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  • Things We Learned At The 2012 Creative Arts Emmys

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    Who says award shows aren’t educational?  Here are a few things we learned attending the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys:    * "Mad Men’s" Emmy-winning animated opening title sequence, following an ad man tumbling through his world as it’s torn apart, would never have existed if Matthew Weiner had his way.  He originally wanted  a live action…

     

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  • Visual Style And Gripping Stories Are “Pitch” Perfect

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    The non-fiction series is not a new venture for AMC.  They’ve previously aired “The Talking Dead,” a half hour companion piece to their popular drama “The Walking Dead,” and “Comic Book Men,” the Kevin Smith series that explores the inner workings of comic book stores.  AMC is now defying the world of reality programming by…

     

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  • Mad Men Maintains Reign At ADG Awards

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    “Art directors can play great practical jokes on actors.  They can tell them to go to their rooms, and when the actor gets there, they’ll find that the door doesn’t open.”   Paula Poundstone, the host of the 15th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, mused at the fun art directors and their staff must…

     

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  • Costume Designers Share Their Thoughts

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    The Costume Designers Guild welcomed credentialed press to congregate on the red carpet of their award show honoring film, television and commercial design. As photographers snapped picture after picture of the evening’s guests including Parker Posey, Emily Blunt, and Anna Kendrick, LA 411 had the chance to conduct video interviews with many of the evening’s…

     

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  • A Night Of High Spirits For Art Directors

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    Enthusiasm was running high after entertainment luminaries including Warren Beatty, Richard Chamberlains, Gene Wilder and James Cameron walked the red carpet at the Art Directors Guild 14th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards.  After attendees were treated to an amusing short film by filmmaker Cindy Peters entitled “The Case of the Bad Production Designer,” Paula…

     

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  • Prime Time Emmys: From The Red Carpet To Backstage

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    The mercury rose to 100 degrees when the stars arrived on the 61st Annual Prime Time Emmys red carpet.   Several surprises were in store (Jon Cryer wins for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series!  Jessica Lange wins for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries/Movie!), as well as some repeat winners from last year (paging…

     

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  • Janie Bryant Is The “Mad Men” Costume Master Mind

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    For the past two years, Katherine “Janie” Bryant has been living with “Mad Men.”  As costume designer for the critically acclaimed drama, she’s responsible for creating a believable style that reflects the personalities and motivations of the series’ characters. “I deal with every character on an individual basis per episode,” said Janie.  “The design happens…

     

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