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  • Black Geek Movie Talk: Jurassic World

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    Listen, there's dinosaurs, John Williams music and Star Lord. It'll either be good summer time fun, or a big heaping pile of dino droppings all over the magic that was the original. Starring trained velociraptors, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and some kids in peril. According to the tagline, "The Park is Open"... tune in Sunday, June 14 at 1:30 PM PST to find out whether or not we think it's worth a visit.

  • Masterclass:Lee Grimes/Make-up/The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

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    Lee Grimes is a well sought after artist with 90 + Film & TV series credits, Lee still enjoys the art of makeup and special makeup effects. The profession has taken him as far away as Istanbul, Turkey, London and all around the country. You can can see his work on the upcoming Walt Before Mickey,The Hungar Games: Mockingjay - Part 2  and Frank and Cindy. In 2011 Lee was referred to by KNB FX Group to travel with Lady Gaga for a 5 city leg of her Monster Ball Tour applying her "Born this Way" prosthetics. Also that year Lee worked on "Oz the Great and Powerful" headed by Howard Berger of KNB FX.In 2003 Lee got the opportunity to Department Head the Makeup for "Monster", the project that afforded Charlize Theron's an Oscar for her performance, Charlize makeup was done by the talented Toni G. while Lee did the makeup for Christina Ricci and the rest of the cast.Some of Lee's more recent work can be seen on AMC's "The Walking Dead" headed by Greg Nicotero. HBO's "True Detective", "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay", "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters", "The Butler", "Grown Ups 2" and "Pain and Gain". He did "Salem" working with the oscar winning makeup artist Matthew Mungle of W.M.Creations. Lee has also worked with  Michelle Williams, Jane Fonda, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Paul Giamatti, Shia LaBeouf, Ben Foster and Justin Timberlake to name a few. We will discuss 1. Being a special effects makeup artist is more than just blood and guts 2. The process of applying old age makeup 3. What's in your makeup kit and what should be. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • Episode 24

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    Our last show for the season.  We'll be on Summer break until September so tune in for the last round of Chris' advice and insights.  

  • Profile:Edward Shearmur/Composer/Emmy Win/Before I Go to Sleep

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    Over the past two decades, Edward Shearmur has demonstrated his ability to transcend comedy, action, thriller, and dramatic projects alike. His gift for capturing the spirit of family material and comedy can be found in such films as Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, Jumping the Broom, Bride Wars, Blue Streak, College Road Trip and Miss Congeniality. His thrilling, heart-racing action scores can be found in The Count of Monte Cristo, Derailed, Charlie’s Angels, Charlie’s Angels 2, Johnny English, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Cruel Intentions, Reign of Fire, K-Pax, The Skeleton Key, and Abduction. His tender, dramatic side was showcased beautifully in the film Mother and Child, and he won an Emmy Award for his theme to the Showtime series Masters of Horror. Shearmur’s most recent projects include scoring the ABC drama seriesDevious Maids from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and Rowan Joffe’s mystery thriller Before I Go To Sleep starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Coming up next for Shearmur is Peter Bogdanovich’s comedy She’s Funny That Way starring Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson and two projects directed by Iain Softley: the drama mini series The Outcast and the Blumhouse thriller Curve. Shearmur was born in London, sang in a boy’s choir, and studied at the Royal College of Music. He became Michael Kamen’s assistant in the ’90s, and broke out in a big way with the drama The Wings of the Dove, since establishing himself as a true renaissance composer.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film
     

  • Profile:Peter King/Make-up & Hair/Oscar Win/Lord Of The Rings/The Hobbit

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    Renowned Makeup and Hair Designer, Peter King, began his career in 1970. A major highlight of Peter’s career was designing the original theatre production of “Phantom of the Opera,” now playing all over the world. From that point, Peter has focused on a successful career in film with his forte in wig design and period work. He received the highest of honors winning both the Oscar and BAFTA for his exceptional work on the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, distinguishing himself as a master of his craft. Peter has designed the looks for such notable films including; “Youth Without Youth” on which he collaborated with esteemed director Francis Ford Coppola, “King Kong,” “Nanny McPhee,” “Beyond the Sea,” “His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass,” and “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.” In 2007 Peter collaborated once again with famed director Peter Jackson on DreamWorks’ “The Lovely Bones.” 2009 proved to be a very busy year. Peter was the designer on Rob Marshall’s star studded film “Nine” which included a cast full of Oscar winners including Daniel Day-Lewis. He also collaborated again with Emma Thompson on the next Nanny McPhee installment “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.” Peter next designed Anne Hathaway’s makeup on Ed Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs” and again teamed with Rob Marshall on “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”  He was awarded the Academy Award for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and nominated for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,and had ten BAFTA nominations. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • Profile:Will Ward/Producer/In the Heart of the Sea/Ron Howard/Chris Hemsworth

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    Will Ward is a co-founding partner of ROAR, a top Hollywood management firm that specializes in film, music, brands, production, icons and corporate strategy.  As head of the talent department, Ward manages and has assisted in launching the careers for stars such as Chris Hemsworth (THOR, AVENGERS, RUSH, the upcoming IN THE HEART OF THE SEA and BLACKHAT), Liam Hemsworth (the HUNGER GAMES series, and the upcoming CUT BANK), Cobie Smulders (AVENGERS, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER), Luke Bracey (THE BEST OF ME, the upcoming POINT BREAK) and Ken Watanabe (THE LAST SAMURAI, INCEPTION), among others.Additionally, he manages one of the top touring artists in the US, the three-time Grammy® award winning Zac Brown Band, overseeing their touring among other endeavors.  The multi-platinum selling band has charted a historic eleven #1 radio singles. Last year, Ward produced IN THE HEART OF THE SEA at Warner Bros.  Ron Howard directed the epic story based on the true expedition of the whaling ship the Essex, which is believed to have inspired Melville’s Moby Dick.  Currently, he is in development of an international action franchise entitled THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN at Sony.Prior to ROAR, Ward served as a talent agent at Endeavor from 1997-2001, where he represented such actors as Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Lisa Kudrow, Minnie Driver, Edward Norton and Mark Wahlberg. Besides negotiating multiple film and TV deals and working with many of the company's biggest clients, Ward also worked closely with several of Endeavor’s new media corporate clients where he was responsible for signing Thinkbox, a children's new media company. Until recently, Ward served as the Vice Chairman of the board for The Art of Elysium, a non-profit charity that focuses on bringing the arts into hospitals for sick and terminally ill children.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film