December 21, 2015

Cinematographer Danny Cohen on Room & The Danish Girl

Room. How did you and director Lenny Abrahamson establish the look and feel Room initially? What was your game plan? That's a very difficult question. I mean, it's more of a process....

October 19, 2016

Designated Survivor's Production Designer on Creating a Dystopian D.C.

...accurate as we could. Their views across the hall too, like the Roosevelt room, it’s all a little more open so you can actually look into the room.  Walking around we really...

June 22, 2018
The Indoraptor prepares to strike in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Welcome to "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." Photo Credit: Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s Production Designer Takes on the Indoraptor Does it look stupid ducking into the space? We came up with the diorama room having a mezzanine, but then had to figure out how the Indoraptor gets up there. If...

January 19, 2021
(from left) Johanna Leonberger (Helena Zengel) and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) in News of the World, co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass. Photo Credit: Bruce Talamon/Universal Pictures

Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Mark Bridges on His First Western “News of the World”

...wear with his reading outfit. Hanks initially nixed it. Bridges didn’t argue and just left it in Hanks’ room. Hours later, Hanks realized that the scene called for Kidd to come out...

January 2, 2018

Oscar Watch: The Disaster Artist Composer on Memorializing the Best Bad Movie Ever

...Wiseau and Greg Sestero set out to make The Room, a ‘real Hollywood movie’ that is often regarded as one of the worst movies ever made. Ironically, their story has inspired one...

June 11, 2018
photo: HBO

Westworld’s Production Designer Breaks Down Season 2

...I laid out all her story point bullets happening in this room and designed the room around that. The whole room was really based on that shot idea of Lisa’s. How did...

January 20, 2021
July 27, 2015

The Kids are All Right: Casting Director Ronna Kress on Paper Towns

...a room with her, and knew about her, and had been down the road in an audition process with her and so when we started Paper Towns, she was sort of at...

November 7, 2016

The Future of Film: 360 VR you jumped across the room.  Annie: It’s such a real life type experience. I don’t teleport around the room while I’m listening to people talk. You just stand there. We wanted...

December 23, 2013

Saving Mr. Banks & the Story Behind Mary Poppins

...ever made. INT: The Walt Disney Studios. Burbank, California, April 1961. A rehearsal room in the Animation Building—suffused with sunlight and equipped with storytelling necessities: an upright piano, storyboards, a table and...

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