los Angeles, wraps up the nomination period for some of the most distinguished industry awards. Rodeo FX is honored to be recognized for its work on Game of Thrones, Fear the Walking Dead , and for its contributions to Blade Runner 2049 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi . Rodeo FX received the following nominations: The Visual Effects Society’s 16 th Annual VES Awards Outstanding... Read more, comment
Artifact Studios Launches Uncle Victor To Serve Entertainment Industry
New Company Led by Entertainment Marketing Vets Anne Edgar and Brian Kessler
LOS ANGELES -- To meet increased demand from clients in the entertainment industry, Los Angeles-based creative agency Artifact Studios has launched a new company called Uncle Victor . Artifact clients including Bethesda Softworks, Disney, and Daybreak Studios will now be served by Uncle Victor, and its team of directors, producers and artists will be led by Brian Kessler and Anne Edgar, who come to Uncle Victor from Artifact Studios. Focused on serving video game publishers, movie studios, television networks... Read more, comment
18 Make Mobius Awards Shortlist
3 agencies receive multiple nominations
LOS ANGELES -- Mobius Awards has announced a shortlist of 18 nominees for Best of Show in its 2017 international advertising competition. Three agencies received multiple nominations: Here Design, London; BETC, Paris, and VML, Sydney. Following is a list of nominees by medium. Brand Identity "ALI COLA. The cola in skin colors" Entrant: Loved GmbH, Hamburg, Germany Advertiser: ALI Getranke UG / Husumer Mineralbrunnen HMB & Co. KG, Husum, Germany "Aberlour-Pernod Ricard" Entrant: Williams Murray Hamm,... Read more, comment
Director Kelsey Larkin Launches U.S. Career Via Yard Dog
LOS ANGELES -- Yard Dog has signed director Kelsey Larkin for exclusive representation in the United States. The agreement is the first with a U.S. production company for Larkin, who, although born in Chicago, resides in Toronto and has previously worked exclusively in Canada. A bold and highly original visual storyteller, she has recently directed projects for GoodLife Fitness, Inov8, Vega and Bikes on Wheels, among others. Yard Dog executive producers Joe Piccirillo and Beth Pearson believe that Larkin has... Read more, comment
Toronto's Sequoia Content Signs Director Bram Van Riet
The Belgian filmmaker, a visual storyteller and co-founder of Caviar, reunites with EP Suzanne Allan for the Canadian market.
TORONTO -- Director Bram Van Riet says he feels like he’s home again. The director, a native of Antwerp and now a resident of San Francisco, has joined the Toronto-based Sequoia Content for Canadian Representation. The move reunites him with Executive Producer Suzanne Allan, his former EP when he was with Imported Artists. Van Riet is an experienced European filmmaker who’s a co-founder of the international production company Caviar, which continues to represent him in the US, UK, France and Belgium. To... Read more, comment
Whitehouse Post Welcomes Multi-Award-Winning Editor Lizzy Graham To New York Office
NEW YORK -- Renowned editorial company Whitehouse Pos t has added to its already robust New York roster by bringing aboard editor Lizzy Graham . With over 15 years’ worth of editorial experience, Graham joins Whitehouse NY after honing her craft in London at fellow well-established companies including Marshall Street and Peepshow. Known for her talents editing short films, commercials, and music videos, Graham has worked with brands such as BMW, a didas , Puma , BBC,, and artists such as pop star... Read more, comment
ArsenalCreative Names Mike Wynd VFX Supervisor
Wynd Comes to Arsenal from MPC, Where He Spent 8 Years as a VFX Supervisor
Santa Monica, CA -- ArsenalCreative has announced an expansion of its VFX team with the addition of award-winning VFX Supervisor Mike Wynd. He comes to Arsenal from MPC, where he spent 8 years as a VFX Supervisor. Regarding Wynd joining the company, Cortney Haile, ArsenalCreative Partner and Executive Producer, said, “We’re so excited to have someone with Mike’s level of experience and expertise join our team. His skill set will be a huge asset to our growing studio and to our clients.” Wynd has worked on numerous... Read more, comment
Camp + King Hires Art Director, Senior Producer and Senior Strategist
SAN FRANCISCO -- Advertising agency Camp + King has appointed three executives to its talent roster, partner/CEO Jamie King, announced today. Dan Depew, Garrett DeLorm and Paige Robertson work out of the shop’s Presidio office. Art Director Dan Depew is a 2018 San Francisco transplant from Boulder. Previously an editorial and commercial photographer, Depew switched over to advertising in 2014. He has worked as an art director and sometimes writer for agencies such as CP+B, Muhtayzik Hoffer and Saatchi &... Read more, comment
Arkansas-Based Waymack & Crew Embraces The Hawk-Woods Sticky Battery
HOLLYWOOD -- Dan Waymack is a filmmaker and president of Waymack & Crew, a production company with offices in Little Rock, Arkansas and Chicago, and a staff of 15. The company has an enviable list of credits that includes the familiar Allstate ads with actor Dennis Haysbert, as well as work for the U.S. Army, Marlborough, Kellogg’s and many other national and regional advertisers. A devoted student of his craft, Waymack has an insatiable interest in camera gear and developing inventive ways to put it to... Read more, comment
Stunt Performers from “Wonder Woman” and “Game of Thrones” Announced as 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards Honorees For Outstanding Action Performances By Film and Television Stunt Ensembles
LOS ANGELES -- The stunt performers and coordinators from “Wonder Woman” and “Game of Thrones” are this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards® honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles, it was announced today from the 24th Annual SAG Awards® red carpet by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams. The Stunt Ensemble honors commend work within the stunt community during 2017 and recognize stunt performers and coordinators... Read more, comment
The One Club Names ADC 97th Annual Awards Juries For Advertising, Interactive and Motion/Film Craft
These 32 creative leaders representing 12 countries will judge work from around the world based on excellence in craft, design and innovation.
NEW YORK -- The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design, today announced full juries for the Advertising, Interactive and Motion/Film Craft categories of the prestigious ADC 97th Annual Awards. These 32 creative leaders representing 12 countries will judge work from around the world based on the show’s historic focus of honoring excellence in craft, design and innovation. Entries can be submitted via http://www... Read more, comment
SHOOT's 16th Annual 2018 New Directors Search Opens For Entries To Those Directing Professionally Less Than Three Years; Aspiring Filmmakers Get The Chance To Make Their Case For The Showcase
Seeking The Best Up-And-Coming Movie, Short Film, TV, Commercial, Music Video and Web Video Directors; Finalists Celebrated At SHOOT May Event At The DGA In NYC
LOS ANGELES & Westport, CT -- SHOOT ® announced today that the 2018 SHOOT New Directors Search is officially open now through March 31, 2018. This is SHOOT's 16th annual worldwide search to discover the best up-and-coming directors who, based on their initial work, show promise to soon make major positive contributions to advertising and/or entertainment in its traditional and emerging forms. Enter at now thru March 31st, 2018 Midnight ET. The 25-30 Showcase Finalists Will Receive Priceless... Read more, comment
Call For Entries Now Open For The Semiannual SHOOT 2017 Behind The Scenes (BTS) Photo Contest - Winter 2017 Edition
Showcase Opportunity For Film, TV, Commercials, Music Video and Web Video Content Producers who are creating, shaping and defining the motion picture production and post industry
Westport, CT and HOLLYWOOD -- The Editors of SHOOT ® , the leading publication and website for entertainment and commercial motion picture production & postproduction, have opened the call for entries for the SHOOT Behind The Scenes (BTS) Photo Contest - Winter 2017 Edition. SHOOT invites amateur and professional photographers throughout the motion picture industry worldwide to enter the Contest. Entry is FREE. Entries for the 2017 Winter Contest will be accepted now thru March 1, 2018. For a detailed overview, entry... Read more, comment

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