Browse Articles by Edward Douglas

Brahmastra Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji on His Upcoming Bollywood Epic

January 2022
<em>Brahmastra</em> Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji on His Upcoming Bollywood Epic

Even though India – more traditionally referred to as Bollywood – is one of the biggest countries for production in the East, and a lot of the movies do get released in the West, it isn’t often that we have a chance to talk to a filmmaker about making movies there. Ayan Mukerji could... »

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Artist Profile: In the Heights Production Designer Nelson Coates Tackles His Dream Musical on the Streets of New York City

December 2021
Artist Profile: <em>In the Heights</em> Production Designer Nelson Coates Tackles His Dream Musical on the Streets of New York City

Every once in a while it happens where a great interview you’ve done just gets away from you. Some may remember that back in July, we ran a piece with Production Designer Nelson Coates, talking us through a specific scene and musical number in Jon M. Chu’s In the Heights, and how that was... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Featured, Film, Interviews, Production Design |

Nightmare Alley Production Designer Tamara Deverell Dives Headfirst into Guillermo del Toro’s Period Vision

December 2021
<em>Nightmare Alley</em> Production Designer Tamara Deverell Dives Headfirst into Guillermo del Toro’s Period Vision

Guillermo del Toro’s noir thriller Nightmare Alley may have its DNA in the ‘40s and the original novel by William Lindsay Gresham, but it’s just as much a del Toro movie, and that means that every scene just looks absolutely fantastic with many unique locations that just pull you into the story. The movie... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Featured, Film, Interviews, Production Design |

Film Spotlight: Director Clint Bentley on Jockey and Giving Actor Clifton Collins Jr. a Chance to Shine

December 2021
Film Spotlight: Director Clint Bentley on <em>Jockey</em> and Giving Actor Clifton Collins Jr. a Chance to Shine

As 2021 comes to an end, audiences will finally have a chance to see a movie that received quite a few accolades out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival back in January.  Clint Bentley’s Jockey stars the always-busy “character actor” Clifton Collins Jr., who you may know from any one of the dozens of... »

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Posted in Direction, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Over the Weekend: Spider-man Becomes First Movie to Hit $1B During Pandemic, Filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée Dies

December 2021
Over the Weekend: <em>Spider-man</em> Becomes First Movie to Hit $1B During Pandemic, Filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée Dies

This being my last “Over the Weekend” and it being a weekend where most of the industry is on holiday break, I thought this would be a far more compact version where I just focused on the news that Sony Pictures‘ Spider-Man: No Way Home became the first movie to hit a billion worldwide since the... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Over the Weekend, Television |

For Your Consideration: In the Heights Re-Recording Mixer/Supervising Sound Editor Lewis Goldstein

December 2021
For Your Consideration: <em>In the Heights</em> Re-Recording Mixer/Supervising Sound Editor Lewis Goldstein

There have been a LOT of musicals this year, so many that you may have already lost track of a few of them. For instance, Director Jon M. Chu’s movie based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s early musical, In the Heights, was released way back in June, well before all the West Side Stories and tick,... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, For Your Consideration, Interviews, Sound |

Director Series: Being the Ricardos Allows Aaron Sorkin to Create His Strongest Biopic Yet

December 2021
Director Series: <em>Being the Ricardos</em> Allows Aaron Sorkin to Create His Strongest Biopic Yet

Aaron Sorkin was already one of the most renowned screenwriters in Hollywood with multiple Emmys and a single Oscar (for writing David Fincher’s The Social Network), when he decided to go behind the camera to direct one of his own scripts. That movie, 2018’s Molly’s Game, earned Sorkin another Oscar nomination, as did last... »

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Sing 2 Director Garth Jennings on Rerecording Bono’s Iconic Vocals

December 2021
<em>Sing 2</em> Director Garth Jennings on Rerecording Bono’s Iconic Vocals

One of the big movies hitting theaters this holiday season is Sing 2, the animated sequel to the Illumination Entertainment movie Sing, which ruled at the box office over the holidays in 2016. The film’s director, Garth Jennings, came from the world of music videos (as one half of the duo Hammer and Tongs)... »

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Posted in Animation, Direction, Featured, Film, Interviews, Music |

Over the Weekend 12/20/21: Spider-Man Blows Up Box Office, COVID Curtails SNL, and More News

December 2021
Over the Weekend 12/20/21: <em>Spider-Man</em> Blows Up Box Office, COVID Curtails <em>SNL</em>, and More News

Welcome back from what turned out to be a crazy weekend in many ways, although we’re just five days away from Christmas, so anyone in the industry still working today probably won’t be doing so for very long. There was some great news from the weekend about the future of theatrical moviegoing, but maybe not... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Over the Weekend, Television |

Composer Series: Aaron and Bryce Dessner on Cyrano, C’Mon C’Mon, and Jockey

December 2021
Composer Series: Aaron and Bryce Dessner on <em>Cyrano</em>, <em>C’Mon C’Mon</em>, and <em>Jockey</em>

If you’re a fan of the perennial rock band The National and have had a chance to see them live, it’s impossible not to miss the striking image of the two twin brothers, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, on either side of the stage playing guitars so in-sync with each other it just creates so... »

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