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2017 Oscar Nominations

January 24, 2017 | By

BEST PICTURE La La Land Moonlight Manchester by the Sea Arrival Lion Hidden Figures Fences Hell or High Water ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Amy Adams, Arrival Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight... »

Below The Line Screening Series Presents Fences

December 22, 2016 | By
Below The Line Screening Series Presents <em>Fences</em>

Below the Line recently hosted a screening of Fences, based on the magnificently brutal, Pulitzer Prize winning play by August Wilson, Fences is a family drama directed by the lauded Denzel Washington. Washington serves double duty on the project as he also plays the fifty year old Troy, a hard working garbage collector in... »

Contender – Costumer Designer Renee Ehrlich Kalfus, Hidden Figures

December 19, 2016 | By
Contender – Costumer Designer Renee Ehrlich Kalfus, <em>Hidden Figures</em>

For Hidden Figures – about a team of African American women who “compute” the math data for NASA’s fi rst space missions – costume designer Renee Ehrlich Kalfus, had the opportunity to design for characters based upon three extraordinary women, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe).... »

Jeremy Irons on Acting and the Filmmaking Crafts

December 18, 2016 | By
Jeremy Irons on Acting and the Filmmaking Crafts

In mentally preparing for the role of G.H. Hardy in The Man Who Knew Infinity, actor Jeremy Irons researched the mathematician’s life, including reading books written by the professor. The film focuses on the life and academic career of Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), and Hardy’s mentorship of the young genius. Iron’s collaborations... »

Captain Fantastic: Power to the People, Stick it to the Man

November 8, 2016 | By
<em>Captain Fantastic</em>: Power to the People, Stick it to the Man

“Big Hollywood movies tell you what to think and feel. I did not want to do that with this film. I wanted a story that makes you question what you are doing and provokes many points of view with no clear heroes or villains,” said writer/director Matt Ross. Captain Fantastic is the story of... »

68th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

July 14, 2016 | By
68th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards were announced today by the Television Academy in a ceremony hosted by Television Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum along with Anthony Anderson from the ABC series black-ish and Lauren Graham from Parenthood and the upcoming Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls.   “Television dominates the entertainment conversation and is enjoying... »

Their Own Private Michigan: Production Designer Nick Bassett And Prosthetics Artist Roger Murray on Ash vs Evil Dead

July 1, 2016 | By
Their Own Private Michigan: Production Designer Nick Bassett And Prosthetics Artist Roger Murray on <em>Ash vs Evil Dead</em>

Set in an ostensible “post post-apocalypse,” STARZ‘ recent Ash vs Evil Dead series, co-created by original filmmaker Sam Raimi, with brother Ivan Raimi, has the titular Ash Williams, once again essayed by a grim-yet-humorous Bruce Campbell, as a thirty-years-older fighter of the “deadite” menace. And he is still missing that hand, so infamously replaced by... »

The Designs of Outlander

June 22, 2016 | By
The Designs of <em>Outlander</em>

Outlander follows the story of WWII combat nurse, Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), swept back in time to 1743 and an unknown world where a passionate relationship with a chivalrous Scottish warrior (Sam Heughan) ensues. Because of the city’s historic architecture, it might seem that re-creating two time periods for Outlander on location in Glasgow,... »

The Mindy Project’s Costume Designer, Salvador Perez

June 20, 2016 | By
The Mindy Project’s Costume Designer, Salvador Perez

Salvador Perez is sort of a big shot around here. Some, in fact, say he is a living legend. Not only is Perez the prolific wizard behind Mindy Kaling‘s fabulous and empowering costume designs on her eponymous show, he inspires women everywhere to be confident. Before The Mindy Project, Perez was designing on the... »

LAFF: Character Thru a Strong Sense of Place

June 13, 2016 | By
LAFF: Character Thru a Strong Sense of Place

Realistically detailed worlds that define the people that inhabit them were common elements of films at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Expressing not only a diversity of character, but also location, the creative collaboration between directors and their crews was essential in bringing these environments and characters authentically to the screen. Winner of the... »

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