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Gaslit‘s Prosthetic Makeup Maestro Kazu Hiro on Transforming Sean Penn Into John Mitchell

May 25, 2022 | By
<i>Gaslit</i>‘s Prosthetic Makeup Maestro Kazu Hiro on Transforming Sean Penn Into John Mitchell

To be gaslit is to be manipulated into questioning your own sanity, and in the new Starz original miniseries Gaslit, White House counsel John Mitchell (Sean Penn) and his outspoken wife Martha (Julia Roberts) find themselves dealing with just that as the Nixon Administration seeks a scapegoat for Watergate. You might say the Mitchells... »

The First Lady Production Designer Tony Fanning on Recreating the White House Across Different Eras

May 24, 2022 | By
<i>The First Lady</i> Production Designer Tony Fanning on Recreating the White House Across Different Eras

Showtime’s new tripartite series The First Lady follows the remarkable White House lives of three iconic First Ladies — Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Michelle Obama (Viola Davis), and explores how the responsibilities of the First Lady have both changed and stayed the same over time. Created by Aaron Crowley and directed by... »

Everything Everywhere All at Once Sound Team Talks Track Counts, Son Lux, and the Hot Dog World

May 20, 2022 | By
<i>Everything Everywhere All at Once</i> Sound Team Talks Track Counts, Son Lux, and the Hot Dog World

A24’s indie breakout Everything Everywhere All at Once tackles the multiverse on its own terms and in this timeline, it has become a bonafide box office hit, as it’s on the verge of becoming the studio’s highest-grossing domestic release. Directed by the Daniels (Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), the movie stars Michelle Yeoh in a powerhouse... »

The Great Costume Designer Sharon Long on Bringing Sexy Back to 18th Century Couture in Season 2

May 19, 2022 | By
<i>The Great</i> Costume Designer Sharon Long on Bringing Sexy Back to 18th Century Couture in Season 2

In Season 2 of Hulu’s The Great, creator Tony McNamara‘s modernistic take on the Russian monarchy circa 18th century boasts saucy language and a sexy, vibrant wardrobe. For the women of the Court, led by Empress Catherine, (Elle Fanning) think lots of heaving bosoms, colorful, wide-rimmed dresses supported by bone hoop cages, corsets to sculpt... »

Downton Abbey: A New Era‘s Costume Designers on Bringing Old Hollywood and the Crawley Family Into the Late 1920s

May 18, 2022 | By
<i>Downton Abbey: A New Era</i>‘s Costume Designers on Bringing Old Hollywood and the Crawley Family Into the Late 1920s

Downton Abbey: A New Era hits U.S. theaters this weekend three years after the first film grossed nearly $100 million at the domestic box office. Both films are, of course, based on the popular British series that ran for six seasons on ITV overseas and on PBS in the States. Directed by Simon Curtis,... »

Candy Composer Ariel Marx on Creating Macabre Music for the Repressed World of Hulu’s True-Crime Series

May 17, 2022 | By
<i>Candy</i> Composer Ariel Marx on Creating Macabre Music for the Repressed World of Hulu’s True-Crime Series

It was Friday, June 13, 1980, when Candy Montgomery, a bible-belting bored housewife hacked her neighbor, Betty Gore, to death with an ax. The shocking crime shook the tight-knit community of Wylie, Texas, and led to a murder trial that saw Montgomery claim self-defense. More than 40 years later, the events that led up to that... »

Downton Abbey‘s Longtime Production Designer Donal Woods Reflects on His 12 Years With the Iconic Franchise and A New Era

May 16, 2022 | By
<i>Downton Abbey</i>‘s Longtime Production Designer Donal Woods Reflects on His 12 Years With the Iconic Franchise and <i>A New Era</i>

The Crawley Family — who we first met in 2010 via the megahit series Downton Abbey before they made the leap to the big screen in 2019 — returns to theaters once again in Downton Abbey: A New Era. The film represents a changing of the guard of sorts, with the story inching slowly towards the 1930s (it was... »

Pam & Tommy‘s Makeup and Hairstyling Artists Reveal How They Recreated the Celebrity Couple for Hulu

May 13, 2022 | By
<i>Pam & Tommy</i>‘s Makeup and Hairstyling Artists Reveal How They Recreated the Celebrity Couple for Hulu

In the Hulu miniseries Pam & Tommy, the makeup and hairstyling team recreated ’90s icons Pamela Anderson, a model and actress, and Tommy Lee, drummer for the Los Angeles rock band Motley Crue. During that decade, the two performers met, shacked up, got married, and created an infamous sex tape, around which the miniseries is... »

The Flight Attendant Composer Blake Neely on 20 Years With Greg Berlanti and How a College Rejection Letter Fueled His Emmy Win

May 11, 2022 | By
<i>The Flight Attendant</i> Composer Blake Neely on 20 Years With Greg Berlanti and How a College Rejection Letter Fueled His Emmy Win

If you’re a fan of the CW, you’ve probably heard the work of veteran Composer Blake Neely, whose many credits include All American, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, and Supergirl, as well as Netflix’s creepy thriller You. All of those shows hail from executive producer Greg Berlanti, who goes back 20 years with Neely, who composed the main title theme for Berlanti’s show Everwood.... »

The Dropout Composer Anne Nikitin on Embracing Her Synth Side to Make Digital Music for Hulu’s Hit Series

May 10, 2022 | By
<i>The Dropout</i> Composer Anne Nikitin on Embracing Her Synth Side to Make Digital Music for Hulu’s Hit Series

The trial of Theranos founder/CEO Elizabeth Holmes, the wide-eyed, deep-voiced blonde who convinced some of America’s savviest investors to back her biotech company, which promised to make the world a better place with just a single drop of blood, piqued the interest of millions of people — especially the media. Coverage was extensive, and an ABC News podcast set... »