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'Doctor Who': The Making of the "Half-Face" Villain (Exclusive)

'Doctor Who': The Making of the "Half-Face" Villain (Exclusive)

In Peter Capaldi's Aug. 23 debut as Doctor Who, the Doctor meets Half-Face Man — the principal villain in the episode — requiring London-based visual effects house Milk to replace one side of actor Peter Ferdinando's head in 87 digital shots.

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As Kodak Negotiates Film's Future With Studios, Archivists Seek Digital Options

As Kodak Negotiates Film's Future With Studios, Archivists Seek Digital Options

There’s been a lot of emphasis on Kodak and Hollywood’s current effort to finalize a deal to keep film alive, with the urging of leading filmmakers including J.J. Abrams and Christopher Nolan who want to continue to have the option to shoot film.

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Jaunt Aims to Kick-Start Hollywood Virtual Reality With $27.8 Million in New Funding

Jaunt — a Palo Alto-based startup that is developing hardware and software to enable the production and display of virtual reality experiences — has raised $27.8 million in a new round of funding, bringing the total investment in the company to $34 million. With the new funding, the company aims to continue to develop relationships in Hollywood in order to kick-start VR content creation.

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Netflix Exec Chris Fetner to Deliver Opening Keynote at SMPTE

Netflix Exec Chris Fetner to Deliver Opening Keynote at SMPTE

Chris Fetner, director of global content partners operations at Netflix, is expected to address technical standards issues surrounding streaming content during an opening keynote at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers’ annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. The confab takes place Oct. 21-23 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood.

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Former Astronaut Garrett Reisman Encouraged by Science Programming in Hollywood

Former Astronaut Garrett Reisman Encouraged by Science Programming in Hollywood

Former NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman said, while speaking with The Hollywood Reporter at the HollyShorts Film Festival on Monday, he is encouraged to see space and science generating attention in Hollywood. Reisman was on hand for a screening of Three Nights, Three Days: Endeavour's Journey Through Los Angeles.

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1 month

Creative Arts Emmys: Carl Sagan's Widow Wins Emmy For 'Cosmos'

Creative Arts Emmys: Carl Sagan's Widow Wins Emmy For 'Cosmos'

Ann Druyan — co-writer of the 1980 PBS Cosmos series hosted by her late husband, Carl Sagan — won an Emmy for her passion project, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey.

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Creative Arts Emmys: 'Deadliest Catch' Wins Fourth-Consecutive Emmys in Cinematography and Editing

Creative Arts Emmys: 'Deadliest Catch' Wins Fourth-Consecutive Emmys in Cinematography and Editing

Discovery Channel’s high seas adventure Deadliest Catch won its fourth-consecutive Emmys in both editing and cinematography at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday.

It also won the Emmy for outstanding unstructured reality series, bringing the series total Emmy wins over its 10 seasons to 13.

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Creative Arts Emmys: 'Game of Thrones' Wins Third-Consecutive VFX Emmy

Creative Arts Emmys: 'Game of Thrones' Wins Third-Consecutive VFX Emmy

HBO’s Game of Thrones won its third-consecutive Emmy for outstanding special and visual effects.

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Creative Arts Emmys: Sarah Jones Remembered in Tribute Reel

Creative Arts Emmys: Sarah Jones Remembered in Tribute Reel

Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant who died earlier this year when she was struck by a train in Georgia while filming the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, was remembered during the In Memoriam montage during Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys.

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Creative Arts Emmys: Composer Alan Silvestri Wins Pair of Trophies for 'Cosmos'

Creative Arts Emmys: Composer Alan Silvestri Wins Pair of Trophies for 'Cosmos'

Composer Alan Silvestri won a pair of Emmys for outstanding score and original main-title theme music for Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey.

Accepting the awards Saturday night at the Creative Arts Emmys, he thanked his team, host Neil deGrasse Tyson and "Carl Sagan for still bringing magic to the blue dot."

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Creative Arts Emmys: 20-Time Nominee Peter Chakos' First Emmy Win Is a 'Big Bang'

Creative Arts Emmys: 20-Time Nominee Peter Chakos' First Emmy Win Is a 'Big Bang'

After 20 nominations, editor Peter Chakos has finally earned his first Emmy.

Chakos won the award for editing in a comedy series for The Big Bang Theory. The other shows nominated in the category were The Colbert Report, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, How I Met Your Mother and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

"I seriously thought I was going to have to wait for a lifetime achievement award," Chakos joked as he accepted the award onstage Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmys.

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Creative Arts Emmys: Editor Skip MacDonald Wins First Emmy for 'Breaking Bad' Series Finale

Creative Arts Emmys: Editor Skip MacDonald Wins First Emmy for 'Breaking Bad' Series Finale

Editor Skip MacDonald earned his first Emmy for the series finale of Breaking Bad.

“This is the perfect way to end the run of the show,” he exclaimed on stage at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys.

MacDonald had been nominated three times previously for the series. Earlier this year, the finale earned MacDonald an American Cinema Editors Eddie Award, marking a rare three-peat in that category, as he also won the Eddie for Breaking Bad in 2013 and 2012.

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Cinematographer Gordon Willis Remembered at Memorial

Cinematographer Gordon Willis Remembered at Memorial

Cinematographers and additional members of the Hollywood community gathered Saturday to remember the life of legendary director of photography Gordon Willis, whose credits include Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather trilogy and Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. Willis died May 18 in North Falmouth, Mass., due to

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'Star Wars' Visual Storyboard Highlights Academy Program

'Star Wars' Visual Storyboard Highlights Academy Program

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences kicked off a four-evening series, Hollywood Takes to the Air, with a Thursday evening program that included a rare look at how George Lucas cut together a "visual storyboard" for the climatic rebel attack on the Death Star in Star Wars. This was assembled from shots from a collection of classic aviation-themed movies including Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.

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