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Five Days at Memorial Production Designer Matthew Davies on Recreating the Hospital and Hurricane Katrina’s Wrath

September 2022
<i>Five Days at Memorial</i> Production Designer Matthew Davies on Recreating the Hospital and Hurricane Katrina’s Wrath

On Aug. 23, 2005, the unimaginable watery wrath of Hurricane Katrina engulfed and devastated New Orleans. Five Days At Memorial, which is now streaming in full on Apple TV+, is the incredible true story of how caregivers handled the deterioration of their hospital and the chaos that ensued while trying to care for the... »

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Surface Composer Ólafur Arnalds on Writing Full Classical Pieces Vs. Scoring a TV Soundtrack

September 2022
<i>Surface</i> Composer Ólafur Arnalds on Writing Full Classical Pieces Vs. Scoring a TV Soundtrack

Ólafur Arnalds is one of Iceland’s foremost musicians and composers, but when he set out to write film and television scores, he hadn’t anticipated the fundamental difference between his career as a recording artist, writing songs for full-length albums, and breaking into the world of the two-minute song cue. Rather than get frustrated, Arnalds... »

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Surface Writer/Creator/EP Veronica West on How She Took Her “Unapologetically Feminine” Thriller From Script to Screen

August 2022
<i>Surface</i> Writer/Creator/EP Veronica West on How She Took Her “Unapologetically Feminine” Thriller From Script to Screen

What we see on the surface isn’t always what it appears to be, and the new Apple TV+ thriller Surface explores that very concept. The limited series stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a San Francisco socialite who starts to experience bouts of memory loss due to a traumatic head injury that she’s told is the... »

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The First Lady Costume Designer Signe Sejlund on Referencing Iconic White House Looks Through the Decades

August 2022
<i>The First Lady</i> Costume Designer Signe Sejlund on Referencing Iconic White House Looks Through the Decades

Throughout history, the title of the First Lady of the United States has been none other than the “hostess of the White House.” As the wife of the President, her duties are varied — some involve political agendas and management of the White House and its staff, while others include championing social causes and... »

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Angelyne Prosthetic Designer Vincent Van Dyke & Makeup Dept. Head Kate Biscoe on Transforming Emmy Rossum Into LA’s Pink-Hued Princess

August 2022
<i>Angelyne</i> Prosthetic Designer Vincent Van Dyke & Makeup Dept. Head Kate Biscoe on Transforming Emmy Rossum Into LA’s Pink-Hued Princess

If you ever cruised along LA’s Sunset Boulevard during the 1980s, you surely noticed the 14×48 billboards featuring a buxom blonde woman dressed in hot pink with her signature “Angelyne” signed in cursive above her provocatively side-lying body. If you were extra lucky, you might even see her weaving through traffic in her novel... »

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Emmy-Nominated Composer Nathan Barr on Scoring the Sadness, Romance, and Betrayal of A Very British Scandal, Plus His Wurlitzer

August 2022
Emmy-Nominated Composer Nathan Barr on Scoring the Sadness, Romance, and Betrayal of <i>A Very British Scandal</i>, Plus His Wurlitzer

The story of Argyll v. Argyll wasn’t just a scandal in Britain, it became one of the most brutal legal cases of the 20th century. It sensationalized the highly public divorce between the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, which dominated the news of the day thanks to their alleged extramarital affairs. Written by Sarah... »

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Stranger Things 4 VFX Supervisor Justin Mitchell on Creating That Epic Helicopter Crash and the Attack on the Rainbow Room

August 2022
<i>Stranger Things 4</i> VFX Supervisor Justin Mitchell on Creating That Epic Helicopter Crash and the Attack on the Rainbow Room

Following a long COVID delay, Stranger Things 4 finally premiered in May nearly three years after Season 3, with two volumes, no less, to keep in suspense regarding the fate of Hawkins. On July 1, the Duffer brothers unleashed the explosive finale, which saw Eleven and her friends battling an onslaught of evil forces,... »

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Emmy-Nominated Production Designer Bo Welch on Creating the Colorful and Fantastical World of Schmigadoon!

July 2022
Emmy-Nominated Production Designer Bo Welch on Creating the Colorful and Fantastical World of <i>Schmigadoon!</i>

In the musical theater world, there is an age-old trope that insists a character must break out into song if they can no longer express themselves with words. Indeed, musicals have been entertaining audiences on stage and on film with elaborate song and dance numbers since the 1940s. Last July, Apple TV+ raised the... »

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Pasjoli Restaurant Owner Dave Beran on Showing The Bear Star Jeremy Allen White How to Be a Chef Rather Than Act Like One

July 2022
Pasjoli Restaurant Owner Dave Beran on Showing <i>The Bear</i> Star Jeremy Allen White How to <i>Be</i> a Chef Rather Than Act Like One

In the world of fine dining, the art of cooking is very specific, from the way you hold your spoon to properly putting on your chef’s apron. Life imitates art — with a few extra ingredients added — in FX’s new series The Bear, which is now streaming on Hulu. Shameless alum Jeremy Allen... »

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The Bear DP Andrew Wehde on Cooking Up the “Review” Episode That Was Shot in One Take

July 2022
<i>The Bear</i> DP Andrew Wehde on Cooking Up the “Review” Episode That Was Shot in One Take

They say too many cooks spoil the broth, but not when it came to shooting The Bear, the restaurant dramedy currently streaming via FX on Hulu. With the help of his stalwart team and the support of creator Chris Storer, with whom he’s been working for 13 years, DP Andrew Wehde (Night Sky, Eighth... »

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