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Poznan, Poland— Last night, I had the great good fortune to sit at a concert with three-time Oscar winner David MacMillan at a concert here at the Transatlantyk Festival, a film and music festival put on by Oscar-winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. Kaczmarek grew up in Poland and adopted Poznan as his hometown after attending college here. MacMillan, who won his gold statues for “The Right Stuff,” “Speed” and “Apollo 13," is here teaching a master class. His other credits include "Twilight," "The 40-Year Old Virgin," "Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom," and "Hairspray." At 71, MacMillan has just retired. His last film, “Paranoia,” »
When Jason O'Mara moved to Hollywood, an unknown actor with a Dublin brogue, it would have been useful to plug into the Irish network – except there wasn't one. "When I first got here, I wasn't aware of any Irish community that I should be part of."
Little harm it did him. A decade later O'Mara is a familiar face, thanks to network dramas such as Vegas, Justice, Life On Mars and Terra Nova. All the characters were American and the actor worked hard with a dialogue coach to erase unwanted lilts.
But this Thursday, days before the Oscars, O'Mara and hundreds of compatriots will gather to celebrate Irish success, and belated networking, at an annual pre-Oscar hoolie that Steven Spielberg has called one of the best parties in La. »
- Rory Carroll
The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 49th Annual Cas Awards honoring outstanding achievement in sound mixing for 2012. "Skyfall" and "The Hobbit" were nominated but "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises," and "Django Unchained" were ignored. What? They weren't noisy enough?
The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 49th Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2012.
"The Hobbit," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty" made the cut in the motion picture - live action category (though "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Django Unchained" were snubbed).
Winners of the 49th Annual Cas Awards will be announced on February 16 at La's Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Sound Mixer Chris Newman will be honored with the Cas Career Achievement Award while director Jonathan Demme will be presented with the Cas Filmmaker Award.
Here's the complete list of nominees; for winners/nominees of other award giving bodies, »
Registration is open for Fest Training Ground 2013 in Espinho, Portugal, a weeklong convention for filmmakers and film enthusiasts from all over the world, featuring workshops and master classes guided by industry experts. Past workshop leaders include Oscar nominee Fernando Trueba ("Chico & Rita"), three-time Oscar winning sound mixer David Macmillan ("Apollo 13," "Speed," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"), cinematographer Tom Stern ("The Hunger Games," "Gran Torino," "Million Dollar Baby") and Oscar-winning editor Martin Walsh ("Chicago"). The fee for the one-week convention is 59 Euros. More info is below and at the Fest Training Ground website. When and Where? From June 25-30 In Espinho, Portugal, 15 minutes south of Porto in the sea-coast line. A tourism orientated city and one of the summer hotspots of Portugal. Why go? It is an excellent opportunity on many »
- Beth Hanna
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