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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

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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    Guest:Peter Gregson/Composer/A Little Chaos/Sons of Liberty

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    Peter Gregson is a cellist and composer "working at the forefront of the new music scene" (The New Yorker) Recently, he has premiered works by composers including Tod Machover, Daníel Bjarnason, Gabriel Prokofiev, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Steve Reich, and Sally Beamish; he collaborates with many of the world’s leading technologists, including Microsoft Labs, UnitedVisualArtists, Reactify and the MIT Media Lab.His debut solo album, ‘Terminal’, was commissioned by Bowers & Wilkins and launched in April 2010. A limited edition 10′′ vinyl was commissioned by Mute in May 2011, featuring new solo works for Peter written by Max Richter and Jóhann Jóhannsson and was released at the ‘Short Circuit’ Festival at The Roundhouse. In May 2012, Nonclassical released Gabriel Prokofiev’s ‘Cello Multitracks’, a cello suite written for Peter which the two have toured around the world. 'Lights in the Sky', his second studio album, composed for cello, piano, and analogue synthesisers, was released at Imogen Heap's 'Reverb Festival' in August 2014. He recently completed scoring his first feature film, 'A Little Chaos' , directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts, which closed the Toronto International Film Festival 2014.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film


     

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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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    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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    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: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:Pierce Austin/Hair Stylist/Selma/Focus/Captain Amercia

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    Pierce Austin has created unforgettable looks during his years in the industry. He as graced the pages-and covers-of magazines including GQ, People, Vanity Fair, Essence, Newsweek and Premiere. His styling's can be seen on the big screen in feature films such as "Hitch," "I, Robot," "Men In Black" and "Ali," as well as television shows such as "Family Matters," "Melrose Place" and HBO's original movie "Laurel Avenue." Inspired by each client's uniqueness, Austin personalizes any given character look to compliment individual style. With a background in graphic design, he improves the efficiency of pre-production on movie and television sets by creating images of the project's characters to present to directors and producers without ever having to pick up his clippers. Mr. Will Smith's personal barber. They have remained a team after thirteen movies, six albums and numerous print shoots. You can also see his work on Selma and Captain America: Winter Soldier. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

     

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