Browse Articles by Edward Douglas

Hump Day News Update 6/9/21: First Pics from Indiana Jones 5, Interesting Netflix Data and More News

June 2021
Hump Day News Update 6/9/21: First Pics from <em>Indiana Jones 5</em>, Interesting Netflix Data and More News

Happy Hump Day!  If Monday’s “Over the Weekend” seemed a bit slim, hang onto your hats, because news has definitely picked up since then. It’s just a few days away from the 40th Anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and as mentioned last week, Director James Mangold began shooting the still-untitled Indiana Jones 5 in the... »

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

Making the Scene: Inserting Tig Notaro into the Almost Finished Army of the Dead Using VFX

June 2021
Making the Scene: Inserting Tig Notaro into the Almost Finished <em>Army of the Dead</em> Using VFX

If you read our interview with Army of the Dead VFX Supervisor Marcus Taormina last week, you might remember a brief mention of actor/comedian Tig Notaro being brought in to replace Chris D’Elia, who was canceled in June 2020 due to multiple allegations of sexual improprieties with underage women. Unfortunately, Army of the Dead... »

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

Composer Series: Brian Tyler  on  Clouds, Those Who Wish Me Dead and F9

June 2021
Composer Series: Brian Tyler  on  <em>Clouds</em>, <em>Those Who Wish Me Dead</em> and <em>F9</em>

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20 years, you’ve heard the music of Composer Brian Tyler. If that sounds like a challenge, then you should look over Tyler’s impressive filmography. You’ll see that he’s provided music for huge blockbuster franchises like the “Fast and the Furious” movies, a slew of Marvel... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Awards, Composers, Contender Portfolios, Featured, Film, Interviews, Music, Television |

Over the Weekend 6/7/21: BAFTA TV Winners, Issa Rae Joins the Spider-Verse, WandaVision VFX Reel and More News

June 2021
Over the Weekend 6/7/21: BAFTA TV Winners, Issa Rae Joins the <em>Spider-Verse</em>, <em>WandaVision</em> VFX Reel and More News

Happy Monday and welcome back from hopefully a good weekend. With the weather improving and COVID fading, it seems like everyone in Hollywood and the world of production were out enjoying that weather. Unfortunately, we start with the sad news that actor Clarence Williams III, best known as “Linc” on The Mod Squad, passed away at... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Awards, Featured, Film, News, Over the Weekend, Television, Visual FX |

End of Week Production Notes 6/4/21: Cruella Costume Kerfuffle, Mission: Impossible 7 Shuts Down… Again, and More News

June 2021
End of Week Production Notes 6/4/21: <em>Cruella</em> Costume Kerfuffle, <em>Mission: Impossible 7</em> Shuts Down… Again, and More News

It’s Friday, and as usual, we have a ton of industry news from the past week… We begin with a rather disconcerting story from Variety about Cruella’s two-time Oscar-winning Costume Designer Jenny Beavan. It’s impossible for anyone who has seen Cruella to not notice, comment, praise or outright gush about Ms. Beavan’s amazing work in the film with so many beautiful... »

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

Army of the Dead VFX Supervisor Marcus Taormina on the Complexities of Creating a Zack Snyder Vision

June 2021
<em>Army of the Dead</em> VFX Supervisor Marcus Taormina on the Complexities of Creating a Zack Snyder Vision

When you watch a Zack Snyder movie, you can almost guarantee a number of things: Insane action unlike anything you might see elsewhere, amazing camerawork, and a ton of the most groundbreaking visual effects. That’s definitely true with Snyder’s latest, Army of the Dead, now streaming on Netflix. It stars Dave Bautista as Scott... »

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

Contender Profile: Emmy Winner Lisa Love on Doing Make-Up for The Stand as a Real Pandemic Hits

June 2021
Contender Profile: Emmy Winner Lisa Love on Doing Make-Up for <em>The Stand</em> as a Real Pandemic Hits

If you haven’t watched the Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand (now streaming on Paramount+), you’re missing an amazing achievement in crafts, particularly in the last few episodes where Boone’s amazing team created the New Vegas setting that’s the home for Alexander Skarsgård’s Randall Flagg, a demonic... »

Tags: ,
Posted in Awards, Contender Portfolios, Emmy Watch, Featured, Makeup, Television |

Hump Day News Update: Box Office Rebounds, Warner Bros. Discovery Named, and More News

June 2021
Hump Day News Update: Box Office Rebounds, Warner Bros. Discovery Named, and More News

Happy Hump Day, and we have a lot to get through, so let’s get to it. For once, we’re gonna start with box office, since that was one of the biggest stories of this past weekend. John Krasinski‘s horror sequel, A Quiet Place Part II, which was delayed for over a year due to COVID was... »

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

Composer Series: A Quiet Place Part II’s Marco Beltrami on Changing Things Up for the Horror Sequel

May 2021
Composer Series: <em>A Quiet Place Part II</em>’s Marco Beltrami on Changing Things Up for the Horror Sequel

For over 25 years, Composer and Conductor Marco Beltrami has been a go-to music provider for filmmakers like Wes Craven, Guillermo del Toro, James Mangold and others, creating exciting and powerful scores for movies like the Scream series, Hellboy, Logan and more.  Beltrani has received two Oscar nominations for his music for Mangold’s Western... »

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

End of Week Production Notes: HFPA Hires Diversity Consultant, Wes Anderson’s French Dispatch Gets Date, and More News

May 2021
End of Week Production Notes: HFPA Hires Diversity Consultant, Wes Anderson’s <em>French Dispatch</em> Gets Date, and More News

It’s Friday… finally! And we get a longer weekend where there’s actually some cool movies in theaters again, particularly John Krasinski‘s long-awaited horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II, but also Emma Stone and Emma Thompson in Disney’s Cruella. If you get the long Memorial Day weekend off from production, it would be a great time to catch up on... »

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