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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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    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

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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:Adrian Hodges/Screenwriter/BAFTA Win/My Week With Marilyn

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    ADRIAN HODGES began his career writing about film and television for the trade magazine Screen International. Following a stint as development head at the government film funding office British Screen, where he worked on a wide range of British films,  His first completed script THE BRIDGE, was filmed by the UK's Channel 4 in 1991 and starred Saskia Reeves and David O'Hara. Following this he co-wrote TOM AND VIV which won Academy Award nominations for Miranda Richardson and Rosemary Harris. His other film work includes METROLAND, starring Christian Bale and Emily Watson, and, most recently MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, which also won Academy Award nominations for its stars Michelle Williams and Ken Branagh, was nominated and numerous other awards. Adrian has always worked in both film and television and his TV work includes adaptations of DAVID COPPERFIELD, which introduced the world to a young actor named Daniel Radcliffe, and also won a Peabody award. His mini-series CHARLES II - THE POWER AND THE PASSION won the UK's prestigious BAFTA award for best serial drama in 2003. More recently he co-created the worldwide hit TV show PRIMEVAL which ran for five seasons.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film


     

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    Profile:Kevin McDonald/Director/Oscar Win/Black Sea/Touching the Void

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    Kevin Macdonald won an Academy Award as director of One Day in September, which was voted Best Documentary Feature in 2000. Mr. Macdonald’s 2003 feature Touching the Void became the highest-grossing British documentary in U.K. box office history. The film won the Evening Standard and BAFTA Awards for Best British Film. His first non-documentary feature was The Last King of Scotland. Forest Whitaker’s performance as Idi Amin earned the actor the BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other honors. The movie additionally won BAFTA Awards for Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as BAFTA (Scotland) Awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor (James McAvoy). Mr. Macdonald was named Best Director at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), and cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle won the Best Technical Achievement BIFA. He next directed the Washington-set thriller State of Play, starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck, which earned him a London Critics’ Circle Film Award nomination; the Roman epic adventure The Eagle, also for Focus Features and Film4, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell; and the wartime drama How I Live Now, starring Saoirse Ronan and Harley Bird, both of whom received British Independent Film Award nominations for their performances.Concurrently, Mr. Macdonald’s feature documentary work as director has continued apace with Marley, his acclaimed film about Bob Marley’s life and work, which received BAFTA and Grammy Award nominations, among other honors ; and Christmas in a Day and Life in a Day, both of which showcased footage contributed by filmmakers all over the world in 24-hour periods. The latter world-premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was then released on YouTube, generating over 8 million views. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Profile:John Lunn/Composer/BAFTA Nom/Downton Abbey

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    John is probably best known currently for scoring the hugely successful flagship ITV/Carnival Films drama, Downton Abbey. For which, he was awarded an EMMY AWARD 2012, and has also received an EMMY nomination 2013. Having won a best TV score RTS Award 2010, as well as having been nominated for both aBAFTA and Ivor Novello award for his evocative score for Sky's Going Postal, and having received nominations for a BAFTA Award for Best Original Score for his wonderful music to the BBC Dickens adaptation, Little Dorrit, John Lunn’s music possesses a wonderfully unique voice that spans the spectrum of musical styles. Classically trained yet contemporary in attitude, he combines a highly intelligent and sensitive approach, with a sound that always hits at the emotional heart of a piece. Along with the highest production values, and a continual desire to discover new colours and sounds, it is not hard to see why John is continuously in such high demand.John is currently scoring the highly anticipated BBC drama, Burton And Taylor starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham-Carter as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, having just completed the BBC’s The White Queen, based on the bestselling Phillipa Gregory novels, and the BBC’s reimagining of the Hitchcock classic,The Lady Vanishes. Other recent works, as well as having included scoring Mob Films adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Going Postal for Sky1, and the much acclaimed 2012 new year's BBC/Masterpiece Dickens centenary adaptation of The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, also include a compelling 14 part re-imagining of another Dickens' classic, Little Dorrit for the BBC, (for which John also received an EMMY nomination) and a wonderfully chilling one off Xmas special feature adaptation of MR James' classic ghost story, Turn of the Screw for the BBC, starring John Hurt. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Profile:Michael Corenblith/Production Designer/Oscar Nom/The Finest Hours

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    MICHAEL CORENBLITH (Production Designer) most recently designed Craig Gillespie’s upcoming film “The Finest Hours”, starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. He also recently worked on Disney’s comedy “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, directed by Miguel Arteta. Last year Corenblith reunited with filmmaker John Lee Hancock on his highly-anticipated period film “Saving Mr. Banks” after having designed the productions for his two previous directorial efforts -- the Oscar®-nominated best picture “The Blind Side” and his 2004 epic retelling of the battle for Texas independence, “The Alamo". For his period recreations on “Saving Mr. Banks,” Corenblith earned his fourth Excellence in Production Design nomination from the Art Directors Guild and a pair of nominations for his vivid depictions of 1906 Australia and 1961 Hollywood from the San Diego and Phoenix Critics Societies.In addition to his ongoing association with Hancock, Corenblith has also enjoyed a long-standing collaboration with Ron Howard, having designed such films as “Apollo 13,” “Ransom,” “Edtv,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Frost/Nixon.” He earned two Academy Award® nominations during his tenure with Howard “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and his recreation of the 1970 doomed Apollo moon launch in the epic space adventure, “Apollo 13.”In addition to the Oscar® nominations, Corenblith also won the British Academy Award (BAFTA) for “Apollo 13”  and received a pair of nominations for “Excellence in Production Design” from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Art Directors for “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Frost/Nixon.” You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film


     

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    Profile:Craig Pearce/Screenwriter/BAFTA Nom/ Gatsby

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    In 1991 Craig co-wrote with Baz Luhrmann the screenplay for the enormously successful feature film Strictly Ballroom, which won eight AFI awards, including Best Screenplay, was nominated for five BAFTAS, including Best Screenplay, won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Best Screenplay. In 1994 Pearce and Luhrmann adapated William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for the screen. The film, starring Leonard DiCaprio, broke box office records worldwide. Among its many nominations and awards, the film won the Alfred Bauer Award, the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and four BAFTAs (including Best Screenplay).Craig began working with Baz Luhrmann on the screenplay of Moulin Rouge in 1997. The film, which starred Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, was in competition at – and opened – the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. The screenplay was nominated for a Golden Satellite and a BAFTA, and the film’s many accolades include winning two National Board Of Review awards (including best film), nine Golden Satellite awards, three Golden Globes, including best film musical or comedy, a Grammy Award, the Los Angeles Film Festival movie of the year, five Australian AFI awards, two US AFI awards and numerous other awards around the world. It was also nominated for eleven BAFTAs, including Best Screenplay, nominated for the WGA Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen and nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. 2005 Craig wrote The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud for Universal Studios.Craig and Baz Luhrmann re-teamed to write The Great Gatsby. The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, opened the 66th Cannes Film Festival and has since opened around the world.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film 

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    Guest:Laird McMurray/SFX Coordinator/Poltergeist/Pixels

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    Born in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada in 1954. In1982 found Laird in as a technician in the special effects department on David Cronenburgs , " Dead Zone". It was an eye opener. His insight and problem solving abilities were made for this. Through the 1980's, the company (LairdFX) grew working an all manner of production, from commercials to long format. Mentored by Derek Van Lint (cinematographer of Alien), thru the late 80's working on all manner of commercials in a prop/effects roll propelled Laird and the company to become one of the biggest providers of FX in Canada. More long Format work evolved thru the nineties and producers took note of the sincerity and quality of work produced at LairdFX. Not only providing prop making services, but model work, mould making, breakaway glass, as well as all manner of environmental effects. In 2002 Laird was hired on by Danny DeVito as effects coordinator on Death to Smoochy and hasn't looked back.Coordinating films like Cold Creek Manor, Dawn of the Dead, Assault On Precinct 13, Cinderella Man and 16 Blocks (2006) just to name a few. 2007 marked a voyage into the Marvel Universe, coordinating The Incredible Hulk at the time the biggest film ever shot in Canada. Continuing on to Scott Pilgrim vs The World  Kick-Ass, R.E.D.,Total Recall and most recently in theatres, Guillmo del Toros'  Pacific Rim nominated for a Saturn award. These have been followed by Poltergeist, Haunted Peak, Pixels. Currently, Laird is looking forward to Pacific Rim 2 and working with Guillmo del Toro for a third time.
    LairdFX is a major supplier of all things special on a multitude of productions all over North America, and continues to strive for excellence in special effects, and paying attention to detail and the needs of its clients. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film


     

  • Guest:Lee Grimes/Make-up & SFX/The Hunger Games/Oz the Great and Powerful

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    Lee Grimes is a well sought after artist with 85+ 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. 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". The new year will start off with Lee returning to WGN's popular new series "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, Jenna Elfman, Rene Russo, Paul Giamatti, Taylor Lautner, Jon Voight, Shia LaBeouf, Ben Foster, Ving Rhames, Lenny Kravitz, Henry Winkler, Bruce Dern, Don Cheadle, Andy Sandburg, Oliver Platt, Billy Campbell, Roy Schneider  and Justin Timberlake to name a few.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Adam Avery/Visual Effects Editor/Jurassic World/Godzilla/42

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    Adam Avery has been working in the film and television industry since 2001, when he started as an intern at producer Joel Silver's company Silver Pictures at Warner Bros. His first on-screen credit was as Post Production Coordinator on "Ghost Ship," the 2002 horror film from Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment. From his experience on that film he was able to join the Motion Picture Editor's Guild and after a brief stint on "Cradle 2 the Grave", he started working as a Visual Effects Editor on such films as "Be Cool," "House of Wax," and "The Reaping. Dreamworks Studios film "I am Number Four." He followed that up with "Mr. Popper's Penguins" before going on location to Berlin for the Paramount film "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters." In 2012, he worked for director Francis Lawrence on a television pilot called "Gotham" (no relation to the current Fox show) and then headed back to Paramount for the Tom Cruise film "Jack Reacher." Later in 2012, Adam joined the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" for Legendary Pictures. That was followed up with another Legendary movie, 2014's "Godzilla," where he worked with Oscar-winning Visual Effects Supervisors Jim Rygiel and John Dykstra.Currently, Adam is the Visual Effects Editor on "Jurassic World," the fourth movie in the "Jurassic Park" series. Produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film is slated to be released on June 12, 2015.The movies Adam has worked on have made over $2 billion combined at the box office worldwide. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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