With his directorial work in “Dune,” based on Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, the film has garnered critical acclaim as well as having major success at the worldwide box office. The film was recently re-released in IMAX and is a major contender this awards season.
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Other works directed by Villeneuve include “Arrival,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar for best director, “Incendies,” “Prisoners,” “Sicario” and “Blade Runner 2049.”
“In his more than 200 films, Harold Lloyd was passionate about using his creative teams and the latest technology to empower his storytelling in the service of entertaining his millions of fans,” said Suzanne Lloyd, Chairman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment. “He was a cheerleader for the groundbreaking directors and creatives who followed him. I know Harold would simply be thrilled that Denis Villeneuve is our 2022 recipient,” she added.
“Denis Villeneuve’s Dune was a priceless reminder this year that nothing replaces the magic of seeing a magnificent movie on a great cinema screen,” said AIS president Jim Chabin. “His mastery in summoning the very best from artists and technologies during an incredibly challenging
time has resulted in a truly awe-inspiring work, which thrilled millions of fans worldwide,” he added.
In addition to awards being presented for motion pictures, episodic and new media content, the society this year will bestow awards for best musical motion picture, best musical scene or performance, and best immersive audio.
BAFTA Announces Vance Byrd Mentorship Program
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the participants for its Vance Byrd Mentorship Program, which helps pair students with BAFTA members as personal mentors.
In honor of BAFTA mentee Byrd, who lost his life to gun violence in 2015, the four year mentorship program supports students across L.A. as they transition from high school to college. As part of the program, students will be given access to BAFTA’s new talent programming and special opportunities for internships and scholarships. Additionally, BAFTA will work with the L.A. Unified School District, local schools and teachers to identify potential candidates.
Matthew Wiseman, executive director of BAFTA North America said: “Through the launch of our Vance Byrd Mentorship Program, his legacy will endure and inspire the next generation of promising young talent from the underserved communities of Los Angeles.”
Ron Howard’s ‘Thirteen Lives’ Has a Completed Musical Score
Composer Benjamin Wallfisch announced that he has completed his score to Ron Howard’s upcoming film, “Thirteen Lives,” which the director adapted from the William Nicholson script.
Taking to his Twitter on Dec. 20, Wallfisch tweeted, “Thanks so much for inviting me @RealRonHoward — such an honor to collaborate on this amazing movie. Can’t wait for people to see it,” after Howard tweeted a video of musicians warming up for their final scoring session of the film.
“Thirteen Lives” centers on the real story of 12 members of a soccer team and their assistant coach, who become trapped 1,000 meters underground by monsoon rains flooding Thailand’s Tham Luang cave and blocking their way out. The 2018 rescue effort involved more than 100 divers, representatives from about 100 government agencies, 900 police officers and 2,000 soldiers.
Alongside “Thirteen Lives,” Wallfisch composed “It,” “It Chapter Two,” “Shazam!” “The Invisible Man,” “Mortal Kombat” and was a co-composer of Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner: 2049.”
Makeup Artist Michèle Burke and Hairstylist Joy Zapata To Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Michèle Burke, award winning makeup artist best known for her work on the “Mission Impossible” and “Austin Powers” series, along with Joy Zapata, Emmy-winning hairstylist known for her work on “A Star is Born” and “Wonder Woman 1984” will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 9th Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706).
They will be honored at the MUAHS gala, returning to a live-in-person ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 19, 2022.
The Lifetime Achievement Awards honor an extraordinary spectrum of acclaimed work, exceptional contributions to the motion picture arts and sciences, and outstanding service to their union or the entertainment industry.
“We are thrilled to honor Joy and Michèle, both extremely deserving of this award. Their longevity of successes and achievements are inspiring to us all, and they have created a legacy of characters that are permanently embedded in our memories forever,” said Julie Socash, President of the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild.
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