Academy Adds Four to Its Sci-Tech Council, Including Cinematographer Paul Cameron and Production Designer Tom Duffield

Academy Adds Four to Its Sci-Tech Council, Including Cinematographer Paul Cameron and Production Designer Tom Duffield

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Debevec returns to the Council as co-chair (alongside Lois Burwell) after serving from 2012-2018, with three of those years spent as co-chair. He is the Director of Research for Production Innovation at Netflix, where he oversees R&D in new technologies in computer vision, computer graphics, and machine learning with applications in visual effects, virtual production, and animation. An Academy member since 2010, Debevec currently serves as a Visual Effects Branch governor.

Production company Bullitt has expanded its roster with the addition of directors Peyton Reed and Loni Peristere. The filmmaker collective is known for talent at the intersection of entertainment and advertising. “”Peyton and Loni are both known for pushing creative boundaries for the sake of epic entertainment and the enhancement of brands,”” said Bullitt director/co-founder Joe Russo. “”We’re really proud to have them as filmmakers working with Bullitt.”” ““They are […]

No living director has mastered or popularized the disaster drama quite like German director Roland Emmerich has. From Independence Day to The Day After Tomorrow and even 2012, Emmerich has a unique, grandiose vision for portraying the ends of the world — and beyond. However, his last few attempts, such as the Independence Day sequel and his new movie Moonfall, have largely self-destructed under the heavy weight of the director’s overly grand ambitions. Moonfall finds him […]

For each of the last few years, I’ve done this thing wherein I write a bunch of essays about the various Oscar categories and share them on Facebook with my friends. I delve into the intricacies of each discipline, the history, the ups and downs and ins and outs, and then talk about the nominees and their work. Ultimately, because that’s how these things go, I predict who will win, […]