Production & Post-Production

Film Urges Vigilance in Pandemic

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 09:59 -- Nick Dager

As we pass the one-year anniversary of the pandemic’s onset in the US, people are suffering from quarantine fatigue and vaccine roll-out frustrations. Even after people manage to get vaccinated, many are left wondering: What’s the point? Why do we have to continue to make the sacrifice? To answer that question, the makers of a new short film entitled Daniel turned for help to a war veteran.

MovieLabs Making Many Presentations at 2021 HPA Tech Retreat

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 09:49 -- Nick Dager

MovieLabs will be taking a pivotal role at this year’s Hollywood Producer’s Association Tech Retreat, happening virtually March 15-24. MovieLabs will be presenting across three strategic topics, hosting a number of round tables, providing a sneak peek of a common visual language that they are developing for the industry, and partnering with the HPA to host the second day SuperSession event which will be a live demonstration of production through editorial, visual effects, conform, color, sound and delivery.

MPSE to Honor Dennis Drummond with Career Achievement Award

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 15:16 -- Nick Dager

The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announced that it will honor supervising sound editor Dennis Drummond with its 2021 MPSE Career Achievement Award. Drummond’s long list of credits includes The Intern, The Help, It’s Complicated and The Pursuit of Happyness. He has developed close relationships with several top directors including Nancy Meyers, James L. Brooks and Penny Marshall. He will receive the Career Achievement Award at the 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards, which will be held as an international virtual ceremony on April 16th.

Cinematographer Mandy Walker HPA Tech Retreat Keynote Speaker

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 14:57 -- Nick Dager

Noted cinematographer Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, will be a featured keynote speaker at the Hollywood Producers Association’s annual Tech Retreat, which is being held March 15-24. Walker, whose recent work includes Mulan (2020) and Hidden Figures (2016), is a respected artist who has been working throughout the pandemic and will share her experiences and insights. The event features live and recorded content, live Q&A’s, interactive roundtables, and networking opportunities, all presented in HPA’s new Engage portal.

Bringing One Night in Miami to the Screen

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 12:39 -- Nick Dager

Nominated for two Golden Globes, including one for first-time director Regina King, the film One Night in Miami… explores the dialectic that might have ensued between four young, famous Black men in 1964 as they each stood at a personal crossroads within the larger context of the civil rights movement. The film was shot by cinematographer Tami Reiker, ASC.

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