On this episode I recap the award season with Production Designer James Pearce Connelly. We talk through each category of the Art Directors Guild Awards and about the Oscar winning Production Design of "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood"
In this Episode I talk with Set Decorator David Smith. He has a thirty plus year career in Set Decorating and has the stellar resume to prove it. We talk about his start and how the business has changed in his opinion. He gives Decorating details about Unbelievable, Vice, Crazy Sexy Love, Little Fockers and TV shows like NYPD Blue and LA Law.
This episode is part two of my interview with Dave Mandel, writer, producer, show runner, director of everything I think is funny. We talk about #VEEP, #CurbYourEnthusiasm #SNL #Seinfeld and #Starwars!
I am joined on this bonus episode by show runner, writer, director, editor, #StarWars superfan, Dave Mandel.
A career that starts with the Harvard Lampoon and drifts to #SNL, #Seinfeld, #CurbYourEnthusiasm, #VEEP and films including #Eurotrip and #TheDictator. He's talking about it all in this 2 part bonus episode!
A Set decorator works closely with a location manager, especially if a TV show or film is location heavy. In this episode I talk with Location Manager Caleb Duffy. He’s location managed TV shows including #Greek, #TrueDetective, #TheGoodPlace and #VEEP.
In this episode I’m talking to Production Designer Jim Gloster. Jim is a Southern gentleman who has Art Directed films such as Semi-Pro, The Other Guys, and Banshee. He has Production Designed Eastbound and Down, 13 Reasons Why, Ballers and my favorite VEEP.
In this part two of my interview with Jeannine we talk about her ADG lifetime achievement award, how she picks her projects, how she dreams of wallpaper, working with producers and budgets, and her interaction with writers on projects.
On this episode I am talking with On-Set Dresser Jordan Steinberg. Jordan has worked as an on-set dresser on Flightplan, Evan Almighty, A Single Man, #MadMen, #Transformers, #ParksandRec, #LOVE, #VEEP, #TheGoodPlace and is currently shooting #Sunnyside for #NBC
This epeisode is all about #VEEP. Production Designer Jim Gloster talks about his run on #VEEP, how he took over the show, moving VEEP from Maryland to Los Angeles, the finale of the show, and obviously how much he loves working with me. I think one thing that's interesting is we describe what happens when a set goes wrong. What went wrong and how we fixed it in top speed!
In this episode I will be talking with Director Beth McCarthy Miller. Beth is one of the most versatile directors working in TV today. She bounces from single camera shows to Live TV performances and Stand Up Comedy specials. Beth has notebly directed
#SaturdayNightLive. #30Rock, #ModernFamily, #UnbreakableKimmySchmitt#Divorce, #BrooklynNineNine, #VEEP and many more.
Currently nominated for an ADG award and a British Film Designers Guild award for his Production Design of #Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Patrick Tatopoulos is a force in the production design world. His talents have allowed him to work so many positions in the art department from illustrator, creature supervisor over to costume designer, producer, director and more. He tells of his designs on #IndependenceDay, #Stargate, #BatmanVsSuperman, #JusticeLeague
Here is part two of my interview with Set Decorator David Smith, We get into some of his specific projects like his first film Shop Girl, working with Nancy Meyers on The Holiday. Working with the same Production Designer for 12 projects, working on locations for some of his films like Last Holiday and Vampire’s Apprentice. Being an additional Set Decorator on projects like Argo, Gone Girl, Vice and Unbelievable
In this episode I speak with the Production Design Queen of Period Film: Jeannine Oppewall. Her films include Catch Me If You Can, Seabiscuit, LA Confidential, Pleasantville, The Good Shepherd, The Bridges of Madison County. In this first of two episodes she talks about her beginnings of working beside Charles Eams and how she started in films.
On this episode I’m joined by Set Decorator Lydia Marks. I talk to her about #Emmy nominated #FosseVerdon and the details and research it took to bring their lives to the screen. I asked about the influence New York City has on her films and about working woth femail directors. Lydia’s fims include #TheDevilWearsPrada, #SexandtheCity 1 and 2, and the #Netflix show #Maniac.
Joining me on this episode is Prop Master Gay Perello. Her range of talents span from creating Leslie Knope's massive amount of detailed scrapbooks on Parks and Recreation to filling Gary’s Leviatian on VEEP. She has a career of being a Prop Master with long running shows like Crossing Jordan, #MadMen, #ParksandRec, #VEEP and #TheGoodPlace. Gay's feature films include A Single Man, #SexandtheCity, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Gloria Bell and just released on #Netflix, #WineCountry.
In this bonus episode I talk with Production Designer Ian Phillips and Art Director Adam Rowe to discuss episode 301 - "Janets" -of #TheGoodPlace. We are discussing each set and what each of our departments did to take the episode from page to screen.