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The Road to Emmy
Friday, Jul. 23, 2021
Editors Lindsay Utz, ACE and Greg Finton, ACE came together for the first time and added to their Emmy credentials, recently nominated in the Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program category on the strength of Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (Apple TV+), directed...
Friday, Jul. 16, 2021
Emmy-Nominated Directors Reflect On "Mare of Easttown," "WandaVision," "The Flight Attendant," "Ted Lasso"
Prior to this week’s announcement of the season’s Emmy nominations, SHOOT connected with various contenders going back to special Preview coverage starting in April and then this ongoing The Road to Emmy series of feature stories which started two months ago. As it turns out, a good...
Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021
"The Crown" tied with "The Mandalorian" for the most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 apiece, but the Marvel universe also got bragging rights with runner-up "WandaVision."
The nominations reinforced the rapid rise of streaming, with most of the top-nominated scripted shows on services...
Friday, Jul. 9, 2021
Cinematographer Checco Varese, ASC found himself deeply drawn to Them (Amazon Studios), an anthology series on terror which in its first season takes us to 1950s suburbia. A Black family moves from North Carolina to an all-white neighborhood in Los Angeles where they confront evil...
Friday, Jun. 25, 2021
Cinematographer Peter Deming, ASC was brought onto The Good Lord Bird (Showtime) by Albert Hughes, who directed the first episode and served as an EP on the limited series which is based on James McBride’s novel of the same title. Set in the mid-19th century, The Good Lord Bird...
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
An Actor/Showrunner's POV On "The Good Lord Bird"; Director Insights Into "This Is Us," "WandaVision," "The Flight Attendant"
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...