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Loki Costume Designer Christine Wada on Creating a Distinct Look for Marvel’s Time-Traveling Series

August 10, 2022 | By
<I>Loki</i> Costume Designer Christine Wada on Creating a Distinct Look for Marvel’s Time-Traveling Series

The Disney+ and Marvel Studios series Loki focuses on Tom Hiddleston’s prankster god, who was introduced all the way back in 2011’s Thor. Instead of being about Asgard and Loki’s relationship with his hammer-wielding brother, the show instead focuses on Loki being tried for his crimes… against time. Season 1 of Loki consisted of... »

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

August 9, 2022 | By
<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... »

Schmigadoon! Composer Christopher Willis on Paying Homage to Old Hollywood and His Favorite Musical Moment From Season 1

August 9, 2022 | By
<i>Schmigadoon!</i> Composer Christopher Willis on Paying Homage to Old Hollywood and His Favorite Musical Moment From Season 1

In a streaming landscape populated by prestige dramas and true-crime documentaries, few shows boast the joyous energy of Schmigadoon!, the Apple TV+ series starring Keegan-Michael Key, Cecily Strong, and Dove Cameron. While the grand musical numbers are likely what come to mind when most fans think about the show, Christopher Willis’ score goes hand-in-hand... »

Inventing Anna Casting Director Allison Estrin on Julia Garner, Theater Legends & Populating Anna Delvey’s Different Worlds

August 8, 2022 | By
<i>Inventing Anna</i> Casting Director Allison Estrin on Julia Garner, Theater Legends & Populating Anna Delvey’s Different Worlds

Netflix’s limited series Inventing Anna tells the sensational true story of Anna Delvey, a woman who managed to convince a number of the most powerful people in New York City that she was a German heiress. To create a compelling dramatization, Casting Director Allison Estrin had to find exactly the right talent to match... »

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

August 8, 2022 | By
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... »

Return to Space Composers Mychael Danna and Harry Gregson-Williams on Their Longtime Friendship and Mutual Admiration for Each Other, Plus Synthesizers

August 8, 2022 | By
<i>Return to Space</i> Composers Mychael Danna and Harry Gregson-Williams on Their Longtime Friendship and Mutual Admiration for Each Other, Plus Synthesizers

Very few people in the film industry see their careers blessed with longevity, yet composers Mychael Danna and Harry Gregson-Williams have bucked the trend, hanging around Hollywood long enough to each forge formidable filmographies that have brought them numerous awards, including Oscars and Emmys. Danna, for example, won an Academy Award for the Life... »

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

August 4, 2022 | By
<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,... »

Succession, Stranger Things, Obi-Wan Kenobi Big Winners at SDSA Awards Television 2021

August 3, 2022 | By
<I>Succession</i>, <I>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Obi-Wan Kenobi</i> Big Winners at SDSA Awards Television 2021

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) has announced the awards recipients for the SDSA Awards Television-2021, celebrating excellence in the art of Set Decoration for Television for its second year.  Some of the winners included the popular Netflix series, Stranger Things; one of Lucasfilm‘s more recent Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi; and HBO‘s unstoppable drama, Succession. The SDSA Awards winners... »

Janet Yang Becomes First Asian Elected to Serve as President of Film Academy

August 2, 2022 | By
Janet Yang Becomes First Asian Elected to Serve as President of Film Academy

Producer Janet Yang has been elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors, it was announced Tuesday. Her election is historic, as she is the first Asian person to ever hold that post. “Janet is a tremendously dedicated and strategic leader who has an incredible record... »

FilmLight Announces Jury for 2022 Colour Awards

August 2, 2022 | By
FilmLight Announces Jury for 2022 Colour Awards

FilmLight has welcomed further high-profile creatives from across the world to complete the judging panel for the 2022 Colour Awards, which recognize the finest work from colourists using any technology platform and working in any genre. The awards deadline has also been extended, and submissions will now close to the global colourist community on... »