Browse Articles by Edward Douglas

Artist Profile: A Deep Dive into the Hair and Make-Up of Mulan with Designer Denise Kum

March 2021
Artist Profile: A Deep Dive into the Hair and Make-Up of <em>Mulan</em> with Designer Denise Kum

When Filmmaker Niki Karo (Whale Rider) took on her most ambitious project, attempting to bring Disney’s beloved animated film Mulan into a live action setting, she called upon one of her longest collaborators, Hair, Make-Up and Prosthetic Designer Denise Kum, who had worked with Karo going back to their student film days. Mulan stars... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Contender Portfolios, Featured, Film, Interviews, Makeup |

End of Week Production Notes 3/5/21: Oscar Noms Open, California Tax Credits Announced and More News

March 2021
End of Week Production Notes 3/5/21: Oscar Noms Open, California Tax Credits Announced and More News

It’s been a busy week with a ton of awards nominations, and it’s looking to be a busier than usual weekend at the movies, as theaters in New York City reopen for the first time in nearly a year with a number of new offerings like Walt Disney Studios‘ animated Raya and the Last Dragon, Lionsgate‘s Chaos Walking, Focus Features‘ Boogie... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Awards, End of Week Production Notes, Featured, Film, News, Television |

Below the Line’s 2021 Film Crafts Awards Round-up

March 2021
Below the Line’s 2021 Film Crafts Awards Round-up

With many awards groups, whether it be the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or various technical guilds and societies preparing to vote for the best motion pictures of 2020 over the next two months, this seemed like a good time to collect all of Below the Line’s coverage and interviews with the... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Awards, Contender Portfolios, Crafts, Featured, Film |

Filmmaker Profile: Craig Brewer Reunites with Eddie Murphy for Coming 2 America

March 2021
Filmmaker Profile: Craig Brewer Reunites with Eddie Murphy for <em>Coming 2 America</em>

When Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall decided to revisit their characters from their popular 1989 comedy, Coming to America, they turned to Director Craig Brewer, who had done such a great job with Murphy’s previous film, Dolemite is My Name. Dolemite helped put Murphy back into the public consciousness, as well as into the... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Featured, Film, Interviews |

Over the Weekend 3/1/21: The Golden Globes! A New Superman! and More Industry News

March 2021
Over the Weekend 3/1/21: The Golden Globes! A New Superman! and More Industry News

It is officially March today, and the big news over the weekend was the Golden Globes, given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) each year to all sorts of pomp and circumstance and maybe a little more controversy than usual. The Golden Globes were handed out on Sunday night, February 28, and... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Featured, Film, News, Television |

Artist Spotlight: Composer Emile Mosseri on Scoring Minari

March 2021
Artist Spotlight: Composer Emile Mosseri on Scoring <em>Minari</em>

Every musician and composer has a different journey on their path to scoring for films and television, which is why there’s so much range and variety in the types of music used to embellish the sound and visuals of the media we consume. That’s particularly the case with Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari, a deeply... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Composers, Featured, Film, Interviews, Music |

End of Week Production Notes 2/26/21: Paramount+ Launch Announcement, Next Fincher Flick and More News

February 2021
End of Week Production Notes 2/26/21: Paramount+ Launch Announcement, Next Fincher Flick and More News

There must have been something in the air this past week as almost every studio and streamer seemed to have news about new projects in development, actor and filmmaker attachments or just general announcements. Part of it might have been the European Film Market (EFM) taking place in (virtual) Berlin next week, but it... »

Tags: ,
Posted in End of Week Production Notes, Featured, Film, News, Television |

Artist Profile: Composer Nathan Halpern on Swallow and In the Same Breath

February 2021
Artist Profile: Composer Nathan Halpern on <em>Swallow</em> and <em>In the Same Breath</em>

Below the Line likes to shine the spotlight on some of the fresher new voices coming from the independent film space, as is the case with composer Nathan Halpern, who has done some amazing work over the past ten years or so. Halpern scored Chloé Zhao’s second film, The Rider, in 2017, and Bing... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Composers, Featured, Film, Interviews, Music |

DIRECTOR SERIES: Tim Story Shifts to Animated Hybrid for Tom & Jerry

February 2021
DIRECTOR SERIES: Tim Story Shifts to Animated Hybrid for <em>Tom & Jerry</em>

Director Tim Story has been making movies for over two decades, but it wasn’t until around 2002 when Story’s ability with comedy came to the forefront as he directed Ice Cube’s Barbershop in 2002. That was followed by the odd couple pairing of Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah for a remake of Luc Besson’s... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Director Series, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Craft Spotlight: Matt Kasmir on the VFX for George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky

February 2021
Craft Spotlight: Matt Kasmir on the VFX for George Clooney’s <em>The Midnight Sky</em>

George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky, adapted from Lily Brooks-Dalton’s 2016 apocalyptic novel, Good Morning, Midnight, is the type of movie where you would expect there to be a lot of VFX. From the harsh, windy and snow-swept Arctic environment where Clooney’s lone scientist Augustine is stationed, to the spaceship Aether, where some of the... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Featured, Film, Interviews, Visual FX |