Honors and Hires: Find Out Who Will Edit 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

This week’s Behind the Screen column includes two-time Oscar winner Haskell Wexler and Cooke CEO Les Zellan, who will receive awards at Cine Gear.
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Haskell Wexler, left, and Les Zellan

This new column in THR’s Behind the Screen blog—which runs on Fridays—covers members of the crafts and technology community who have been honored, hired, signed, or have otherwise made news. See below for how to submit your news for consideration in future columns.

Hired:

Paradigm announced the following client news:

Directors of Photography: 
Michael Goi will shoot The Town that Dreaded Sundown for MGM / Blumhouse
; and Julio Macat has been hired for Blended (Warner Bros. / Happy Madison).


Production Designers: Kitty Doris-Bates has been hired for new HBO series Getting On, Jonathan Carlson for new FX series The Bridge, Chris Cornwell for Think Like A Man 2 (Screen Gems), and Brad Ricker for Solace (FilmNation Entertainment).

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Editors:  Kevin Casey will cut The Bridge, David Rosenbloom will edit Wally Pfister’s directorial debut Transcendence,  John Wright will cut Heaven is for Real, Alex Berner was hired for Jupiter Ascending, and William Hoy and Stan Salfas will cut Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sequel.

Costume Designers: Melissa Bruning was hired for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, while Wendy Chuck will design costumers for Tammy (New Line Cinema / Gary Sanchez Productions).

Honors:

Two time Oscar winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler (pictured above, left) will receive a “Cinematography Lifetime Achievement Award” at upcoming Cine Gear Expo. He won Oscars for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Bound For Glory. Additionally, a "Technical Lifetime Achievement Award" will be presented to Cooke Optics and its CEO Les Zellan (pictured above, right). The company behind the “Cooke Look” received an Academy Award of Merit--an Oscar statuette--in February. Cine Gear runs May 31-June 2 at The Studios at Paramount.

Tech News:

Telestream announced that its Episode Engine video encoding application is being used to encode Web videos for the Festival de Cannes.

Digital Rapids is shipping version 3.8 of Stream software for its StreamZ, StreamZHD and Flux ingest, encoding and streaming tools. The company reported that they new version includes 4K H.264 encoding support and predefined project files to support Netflix delivery.

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