Bharat Regmi on the jury of the Hollywood Professional Association Awards

Bharat Regmi on the jury of the Hollywood Professional Association Awards

Film editor Bharatmani Regmi has worked as a jury in Hollywood Professional Association Awards 2023.

This award, organized every year by Hollywood's creative post-industrial organization The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), was held this year at The Television Academy Wolf Theater in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. Where Bharatmani was appointed as a judge in the editing category.

In this prestigious award which is held annually, awards are given under theatrical and non-theatrical categories especially in technical categories. This includes color grading, editing, sound, visual effects and awards are given to top creative technicians every year. Bharat was the jury for Outstanding Editing under Non-Theatrical Feature and Documentary.

This year too, the award was given to the creative technicians of the feature films produced by Hollywood as well as the theatrical and non-theatrical films, television shows, documentaries, series, including Netflix, HBIV, Apple TV Plus, Max TV.

This year, director and editor, Brett Morgan received the award for the documentary 'Monagh Daydream' under 'Best Editing Documentary'. Best Editing Non-Theatrical under 30 Minutes went to editor, Ali Greer for the dark comedy crime television series 'Barry - A Nice Mill'.

In visual effects, visual effects artists Chris Agen, Nick Epstein, Wayne Stables, Pavani Rao Boddapati, Weta FXka and Sergey Nevsupov received the award in the category of 'Best Visual Effects' from the film 'Avatar: The Way of Water'. 'Best Color Grading' colorist Natasha Lyonne of Picture Shop Post Production Company won the title for 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse', the title was handed to Sony Pictures Entertainment's post production company Pixomondo for 'House of the Dragon' and Paramount Pictures for 'The Godfather'.

American Cinema Editors, American Society of Cinematographers and Cinema Audio Society collaborated with the award organizers. According to Bharat, the organizers contacted him for the jury. “I got this opportunity after my project, documentation selection. We, the jury, watched all the participating films and completed all the review processes. After collecting all the reviews of the jurors, the organizers gave the award," Bharat said.

Due to the prolonged agitation by the Screen Writers Guild and Screen Actors Guild in the screen industry, many people lost their livelihoods and businessmen closed down their businesses. It became a situation where the professionals of the industry had to suffer a lot to survive. It gave a big boost to the screen industry, which was just returning to its rhythm after the end of the long agitation.

To that end, the awards screened a short film produced by The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) described as a "heartfelt salute to the patient members of the post-production community."