September 28, 2016
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Director Rufus Norris Finds Murder and Music on London Road

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Director Rufus Norris Finds Murder and Music on <em>London Road</em>

London Road was inspired by the 2006 serial murders of prostitutes in Ipswich, England about 60 miles northeast of London. Originally developed as a play at the National Theatre, writer Alecky Blythe transcribed brief interviews that she had conducted with local residents after the crimes into a narrative form. In collaboration with composer Adam... »

BTL Exclusive with Director David Mackenzie on Hell or High Water

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BTL Exclusive with Director David Mackenzie on <em>Hell or High Water</em>

When British director David Mackenzie read Taylor Sheridan’s original Southwestern crime-based screenplay for Hell or High Water, he immediately connected with the material.  “The script was so excellent, I said, ‘I don’t want to change a word,’” recalled Mackenzie. In fact, the director and... »

Emmy Watch: Editing The People vs. O.J. Simpson

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Emmy Watch: Editing <em>The People vs. O.J. Simpson</em>

For those who are old enough to remember, the O.J. Simpson murder trial was an American obsession bolstered by an emerging 24-hour cable news cycle. From the grisly slaughter of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, to the wild freeway chase in the white... »

SIGGRAPH 2016 Quickview

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SIGGRAPH 2016 Quickview

From July 24th to the 28th, at the Anaheim Convention Center, professionals in computer graphics and animation converged at the 43rd annual conference SIGGRAPH 2016 to take in the latest in... »

Outlaws and Angels

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<em>Outlaws and Angels</em>

Director JT Mollner serves up a gripping, desolate Western/Thriller hybrid in his new film, Outlaws and Angels. Loosely based on his short film, Henry John and the Little Bug... »

Their Own Private Michigan: Production Designer Nick Bassett And Prosthetics Artist Roger Murray on Ash vs Evil Dead

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Their Own Private Michigan: Production Designer Nick Bassett And Prosthetics Artist Roger Murray on <em>Ash vs Evil Dead</em>

Set in an ostensible “post post-apocalypse,” STARZ‘ recent Ash vs Evil Dead series, co-created by original filmmaker Sam Raimi, with brother Ivan Raimi, has the titular Ash Williams, once again... »

Black Sails in 2016

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<em>Black Sails</em> in 2016

The last time we left off with the Emmy Award winning hit show, Black Sails, the crew was preparing for an imminent hurricane. The drama, which is set twenty... »

The Designs of Outlander

June 2016 | By
The Designs of <em>Outlander</em>

Outlander follows the story of WWII combat nurse, Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), swept back in time to 1743 and an unknown world where a passionate relationship with a chivalrous... »

The Mindy Project’s Costume Designer, Salvador Perez

June 2016 | By
The Mindy Project’s Costume Designer, Salvador Perez

Salvador Perez is sort of a big shot around here. Some, in fact, say he is a living legend. Not only is Perez the prolific wizard behind Mindy Kaling‘s... »

Editing The Girlfriend Experience into a Complete Narrative

June 2016 | By
Editing <em>The Girlfriend Experience</em> into a Complete Narrative

Based on the Steven Soderbergh feature, Starz series The Girlfriend Experience – created by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz – centers on Christine (Riley Keogh), a Chicago law-school student,... »

Checking In To The Bates Motel With Production Designer Mark S. Freeborn

June 2016 | By
Checking In To The <em>Bates Motel</em> With Production Designer Mark S. Freeborn

“I stumbled into genre film a few years ago,” Mark S. Freeborn chuckled. But the stumbles have all been good ones, as he notes “I’ve been very fortunate in... »

Michael G. Gallenberg, Production Designer, Superstore

June 2016 | By
Michael G. Gallenberg, Production Designer, <em>Superstore</em>

NBC’s new comedy, Superstore, takes place at a different kind of workplace than producer Justin Spitzer’s previous working life sitcom, The Office. But in transitioning from the world of... »

 
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