Friday, Jun. 18, 2021

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...

Friday, Jun. 11, 2021

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 ...

Friday, Jun. 4, 2021

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, Jun. 4, 2021

One DP landed a major career break from an Oscar-winning filmmaker and now finds himself front and center on the awards show circuit.

Another took on a high-profile show, his first episode being directed by the cinematographer who preceded him.

And our third cinematographer, a two-...

Friday, May. 28, 2021

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...

Friday, May. 21, 2021

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...

Friday, May. 14, 2021

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...

Friday, May. 7, 2021

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+),...

Friday, Apr. 2, 2021

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...

Friday, Oct. 16, 2020

Sans a live studio audience, last month’s primetime Emmy telecast on ABC was like no other as reflected in varied ways, including tongue-in-cheek modes of awards presentation--such as folks in hazmat suits seen on occasion handing statuettes to winners, and a Kia promotion whereby its new K5...

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