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    Profile:Ellen Mirojnick/Costume Designer/ BAFTA Nom/Behind the Candelabra

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    Emmy® Award Winning Costume Designer Ellen Mirojnick was born and raised in New York City, where her interests in fine art,photographyand fashion grew quickly. After graduating from the prestigious High School of Music and Art, she further pursued her study of design at The School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. It wasn’t long before Mirojnick set her sights on Hollywood to begin her career, which has spanned three decades as a Costume Designer for films including: HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps starring Michael Douglas, What Women Want with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, Failure to Launch starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey. Ellen has received numerous prestigious nominations and awards. In 2013, she received an Emmy® for “Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie Or a Special” for Behind the Candelabra, and nominated for
    the same category in 1998 for Cinderella. Ellen has also been nominated in 2003 and 2011 for the Costume Designers Guild “Excellence in Contemporary Film” Award for the films Unfaithful and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. In 1993 she was nominated for the “Best Costume Design” BAFTA Film Award for Chaplin.Ellen has lectured at UCLA, the Lincoln Center Film Society, the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She has been profiled in numerous international fashion publications, as well as on AMC’s Hollywood Fashion Machine series, “The Costume Designer”. Her work has been displayed in the “50 Designers/50 Films” exhibit at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 1998 Florence Biennale, FIDM’s 2011 and 2012 Annual Exhibits, and the prestigious “Hollywood Costume “ at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Profile:Lorne Balfe/Composer/BAFTA Nom/Inception/Iron Man/Dark Knight

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    Lorne Balfe is a Grammy Award winning, Emmy and BAFTA nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland. Lorne is known for composing the scores to the Dreamworks’ animation Megamind, and Ubisoft’s acclaimed game, Assassin’s Creed III.In addition to recognition earned for producing two of Hans Zimmer’s Oscar- nominated scores, Sherlock Holmes and Inception, Lorne has also received significant recognition for his work in the United Kingdom. In 2009, Lorne was nominated for the Discovery of the Year World Soundtrack Award for his score in the BAFTA award-winning film, Crying With Laughter. Lorne began his career in Hollywood providing additional music on several major motion pictures including the second and third installments of The Pirates of the Caribbean, The Simpsons Movie, Angels & Demons, Iron Man, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He also composed additional music on the Golden Globe nominated film Frost/Nixon. Complimented by his additional music, Balfe’s role as a score producer on 2008′s The Dark Knight earned Lorne a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture. Balfe was music producer and composer of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 video game, and score producer for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, which earned a 2010 Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. Only a year later, in 2011, Balfe produced the score for Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. In more recent years, Balfe composed additional music for The Dark Knight,Inception, Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,Madagascar 3, and 2012′s The Dark Knight Rises. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Tobias Datum/Cinematographer/Grandma/Frank and Cindy/Doll & Em HBO

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    Tobias Datum was  Born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany. He first studied cinematography at the SFOF in Berlin, Germany, and later at the AFI in Los Angeles. Since then he has shot well over a dozen feature films, 2 single camera TV-shows from pilot to series and many short form projects. Many of his films were shot on location all around the globe and his films have premiered at the most prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, Toronto, Venice, Rotterdam, Moscow. Many of which went on to win major awards. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Tony Bancroft/Animation Director/Animal Crackers/Mulan

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    Tony was accepted into the exclusive, Disney sponsored art college, California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts) in 1987. During his 12-year career with Disney Studios, Tony created and animated many of the studio’s most famous characters, and was rewarded for his excellence by becoming one of Disney’s youngest animated feature film directors. His contributions to the Disney character hall of fame include: Pumbaa, the lovable warthog in The Lion King; Kronk in The Emperor’s New Groove; Cogsworth the clock from Beauty and the Beast; and ?Iago in Aladdin.He co-directed Walt Disney’s feature film Mulan for which he received the Annie award for Director of the Year from ASIFA-International; and animation director of Sony’s Stuart Little 2, for which he received the Visual Effects Society’s top award for character animation. Currently, Tony is directing a CG animated features called Animal Crackers with an international release of early 2017.  Also, he has taken his 27 years of animation experience and composited it into a book called “Directing for Animation” which released world-wide through Focal Press. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Profile:Donald Sylvester/Sound Editor/BAFTA Nom/Walk The Line/The Wolverine

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    Mr. Sylvester’s has worked on more than 95 films.He began his film career in 1990 as a sound assistant for the post production sound house SoundBusters. At that time, SoundBusters were fresh off their Oscar®™-winning soundscape for “Dances With Wolves.” As he gained more experience and developed greater sound editorial skills, his roles changed from assistant editor to dialogue editor, sound effects editor, foley editor and then Supervising Foley Editor and ADR Supervisor. Some of the films Don worked on during this time were nominated for the Motion Picture Sound Editor’s Guild’sGolden Reel Award: “Master And Commander” (2008), “X-2” (2003), “The Emperor’s New Groove” (2000) and “U-571” (2000), which also won the Oscar®™that year for Best Sound. Having supervised Foley or ADR on a number of films, Don’s responsibility expanded to include supervising all the sound for a motion picture (Supervising Sound Editor). His first credit in this role was the film “Doctor Dolittle 2” (2001). He has since supervised 19 films. As the Supervising Sound Editor, he has been nominated for the MPSE’s Golden Reel Award on two occasions: “Antwone Fisher” (2002) and “3:10 To Yuma” (2007). He won his first British Academy Award (BAFTA®™) for Best Sound in 2006 for “Walk The Line.” Don’s most recent project is “The Fault In Our Stars”, to be release this June by Twentieth Century Fox. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Profile:Marie Larkin/Make Up & Hair/BAFTA Nom/Behind the Candelabra

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    Marie Larkin is an award winning hairstylist for television and film. She was most recently nominated for a BAFTA for her work in Steven Soderbergh's film about Liberace, Behind the Candelabra. She also garnered an Emmy and a Guild Award for the same film. She has worked on many projects in her 15 years in the film business, such as the cult hit, Arrested Development. Her most recent credit is Chef, directed by Jon Favreau that will be released this May. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • Guest:Michael Shaw/Production Designer/Orange Is the New Black/Billions

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    Michael’s impressive Production Design credits on over 21 feature films include the award winning “Boys Don’t Cry,” “You Can Count on Me,” “August Rush,” “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” and “Cop Out.” Michael Shaw settled in New York City after studying painting, sculpture & film at the Rhode Island School of Design. While constructing scenery by day to support his fine art career by night, one of Michael’s first design jobs; a short film titled “THE ROOM,” won top prizes at Cannes, Sundance and MOMA. Once bitten, Michael realized Production Design was the perfect career to mold all his creative interests together. Consequently, Michael approaches every film as an artist. Michael’s first feature as Production Designer was the celebrated film “Heavy,” directed by James Mangold, starring then ingénue Liv Tyler. The film won the Special Jury prize at Cannes and the New York Times singled out Michael’s design work stating “An impressive consistency links the crisp specific look of Heavy.” Michael balances his design career between feature films, commercials and television. His television work includes three seasons of the ABC police comedy “The Job” staring Dennis Leary, three seasons of the Showtime series “The Big C” starring Laura Linney and three seasons of the highly acclaimed Netflix series “Orange is The New Black” staring Taylor Schilling. Michael is currently in production on the first season of the TV show “Billions” starring Paul Giamatti and Damion Lewis for Showtime.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guests:Carsten Kurpanek & Tyler Nelson/Editors/House of Cards/Gone Girl

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    Carsten Kurpanek was born and raised in Germany and moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to pursue a career in film. In 2008 he was selected for the annual American Cinema Editors Internship - a program which he took over as co-director alongside Tyler Nelson in 2015. Carsten worked an assistant editor on films such as "Machine Gun Preacher", "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", and "World War Z", while editing shorts on the side ("CarJack", "Zombie Roadkill" etc.). In 2012 Carsten made the jump to feature editor with the drama-thriller "Squatters", starring Gabriella Wilde, Luke Grimes and Richard Dreyfuss. He then edited the indie dramas "Diving Normal", and "Fort Bliss", starring Michelle Monaghan and Ron Livingston. Carsten also co-edited Relativity's sci-fi adventure film "Earth To Echo".Tyler Nelson started his film career in 2005 after moving to Los Angeles from Colorado. A recent graduate of the University of Colorado, Tyler got his feet wet assisting for Kirk Baxter, ACE at Rock Paper Scissors, a commercial editorial house owned by Angus Wall, ACE.  In 2006 he was selected for the American Cinema Editors Internship, which he now serves as co-director with Carsten Kurpanek.  After the internship, Tyler jumped from commercials to feature films finding work as an assistant editor under Baxter and Wall on David Fincher’s last five projects including “Gone Girl”, “The Social Network”, and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.  Still trying to get his foot in the door as feature editor, Tyler cuts short films on the side as well as editing the 2013 Grammy winning music video for Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie”. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Mike Sale/Editor/Central Intelligence/Tammy/Get Hard

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    MIKE SALE, ACE (Editor) grew up in Maynard, Massachusetts, a small mill town west of Boston. Mike majored in Radio and Mass Communications while editing as much as he could find time for.In L.A., Mike got his start on the “Wonder Years” as an assistant editor, staying for a little more than a season before continuing onto “L.A. Law.” With the rapid technological advancements of the editing process throughout the last few decades of the 20th century, Mike was able to adapt and move up the ranks ultimately serving as the editor of "Judging Amy." After spending most of his early career working on television, he began working on motion pictures where he became an additional editor. And finally, following a notable run of successful, and funny, films, Mike earned the position of editor. Working on both television and movies during the evolution of film editing, Mike has earned an interesting perspective of the art of editing. Most recently, Mike edited the hit comedy “Get Hard” directed by Etan Cohen; as well as “Tammy,” starring Melissa McCarthy and directed by Ben Falcone; “We’re The Millers,” from director Rawson Marshall Thurber; Todd Phillips’ “The Hangover Part II”; and Paul Feigs’ blockbuster “Bridesmaids.” He previously served as an additional editor on “I Love You, Man,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Superbad,” “Undercover Brother” and “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.”
    For television, Sale edited the drama series “Judging Amy,” and has served as assistant editor on such shows as “L.A. Law,” “Northern Exposure” and “The Wonder Years.” You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • Masterclass:Steve Hickner/Animation Director/Storyboard Artist/Dreamworks

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    Steve Hickner has spent over thirty-five years working at some of the most fabled studios in animation; including: DreamWorks, Disney, Amblimation, Aardman, Hanna-Barbera and Filmation.  He has worked on both the production and artistic sides of the process, serving as Producer on such films as:  American Tail II: Fievel Goes West, We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story, and Balto.  His director credits include Bee Movie and The Prince of Egypt.   In addition, he has contributed to such feature films as Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Little Mermaid, The Great Mouse Detective, Madagascar, Shrek Forever After, Peabody and Sherman and Home.  His television credits include such favorites as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Most recently, he has contributed to location-based entertainment projects in Singapore, Dubai, China, and London.   For Christmas 2014, he was one of the creative leads on DreamPlace; which was placed in shopping malls across the U.S. He has been a guest speaker at many colleges and universities, film festivals and animation He is the author of Animating Your Career, and Animation Rules! The three subjects we will discuss in depth as follows 1) Breaking into the animation field, and what you can do to grow your career. 2) How the animation field has changed since I entered it thirty-five years ago, and how it is changing now.  What are the influential animation films and TV shows now. 3) The future of the animation business.  You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Kelli Jones/Costume Designer/Sons of Anarchy/Homefront

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    With Straight Outta Compton, Kelli Jones has cemented herself as the go-to Costume Designer for gritty, realistic depictions of television and feature films’ most compelling characters and genres. After getting her start on season two of the critically-acclaimed FX series The Shield, Kelli was tapped to develop the look that sparked a fashion phenomenon with the wildly popular biker gang drama Sons of Anarchy. Through Sons, Kelli not only brought unquestionable sex appeal to the characters, but also garnered a Costume Designer’s Guild nomination in the prestigious “Best Contemporary Costume Design” category. In a true testament to the populatiy of her original looks and style, she even developed a Sons Of Anarchy clothing and jewelry line that is sold directly to fans on the FX Network’s website. These signature designs and point-of-view were not lost on the producers of the motion picture thriller  Homefront, who picked her to create the looks for stars Jason Statham & James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth. Additionally, Kelli has she designed for such feature films as Chrystal starring Billy Bob Thornton, Four Reasons starring Josh Lucas and Radha Mitchell and Isolation, for Sons of Anarchy Director Stephen Kay. Jones’ other successful television credits include Hawaii, North Shore, Standoff, Women's Murder Club, Memphis Beat, Parks and Recreation, Franklin & Bash and several television pilots including Star-Crossed for the CW network and the groundbreaking Fox series The Following. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film