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Martin Cohen To Receive Editors Guild’s Fellowship And Service Award

  • Deadline
The Motion Picture Editors Guild will honor veteran Ambin and DreamWorks postproduction executive and producer Martin Cohen with its Fellowship and Service Award during a gala in October. The honor recognizes an individual who embodies the values set forth by the guild: professionalism, collaboration, mentorship, generosity of spirit and commitment to the labor movement.

Cohen served as head of postproduction for Amblin Entertainment beginning in 1987 and then for DreamWorks from 1994-2005, before moving to Paramount until 2010. His producer or executive producer credits include The Hunger Games, Mothman, The Seventh Son and Godzilla, and he supervised restorations of the likes of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather trilogy and Jaws.

“We are delighted to honor Marty with our Fellowship and Service award,” Mpeg president Alan Heim said. “He perfectly exemplifies the values that the guild holds most dear by forging a career in this industry that has served not only the
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Motion Picture Editors Guild to Honor Veteran Executive Martin Cohen

  • Variety
The Motion Picture Editors Guild will honor veteran post-production executive and producer Martin Cohen with its Fellowship and Service Award.

Cohen worked at Amblin, DreamWorks and Paramount. He was a co-producer on “The Hunger Games” and supervised the restoration Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” trilogy and “Jaws.”

The award recognizes an individual who embodies the values set forth by the guild: professionalism, collaboration, mentorship, generosity of spirit and commitment to the labor movement. Cohen will receive the award at a gala in his honor on Oct. 5 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City.

Cohen was head of post-production for Amblin Entertainment beginning in 1987 and then for DreamWorks from 1994 to 2005. He then moved to Paramount Pictures where he oversaw all aspects of feature post-production including editorial, sound design, digital intermediates and piracy protection for all the studio’s releases through 2010.

Cohen broke into show business as a production assistant for Ralph Bakshi Productions,
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Hollywood editors guild to honour post-production ace Martin Cohen

Veteran worked at Amblin, DreamWorks, Paramount.

The Motion Picture Editors Guild (Mpeg) will honour post-production executive and producer Martin Cohen with its Fellowship and Service Award, it emerged on Thursday (27).

The honour recognises “an individual who embodies the values set forth by the Guild: professionalism, collaboration, mentorship, generosity of spirit and commitment to the labor movement.”

Cohen will receive the award at a gala in his honor on October 5 in Los Angeles. He served as head of post-production at Amblin Entertainment starting in 1987, then at DreamWorks from 1994-2005, before he moved to Paramount Pictures where he oversaw all aspects of feature post-production including editorial,
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Minka Kelly Hails Titans' Grown-Up and Grittier Tone, Teases the Origin Story of Hawk and Dove... and the First Dove

Will hot-headed Kory incinerate young Rachel?! Titans fans will have to cool their heels a bit waiting for the outcome of that cliffhanger, as the DC Universe series this Friday takes a breather to check in on Hank/Hawk and Dawn/Dove, the latter of whom landed in a coma after being lobbed off a rooftop by the Nuclear Family in Episode 2.

So before Titans unfurls the final three episodes of its freshman run, this week we learn the story of “When Hank Met Dawn…” — and of the Dove that came before her — peppered with harrowing hints of Rachel’s current plight.
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Titans Episode 9 Review: Hank and Dawn

The Titans story takes a backseat to the origin of Hawk and Dove.

This Titans review contains spoilers.

Titans Episode 9

You know how Titans keeps taking these detours into other corners of the DC Universe that, while very cool, are still keeping us away from the main story? Well, get ready folks, because you’ve heard me sing at least some of this song before. Titans episode 9, “Hank and Dawn” is a good episode, even a compelling one at times, if it was a chapter of a Hawk and Dove TV series. But as an episode of Titans? One that comes this late in a short season? It's a weird call to make.

While I definitely called out episodes like “Doom Patrol” and “Jason Todd” for taking us off track from the main story of the season, they both at least had a small role to play towards directly advancing the bigger issues.
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Big Hero 6 Director Chris Williams to Helm Netflix Animated Movie

Joseph Baxter Nov 5, 2018

Netflix animated feature Jacob and the Sea Beast will have the directorial talent of Big Hero 6 and Moana helmer Chris Williams.

Netflix’s array of original content will soon see the addition of a major family-friendly feature, an animated offering titled Jacob and the Sea Beast. To prove just how major of a movie it has, the streaming giant has just appointed a director who’s banked serious accomplishments in the genre in Chris Williams.

Jacob and the Sea Beast has been announced today as a production of Netflix, which reveals the feature as a CG animated film. The movie will be the brainchild of Big Hero 6 helmer Chris Williams, who is set as writer and director. The feature will serve as Williams’s first solo run as a director.

The story of Jacob and the Sea Beast is officially described as “the epic story
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Titans: The Secrets of Hawk and Dove

Mike Cecchini Oct 19, 2018

Hawk and Dove are a big part of the DC Universe Titans TV series. Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly told us more about them.

Hawk and Dove make their big entrance on Titans episode 2, which is titled (appropriately enough) “Hawk and Dove.” Their arrival marks an immediate shift for the series, which becomes less about Dick Grayson’s post-Batman issues as Robin and a little bit more about establishing a fully lived-in world of DC superheroes. Created by the legendary Steve Ditko (of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange fame), the pair were initially Hank and Don Hall, a pair of superheroic brothers, before they were revamped by Karl and Barbara Kesel as Hank Hall and Dawn Granger.

Played by Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly on Titans, the TV DC Universe Hawk and Dove are a veteran pair of crime fighters who are perhaps looking for a way out
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CalArts Showcase Offers a Window Into Animation’s Next Generation

  • Variety
In certain ways, the May 2 CalArts Character Animation Producers’ Show resembled any number of other year-end showcases of undergrad work held by art schools nationwide. Students gathered to cheer on their classmates, as 22 student-created animation shorts were screened, with four of them winning special awards. Alumni and faculty mingled in the aisles, using the event as a de facto reunion.

Of course, most other schools’ programs do not fill up the DGA Theater in Hollywood, and most mingling alumni do not include the likes of Pixar’s Pete Docter catching up with students and offering notes afterward. And it was hard to miss the entire rows roped off for representatives of every major player in animation: Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks, Netflix, Bento Box …. Begun in the 1980s, and slowly expanding in stature starting in the mid-’90s, CalArts’ showcase has evolved into something resembling a friendlier version of an NFL combine,
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Watch an exclusive Big Hero 6 featurette ahead of its premiere on DisneyLife

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Zehra Phelan

To celebrate the imminent premiere of Big Hero 6, the TV series only on Disney Xd and DisneyLife from the 1st of March we reveal a first look featurette and a series of images and Gifs from the animation.

The story picks up immediately following the events of the film and continues the adventures and friendship of Hiro, the fourteen-year-old orphaned tech genius and Baymax, his very special plus-sized inflatable healthcare companion.

Also in the News – Paddington director Paul King to take on Pinocchio for Disney

Big Hero 6 was the first Disney animated film to feature Marvel Comics characters. Loosely based on the superhero team of the same name by Marvel Comics, the film was the 54th Disney animated feature film, directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, the film tells the story of Hiro Hamada, a young robotics prodigy who forms a superhero team to combat a masked villain.
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Disney Previews DuckTales reboot and Big Hero 6: The Series at D23

Author: Zehra Phelan

Over at the TV animation panel at D23 this past weekend, Disney Xd took the opportunity to unveil a sneak peek of the rebooted DuckTales and Big Hero 6 series of short clips of what audiences can expect to see on their release to a living room near you.

Related: DuckTales Images and Casting News

In Disney’s Exclusive Sneak Peak of DuckTales Huey, Louie and Dewey, alongside Webby have not seemed to have aged one bit since we last saw them on our TV screens back in 1990, some 27 years ago (now who feels old?). The boys are still causing mischief with a dart gun battle between themselves getting under the feet of others.

The rebooted series will air in September 2017 with an hour-long movie special to go out in August to get young audiences hyped for the series.

The series is notable for being the first
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Titans: Castle alum Seamus Dever joins the cast

Kirsten Howard Rob Leane Mike Cecchini Jan 18, 2018

The live action Teen Titans TV show will star a familiar face for fans of Castle, it's been announced...

Better known as Detective Kevin Ryan on ABC’s successful Nathan Fillion vehicle, Castle, Seamus Dever will have a new role in the live action Teen Titans TV series.

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Details of Dever's character are not being revealed at this time, for reasons best known to Warner Bros, who are hoping that the show will make a big splash as part of their DC streaming service, set to launch this year.

We'll be seeing quite a bit of Dever in small screen comic properties in 2018, as he's also set to appear in the second season of Legion, which is heading our way in the spring.

More as we have it.
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Disney Is Bringing Westworld-Style Robots to Its Theme Parks?

Disney Is Bringing Westworld-Style Robots to Its Theme Parks?
HBO's hit series Westworld showed the dangers of using robots in theme parks, but a futuristic park like this, where adults live out their own fantasies by using these robots, would be quite controversial if it were to be built in real life. A new report reveals that Disney may be starting the process to implement real soft-body robots that would interact with guests at its theme parks, but they won't have any Westworld-type applications. These bots are believed to be playing Disney characters, but it isn't known what characters will be implemented at this time.

Orlando Sentinel broke the news that Disney has filed for a patent, where the company reveals they are, "designing a robot that will move and physically interact like an animated character." The prototype sketch that was included with the patent application reportedly showed a round body that was reminiscent of the Big Hero 6 character Baymax.
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Awards Roundup: CinemaCon to Honor Goldie Hawn, John Cena, Ansel Elgort and More

Awards Roundup: CinemaCon to Honor Goldie Hawn, John Cena, Ansel Elgort and More
Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.

– Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn will receive the prestigious “Cinema Icon Award” at CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (Nato) held March 27 – 30 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Hawn will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony Thursday, March 30 hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon. Previous winners of this esteemed award include Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kevin Costner.

“With a career that has spanned roles in more than 30 films Goldie Hawn continues to shine on the big screen as one of the most entertaining, relatable and recognizable actresses of our time,” noted Neuhauser. “With an unforgettable presence and charm both onscreen and off Hawn has entertained audiences of all ages and we are pleased to honor an
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Moana Releases Two Bonus Clips

  • Comicmix
Disney’s Moana hit Digital HD this week and we have some special bonus clips to share with you.

Helmed by Clements and Musker, the directing team behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog, and co-directed by Chris Williams & Don Hall (Oscar®-winning Big Hero 6 -Best Animated Feature Film in 2015), Moana” is produced by Osnat Shurer (Lifted, One Man Band), and executive produced by John Lasseter. Jared Bush (Zootopia) wrote the screenplay. Moana features original songs from a diverse and dynamic team that includes Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning lyricist/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and multiple Tony-winning Hamilton, Tony-winning In the Heights), Mark Mancina (Speed, Tarzan The Lion King) and Opetaia Foaʻi (founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka). Mancina composed the original score.

Easter Eggs

Writing “We Know the Way”

Moana stars Auli‘i
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Moana Surfs for Digital HD Feb. 21, Disc March 7

  • Comicmix
Burbank, Calif., Jan. 13, 2017 — Walt Disney Animation StudiosMoana, the sweeping story of a spirited teenager who sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people, starring newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of brave and tenacious Moana and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (HBO’s Ballers, Central Intelligence) as the larger-than-life demigod Maui, has dazzled both critics and audiences. The film earned a 95% critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes and the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office opening weekend. Now, Moana sets a new course, arriving to homes on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere (Dma) on Feb. 21, and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on March 7.

Continuing the fun-filled adventure, families can continue their journey filled with hours of extensive and entertaining bonus offerings including: a new, hilarious mini-movie featuring Moana and Maui; an in-depth look at how the people, cultures and heritage of
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Awfj 2016 Eda Awards winners announced

And the winners are…

Awfj Best Of Awards

These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.

Best Film: Moonlight

Best Director: Barry JenkinsMoonlight

Best Screenplay, Original: Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan

Best Screenplay, Adapted: MoonlightBarry Jenkins

Best Documentary: 13th – Ava DuVernay

Best Animated Film: ZootopiaByron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

Best Actress: Ruth NeggaLoving

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Viola DavisFences

Best Actor: Casey AffleckManchester by the Sea

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala AliMoonlight

Best Ensemble Cast – Casting Director: MoonlightYesi Ramirez

Best Cinematography: MoonlightJames Laxton

Best Editing: MoonlightJoi McMillon and Nat Sanders

Best Non-English-Language Film: The Handmaiden – Chan-Wook Park, South Korea

Eda Female Focus Awards

These awards honor women only.

Best Woman Director: Ava DuVernay – 13th

Best Woman Screenwriter: Kelly ReichardtCertain Women

Best Animated Female: Judy in ZootopiaGinnifer Goodwin And
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Arrival, La La Land, Hell Or High Water Among The Nominees For The 2016 Awfj Eda Awards

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists have announced the nominees for the 2016 Awfj Eda Awards.

In their 10th annual awards season, the 25 categories are divided into three sections, the Best Of Awards, Female Focus Awards and Eda Special Mention Awards.

Andrea Arnold, Ava DuVernay, Rebecca Miller, Mira Nair and Lorene Scafaria were among the filmmakers nominated in this year’s awards.

Nominees in each category are determined by Awfj members who submit nominating ballots. There are currently 76 voting Awfj members.

The winners will be announced on December 21.

2016 Awfj Eda Awards Nominees

Awfj Best Of Awards

These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.

Best Film


Hell or High Water

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea


Best Director

Damien ChazelleLa La Land

Barry JenkinsMoonlight

Kenneth LonerganManchester by the Sea

David MackenzieHell or High Water

Denis VilleneuveArrival

Best Screenplay, Original
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Head Of Animation Hyrum Osmond And Story Artist David Derrick Jr on Disney's latest: Moana

  • Cinelinx
Moana is the story of a young Polynesian heir ineffably drawn to the one thing that her community opposes: venturing out into the ocean, like the little mermaid was so drawn to land, like a monster to Boo, and like an ambitious rat was to the culinary arts.

Moana Head of Animation Hyrum Osmand (Zootopia, Frozen, Wreck It Ralph, Tangled) and Story Artist David Derrick Jr. (How To Train Your Dragon, Flushed Away, Bee Movie) talked with the press in a roundtable before speaking to the visual arts students at the University of Denver. Tucked away in a corner of the university, David tapped into what made Moana so personal to him, allowing him to segue easily into the film’s themes of Polynesian ancestry and culture while Hyrum explored the unique challenges this particular film offered Disney’s elite animators.

Q.Michael J. Casey [Boulder Weekly]: On the Oceanic Story Trust.
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Film Review: ‘Moana’ is Walt Disney Pictures at its Breezy Best

Chicago – “Moana” is a solid example of the time honored Disney musical. It is exactly the sort of sun drenched warm weather beacon we residents of cold weather climes can enjoy as the holiday season approaches, and it a refreshing change from another spin of Mele Kalikimaka.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

In many ways “Moana” is more fun than this season’s other relentlessly upbeat musical “Trolls.” It goes without saying that a Disney film is going to look terrific, but Moana’s blue waters, beautifully lush landscapes, and splashes of inventive flights of fancy are so inviting I wanted to just dive right in without giving your eye socket a cavity. There are catchy songs courtesy of “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, an appealingly spunky heroine and the Rock. And…this just might be my daughter’s favorite movie of the year.

The story centers on Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho), a
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‘Moana’ Review Roundup: Lush Animation Wows Audiences

  • Uinterview
Moana, directed by Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker and Chris Williams, follows a Disney princess of sorts, but one who is definitely in need of no man. She is one tough cookie who will one day take her father’s place as Chief of Polynesian island Motunui. She leaves home against her father’s wishes following an […]

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