Honors and Hires: Joanna Capitano Celebrates 20 Years at Digital Domain

Also this week, "Pacific Rim's" Guillermo Navarro, an Oscar winner for "Pan's Labyrinth," was named 
Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence at UCLA/TFT.
Courtesy of Digital Domain

This 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.


Kodak and UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television have named Oscar winner Guillermo Navarro as the Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence for the fall quarter at UCLA/TFT. The mentorship program will kick off with a screening of his Oscar-winning photography for Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth on Nov. 4, at the James Bridges Theater in Melnitz Hall. The screening is free and open to the public. A Q&A discussion with Navarro will be moderated by professor Bill McDonald following the screening. Navarro’s work with del Toro includes The Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and, most recently, Pacific Rim. He is currently shooting director Matthew Cullen’s London Fields.


Joanna Capitano (pictured), executive producer of features, celebrated her 20th anniversary at Digital Domain this week. She is credited with securing many of the feature films on which Digital Domain has worked. She also oversaw publicity and marketing for the company for more than 10 years.


Dattner Dispoto and Associates shares the following client news: Director of photography Bobby Bukowski has joined 99 Homes; Flavio Labiano is second unit director of photography on Ridely Scott’s Exodus; Ken Glassing will photograph Sharon 1.2.3.; director of photography Trevor Forrest has joined Hulu series Deadbeat; director of photography Ross Riege has boarded the pilot You're the Worst; and director of photography David Stockton has joined the pilot The Lottery.

Paradigm announced the following client news: Production designer James Philpott has joined Hallmark’s Nobody’s Fool; production designer Jonathan Carlson has joined USA Network’s new pilot Complications; and editor Evan Henke has boarded MTV pilot Finding Carter.


Paradigm has signed director of photography Evans Brown (True Blood).


Deluxe New York recently opened a new sound mixing stage for feature or TV projects. The 18-seat theater includes an Avid ProTools Dual Icon board and is capable of audio playback in formats including 5.1 and 7.1, Dolby SR and Dolby Digital (SRD), and DTS.

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