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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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    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

  • 01:00

    Guest:Nicolas Chaudeurge/Editor/Still Alice/The Two Faces of January

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    Nicolas has been editing for 20 years, mostly in the UK and France.Machination, the first film Nicolas edited prior to film school was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 1995. Until after film school, he edited over 20 award winning short films including Andrea Arnold’s Academy Award winning Wasp in 2005, which also won over 36 other prizes including The Sundance Special Jury Prize.Nicolas has collaborated closely with Andrea Arnold on features that have collectively won the Cannes Jury Prize, Best Newcomer BAFTA and five BAFTA Scotland awards in 2006 (Red Road), the Cannes Jury Prize and a Best British Film BAFTA in 2009 (Fish Tank) and the Golden Osella Award in Venice 2011 (Wuthering Heights). Other credits include academy award winner Kevin McDonald’s feature documentary My Enemy’s Enemy, The Crimson Wing (the inaugurating wildlife feature film from label Disney Nature, helmed by Matthew Aeberhard and Leander Ward) and All Good Children with director Alicia Duffy (Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2010). Most recently Nicolas has worked with Working Title and Studio Canal on academy award nominee Hossain Amini’s directorial debut – The Two Faces of January after completing one of the four Cultural Olympiad films, The Odyssey, directed by BAFTA award winner Asif Kapadia (The Warrior, Senna). He also edited Still Alice and is currently working with French artist Philippe Parreno.In his spare time, he is still actively involved with the NFTS, lecturing and teaching editors to help improve their skills, as well as having lectured for the following institutions : Script Factory, London Film School, Channel Four, Norway Film Institute, BAFTA and The British Council. 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


     

  • 01:00

    Profile:Robin Mathews/Make-up/ Oscar Win/Dallas Buyers Club/Man Down

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    2014 Academy Award winner and Hollywood Make-Up Artist and Hairstylist Guild Award Winner Robin Mathews received these honors for the film Dallas Buyers Club in which she showed actors, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, physically progressing through the various stages of dying from AIDS. Mathews had previously worked with McConaughey as the make-up department head on Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy, where she gained international recognition for transforming the actor through use of facial prosthetics and was also praised for a stunning metamorphosis of Nicole Kidman, who earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her performance.Ms. Mathews most recently teamed again with Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Mark Valle’ to shoot
    the film adaptation of Wild, the bestselling book and true story of author Cheryl Strayed’s trek along the Pacific Crest Trail, starring Reese Witherspoon. Ms. Mathews alternates working as a make-up department head on feature films – both studio and
    independent – with assignments as a personal make-up artist for actors. She came to prominence in the film industry courtesy of director Sean Penn, who hired her as his make-up department head on Into the Wild, starring Emile Hirsch and Academy Award nominee Hal Holbrook. Ms. Mathews, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. However, her aptitude for make-up and her affinity for prosthetics and special make-up effects work led to a career shift. She honed her skills for more than seven years creating over 30 full facial prosthetics daily for Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual Fright Fest. Work in film and television soon followed, as she expanded her expertise into beauty, grooming, and period detail. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Joshua Davis/Writer/Spare Parts/Co-founder/Epic Magazine and Epic Digital

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    Joshua Davis is a writer, film producer and co-founder of Epic Magazine and Epic Digital. In 2013, Josh and Joshuah Bearman formed EPIC, a magazine devoted to telling extraordinary true stories. The venture comes on the heels of Argo, the Academy Award-winning film, which was based on an article Bearman wrote. Over the past 10 years, Josh and Bearman have sold 20 articles to Hollywood, with 2 films produced. In 2003, Josh covered the Iraq war for Wired Magazine, where he is a Contributing Editor. He has tracked rumors of genetically modified cocaine behind rebel lines in Colombia, investigated the world’s largest diamond heist, and hunted the source of a cyberwar in Russia. Josh's work has thrice been selected "Best of Technology Writing" by Yale University Press and has also been anthologized in the 2007 and 2012 editions of "Best American Science Writing." In 2014, he was nominated for a National Magazine Award. In 2005, Random House published Josh's memoir, "The Underdog," which details his journey through some of the world's most outlandish competitions. The Los Angeles Times calls it "laugh out loud funny," and Entertainment Weekly declares "the rewarding Underdog proves that Davis is a winner at something." His magazine writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Wired, GQ, Outside, Food & Wine, Men’s Journal, Men's Health and Maxim. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Guest:Michael Mandaville/Line Producer/Taken Trilogy

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    Michael Mandaville has worked for 25 years as a Producer, line producer, production manager and more. These films include “Taken”,  "Taken 2" and “Taken 3” written and produced by Luc Besson, “Havoc” with Anne Hathaway, “The Kiss” with Terence Stamp and Billy Zane, ("American History X" (New Line Cinema) with Edward Norton and Edward Furlong, "Friends of Friends" with Bruce Davison and Sherilynn Fenn, "Blood and Wine" (Jack Nicholson, Director: Bob Rafelson), "Millenium's Child" (Disney/Miramax) with William Windom and Karen Black, "Sensation" with Eric Roberts, Ed Begley Jr., Paul Le Mat and Ron Perlman. "Hail Caesar" with Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey, Jr. and Judd Nelson. "Pumpkin Head II" (MPCA) with Ami Dolenz and Steve Kanaly.  Michael also produced  “The Almighty Fred”, an independent film. He has directed commercials, shorts, a documentary and industrial films. Michael is a bondable line producer with Film Finance. He also worked as a Risk Manager at the Motion Picture Bond Company.  Through Transcom Productions, Michael has done Scheduling and Budgeting for clients including Relativity, Intl. Sales Organization, Paramount Pictures, Viacom, Bob Rafelson, Kushner-Locke Company, Mark Damon Worldwide and Europacorp.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Profile:Lesli Linka Glatter/Director/Oscar Nom/Homeland/Mad Men

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    Lesli Linka Glatter is a director of film, network, cable, and premium cable television drama, with both pilots and episodes to her credit. Lesli’s TV work includes Homeland, The Newsroom, The Walking Dead, Justified, Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex, Nashville, Boss, True Blood, Mad Men, The Good Wife, Weeds, House, Heroes, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, ER, and Freaks and Geeks, to name a few. Her first series was Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories followed by Twin Peaks, for which she received her first Directors Guild Awardnomination. Lesli has also directed numerous pilots including Grace, Gilmore Girls, In My Life, Newton, and Pretty Little Liars. In addition, Lesli was the Co-ExecutiveProducer/Director of Shawn Ryan’s The Chicago Code,  NBC’s The Playboy Club, John Wells’ Citizen Baines, ,HBO’s The Leftovers  and currently isthe Executive Producer/Director of Homeland Season 4 and will be returning for Season 5.In 2010, Lesli was nominated for an Emmy for directing the Mad Men episode as well as winning a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series for the same episode. In 2013, she was nominated for her third Directors Guild Award for the Homeland episode “Q&A” as well as an Emmy nomination for the same episode. In 2013, Lesli was nominated for her fourthDirector’s Guild Award for the season finale of Homeland, “The Star”. Lesli  recently won her second Director’s Guild Award for the Homeland episode “From A to B and Back Again”. Lesli currently serves on the Board of the Directors Guild of America, the Western Directors Council, the PAC Leadership Council, and the Diversity Task Force, as well as being an advisor at the Sundance Directors Lab. Lesli recently received the Caucus Foundation Award. 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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