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    Profile:Albert Wolsky/Costume Designer/2 Oscar Wins/Birdman/All That Jazz

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    Albert Wolsky was born in Paris, France in 1930.His first entree was working as a "gofor" to legendary costume maker Helene Pons during her execution of the Adrian/Tony Duquette designs for the original Broadway production of "CAMELOT".  ithin six years, he was designing Broadway productions under his own name and in 1968, he would have his first film credit, "HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER". Bringing the knowlege he learned while working on Broadway, Mr. Wolsky would concentrate his career on the designing of feature films. Over the next three decades he would build a body of work impressive not only by size but by it's addressing every possible film genre with a consistant level of design quality. His easy manner and eye for detail would not only bring him repeat assignments from his colleaugues but earn him the reputation as both Paul Muzarsky's and the late Bob Fosse's costume designer. To date, he has been nominated for the Academy Award five times, winning it twice. He was also honored by The Costume Designer's Guild with their lifetime achievement award. He worked with Bob Fosse, a leading Broadway director, on All That Jazz and won his first Academy Award. He won his second Academy Award for Bugsy in 1991 and has been nominated five other times, most recently for his work on Julie Taymor's Beatles-inspired musical Across the Universe (2007) andSam Mendes's Revolutionary Road (2008) and most recently for Birdman. He is the recipient of the 2010 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award For Costume Design. In 2010, Wolsky donated his costume design sketches to the Margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Martin Katz/Producer/Maps to the Stars/A Dangerous Method

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    Martin Katz is Founder and President of Prospero Pictures. One of the most prolific feature film producers in Canada, Katz’s credits include Hotel Rwanda, which was nominated for three Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, and Bronwen Hughes’ Stander, which the London Observer called “the greatest heist film since Reservoir Dogs.” Maps to the Stars starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson, represents Katz’s fourth collaboration with celebrated director David Cronenberg, following A Dangerous Method, starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender, Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti and Juliette Binoche, and Spider, starring Ralph Fiennes. Katz’s most recent television project Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… is an Award-winning series co-produced with Rocket Pictures. It features some of the most renowned musicians in the world in conversation and performance with Costello, including Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Elton John, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Herbie Hancock, Lou Reed and Sting, among others. Katz holds degrees in law from the University of Toronto and the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), and has served as Professor of Law at the French-language Université de Moncton and as Special Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Toronto. Katz is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, a Director of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and Chair of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Philip Johnston/Screenwriter/Wreck-It Ralph/Grimsby

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    Philip Johnstonis a screenwriter and producer.  Wreck-It Ralph was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Animated Feature Film. His screenplay for Cedar Rapids was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. He did uncredited rewrite work on Alexander Payne’s Nebraska —also Academy Award nominated. He has numerous other films and television shows in development, which may or may not be nominated for awards in the future.  Among them, Johnston’s collaboration with Sacha Baron Cohen, Grimsby, will be released early in 2016. Other projects include: the long-awaited adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces (Paramount, producer Scott Rudin), Wreck-It Ralph 2 (Disney), Wise Men (Sony, producer Scott Rudin, director Adam McKay), an animated series for Fox called My Deer Wife and Harve Karbo, a television show written by Johnston and created alongside Joel & Ethan Coen.Johnston holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.F.A. in film from Columbia University. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Natalie Johnson/Make-up Artist/The Whole Truth/Left Behind

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    Natalie Christine Johnson is one of Hollywood South’s most in-demand makeup artists.  With a background in Psychology and a degree in fine arts from the University of New Orleans, Johnson began her career with M.A.C. because a fellow makeup artist happened to like the way she did her makeup when she happened upon her while working in a mall. Natalie used any kind of canvas she could get her hands on and realized that a face was just another medium. She quickly made the move into film and television.  With almost 50 productions under her belt in the past 3 years, Johnson has worked on everything from big budget feature films such as the widely popular Left Behind series with Nicolas Cage, to music videos, network and reality TV, and the Sundance darling Sex, Guaranteed where she met and worked with Stephen Dorff. After working together on that project he later asked her to be his  personal makeup artist for their next project together, The American Hero. Her commercial work ranges from local universities to clients like McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Visa and the NFL. Expanding from beauty to special effects makeup, Johnson has worked for the last three years as a makeup department head and creative consultant for the independent and festival award winning production company, Little to N.O. Budget Films. Working closely with the director and writers, her vision helped develop worlds of zombies, ghosts, and surreal carnivals. She recently worked on the projects Abattoir and Cold Moon. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Profile:Kyra Panchenko/Make-up/Emmy Nom/The Sea of Trees/Inside Amy Schumer

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    Kyra Panchenko is an award winning make-up artist working in film, fashion and television. Kyra's Hollywood clientele include Naomi Watts, Jodie Foster,Uma Thurman, Amy Adams, Amy Schumer, Leslie Mann and Kristen Wiig. She earned an Emmy nomination in 2012 for her work with Nicole Kidman on HEMINGWAY AND GELLHORN. Her most recent projects include the very anticipated summer release of SEA OF TREES with Naomi Watts directed by Gus Van Sant and  AmySchumer's Train Wreck directed by Judd Apatow. Kyra began her career in the fashion industry working on many of the prestigious New York fashion shows for top designers such as Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Betsey Johnson. Kyra's signature style focuses on bone structure and a natural clean make-up, which has endeared her to some of Hollywood's biggest superstars. For Television, Panchenko created the look for Kim Cattrall as the unforgettable character 'Samantha Jones' in the iconic television series; Sex and the City. This work earned her the Hollywood Make-Up and Hair Stylist Guild Award for Best Contemporary Make-Up as well as an Emmy nomination. Additionally, she was Cattrall’s personal make- up artist for Sex and the City; The Movie, I and II, and The Ghost Writer for director Roman Polanski. Panchenko’s editorial work includes Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, In Style, and Allure, where she has collaborated with internationally renowned photographers who include Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Terry Richard and Brigitte Lacombe. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film


     

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    I'M BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!! LET'S DO THIS!!!

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    Mad Max Fury Road, Ash vs. Evil Dead show, Terminator Genisys Will Suck, Good Riddance David Letterman, Ehren Kruger out of Transformers (thank god),  Amy Winehouse documentary, My review of Under The Skin and more!!! 

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    Guest:Tim Streeto/Editor/Boardwalk Empire/Crossbones

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    Tim Streeto, ACE is a film and television editor whose recent credits include the Emmy-winning HBO series "Boardwalk Empire,” NBC’s “Crossbones,” and Noah Baumbach's acclaimed feature films “Frances Ha,” "Greenberg,” and the Oscar-nominated “The Squid and the Whale.” His past film credits include Terry Kinney's "Diminished Capacity,” Steve Conrad's "The Promotion,” Craig Zobel's "Great World of Sound” and Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman's "American Splendor.” He also worked as an assistant editor on Ang Lee's Oscar-winning "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," Todd Solondz's "Storytelling," and Steven Soderbergh's "Solaris," among others, and has edited numerous shorts and shows for Comedy Central, A&E, Starz, Nickolodeon, and the History Channel. He is currently working on the pilot episode of “South of Hell,” a new horror series directed by Eli Roth. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Profile:Jo Edna Boldin/Casting Director/Emmy/Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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    Austin Monthly magazine named Jo Edna Boldin “the premier casting director of the Southwest”.  Jo Edna cast her first TV series “Newscast from the Past” for PBS in 1985.  As a Feature Film location casting director for over 20 years,  Jo Edna has worked with many renown directors including  Gore Verbinski, McG, Albert & Allen Hughes, Carl Franklin, Ron Howard, Jim Sheridan, Alan Parker, Taylor Hackford, Billy Bob Thornton, Ethan and Joel Coen, Tommy Lee Jones, Paul Haggis, Peter Berg, Lasse Hallstrom, Steven Soderbergh, Terence Malik, Mike Judge, Christopher Guest, to name a few.Ms. Boldin won the 2008-2009 Artios award for outstanding casting, Studio Feature, location casting for “No Country for Old Men”. In 2006, Jo Edna was nominated for an Emmy for casting on “Into the West”. Dallas Women in Film awarded Jo Edna the Lifetime achievement award in 2003. Jo Edna was on the founding board of New Mexico Women in Film. Ms.Boldin is a current member of the Casting Society of America, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and New Mexico Women in Film. Jo Edna is the recipient 2013 New Mexico Women in Film SAGE award.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Norman Buckly/Director/Pretty Little Liars/Jane the Virgin

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    Norman Buckley is a television director, best known for his work on PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, THE FOSTERS, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, CHASING LIFE, SWITCHED AT BIRTH, THE OC, CHUCK, and GOSSIP GIRL, among others. Buckley’s first job in the film industry was as assistant editor on the 1983 Oscar-nominated film TENDER MERCIES, which featured his sister, actress Betty Buckley. Buckley continued editing for a number of year on many films, television series, and TV movies. He apprenticed under some of the best film editors in the business, including Carol Littleton, Sam O'Steen, William Anderson, and Bob Leighton. He also worked with many outstanding directors, including Bruce Beresford, Robert Benton, Mike Nichols, Rob Reiner, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Richard Donner, J.S. Cardone, McG, Doug Liman, and Robert M. Young. He worked as an editor on many independent films at the Sundance, Toronto, and Telluride film festivals, including HAPPY, TEXAS, which he also associate-produced. Beginning in 2000, Buckley edited several television pilots, all of which were picked up to series. He has been nominated twice for an American Cinema Editors award: in 2003 for JOE AND MAX, for best-edited motion picture for non-commercial television, and in 2008 for the pilot of CHUCK, for best-edited one-hour series for commercial television. After editing the pilot episode of THE OC in 2003, he began his directing career by helming six episodes of that series. He has gone on to direct over 25 other television shows since then. Buckley taught for several quarters at the University of California Los Angeles film school to both graduates and undergraduates. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    Guest:Mark Helfrich/Editor/Hercules/X-Men: The Last Stand

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    Mark Helfrich, ACE has edited the hit movies X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, FOUR CHRISTMASES, all three RUSH HOUR films, RED DRAGON, THE FAMILY MAN, MONEY TALKS, PREDATOR, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II, SCARY MOVIE, among many others.  He recently edited HERCULES, starring Dwayne Johnson.  His feature film editorial credits have earned more than a billion dollars at the box office.  A long standing collaboration with director Brett Ratner includes other editorial credits, among them the pilot episode of the Fox series PRISON BREAK, and the award winning music video for Madonna's song, "Beautiful Stranger" from AUSTIN POWERS. 
    In 2007 Mark made his feature film directorial debut with GOOD LUCK CHUCK. He has also directed episodes of PRISON BREAK and BONES, and several music videos.  You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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    #DopeMovie Interview - Chanel Iman and Quincy Brown

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    Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional, talks with Chanel Iman and Quincy Brown about their roles in the film "Dope." Iman and brown discuss what it was like on set, what they did to better portray their character and what caught their attention about the script. "Dope" is out in theaters June 19.

    A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT.

    A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.


    See more at ThisFunktional.com and iWatchMike.com

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