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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...
Friday, May. 29, 2020
DeMane Davis Shares "Self Made" Story, Insights, Inspiration
C.J. Walker and her place in history have been known to director-producer DeMane Davis dating back to elementary school. But Walker has resided well below the radar for many, thus giving Davis a sense of purpose when the opportunity arose to impart the groundbreaking entrepreneur’s story to the...
Friday, May. 22, 2020
From "Hollywood" To The "Cosmos"--Series Creator and VFX Supervisor POVs
Ian Brennan’s longstanding collaborative relationship with Ryan Murphy includes their co-creating with Brad Falchuk such series as Scream Queens, The Politician and Glee , the latter earning Brennan (in concert with Murphy and Falchuk) three Emmy Award nominations, for Outstanding Writing for a...
Friday, May. 15, 2020
Perspectives From Directors Derek Cianfrance, Lenny Abrahamson, Morten Tyldum On Their Emmy-Contending Series
Writer-director Derek Cianfrance is best known for his feature films such as Blue Valentine (starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams), which made an auspicious debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, The Place Beyond the Pines (starring Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes), nominated for...
Friday, May. 8, 2020
The Road To Emmy Preview: Director & EP Insights Into "Succession," "Homeland," "Little Fires Everywhere"
Looking to be close to home--after spending much time overseas for multiple seasons of Game of Thrones --director Mark Mylod found a series close to his creative heart, one that has engaged viewers and drawn acclaim, including this year’s Golden Globe Award for Best TV Drama, as well as five Emmy...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
Emmy Nominees Reflect On "When They See Us," "Chernobyl," "Sharp Objects," "GLOW," "High Castle"
Composer Kris Bowers recently garnered his first career Emmy nomination for “Episode 2” of When They See Us , Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five miniseries which delves into the true story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were coerced into confessing to a brutal attack in 1989 that...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
Emmy Nominees Shed Light On "Game of Thrones," "Fleabag," "High Castle," "Umbrella Academy," "Rent: Live"
For the second time in three years, The Man in the High Castle (Amazon) has been nominated for an Outstanding Visual Effects Emmy Award. The show’s VFX supervisor, Lawson Deming of Barnstorm VFX--a Burbank-based house which recently opened a studio in Vancouver, B.C.--was part of an ensemble that...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019
Insights Into "Chernobyl," "Fleabag," "Russian Doll," "Ozark," "Jack Ryan," "Unfortunate Events," "When They See Us"
Director Johan Renck was a bit apprehensive going in that the fallout from Chernobyl (HBO) could very well include a limited audience. His creative instincts told him that the story was worthwhile but he wasn’t sure that it would generate significant viewership. Thankfully, the five-part miniseries...

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