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Hollywood Post Alliance Gets New Leaders — And New Name

Some 14 years after the Hollywood Post Alliance was established, the org is transitioning to its next phase, with new leaders and a new name.

Some of the org’s founders are stepping down from their posts to make way for a new generation of leadership. Leon Silverman, the Hpa’s longtime president, is giving up the post. Seth Hallen, senior vice president of global creative services at Sony Dadc New Media Solutions, will assume the presidency. Hallen has been an Hpa board member since 2007. Silverman will remain on the org’s board of directors in a newly created role: “past president.”

Also relinquishing his office is Phil Squyres, the only treasurer the Hpa has ever had. Squyres’ replacement will be Panavision’s chief financial officer, Bill Roberts, who was recently elected to the Hpa board. Squyres, like Silverman, will remain on the Hpa board of directors.

Silverman announced the changes
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Hollywood Post Alliance Gets New Leaders — And New Name

Some 14 years after the Hollywood Post Alliance was established, the org is transitioning to its next phase, with new leaders and a new name.

Some of the org’s founders are stepping down from their posts to make way for a new generation of leadership. Leon Silverman, the Hpa’s longtime president, is giving up the post. Seth Hallen, senior vice president of global creative services at Sony Dadc New Media Solutions, will assume the presidency. Hallen has been an Hpa board member since 2007. Silverman will remain on the org’s board of directors in a newly created role: “past president.”

Also relinquishing his office is Phil Squyres, the only treasurer the Hpa has ever had. Squyres’ replacement will be Panavision’s chief financial officer, Bill Roberts, who was recently elected to the Hpa board. Squyres, like Silverman, will remain on the Hpa board of directors.

Silverman announced the changes
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Raymond Cusick obituary

Television production designer who gave Doctor Who's Daleks their distinctive appearance

The iconic shape of the Daleks – the most enduring villains from the BBC's long-running television science-fiction series Doctor Who – came from the imagination of the designer Raymond Cusick, who has died aged 84. The famous domed silhouette, with three protuberances – eyestalk, sucker arm and gun – and distinctive spherical skirt decorations, has retained its shape even into the current incarnation of the show.

Cusick's involvement with the second Doctor Who adventure, The Daleks, in 1963, came by chance. The original designer was due to be Ridley Scott, but his schedule ended up clashing with the proposed filming dates. Cusick took the job instead, which required him to come up with such creations as a petrified jungle, a gleaming alien city and some robotic-looking creatures. The Dalek was revealed to be not a machine but a protective shell in which a mutant
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Ray Cusick 1928 – 2013

  • Den of Geek
News Andrew Blair 24 Feb 2013 - 12:18

Production designer Ray Cusick, who numbered the design of Doctor Who's Daleks amongst his career achievements, has died at the age of 84...

After trying his hand at teaching, serving in the armed forces, and Civil Engineering, Ray Cusick responded to an advert placed by Granada for a designer on cabaret show Chelsea at Nine. He then became a staff designer for the BBC, working from the early Sixties through to the late Eighties on a variety of genres, many of which were literary adaptations (Bronte, Somerset Maugham, Cold Comfort Farm, Agatha Christie). 

His most famous work, however, came out of a three year association with the then new children's science fiction show (that adults enjoy), Doctor Who. His first story introduced the creatures that would help ensure the show's survival. Working from Terry Nation's script, Cusick sat down with Bill Roberts (who
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