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Friday, Dec. 8, 2023
Edit Room Conductor: Michelle Tesoro Takes On "Maestro"

Michelle Tesoro, ACE had just finished recutting the independent film Flag Day with director-actor Sean Penn. Bradley Cooper saw the movie and asked Penn about Tesoro, which led to her eventually being handed the figurative editor’s baton to take on Maestro (Netflix).


Friday, Dec. 1, 2023
Editor Jennifer Lame Reflects On The Motivating Challenge of  "Oppenheimer"

Editor Jennifer Lame, ACE described the script for writer-director Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures) as being inspiring and stressful at the same time.

“I loved the script when I read it,” related Lame, noting that it felt “magical” and “so special.” Lame added...

Friday, Nov. 24, 2023
Editor Affonso Goncalves and Director Todd Haynes Deepen Their Bond Through "May December"

Editor Affonso Goncalves earned his first ACE Eddie Award nomination in 2012 for Mildred Pierce, the acclaimed HBO miniseries directed by Todd Haynes. Goncalves’ third and most recent Eddie nod came last year for Haynes’ first documentary, The Velvet Underground. In-between...

Friday, Nov. 17, 2023
Setting Boundaries As A Means Of Creative Inspiration; A VFX Supervisor's POV On "Oppenheimer"

Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures) is the eighth consecutive film on which visual effects house DNEG has collaborated with director Christopher Nolan. Andrew Jackson--the overall production visual effects supervisor on Oppenheimer, and a DNEG mainstay--has worked on the last four...

Friday, Nov. 10, 2023
Production and Costume Designing "Killers of the Flower Moon"

New bonds form and an old one endures--that’s the continuum of collaboration on Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple Studios) as reflected, for example, in creative ties for production designer Jack Fisk and costume designer Jacqueline West. Killers of the Flower Moon...

Friday, Nov. 3, 2023
Cord Jefferson Continues An Eventful Festival Run With "American Fiction"

Highlights abound on the current festival circuit for Cord Jefferson--with two in particular standing out for American Fiction (Amazon MGM Studios), which marks his directorial debut. The first major splash came last month at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where ...

Friday, Mar. 3, 2023
"Babylon" Scores Justin Hurwitz His 4th Oscar Nomination

Composer Justin Hurwitz is a four-time Oscar nominee, the latest nod coming in January for Best Original Score on the strength of writer-director Damien Chazelle’s Babylon (Paramount Pictures). Hurwitz’s first three nominations came in 2017 for Chazelle’s La La Land with the...

Friday, Feb. 24, 2023
Directorial POVs on "Triangle of Sadness," "Fire of Love"

Triangle of Sadness (Neon) has garnered a trio of marquee Oscar nominations--Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay. Individually receiving the latter two honors is writer-director Ruben Östlund, quite a distinction for the Swedish filmmaker on his first English-language feature...

Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis Discuss Backstory, Inspiration For Their 3rd Oscar-Nominated Short

The lack of female nominees for the Best Director Oscar this year has received much deserved scrutiny. But seemingly flying under the radar are those women directors who have made a mark in this season’s Academy Awards derby such as Sara Dosa whose Fire of Love is nominated for the Best...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2023
A Challenging Make-up Test: "All Quiet on the Western Front"

Among the prime challenges posed by All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix) to make-up and hair designer/SFX designer Heike Merker were:

  • Doing justice to an ambitious period piece that takes us back to World War I.
  • Capturing the authentic look and feel of war’s
  • ...

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