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Universal Production Services Costume Department Open In New York

July 10, 2019 | By
Universal Production Services Costume Department Open In New York

Universal Studios Operations Group has announced the opening of the Universal Production Services Costume Department in New York. The renovated facility in Long Island City provides costume rental services for features, television, streaming, independents, theatre and commercials in New York and across the East Coast. The costume rental space has been customized for New... »

The Marvelous Style of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

June 13, 2019 | By
The Marvelous Style of <em>The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel</em>

After the austerity of the 1940s war years, the 1950s were one of the most important periods in women couture clothes according to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel costume designer Donna Zakowska. “This was such an exciting moment for clothing,” she said. She turned to books and magazines of the era, such as Vogue and French Vogue, for her research into the... »

Costumes Beyond Blue Vests in Superstore

June 10, 2019 | By
Costumes Beyond Blue Vests in <em>Superstore</em>

The NBC series Superstore playfully adds flavor through the array of costumes depicted throughout Season 4 as costume designer Alix Hester supplants dimensionality within each episode. As the seasons progressed, the understanding of the characters grows to provide depth in the clothes they wear to reflect their personalities and lives. The stand out episode... »

Costume Designers Guild Nominations

January 12, 2019 | By
Costume Designers Guild Nominations

The Costume Designers Guild has announced its nominees in three film categories, seven television categories, and one short form design category. The winners will be announced at 21st Costume Designers Guild Awards on February 19, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “I would like to congratulate all of the nominees of the 2019 Costume... »

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... »

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