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‘Star Wars’ Maestro Anthony Parnther on His Carnegie Hall Debut With All-Black Orchestra

Anthony Parnther was on a mission. When chatting via Zoom in late March, the conductor and bassoonist was calling in from a hotel room in Kansas City. “I actually came up here to buy a very specific contrabassoon, which is sitting right over there,” he said, pointing to the cumbersome woodwind behind him. “I grabbed […]

‘Dune’ VFX House DNEG Going Public in $1.7 Billion SPAC Deal

DNEG, the U.K.-headquartered visual effects and animation company that won an Oscar for Tenet, is set to go public by merging with Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisitions company. Unveiled on Tuesday, the transaction has a combined merger value of around $1.7 billion. London-headquartered DNEG — whose recent VFX credits include Dune, The […]

Location Managers Guild Awards: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Among Winners

Judas and the Black Messiah, Tenet, The Queen’s Gambit, Lupin and the fourth season of The Crown were among the winners at this year’s Location Managers Guild International Awards held on Saturday. Actor and director Isaiah Mustafa returned to host the annual ceremony, which went virtual for the second year in a row and was […]

European Box Office Drops 70 Percent in 2020 Due to COVID

We knew it was bad. Now it’s official. The European box office plunged 70.4 percent last year, down $6.04 billion (5.1 billion euro) from $8.5 billion (7.2 billion euro) in 2019 to $2.5 billion (2.1 billion euro) last year, according to figures published Thursday by the European Audiovisual Observatory. The coronavirus pandemic forced cinema closures […]

‘Tenet’ Becomes Third VFX Oscar Winner From Christopher Nolan’s Oeuvre

The director's go-to VFX house DNEG also led the effects work on Oscar winners 'Interstellar' and 'Inception.'

Production Designers Behind ‘Mank,’ ‘Tenet’, ‘The Father,’ ‘News of the World’ and ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Talk Crafting Oscar-Worthy Sets

The creatives behind the five films nominated for best production design reveal the secrets to enhancing their settings. 

‘Mank,’ ‘Tenet,’ ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Win Art Directors Guild Awards

'Soul' won the trophy in the animated feature competition, during Saturday's virtual presentation.

‘Tenet’ VFX House Forms Virtual Production Partnership (Exclusive)

DNEG is teaming with XR studio Dimension to expand its virtual production capabilities, which are in use on a short directed by DNEG's Paul Franklin.

Oscars: VFX Shortlist Reveals a Race Sans Marvel

Movies that advanced in the VFX race include 'The Midnight Sky,' 'Tenet,' 'Soul' and 'Welcome to Chechnya.'

‘Tenet’ VFX Supervisor on Crashing Real Planes and Collapsing Fake Buildings

"The SFX people had to put 747 brakes back on the wheels so that they could stop it," remembers Andrew Jackson, who previously worked with Christopher Nolan on 'Dunkirk.'

It’s Official: 2020 Domestic Box Office Fell 80 Percent to $2.3B Behind China’s $2.7B

It's official: North American box office revenue plummeted 80 percent in 2020 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and unprecedented theater closures, while global revenue tumbled more than 70 percent.

‘Tenet’ and the Past and Future of Christopher Nolan

Through 'Interstellar,' 'Dunkirk' and 'Tenet' — now out on home entertainment — Christopher Nolan has fashioned his very own Annihilation Trilogy as the filmmaker becomes increasingly aware that time is something we’re running out of.