January 31, 2023


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Jerry Bruckheimer will receive the MPSE Filmmaker Award

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Tom Cruise will present the Motion Picture Sound Editors Filmmaker Award to Jerry Bruckheimer on February 26.

Cruise and Bruckheimer’s working relationship dates back more than three decades to the original “Top Gun,” the highest-grossing film of 1986.

“Tom Cruise is the perfect presenter as we honor Jerry Bruckheimer and his incredible contributions to the world of film and television,” said MPSE President Mark A. Lanza “We are thrilled to host these two screen legends as we celebrate the Golden Reel Awards’ platinum anniversary.”

An appearance by Tom Cruise is one of many special features planned for this year’s Golden Reel Awards. For the first time in three years, the awards show will be held live and in a new venue, the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre.

Patton Oswalt has been named as the host for the night.

Gal Ann Hurd will receive the Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society has named producer-screenwriter Gal Ann Hurd as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Gail Ann Heard is one of the most respected and influential film and television producers of our generation,” VES Chair Lisa Cook said in a statement. “By focusing on bold material, championing technological innovations and being the consummate hands-on collaborator, she has carved out a leading position in the pre-male-dominated world of blockbusters and become a recognized creator of iconic cultural touchstones. Gale is a driving force in our global industry and An exemplary role model, and we are honored to honor him with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Hurd worked in films such as “Aliens,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Armageddon,” “The Ghost and the Darkness,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “The Terminator.” He served as an executive producer on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” spinoff series “Fear the Walking Dead.” Additional television credits include “Talking Dead”, “Tales of the Walking Dead”, “Lore”, “Falling Water” and “Hunters”.

Heard was awarded the David & Selznick Award for Achievement in Film by the Producers Guild, was inducted into the International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The award will be presented at the 21st Annual VES Awards on February 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Damien Chazelle will receive the AIS Jean Kelly Visionary Award at the 13th Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society has announced that director and producer Damien Chazelle will be honored with the annual Gene Kelly Visionary Award at the 2023 AIS Lumiere Awards. Chazelle will join previously announced honorees James Cameron and Jon Landau (Voices for the Earth Award) at the 13th annual awards luncheon event on February 10 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The inaugural Gene Kelly Visionary Award was presented in 2022 to writer and director Guillermo del Toro. Kelly’s widow and biographer Patricia Ward will present the award to Kelly Chazelle

“Damien Chazelle, like Gene Kelly, is an American original whose films burst with boundless wit, intelligence and style, which he aptly demonstrates when he retells the early days of Hollywood as it transitioned from silent films to talkies in his latest work ‘Babylon.’ comes,” said Jim Chabin, president of AIS. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to honor him this year.”

Ritesh Rajan and Sidney Park join Selina Ringel in indie ‘You, Me and Her’, directed by Dan Levi Dagerman

Selina Ringel, Ritesh Rajan and Sidney Park director Dan Levy have wrapped production on Daggerman’s third feature film, “You, Me and Her.”

Based on true events, it’s the story of a Latinx woman who tries to revive her marriage on her first trip after having a baby and finds herself completely smitten by a beautiful young woman who makes her question her own sexuality. The film also stars Roberto Aguirre, Mariana Burrelli, as well as Graham Sibley and Anna Campbell.

Ringel wrote the script, written in Spanglish, and is producing with Two Hands Productions’ Daggerman, Irreversible Pictures’ Fernando Lebriza and Pablo Lebriza, and June Street Productions’ Cameron Fife. Executive producers are Hiren C Surti, Cameron Mottola, Sriram Kasinathan, Alfredo and Deborah Ringel and Archana Mishra.

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