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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Production Designer Mark Ricker on Constructing a Split-Level Recording Studio

February 16, 2021 | By
<em>Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom</em> Production Designer Mark Ricker on Constructing a Split-Level Recording Studio

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the Denzel Washington-produced film based on the August Wilson play, is a technical delight in addition to an acting powerhouse. As previously reported, the film covers a particular episode in the famed singer’s life (played by Viola Davis), as she was trying to make a record in a Chicago studio in... »

Craft Spotlight on the Artisans of Greyhound

February 10, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight on the Artisans of <em>Greyhound</em>

In Greyhound, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. As a first-time captain, the pressure is on. Heightening the pressure, however, is that his convoy is being pursued by German U-boats. Little does Krause know that his first wartime mission is something... »

Makeup Acts as a Character in Promising Young Woman

February 9, 2021 | By
Makeup Acts as a Character in <em>Promising Young Woman</em>

Promising Young Woman follows Cassie (Carey Mulligan) as she radically transforms her appearance during the after-hours to encounter and confront multiple sexually driven males that take advantage of women in pursuit of avenging her friend that was a victim of rape many years ago. The film is written, directed, and produced by Emerald Fennell... »