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72nd Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Night Five

September 2020
72nd Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Night Five

Mixed Bag of Awards Handed Out on First Televised Broadcast The fifth night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards was quite a bit different from the first four nights, in part because they were televised on FXX, but also, the Television Academy had set up a virtual press room where questions could be asked of... »

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End of Week Production Notes 9/18/20: The Batman Returns, Madonna Biopic and More Industry News

September 2020
End of Week Production Notes 9/18/20: <em>The Batman</em> Returns, Madonna Biopic and More Industry News

It’s been a fairly hectic and crazy week with the 72nd Creative Arts Emmy Awards taking place over the past four nights — you can read Below the Line’s full coverage here. There have been many big winners already despite the fully-televised virtual Emmy Awards not taking place until Sunday night.  Tragically, California may have... »

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Artist Spotlight: The Voice Production Designer James Pearse Connelly Talks About Going Virtual

September 2020
Artist Spotlight: <em>The Voice</em> Production Designer James Pearse Connelly Talks About Going Virtual

Next up in Below the Line’s series of artist profiles, we look at the exciting and innovative work of Emmy-winning Production Designer James Pearse Connelly, one of the top designers for reality television with some of his work being seen on top shows like The Voice, The Masked Singer, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and most... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Featured, Production Design, Television |

Artist Spotlight: Cinematographer Lol Crawley on The Devil All the Time, The Secret Garden

September 2020
Artist Spotlight: Cinematographer Lol Crawley on <em>The Devil All the Time</em>, <em>The Secret Garden</em>

There’s no question that part of what makes Antonio Campos’ The Devil All the Time (now streaming on Netflix) so compelling is that like many of the filmmakers’ other films, it has such an amazing look that really makes the Appalachian locations jump off the screen. It’s partially due to the capable eye of... »

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Posted in Camera, Columns, Crafts, Featured, Film |

Over the Weekend: More Insurance Woes, Other Productions Resume, Wonder Woman 1984 and Candyman Delayed

September 2020
Over the Weekend: More Insurance Woes, Other Productions Resume, <em>Wonder Woman 1984</em> and <em>Candyman</em> Delayed

We all know things have been pretty bad with the movie biz due to COVID- 19, but we might not realize exactly how bad, but it was made clearer in a Deadline article over the weekend. Last week, Below the Line reported on one production, Robert Rodriguez‘s Hypnotic, whose producers were suing their insurance... »

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Director’s Series: Antonio Campos on The Devil All the Time

September 2020
Director’s Series: Antonio Campos on <em>The Devil All the Time</em>

Filmmaker Antonio Campos didn’t actually burst onto the indie movie scene with his first couple movies, Buy It Now (2005) and Afterschool (2008), but it paved the way for his work with Borderline Productions and fellow filmmakers Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Josh Mond (James White), Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother)... »

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Posted in Columns, Director Series, Featured, Film |

End of Week Production Notes: COVID Insurance Woes, RIP Diana Rigg, Dune Trailer and More

September 2020
End of Week Production Notes: COVID Insurance Woes, RIP Diana Rigg, <em>Dune</em> Trailer and More

The first week after Labor Day was a slower one, there being only four working days for most businesses, but production is ramping up across the globe with September to be one of the stronger indicators if all the safety precautions in place are working. Not really production-related, but the sad news came yesterday... »

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BACK TO WORK: Saniset Provides COVID Safety During Uncertain Times

September 2020
BACK TO WORK: Saniset Provides COVID Safety During Uncertain Times

As I’ve been writing about crews returning to work and productions restarting under conditions necessitated by the COVID pandemic, many questions have come up in my mind, mostly about the testing and tracing on sets, and how a place like Tyler Perry Studios is able to get their hands on enough tests and the... »

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Over the Weekend: CBS Shows Restart, Mission: Impossible Resumes and Tenet Finally Opens

September 2020
Over the Weekend: CBS Shows Restart, <em>Mission: Impossible</em> Resumes and <em>Tenet</em> Finally Opens

Hopefully, everyone is having a restful Labor Day weekend, but here’s some of the things that happened this weekend you may have missed. A number of CBS TV shows will be restarting production soon after being halted by the COVID pandemic.  Blue Bloods’ 11th season, Seal Team fourth season, Charmed and Nancy Drew have all been given the greenlight to... »

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The Batman Star Robert Pattinson Tests Positive for COVID; Production Will Resume

September 2020
<em>The Batman</em> Star Robert Pattinson Tests Positive for COVID; Production Will Resume

It hasn’t been a great week for Warner Bros, who are in the middle of trying to get Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet out to U.S. theaters today despite multiple delays, middling reviews and industry pushback, when word comes from the UK set of Matt Reeves‘ The Batman that a crew member has tested positive for COVID-19. UPDATE: Vanity Fair has reported that... »

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