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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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    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

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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: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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    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

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    Guest:Brad Peyton/Director/San Andreas/Incarnate

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    Brad Peyton is a Canadian writer/director best known for directing the hit film JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND for New Line which grossed over $320 million worldwide starring Dwayne Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Caine & Josh Hutcherson. Prior to that he directed CATS & DOGS: REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE which was released in July 2010 by Warner Bros.  He is currently in post production on the disaster film, SAN ANDREAS for New Line starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, and Paul Giamatti. Brad is also finishing the Blumhouse film, INCARNATE starring Aaron Eckhart.He is currently developing: MONUMENT 14 for Strange Weather Films; LOBO for Warner Bros with Silver Pictures and Weed Road Producing. In television, his original animated series DR. DIMENSIONPANTS was picked up for 26 episodes by Teletoon with DHX producing in which he is the creator and executive producer. He also produced and co-wrote the animated movie PIRATES PASSAGE, starring Donald Sutherland, premiering this spring on Canada’s CBC.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or 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


     

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    Guest:Romain Lacourbas/Cinematographer/The November Man/Taken 2/Marco Polo

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    Born in France in 1977, Lacourbas studied at the Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA) in Paris.  After graduating he became camera assistant to renowned director of photography, Pierre Aïm (Matthieu Kassovitz’s film Hate), with whom he worked for several years.In 2008, when working as additional cinematographer on The Transporter 3, Lacourbas met Olivier Megaton and embarked on a fruitful collaboration, which led to two features films both produced and written by Luc Besson (Europacorp's founder, producer, director (The Professional, The Fifth Element, Lucy) : Colombiana in 2011 (starring Zoe Saldana, Jordi Mollà, Lennie James and Cliff Curtis) and Taken 2 the following year (starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen).In 2013, director Roger Donaldson (The Bounty, No Way Out, The bank Job…) offers him to be the cinematographer on The November Man (starring Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko and Bill Smitrovich).In 2014 the Weinstein Company propose Lacourbas to start Marco Polo's first season, produced by Netflix (starring Lorenzo Richelmy, Chin Han, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen and many others…). He set the look of the show as he lit the two first hours directed by Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki, Bandidas) and then work with director David Petrarca (True Blood, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire…) for episodes 7 & 9. He enters the A.F.C. (French Society of Cinematographers) the same year.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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    Guest:Joey Horvitz/Producer/The Illusionist/Award-winning Lexus Short Films

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    Joey Horvitz is a seasoned Producer with over 2 decades of entertainment industry experience. Horvitz’s expertise includes fundraising, development, production, distribution, brand integration, marketing and talent relations. Horvitz is always deeply involved in the creative process of all his projects. For the past 2 years, Horvitz has been responsible for the Award-winning Lexus Short Films initiative in association with the Weinstein Company. He has overseen all aspects of the project from creative and production to marketing and distribution.After his tenure at Cutting Edge, Horvitz founded production company Contagious Entertainment. Contagious produced a number of
    projects in the film, music, print, online and mobile arenas. Horvitzwas instrumental in the company’s growth on a global scale securing a multi-million dollar independent film fund, followed by a multi-picture film deal with Bob Yari and the Yari Film Group. The film fund backed several of the company’s global hits including the highly successful
    feature film, The Illusionist, which starred Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, and Paul Giamatti. Horvitz was credited Executive Producer on the film. Horvitz spearheaded a groundbreaking cross-platform viral web marketing ultimately helped lead to the film’s global success.  Horvitz has become a brand integration expert, and most recently has been working with top clients and brands to produce high quality award winning content for multi-platform consumption. In 2014 Horvitz’s films from the Lexus Short Films campaign, Market Hours and Operation Barn Owl, competed in over 25 major film festivals globally with several wins. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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