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Friday, Aug. 7, 2020
Directorial Perspectives On "Watchmen," "The Crown," "Becoming"
Stephen Williams is no stranger to Emmy nominations, having landed three thus far in his career. The first two were for Outstanding Drama Series on the basis of Lost , for which he served as co-executive producer and director. This year, though, there was a new Emmy wrinkle for Williams--his first...
Friday, Jul. 31, 2020
Lynn Shelton Earns First Emmy Nomination Posthumously
Prior to this week’s Emmy nominations announcement, SHOOT connected with various contenders going back to our Emmy Preview and then this ongoing The Road To Emmy series of features which started some two-and-a-half months ago. As it turns out, a good number of the artisans we covered ended up in...
Friday, Jul. 24, 2020
Two Amandas Make Beautiful Music For Lena Waithe's "Twenties"
Recently the Lena Waithe-created comedy series Twenties , which premiered on BET in March, was renewed for a second season. The show broke new ground on BET, becoming the network’s first to be led by an LGBTQ+ character, a masculine-presenting woman of color named Hattie (portrayed by Jonica T...
Friday, Jul. 17, 2020
Bloodwell, Donnell Declare "We're Here" For Empathetic Verite Lensing
This is real-life television, which is decidedly different from reality TV. That’s a prime distinction made by cinematographers Ben Bloodwell and Bryan Donnell when discussing We Are Here (HBO), an unscripted series starring well known drag queens Shangela Laquifa Wadley, Bob The Drag Queen, and...
Thursday, Jul. 9, 2020
Showrunning "Barkskins," Scoring "The Morning Show" and "Space Force," Cutting "American Factory"
Elwood Reid’s television pedigree includes co-creating and serving as showrunner on the Peabody Award-winning series The Bridge . Now his talents in the creator/showrunner hybrid role have once again been brought to bear on Barkskins (National Geographic), a limited series which is the TV...
Friday, Jul. 3, 2020
Lensing and Editing "Ozark"; Production Designing "The Handmaid’s Tale" and "Pose"
In a 2019 installment of SHOOT ’s The Road To Emmy series, Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy talked about the integral contributions of cinematographers Ben Kutchins and Armando Salas, ASC. Kutchins very much helped set the tone for the Netflix series from season one (after Pepe Avila del Pino shot the...
Friday, Jun. 26, 2020
Director/EP Mimi Leder Reflects On Rousing Viewers, Emotions With "The Morning Show"
Mimi Leder has a rich Emmy history with nine nominations thus far--five for Best Director and four for Best Drama Series, the honored shows being ER, The West Wing and China Beach . The director/producer has won three Emmys--two for Best Drama Series ( ER in 1995 and ‘96) and one for Outstanding...
Friday, Jun. 19, 2020
DP John Grillo Captures Two Distinctly Different Sci-Fi Experiences In "Westworld" and "Snowpiercer"
DP John Grillo is a two-time Emmy Award nominee who’s now once again in the awards season conversation--this time for a pair of shows, his ongoing work on Westworld (HBO) and his role as lead cinematographer for the first season of Snowpiercer (TNT). Grillo earned a primetime Emmy nom in 2018 for “...
Friday, Jun. 12, 2020
Series Creators Delve Into "Ramy," "Stranger Things"; A Directorial POV On "The Plot Against America"
Ramy Youssef quipped that there’s not a lot of blame to go around if his Ramy series (Hulu) on occasion misses the mark. Youssef, who first gained widespread recognition as a comedian, observed tongue-in-cheek that during stereotypical editing sessions, shouting can at times be heard. “‘Who the...
Friday, Jun. 5, 2020
Adams, Macdonald Reflect On Lensing, Editing "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie"
For cinematographer Marshall Adams, ASC, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix) marked an opportunity to pay homage to Michael Slovis’ lensing of the seminal Breaking Bad series. Slovis over the years earned five Best Cinematography Emmy Award nominations for Breaking Bad . Adams actually shot...

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