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Race to the Finish

Black-themed films vault to the head of the story-telling pack at Sundance 2019, aided by the participation of Local 600 members on more than five-dozen features, shorts, and indie episodic projects. Jimmie Fails and Jonathan Majors in The Last Black...
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She’ll Take Manhattan

Photo by Nicole Rivelli And a whole bunch of Emmys, too! The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel begins Season 2 as one of the most critically touted shows in TV history thanks to a tight creative team that values union labor. Regardless of whether you watch on your...
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The Bee Movie

Enrique Chediak, ASC, buzzes the Transformers in a new direction with this girl-meets-bot story  Charlie (Hailee Steinfield) meets Bumblebee in her father's garage/workshop The Transformers universe was a multi-media bonanza long before the first...
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Body and Soul

Guild reality members score a TKO for teamwork and creativity – in and out of the ring. Operator Art Pena captures a sparring session / Photo-by Ray Mickshaw/EPIX The Contender, re-booted for its fifth season (on its fourth network, EPIX) is not...
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The Voice

  Veselic (L) on the set of Silence with Martin Scorsese / Photo by Kerry Brown Zoran Veselic left us this summer, but anyone who ever worked with or met “Z” will carry deep and wonderful memories forever forward. by Pauline...
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Almost Famous

Matthew Libatique, ASC, tunes up another great musical drama, with Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born. At the Stagecoach Festival in Palm Springs last year, as the changeover was being made from Tommy James to Willie Nelson, Hollywood star Bradley...
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Words To Film By

  David Stragmeister, DP, Intergalactic Samurai Here's What The 2018 Emerging Cinematographer Award Honorees Have To Say About...Everything! by Margot Lester / Photos Courtesy of ECA Honorees  Writing is more like filmmaking than you may...
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Ruff and Ready

The Guild team behind the indie comedy, Dog Days, sniffed out valuable lessons from their unpredictable canine stars. by Pauline Rogers / Photos by Jacob Yakob Any pet owner knows dogs can frustrate the heck out of you: chewing on your favorite shoes,...
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President’s Letter June/July 2018

SURFING CHAOS Part II   Part 1 of my conversation with Howard Lukk, Standards Director for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), explored the historical antecedents for how the technical community has responded to...
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Past Present

Tim Ives channels his inner Allen Daviau for the 1980’s inspired sci-fi series Stranger Things. With the hit Netflix series Stranger Things having recently streamed its second season, showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer have solidified their hold on a new...
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Into The Wild

Media-based journeys push technological limits at Sundance 2018 In the six years since Sundance’s New Frontier program debuted Nonny del la Peña’s iconic virtual reality (VR) experience, Hunger in L.A., the festival’s carefully curated collection...
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Beat That Wall!

Television’s most heart-pounding action comes from an obstacle-course road show, better known as (cue the announcer) American Ninja Warrior! Anyone who’s been in the control room during a live sports broadcast – college or pro football, the March...