This is a VERY interesting letter, written by the wife of one of the producers on TV’s NASHVILLE. Check it out – it’s an interesting perspective on the work and hours we perform, how we are treated, and what it all means. I applaud its author, Micaela Bensko, and I kind of want to have her and family over for dinner. Read on Frocktalkers. Thanks for bearing with me – I have been flying by the seat of my pants these days. Will have a juicy interview up for you very soon – ELLEN MIROJNICK, talking about her work on the upcoming Liberace movie for HBO, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA! Have a great week, everyone!
Working in this business is all-consuming, and often it takes weeks to get your life together after you’ve been out of town for a few months on a job. As I sift through two trash bags’ worth of mail, unpack box after box, and do laundry for what seems like weeks, I am reminded that this is my privilege. We can complain and carp about the crazy hours, lack of budget and bad food, or whatever makes you whine and moan, but at the end of the day, we should realize that it is a privilege to do this kind of artistic work for a living. We make amazing friends, and we have the BEST STORIES EVER for cocktail parties and (eventually) for the nursing home and/or our salacious memoirs.
Continue reading ‘Week’s End Wrap-up: Congrats to Keira & James, and I Heart You, Gavin Polone.’
Round one of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ nods is in. There are three rounds of voting. What follows is the “long list”, a list of fifteen contenders for the BAFTA. From there, a second vote will whittle the list to five nominees. Final voting will pick the winner in the category. For costume design, the following films are on the “long list” (note: BAFTA did not list the names of the costume designers – I added them here and linked to their imdB profile):
Avatar – Deborah Scott and Mayes C. Rubeo
Bright Star – Janet Patterson
Coco Before Chanel – Catherine Leterrier
District 9 – Dianna Cilliers
An Education – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Jany Temime
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Monique Prudhomme
Inglourious Basterds – Anna B. Sheppard
Me and Orson Welles – Nic Ede
Nine – Colleen Atwood
Nowhere Boy – Julian Day
Sherlock Holmes – Jenny Beavan
A Single Man – Arianne Phillips
Star Trek – Michael Kaplan
The Young Victoria – Sandy Powell
Congrats to the “long listers”!!! Stay tuned for round two.