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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... »

PBS’ Mercy Street

May 19, 2016 | By
PBS’ <em>Mercy Street</em>

Mercy Street, a Civil War hospital drama set in 1862, is PBS‘s first original scripted series in over a decade. Produced by Ridley Scott (Bladerunner, 1982) (The Martian 2015), and David Zucker (“The Good Wife”), the ensemble cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays Nurse Mary Phinney. Recently widowed, and having had some nursing... »

CDG Awards Put Costume Designers in the Spotlight

February 25, 2016 | By
CDG Awards Put Costume Designers in the Spotlight

The costume designers and the stars they dress came out on Tuesday, Feb. 23 to the Beverly Hilton to celebrate the art of costume design. The 18th Costume Design Guild awards was a glittering tribute to a year of exciting achievements. »

Below the Line Screening Series Presents The Danish Girl

February 19, 2016 | By
Below the Line Screening Series Presents <em>The Danish Girl</em>

The Below the Line Screening Series recently presented a screening of The Danish Girl at the Landmark Theater. The 120-minute film was followed by a thought-provoking Q&A with costume designer Paco Delgado and set decorator Michael Standish. »

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