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The A-List: Oscar-nominated director
of Room Lenny Abrahamson
By Ian Blair

Oscar races are usually full of surprises, and that is the case with this year’s list of nominees. One of the biggest was the success of Room, which picked up four nominations in such high-profile categories as Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director for Lenny Abrahamson, the little-known Irish director who helmed the little-seen cult indies Frank, Garage, What Richard Did and Adam & Paul before making Room, another small indie film about a difficult subject.

While other Best Picture nominees The Martian and The Revenant also dealt with survival and abandoned characters left behind for dead, they were set in vast and unforgiving landscapes. Room, adapted from Emma Donoghue’s novel, instead sets its claustrophobic tale — of a woman and her young son kept prisoner — in a mundane 10×10-foot garden shed.

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The A-List: The Big Shorts Oscar-nominated editor Hank Corwin
By Jean Lane 

Editor Hank Corwin is no stranger to receiving accolades for
his work — he has been recognized by the ACE, the Los
Angeles Film Critics Society and the AICE — but this year he
is nominated for the granddaddy of awards: the Best Editing
Oscar for The Big Short.

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Checking in with AlphaDogs' Terry Curren on
his latest color video

By Randi Altman

Colorist and editor Terence Curren is the owner of Burbank-based post house AlphaDogs. He is also a co-host of The Terence & Philip Show podcast and founder of the monthly Editor’s Lounge events in LA. As if he wasn’t busy enough, Curren recently produced his second informational video on the power of color.

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Kyle hires editor Brian Sanford, gets new space

Tangent updates Ripple, expects to ship end of April

Quick Chat: Ian Stynes on mixing two Sundance films
By Kristine Pregot

AJA's RovoCam UltraHD/
HD block camera

Vincent Maza heading
up Ncam LA office 

Panasonic offers compact
4K Super 35 VariCam LT

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