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Composer Daniel Pemberton on Scoring the Apple TV+ Shows The Afterparty and Slow Horses, Plus the Animated Pic The Bad Guys

June 26, 2022 | By
Composer Daniel Pemberton on Scoring the Apple TV+ Shows <i>The Afterparty</i> and <i>Slow Horses</i>, Plus the Animated Pic <i>The Bad Guys</i>

Composer Daniel Pemberton has been exceedingly busy the past few years despite the world being fully immersed in a pandemic for the last two. Since 1994, Pemberton has been one of Hollywood’s go-to composers for film and television, and in 2021, he was nominated for his first Oscar — not for one of his... »

Peacemaker VFX Supervisor Betsy Paterson on Creating John Cena’s Flying Sidekick and Other Wild Things for James Gunn’s Hit Series

June 26, 2022 | By
<I>Peacemaker</i> VFX Supervisor Betsy Paterson on Creating John Cena’s Flying Sidekick and Other Wild Things for James Gunn’s Hit Series

Betsy Paterson has been working in visual effects for over 25 years, but she has found a niche for herself of late as VFX Supervisor for television shows like Marco Polo and Carnival Row. After finishing last year’s movie, The Suicide Squad, filmmaker James Gunn decided to spin-off John Cena’s Peacemaker character into his... »

Hacks Production Designer Alec Contestabile on Taking the Hit HBO Max Series on the Road in Season 2

June 26, 2022 | By
<i>Hacks</i> Production Designer Alec Contestabile on Taking the Hit HBO Max Series on the Road in Season 2

Hacks stars Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder get a lot of credit for the success of the HBO Max show along with its multi-hyphenate creators, Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky — and rightfully so. But Hacks would not have earned 15 Emmy nominations its first time out of the gate had “JPL”... »

Yellowstone and 1883 Composer Breton Vivian on Linking the Shows Through Music While Striving to Make Each Score Unique

June 26, 2022 | By
<i>Yellowstone</i> and <i>1883</i> Composer Breton Vivian on Linking the Shows Through Music While Striving to Make Each Score Unique

Breton Vivian had worked with Brian Tyler for a number of years as a composer’s assistant, but now he’s working with Tyler as an equal for a pair of Taylor Sheridan series — Yellowstone and 1883. Yellowstone is Paramount’s flagship streaming series and one of many that Sheridan has either on the air or... »

The Afterparty DP Carl Herse on Working With Lord & Miller Again and Lighting for Several Different Genres

June 25, 2022 | By
<i>The Afterparty</i> DP Carl Herse on Working With Lord & Miller Again and Lighting for Several Different Genres

When Cinematographer Carl Herse found out about the Apple TV+ series The Afterparty, he immediately sent an email to executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, having previously worked with the directing duo behind the 21 Jump Street movies. Created by Miller, The Afterparty is a comedy series that doubles as a murder mystery.... »

Below the Line’s 2022 Television Craft Awards Round-Up

June 24, 2022 | By
Below the Line’s 2022 Television Craft Awards Round-Up

This year’s Emmy Awards nomination period takes place between June 10 and June 27, and Below the Line wants to make sure our Emmy voter readers have a single page they can bookmark in order to quickly learn about a particular show or some of the crafts people they might want to learn more about before... »

Impeachment: American Crime Story Key Hair Stylist Natalie Driscoll and Makeup Dept. Head Robin Beauchesne on Recreating Monica and the Clintons

June 24, 2022 | By
<i>Impeachment: American Crime Story</i> Key Hair Stylist Natalie Driscoll and Makeup Dept. Head Robin Beauchesne on Recreating Monica and the Clintons

The sexual affair between White House intern Monica Lewinsky and former President Bill Clinton may seem like old news, but in FX’s limited series Impeachment: American Crime Story, executive producer/director Ryan Murphy breathed new life into the torrid scandal of 1998. The 10-episode series debuted last fall and starred Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky and Clive... »

Only Murders in the Building Production Designer Curt Beech on Treating the Arconia Like a Living, Breathing Character

June 24, 2022 | By
<i>Only Murders in the Building</i> Production Designer Curt Beech on Treating the Arconia Like a Living, Breathing Character

Only Murders in the Building stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez… and the Arconia. Though it’s a fictional building, it — along with the apartments belonging to Charles-Haden Savage (Martin), Oliver Putman (Short), and Mabel Mora’s (Gomez) aunt — feels as real as any other character on Hulu’s hit mystery comedy series. The... »

The Gilded Age Costume Designer Kasia Walicka-Maimone on the HBO Show’s Extravagant, Museum-Inspired Period Creations

June 24, 2022 | By
<i>The Gilded Age</i> Costume Designer Kasia Walicka-Maimone on the HBO Show’s Extravagant, Museum-Inspired Period Creations

Over two centuries ago, the Gilded Age era was all the rage in New York City with mansions lining the streets and dirt-paved roads providing the way for horses and buggies. It was a time of extreme division between the haves and the have-nots, illustrated by the social society in which the wealthy held... »

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Composers Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore on Highlighting Diversity and Writing a “Bad” Fake Broadway Musical

June 23, 2022 | By
<i>Marvelous Mrs. Maisel</i> Composers Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore on Highlighting Diversity and Writing a “Bad” Fake Broadway Musical

Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore were fans of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel well before Amy Sherman-Palladino brought them in to write music for Season 3. With laughs coming a mile a minute from the stage, the Amazon Prime Video series isn’t one that relies heavily on a score. Instead, what Mizer and Moore do... »