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Friday, Jun. 18, 2021
DPs Share Insights Into "The Underground Railroad," "WandaVision"; A Directorial POV On "Industry"
Cinematographer James Laxton and director/writer Barry Jenkins have deep collaborative roots. The two were college roommates for a year and started working together at Florida State University film school. In fact, Laxton lensed Jenkins’ last two student films and has gone on to do the same for all...
Friday, Jun. 11, 2021
Directorial Reflections On "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," "Genius: Aretha," "PEN15"
Race, nationalism, the notion of what constitutes a hero--these substantive topics along with the chance to as a solo woman director take on a Marvel Studios property, typically the province of male helmers, were among the compelling factors that spurred Kari Skogland to take on the series The...
Friday, Jun. 4, 2021
An Actor/Showrunner's POV On "The Good Lord Bird"; Director Insights Into "This Is Us," "WandaVision," "The Flight Attendant"
When he read James McBride’s novel, “The Good Lord Bird,” Ethan Hawke, a four-time Oscar nominee (two for Best Supporting Actor, two for Best Adapted Screenplay) knew this was a story he had to tell, his initial thoughts centering on adapting it for a feature film. But in his first meeting with...
Friday, May. 28, 2021
Director/EP Craig Zobel Reflects On HBO's "Mare of Easttown"
Director/executive producer Craig Zobel said that the approach to Mare of Easttown (HBO) was to take on the limited series as if it were one big feature film, preserving a continuity of story by going solo throughout in key roles--such as Zobel being the lone helmer of all seven episodes, Ben...
Friday, May. 21, 2021
Sara K White Has Designs On "The Flight Attendant"
In some respects, the road to Sara K White’s first nomination for an Art Directors Guild (ADG) Excellence in Production Design Award went through The Wilds . That was the title of an Amazon series for which White production designed the pilot, marking her first collaboration with director Susanna...
Friday, May. 14, 2021
Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Kris Bowers Reflects On Composing Music For "Bridgerton"
It’s been an eventful awards season already for Kris Bowers. And that doesn’t count the Emmy buzz currently being generated for Bridgerton (Netflix), which includes his contributions to the acclaimed series as a composer. However, it’s more than musical acumen that put Bowers in the alluded to...
Friday, May. 7, 2021
Emmy Season Preview: The Brave New VFX World Of "Star Trek"--An Even Bolder Frontier During The Pandemic
Last month, SHOOT ’s TV Awards Season Preview centered on DGA and ASC Award nominees across television categories who could figure in this year’s Emmy race. They included directors Susanne Bier for The Undoing (HBO), Zach Braff and MJ Delaney for Ted Lasso (Apple TV+), and Christopher Werner for...
Friday, Apr. 2, 2021
TV Awards Season Preview: A Glimpse Of Emmys To Come?
Whether or not the DGA and ASC Awards are a preview of Emmy nominations to come is a matter of conjecture. Whatever your inclination, there’s no denying that those recently named nominees for Guild and ASC honors across television categories are worth looking into relative to their talent and the...
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020
Perspectives On Shooting "Homecoming," Production Designing "Big Little Lies" and "The Morning Show"
Jas Shelton’s initial attraction to Homecoming (Amazon Prime) proved fortuitous as most recently affirmed by the first Emmy nomination of his career--in the Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour). The nod came for the “Giant” episode, part of season two for which all the...
Friday, Aug. 21, 2020
Insights Into Directing "Modern Family," Lensing "The Mandalorian"
Director Gail Mancuso recently picked up her fourth career Emmy nomination--all for Modern Family (ABC), the latest for the “Finale, Part 2” episode, capping what’s been the lauded show’s remarkable 11-year run. Mancuso won the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Emmy in both 2013 and ‘14...

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