Oscars: Academy announces nearly 400 new members including 11 cinematographers

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the latest members for 2021. This included 395 members in 50 countries across many roles within the film industry, from casting directors to actors. The 11 cinematographers are as follows: Manuel Alberto Claro Hope Melancholia Christine A. Maier Quo Vadis, Aida? Life Guidance Tobie Marier-Robitaille … Read more

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces inaugural programming

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles announced a slate of programs it will offer to the public beginning September 30, 2021, when it will celebrate its grand opening. Jacqueline Stewart, Chief Artistic and Programming Officer of the Academy Museum, said, “We have been hard at work preparing the Academy Museum and are … Read more

Academy launches fifth year of Gold Rising program for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities

100 interns from the US and abroad to participate in second virtual program. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced commitments from 25 partner companies in the fifth year of its Academy Gold Rising program. Gold Rising, formerly called Academy Gold, is an entertainment industry internship enhancement and mentorship program for students … Read more

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces 2022 Oscars date

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC has announced the 94th Oscars ceremony will move to Sunday 27 March 2022. The show, which will air live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, was originally scheduled for 27 February 2022. The eligibility period for Academy Awards consideration will return to the … Read more

Erika Burton joins VFX house DNEG

The visual effects and animation company DNEG has announced the appointment of Erika Burton as executive vice president, VFX – global head of studios, based in Los Angeles. The appointment comes at an exciting time for DNEG, which last month picked up both Oscar and BAFTA awards for its work on Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. As … Read more

ARRI cameras, technology and services behind a haul of latest Oscar winners

This year’s Academy Awards recognised many outstanding films and artists this year. ARRI provided camera equipment for Oscar’s big winner of the evening, Nomadland, and many others. The postponed 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by AMPAS, was held on April 25, in Los Angeles. The event, traditionally been seen by more than 225 countries and … Read more

Sixth Oscar win for visual effects company DNEG with Tenet

This latest honour is the fifth Academy Award in the last seven years for visual effects leader. Acclaimed global visual effects  and animation company DNEG was recognised at the 93rd Academy Awards with the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for its work on Tenet, directed by long-term collaborator Christopher Nolan.  DNEG’s VFX team, led by overall … Read more

Cooke Optics donates historic archive of original documents and photographs to AMPAS

Cooke Optics, the manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has transferred the Cooke Archives, an historic collection dating from 1886, to a new permanent home at the Margaret Herrick Library. The  library is the main repository of research materials of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, located in Beverly Hills, California. The Cooke Archives, which includes documents, photographs … Read more

Aaton-Digital’s award-winning sound recorders to appear at Cine Gear 2019

Aaton-Digital will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Cine Gear Expo at The Studios at Paramount, Los Angeles, on May 31st – June 1st. On the Aaton-Transvideo booth 60C you can see and try the latest Aaton-Digital products: – The CantarMini 16 track digital audio field recorder with the latest HYDRA wireless interface system including the … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Works Of Heart”

Works Of Heart President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Works Of Heart President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC The greatest film ever made? For much of the twentieth century it was universally acknowledged to be Citizen Kane. And in the making of that classic, Orson Welles recognised the essential truth of cinema by paying Gregg … Read more

Stephen Lighthill ASC “Resistance Isn’t Futile”

Resistance Isn’t Futile Letter From America / Stephen Lighthill ASC Resistance Isn’t Futile Letter From America / Stephen Lighthill ASC Stephen Lighthill ASC, senior filmmaker-in-residence/cinematography, at the AFI Conservatory/American Film Institute, reports on recent events in the Hollywood cinematographic community. Talk about heavy seas; one could sit in front of the flatscreen watching the news … Read more

ASC Protests Academy’s Decision on Cinematography Oscar Presentation

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and their president Kees Van Oostrum have protested Monday’s decision by AMPAS to present four Oscar categories, including Cinematography, during commercial breaks in the 91st Academy Awards’ telecast on 24th February. The Academy on Monday announced that four Oscar categories, including cinematography and editing, would be presented during commercial … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Credit Worthy”

Credit worthy President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Credit worthy President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC There are few things in our industry that divide opinion as quickly and as decisively as awards ceremonies. Or, more precisely, to whom the awards are given. “Really?! They gave best movie to…(insert film title here)!?” Or, “What do … Read more

March 2018:
The Awards Season Wrap

The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams “I’m just the second craft President,” the current President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey, told us a couple days ahead of the Oscars. “And the first cinematographer.” … Read more