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The White Lotus Composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer on Experimenting With Sound to Create the Unique Score

August 2022
<i>The White Lotus</i> Composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer on Experimenting With Sound to Create the Unique Score

It’s hard to imagine the wildly popular The White Lotus being quite so impactful without its signature main title theme, which manages to highlight the show’s satirical nature while also adding so much to a truly bizarre and unique viewing experience. The man responsible is Composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer, who earned two Emmy... »

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The White Lotus Casting Director Meredith Tucker on Finding a Hotel Full of Guests & Staff Who Fit Mike White’s Vision of Privilege

August 2022
<i>The White Lotus</i> Casting Director Meredith Tucker on Finding a Hotel Full of Guests & Staff Who Fit Mike White’s Vision of Privilege

The first season of HBO’s anthology series The White Lotus earned an impressive 20 Emmy nominations, including seven individual bids for its ensemble cast, which boasts multiple standouts — from Emmy newcomers Murray Bartlett, Alexandra Daddario, and Sydney Sweeney to industry veterans such as Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, and Jennifer Coolidge — whose work together... »

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Inventing Anna Casting Director Allison Estrin on Julia Garner, Theater Legends & Populating Anna Delvey’s Different Worlds

August 2022
<i>Inventing Anna</i> Casting Director Allison Estrin on Julia Garner, Theater Legends & Populating Anna Delvey’s Different Worlds

Netflix’s limited series Inventing Anna tells the sensational true story of Anna Delvey, a woman who managed to convince a number of the most powerful people in New York City that she was a German heiress. To create a compelling dramatization, Casting Director Allison Estrin had to find exactly the right talent to match... »

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Insecure Editor Nena Erb on Saying Goodbye to a Special Show, Below-the-Line Representation, and Competing With TV’s Titans

July 2022
<i>Insecure</i> Editor Nena Erb on Saying Goodbye to a Special Show, Below-the-Line Representation, and Competing With TV’s Titans

Insecure aired its fifth and final season late last year, bringing the story of its protagonist, Issa Dee, played by Issa Rae, to a close. Throughout its run, the Emmy-winning HBO comedy series has gotten creative with how it interacts with its audience, specifically the way its main character speaks to another version of... »

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