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Chat Room Interviews

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Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2015
Framestore Pictures' Creative Director David Mellor Shares VR POV
During a session at the Cannes Lions Innovation Festival last month, David Mellor, creative director at Framestore Pictures , the live-action production arm under the Framestore umbrella, teamed with R/GA sr. VP/executive creative director Jay Zasa to offer insights into how to best use virtual...
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2015
Cynthia Wade Directs A "Heart Felt" Ad Assignment, Diversifies Into Narrative Features As A Producer
One project informs another and in the case of director Cynthia Wade, a documentary short she embarked on nearly 10 years ago has been the creative inspiration for a narrative feature slated for release later this year, featuring a cast that includes Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell and...
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2015
A Return Engagement: Production Designer Julie Berghoff Teams With Director Lisa Cholodenko On "Olive Kitteridge"
A student at the Art Institute of Chicago, Julie Berghoff fell in love with fashion and sculpture. She became a model builder in Chicago, working in commercials before moving to Portland, Ore. where she hooked up with the storied “Claymation” house Will Vinton Studios. There she worked on the stop...
Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2015
An Auspicious, "Transparent" Debut For Production Designer Catherine Smith
An accomplished art director--as five Emmy nominations would attest, four of which were for HBO’s True Blood (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013) and one for Shark (CBS in 2007)--Catherine Smith made an auspicious debut as a production designer, landing the pilot for what at the time was an obscure series...
Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015
Director/Writer Dee Rees Vocal About "Bessie"
Last month Bessie premiered on HBO and won the Critics Choice TV Award For Best Movie. The biopic stars Queen Latifah as iconic blues singer Bessie Smith, and Oscar winner Mo’Nique as her mentor, Ma Rainey. Latifah and Mo’Nique earned Critics Choice Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress...
Friday, Jun. 19, 2015
Sidney Sidell’s Cinematography Helps To Build FOX's "Empire"
Sidney Sidell has been a camera department mainstay for 34 years, the last 18 as a full-fledged cinematographer. He started out as a film loader on the 20th Century Fox lot for the series Dynasty in the early 1980s. He then moved up the ranks, gaining broad-based experience as an assistant...
Monday, Jun. 15, 2015
Taraji P. Henson Reflects On "Empire," Global Branding
Taraji P. Henson is on a mission: To take her brand global following the success of Fox's hit show "Empire" — and her breakout character Cookie Lyon. "I am tired of Hollywood telling me what black people can't do overseas and what can't sell overseas, and black women can't do this overseas," Henson...
Friday, Jun. 12, 2015
Kerstin Emhoff Finds Strong Sense Of Creative Community At AICP Show
Kerstin Emhoff, co-founder/executive producer of PRETTYBIRD, was at press time about to head over to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Cannes comes on the heels of Emhoff serving as chairperson of the 2015 AICP Show. She presided over not only the Show but the entire AICP Week...
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2015
Lake Bell Reflects On Allure Of Directing
Lake Bell can be annoying when she's watching TV or a movie with her husband. That's because she tends to watch with a director's eye. "My husband gets very frustrated," she said in a recent interview. "We sit down to watch a movie and I'm like, 'I can't. This piece of casting is really taking me...
Friday, Jun. 5, 2015
Tim Perell Shares "Process" Of Diversifying An Indie Feature Prod’n. Co. Into Branded Content, Spots
Tim Perell has been producing films, television and music videos for more than 15 years. He’s a recipient of the Film Independent Spirit Producers Award and his work spans a variety of genres and has premiered at such high profile festivals as Cannes and Sundance. Perell began his career as an A...