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David Glasser, Late of WeinsteinCo, Suing For $85 Million Over “Wrongful Termination”

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

David Glasser, Late of WeinsteinCo, Suing For $85 Million Over “Wrongful Termination”

“Harvey Weinstein Argues That Penetration Needs To Happen For It To Be Considered A Sex Act”

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

“Harvey Weinstein Argues That Penetration Needs To Happen For It To Be Considered A Sex Act”

“How communities struggle — and sometimes fail — to stop sexual assault”

Lindt chocolatier is the latest alleged casualty of the Harvey Weinstein scandal

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

“Lindt chocolatier latest alleged casualty of Harvey Weinstein”

Black Panther Excels In Africa

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Black Panther Excels In Africa

Coco Songwriters On Confecting “Remember Me”

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Coco Songwriters On Confecting “Remember Me”

Costume Designers Guild Awards Nods Shape Of Water, I, Tonya, Wonder Woman

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Costume Designers Guild Awards Nods Shape Of Water, I, Tonya, Wonder Woman

Washington Post Assigns Article Esteeming Zack Snyder, Trashing Marvel

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

“As Armond White put it…”
Washington Post Assigns Article Esteeming Zack Snyder, Trashing Marvel

Costume Designers Guild Awards

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Winners have been announced for the 20th CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) which took place at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The annual CDGA celebrated excellence in film, television, and short form Costume Design as voted on by the Guild’s membership. The CDG includes more than 1,000 Costume Designers and Illustrators working in motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos, and new media programs throughout the world.

Gina Rodriguez hosted the platinum anniversary gala which celebrated special honorees Guillermo del Toro, Joanna Johnston, Maggie Schpak, and Kerry Washington, as well as the winners of the seven competitive award categories. Additionally, Academy Award-winning Costume Designer John Mollowas posthumously inducted into the Guild’s Hall of Fame by actor Mark Hamill who paid tribute to the iconic designer known for his work on the first two installments of the Star Wars films, among others.

Maggie Schpak, expert jeweler and metalworker, received the Distinguished Service Award from the CDG President, Salvador Perez. The award honors someone whose specialties and talents contribute to the craft and art of Costume Design.

Guillermo del Toro was awarded the Distinguished Collaborator Award, which honors individuals who demonstrate unwavering support of Costume Design and creative partnerships with Costume Designers. Actor Doug Jones and Oscar-nominated Costume Designer Luis Sequeira, both from del Toro’s 13-time Oscar-nominated film The Shape of Water, presented del Toro with the award.

Kerry Washington received the Spotlight Award, which honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of Costume Design. Eva Longoria, and Scandal Costume Designer, Lyn Paolo, made the special presentation to Washington.

Joanna Johnston was honored with the Career Achievement Awardrecognizing her extraordinary body of work and lasting impact on filmmaking. Producer Kathleen Kennedy presented Johnston with her award, with a surprise appearance by Sally Field, who worked with Johnston on Forrest Gump and Lincoln.

The following is the list of winners in the seven (7) competitive categories voted on by the Guild’s membership:

Excellence in Contemporary Television

The Handmaid’s Tale – Ane Crabtree

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television

Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton

Excellence in Period Television

The Crown – Jane Petrie

Excellence in Short Form Design

P!NK: “Beautiful Trauma” Music Video – Kim Bowen

Excellence in Contemporary Film

I, Tonya – Jennifer Johnson

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film

Wonder Woman – Lindy Hemming

Excellence in Period Film

The Shape of Water – Luis Sequeira

Actors including Rachel Brosnahan, Marin Hinkle, Keala Settle, Colton Haynes, Wilson Cruz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Sarah Hyland, Brooklyn Decker, June Diane Raphael, Lily Tomlin, Anna Camp, Tony Hale, and Rufus Sewell were on hand to present the awards.

 

ABOUT THE COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD

The Costume Designers Guild, IATSE local 892, is a union formed for the promotion and protection of the art of costume design. Members, including costume designers, assistant costume designers, and illustrators, use their artistry and technical expertise to create believable characters within the narratives of motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos, and new media. Over 1,000 members strong, the CDG is a proud affiliate of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @CDGlocal892.

Paul Thomas Anderson

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

“Listen, I’m aware of its shortcomings. I know it’s not the prettiest place to live in Los Angeles. But it’s home! And that just becomes the thing you love. I could spend my whole life here — I’m in the middle of spending my whole life here. And there’s still more to see, more nooks and crannies, more places to go. I don’t have that kind of desperation to search out some other part of L. A. I’d probably just end up feeling like I was failing all over town as opposed to concentrating on what I can hold in my hand. My memories are strong here and I like seeing my kids have memories here as well.”
Paul Thomas Anderson

Costume Designer Ruth Carter On Creating Her “Wakandan Bible”

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Costume Designer Ruth Carter On Creating Her “Wakandan Bible”
And – Reports From Creators In Other Black Panther Departments, Too

“There was a small crew of viewers, and non-viewers, who were up in arms over the thing even before it opened — not because of any of its characteristics as a movie, but because the movie is Black Panther, which meant for them it couldn’t be just another superhero time-waster, but had to be another opportunity to talk about their own personal obsessions. I am, of course, talking about the right-bloggers and rightwing columnists, who began by complaining about how black people who looked forward to Black Panther were doing so just to piss off Whitey — and then, when the film turned out to be a success, proceeded to explain how it was really all about Donald Trump and the conservative values he embodies, or some other tedious political shit.”

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

“There was a small crew of viewers, and non-viewers, who were up in arms over the thing even before it opened — not because of any of its characteristics as a movie, but because the movie is Black Panther, which meant for them it couldn’t be just another superhero time-waster, but had to be another opportunity to talk about their own personal obsessions. I am, of course, talking about the right-bloggers and rightwing columnists, who began by complaining about how black people who looked forward to Black Panther were doing so just to piss off Whitey — and then, when the film turned out to be a success, proceeded to explain how it was really all about Donald Trump and the conservative values he embodies, or some other tedious political shit.”

“The revolutionary ideals of Black Panther’s profound and complex villain have been twisted into a desire for hegemony,” Writes Adam Serwer

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

“The revolutionary ideals of Black Panther’s profound and complex villain have been twisted into a desire for hegemony,” Writes Adam Serwer

Prof Salamishah Tillet Of “Utopian And Urgent” Black Panther: “Why Not Queen Shuri?”

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Hossein Rezai, 59, Non-Actor In Kiarostami’s Through the Olive Trees, Reportedly Of Lung Problem While Unable To Pay $180 Hospital Bill

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Hossein Rezai, 59, Non-Actor In Kiarostami’s Through the Olive Trees, Reportedly Of Lung Problem While Unable To Pay $180 Hospital Bill

A Life Of James Ivory, As Told By James Ivory, From The Custom Red Bed Of His Palatial Upstate Compound

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

“I wasn’t there to tell them what to do. I more or less described it as best I could. One has to see him assault the peach. I mean, I’ve never made love to a peach. And most peaches aren’t very big, so I wasn’t quite sure you would do that. I was imagining very big peaches. I went to Oregon, and found some quite big peaches and thought if the peach was that big you could have sex with it. But I had to see it presented on film to really get it.”
A Life Of James Ivory, As Told By James Ivory, From The Custom Red Bed Of His Palatial Upstate Compound

“Imagine that you are David Brooks, the Bobo King of the New York Times op-ed page…”

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

“Imagine that you are David Brooks, the Bobo King of the New York Times op-ed page…”

A. O. Scott Takes A Further Woody Allen Career Lookback

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

“Relitigating the abuse charges is a way of avoiding the real work, which is the endless, not always pleasant task of interpreting Mr. Allen’s work. The movies and what they have meant to so many of us will not just vanish. The ambivalence needs to be acknowledged and analyzed, which is why I’ve spent much of the past few weeks rewatching movies that I used to count among my favorites.”
A. O. Scott Takes A Further Woody Allen Career Lookback

“Terry Crews on Paying Agency WME: ‘I Still Have to Send a Check to My Molester’”

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

“Terry Crews on Paying Agency WME: ‘I Still Have to Send a Check to My Molester’”

My Week With Marilyn Producer David Parfitt Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Assault

Netflix Producing Four Duplass Brothers Joints

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

“Jay and Mark are the most enterprising filmmakers in the business. They have embraced Netflix as much as our subscribers have embraced their films. Having worked with Mark and Jay for over a decade, we have huge admiration for their creative passion and filmmaking smarts. We are thrilled for this next chapter of our relationship.”
Netflix Producing Four Duplass Brothers Joints

Vox Media Lays Off More Than 50

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Vox Media Lays Off More Than 50