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Union Roundup: Inflation Reduction Act Aims to Address Climate Change, Which Affects On-Set Safety

August 10, 2022 | By
Union Roundup: Inflation Reduction Act Aims to Address Climate Change, Which Affects On-Set Safety

This column goes live in the week where the recently resurrected and pared down Inflation Reduction Act (formerly “Build Back Better”) is ostensibly mid-journey between its hairsbreadth Senate passage last weekend, and presumed House approval in the days ahead en route to eventually landing on the Resolute Desk — or wherever Joe Biden can... »

SIGGRAPH 2022: The Most Exciting New Tech Unveiled So Far

August 10, 2022 | By
SIGGRAPH 2022: The Most Exciting New Tech Unveiled So Far

SIGGRAPH, the world’s premiere computer graphics showcase, begins its live, in-person event this week in Vancouver, where many leading scientists and tech creators will be sharing their latest work publicly for the very first time. Here’s a rundown of some of the most exciting new tech that has been introduced so far, from our... »

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... »

The Accidental Turitz: The Cancellation of Batgirl Has Cast David Zaslav as DC’s New Villain, and Hollywood’s

August 9, 2022 | By
The Accidental Turitz: The Cancellation of <i>Batgirl</i> Has Cast David Zaslav as DC’s New Villain, and Hollywood’s

By now, it’s absolutely inconceivable that you haven’t heard about Warner Bros. canceling the Batgirl movie it spent $90 million on, though it’s entirely possible you’re still unclear why. I can definitely understand that since I’ve looked into it, spoken to people about it, examined it, and considered it… and I’m still not 100... »

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... »

Nope Composer Michael Abels on His Third Feature Collaboration With Jordan Peele and How the Director Discovered His Work

August 5, 2022 | By
<i>Nope</i> Composer Michael Abels on His Third Feature Collaboration With Jordan Peele and How the Director Discovered His Work

Filmmaker Jordan Peele has now made three fantastic feature films, and for all three of them, he called upon Composer Michael Abels to provide the musical score, which is amazing when you realize that Get Out was Abels’ first movie credit. Abels has pulled out all the stops for Nope, which features an all-orchestral... »