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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.... »

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... »

Maid Composers Este Haim and Chris Stracey on Fusing Their Musical Styles and Skills for the Netflix Show’s Synth-Heavy Soundtrack

June 23, 2022 | By
<i>Maid</i> Composers Este Haim and Chris Stracey on Fusing Their Musical Styles and Skills for the Netflix Show’s Synth-Heavy Soundtrack

Este Haim, best known as one-third of the Grammy Award-nominated musical sisterhood HAIM, had never imagined what writing a soundtrack would entail. Never one to set creative boundaries, Haim put it out to the universe that she wanted to try her hand at composing, and her desire manifested with the opportunity to compose the... »

Elvis Producer Catherine Martin, Who Also Served as Costume and Production Designer, on Helping Her Husband Baz Luhrmann Bring an Icon Back to Life

June 23, 2022 | By
<i>Elvis</i> Producer Catherine Martin, Who Also Served as Costume and Production Designer, on Helping Her Husband Baz Luhrmann Bring an Icon Back to Life

Catherine Martin is just an incredible craftsperson, an amazing woman who has won four Oscars for her work with her husband, director Baz Luhrmann — two each for her costumes and production design for Moulin Rouge! in 2001 and The Great Gatsby in 2013. She has been Luhrmann’s production designer going back to Strictly Ballroom... »

Reacher Supervising Stunt Coordinator Buster Reeves on How to Stage a Knife Fight on a Fire Escape, Plus That Epic Prison Brawl

June 21, 2022 | By
<i>Reacher</i> Supervising Stunt Coordinator Buster Reeves on How to Stage a Knife Fight on a Fire Escape, Plus That Epic Prison Brawl

Bestselling author Lee Child has written more than 20 books about Jack Reacher, a former Army MP who is a magnet for trouble, and the character has built an enormous following. In fact, two Reacher novels were previously adapted into Tom Cruise vehicles. Fans who have been begging for a more physically accurate version... »

The Offer Casting Director John Papsidera on Making the Actors a Godfather Offer They Couldn’t Refuse

June 20, 2022 | By
<i>The Offer</i> Casting Director John Papsidera on Making the Actors a <i>Godfather</i> Offer They Couldn’t Refuse

If you were a fan of The Godfather trilogy, then you would certainly remember Marlon Brando‘s famous line, “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse,” which Don Vito Corleone says to Johnny Fontane (Al Martino) as he asks for help in getting into the new movie produced by Jack Woltz (John Marley).... »