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Costume Designers Guild Unveils Awards Timeline and Location for 2023 CDGA Ceremony

September 23, 2022 | By
Costume Designers Guild Unveils Awards Timeline and Location for 2023 CDGA Ceremony

The awards timeline and location have been announced for the 25th Costume Designers Guild Awards. Celebrating excellence in film, television, and short-form costume design, the annual CDGA ceremony will take place on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, at the Fairmont Century Plaza. Nominations will be revealed on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. Additional details regarding the ceremony’s... »

Five Days at Memorial Production Designer Matthew Davies on Recreating the Hospital and Hurricane Katrina’s Wrath

September 22, 2022 | By
<i>Five Days at Memorial</i> Production Designer Matthew Davies on Recreating the Hospital and Hurricane Katrina’s Wrath

On Aug. 23, 2005, the unimaginable watery wrath of Hurricane Katrina engulfed and devastated New Orleans. Five Days At Memorial, which is now streaming in full on Apple TV+, is the incredible true story of how caregivers handled the deterioration of their hospital and the chaos that ensued while trying to care for the... »

Black Bird DP Natalie Kingston on Finding Both the Visual Tone of the Show and Empathy for a Serial Killer

September 22, 2022 | By
<i>Black Bird</i> DP Natalie Kingston on Finding Both the Visual Tone of the Show and Empathy for a Serial Killer

Based on actual events, the Apple TV+ series Black Bird is a cut above standard true-crime fare, elevated by showrunner Dennis Lehane and exceptional performances from Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser. Egerton stars as Jimmy Keene, a small-time hood who is facing a 10-year prison stretch when the feds (Greg Kinnear and Sepideh Moafi)... »

The Good Nurse Review: Another Good Jessica Chastain Performance Can’t Make Up for a Bad Script

September 21, 2022 | By
<i>The Good Nurse</i> Review: Another Good Jessica Chastain Performance Can’t Make Up for a Bad Script

Fresh off of her well-deserved Oscar win for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Jessica Chastain plays another undeniably sympathetic character in the upcoming Netflix thriller The Good Nurse, which recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Chastain plays Amy Loughren, a single mother with a life-threatening condition who nonetheless works as an ICU... »

Prime Time Softball League: The Rookie, Bosch’s Legacy, CSI Vegas Big Winners in Week 2

September 20, 2022 | By
Prime Time Softball League: <i>The Rookie</i>, <i>Bosch’s Legacy</i>, <i>CSI Vegas</i> Big Winners in Week 2

Although the first week of games for this season’s Prime Time Softball League were rescheduled until November 19, Week 2 went off without a hitch, as all ten teams competed. Reigning champs, American Dad, returned with a first-week 11-9 victory over The Neighborhood, who made it to last season’s Quarter Finals. The biggest wins... »

The Sandman VFX Supervisor Ian Markiewicz on Sticking to the Source Material While Still Making Netflix’s Series Its Own Thing

September 20, 2022 | By
<i>The Sandman</i> VFX Supervisor Ian Markiewicz on Sticking to the Source Material While Still Making Netflix’s Series Its Own Thing

The Sandman, Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s beloved DC Comic, is a bold undertaking, one that brings with it a legion of fans who feel strongly about the way they experienced the Dreaming realm when they first read it on the page. But the dark fantasy series, which has already been renewed for a... »

Union Roundup: Part 2 of Our Creative Arts Emmys Coverage, From Music Cues to Filmed Faces and Slow-Moving Changes

September 16, 2022 | By
Union Roundup: Part 2 of Our Creative Arts Emmys Coverage, From Music Cues to Filmed Faces and Slow-Moving Changes

Randy Rainbow was one of the hosts on the first night of the two-part Creative Arts Emmy weekend, dressed in a sparkling tuxedo, and singing — to the tune of “It Had To Be You,” the words “It Had to Be Crew.” He paused during some of the lyrical play to note “I didn’t... »

Surface Composer Ólafur Arnalds on Writing Full Classical Pieces Vs. Scoring a TV Soundtrack

September 15, 2022 | By
<i>Surface</i> Composer Ólafur Arnalds on Writing Full Classical Pieces Vs. Scoring a TV Soundtrack

Ólafur Arnalds is one of Iceland’s foremost musicians and composers, but when he set out to write film and television scores, he hadn’t anticipated the fundamental difference between his career as a recording artist, writing songs for full-length albums, and breaking into the world of the two-minute song cue. Rather than get frustrated, Arnalds... »

The Accidental Turitz: D23 Revealed the Future of Star Wars and Marvel, But Harrison Ford Stole the Show

September 15, 2022 | By
The Accidental Turitz: D23 Revealed the Future of <i>Star Wars</i> and Marvel, But Harrison Ford Stole the Show

I don’t know when certain studios began spending an entire weekend touting all of their upcoming content, but Disney has certainly mastered the process. The latest D23 Expo took place this past weekend, and you have to hand it to the Mouse House — the folks over there know how to put on a... »

Top Gun: Maverick VFX Supervisor Ryan Tudhope Joins Framestore as Creative Director

September 14, 2022 | By
<i>Top Gun: Maverick</i> VFX Supervisor Ryan Tudhope Joins Framestore as Creative Director

Veteran VFX Supervisor Ryan Tudhope has joined the Oscar and Emmy-winning creative studio Framestore as the newest Creative Director and VFX Supervisor on its film and episodic team. Tudhope worked as production-side VFX Supervisor on Top Gun: Maverick, delivering faultless supporting VFX for this year’s highest-gross movie, which once again soared to the top of... »