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    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:David Lancaster/Producer/Oscar Nom/Whiplash/Nightcrawler

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    Academy Award nominated producer David Lancaster has been involved in the development, finance, production and distribution of over 35 motion pictures and several major stage plays and television series since his start in the entertainment business in the early 1980s. David Lancaster launched RUMBLE FILMS in June of 2014 after serving as co-president of Bold Films from 2006 through March 2014. He recently wrapped production on EYE IN THE SKY with Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi, and Alan Rickman, directed by Gavin Hood in Cape Town, South Africa.  In March 2015 he will start production on MESSAGE FROM THE KING, a thriller starring Chadwick Boseman. Lancaster’s current slate of feature films includes the acclaimed WHIPLASH, which has been nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture. The film, directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, premiered at Sundance 2014 and received both the Audience and Dramatic Jury Awards.  Released by Sony Pictures Classics, the film has been nominated for numerous awards including Best Picture by the Critics Choice Awards, BAFTA, the Producers Guild Awards, and the Independent Spirit Awards.  Lancaster’s other fall release, NIGHTCRAWLER, written and directed by Dan Gilroy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo, has been a commercial and critical success. Lancaster oversaw the cult sensation DRIVE, starring Ryan Gosling. and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Best Director award at Cannes), which was released by FILMDISTRICT and grossed over $80 million worldwide. Lancaster also returned to Broadway in 2014 with the multiple Tony award winning musical production of The Bridges of Madison County, after previously producing the Pulitzer Prize winning, night, Mother, both with (long time colleague) Marsha Norman.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Charlotte Bruus Christensen/Cinematographer/Far from the Madding Crowd

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    Charlotte Bruus Christensen most recently lensed Thomas Vinterberg’s upcoming film FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, starring Carey Mulligan. Charlotte’s long standing relationship with the director began when her short films caught his attention. This lead to Charlotte’s first feature film, SUBMARINO, which garnered her a Golden Frog nomination at Camerimage, as well as a Danish Film Academy Robert Award for Best Cinematography. Charlotte maintained her partnership with the director by shooting his next film, THE HUNT, winning her The Vulcan Award at Cannes and the Danish Film Critics’ Award for Best Cinematography. Other recent credits include Anton Corbijn’s LIFE, which just premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and chronicles the relationship between James Dean (played by Dane DeHaan) and Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock (played by Robert Pattinson); THE OTHER LIFE, directed by Jonas Elmer; HUNKY DORY, directed by Marc Evans, and Oliver Ussing’s drama MY GOOD ENEMY Charlotte first gained her knowledge in filmmaking in 1999 at The European Film College in Denmark. She was later admitted into the National Film and Television School's cinematography course in 2002. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Profile:Arriane Phillps/Costume Designer/Oscar Nom/Kingsman:The Secret Service

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    Arianne Phillips is one of the most unique Costume Designers working today, a gifted visual artist who brings her exemplary eye to film, fashion and music of which for the past 20 years she has worked seamlessly . Best highlighted and often blurring the lines between film and fashion in her 17 years of collaborating with Madonna as well as the Award winning costumes for the singer's past 5 world tours. As a Costume Designer for film she has been recognized twice with Oscar nominations 2006 for  Jim Mangold’s WALK THE LINE , her second Oscar nomination in 2012 for Madonna’s directorial debut of  W.E  of which she was acknowledged by her colleagues with The Costume Designer Guild award.  Additionally she was nominated for a BAFTA for  her work in Tom Ford’s directorial debut of  A SINGLE MAN . In 2014 she was nominated for a Tony award for her designs for the Broadway production of Hedwig And The Angry Inch.Arianne recently completed production  in London on the 2015 forthcoming release of  Matthew Vaughn’s SECRET SERVICE reuniting Phillips with Mr.Colin Firth ,as well as Sir Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson. In between film and music projects, Phillips also works as a freelance fashion editor/stylist, collaborating with photographers for such publications as V magazine, Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, W Magazine, and Numero, to name a few.  You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Guest:Kari Perkins/Costume Designer/Boyhood/A Scanner Darkly

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    KARI PERKINS (costume designer) has created the wardrobes for seven films directed by Austin-based filmmaker Richard Linklater, first working with the two-time Oscar® nominee as additional costume designer on his critically-acclaimed 1993 comedy, “Dazed and Confused.”While it would be another decade before Perkins reteamed with Linklater on his 2002 HBO feature, “$5.15/Hour,” she has since collaborated with him on five additional features -- “Fast Food Nation,” “A Scanner Darkly,” the critically-acclaimed comedy-thriller, “Bernie” (Best Picture nominee at the Independent Spirit Awards, Best Comedy from the People’s Choice Awards, and recognition as one of the Top 10 Films of 2011 by the National Board of Review), his epic  12-year-odyssey, “Boyhood” and, most recently, the period baseball drama, “That’s What I’m Talking About.”In addition to her film/TV work, Perkins has also designed for some of Austin’s most prolific dance choreographers such as Ballet Austin’s Stephen Mills’ “Women and Light,” “Torso” and “Wall of Names,” and Sharir+Bustamante’s “For Four” and “Court 6.”  Perkins has also worked on Ariel Dance Theater’s “Gyre,” “Five2Ten,” “Flush” and “Everything Between”; and Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co.’s “Murmur,” “Royal Pair,” “Spin” and “Woman Smiling.”  Her stage work also include the 2002 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Costume Design for the stage production “Dark Goddess.” You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or 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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    Guest:Audra Avery/Art Director/American Hustle/Sisters/Labor Day

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    Audra Avery, Art Director, Assistant Art Director and Set Designer, has worked with several notable feature films and television series. Currently, Ms. Avery is performing as Art Director for the NBC Series “Odyssey.”  This series will feature 12 episodes and a pilot for the series that is filmed in the USA and additionally in Morocco. “Odyssey” features “out of the headlines” scenarios with consequences spanning two continents, and is scheduled to air beginning April 5th. Audra also worked as Art Director for the upcoming comedy “Sisters” (formerly using the working title “The Nest”), starring Tina Fey and Amy Pohler to be released in 2015.  Other notable credits include recent position as Assistant Art Director of the multiple Oscar nominated “American Hustle”, a film that was nominated for excellence in Production Design from both the Art Directors Guild, as well as the Oscars.  “American Hustle” also garnered Golden Globe awards for Best Comedy Motion Picture, also took top honors from the Screen Actors Guild for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture and an AFI award for Movie of the Year 2014.Ms. Avery also performed Set Designer duties for the high grossing comedy “The Heat” starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, transforming several Boston locations into sets for the movie. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    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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    Guest:Matthew Margeson/Composer/Kingsman:The Secret Service/Scouts vs. Zombies

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    American film composer Matthew Margeson was born in Bricktown, New Jersey
    and began studying classical and jazz piano at a very early age. He attended Berklee
    College of Music in Boston, where he studied film music and honed his skills as a
    pianist. Matthew relocated to Los Angeles in 2003 and was invited to start an
    apprenticeship at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions. While at Remote
    Control, Margeson developed his composition style by collaborating with Zimmer and
    other composers on feature films such as: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON
    STRANGER TIDES, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, and CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER
    SOLDIER among many others. Margeson’s music has been performed and recorded
    by orchestras in Los Angeles and London, as well as other ensembles throughout
    Eastern Europe. In 2010, Margeson completed his first studio feature, SKYLINE, for Universal Studios. This score led to a nomination for the BSOSPIRIT Revelation Composer
    Award at the Úbeda Film Music Festival. In addition to Margeson’s film contributions, he has also composed the music for the Universal Studio Tram Tour, as well as multiple TV shows and video games, including HBO’s EASTBOUND AND DOWN, and Sony Playstation’s ALL-STAR BATTLE ROYALE and KNACK. Most recently, Margeson provided the underscore arrangements for Disney’s acclaimed INTO THE WOODS, directed by Rob Marshall. Margeson has also just completed writing the scores to Matthew Vaughn’s highly anticipated KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, as well as Paramount’s SCOUTS VS. ZOMBIES, directed by Christopher Landon. Both films will be released in theatres worldwide in 2015.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film 

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    Profile:Sondra Locke/Producer/Oscar Nom/Knock Knock

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    Sondra Locke is an American actress, singer, director and producer.  She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1968 for her performance in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. She went on to appear in such films asWillard in 1971, and six films with then-partner Clint Eastwood between 1976 and 1983:The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can, and Sudden Impact. She published her autobiography, The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly – A Hollywood Journey, in 1997. In 1967, Locke won a nationwide talent search for the role of Mick Kelly in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter opposite Alan Arkin. The film was released in 1968, with Locke's performance garnering her the Academy Award nomination, as well as two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and Most Promising Newcomer – Female. Sondra has directed four films and serves as a executive producer on the upcoming Knock Knock directed by Eli Roth which is set for release later on in the year. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Steve Conrad/Screenwriter/Unfinished Business/The Secret Life of... Mitty

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    Steven Conrad is the writer of The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. In 2008 he wrote and directed The Promotion.  His latest films include: Unfinished Business starring Vince Vaughn (out March 6th) and Belushi starring Emile Hirsch (pre-production) which he will be writing/directing.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123F

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