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Contender Profile: WWE Production Designer Jason Robinson on Creating Big Fan Experiences During Pandemic

June 17, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: WWE Production Designer Jason Robinson on Creating Big Fan Experiences During Pandemic

When you talk to almost any production designer working in movies or television, almost 90% of the time, their interest in designing sets goes back to their initial work in theater, even if it’s just in school or at a community theater. Although we frequently run interviews with production designers who work in the... »

Set Decorators Society Announces 2020 SDSA Television Nominees

June 17, 2021 | By
Set Decorators Society Announces 2020 SDSA Television Nominees

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) announced the nominations for its first SDSA Television Awards 2020 via a video announcement from SDSA Executive Director Gene Cane and Board of Directors Member JoAnn Vara at Astek. The nominees were chosen by the over 600 members of the group, celebrating excellence in the art of Set Decoration & Design... »

Mare of Easttown Director Craig Zobel Talks About Making the Haunting HBO Thriller

June 16, 2021 | By
<em>Mare of Easttown</em> Director Craig Zobel Talks About Making the Haunting HBO Thriller

In trying to solve the murder of a local teen, Detective Sergeant Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) is forced to confront a past she has tried to avoid. What Mare uncovers might threaten her close friends as well as her enemies. And it’s hard to keep secrets in a tight-knit community where everyone seems to... »

Contender Profile: Rutherhood Falls Cinematographer Ross Riege 

June 15, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: <em>Rutherhood Falls</em> Cinematographer Ross Riege 

Set in a mythical New England town founded by British colonials, Rutherford Falls examines the clash of cultures between the original Native American inhabitants and the corporations who have taken financial control of the area. The 10-part series is full of whimsical comedy, but hits unexpectedly dark themes as well. Co-creator and executive producer... »

Lovecraft Country Production Designer Kalina Ivanov Ventures Boldly Into Real and Fantastical Worlds

June 15, 2021 | By
<em>Lovecraft Country</em> Production Designer Kalina Ivanov Ventures Boldly Into Real and Fantastical Worlds

HBO’s limited series Lovecraft Country needed a bold and specific production designer who could not only tap into the imaginative elements of creating certain structures that didn’t exist but also design some that were historically accurate. In addition they had to be able to delve into multiple genres while traversing through both time and space.... »

Emmy Watch: The Boys VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet on Giving The Seven Their Powers

June 14, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>The Boys</em> VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet on Giving The Seven Their Powers

Stephan Fleet is living the dream, just a different dream than he initially anticipated. Fleet serves as Visual Effects Supervisor on The Boys, and counts among his prior credits Timeless, Iron Fist, Daredevil, Under the Dome, Big Love, No Ordinary Family, House, and his first-ever VFX gig, the 2008 reboot of Knight Rider.  But... »

Contender Profile: Pose Costume Designer Analucia McGorty on the Show’s Fabulous Looks

June 14, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: <em>Pose</em> Costume Designer Analucia McGorty on the Show’s Fabulous Looks

Spanning three decades from the 1970s through the 1990s, FX’s Pose follows a cast of colorful multi-cultural, multi-ethnic LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming characters in New York City. At the center of their world is the underground ball scene, emceed by patriarch Pray Tell, played by Billy Porter, where chosen House members strut outrageous outfits befit of a designated... »

The Underground Railroad Editor Joi McMillon on Creating History with Barry Jenkins

June 10, 2021 | By
<em>The Underground Railroad</em> Editor Joi McMillon on Creating History with Barry Jenkins

“I feel like there’s just so many elements to the job of being an editor,” says Joi McMillon. “I think the thing that really encompasses what an editor’s job is, is to be a storyteller, and for us to curate the experience for the audience, so not only are they engaged in the story... »

Contender Profile: Production Designer Mark Worthington Breaks New and Vintage Ground with Marvel’s WandaVision

June 10, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Production Designer Mark Worthington Breaks New and Vintage Ground with Marvel’s <em>WandaVision</em>

Production Designer Mark Worthington has been nominated for eight Primetime Emmys, and if you look at his amazing work on television over the past few decades, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise why that is.   Worthington’s work in television began as Production Designer for the pilot episode of J.J. Abrams’ Lost, followed by... »

The Accidental Turitz: Will the Emmys Be Where the MCU Finally Gets Some Awards Love?

June 9, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Will the Emmys Be Where the MCU Finally Gets Some Awards Love?

I am a fan of Black Panther, though probably not as big a fan of it as most people seem to be. It’s a good movie. Very good, in fact, though I personally wouldn’t put it in the top three or four of Marvel Studios’ best “Marvel Cinematic Universe” outings. (For the record, number... »