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The Road To Oscar Annual Series
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Friday, Feb. 19, 2021
Directors Reflect On "The United States vs. Billie Holiday," "The Midnight Sky," "News of the World"
While director Lee Daniels firmly asserts that The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu) is not a biopic, he hopes that the experience of delving into the late, great jazz singer’s life will translate into a rewrite of his own biography, reflecting a new found commitment to stand up...
Friday, Feb. 12, 2021
Collaboration Illuminates "The Midnight Sky"
From a first time collaborator in sound designer/supervising sound editor Randy Thom to colleagues with whom he has a track record such as production designer Jim Bissell, cinematographer Martin Ruhe, ASC and visual effects maestros Matt Kasmir and Chris Lawrence, director/producer/actor George...
Friday, Feb. 5, 2021
Costume Designing "Mank" and "The Prom"
Trish Summerville has thus far been nominated for five Costume Designers Guild Awards in her career--two of the honors coming for David Fincher films, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2012 and Gone Girl in 2015. Summerville won for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,...
Friday, Jan. 29, 2021
Editor William Goldenberg, Production Designer David Crank Share "News of the World"
A five-time Oscar nominee for Best Achievement in Film Editing, William Goldenberg, ACE--who won the Academy Award in 2013 for cutting Argo--is now once again in the awards season conversation for News of the World (Universal Pictures), directed by Paul Greengrass, who also...
Friday, Jan. 22, 2021
Editor Matthew Friedman Reflects On "Palm Springs"
Remember when the Sundance Film Festival had in-person theater screenings booked to capacity. In some respects that seems like eons ago. But back when it was safe for audiences to gather, in January 2020, the feature Palm Springs made an indelible mark at the Park City, Utah fest as it...
Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
Directors Share Insights Into "Nomadland," "Minari" and "Promising Young Woman"
Chloé Zhao is among this year’s leading Oscar contenders as writer-director of Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures). Last month she earned Best Director honors from both the New York and Los Angeles Film Critics associations. In 2020, Nomadland also became the first film ever to...
Friday, Jan. 8, 2021
Parallels And A Key Difference Emerge Between Bryan Fogel's Two Lauded Documentaries
Parallels between director Bryan Fogel’s first two feature documentaries, Icarus and The Dissident, abound. The former won the Special Jury Prize for documentary filmmaking at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, going on to win the Best Feature Documentary Oscar the following year...
Friday, Jan. 1, 2021
Sounding Out Ren Klyce On David Fincher's "Mank"
Sound designer, editor and mixer Ren Klyce is a seven-time Oscar nominee, five of those nods coming for David Fincher movies--Fight Club in 2000, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2009, The Social Network in 2011 and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for...
Friday, Dec. 18, 2020
The Road To Oscar Preview: Director, DP and Sound Designer Perspectives
As a prelude to its “The Road To Oscar” weekly series of feature stories which gets underway next month, SHOOT touches base with several artisans already generating buzz this awards season, including a documentary filmmaker poised to perhaps make history, and a writer-director whose...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
Making History With "The Irishman," "Joker," "Ford v Ferrari"
The road to making movie history may include a brief detour and navigation through insecurity as producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff can attest. Koskoff is a two-time nominee this year for the Best Picture Oscar--on the strength of her work on director Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman (...