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Emmy Watch: Lovecraft Country’s Bold and Daring Visual Effects

August 26, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>Lovecraft Country</em>’s Bold and Daring Visual Effects

From creator Misha Green comes HBO’s supernatural period piece Lovecraft Country. The show, based on the 2016 novel by author Matt Ruff, explores the combined concepts of horror fiction and racism. The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) and Leti Lewis (Jurnee Smollett) as they battle racism and monsters in the 1950s while attempting... »

The Accidental Turitz: Emmy Voting Is About to End So Check This Stuff Out Quickly

August 25, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Emmy Voting Is About to End So Check This Stuff Out Quickly

Look, I know we all live busy lives. Even if we’re stuck at home, there is lots of stuff to do. Movies and TV to watch, books to read, exercise to be done so as to not become glued to the couch, and maybe, possibly, some work to take care of, as well. These... »

RuPaul’s Drag Race Makeup Artist Raven and Hairstylist Ryan Randall Slay With Season’s Looks

August 16, 2021 | By
<em>RuPaul’s Drag Race</em> Makeup Artist Raven and Hairstylist Ryan Randall Slay With Season’s Looks

Sashaying into its 13th season on VH1, RuPaul’s Drag Race took off on the runway with episode one, “The Pork Chop,” named for Victoria ‘Porkchop’ Parker, who was the first queen ever eliminated from the show going back to season one in February 2009. As always, the competition was fierce for the competing drag... »

Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special Makeup Team Tackles Glitz, Glam & Festive Spirit

August 10, 2021 | By
<em>Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special</em> Makeup Team Tackles Glitz, Glam & Festive Spirit

For many of us, the spirit of Christmas in December 2020 seemed like an impossible dream. Mariah Carey saw the vision of celebration through those darkest days, bringing that holiday cheer into our homes with Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special on Apple TV+. The seven-time Emmy-nominated make-up team led by seasoned Department Head Makeup... »

Contender Profile: Costume Designer Laura Jean Shannon on The Boys‘ Super Outfits

June 22, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Costume Designer Laura Jean Shannon on <em>The Boys</em>‘ Super Outfits

“I think I’ve always been inspired to do what I do,” explains Laura Jean Shannon, who goes by “LJ” and is a Costume Designer who counts among her credits Requiem for a Dream, Iron Man, Black Lightning, Stargirl, Doom Patrol, and The Boys. “And then, when it appeared to me that what I do... »

This Is Us Casting Director Josh Einsohn Discusses Matching Older Cast With Younger Counterparts

June 4, 2021 | By
<em>This Is Us</em> Casting Director Josh Einsohn Discusses Matching Older Cast With Younger Counterparts

When casting director Josh Einsohn, CSA, got the gig for This Is Us, the multiple Emmy-winning drama on NBC, which has been running for five seasons, he knew it would be a special assignment. Einsohn joined the team after the pilot; the principal cast of the Pearson family featuring Mandy Moore , Milo... »

ACE’s 21st Annual Invisible Art / Visible Artists Celebrates Oscar Nominated Film Editors

April 26, 2021 | By
ACE’s 21st Annual <em>Invisible Art / Visible Artists</em> Celebrates Oscar Nominated Film Editors

Although the 93rd Academy Awards are over and done, the American Cinema Editors‘ (ACE) 21st Annual Invisible Art / Visible Artists panel, showcasing all five Oscar-nominated Film Editors, took place virtually this past weekend with all five nominated editors on hand to talk about their craft. Nomadland Editor (and Oscar-winning Director) Chloé Zhao, Yorgos Lamprinos (The Father), Frédéric Thoraval (Promising Young Woman), Mikkel E.G.... »

ADG and SDSA Team with American Cinemateque for 15th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel

April 21, 2021 | By
ADG and SDSA Team with American Cinemateque for 15th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) and Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) are once again teaming with the American Cinematheque for the 15th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel, taking place on Saturday, April 24 at 1PM until 3pm Pacific Time. Sponsored by Variety, the panel, which usually takes place in person will stream world on a digital platform.... »

Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview and Predictions – Part 2

April 20, 2021 | By
Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview and Predictions – Part 2

Hopefully, you’ve already read Part 1, which includes most of the below-the-line crafts, but now, we’ll get to some of the other categories we haven’t covered yet, which are mostly above the line but also includes a few odds and ends that we just didn’t get to. The short film categories tend to be... »

Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview Part 1

April 19, 2021 | By
Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview Part 1

The 93rd Academy Awards are now less than a week away, taking place on Sunday, April 25. Depending on when you’re reading this, your Oscar ballot may have already been turned in before the April 20 deadline. Or maybe you’re not an Academy member quite yet but, as a member of the film (or... »