Color grading
nominations come for “Labor Day,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Reign” and “G
of Thrones.”

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Artists
from Modern VideoFilm are nominated for four
awards in color grading categories in the Hollywood Post Alliance’s 2014 HPA
Awards scheduled for November 6th. Aimed at fostering awareness of post
production and promoting creative and technical excellence in the field, the
HPA Awards are the entertainment industry’s most prestigious awards event for
post production.
Modern VideoFilm colorist Natasha Leonnet is nominated for
Outstanding Color Grading—Feature Film for her work on Labor Day (Jason Reitman, director; Eric Steelberg,
cinematographer). In the same category, colorist Jill Bogdanowicz is nominated
for her work on The Grand Budapest
 (Wes Anderson, director; Robert Yeoman, cinematographer).
Dave Cole

In the category Outstanding Color Grading –Television, David
Cole is nominated for his work on the pilot for Reign (Brad Silberling, director; Checco Varese,
cinematographer). Cole won the 2013 HPA Award for Outstanding Color
Grading—Feature Film for Life of Pi.
Referring to his experience on Reign, director Brad Silberling called Modern VideoFilm his “secret
weapon.” “I’m tremendously proud of the work we did on the Reign pilot,” Silberling said. “My partner in every frame of the story
was colorist Dave Cole. In nuance, sensitivity, and genuine artistry, he’s
unparalleled. I can’t think of a more fitting nominee.”
Colorist Joe Finley is nominated for his work on the Game of Thrones episode Mockingbird. It’s the third straight
year that Finley has been nominated for Outstanding Color Grading—Television.
He won the award in 2012 for Game of

“It’s a tremendous honor and extremely humbling to have our
work chosen for acknowledgement by our peers,” said Mark Smirnoff, President of
Creative Services, Modern VideoFilm. “We have assembled a world-class group of
talent and we are proud that their work has spoken to so many.”

About Modern
Modern VideoFilm is a postproduction house with 30 years of credits on
countless high-profile television programs and feature films, including
“Modern Family,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Book of Life,”
and “Rio 2.” Modern VideoFilm employs nearly 500 artists,
technicians, engineers, and support personnel in Burbank and Santa Monica. For
more information, visit
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