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15 items from 2015


Academy Picks New Board of Governors, Adds 3 Women to Last Year's Total

10 July 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This year's Academy Board of Governors race was more intense than usual. Women directors Kimberly Pierce and Ava DuVernay were trying to unseat incumbent veteran Michael Mann, but he kept his seat, while documentarian Rory Kennedy, the youngest daughter of the late Robert Kennedy, was elected to the Board for the first time, one of four new governors. The others are Lois Burwell, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch; Michael Giacchino, Music Branch; and Daryn Okada, Cinematographers Branch. Yet three more women are on the board than last year, 17 to 14.  A runoff election is required for the Writers Branch, as Larry Karaszewski and Billy Ray tied. Voting for the runoff election via online and paper ballots will begin Thursday, July 16, and end Wednesday, July 22.  The Academy last held a runoff election in 2009 for the Directors Branch.   Incumbent governors reelected to the Board include Jim Bissell, Designers Branch; Tom Hanks, Actors Branch »

- Anne Thompson

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2015–16 Board of Governors

10 July 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2015–16 Board of Governors. A runoff election is required for the Writers Branch. “I’m excited to welcome our four new governors to the Board and congratulate those who have been reelected,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Our Board is made up of some of the most experienced and respected professionals in our industry, and we look forward to working with them on our ongoing goals of increasing member engagement and expanding the Academy’s outreach to our global film community.” Those elected to the Board for the first time are Lois Burwell, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch; Michael Giacchino, Music Branch; Rory Kennedy, Documentary Branch; and Daryn Okada, Cinematographers Branch. Incumbent governors reelected to the Board include Jim Bissell, Designers Branch; Tom Hanks, Actors Branch; Kathleen Kennedy, Producers Branch; John Knoll, Visual Effects Branch; Bill Kroyer, »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Academy Diversity Moving Forward With 17 Women on the Board

10 July 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences now has 17 women on the board of governors, compared to 14 for the past year.

The org unveiled its new board members Friday morning. Elected to the board for the first time are Lois Burwell, makeup artists and hairstylists branch; Michael Giacchino, music branch; Rory Kennedy, documentary branch; and Daryn Okada, cinematographers branch.

Incumbent governors re-elected to the board include Jim Bissell, designers branch; Tom Hanks, actors branch; Kathleen Kennedy, producers branch; John Knoll, visual effects branch; Bill Kroyer, short films and feature animation branch; Michael Mann, directors branch; Scott Millan, sound branch; Deborah Nadoolman Landis, costume designers branch; and Bernard Telsey, casting directors branch.

Returning to the board after a hiatus are governors Jim Gianopulos, executives branch; Marvin Levy, public relations branch; and Carol Littleton, film editors branch.

There are 51 members on the board, with three reps from each of the Academy’s 17 branches. »

- Tim Gray

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The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman And Guardians Of The Galaxy Art Directors Guild Winners

1 February 2015 8:38 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Saturday evening the Art Directors Guild (Adg) announced the winners of its 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in eleven categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman and Guardians Of The Galaxy were the night’s big winners.

Christopher Nolan received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented by Anne Hathaway, star of Interstellar, currently nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Production Design.

George Clooney presented Production Designer Jim Bissell with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Photo by Mathew Imaging/WireImage

Winners For Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film In 2014:

Period Film

The Grand Budapest Hotel Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen

Fantasy Film

Guardians Of The Galaxy Production Designer: Charles Wood

Contemporary Film

Birdman Production Designer: Kevin Thompson

Winners For Excellence In Production »

- Michelle McCue

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The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman, Guardians of the Galaxy Winners at the 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards

1 February 2015 7:47 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The Art Directors Guild (Adg, Iatse Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in eleven categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 850, including guild members, industry executives and press. Adg President Mimi Gramatky and Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host. Christopher Nolan received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented by Anne Hathaway, star of Interstellar, currently nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Production Design. George Clooney presented Production Designer Jim Bissell with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Senior Illustrator Camille Abbott, Senior Set Designer John P. Bruce and Scenic Artist Will Ferrell also were recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, the first year »

- Josh Abraham

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'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' 'Birdman' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Win Art Directors Guild Awards

1 February 2015 5:59 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Birdman" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" took home prizes at The Art Directors Guild's Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in eleven categories of film, television, commercials and music videos. Full list of winner s here. "Interstellar" star Anne Hathaway presented The Guild's Cinematic Imagery Award to her director, Christopher NolanGeorge Clooney presented Production Designer Jim Bissell with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Lifetime Achievement Awards also went to Senior Illustrator Camille Abbott, Senior Set Designer John P. Bruce, and Scenic Artist Will Ferrell. Production Designers John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler were inducted into the Adg Hall of Fame. On hand to buttress their Oscar campaigns were "The Theory of Everything" nominees Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Here is the full list of Adg winners: Winners For »

- Anne Thompson

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'Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Birdman' top 2015 Art Directors Guild Awards

1 February 2015 12:06 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Art Directors Guild handed out their 2015 awards and outside of a Marvel Studios win in the Fantasy Film category, there weren't many surprises. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," arguably the Oscar frontrunner, took home the Period Film honor. "Budapest's" studio stablemate "Birdman" won the Contemporary Film award and "Guardians of the Galaxy" beat out "Interstellar" and "Into the Woods" in the Fantasy Film category.   Notable TV winners included "Game of Thrones," "True Detective," "Silicon Valley" and the 86th Academy Awards. The night also featured Anne Hathaway presenting the Guild's Cinematic Imagery Award to Christopher Nolan and George Clooney handing Production Designer Jim Bissell ("E.T.," "300," "Good Night, and Good Luck.") the Lifetime Achievement Award.   Presenters on hand included Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything"), Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Tony Hale ("Veep"), Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory") and Margo Martindale ("The Americans"). A complete list of all of »

- Gregory Ellwood

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George Clooney To Present Adg’s Lifetime Achievement Award To Jim Bissell

20 January 2015 12:08 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

George Clooney will present the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award to his old pal and longtime collaborator, production designer Jim Bissell. The awards show and presentation will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 31.

Clooney’s collaboration with Bissell began in 2002 with Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, followed by Good Night, And Good Luck, Leatherheads, and most recently The Monuments Men.

Bissell’s other credits include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, 300, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). He won an Emmy for Palmerstown, U.S.A., and and received an Oscar nomination for Good Night, And Good Luck.

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- The Deadline Team

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George Clooney to Present Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award

20 January 2015 10:51 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

George Clooney will present the Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award to his longtime friend Jim Bissell, the Oscar-nominated production designer behind the stunning world of Clooney's 2005 "Good Night, and Good Luck" and this year's "The Monuments Men." Clooney recently won the HFPA's Cecil B. DeMille award, the Golden Globes equivalent of a lifetime achievement prize. His collaborations with Bisell began in 2002 with Clooney's directorial debut "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," and the two have paired ever since. Bissell also art-directed Spielberg's "E.T." in 1982, among other films. As previously announced, filmmaker Christopher Nolan will receive the Adg's Cinematic Imagery Award. Lifetime Achievement Awards will be awarded for the first time in Adg history to all four crafts. Joining Bissell will be illustrator Camille Abbott, set designer John P. Bruce and scenic artist Will Ferrell. Additional presenters include Anne »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Adg unveils 2014 nominees

5 January 2015 1:31 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Birdman, Gone Girl, Nightcrawler, The Theory Of Everything among Art Directors Guild nominees.

As previously announced, Christopher Nolan will receive the Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award and production designer Jim Bissell, senior illustrator Camille Abbott, senior set designer John P Bruce and scenic artist Will Ferrell will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Hall Of Fame inductees are John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter Tyler.

The 19th Adg Awards are set to take place on January 31 in Los Angeles.

The 2014 production design nominees are:

Motion Pictures

Period Film

Inherent Vice

Production Designer: David Crank

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen

The Imitation Game

Production Designer: Maria Djurkovic

The Theory Of Everything

Production Designer: John Paul Kelly

Unbroken

Production Designer: Jon Hutman

Fantasy Film

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Production Designer: Peter Wenham

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Production Designer: James Chinlund

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Production »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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American Sniper, Interstellar, The Imitation Game Among 2015 Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees

5 January 2015 11:51 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Art Directors Guild today announced nominations in 11 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the Art Directors Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The nominations were announced by Adg Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards co-producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.

The black-tie ceremony revealing winners will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.

As previously announced, the recipient of the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award will be Academy Award winner Christopher Nolan, whose film Interstellar is in current release.

Production Designer Jim Bissell, Senior Illustrator Camille Abbott, Senior Set Designer John P. Bruce and Scenic Artist Will Ferrell will be awarded the Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. Hall of Fame inductees are John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter Tyler. »

- Michelle McCue

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Art Directors Guild Announces Nominees

5 January 2015 9:05 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The Art Directors Guild (Adg, Iatse Local 800) today announced nominations in 11 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the Art Directors Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The nominations were announced by Adg Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards co-producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. The black-tie ceremony revealing winners will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host. As previously announced, the recipient of the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award will be Academy Award® winner Christopher Nolan, whose film Interstellar is in current release. Production Designer Jim Bissell, Senior Illustrator Camille Abbott, Senior Set Designer John P. Bruce and Scenic Artist Will Ferrell will be awarded the Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. Hall of Fame inductees are John Gabriel Beckman, »

- HollywoodNews.com

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'American Sniper,' 'Nightcrawler' keep the love going with Art Directors Guild nods

5 January 2015 7:36 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Art Directors Guild has announced nominees for the group's 19th annual awards, and films that have come on strong as of late like "American Sniper" and "Nightcrawler" were in the mix along notable extravagant displays in the period and fantasy categories. However, there were a few missing pieces. In the fantasy arena, both "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" and "Maleficent" came up short, while "Exodus: Gods and Kings" missed in the period department. The most shocking snub might be "Mr. Turner's" in that field, however. (And it would have been great to see "Snowpiercer" get some love here, but, alas.) As a reminder, the Guild implemented a new rule this season. Period films must now have the majority of sets and locations designed to portray a time period at least 20 years prior to the present awards year. Contemporary films, therefore, must have the majority of »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘American Sniper,’ ‘Birdman’ Among Art Directors Guild Nominees

5 January 2015 7:27 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game,” “Inherent Vice” and “Unbroken” are among the nominees for the Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design awards.

The winners will be announced Jan. 31 at the 19th annual ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Already announced honorary awards include Christopher Nolan for the Cinematic Imagery Award. Production Designer Jim Bissell, Senior Illustrator Camille Abbott, Senior Set Designer John P. Bruce and Scenic Artist Will Ferrell will be awarded the Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. Hall of Fame inductees are John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter Tyler.

Last year’s feature film awards went to “The Great Gatsby” for period, “Gravity” for fantasy and “Her” for contemporary. “The Great Gatsby” won the Oscar for production design.

The nominations list:

Nominees For Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film In 2014:

Period Film

Inherent Vice

Production Designer: David Crank

The Grand Budapest Hotel »

- Dave McNary

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Art Directors Guild Likes the Look of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Into the Woods’

5 January 2015 7:24 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The lavish, ornate designs of “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” the druggy 70s’ SoCal beach-city look of “Inherent Vice” and the fairy-tale landscape of “Into the Woods” are among the work nominated by the members of the Art Directors Guild for the Adg’s 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards.

In nominations announced on Monday, the Adg singled out 15 feature films and a number of television programs for its awards, which will be handed out on Jan. 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Because the Adg separates its feature-film nominations into separate categories for period films, fantasy films and contemporary films, »

- Steve Pond

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