Browse Articles by Robin Milling

The Dropout Composer Anne Nikitin on Embracing Her Synth Side to Make Digital Music for Hulu’s Hit Series

May 2022
<i>The Dropout</i> Composer Anne Nikitin on Embracing Her Synth Side to Make Digital Music for Hulu’s Hit Series

The trial of Theranos founder/CEO Elizabeth Holmes, the wide-eyed, deep-voiced blonde who convinced some of America’s savviest investors to back her biotech company, which promised to make the world a better place with just a single drop of blood, piqued the interest of millions of people — especially the media. Coverage was extensive, and an ABC News podcast set... »

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Tokyo Vice Creator/EP/Writer J.T. Rogers on Learning the Essentials of Showrunning

April 2022
<i>Tokyo Vice</i> Creator/EP/Writer J.T. Rogers on Learning the Essentials of Showrunning

In HBO Max’s new crime thriller Tokyo Vice, which is loosely based on investigative journalist Jake Adelstein‘s 2009 memoir Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, J.T. Rogers paints a gritty picture of the seedy Japanese underworld, where dirty dealings between crime bosses and shady cops are uncovered in each of the series’ eight... »

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Pachinko Composer Nico Muhly on Creating the Emotional Choral Score for Apple’s Korean Series

April 2022
<i>Pachinko</i> Composer Nico Muhly on Creating the Emotional Choral Score for Apple’s Korean Series

The sweeping saga of the new Apple TV+ series Pachinko begins in 1920s Korea, where a young girl named Sunja (Minha Kim) must explore her adolescence while under the colonial rule of Japan. She spots a wealthy, white-suited stranger across a crowded market, the dashing Hansu (Lee Min-ho), from which an epic story of forbidden love blossoms,... »

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Joe vs. Carole Music Supervisor Ann Kline on Why Southern Rock Roars Loudest on Eclectic Soundtrack

April 2022
<i>Joe vs. Carole</i> Music Supervisor Ann Kline on Why Southern Rock Roars Loudest on Eclectic Soundtrack

The plethora of soundtrack selections in Joe vs. Carole, Peacock’s genre-bending limited series that takes place over multiple time periods, might intimidate most music supervisors — but not Ann Kline. Kline enthusiastically embraced the task of selecting a wide range of tunes for the show, which benefited from her attention to detail — something instilled in her... »

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Joe vs. Carole Cinematographer Jules O’Loughlin on How He Brought Visual Flair to Peacock’s True Crime Series

March 2022
<i>Joe vs. Carole</i> Cinematographer Jules O’Loughlin on How He Brought Visual Flair to Peacock’s True Crime Series

Back in March 2020, when our stay-at-home enforcement left us looking for something to divert our attention and anxieties, the personal feud between Joe Schreibvogel (aka Joe Exotic) and Carole Baskin made a welcome entrance into the zeitgeist. Their dirty dealings for big cat sanctuary were put on public display when reporter/host Robert Moor aired 15... »

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Costume Designer Sarah Trost on Bringing Zany Glamour and Some Rock ‘n’ Roll to The Righteous Gemstones

February 2022
Costume Designer Sarah Trost on Bringing Zany Glamour and Some Rock ‘n’ Roll to <i>The Righteous Gemstones</i>

The Righteous Gemstones wraps up its second season on HBO next Sunday night, and the Gemstone family at its center may be more aptly described as self-righteous given the enormous wealth they’ve amassed with the help of their loyal flock.  Created, executive produced and written by Danny McBride, Season 2 of the hit comedy has only further... »

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Costume Designer Donna Zakowska on Season 4’s Bolder Colors and Circus-Inspired Flair

February 2022
<i>The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel</i> Costume Designer Donna Zakowska on Season 4’s Bolder Colors and Circus-Inspired Flair

Colorful collared tapered jackets over pencil and A-line skirts, accented with bows and buttons, with a pillow box hat to top it all off. That fashion ensemble has become the signature look for the women of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Season 4 premieres on Friday and finds Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) and company... »

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The Sex Lives Of College Girls Editors Kyla Plewes And Mat Greenleaf Feature the Funny from the Mind of Mindy Kaling 

December 2021
<em>The Sex Lives Of College Girls</em> Editors Kyla Plewes And Mat Greenleaf Feature the Funny from the Mind of Mindy Kaling 

The title of the HBO Max series The Sex Lives of College Girls pretty much lays out the story of this new episodic comedy from creators Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble. Digging deeper, the series follows four 18-year-old freshman suitemates attending Essex College in Vermont, as they navigate friendships, relationships, and sexual escapades, kicking their young adult... »

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Adrienne Director Andy Ostroy Sets Out To Change the Narrative on Wife Adrienne Shelly’s Story

December 2021
Adrienne Director Andy Ostroy Sets Out To Change the Narrative on Wife Adrienne Shelly’s Story

On November 1, 2006, actress and writer Adrienne Shelly, best known for writing and directing the film Waitress, later translated into the 2016 Tony Award-winning musical, was found dead in her Greenwich Village office. The unfortunate discovery was made by her husband, Andy Ostroy. Fifteen years later, Ostroy has directed and produced the HBO documentary, Adrienne, in which he explores... »

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She Paradise Director Maya Cozier Relates The Experiences Of Real Caribbean Women for Debut Film

November 2021
<em>She Paradise</em> Director Maya Cozier Relates The Experiences Of Real Caribbean Women for Debut Film

The women of Trinidad, who use dance as an escape from their lackluster lives at home, are the subject of She Paradise, the debut feature film from Maya Cozier. At the heart of the story is Sparkle, who sees soca dancing as a way out of her dreary existence at home and into a... »

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