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Veteran Costume Designer Ruth Carter Realizes the World of Black Panther

March 8, 2018 | By
Veteran Costume Designer Ruth Carter Realizes the World of Black Panther

  Even after over 50 films and television series as costume designer, Ruth E. Carter had never worked on a traditional superhero movie. However, this assessment depends upon one’s point-of-view. “I feel like I’ve been doing superheroes all my career,” she said upon reflection. “Malcolm X was a superhero; Martin Luther King was a... »

Independent Spirit Awards 2018: Get Out Takes The Big Prize

March 7, 2018 | By
Independent Spirit Awards 2018: Get Out Takes The Big Prize

    The 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards returned to their beach venue in Santa Monica to honor artist-driven films made with an economy of means by filmmakers whose films embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. President Josh Welsh opened the show by telling the assembled filmmakers that in these days of cynicism,... »

Oscars 2018: Some Swarthy Badasses And Only A Few Surprises

March 6, 2018 | By
Oscars 2018: Some Swarthy Badasses And Only A Few Surprises

  If you bet on every favorite in your office’s Oscar pool this year, you did quite well. It was a year of very few surprises, and stood in stark contrast to last year’s “wow finish” –to borrow a line from the movies. And yet those who won were very thoughtful about their craft–both... »

The 2018 Costume Designers Guild Awards

February 23, 2018 | By
The 2018 Costume Designers Guild Awards

20th CDGA Honors Shape of Water, Wonder Woman and I, Tonya The 20th Annual CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) celebrated excellence in film, television, and short form costume design. Actress Gina Rodriguez hosted the star-studded, fabulously attired event at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. In her opening remarks the actress stressed the... »

2018 CDGA Winners

February 20, 2018 | By
2018 CDGA Winners

  Career Achievement Award Joanna Johnston Excellence in Period Film The Shape of Water – Luis Sequeira Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Wonder Woman – Lindy Hemming Spotlight Award Kerry Washington Excellence in Contemporary Film I, Tonya – Jennifer Johnson Excellence in Short Form Design P!NK: “Beautiful Trauma” Music Video – Kim Bowen Distinguished Collaborator... »

Oscar Nominee: Costume Designer Luis Sequeira, The Shape of Water

January 26, 2018 | By
Oscar Nominee: Costume Designer Luis Sequeira, <em>The Shape of Water</em>

Originally, director Guillermo del Toro told Luis Sequeira he wanted to film The Shape of Water in black and white.                   “I started on this personal journey looking at textiles, photographing them in color, then in black and white,” revealed Sequeira. “I was on this really fascinating... »

2018 Oscar Nominee – Costume Designer Jacqueline Durran – Darkest Hour

January 25, 2018 | By
2018 Oscar Nominee –  Costume Designer  Jacqueline Durran – Darkest Hour

During 20 tense days, Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must decide whether he will negotiate peace with Hitler, or rally the British people, Parliament and King to take on the fight to save the freedom and ideals of the British nation. Mirroring the darkest hours that Churchill experiences in his decision to take... »

CDG Awards Nominations For Film & TV Costuming

January 11, 2018 | By
CDG Awards Nominations For Film & TV Costuming

The Costume Designers Guild has unveiled its nominees for the 20th annual CDG Awards, which celebrate excellence in film, TV and shortform costume design. The trophies will be given out February 2o at the Beverly Hilton.             “I would like to congratulate all of the nominees of the 2018 Costume Designers Guild... »

The Look Behind Genius

June 21, 2017 | By
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 his later years during the 1900’s. The National Geographic series known as Genius was created by Noah Pink and Kenneth Biller, which stars Geoffrey Rush,... »

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

June 19, 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 work on her Amazon series–titled, Z: The Beginning of Everything. After much research, it was Ricci’s true intention to clear up misconceptions about Fitzgerald’s storied... »

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