Art Directors Guild Votes Production Designers Anthony Masters & Ben Carré Into Hall Of Fame

Legendary production designers Anthony Masters and Ben Carré, whose work appeared in some of the most iconic films of the 20th century, will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild’s Hall of Fame at the organization’s 23rd annual Excellenc…

Legendary production designers Anthony Masters and Ben Carré, whose work appeared in some of the most iconic films of the 20th century, will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild’s Hall of Fame at the organization’s 23rd annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. Masters, who died in 1990, was Oscar-nominated for 2001: A Space Odyssey. His other work in a career that spanned 45 years included Lawrence of Arabia, Dune, Papillon, Tai-Pan, The Clan of the Cave Bear

Kathleen McGill And Mimi Deaton To Receive Special Honors At DGA Awards

Kathleen McGill and Mimi Deaton will be honored with special awards at the 71st annual DGA Awards. McGill, a unit production manager, will receive the Frank Capra Achievement Award, and Deaton, an associate director, will receive the Franklin J. Schaff…

Kathleen McGill and Mimi Deaton will be honored with special awards at the 71st annual DGA Awards. McGill, a unit production manager, will receive the Frank Capra Achievement Award, and Deaton, an associate director, will receive the Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award. Both awards are given in recognition of career achievement and service to the guild. "Kathy and Mimi embody the type of leadership, dedication and distinguished commitment that these Special Awards…

Tyler Perry’s New Madea Play Could Land Him In Hot Water With Actors’ Unions – Again

Tyler Perry, who ran afoul of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA three years ago for casting non-union actors in his stage play Madea on the Run, now is casting non-union actors for Madea’s Farewell Play Tour – the eleventh show in the franchise,…

Tyler Perry, who ran afoul of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA three years ago for casting non-union actors in his stage play Madea on the Run, now is casting non-union actors for Madea's Farewell Play Tour – the eleventh show in the franchise, in which Perry once again will reprise his role as the title character. The latest play, which is preparing for a national tour, put out a casting notice recently for a "New nationwide non-union talent search." According to the notice…

ASC Awards: Cinematographers Guild Sets Robert Richardson & Jeff Jur For Career Honors

The American Society of Cinematographers said today that Robert Richardson will receive its ASC Lifetime Achievement Award and Jeff Jur is set for the Career Achievement in Television Award. They will pick up their prizes February 9 during the 33rd ASC…

The American Society of Cinematographers said today that Robert Richardson will receive its ASC Lifetime Achievement Award and Jeff Jur is set for the Career Achievement in Television Award. They will pick up their prizes February 9 during the 33rd ASC Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. ASC also noted that it also will marks the guild’s 100 anniversary during the 2019 trophy show. In a career spanning nearly four decades and counting. Richardson has…

Motion Picture Sound Editors Cue Up Stephen H. Flick For Career Honor

The Motion Picture Sound Editors has set supervising sound editor Stephen H. Flick to receive of its 2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award. The honor will be presented February 17 during the 66th annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards in Los Angeles.
A two-time S…

The Motion Picture Sound Editors has set supervising sound editor Stephen H. Flick to receive of its 2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award. The honor will be presented February 17 during the 66th annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards in Los Angeles. A two-time Sound Editing Oscar winner for Speed (1995) and Robocop (1988) — the latter being a Special Academy Award — Flick has worked on more than 150 films and TV shows over four decades. He also scored Oscar noms for PoltergeistDie…

Artios Awards Career Honors To Laura Dern, Tiny Fey & Others

The Casting Society of America has set the honorees and special award recipients for its 34th annual Artios Awards. Laura Dern, Tiny Fey and Jeff Richmond will be feted along with Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson and Carol Kritzer of Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer…

The Casting Society of America has set the honorees and special award recipients for its 34th annual Artios Awards. Laura Dern, Tiny Fey and Jeff Richmond will be feted along with Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson and Carol Kritzer of Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting on January 31 in dual ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and Stage 48 in New York City. CSA also has set a first-time special tribute to the founders of Casting Society of America: casting directors…

John Oliver, David Simon & 70-Plus Other HBO Writers Call On Vice To Sign New Union Contracf

More than 75 current and former writers for HBO have signed a petition calling on Vice Media “to sign a strong union contract” with the WGA. The list includes several high-profile scribes including John Oliver, David Simon, Warren Leight, T…

More than 75 current and former writers for HBO have signed a petition calling on Vice Media “to sign a strong union contract” with the WGA. The list includes several high-profile scribes including John Oliver, David Simon, Warren Leight, Tom Fontana, Eric Overmyer and Jesse Armstrong. Read the petition and its signatories below. Editorial staffers at Vice overwhelmingly ratified their first contract with WGA East in April 2016, a three-year deal that was retroactive to…

FX Networks To Receive DGA Diversity Award: “An Extraordinary Advocate For Inclusion”

The company behind such series as Atlanta, Pose, Mayans M.C. and Snowfall is set to receive the 2019 DGA Diversity Award. FX Networks will receive the honor — which has been bestowed only a handful of times in the DGA Awards’ long history &…

The company behind such series as Atlanta, Pose, Mayans M.C. and Snowfall is set to receive the 2019 DGA Diversity Award. FX Networks will receive the honor — which has been bestowed only a handful of times in the DGA Awards’ long history — during the guild’s trophy show next year. The Diversity Award recognizes the network's commitment to, and leadership in, inclusive hiring in DGA-covered categories and the example it sets for the rest of the industry, the guild said…

Warner Bros Film Chairman Toby Emmerich To Receive PGA’s Milestone Award

The Producers Guild of America said Wednesday that Toby Emmerich, chairman of the Warner Bros Pictures Group, will be honored with the guild’s most prestigious award: the Milestone Award. Emmerich will receive the honor at the 30th annual PGA Awards on…

The Producers Guild of America said Wednesday that Toby Emmerich, chairman of the Warner Bros Pictures Group, will be honored with the guild's most prestigious award: the Milestone Award. Emmerich will receive the honor at the 30th annual PGA Awards on January 19, at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. As Warner Bros film chairman, Emmerich operates Warner Bros Pictures and New Line Cinema to deliver the studio’s diverse slate, which includes numerous genres and…

California Fire Relief Efforts: Harrison Ford PSA To Affected Fellow Actors; Thanksgiving For Malibu’s Displaced; Donations & Crowdfunding Efforts

As the fire-relief effort continues in California, Harrison Ford has reached out to SAG-AFTRA members affected by the wildfires to let them know that help is available. “If you need help, ask. If you can help, give,” he said in a pre-Thanksgiving publi…

As the fire-relief effort continues in California, Harrison Ford has reached out to SAG-AFTRA members affected by the wildfires to let them know that help is available. "If you need help, ask. If you can help, give," he said in a pre-Thanksgiving public service announcement for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation (watch it below). "Because we're not just actors, voice-over artists, broadcasters and recording actors — we're family, and family sticks together. "The devastation and…

Make Up Artists And Hair Stylist Guild Sets Career Awards For Susan Cabral-Ebert & Robert Louis Stevenson

Susan Cabral-Ebert and Robert Louis Stevenson are set to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards next year. The duo will accept their hardware February 16 at MUAHS’ annual awards ‘do at th…

Susan Cabral-Ebert and Robert Louis Stevenson are set to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards next year. The duo will accept their hardware February 16 at MUAHS’ annual awards ‘do at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The outgoing president of MUAHS (IATSE Local 706), four-time Emmy nominee Cabral-Ebert joined the guild at a time when it just was beginning to allow women as makeup artists. After working on such…

SAG-AFTRA Cracking Down On Producers Who Cheat Stunt Perfomers Out Of Residuals

SAG-AFTRA is cracking down on producers who try to cheat stunt performers out of their residuals by signing them to stunt coordinator flat deals that don’t pay residuals. “The union is pursuing claims on this issue and will continue to challenge any mi…

SAG-AFTRA is cracking down on producers who try to cheat stunt performers out of their residuals by signing them to stunt coordinator flat deals that don't pay residuals. "The union is pursuing claims on this issue and will continue to challenge any miscategorization of stunt performers that it discovers," it said. "It has come to the attention of the SAG-AFTRA Stunt & Safety Department that producers have engaged stunt performers to work under inappropriate schedules" of…

Jon M. Chu Scores A Publicists Guild Showman Of The Year Honor

Jon M. Chu, director of Crazy Rich Asians, will receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award at the Cinematographers Guild’s Publicist Awards, to be held February 22 at the Beverly Hilton.
“Jon M. Chu has made an extraordinary contribution to t…

Jon M. Chu, director of Crazy Rich Asians, will receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award at the Cinematographers Guild's Publicist Awards, to be held February 22 at the Beverly Hilton. "Jon M. Chu has made an extraordinary contribution to the art of filmmaking," said guild president Steven Poster. "His Crazy Rich Asians, adored by audiences throughout the world, is the first studio modern day film to feature an all-Asian cast in a quarter of a century. We…

SAG-AFTRA Panel Warns Industry To Stop Ignoring Law Protecting Child Actors From Predators

EXCLUSIVE: The former LA Deputy City Attorney who prosecuted dozens of casting directors in a sweep of bogus actors’ workshops said tonight that industry professionals who violate an oft-ignored law to protect child actors from registered sex offenders…

EXCLUSIVE: The former LA Deputy City Attorney who prosecuted dozens of casting directors in a sweep of bogus actors' workshops said tonight that industry professionals who violate an oft-ignored law to protect child actors from registered sex offenders could soon be the subjects of a similar undercover operation and prosecution. The Child Performer Protection Act, which became law nearly six years ago, requires most professionals who work with child actors – including…

Antoine Fuqua Set For Motion Picture Sounds Editors Career Honor

The Motion Picture Sound Editors said today that Antoine Fuqua will receive its career honor, the Filmmaker Award, for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. The veteran director will pick up his hardware during the 66th MPSE Golden Reel A…

The Motion Picture Sound Editors said today that Antoine Fuqua will receive its career honor, the Filmmaker Award, for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. The veteran director will pick up his hardware during the 66th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 17 in Los Angeles. The director blends action with character-driven storytelling in such films as The Equalizer, The Magnificent Seven, Olympus Has Fallen, Shooter and Training Day. "Antoine Fuqua has…

Austin’s ATX Television Festival Announces First Panels For 2019 Event

Austin’s ATX Television Festival, set for June 6-9, 2019, has announced its first round of panels, including a Blumhouse Television event, a “Cancelled-Too-Soon” retrospective of Men in Trees and a conversation with the presidents of …

Austin’s ATX Television Festival, set for June 6-9, 2019, has announced its first round of panels, including a Blumhouse Television event, a “Cancelled-Too-Soon” retrospective of Men in Trees and a conversation with the presidents of various industry guilds. Panels announced today for the eighth annual festival include: A "Presidents of the Guilds" panel, featuring a discussion with Gabrielle Carteris, president, SAG-AFTRA; David A. Goodman, president, WGAW; and Thomas…

SAG-AFTRA Decries Donald Trump’s Latest “Enemy Of The People” Tirade Against CNN’s Jim Acosta

SAG-AFTRA, which represents thousands of TV journalists, is taking issue with President Donald Trump’s latest tirade against the free press. “SAG-AFTRA, journalists and non-journalists alike, supports a free and unencumbered press and stands with any j…

SAG-AFTRA, which represents thousands of TV journalists, is taking issue with President Donald Trump's latest tirade against the free press. "SAG-AFTRA, journalists and non-journalists alike, supports a free and unencumbered press and stands with any journalist who might find his or her ability to report on our government challenged or compromised." The union's statement, which doesn't mention POTUS by name, comes after he tangled with reporters Wednesday during his…

IATSE President Matt Loeb Hails Midterms As “Victory For Working People”

IATSE president Matt Loeb is hailing Tuesday night’s election returns as “a victory for working people all across the country,” saying that “IATSE-supported candidates won in almost every state where we competed.”
One of those winning candidates was De…

IATSE president Matt Loeb is hailing Tuesday night's election returns as "a victory for working people all across the country," saying that "IATSE-supported candidates won in almost every state where we competed." One of those winning candidates was Democrat Katie Hill, who unseated Republican Steve Knight in a tight congressional race in Southern California. IATSE's political action committee contributed $5,000 to her campaign, but it also gave $1,000 to Knight, who…

WGA West Blasts Trump Administration’s Latest Attack On Transgender Rights

The WGA West has blasted the Donald Trump administration’s latest assault on transgender rights, calling its proposal to remove their federally protected status an “attack on the civil rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming people.”…

The WGA West has blasted the Donald Trump administration’s latest assault on transgender rights, calling its proposal to remove their federally protected status an “attack on the civil rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming people." The Supreme Court recently was asked to hear a case challenging whether civil rights laws that prohibit sex discrimination in employment also extend to transgender workers. "The Trump administration has taken another step in its…

IATSE President Matt Loeb Rebukes Editors Guild Leaders; Calls Their Retaliation Claims Wrong And “Irresponsible”

IATSE president Matt Loeb has sternly rebuked Editors Guild leaders Cathy Repola and Alan Heim, telling them that their claim that she was removed as a director of the union’s pension and health plans in retaliation for her opposition to IATSE’s new fi…

IATSE president Matt Loeb has sternly rebuked Editors Guild leaders Cathy Repola and Alan Heim, telling them that their claim that she was removed as a director of the union's pension and health plans in retaliation for her opposition to IATSE's new film and TV contract not only is inaccurate but "irresponsible." The real reason she was removed as a trustee of the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans, Loeb told them, was because of her "repeated and public…

Editors Guild’s Cathy Repola Cries Foul After IATSE President Matt Loeb Boots Her From Seat On Pension & Health Plans

EXCLUSIVE: IATSE international president Matt Loeb has unceremoniously booted Cathy Repola off the board of directors of the union’s pension and health plans after she tangled with him over the ratification of the union’s new film and TV contract. Repo…

EXCLUSIVE: IATSE international president Matt Loeb has unceremoniously booted Cathy Repola off the board of directors of the union's pension and health plans after she tangled with him over the ratification of the union's new film and TV contract. Repola, the national executive director of the Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, claims her removal appears to be in retaliation for her leading the opposition to the contract. "You are being removed as a director of the Motion…