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Art Directors Guild Leaders Say AMPTP To Blame For Delay In Getting Back To Work

Art Directors Guild Leaders Say AMPTP To Blame For Delay In Getting Back To Work
Leaders of the Art Directors Guild are blaming management’s AMPTP for the delay in finalizing procedures for a safe return to work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On July 24, the Art Directors Guild – IATSE Local 800 – released its own protocols “in the absence of an industry-wide agreement” with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and in a letter to his members last week, Chuck Parker, the guild’s national executive director, said that “there is still no agreement.”

“We, the united joint-union side of this negotiation, are not slowing this process down,” he told his members. “There are critically important details that the Employer must take responsibility for: testing, supplying the necessary PPE, safe travel and scouting protocols, provisions for paid sick leave that incentivizes not coming to work when ill and symptomatic, everything that is involved in providing a safe working environment. It is you, the members of the IATSE,
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Art Directors Guild Issues Protocols For Safe Return To Work “In Absence Of An Industry-Wide Agreement” With AMPTP And Commercial Producers

Art Directors Guild Issues Protocols For Safe Return To Work “In Absence Of An Industry-Wide Agreement” With AMPTP And Commercial Producers
The Art Directors Guild, IATSE Local 800, has released its key recommendations and protocols for a safe return to work during the coronavirus pandemic.

“In the ongoing absence of an industry-wide agreement with either the AMPTP covering filmed entertainment, or the Aicp for commercial production, the Art Directors Guild has released their set of key recommendations and protocols for adoption in the workplace,” the Adg said. “These recommendations are intended to address the day to day experience of Adg members and are supplemental to the Industry-Wide White Paper, and the Safe Way Forward with respect to testing and department-specific protocols related to employees represented by DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Teamsters and the Basic Crafts.”

Read about all the protocols here.

“We are extremely encouraged by progress being made in industry-wide talks with employers,” said Nelson Coates, the guild’s president. “Considering that commercial production continues, and other forms of film & television prep
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‘Home Before Dark’ Production Designers Help Director Jon M. Chu Reveal Truth in Apple TV Plus Series

‘Home Before Dark’ Production Designers Help Director Jon M. Chu Reveal Truth in Apple TV Plus Series
The thing that appealed to director Jon M. Chu about “Home Before Dark,” the new series from Apple TV Plus, is that it’s a family show about the importance of truth and journalism.

“We teach kids to tell the truth, and yet we lie to them,” says Chu of the show, based on the true story of 9-year-old Hilde Lysiak, who sought to uncover the facts behind a murder in her hometown. “I thought this little girl’s relationship with her father [Matt, played by Jim Sturgess] is interesting. He was a journalist at one point, and he taught her everything she knows.” However, Chu marries fact with fiction to tell the narrative. As played by Brooklynn Prince (“The Florida Project”), Hilde isn’t just investigating a murder but digging into a long-ago kidnapping that has haunted her father since he witnessed it as a child.

Chu, who recently became a father to a little girl,
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Production Designer Nelson Coates On Building The Perfect Town Setting for ‘Home Before Dark’

Production Designer Nelson Coates On Building The Perfect Town Setting for ‘Home Before Dark’
When director Jon M. Chu needed to build the sets for Apple TV’s “Home Before Dark” he called on longtime collaborator Nelson Coates.

The show is inspired by the real-life story of Hidle Lysiak, the young journalist who stumbles across a crime scene and scoops the town paper on a murder investigation. Lysiak’s story took place in a small town in Pennslyvania, but the show was shot in Vancouver.

“We set it in a small fishing town in the Pacific North West,” Coates says. The idea was to set the story in a small town that had both a feeling of remoteness and visual intrigue.

Writers Hillary Cunin, Dana Fox and Dara Resnik had initially envisioned a small town with a lake, but despite scouting, the team couldn’t find one. Coates show them the town of Steveston. “It had fisheries and everyone got excited when I explained
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‘In the Heights’ Production Designer on How Cultural Accuracy Informs the Film’s Look

‘In the Heights’ Production Designer on How Cultural Accuracy Informs the Film’s Look
In service to the director’s vision on a project, production designer Nelson Coates is an artistic pied piper. “You want to [construct] a visual arc and take people on that journey,” he says.

Having scoured locations in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand for Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” the two reunite for “In the Heights.” This time the job was to find areas in Washington Heights that represented the area’s diversity. “You’re trying to do a deep dive into a specific culture, food, furniture, art — the things that are held so dear [locally] that they’re just as important to the storytelling process,” Coates says. The neighborhood includes a mix of Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban influences. “So,” the designer continues, “helping delineate those cultures and also making them germane to what you see in Washington Heights was very important to the story.”

Exploration was key. Coates combed every street of the Heights,
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Syd Mead, Visionary ‘Blade Runner’ Artist and Futurist, Dies at 86

Syd Mead, Visionary ‘Blade Runner’ Artist and Futurist, Dies at 86
Visual artist and futurist Syd Mead, who helped shape the look of influential sci-fi films including “Blade Runner,” “Tron,” “Aliens” and “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” died Monday of complications from lymphoma in Pasadena, Calif. He was 86.

Autoline journalist John McElroy first reported the news, which was confirmed by his spouse Roger Servick to several media outlets.

Mead was set to receive the Art Directors Guild’s William Cameron Menzies Award during the Guild’s 24th Annual awards in February for his contributions on “Aliens,” “Blade Runner” and “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.”

Adg president Nelson Coates said, “I am so saddened to hear of the passing of visionary illustrator and concept artist Syd Mead. His pivotal role in shaping cinema was unique, with a singular ability to visualize the future. As one of the most influential conceptual artists of our time, his visions and illustrations of future technological worlds
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New 'In The Heights' Movie Trailer: Anthony Ramos Shines

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway show "In The Heights" gets the big screen treatment, and the new trailer is epic. The star of In The Heights movie, Anthony Ramos who broke out in Miranda's "Hamilton," is a star in the making. You can't help but feel emotional when watching this first extended preview of the musical adaptation.

In The Heights stars Anthony Ramos, Jimmy Smits, Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Orange is the New Black's" Dascha Polanco, "Vida's" Melissa Barrera, Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine's” Stephanie Beatriz, and Olga Merediz reprises her role from Broadway.

In The Heights opens June 25.

Official Synopsis:

The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... “In the Heights.”

Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the
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Art Directors Guild Awards: ‘The Irishman’, ‘Mandalorian’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Among Nominees

Art Directors Guild Awards: ‘The Irishman’, ‘Mandalorian’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Among Nominees
The Art Directors Guild has announced nominations for the 24th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animation features. The nominees include features The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Ford v Ferrari, and Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian, The Crown and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on the TV side.

Winners will be honored at the 2020 Awards at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The nominees were announced today by Art Directors Guild President Nelson Coates, Adg, and Awards Producer Scott Moses, Adg. Additional honorees for Cinematic Imagery will be announced at a later date.

As previously announced, Syd Mead will receive the William Cameron Menzies Award. The Adg Lifetime Achievement Awards be presented to Joe Alves, Denis Olsen, Stephen Myles Berger and Jack Johnson. Additional honorees
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Film News Roundup: Lionsgate Buys Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’ for North America

In today’s film news roundup, Lionsgate re-teams with Roland Emmerich for “Moonfall,” Kimberly Scott is cast opposite Jennifer Hudson, Syd Mead receives an honor and sci-fier “Alternate” gets a green light.

Rights Deal

Lionsgate has bought North American rights to Roland Emmerich’s science-fiction project “Moonfall.”

The deal, announced Tuesday, re-teams Lionsgate with Emmerich after they previously collaborated on the World War II epic “Midway.” The movie’s North American box office take has topped $43 million in less than three weeks.

Moonfall” centers on a mysterious force knocking the moon from its orbit around Earth, which sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. In response, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space to land on the lunar surface and save Earth from annihilation. The cast is not yet set.

“Roland Emmerich is the undisputed master of spectacular high-concept epics, and
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Art Directors Guild Reelects Chuck Parker As National Executive Director

Chuck Parker has been re-elected national executive director of the Art Directors Guild, Iatse Local 800. He and the guild’s associate national executive director, who goes by the name dooner, were reelected at the guild’s bi-annual general membership meeting last Saturday. They both ran unopposed.

“I am so pleased Adg members have recognized the hard work and dedication of Chuck and dooner on the issues of importance to our 2,700 members,” said Nelson Coates, the guild’s president.

“This was a great display of Local unity,” said art director Susan Bolles, who nominated Parker.

“It is clear that the members are standing strong behind our leaders,” said Kristen Davis, chair of the guild’s Set Designers and Model Makers craft, who nominated dooner.

According to the guild’s financial reports, Parker was paid $235,968 by the guild last year, while dooner earned $171,371.

Election results for the other positions subject to nomination
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William Creber, Production Designer on ‘Planet of the Apes’ and ‘The Poseidon Adventure,’ Dies at 87

William Creber, Production Designer on ‘Planet of the Apes’ and ‘The Poseidon Adventure,’ Dies at 87
William “Bill” Creber, a three-time Oscar-nominated Production Designer and Art Director known for his work on “Planet of the Apes” (1967) and “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972) died in Los Angeles on March 7 of complications from pneumonia after a prolonged illness. He was 87.

Creber’s Oscar nominations came for his work as a production designer on “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1964), “The Poseidon Adventure” and “The Towering Inferno” (1975) for which he also received a BAFTA nomination. Creber was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 1964 for “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” and was honored with an Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

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“This was the man who designed and then flipped cruise ships, burned skyscrapers, and created an entire ape culture,” said Nelson Coates, president of the Art Directors Guild in a statement to TheWrap. “Though his last feature was 21 years ago, Bill Creber
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William J. Creber, ‘Planet of the Apes’ Production Designer, Dies at 87

William J. Creber, ‘Planet of the Apes’ Production Designer, Dies at 87
Production designer William Creber, who served as art director on the original “Planet of the Apes” movies, died in Los Angeles on March 7 from pneumonia after a prolonged illness. He was 87.

“This was the man who designed and then flipped cruise ships, burned skyscrapers, and created an entire ape culture,” said Nelson Coates, president of the Art Directors Guild. “Though his last feature was 21 years ago, Bill Creber remained a vital influence in the industry, with his institutional memory, sharing of relevant production solutions, and his amazing skills devising, executing, and teaching incredible methods of in-camera visual fx.”

His three Oscar nominations came for his art direction on George Stevens’ “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” and on Irwin Allen’s “Poseidon Adventure” and “Towering Inferno.” Other projects he worked on include ABC series “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” for which he won an Emmy, ABC’s “The Time Tunnel,
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Bill Creber Dies: ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Art Director And Oscar-Nominated Production Designer Was 87

Bill Creber Dies: ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Art Director And Oscar-Nominated Production Designer Was 87
Oscar-nominated art director and production designer Bill Creber died in Los Angeles March 7 of complications from pneumonia after a prolonged illness, Deadline has learned. He was 87.

A Los Angeles native, William “Bill” Creber is best known for his work with the original Planet of the Apes franchise including the original 1968 film starring Charlton Heston as well as Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) and Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971).

He received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction for the 1965 film The Greatest Story Ever Told. This was followed by two more Oscar nods for his work on two iconic Hollywood films: The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974). He also received a BAFTA nomination for the latter action pic which starred Steve McQueen and was directed by John Guillermin.

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 1964 for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
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2019 Oscars guild awards final scorecard: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins 4, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Green Book’ 3

2019 Oscars guild awards final scorecard: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins 4, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Green Book’ 3
While “Bohemian Rhapsody” lost at the Costume Designer Awards on Tuesday, it still ended up winning the most precursor prizes of the eight Best Picture nominees at the Oscars. This biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury won with four of the nine guilds at which it contended. It lost with the art directors, costume designers, makeup artists/hairstylists, producers and visual effects wizards.

Two of its Academy Awards rivals for the top award — “Black Panther” and “The Favourite” — did win over the costume designers. These victories in the fantasy and period film races respectively brought their overall hauls to three apiece. “Black Panther” had previously prevailed with the actors and art directors while “The Favourite” scored with the art directors and film editors. They are now tied with “Green Book,” which had wins with the actors, casting directors and producers.

Crazy Rich Asians,” which was snubbed by the Oscars, also
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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ moves into first with two days of voting left

2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ moves into first with two days of voting left
With the Writers Guild and Motion Picture Sound Editors awards on Sunday (February 17), we’ve now heard from 12 of the 13 guilds. The costume designers don’t weigh in till hours after Oscar voting ends on Tuesday, February 19.

The winners with the writers were “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (adapted”) and “Eighth Grade” (original) while “A Quiet Place” took the top sound editing award. The Oscar frontrunner for Best Original Screenplay, “The Favourite,” was ineligible at the WGA Awards. Over on the sound side, two other Best Picture nominees, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Roma,” picked up two and one prizes respectively.

Bohemian Rhapsody” had also won on Saturday with the sound mixers at the Cinema Audio Society Awards. That one-two punch moves this biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury into first on our guild awards scorecard with four wins following its success with the actors and film editors.

That haul puts “Bohemian Rhapsody
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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘A Star is Born’ finally gets on board with makeup win but loses sound mixing to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘A Star is Born’ finally gets on board with makeup win but loses sound mixing to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
It took till the last weekend of guild awards season but “A Star is Born” finally picked up a prize at the Makeup and Hair Styling Awards on Saturday, February 16. This win for best contemporary makeup was particularly welcome as Bradley Cooper‘s remake of the Hollywood classic lost at the other guild awards of the evening. The Cinema Audio Society went with “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Best Sound Mixing.

This marked the third victory to date for the biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury following its success with the actors and film editors. “Crazy Rich Asians” picked up its third prize as well, with a win for contemporary hairstyling. It had previously won over both the art and casting directors. Each is now tied with “Green Book,” which has wins with the actors, casting directors and producers.

Two more guilds — the sound editors and writers — will chime in on Sunday.
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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Green Book’ leads heading into Academy Awards voting

2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Green Book’ leads heading into Academy Awards voting
We’ re now more than two-thirds along the road to the Oscars with 9 of the 13 guilds having weighed in with their picks before academy voters begin casting their final ballots on Feb. 12. “Green Book” has won with the three of the eight groups heard from to date: actors, casting directors and producers.

After their success with the art directors, “Black Panther” and “The Favourite” are now tied with “Bohemian Rhapsody” at two wins apiece as detailed below. And “Roma” got on the scoreboard with that DGA win for multi-hyphenate Alfonso Cuaron, who lost the cinematography award on Feb. 9 to “Cold War” lenser Lukasz Zal.

Three more groups — makeup artists & hair stylists, sound editors and writers — announce their winners during the eight days of voting for the Academy Awards. And the costume designers hold their awards mere hours after Academy Awards balloting ends on Feb. 20.

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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘First Man’ gets first win from Visual Effects Society

We are now more than halfway along the road to the Oscars as the seventh of 13 guilds — the Visual Effects Society — handed out its precursor prizes on Feb. 5. Only one of the Best Picture nominees was in the running: “Bohemian Rhapsody” lost its bid for best supporting visual effects to “First Man.” That marked the first guild win for Damien Chazelle‘s biopic of Neil Armstrong.

The big winner with the Ves was “Avengers: Infinity War” which swept its four categories, including the guild equivalent of Best Picture – visual effects in a feature motion picture. Among its other wins was effects simulations. While it had contended for its depiction of Wakanda, the home of Black Panther, it won instead for bringing Titan to the screen. That wasn’t surprising given that the Ves had snubbed “Black Panther” across the board.

Before final Oscar voting begins on Feb. 12, we will also
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Fiona Crombie wins Art Directors Guild Award

The Favourite’ (Photo credit: 20th Century Fox)

Aussie production designer Fiona Crombie’s chances of winning her first Academy Award have received a boost after her work on Yorgos LanthimosThe Favourite was recognised by the Art Directors Guild.

The Favourite won the prize for best period film at the guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.

Black Panther was named best fantasy film while Crazy Rich Asians took the prize for contemporary film and Isle of Dogs best animated film. The key TV awards went to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Handmaid’s Tale.

In the past five years the winner of the guild’s period film category went on to win the Oscar in production design three times: For The Great Gatsby (2014), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2015) and The Shape of Water (2018), which also won best picture.

The production design
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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Roma’ gets on board with DGA win, ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Black Panther’ score with Adg

2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Roma’ gets on board with DGA win, ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Black Panther’ score with Adg
Six of the 13 guilds have now weighed in with their picks of the year. On Feb. 2, it was the turn of the directors (“Roma” helmer Alfonso Cuaron took that award) and the art directors.

Before final Oscar voting begins on Feb. 12, we will also hear from the visual effects wizards (Feb. 5) and the lensers (Feb. 9). Four more groups — makeup artists & hair stylists, sound mixers, sound editors and writers — have their say during the eight days of voting for the Oscars. And the costume designers announce their winners hours after Academy Awards balloting ends on Feb. 20.

Green Book” has won with the three of the six groups so far: actors, casting directors and producers With their success at the Adg, “Black Panther” and “The Favourite” are now tied with “Bohemian Rhapsody” at two wins apiece as detailed below. And “Roma” got on board with that DGA win.

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