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Road to Emmy
Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017
"Saturday Night Live," powered by madcap skits skewering the Trump administration, earned 22 Emmy Award nominations, including bids for Alec Baldwin's florid portrayal of the president and Melissa McCarthy's manic, gender-busting take on press secretary Sean Spicer.
The long-running NBC...
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2017
Delving into the process of deduction has yielded a welcomed addition to the career of cinematographer Neville Kidd whose work on Sherlock, the BBC crime drama series that is part of PBS’ Masterpiece Theater, earned him his first Emmy nomination and win in 2014. Benedict...
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017
While director/producer/showrunner Barry Sonnenfeld viewed creating different worlds for Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as both exciting and daunting, bringing a welcomed level of comfort to the challenge was knowing that he would once again be working with a colleague whom he...
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017
While gratified to be in this year’s Emmy conversation, the people behind National Geographic Channel’s MARS took exception to the show being considered in Best Limited Series and related categories, instead contending that it was better suited to compete in a different kind of space...
Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017
Filmmaker Shawn Levy is no stranger professionally to stranger things. In fact, he’s shown an affinity for them and most anything that’s atypical, spanning the horror, sci-fi, dramatic and comedy genres. He has brought exhibits to life in the wildly successful Night At The Museum...
Thursday, Jun. 8, 2017
Jill Soloway knows a thing or two about the Emmy Awards. She earned multiple nominations as a producer/writer on Six Feet Under, and a pair of wins for Best Directing for a Comedy Series in 2015 and last year for Transparent (Amazon). She is now once again in the Emmy...
Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017
Cinematographer Colin Watkinson has a pair of shows in the running for Emmy consideration--The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) and Emerald City (NBC). Inspired by--and a much darker take on--L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz” tales, Emerald City introduces us to a mystical land...
Tuesday, May. 23, 2017
For editor Pia Di Ciaula, the prospects of working on The Crown (Netflix) were alluring on several fronts, including the story itself and the chance to collaborate with series creator/showrunner/writer Peter Morgan and director/EP Stephen Daldry. Morgan is a two-time Academy Award...
Friday, May. 19, 2017
Doing justice to the life of a genius is a daunting task but not one entirely new to filmmaker Ron Howard who won Best Director and Best Picture Oscars in 2002 for A Beautiful Mind which told the poignant story of Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash.
Howard now again...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
Justin Wilkes, president of RadicalMedia’s entertainment group, has long had a deep-rooted appreciation for Nina Simone, the late, great, legendary recording artist. “I’ve always been a fan of her music,” recalled Wilkes. “I grew up in Woodstock, New York. Her records were a fixture on my...