Browse Articles by Edward Douglas

BACK TO WORK: New Protocols, New Businesses, New Gear

September 2020
BACK TO WORK: New Protocols, New Businesses, New Gear

We are living in strange and interesting times, and for television and film production, what we’re seeing is an incredible amount of ingenuity and creativity in trying to return to work while still being safe and conscious of the pandemic going on around this. Although it’s been a week since I’ve posted one of these... »

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Texas-based Assistant Director John Nolan Dies from COVID Complications

September 2020
Texas-based Assistant Director John Nolan Dies from COVID Complications

The worst has come to pass as the world attempts its return to film and TV production amidst a global pandemic; someone has died from COVID-19 after returning to work.  51-year-old Assistant Director John Nolan  went into cardiac arrest and died on August 26 after battling COVID for weeks, according to his family. We’ve been covering... »

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Over the Weekend: Chadwick Boseman Dies, Cali. Governor Sets Reopening Plans

August 2020
Over the Weekend: Chadwick Boseman Dies, Cali. Governor Sets Reopening Plans

Although August tends to be rather slow and devoid of news from Hollywood and around the world of film and television production, I’m going to try to provide a weekly Monday morning recap for anyone who has stepped away from the 24-hour news cycle for the weekend and wants a quick overview of what... »

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Posted in Columns, Featured, Film, News, Television |

EMMY WATCH 2020: Writing and Planning the Music for Saturday Night Live  

August 2020
EMMY WATCH 2020: Writing and Planning the Music for <em> Saturday Night Live</em>   

Eli Brueggemann has been the musical director at NBC’s popular late night show, Saturday Night Live, since 2011. He’s been there through some of the biggest developments and changes for the show, both comedically and musically, and he’s been nominated eight times for Emmys, having won for co-writing an original song in 2018. In... »

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Posted in Awards, Emmy Watch, Featured, Television |

EMMY WATCH 2020: Watchmen Director Steph Green

August 2020
EMMY WATCH 2020: <em>Watchmen</em> Director Steph Green

Before making the jump to directing television in 2016, Steph Green was a filmmaker with three shorts, including New Boy, which received an Oscar nomination, and she had already directed her first feature, Run and Jump, as well. Once she moved back to L.A. from Ireland, Green started to get more involved with directing television, first... »

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Posted in Awards, Emmy Watch, Featured, Television |

The Personal History of David Copperfield Review

August 2020
<em>The Personal History of David Copperfield</em> Review

Director: Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, The Death of Stalin); Adapted by Iannucci and Simon Blackwell from the Charles Dickens novel. Plot: Following the life story of David Copperfield (Dev Patel), a young man who comes from a life of poverty in Yarmouth, England, who slowly works his way up the social scale, doing various... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Film Releases, Reviews |

Back to Work: The Travel Quandary

August 2020
<b>Back to Work</b>: The Travel Quandary

An absolutely enormous elephant in the room when it comes to production resuming has to be whether or not to travel to another city, state or even country in order to be able to keep working. Unless you’re the head of a department, you’re probably more used to working on productions in your own... »

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EMMY WATCH 2020: The Handmaid’s Tale Visual FX Supervisor, Brendan Taylor

August 2020
EMMY WATCH 2020: <em>The Handmaid’s Tale</em> Visual FX Supervisor, Brendan Taylor

Ever since Hulu introduced their Emmy-winning show The Handmaid’s Tale, people have been wowed by the visual FX used to create a dystopian version of our own world from Margaret Atwood’s novel. A lot of that amazing work can be credited to Visual FX Supervisors Brendan Taylor and his team at Mavericks, including Leo Bovell,... »

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Posted in Awards, Emmy Watch, Featured, Postproduction, Television, Visual FX |

Back to Work: When Getting Back to Work Means Working from Home

August 2020
<b>Back to Work</b>: When Getting Back to Work Means Working from Home

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing mostly about a number of film productions that were able to get back up and running with precautions in place, as well as a few television shows. Today, I’m going to look at how the process of post-production has transformed in order to keep working through... »

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Posted in Columns, Featured, Postproduction |

EMMY WATCH 2020: Interview with The Daily Show Editor, Mike Choi

August 2020
EMMY WATCH 2020: Interview with <em>The Daily Show</em> Editor, Mike Choi

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March and productions ground to a halt, one show stepped up and quickly figured out a way to come back, and that was Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. It quickly pivoted and was back as “The Daily Social Distancing Show” with Noah recording the show... »

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Posted in Awards, Crafts, Editing, Featured, Postproduction, Television |

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