Stranger Things
Columns

Union Roundup: New Mexico Film Commissioner Amber Dodson Says the State Is in Showbiz for the Long Haul

Our post-election, Georgia Peach logo-meets-Wakanda Forever column drew an interesting email from the New Mexico Film Office. Would we be interested in chatting, they asked, now that their governor, Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham, has also been handily reelected, as the state seeks to emphasize its specific differences with Georgia? Before, this kind of conversation would have been restricted to differences in production tax incentives, and perhaps the square footage of […]

From Scratch
Costume Design

From Scratch Costume Designer Amanda Riley on European Fashion, Superhero Shows, and Staying True to Characters

In Netflix’s adaptation of Tembi Locke’s book From Scratch, Amy Wheeler (Zoe Saldaña) finds unexpected romance in Italy. One of the key below-the-line elements of this engaging international limited series is its costume design, as the characters’ clothing reflects their national origins and the times they live in, which transform over the course of the show’s eight episodes. Below the Line recently spoke to veteran Costume Designer Amanda Riley about […]

Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
Awards

MPSE to Honor Avatar Sound Editor Gwendolyn Yates Whittle With Its 2023 Career Achievement Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced that it will honor Supervising Sound Editor Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, a two-time Oscar-nominee for her work on Avatar and Tron: Legacy, with its 2023 Career Achievement Award. Whittle, whose more than 150 film and television credits also include Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Minority Report, Munich, Iron Man, Cloverfield, Jurassic World, and Fight Club, will receive the award at the 70th […]

Reboot Hulu
Costume Design

Reboot Costume Designer Reiko Schoenfeld on Subtle Style Trends, Sitcoms, and How JAG Instilled a Good Work Ethic in Her

Hulu’s Reboot takes audiences behind the scenes of a phenomenon that’s becoming increasingly popular in today’s TV landscape — the revival series. From Sex and the City to Frasier, it seems like every ’90s hit is ripe for resurrection these days, and networks are looking to mine their IP just like movie studios do. While Reboot‘s show-within-a-show, Step Right Up, may not be real, it certainly feels like a show […]

Corto Maltese
Crafts

Phil Tippett to Oversee VFX for Frank Miller’s Live-Action Series Corto Maltese Based on the Graphic Novel

Frank Miller (Sin City) is set to write and executive produce a live-action series based on Hugo Pratt‘s graphic novel series Corto Maltese, and Oscar winner Phil Tippett, who has worked on the Star Wars and Jurassic Park franchises, will oversee VFX for the show. Studiocanal is backing the project, which was created by Miller. The goal right now is to produce a six-episode series about Maltese, a daring sea […]

Peacemaker
Crafts

Wētā FX’s Guy Williams and Mark Gee on Creating Eagly and Other Fantastic Things for Peacemaker

Season 1 of Peacemaker, the John Cena-led spinoff series that grew out of James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, so if you don’t subscribe to HBO Max, now’s your chance to catch up with the action-packed superhero show. Cena’s title character puts together a new team of agents to infiltrate a covert group of aliens, referred to as “butterflies,” in hopes of saving the […]

No Picture
Awards

Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Extends Deadline for Awards Submissions Until Dec. 4

Due to massive interest and a new awards submission platform, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) awards submissions due date will be extended to Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM (PT), announced today by IATSE Local 706 President, Julie Socash. The deadline extension will provide artisans and studios a new opportunity to upload photos of their work and other required materials needed in […]

The Come Up
Featured

The Come Up Music Supervisor Adam Brodsky on Capturing That Downtown New York Sound, and His Company, Woolly Music

Adam Brodsky wears many hats. He’s a singer and a musician who has also DJ’d and produced. And he also heads up Woolly Music, a collective of composers, producers, and music supervisors who have worked on a wide array of award-winning projects. Additionally, Brodsky has served as Music Supervisor on such TV series as Desus & Mero, King of the Road, and Black Market With Michael K. Williams. His most recent […]

Featured

California Film Commission Releases Annual Progress Report for Film, TV Tax Credit Program

The California Film Commission released its annual progress report, stating that overall in-state spending by projects in California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program grew by more than $200 million, from $2.1 billion to $2.3 billion, during the fiscal year of 2021-2022. The estimated total spending for the first 2 1/2 years of the 3.0 Tax Credit Program will top $6.2 billion. The report also found projected spending by projects […]

Susan E. Arnold
Community

Bob Iger Returns to Disney as CEO, Replacing Bob Chapek Atop the Throne, Much to Hollywood’s Relief

In what many industry observers claim is shocking news, but I’d argue was always inevitable, Bob Iger has returned to Disney as CEO, thereby replacing his hand-picked successor Bob Chapek atop the Mouse House… at least for the next two years. The news reportedly caught even senior Disney executives off-guard, and when Disney’s corporate communications team announced Iger’s return to the company’s 190,000 global staffers, some initially thought it was […]