July 3, 2015
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Emmy Watch: Editor Michael O’Halloran, Outlander

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Emmy Watch: Editor Michael O’Halloran, <em>Outlander</em>

Back in 2009 when Battlestar Galactica was wrapping up its successful series run, executive producer Ron Moore's wife, Terry Dresbach, and his producing partner Meryl Davis began talking about a book series they had loved entitled Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon. Two time Emmy nominated editor Michael O'Halloran, an editor on Battlestar, who had worked... »

Emmy Watch: Outlander Production Designer Jon Gary Steele Recreates 18th-Century Scotland

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Emmy Watch: <em>Outlander</em> Production Designer Jon Gary Steele Recreates 18<sup>th</sup>-Century Scotland

“This is the first big period thing I’ve really ever done,” said Jon Gary Steele, the production designer for Outlander. “It’s awesome and it’s fun.” And also quite a challenge. The visually impressive show, whose 16-episode first season aired last year on Starz, the... »

Louisiana Joins Other States in Cutting Back Film Tax Incentives

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Louisiana Joins Other States in Cutting Back Film Tax Incentives

What had been a tsunami wave of more and more states enacting substantial tax credits to entice film and television shoots from Hollywood not only seems to have crested but now appears to be receding. In the last year, Massachusetts, Michigan, Alaska, Maryland and... »

Emmy Watch: Supervising Sound Editor Benjamin Cook, Black Sails

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Emmy Watch: Supervising Sound Editor Benjamin Cook, <em>Black Sails</em>

If you are looking for a challenge, look no further than the sound department's job on the crew of Starz's Black Sails. Shot completely on land in South Africa,... »

Joe Dante Unearths His Past Works in Burying The Ex

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Joe Dante Unearths His Past Works in <em>Burying The Ex</em>

With certainty, the hallmark of any Joe Dante film is an exploration of the sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres, but always with an oddly comedic slant. In Burying the... »

LAFF: Opening Doors for Female Directors

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LAFF: Opening Doors for Female Directors

Doors may finally be opening for female directors. Despite the pathetic percentage of women directing projects for the studios and networks – an issue currently being challenged by the... »

So Five Minutes Ago…

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So Five Minutes Ago…

Let's start with a fact: a Sony F35 recently sold on eBay for around one-fortieth of its 2008 release value, which is a depreciation rate only a tax accountant... »

Ed Verreaux Designs a World in New Jurassic Film

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Ed Verreaux Designs a World in New <em>Jurassic</em> Film

One of the adages in Hollywood begins with “What I really want to do…” Few actually get to transition to new occupations in an industry which relishes in pigeonholing... »

Emmy Watch: Production Designers Doug Kraner and Richard Berg Go to the Dark Side on Gotham

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Emmy Watch: Production Designers Doug Kraner and Richard Berg Go to the Dark Side on <em>Gotham</em>

There have been numerous filmed versions of the Batman legend – eight features and a number of television series. But Gotham, a stylish, noir hit in its first season... »

J.L. Pomeroy Looks Back at 40 Years of SNL in Live from New York!

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J.L. Pomeroy Looks Back at 40 Years of <em>SNL</em> in <em>Live from New York!</em>

For 40 years, NBC’s Saturday Night Live has been an institution of comedic genius, producing American popular culture’s most memorable comedy characters and sketches while creating a host of... »

Emmy Watch: Beau Willimon, House of Cards

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Emmy Watch: Beau Willimon, <em>House of Cards</em>

“Everything we do in House of Cards is to serve the story. Every element, whether it is lighting, cinematography, sound, music or performance, is in service of that,” said... »

Daniel Orlandi Designs Costumes for Jurassic World

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Daniel Orlandi Designs Costumes for <em>Jurassic World</em>

To create costumes for a project of the enormity of Jurassic World, longtime costume designer Daniel Orlandi carefully studied the previous films in the franchise, dating back to the... »

 
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