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Lei Arenzana Stages West Side Story for Its 60th Anniversary

July 21, 2017 | By
Lei Arenzana Stages <em>West Side Story</em> for Its 60th Anniversary

60 years ago, a group of four New York-based theatrical artists collaborated on one of the most beloved stage and screen properties of the 20th century: West Side Story. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, the show pitted rival gangs on Manhattan Island, New York City’s low-income west side against one another, the legendary Jets... »

Disney’s D23 Convention Showcases Studio’s Upcoming Animation, Live-Action Slate

July 17, 2017 | By
Disney’s D23 Convention Showcases Studio’s Upcoming Animation, Live-Action Slate

At Disney’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney chairman Alan Horn kicked off the weekend-long events with a July 14 address to the 8000 attendees, stating that excited patrons from all over the world makes him “want to be sure that we deliver the very very best films to you.” Then, studio... »

Complete List of 2017 Emmy Awards Nominations for Programs Airing June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017

July 13, 2017 | By
Complete List of 2017 Emmy Awards Nominations for Programs Airing June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017

Nominations for the 69th Emmy Awards were announced by the Television Academy in a ceremony hosted by Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington along with Anna Chlumsky from the HBO series Veep and Shemar Moore from CBS’ S.W.A.T. This year’s seven Drama Series nominees include five first-timers distributed across broadcast, cable and digital platforms: Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld.... »

Lesli Linka Glatter: Homeland is Where the Heart Is (Along With Lots of Other Places)

July 6, 2017 | By
Lesli Linka Glatter: <em>Homeland</em> is Where the Heart Is (Along With Lots of Other Places)

“Back when the American Government actually sponsored the arts,” recalled Homeland executive producer Lesli Linka Glatter, invoking a long-ago incarnation of the USA, “I had a grant to perform in the Far East.” That grant, to study and perform in places like Paris and London, and eventually the Far East, found her in Japan, after... »

Beneath the Face of Makeup Artistry and Hair Styling on Feud

June 26, 2017 | By
Beneath the Face of Makeup Artistry and Hair Styling on <em>Feud</em>

For the FX Network series Feud, which depicts the interpersonal rift between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in and around the 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, series creator Ryan Murphy knew he needed the best makeup artistry and hair styling department available. Enter makeup designer Eryn Krueger Mekash and hair department... »

Creator Sharon Horgan & Production Designer Samantha Harley of Amazon’s Catastrope

June 25, 2017 | By
Creator Sharon Horgan & Production Designer Samantha Harley of Amazon’s <em>Catastrope</em>

Amazon‘s streaming hit television show, Catastrophe is unique in several ways. First, Irish co-creator and lead actress, Sharon Horgan, ostensibly met her American comedic writing partner and co-creator Rob Delaney, on Twitter of all places. Second, this project marks her third endeavor with long time colleague, Samantha Harley, her trusted production designer. Third, and... »

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... »

Q&A with Nora Felder, Music Supervisor for Stranger Thing

June 18, 2017 | By
Q&A with Nora Felder, Music Supervisor for <em>Stranger Thing</em>

Stranger Things’ award winning music supervisor, Nora Felder, took the time to field some questions from Below the Line.   Q: Just for some background, please tell us how you got involved with Dead Presidents and Tank Girl. A: This was at the very start of my career when getting my feet wet in... »

Bringing Stories to Life with Gary Brozenich, Visual Effects Supervisor for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

June 12, 2017 | By
Bringing Stories to Life with Gary Brozenich, Visual Effects Supervisor for <em>Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales</em>

Speaking from his base in England, visual effects supervisor Gary Brozenich divulged his many hurdles on the new Disney sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. “We did over 2000 shots,” Brozenich said, noting that primary vendor Moving Picture Company created over 1200 of those shots. “MPC was doing the majority... »

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