July 22, 2017
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Lei Arenzana Stages West Side Story for Its 60th Anniversary

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Lei Arenzana Stages <em>West Side Story</em> for Its 60th Anniversary

60 years ago, a group of four New York-based theatrical artists collaborated on one of the most beloved stage and screen properties of the 20th century: West Side Story. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, the show pitted rival gangs on Manhattan Island, New York City’s low-income west side against one another, the legendary Jets... »

Disney’s D23 Convention Showcases Studio’s Upcoming Animation, Live-Action Slate

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Disney’s D23 Convention Showcases Studio’s Upcoming Animation, Live-Action Slate

At Disney’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney chairman Alan Horn kicked off the weekend-long events with a July 14 address to the 8000 attendees, stating that excited patrons from all over the world makes him “want to be sure that we... »

Complete List of 2017 Emmy Awards Nominations for Programs Airing June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017

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Complete List of 2017 Emmy Awards Nominations for Programs Airing June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017

Nominations for the 69th Emmy Awards were announced by the Television Academy in a ceremony hosted by Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington along with Anna Chlumsky from the HBO series Veep and Shemar Moore from CBS’ S.W.A.T. This year’s seven Drama Series nominees include five first-timers distributed across broadcast, cable and digital platforms: Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid’s... »

Lesli Linka Glatter: Homeland is Where the Heart Is (Along With Lots of Other Places)

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Lesli Linka Glatter: <em>Homeland</em> is Where the Heart Is (Along With Lots of Other Places)

“Back when the American Government actually sponsored the arts,” recalled Homeland executive producer Lesli Linka Glatter, invoking a long-ago incarnation of the USA, “I had a grant to perform in... »

Beneath the Face of Makeup Artistry and Hair Styling on Feud

June 2017 | By
Beneath the Face of Makeup Artistry and Hair Styling on <em>Feud</em>

For the FX Network series Feud, which depicts the interpersonal rift between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in and around the 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?,... »

Creator Sharon Horgan & Production Designer Samantha Harley of Amazon’s Catastrope

June 2017 | By
Creator Sharon Horgan & Production Designer Samantha Harley of Amazon’s <em>Catastrope</em>

Amazon‘s streaming hit television show, Catastrophe is unique in several ways. First, Irish co-creator and lead actress, Sharon Horgan, ostensibly met her American comedic writing partner and co-creator Rob... »

The Look Behind Genius

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The Look Behind <em>Genius</em>

From acclaimed executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes this brilliant period television series that depicts Albert Einstein in his early years in the 1800’s, as well as... »

Wearing the Truth with Tom Broecker, Costume Designer, Z: The Beginning of Everything

June 2017 | By
Wearing the Truth with Tom Broecker, Costume Designer, <em>Z: The Beginning of Everything</em>

When executive producer and leading actress Christina Ricci first optioned Therese Anne Fowler‘s book, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, she knew she wanted the best department heads to... »

Q&A with Nora Felder, Music Supervisor for Stranger Thing

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Q&A with Nora Felder, Music Supervisor for <em>Stranger Thing</em>

Stranger Things’ award winning music supervisor, Nora Felder, took the time to field some questions from Below the Line.   Q: Just for some background, please tell us how... »

Bringing Stories to Life with Gary Brozenich, Visual Effects Supervisor for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

June 2017 | By
Bringing Stories to Life with Gary Brozenich, Visual Effects Supervisor for <em>Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales</em>

Speaking from his base in England, visual effects supervisor Gary Brozenich divulged his many hurdles on the new Disney sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.... »

Production Designer Martin Childs & Costume Designer Michele Clapton, The Crown

June 2017 | By
Production Designer Martin Childs & Costume Designer Michele Clapton, <em>The Crown</em>

The English Royalty has always been of interest to many cultures all over the world, and America especially, as England is after all, our Mother. With Netfilx‘s epic series,... »

Chris Townsend, Visual Effects Supervisor Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

June 2017 | By
Chris Townsend, Visual Effects Supervisor <em>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</em>

In a film with 2360 total shots, and, out of those, 2301 shots which include visual effects, the project’s visual effects supervisor had one summary comment: “It’s fun.” For... »

 
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