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The New Yearwood

The cliché is that country’s down to earth. Although that label easily applies to Trisha Yearwood personally, her country soars, reaching for the sky with each breath. The Southern girl, born in Monticello, Georgia, worked hard to get her career to the stratosphere in the early ‘90s with her self-titled debut album, featuring the smash single “She’s in Love with the Boy.” Since then, she’s released ten studio albums that spawned eight number one singles. Not bad for a daughter from Jasper County.

A decade after marrying fellow country powerhouse Garth Brooks, Trisha’s on the road with him as the two make a comeback together. During that decade, Yearwood also released several cookbooks, memorializing her family’s favorite recipes for all of her fans to enjoy. Those books led to a popular show on the Food Network called Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. On the laid back show, Trisha invites her friends and family — including Garth — to help her craft great food of all kinds, including healthy updates of old Southern favorites.

On the weekend of July 10, Trisha and her husband Garth did multiple memorable shows at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. I connected with Trisha after to discuss her music, her cooking and why she loves New Orleans so much.


You have performed in New Orleans so many times. What makes it special for you? What makes the House of Blues special to you?

The New Orleans House of Blues in particular is just…special. Every time I play there, it just feels good. There really are just good vibes in the room, and the energy of the crowd is contagious. It’s hands down one of my favorite places I’ve ever played music!

When you return to New Orleans, what are the places you look forward to returning to?

I met Emeril in New York City years ago and had the pleasure of eating a meal he had prepared. From then on, I was hooked. I know there is a lot to taste in New Orleans, and I’ve had my share of visits to Café Du Monde, but I try to have at least one meal when I’m in town at one of Emeril’s places. I particularly love NOLA because it’s in the middle of everything, and I love its casual atmosphere.

You’ve mentioned before that you don’t consider yourself a writer. When you are approaching a new piece from another writer, what guides your interpretation of the piece?

A great song is like a really good conversation. I try to phrase songs in such a way that it just feels right to me. It’s not really even something I think about. It’s just intuitive. I look for songs that move me, and feel like mine when I’m done with them. I was raised on some of the greatest interpreters of song I’ve ever heard, namely Patsy Cline and Linda Ronstadt. They breathe in every word and make me believe every word they say. That’s the kind of singer I always wanted to be.

The environment that an artist lives in often has a big impact on what they are creating. How has living outside of Nashville changed the music you make?

I think that where you are in life has more to do with what you’re creating than where you live. Growing up in the South in Georgia, I would definitely say I was influenced by the country music of my parents – George Jones, Merle Haggard – and also by the Georgia artists I listened to, including the Allman Brothers and the Atlanta Rhythm Section, but my music is mostly molded by who I am at the time. My twenty-six-year-old self sang her heart out about what she knew. My now fifty-year-old-self has made a lot of mistakes since then, and learned a lot. Hopefully, that comes through in the music. I wonder what I’ll know at seventy!

Your recording career has been split, the first part happening during the 1990s and the second part happening after the digital music revolution in the early 2000s, which drastically changed the music industry. This has of course greatly impacted the business of making music. But it’s also impacted audiences, their listening habits and how they are discovering music. What is your greatest lament for music fans today? What are they missing out on that fans in the 70s, 80s and 90s might have taken for granted?
I think the biggest things fans miss out on now is the “album experience.” Most newer listeners don’t know what it’s like to sit down and listen to an entire body of work. It makes me sound old to say that, I know. And, truthfully, however you get your music is your choice. But when I think about the way I listened to music as a kid, that song on the radio might be the song that drove me to the store to buy the album. Nine times out of ten, through listening to the whole album, I discovered songs that were never released as singles, and those became my favorite songs. In today’s single-oriented music, where we don’t have to buy the album to get the song, we lose that experience. And we’re missing out on getting to hear some of the most well written, moving songs we’ll never hear.

Everyone who grows up in the South hopefully has great memories of cooking with family as a child. Both of my parents cooked many different things, but they also had their own “signature” dish: my mother’s was the most amazing chicken and dumplings and my father’s was excellent barbequed chicken. What were your parent’s signature dishes?

My mama made everything well, and I’m not sure she had a signature dish. I loved her fried chicken because she soaked it in a salt brine overnight, which gave the chicken such great flavor. My dad cooked barbecue chicken and Brunswick stew for school functions and men’s club fundraisers in my hometown of Monticello, Georgia.

Do you make them now?

I do make all of those foods. It’s one thing that keeps me connected to my parents even though they’re both gone now.

Sometimes taking your hobby and making it a professional endeavor can sour the fun a little bit! How do you keep Trisha’s Southern Kitchen fun for you?

The show is fun because we keep it real. I usually have my sister, or one of my best friends, on the show so it keeps it fun for me. It comes out of something I naturally love to do. So far, it hasn’t felt like work at all.

Where do you prospect for new recipes to reinvigorate with your own ideas?

I get new recipe ideas all of the time. It’s hard to find something new that nobody has ever done before. Most of my recipes evolve out of older recipes. I just try to put a new twist on them and still keep them authentic to me and my family.

You have so much charisma in television interviews! You also do such a great job of making room for guests on your own show. And, coincidentally, nightly talk shows are sorely lacking female talent. Would you ever consider giving Jimmy Fallon a run for his money?

Ha! That’s funny! I agree that nightly talk shows could use some females! I like to talk and I think I’m funny. Though, admittedly, sometimes I’m the only one who does! But I can’t imagine carrying a show like that and interviewing people all the time. I’d love to see Amy Schumer be a talk show host! I like her bawdy sense of humor and I think she’d be a great talk show host.

Touring is always grueling! And it makes many things difficult, especially eating on the road. Are you able to cook at all? Or is that something you have to set aside completely?

I don’t really cook on the road, which is why I do cook whenever I’m home. Luckily, on a tour this big, we travel with an amazing catering crew. They make every kind of option of food, and they even cook from my books sometimes, so I get a little bit of home cooking without having to do the work. I like that!

You’re on tour with your husband Garth Brooks right now. What was memorable about the many shows you played over one weekend in New Orleans in July?

This was the first city on our almost yearlong tour so far that I had played before and Garth hadn’t. It was fun telling him how awesome the crowds were gonna be! And they didn’t disappoint. What a weekend! I loved every single show, every single night. It was really amazing. We’re both already talking about wanting to go back and play there again!


photos by Kelli Binnings

Garth on playing New Orleans with his band:

As far as I know, I don’t think we’ve ever got to play New Orleans, so we’re excited about being here. The guys are ready. We’ve been on tour since September, so you kind of get your feet underneath you and start to feel good. We will take a break right after this for what we call our yearly “fix and repair.” We’ll bring the ship into the hangar and make all the repairs on it and make our adjustments. If we’re timed right, we should have everything down and good for this show, and then we’ll change everything right after we leave out of here. It’s great. We feel very lucky, especially at this point in our career, at this age, to be touring at this level. We feel good to be here! Along with a list with cities that we’ve been to before, we get to come to one that we don’t have a history with. Ms. Yearwood has a huge history with this city. House of Blues is one of the places that she says is one of the best places, so she couldn’t wait to be here.

Garth’s reaction to the massive response to his comeback tour:

I’m stunned. When I walked away from this business, the greatest gift that I’ve ever been given in my life – from God and the people – was the chance to raise my babies. That’s it. Second greatest gift that I’ve ever been given is the chance to get to do this again. At some point, we’re down to one child in the house and the house was a morgue. It’s quiet. And Ms. Yearwood goes, “What are we going to do?” and I said, “I don’t know.” She goes, “Would you ever think about touring again?” And I couldn’t believe she said it. I said, “Well, hell yeah, I would, but what if no one shows up?” And at some point you have to put your hat in the ring, and you have to risk being embarrassed. Chicago was the opening city. They answered the call very, very sweetly and every city has continued that tradition. We feel very lucky.

Garth on touring as an older man:

I’m fifty-three. I’m probably weighing in at about 250 now, which is not my touring weight. They take it out on you. But the truth is, it’s just fun. They let me be me. That’s what I love about it. I’m hoping that these people tonight will come to have fun and know that they’re going to see all the mistakes and all. And, hopefully, at the end of the night, that will make us closer, if possible. It’s funny how sometimes that happens. When you go out there with a confidence that people are coming out just to have a good time, then you get to go out and relax. We’ll all be nervous as hell, because it’s like a boxing match. You’ll spend the first fifteen minutes trying to get to know each other, seeing what kind of crowd you’re going to do, and if you’re going to have to work at all. And I have a feeling here that I’m not going to have to work at all. This is going to be fun! I’m hoping my job is to catch up. That’s what I’m hoping. I hope they come totally way ahead of me, I hope they kick my ass all over the place tonight, because that would be a fun way to start this run.

Trisha talks more about the House of Blues New Orleans:

It’s a slanted stage and you’re thinking that you’re going to go right into the crowd and it’s awesome. I’ve played a lot of clubs, a lot of small theaters, but there’s something about this particular House of Blues that is so memorable, so I love it. I love New Orleans.

Garth on the probability he’ll play his crowd favorite “Callin’ Baton Rouge” in Tiger Stadium:

Rumor has it that it’s played every home game [at LSU]. I’d hate to screw it up, because we worked hard on that recording to get it right. I love it…I get to see it on Youtube. I get to see the whole place erupt. It’s pretty cool. I just hope I get the words right this week! It’s my favorite song to perform, hands down. It’s just fun. The problem is, like all great things in life, is that it’s over before you want it to be. It’s just one of those songs. I could do it three or four times a night. I’ll be honest in telling people this: I use a guitar to hide my gut. That’s the whole reason I have it. You pay other people to play it. But on “Baton Rouge,” they actually let me play it on electric. And it’s never on, but I played the s*** out of it!

Trisha on compiling the set list for their joint show:

My set’s in the middle. It’s a Garth sandwich on each side. So there’s a list, but it can change. Garth’s can vary a little more than mine, but I can’t imagine doing a show and not doing “She’s in Love with the Boy” or “How Do I Live?” But sometimes I’ll just see a sign out in the crowd for something that’s not on the list and we’ll do it. The great thing about combining our bands is that I’ve got two of my guys out there with us who’ve been playing with me for nineteen or twenty years. They know all of the songs. And they’ll look at me like, “Really? You want to pull that one out?” But if someone holds up a sign, we’ll at least do a piece of it.

Garth on his set list:

That’s what it’s all about. Mattingly’s their fiddle player. He’s the guy that’s been with us the shortest and he’s been there twenty-one years. So if we’re going to do an audible, we can. The only thing on that list that I promised my band and crew that I’ll do is the first one. After that, we’ll see. I’ll start talking and if you’re doing an audible, you’ll introduce this song where they’ll all pick it up and go, “Oh, I know what song he’s talking about.” That’s the fun thing about live. You go out there and you just let it go. People know that they’re coming to see live, so anything can happen. So just come and have fun.

Garth and Trisha on critiquing each other’s live performances:

Garth: I critique her all the time, but I never say a word.

Trisha: I just talk behind his back a lot. Actually, we talk about how the crowd felt to both of us, whether we felt, “Oh, yeah, that was a cool moment.” I beat myself up probably every night for the little things that I know, but that maybe no one else will notice.

Garth: We talk about the philosophy of set lists, the philosophy of up-down…do you play ballads even slower in life for a dramatic feel or do you play the tempo even quicker in life for more of a dramatic rush? All those things, we go over. And the truth is, it’s all up to the crowd. Always. Like a sports team, you can have your game plan, but once that whistle blows, you’re adjusting to everything as it comes. And that’s the fun challenge of it.

Garth on including covers in the live show:

One of the questions that you get a lot is, “What are you listening to today?” And I’m kind of old school so I pull out some old school stuff. What kills me is seeing some seventeen-year-old girl singing something that I was listening to when I was seventeen, and she’s singing every word of it. That tells you the power of music. The power of those artists. Guys that I grew up on like Strait, Whitley, Skaggs and Randy Travis. I’ll also mention guys that I grew up on like Seger and Billy Joel. Stuff like that. You just let the people see who you are. Because that’s the thing, especially coming out now. Fifteen years coming back in, the worst thing I could do is try and chase something. You’ve just got to be yourself, and if they allow that to happen, and if the good Lord allows it, so be it. If not, all the money in the world ain’t going to buy another day. So just be thankful for what you’ve got, and find what’s next in your life. If you wake up breathing, then you’ve got something to do that day. Figure out what that is.

Trisha on balancing touring with filming her TV show:

A season of the show is about twenty-six episodes, and we film them in blocks of about three-to-four week windows, which I don’t have anymore. So the Food Network has been very kind to say, “We’ll take them when we can get them.” And so, on this tour for the past year, there have been a few ten-day blocks. We’ll take seven of those days and make seven shows. We’re just picking it up on the fly, and they’re being very kind about it. Very patient. It’s a challenge, but it’s good. I thought I was going to do it on the road, thinking “I’ll just figure out a way to do this show on the road!” But it takes about twelve hours to shoot an episode, so I can’t be like, “Well, Trisha can’t come out and sing her duet because she’s filming her show backstage.” I haven’t had a chance to figure that out yet.

I’m going to tell on myself because I figure that Garth is about to tell on me. Last night I was making sweet potato burgers out of the new book, and I had it all together. I’m looking at it, and I’m putting it together, and I’m like, “Something’s not right,” I make them all the time. And something’s missing out of the sweet potato burgers, and he goes, “Is it sweet potatoes?” like a joke. And I’m like, “Oh my god, it is! I left the sweet potatoes out!” They were still in the fridge. So he got them out, and I’m sure that will come back to haunt me forever.

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TRAILER: Georgia-Shot YA Thriller ‘The 5th Wave’

The Hunger Games proved that Twilight‘s success was more about its young adult audience that vampires and werewolves. Now every YA high-concept series out there has a shot at the silver screen. The next up is The 5th Wave, a new film adapted from the novel of the same name by Rick Yancey.

Shot in Georgia, the film stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe Nick Robinson, Ray Donovan star Liev Schrieber, Maika Monroe and Maria Bello. Here’s the trailer.

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IN THEATERS: We Are Your Friends, War Room, Z for Zachariah

It’s been hotter than hell, and although the temperature has finally started to drop, going to the theater this weekend should still be at the top of your to-do list. If the films below don’t float your fancy, there’s still holdovers like Jurassic World and Straight Outta Compton, both of which are excellent.

We Are Your Friends

Caught between a forbidden romance and the expectations of his friends, aspiring DJ Cole Carter attempts to find the path in life that leads to fame and fortune. 96 min. Rated R.

Z for Zachariah

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors. 95 min. Rated PG-13.

War Room

A seemingly perfect family look to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman. 120 min. Rated PG.

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REWIND: Scene’s New Years Fashion Shoot with Katherine Haik

A little over a year ago, we cast Katherine Haik in a New Year’s fashion shoot for Scene Magazine. Now the Louisiana native has a full year of responsibilities ahead of her as the newly crowned Miss Teen USA. Congrats, Katherine!

Photos: Hunter Holder
Photo Asst: Kelli Binnings
Stylist: Andi Eaton
Style Asst: Amanda Clark
Hair: Micah Nickens
Hair Asst: Michelle Bordelon
Makeup: Tiffany Brown

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IN THEATERS: American Ultra, Hitman: Agent 47, Sinister 2

The Louisiana-shot stoner flick American Ultra opens this weekend. The Social Network‘s Jesse Eisenberg stars opposite Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart. The script was written by Max Landis. Check it out.

The last major action movie of the summer, Hitman: Agent 47, promises to bring the epic explosions and one liners that moviegoers want. In 2007, the first screen adaptation of the video game, Hitman, grossed about $100 million worldwide. Fans of the video game series may be disappointed to see the game’s focus on stealth translated to loud action on the screen, but the reboot looks to be ninety-six minutes of the kind of mayhem gamers love to play. Hopefully, they’ll love to see that play out on the big screen.

In addition to the video game adaption, the Louisiana-filmed American Ultra and sequel Sinister 2 open in theaters this Friday.

Hitman: Agent 47

An assassin helps a woman find her husband and unearth countless tales of her ancestry. The action film stars Zachary Quinto and Rupert Friend. 96 min. Rated R.

American Ultra

The Adventureland romantic duo have teamed up again for the Louisiana-shot film American Ultra. Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star as two slackers in love. He’s about to propose and then wham, he’s a secret spy, and the government is trying to eliminate him. Prepare to see Eisenberg and Stewart go full Jason Bourne in this film. 96 min. Rated R.

Sinister 2

The sequel to the 2012 hit horror movie follows a young mother and her twin sons moving into a rural house haunted by an evil spirit. 96 min. Rated R.

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LINEUP: 2015 New Orleans Film Festival

The New Orleans Film Society has announced its features and documentaries in competition. The festival will open at the newly renovated Orpheum theater.

Here’s the press release:

New Orleans Film Society Announces 26th Annual New Orleans Film Festival

24 feature films selected for juried competition

New Orleans, La. (August 18, 2015)—The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) announces the 26th annual New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), taking place October 14–22 at venues across the city. The festival kicks off Wednesday, October 14, at the newly-restored Orpheum Theater and features 173 selections from NOFF’s open call for submissions from independent filmmakers, in addition to more than one dozen additional films that have acquired distribution.

“The sustained growth of the festival demonstrates that Louisiana is an established hub of the entertainment industry,” says New Orleans Film Society Executive Director Jolene Pinder, “and the New Orleans Film Festival serves as a barometer for what’s happening in the state.”

The 2015 festival lineup was chosen from a total pool of more than 3,400 submissions, a record number for the festival, and a 58 percent increase over the previous year. Submissions poured in from 100 countries—the largest and farthest submissions pool in the history of the festival. This year marks NOFF’s first as an Oscar®-qualifying festival, in the category of documentary shorts. The winner of the short documentary jury award will qualify to be nominated for an Academy Award®.

“I’m really proud of our selections and the quality of storytelling we’re bringing to our audiences,” said New Orleans Film Society Program Director Clint Bowie. “Each year new themes emerge that are clearly resonating in the independent film community. From stories of life in Cuba to fictional worlds far from our own, these films challenge our viewers to look at life from a different perspective.”

The 2015 Festival showcases 24 feature films selected for competition: eight films in the Narrative Films in Competition category, seven films in the Documentary Films in Competition category and nine films in the Louisiana Features category (by Louisiana filmmakers). Of the 24 films, seven will have their World Premieres at this year’s fest.

Opening, centerpiece and closing-night feature films will be announced in the coming weeks.


“Cover Me”

dir. Garrett Bradley | USA | 2015 | 60 min. | Louisiana Premiere

Returning to New Orleans, a young musician grapples with isolation in a changing landscape as it permeates her romantic relationships and artistic career. This film is the result of a remarkable artistic collaboration between director Bradley and avant-garde artist Tameka Norris, who plays the leading role in the picture. (Also in competition as a Louisiana Feature.)

“Cowards Do It Slow”

dir. Sean Loftus & Michael Padraic Scahill | USA | 2015 | 99 min. | World Premiere

A love letter to American films of the 1970s and late-night bar culture, “Cowards Do It Slow” looks into the funny, dark heart of an aspiring country singer, a Kentucky boy trying to take his career to the next level as he drunkenly stumbles through the Chicago nightlife and holds on to the spoils that come with it.

“Driving While Black”

dir. Paul Sapiano | USA | 2015 | 94 min. | Louisiana Premiere

A dark comedy about racial profiling, “Driving While Black” follows Dimitri (played by Dominique Purdy, who also co-wrote the script), who delivers pizzas for a living in Los Angeles. But as a young black man, he is faced with more than his fair share of unnecessary attention from the cops.


dir. Claire Carré | USA, Poland | 2015 | 86 min. | Southern Premiere

After a global neurological epidemic, those who remain search for meaning and connection in a world without memory. Five interwoven stories explore how we might learn, love and communicate in a future that has no past.


dir. Wade Allain-Marcus & Jesse Allain-Marcus | USA | 2015 | 72 min. | Southern Premiere 

Against the skyline of Los Angeles, Vincent ruminates on his parents’ failed marriage, his own arrested development and the choice he must make to become a better man.

“It Had To Be You”

dir. Sasha Gordon | USA, Italy | 2015 | 83 min. | Louisiana premiere

Surprised by a sudden proposal and subsequent ultimatum from her boyfriend, Sonia has three days to decide which path her life will take. A whimsical romantic comedy that’s raunchy and yet gentle, “It Had To Be You” explores the choices women face today, while satirizing cultural expectations of gender and romance.

“Jackie Boy”

dir. Cody Campanale | Canada | 2015 | 87 min. | World Premiere

This gritty character drama centers on Jack, a self-destructive womanizer who substitutes his emotional insecurities with drinks, drugs and one-night stands. It’s only when he meets fiery, spirited Jasmine that he decides to change his ways. Little does he know she has something different in mind.

“Jason and Shirley”

dir. Stephen Winter | USA | 2015 | 79 min. | Louisiana Premiere

“Jason and Shirley” imagines what went on behind the scenes during the filming of the landmark 1967 documentary “Portrait of Jason,” as Jason Holliday regales filmmaker Shirley Clarke with stories of racism, homophobia, abuse and prostitution in pre-Stonewall New York City.


“Deal With It”

dir. Shamira Raphaëla | The Netherlands | 2014 | 58 min. | Southern Premiere

In this intimate family portrait, we enter the chaotic and colorful world of director Shamira Raphaëla’s loved ones: her drug-addicted father, Pempy, and her brother, Andy, who is following in his father’s footsteps. “Deal With It” is a raw and personal film about destructive family patterns and unconditional love.

“Hotel Nueva Isla”

dir. Irene Gutierrez | Spain, Cuba | 2014 | 71 min. | Louisiana Premiere 

Despite the building’s imminent collapse, the last inhabitant of a once luxurious hotel in Old Havana refuses to leave: he remains convinced that treasures—hidden by the hotel’s original owners—lie waiting within its walls. The film is a meditation on a country that exists in a state of permanent resistance.

“Missing People”

dir. David Shapiro | USA | 2015 | 81 min. | Louisiana Premiere

This tense, nonfiction mystery unfurls around Martina Batan, the director of a prominent New York City gallery who investigates her brother’s long unsolved murder, while obsessively collecting and researching the violent work and life of Roy Ferdinand, a self-taught artist from New Orleans.

“Portrait of a Lone Farmer”

dir. Jide Tom Akinleminu | Germany, Nigeria, Denmark | 2013 | 76 min. | Louisiana Premiere

When filmmaker Jide Tom Akinleminu returns to his father’s chicken farm in Nigeria, his initial intention is to create a film about his parents’ marriage. But life, as is often the case, has other plans.


dir. Poppy Stockell | Australia | 2015 | 54 min. | Southern Premiere

In the lead up to the 2014 Bingham Cup, the lives of a self-assured Canadian jock, a chubby Irish backpacker and a stoic Japanese outsider change when they vie for a position on the Sydney Convicts, the world’s premiere, gay rugby team.

“The Seventh Fire”

dir. Jack Pettibone Riccobono | USA | 2015 | 78 min. | Louisiana Premiere

Terrence Malick presents this haunting and visually arresting nonfiction film about the gang crisis on Indian reservations, through the stories of a Native American gang leader recently sentenced to prison for a fifth time, and his 17-year-old protege.

“Touch the Light (Tocando La Luz)”

dir. Jennifer Redfearn | Cuba, USA | 2015 | 72 min. | Southern Premiere

In this intimate, character-driven film from Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Jennifer Redfearn, three blind women from Havana, confront their heartbreaks and hopes, and navigate their profound desire for independence.



dir. Jonathan Nguyen & Ashley George | USA | 2015 | 81 min. | World Premiere

The lives of three college coeds are shaken after a weekend camping trip results in the accidental death of a fellow student. Instead of reporting the accident, they decide to conceal the student’s death, a decision that seems logical at first, but slowly begins to eat away at their friendship—and their sanity.

“Delta Justice: The Islenos Trappers War”

dir. David DuBos | USA | 2015 | 48 min. | World Premiere

“Delta Justice” gives a true account of St. Bernard Parish’s violent fight over land rights in the mid-1920s. The film sheds new light on an important, yet little-known part of Louisiana’s history.

“Dog Man”

dir. Richie Adams | USA | 2015 | 57 min. | World Premiere

“Dog Man” recounts the life story of world-renowned trainer Dick Russell, who worked with an estimated 30,000 dogs through his basic obedience class in South Louisiana and introduced the pivotal training technique of Large Field Socialization to North America.

“Forgive and Forget”

dir. Aaron Abdin | USA | 2015 | 101 min. | World Premiere

Brian believes that he has a loving wife, brothers and grandmother but, after a tragic accident claims the life of one of his brothers, the entire family collapses into a mass of secrets, lies and emotional turmoil. Brian is led down a road of discovery, which forces him to choose between holding onto the past or striding towards the future.

“The King of New Orleans”

dir. Allen Frederic | USA | 2015 | 83 min. | Louisiana Premiere

In pre-Katrina New Orleans, Larry Shirt is an aging taxi driver whose fares include the city’s hustlers, tourists, socialites, musicians, housekeepers, weirdos and reporters, as well as an aimless student, with whom he shares a special bond.

“Love Me True”

dir. Kirby Voss | USA | 2015 | 85 min. | World Premiere

A debilitating fetish for blond-haired women constantly thwarts any chance that Eric has for happiness, until a hairless man named Stanley enters his apartment and claims to be the reincarnation of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky.

“The Mourning Hills”

dir. R. Todd Campbell | USA | 2014 | 81 min. | New Orleans Premiere

Mattie and Kate are sisters. They’re also orphans. Their mother died in a tragic accident, while their father took his own life in the beautiful and terrifying wilderness known as “The Mourning Hills.” When Mattie convinces Kate to run away with her, they decide to head for the very place where their father made them orphans.

“The Phantasmagorical Clarence John Laughlin”

dir. Gene Fredericks | USA | 2015 | 88 min. | North American Premiere

This documentary explores the enigmatic life of New Orleans native Clarence John Laughlin, considered the father of American Surrealist photography and often described as “Edgar Allan Poe with a camera.” The film includes the only known video footage of this unique individual, taken in 1977.

“Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town”

dir. David Rae Morris | USA | 2015 | 84 min. | Louisiana Premiere

This film examines the history of race relations and the 1970 integration of the public schools in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Featuring interviews with local citizens of many ages and backgrounds, “Yazoo Revisited” paints a fascinating picture of the triumphs and failures of the Civil Rights Era.


Sep. 1: All-Access Passes available for purchase.

Oct. 1: Tickets available for All-Access Pass holders and New Orleans Film Society Producers Circle and Quarter Century Club members.

Oct. 7: Tickets available for purchase for New Orleans Film Society members Oct. 12: Main box office opens, tickets on sale to the public.


Since 1989, the New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) has engaged, educated and inspired through the art of film. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the New Orleans Film Festival. NOFS hosts special events throughout the year: the French Film Festival, the New Orleans International Children’s Film Festival and other events designed to benefit local film audiences, artists and professionals. NOFS partners with local organizations to present monthly film series. NOFS reaches 32,000 people year-round through its programming. NOFS is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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IN THEATERS: The Man from UNCLE, Straight Outta Compton, Final Girl

With remakes and sequels flooding the summer box office, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. follows suit as a reboot of the classic 1960s television show. The movie portrays the first case shared by the rival agents, acting as a prequel to the series. Other movies opening this Friday include the hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton and Final Girl.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

A CIA agent and a KGB operative take part in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization. Written and directed by Guy Ritchie, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. stars Alicia Vikander, Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 116 min. Rated PG-13.

Straight Outta Compton

NWA emerges from the streets of Compton and hits the screens of Hollywood. The most controversial hip-hip pioneers cause havoc in pop culture in the mid-80s. Paul Giamatti, Keith Stanfield, Aldis Hodge, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins star in the story about the group and their life in the hood. 157 min. Rated R.

Final Girl

A sadistic group of teenage boys lure the shy new girl into the woods, only to discover she’s an assassin-in-training whose final test to hunt and kill them. 90 min. Rated R.

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Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in ‘I Saw the Light’

Although we’ve seen Tom Hiddleston tease his Hank Williams already, there hasn’t been any official photos released of the Thor actor as the country legend. Until now. Here’s your first look at Hank, whose the focus of the new narrative feature I Saw the Light, which shot in Shreveport, Louisiana last year.

The biopic is currently set to see the light of day on November 27, smack dab in the middle of awards season.

Source: Deadline

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TRAILER: New Orleans-Shot Drama ‘Trumbo’

The trailer for Trumbo has been released. The New Orleans-shot drama stars Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo, the famous screenwriter who took on Washington by refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Famously, he wouldn’t “name names” of those who might be Communists working in the motion picture industry. For it, he was blacklisted from work.

He still managed to work under pseudonyms and even won two Academy Awards while blacklisted, for writing The Brave One and Roman Holiday. Directed by Jay Roach, Trumbo stars Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Louis C.K. and James DuMont. The film is set for an awards season release on November 5.

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TEASER: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

It’s been more than a year since director Quentin Tarantino first started sharing his Hateful Eight script around Hollywood, only to have someone leak it online. The writer/director, who won an Oscar for his New Orleans-shot effort Django Unchained, has since reworked the script for Eight. Here’s the trailer.

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POSTER: New Orleans-Shot ‘Trumbo’

The post for the New Orleans-shot film Trumbo has been released. Directed by Jay Roach, the film stars Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 3 Recap

Season two of Orange Is the New Black ended with a critical character lying on the side of the highway like road kill and another character driving happily towards her death. But season three begins with Red rising from the dead and returning to Litchfield after being in the hospital. With Mother’s Day opening season three, viewers start to experience a reoccurring theme: motherhood. Every major inmate’s backstory is dissected, explaining their relationships with their mothers and how they were raised.

When Alex returns to Litchfield after violating her parole, she is beat up, tired, and paranoid that her drug lord is out to kill her. She has a panic attack about being back in prison and completely breaks down in front of Piper, who enjoys having power over Alex, even if it means being manipulative. Viewers might recognize a power shift between the two women: Piper becomes more dominant as Alex becomes more afraid of her surroundings. In this season, the theme of power is prominent.

Viewers will see Crazy Eyes still brainwashed by Vee, her prison mother, a scenario of power and motherhood. In season three, the women of Litchfield hugely accept Crazy Eyes, which is something that viewers did a long time ago. She becomes popular, unable to figure out how to handle it, and even attracts a new crush in the process. Even though her story isn’t explored in depth, viewers still get their Crazy Eyes fix.

Red fixes something from her past and gets back into the kitchen, only to find out she has to cook food that isn’t her own. We see bed bugs infect the entire prison and the burning of some of the library’s books. Viewers also see strange business partnerships between inmates and even officers, conducting business with the outside world, taking the idea of a for-profit prison to the max.

You’ll enjoy an entirely new world of character history that feels enormous compared to the small compound in which the women are confined. Most of the stories are heartbreaking, sober, but ultimately enlightening. We see Nicky unable to stay away from her drug-stained past, Pennsatucky realize the horrible things that have happened to her and how to cope with them, Daya and her mother try to reconnect as the baby is fast approaching, and Morello has her dreams come true.

And, you get to watch Piper become a hardcore prison panty mobster who “trusts no bitch.” Season three of Orange is the New Black is now streaming in its entirety on Netflix.

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‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Bombs

This weekend, Fox’s attempt to reboot its Marvel comics franchise Fantastic Four bombed at the box office, earning only $26.2 million in its first three days, despite playing in nearly four thousand theaters nationwide. Even after adding the superhero actioner’s international earnings, the film’s current box office total climbs to only $60.3 million.

While the actual budget numbers are hard to come by, some reports place the production budget at circa $120 million dollars. That almost certainly excludes the cash spent when the production returned to Baton Rouge for lengthy reshoots that went on for months. It also does not include the typical marketing spend for a major tentpole release, which I’d estimate is at least $100 million.

In addition, films split box office receipts with the theaters. That means Fox has only covered circa $30 million of at least a $220 million dollar investment in Fantastic Four. Ouch.

With a very poor first weekend and an even weaker critical response, the reasons behind the film’s disappointing reception aren’t mysterious. Outside of the film’s stellar cast – which includes Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Jamie Bell as Benn Grimm, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes alum Toby Kebbell as Dr. Doom – not much went right.

Second time director Josh Trank, who was hired in the wake of his excellent film Chronicle, had a bumpy road and was essentially removed from the project. Another director was brought in to do substantial reshoots. Just days before Fantastic Four‘s release, Trank bashed his own movie on Twitter, blaming the film’s apparently poor quality on studio meddling. At the time of its release, Fantastic Four only had a 9% positive rating on the movie review aggregator site Even the little loved 2005 film has 27% positive reviews.

Early fan reaction to the film was also not very promising. From the first images, the rebooted film seemed to be the embodiment of that soulless studio executive promise that they are going “grittier, darker.” All while retelling a boilerplate origin story already well known to audiences. There was also much made of casting a black actor as Johnny Storm, brother of Sue Storm. Both characters have been historically portrayed as white. For most people, including me, this is a ridiculous reason to criticize the film before its release. As long as there’s a plausible explanation in the story, who cares? However, this strikes me as one of those “issues” with the film that wouldn’t have mattered to fanatical Fantastic Four purists at all if the final product was a great movie. Since it wasn’t great, the move away from tradition is just one item in a long list of items that seems to indicate studio meddling that may have harmed the project.

Fox will be fine, though, thanks to 2015 hits like the animated feature Home, which has earned the studio $386 million, Kingsman: The Secret Service, which earned $406 million, and Spy, which is currently at $233 million.

Fantastic Four is now playing in theaters everywhere. Go see it for yourself and make up your own mind.

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Now Streaming: ‘Nightcrawler’

2014’s Nightcrawler, written and directed by Dan Gilroy, stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom, a grifter trying to go legit as a freelance news gatherer in the streets of Los Angeles.

After seeing a gruesome wreck on the interstate one night, he sees his future in a freelance cameraman named Loder, played by Bill Paxton. Loder is a veteran nightcrawler, a newsman crawling the streets for footage to sell to a broadcast news channel. Bloom steals a bike and pawns it for a police scanner, a camcorder and a new career.

Bloom sells the footage to Nina played by Rene Russo, a down-on-her-luck producer working nights at the lowest-rated local news station. Bloom’s work keeps getting bloodier and better, Nina keeps buying it, and soon Bloom takes on an assistant in an attempt to rival Loder’s freelance empire.

Get your creepy Jake Gyllenhaal fix by watching Nightcrawler, now streaming on Netflix.

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IN THEATERS: Fantastic Four, Ricki and The Flash, The Gift, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Dark Places

Crashing into theaters this Friday, Baton Rouge-shot Fantastic Four tries to find success as a reboot of the Marvel comic. Following months of hype, the reboot may be overshadowed by another new movie from Marvel Studios, Ant-Man. That film has continued to be a box office force in the past few weeks. Also coming to theaters this weekend is Meryl Streep in Ricki and The Flash, as well as The Gift, The Diary of a Teenage Girl and Dark Places.

Fantastic Four

The origins of the four are illustrated as they team up and teleport to a dangerous alternate dimension. They discover powers and abilities and must band together to save Earth from Dr. Doom. Shot in Baton Rouge, the superhero flick stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Toby Kebbell, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan and Tim Blake Nelson. 106 min. Rated PG-13.

Ricki and The Flash

An aging musician returns to her family, hoping to reconcile for abandoning them in order to follow her dreams of rock’n’roll fame. 102 min. Rated PG-13.

The Gift

Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall play a young couple whose lives are shaken by the unexpected arrival of a high school acquaintance. Dark secrets come to light through the haunting presence of this “friend” and the mysterious gifts he brings. 108 min. Rated R.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

In 1970s San Francisco, a 15 year old artistic girl begins to have an affair with her mother’s boyfriend, a man more than twice her age. 102 min. Rated R.

Dark Places

A woman haunted by her family’s murder recalls the traumatic memories in order to discover the truth about that night. 113 min. Rated R.

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The Vampire Diaries Returns This Fall for Season 7 Without One of Its Stars

Spoilers ahead. No one wants to see their favorite character face death. Fans of one of the most popular shows on television experienced just that. With Elena in a deep sleep – one she may never return from – viewers of The Vampire Diaries are anxious, scared and desperate for answers.

It was a major shock to the fans of the show when Nina Dobrev announced she would be leaving and not returning for season seven. The last episode of season six would supposedly be Dobrev’s final episode. But Elena fans are waiting in the wings: she may return at any moment from her sleeping-beauty slumber, even for the series finale. Or if her career prospects elsewhere don’t look as great.

Shot in Georgia, this hit show returns to The CW in the fall, focusing more on Damon and Stefan’s time before the world of Mystic Falls, opening up more of their brotherhood. After saying their goodbyes to Elena, Damon and Stefan vow to never open her coffin and seal her off with a spell.

The theme of season six was sacrifice. Elena saved her best friend Bonnie’s life so she could live. As long as Bonnie is alive, Elena stays asleep. Damon also sacrifices getting Elena back for keeping Bonnie alive. For now.

The storyline of the new season is also expected to follow Caroline and Alaric, who must cope with the enormous losses they faced in season six. With Elena gone, Damon will struggle to make decisions and live a normal life. Season seven will focus on Damon spending some time with himself, figuring out how to cope with Elena’s absence and confide in Bonnie for moral support.

To catch up on all things involving blood, vampires, love triangles and the supernatural, watch the first five seasons, streaming now on Netflix. The Vampire Diaries season seven returns this fall to the CW.

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The Originals Returns to The CW on October 8

Fans rejoiced when the third season of The Originals was announced. Set in the historical city of New Orleans but shot mostly in Georgia, The Originals, a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries, explores the storylines of multiple supernatural creatures and characters. Home to werewolves, witches, vampire clans, vampire rivals and even vampire werewolf hybrids, The Big Easy in The Originals is anything but laid back.

The father of the Original family, Mikael, played by Sebastian Roche, might return in flashbacks this season. Expect a lot of flashbacks. Also appearing on the newest season will be a sultry vampire, Aurora, played by Rebecca Breeds, and Lucien, played by Andrew Lees, a suave vampire who has some unfinished business with Klaus. Lucien apparently has it out for the Mikaelson clan of New Orleans.

Another one of the new faces being introduced this season to the show is Jason Dohring, who will be playing Will Kinney, a good-natured New Orleans detective who tries to keep the voodoo vampires in line. Little does Kinney know that not all bloody crime can come from fangs in the night.

Similar to The Vampire Diaries, the center of The Originals will always be family. Season three primary focuses on threats close to home, with outsider vampires infringing on the original clan in the crescent city.

New viewers and fans who’ve fallen behind can brush up on everything that happened in season one easily. It’s now streaming on Netflix. Sink your fangs into The Originals season three, returning on Thursday, October 8, at 9pm on The CW.

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POSTER: Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield in Louisiana’s ’99 Homes’

Here’s a poster for 99 Homes. The indie drama, which stars Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield and Laura Dern, is slated for a September 25 theatrical release.

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Sage Summit 2015 is Rolling In New Orleans Now

This week New Orleans is playing host to the Sage Summit Conference in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The conference, occurring annually for over forty years, fuels aspiring entrepreneurs and organizations across the country. Each day, the event provides open-floor interactions and group sessions that allow aspiring businesses to connect with different sponsors and leaders.

On July 28th, Sage CEO Stephen Kelly, General Colin L. Powell and Deepak Chopra will provide the keynote address concerning operating in our changing world. Stephen Kelly acts as Chief Executive Officer for Sage as well as a leader for many other tech companies, providing assistance to smaller and medium-sized businesses. General Powell’s leadership credentials are almost unparalleled, holding multiple roles in service and leadership, including acting as Secretary of State, army general and Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as accumulating many awards for his military service. Deepak Chopra, founder of the Chopra foundation and champion for human enlightenment, has written over eighty books, many focusing on innovative perceptions on the world and in spiritual leadership.

On July 29th, the convention presents two conversations, entitled “The Youtube Generation” and “Down but Not Out,” focusing on topics such as how implementing technology and content can build brands and how three women, through perseverance and education, could carve their way into the business world. For “The Youtube Generation,” Youtube co-founder Chad Hurley provides insight into how to manage content and technology as well as oversee a company in an ever-changing world. For “Down but Not Out,” Jane Seymour, Baroness Karren Brady and Brandi Temple provide their personal stories of growth and success as women in business. Jane Seymour, an award-winning actress, has experience in multiple fields, including founding and running many art galleries and supporting philanthropic foundations, including the The Open Hearts Foundation. Baroness Karren Brady, leader, CEO, and ambassador, is notable in becoming the first woman to manage a football team in the top flight of English football as well as the youngest managing director of a UK plc. Brandi Temple, founder and CEO of Lolly Wolly Doodle, notably uses innovative social platforms to promote sales in children’s clothing.

On July 30th, the convention presents two more special guest conversations, entitled, “Stay Hungry. Stay foolish,” and “Finding Your Fan Base,” focusing on innovation and leveraging a customer base respectively. “Stay Hungry. Stay foolish.” includes William A. McDonough, Bre Pettis, and Dolly Singh sharing their different experiences in innovation from their respective industries. William A. McDonough, leader of McDonough Innovation, provides notable sustainability and innovation advice to businesses and organizations, including his own foundations the Make It Right Foundation and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Bre Pettis, Chief innovation officer of Bold Machines and cofounder of MakerBot, works in providing DIY advice and innovative solutions to future problems for individuals and organizations, winning several awards and notoriety (including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal) for his DIY movement. Dolly Singh, Founder and CEO of Thesis Couture, has experience in bringing together experts for innovative projects, including creating the world’s first high‐performance + high fashion, high heels.

“Finding Your Fan Base” involves Matthew Weiner, Trevor Noah, and Tony Hawk discussing their paths of leveraging their fan bases in the entertainment business world. Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, successfully created and sustained a critically-acclaimed series that notably won four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, while continuously working on his own writing and directing career. Trevor Noah, comedian and new host of The Daily Show, successfully used his background and experiences to grow his audience around Africa and, eventually, the entire world. Tony Hawk, entrepreneur and professional skateboarder, used his professional talents and connections to support the skateboarding industry, including starting new skateboarding companies, video games, and donation foundations.

Through its notable speakers and excellent opportunities, the Sage Summit 2015 seeks to help business owners and organizations succeed in the coming future. Using flourishing and sustaining examples, the conference provides individuals and organizations with the answers that they need to future business or sustainability problems. With the advice from the Sage Summit 2015, attendees can use the lessons on leadership, innovation, and maintenance to survive the ever-changing business world of tomorrow.

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LINEUP: Toronto International Film Festival 2015

The lineup for TIFF 2015 has been announced! Opening the fest will be Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée’s film Demolition. Toronto will also feature the world premiere of Jay Roach’s Trumbo, the New Orleans-shot film that stars Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston as the titular writer, who was famously blacklisted for refusing to out communists in Hollywood in 1947. Trumbo was himself a member of the Communist Party.

Demolition, Jean-Marc Vallée, USA (World Premiere)

In Demolition, a successful investment banker, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two strangers form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

Beeba Boys, Deepa Mehta, Canada (World Premiere)

An adrenaline-charged violent Indo-Canadian gang war mixes guns, bhangra beats, bespoke suits, cocaine, and betrayal. Gang boss Jeet Johar and his loyal, young crew are audaciously taking over the Vancouver drug and arms scene from an old-style crime syndicate. Hearts are broken and family bonds shattered when the Beeba Boys (known as the “nice boys”) do anything “to be seen and to be feared” — in a white world.

The Dressmaker, Jocelyn Moorhouse, Australia (World Premiere)

Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, The Dressmaker is a bittersweet, comedy-drama set in early 1950s Australia. After many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful and talented misfit, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly, and unexpectedly falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy, but armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, Tilly sets out to right the wrongs of the past and transforms the women of the town but encounters unexpected romance along the way. Starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving.

Eye in the Sky, Gavin Hood, United Kingdom (World Premiere)

London-based military intelligence officer Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) is remotely commanding a top secret drone operation to capture a group of dangerous terrorists at their safe-house in Nairobi, Kenya. The mission suddenly escalates from a capture to a kill operation, when Powell realizes that the terrorists are about to embark on a deadly suicide mission. American drone pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is poised to destroy the safe-house when a nine-year-old-girl enters the kill zone just outside the walls of the house. With unforeseen collateral damage now entering the equation, the impossible decision of when to strike gets passed up the kill chain of politicians and lawyers as the seconds tick down. Also stars Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi and Iain Glen.

Forsaken, Jon Cassar, Canada (World Premiere)

Tormented by a dark secret, an aging gunfighter abandons a life of killing and returns home, only to discover his mother has died. He’s forced to confront his estranged father and the life he left behind. Starring Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland and Demi Moore.

Freeheld, Peter Sollett, USA (World Premiere)

Based on the Oscar-winning documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard-earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials — the Freeholders — conspire to prevent Laurel from doing so. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells and activist Steven Goldstein come together in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality. Starring Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon and Steve Carell.

Hyena Road (Hyena Road: Le Chemin du Combat), Paul Gross, Canada (World Premiere)

A sniper who has never allowed himself to think of his targets as humans becomes implicated in the life of one such target. An intelligence officer who has never contemplated killing becomes the engine of a plot to kill. And a legendary Mujahideen warrior who had put war behind him is now the centre of the battle zone. Three men, three worlds, three conflicts — all stand at the intersection of modern warfare, a murky world of fluid morality in which all is not as it seems.

Legend, Brian Helgeland, United Kingdom (International Premiere)

The true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, brothers Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance. LEGEND is a classic crime thriller that takes audiences into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.

Lolo, Julie Delpy, France (North American Premiere)

While on holiday in the south of France, Parisian sophisticate Violette falls in love with carefree geek Jean-René. As their relationship blossoms, Jean-René heads to Paris to spend more time with Violette but finds himself up against her possessive teenage son Lolo who is determined to sabotage their relationship by any means necessary. A razor-sharp comedy from Julie Delpy.

The Man Who Knew Infinity, Matthew Brown, United Kingdom (World Premiere)

A true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Ramanujan, a self-taught mathematics genius from India, travelled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he forged a bond with his mentor, the eccentric professor GH Hardy, and fought to show the world the magic of his mind. Starring Dev Patel and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons.

The Martian, Ridley Scott, USA (World Premiere)

During a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

The Program, Stephen Frears, United Kingdom (World Premiere)

From Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and producers Working Title (The Theory of Everything), comes the true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial men in recent history, Lance Armstrong. Starring Ben Foster, Dustin Hoffman, Chris O’Dowd and Guillaume Canet.

Remember, Atom Egoyan, Canada (North American Premiere)

Remember is the contemporary story of Zev, who discovers that the Nazi guard who murdered his family some 70 years ago is living in America under an assumed identity. Despite the obvious challenges, Zev sets out on a mission to deliver long-delayed justice with his own trembling hand. What follows is a remarkable cross-continent road-trip with surprising consequences. Starring Academy Award winners Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau.

Septembers of Shiraz, Wayne Blair, USA (World Premiere)

A thriller based on the New York Times bestseller, this is the true story of a secular Jewish family caught in the 1979 Iranian revolution and their heroic journey to overcome and ultimately escape from the deadly tyranny that swept their country and threatened to extinguish their lives at every turn. Starring Salma Hayek and Adrien Brody.

Stonewall, Roland Emmerich, USA (World Premiere)

This fictional drama inspired by true events follows a young man caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine) finds himself alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, until he befriends a group of street kids who introduce him to the local watering hole, The Stonewall Inn — however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe haven. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens who populate Stonewall erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born. Starring Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King.

Anomalisa, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, USA (Canadian Premiere)

A man struggles with his inability to connect with other people. Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis.

Beasts of No Nation, Cary Fukunaga, USA/Ghana (Canadian Premiere)

Based on the highly acclaimed novel, director Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation brings to life the gripping tale of Agu (newcomer Abraham Attah), a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. Idris Elba dominates the screen in the role of Commandant, a warlord who takes in Agu and instructs him in the ways of war.

Black Mass, Scott Cooper, USA (Canadian Premiere)

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly persuades Irish-American gangster Jimmy Bulger to act as an informant for the FBI in order to eliminate their common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement while becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history. Starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Julianne Nicholson, Corey Stoll and Peter Sarsgaard.

Brooklyn, John Crowley, United Kingdom/Ireland/Canada (Canadian Premiere)

Set on opposite sides of the Atlantic, this drama tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.

The Club, Pablo Larraín, Chile (North American Premiere)

Four men live in a secluded house in a seaside town. Sent to purge sins of the past, they live under a strict regime and the watchful eye of a caretaker. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of a fifth man who brings with him their darkest secrets.

Colonia, Florian Gallenberger, Germany/Luxembourg/France (World Premiere)

Colonia tells the story of Lena and Daniel, a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena tracks him to a sealed off area in the south of the country called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schäfer but, in fact, is a place nobody ever escapes from. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel. Starring Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl and Michael Nyqvist.

The Danish Girl, Tom Hooper, United Kingdom (North American Premiere)

The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

The Daughter, Simon Stone, Australia (North American Premiere)

A man returns to his hometown and unearths a long-buried family secret. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto and Sam Neill.

Desierto, Jonás Cuarón, Mexico (World Premiere)

World Premiere Moises is traveling by foot with a group of undocumented workers across a desolate strip of the border between Mexico and the United States, seeking a new life in the north. They are discovered by a lone American vigilante, Sam, and a frantic chase begins. Set against the stunningly brutal landscape, Moises and Sam engage in a lethal match of wits, each desperate to survive and escape the desert that threatens to consume them. Starring Gael García Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Dheepan, Jacques Audiard, France (North American Premiere)

To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former Tamil Tiger soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. These strangers try to build a life together in a Parisian suburb.

Families (Belles Familles), Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France (World Premiere)

When Shanghai-based businessman Jérome Varenne learns that his childhood home in the village of Ambray is at the centre of a local conflict, he heads there to straighten things out and finds himself at the centre of familial and romantic complications. Starring Mathieu Amalric.

The Family Fang, Jason Bateman, USA (World Premiere)

Annie and Baxter Fang have spent most of their adult lives trying to distance themselves from their famous artist parents. But when both siblings find themselves stalled in life, they return home for the first time in a decade where they become entangled in a dark mystery surrounding their parents’ disappearance. Jason Bateman directs and stars, along with co-stars Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken, in this film based on the New York Times bestseller.

Guilty (Talvar), Meghna Gulzar, India (World Premiere)

Based on true events that set off a media frenzy all over the world, Guilty follows the 2008 Noida Double Murder Case of an investigation into the deaths of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and 45-year-old Hemraj Banjade, a domestic employed by Aarushi’s family, in Noida, India. The controversial case lives on in the mind of the public, despite a guilty verdict that sentenced the parents of the murdered girl to life in prison. Starring Irrfan Khan.

I Smile Back, Adam Salky, USA (Canadian Premiere)

Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Amy Koppelman, I Smile Back explores the life of Laney (Sarah Silverman), a devoted wife and mother who seems to have it all — a perfect husband, pristine house and shiny SUV. However, beneath the façade lies depression and disillusionment that catapult her into a secret world of reckless compulsion. Only very real danger will force her to face the painful root of her destructiveness and its effect on those she loves.

The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer), Hany Abu-Assad, United Kingdom/Palestine/Qatar (World Premiere)

A young boy in Gaza, Mohammad Assaf, dreams of one day singing in the Cairo Opera House with his sister and best friend, Nour. One day, Nour collapses and is rushed to the hospital where it is discovered that she needs a kidney transplant. Nour leaves Mohammad with a dying wish that someday, he will become a famous singer in Cairo. Escaping from Gaza to Egypt against unbelievable odds, Mohammad makes the journey of a lifetime. From two-time Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad comes this inspirational drama inspired by the incredibly true story of Mohammed Assaf, winner of Arab Idol 2013.

The Lady in the Van, Nicholas Hytner, USA/United Kingdom (World Premiere)

Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in writer Alan Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favour becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived all those years, acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George, The History Boys) to bring this rare and touching portrait to the screen. Starring Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper and James Corden.

Len and Company, Tim Godsall, USA (North American Premiere)

A successful music producer (Rhys Ifans) quits the industry and exiles himself in upstate New York, but the solitude he seeks is shattered when both his estranged son (Jack Kilmer) and the pop-star (Juno Temple) he’s created come looking for answers.

The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland/United Kingdom/Greece/France/Netherlands (North American Premiere)

In a dystopian near future, single people are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or are transformed into animals and released into the woods. Starring Colin Farrell, Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux and Ben Whishaw.

Louder Than Bombs, Joachim Trier, Norway/France/Denmark (North American Premiere)

An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house, forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years. With the three men under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg.

Maggie’s Plan, Rebecca Miller, USA (World Premiere)

Maggie’s plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant Georgette. But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex-wife are actually perfect for each other? Starring Julianne Moore, Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph.

Mountains May Depart (Shan He Gu Ren), Jia Zhang-ke, China/France/Japan (North American Premiere)

The new film from master filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke (A Touch of Sin) jumps from the recent past to the speculative near-future as it examines how China’s economic boom has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love.

Office, Johnnie To, China/Hong Kong (International Premiere)

Billion-dollar company Jones & Sunn is going public. Chairman Ho Chung-ping has promised CEO Chang, who has been his mistress for more than 20 years, to become a major shareholder of the company. As the IPO team enters the company to audit its accounts, a series of inside stories start to be revealed. Starring Chow Yun Fat, Sylvia Chang, Tang Wei and Wang Ziyi.

Parched, Leena Yadav, India/USA (World Premiere)

Three ordinary women dare to break free from the century old patriarchal ways of their village in the desert heartland of rural India. Starring Tannishtha Chaterjee, Radhika Apte and Surveen Chawla, this unforgettable tale of friendship and triumph is called Parched.

Room, Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland/Canada (Canadian Premiere)

Told through the eyes of five-year-old-Jack, Room is a thrilling and emotional tale that celebrates the resilience and power of the human spirit. To Jack, the Room is the world… it’s where he was born, where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. But while it’s home to Jack, to Ma it’s a prison. Through her fierce love for her son, Ma has managed to create a childhood for him in their 10-by-10-foot space. But as Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation — she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely. Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers and William H. Macy.

Sicario, Denis Villeneuve, USA (North American Premiere)

In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past (Benicio Del Toro), the team sets out on a clandestine journey that forces Kate to question everything that she believes.

Son of Saul (Saul Fia), László Nemes, Hungary (Canadian Premiere)

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child’s body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Spotlight, Tom McCarthy, USA (International Premiere)

Spotlight tells the true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James and Billy Crudup.

Summertime (La Belle Saison), Catherine Corsini, France (North American Premiere)

Delphine, the daughter of farmers, moves to Paris in 1971 to break free from the shackles of her family and to gain her financial independence. Carole is a Parisian, living with Manuel, actively involved in the stirrings of the feminist movement. The meeting of the two women changes their lives forever. Starring Cécile De France, Izia Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky and Kévin Azaïs.

Sunset Song, Terence Davies, United Kingdom/Luxembourg (World Premiere)

Terence Davies’ epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War follows a young woman’s tale of endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life. Based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon and told with gritty poetic realism by Britain’s greatest living auteur, Sunset Song stars Peter Mullan and Agyness Deyn.

Trumbo, Jay Roach, USA (World Premiere)

The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Un plus une, Claude Lelouch, France (World Premiere)

Charming, successful, Antoine (Jean Dujardin) could be the hero of one of those films he composes the music for. When he leaves for a job in India, he meets Anna (Elsa Zylberstein), a woman who isn’t like him at all, but who attracts him more than anything. Together, they are going to experience an incredible journey.

Victoria, Sebastian Schipper, Germany (Canadian Premiere)

On a night out in Berlin, Victoria meets four young local guys. After joining their group, she becomes their driver when they rob a bank. Finally, as dawn breaks, everyone meets their destiny.

Where to Invade Next, Michael Moore, USA (World Premiere)

Oscar-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative and hilarious movie yet. Moore tells the Pentagon to “stand down”— he will do the invading for America from now on. Discretely shot in several countries and under the radar of the global media, Moore has made a searing cinematic work that is both up-to-the-minute and timeless.

Youth, Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France/United Kingdom/Switzerland (North American Premiere)

Youth explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred (Michael Caine) has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his daughter Lena (Rachel Weisz), Mick (Harvey Keitel) is intent on finishing the screenplay for what may be his last film for his muse Brenda (Jane Fonda). And where will inspiration lead their younger friend Jimmy (Paul Dano), an actor grasping to make sense of his next performance? From Italy’s Oscar-winning foreign language film writer and director Paolo Sorrentino, Youth asks if our most important and life-changing experiences can come at any time — even late — in life.

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Theater Shooting And Gun Laws: Bernie Sanders Vs. Rick Perry

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called for making existing gun laws “stronger” and “more enforceable” in the wake of last week’s bloody shooting at a Lafayette, LA, multiplex screening of Trainwreck. Speaking from New Orleans on NBC’s Meet The Press, Sanders told moderator Chuck Todd that “guns used to kill people exclusively, not for hunting, should not be sold in the United States of America.”
Rick Perry, meanwhile, took the opposite tack, suggesting on CNN that…

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TRAILER: New Orleans-Shot ‘Mississippi Grind’

Months after Mississippi Grind’s premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the first official trailer for the road trip drama by the writer-director duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson, It’s Kind of A Funny Story) has been released.

Emmy-nominated Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) stars as Gerry, a desperate gambler looking for any place to put his hope. He latches on to the young, charming and slightly sketchy poker player Curtis, played by Ryan Reynolds, who has a cool indifference about winning.

In order to pay Gerry’s debts, and perhaps curb his self-destructive habits, the two go on a road trip from Iowa to New Orleans, making several stops along the way to confront their past. While road trip movies are well worn territory, Mississippi Grind focuses mostly on the characters. The hot streak of an enigmatic Reynolds stands in contrast to the habitual failures of Mendelsohn, who never turns in a bad performance. As Gerry says, “Some guys are born to lose.”

For Reynolds, this film will be his fourth major New Orleans area production, following after Self/less, which premiered earlier this month, Green Lantern in 2011, and Waiting… in 2005.

Mississippi Grind also features a great cast that includes Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Alfre Woodard and Robin Weigert.

From A24, this dramatic road trip will debut on DirectTV August 13 and will open in theaters on September 25.

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TRAILER: Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in ‘American Ultra’

The stoner action comedy American Ultra just released its second trailer, and here’s the pitch: it’s Bourne mixed with bud.

Shot in the New Orleans area, American Ultra stars Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) as a stoner whose only assignment is holding down the saddest convenience store ever. Until he’s “activated” by Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), and revealed to be a sleeper with Jason Bourne-style training. Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga) stars as his girlfriend.

Both Eisenberg and Stewart have a long history shooting in Louisiana. Eisenberg starred in the New Orleans-shot film Now You See Me and Stewart filmed The Yellow Handkerchief and Welcome to the Rileys in New Orleans and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 & 2 in Baton Rouge at Celtic Studios. She also shot part of On the Road in Louisiana.

The movie looks like a helluva lot of fun, reminiscent of director David Gordon Green’s Pineapple Express, an action/stoner comedy that took its action seriously. That film, which starred Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and a long-haired James Franco, was a surprise hit for Sony. Costing only $27 million, it brought in over $90 million worldwide before making a bundle on DVD after it was released in 2008.

American Ultra is written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis, who’s wit is clearly evident in the trailer, and directed by Nima Nourizadeh, who also directed Project X. Topher Grace, Walton Goggins, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Tony Hale and Teri Wyble also appear.

American Ultra is slated to hit theaters on August 21.

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2015 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

The 2015 Primetime Emmy Award nominations have been announced! The full list is below with Louisiana and Georgia connections noted in blue. American Horror Story remains an Emmy favorite, this time earning nominations for its latest installment Freak Show, including New Orleans-based casting direction Meagan Lewis, who won for the first time last year. The Georgia-shot shows The Walking Dead and Halt and Catch Fire were nominated, along with the HBO movie Bessie.

Here’s the full list:

“Better Call Saul”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“Orange is the New Black”


Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”


Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”


Timothy Hutton, “American Crime”
Ricky Gervais, “Derek Special”
Adrien Brody, “Houdini”
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”
Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”


Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story” – Shot in New Orleans
Queen Latifah, “Bessie” – Shot in Georgia
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street”


Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Will Forte, “The Last Man On Earth”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”


Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace And Frankie”
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”


“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”


“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
“Late Show With David Letterman”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”


“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Shot in Louisiana
“The Honorable Woman”
“Olive Kitteridge”
“Wolf Hall”


“Drunk History”
“Inside Amy Schumer”
“Key & Peele”
“Saturday Night Live”


“Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case”
“Bessie” – Shot in Georgia
“Grace of Monaco”
“Hello Ladies: The Movie”
“Killing Jesus”


Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage, “Game Of Thrones”
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards”


Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”
Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is The New Black”


Alan Alda, “The Blacklist”
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”
F. Murray Abraham, “Homeland”
Reg E. Cathey, “House of Cards”
Beau Bridges, “Masters Of Sex”
Pablo Schreiber, “Orange Is The New Black”


Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”
Rachel Brosnahan, “House Of Cards”
Cicely Tyson, “How To Get Away With Murder”
Allison Janney, “Masters Of Sex”
Khandi Alexander, “Scandal”


Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Keegan-Michael Key, “Key & Peele”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Tony Hale, “Veep”


Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Niecy Nash, “Getting On”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Kate McKinnon “Saturday Night Live”
Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent”
Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”


Mel Brooks, “The Comedians”
Paul Giamatti, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”
Louis C.K., “Saturday Night Live”
Bradley Whitford, “Transparent”
Jon Hamm, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”


Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory”
Gaby Hoffmann, “Girls”
Pamela Adlon, “Louie”
Elizabeth Banks, “Modern Family”
Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
Tina Fey, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”


Richard Cabral, “American Crime”
Denis O’Hare, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Shot in New Orleans
Finn Wittrock, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Shot in New Orleans
Michael Kenneth Williams, “Bessie” – Shot in Georgia
Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge”
Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall”


Regina King, “American Crime”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Shot in New Orleans
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Shot in New Orleans
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Shot in New Orleans
Mo’Nique, “Bessie” – Shot in Georgia
Zoe Kazan, “Olive Kitteridge”


Joshua Brand for The Americans, “Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep?”

Gordon Smith for Better Call Saul, “Five-O”

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for Game Of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy”

Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner for Mad Men, “Lost Horizon”

Matthew Weiner for Mad Men, “Person To Person”


Tim Van Patten for Boardwalk Empire, “Eldorado”

David Nutter for Game Of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy”

Jeremy Podeswa for Game Of Thrones, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

Lesli Linka Glatter for Homeland, “From A To B And Back Again”

Steven Soderbergh for The Knick, “Method And Madness”


David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik for Episodes, “Episode 409″

Will Forte for The Last Man On Earth, “Alive In Tucson” (Pilot)

Louis C.K. for Louie, “Bobby’s House”

Alec Berg for Silicon Valley, “Two Days Of The Condor”

Jill Soloway for Transparent, “Pilot”

Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche for Veep, “Election Night”


Phil Lord and Christopher Miller for The Last Man On Earth, “Alive In Tucson” (Pilot)

Louis C.K. for Louie, “Sleepover”

Mike Judge for Silicon Valley, “Sand Hill Shuffle”

Jill Soloway for Transparent, “Best New Girl”

Armando Iannucci for Veep, “Testimony”


John Ridley for American Crime, “Episode One”

Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois and Horton Foote for “Bessie” – Shot in Georgia

Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg for “Hello Ladies: The Movie”

Hugo Blick for “The Honorable Woman”

Jane Anderson or “Olive Kitteridge”

Peter Straughan for “Wolf Hall”


Ryan Murphy for “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Show in New Orleans

Dee Rees for “Bessie” – Shot in Georgia

Hugo Blick for “The Honorable Woman”

Uli Edel for “Houdini”

Tom Shankland for “The Missing”

Lisa Cholodenko for “Olive Kitteridge”

Peter Kosminsky for “Wolf Hall”


Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars”
Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night”
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, “Project Runway”
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste”


“Antiques Roadshow”
“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”
“Property Brothers”
“Shark Tank”
“Undercover Boss”


“Alaska: The Last Frontier”
“Deadliest Catch”
“Million Dollar Listing New York”
“Naked And Afraid”


“Bill Maher: Live From D.C.”
“The Kennedy Center Honors”
“Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen”
“The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special”
“Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!”


“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Inside Amy Schumer”
“Key & Peele”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”


“The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards”
“Key & Peele Super Bowl Special”
“Louis C.K.: Live At The Comedy Store”
“Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen”
“The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special”


James Hoskinson for The Colbert Report, “Show 11040″

Chuck O’Neil for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, “Show 20103″

Amy Schumer and Ryan McFaul for Inside Amy Schumer, “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer”

Jerry Foley for Late Show With David Letterman, “Show 4214″

Dave Diomedi for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, “Show 203″


Natalie Johns for “Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live In Concert”

Louis J. Horvitz for “The Kennedy Center Honors”

Hamish Hamilton for “The Oscars”

Don Roy King for “The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special”

Glenn Weiss for “68th Annual Tony Awards”


“Beyoncé And Jay Z On The Run”
“The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards”
“The Oscars”
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street”
“68th Annual Tony Awards”


“Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Brad Pitt”
“Billy On The Street With First Lady Michelle Obama, Big Bird And Elena!!!”
“Childrens Hospital”
“Key & Peele Presents Van And Mike: The Ascension”
“Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry”


“American Horror Story: Extra-Ordinary Artists” – Shot in New Orleans
“Parks And Recreation: Behind The Final Season”
“30 For 30 Shorts”
“Transparent: This is Me”
“A Tribute To Mel Brooks”


“@midnight With Chris Hardwick”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
“Saturday Night Live: SNL40″
“Talking Dead”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”


“Alan Alda And The Actor Within You: A YoungArts Masterclass”
“Dog With A Blog”
“Girl Meets World”
“Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Coming Out”


Neil deGrasse Tyson for “Hubble’s Cosmic Journey”
Anthony Mendez for “Jane The Virgin”
Miranda Richardson for “Operation Orangutan”
Peter Coyote for “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”
Henry Strozier for “Too Cute!”


“The Case Against 8″
“Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief”
“Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck”
“Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All”


“American Masters”
“Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies”
“The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst”
“The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”
“The Sixties”


“Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown”
“Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways”
“Inside The Actors Studio”
“StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson”


“The Great Invisible”
“Hot Girls Wanted”


Anthony Bourdain for “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown”

Alex Gibney for “Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief”

Brett Morgen for “Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck”

Mark Bailey and Keven McAlester for “Last Days In Vietnam (American Experience)”

Geoffrey C. Ward for The Roosevelts: An Intimate History “Episode 5: The Rising Road (1933 – 1939)”


Laura Poitras for “Citizenfour”

Dave Grohl for “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways”

Alex Gibney for “Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief”

Andrew Jarecki for The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst “Chapter 2: Poor Little Rich Boy”

Brett Morgen for “Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck”


“Bob’s Burgers”
“Over The Garden Wall”
“The Simpsons”
“South Park”


“Adventure Time”
“Disney Mickey Mouse”
“Regular Show”
“Robot Chicken”
“Steven Universe”
“Wander Over Yonder”


John Roberts for Bob’s Burgers “Eat, Spray, Linda”

Seth MacFarlane for Family Guy “Our Idiot Brian”

Seth Green for Robot Chicken “Victoria’s Secret Of Nimph”

Dan Castellaneta for The Simpsons “Bart’s New Friend”

Tress MacNeille for The Simpsons “My Fare Lady”

Hank Azaria for The Simpsons “The Princess Guide”


Dave Blass, Hugo Santiago, Drew Monahan and Natali Pope for Constantine “The Darkness Beneath” “Feast Of Friends” “The Saint Of Last Resorts: Part One”

Deborah Riley, Paul Ghirardani and Rob Cameron for Game of Thrones “High Sparrow” “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” “Hardhome”

Doug Kraner, Laura Ballinger Gardner and Regina Graves for Gotham “Pilot”

Steve Arnold, Halina Gebarowicz and Tiffany Zappulla for House Of Cards “Chapter 29″ “Chapter 36″

Suzuki Ingerslev, Cat Smith and Ron V. Franco for True Blood “Jesus Gonna Be Here” “I Found You” “Fire In The Hole” – Set in Louisiana (Shot primarily in Los Angeles


Bill Groom, Adam Scher and Carol Silverman for Boardwalk Empire “Golden Days For Boys And Girls” “Friendless Child” “Eldorado”

Donal Woods, Mark Kebby and Linda Wilson for Downton Abbey “Episode 9″

Howard Cummings, Henry Dunn and Regina Graves for The Knick “Method And Madness” “Mr. Paris Shoes” “Get The Rope”

Dan Bishop, Shanna Starzyk and Claudette Didul for Mad Men “Person To Person”

Michael Wylie, Elizabeth H. Gray and Halina Siwolop for Masters Of Sex “Blackbird” “Below The Belt” “One For The Money, Two For The Show”


John Shaffner, Francoise Cherry-Cohen and Ann Shea for The Big Bang Theory “The First Pitch Insufficiency” “The Clean Room Infilltration” “The Skywalker Incursion”

Michael Andrew Hynes and Maralee Zediker for Hot In Cleveland “Vegas, Baby/I Hate Goodbyes” “All About Elka”

Richard Toyon, L.J. Houdyshell and Jenny Mueller for Silicon Valley “Sand Hill Shuffle” “Homicide” “Adult Content”

Cat Smith, Maria Baker and Nya Patrinos for Transparent “The Letting Go”

Glenda Rovello and Amy Feldman for 2 Broke Girls “And The Zero Tolerance” “And The Fun Factory” “And A Loan For Christmas”

Jim Gloster, E. David Cosier and Jennifer Engel for Veep “Joint Session” “Tehran” “Convention”


Brian Stonestreet, Alana Lorraine Billingsley, Kristen Merlino and Scott Welborn for “57th Annual Grammy Awards”

Derek McLane, Gloria Lamb and Matt Steinbrenner for “The Oscars”

Derek McLane, Aimee B. Dombo and Mike Pilipski for “Peter Pan Live!”

Tyler Robinson, Schuyler Telleen and Katherine Isom for Portlandia “Dead Pets” “Call Me Al” “Fashion”

Anton Goss, James Pearse Connelly, Zeya Maurer and Lydia Smyth for The Voice “Episode 701″ ” Episode 806″ “Episode 815A”


Gayle Keller for “Louie”
Jeff Greenberg for “Modern Family”
Eyde Belasco for “Transparent”
Jennifer Euston and Meredith Tucker for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Allison Jones, Meredith Tucker and Pat Moran for “Veep”


Jill Trevellick for “Downton Abbey”

Nina Gold, Robert Sterne and Carla Stronge for “Game Of Thrones”

Laray Mayfield and Julie Schubert for “House Of Cards”

Laura Schiff and Carrie Audino for “Mad Men”

Jennifer Euston for “Orange Is The New Black”


Kim Coleman and Beth Sepko Lindsay for “American Crime” from ABC, ABC Studios

Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson and Meagan Lewis for “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Shot in New Orleans. Lewis is based in New Orleans

Billy Hopkins and Jackie Burch for “Bessie” – Shot in Georgia

Laura Rosenthal and Carolyn Pickman for “Olive Kitteridge”

Nina Gold and Robert Sterne for “Wolf Hall”


Dancing With The Stars • Routine: Elastic Heart • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions
Derek Hough, Choreographer
Julianne Hough, Choreographer
Tessandra Chavez, Choreographer

Dancing With The Stars • Routines: 369 / It’s Not Unusual / Sing With A Swing-Apache

So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: Hernando’s Hideaway / World On A String / Maybe This Time
Spencer Liff, Choreographer

So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: Vow / So Broken / Europe, After The Rain
Sonya Tayeh, Choreographer

So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: Wave / When I Go / Wind Beneath My Wings
EntertainmentTravis Wall, Choreographer


The Big Bang Theory • The Expedition Approximation
Steven V. Silver, ASC, Director of Photography

Mike & Molly • Checkpoint Joyce
Gary Baum, Director of Photography

The Millers • Con-Troversy
Gary Baum, Director of Photography

2 Broke Girls • And The Old Bike Yarn
Christian La Fountaine, ASC, Director of Photography


Boardwalk Empire • Golden Days For Boys And Girls
Jonathan Freeman, ASC, Director of Photography

Game Of Thrones • Hardhome
Fabian Wagner, BSC, Director of Photography

Game Of Thrones • Sons Of The Harpy
Anette Haellmigk, Director of Photography

Game Of Thrones • The Dance Of Dragons
Rob McLachlan, ASC, CSC, Director of Photography

Game Of Thrones • Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
Greg Middleton, CSC, Director of Photography

The Good Wife • The Line
Fred Murphy, ASC, Director of Photography

House Of Cards • Chapter 29
Martin Ahlgren, Director of Photography


American Horror Story: Freak Show • Monsters Among Us – Shot in New Orleans
Michael Goi, ASC, ISC, Director of Photography

Bessie – Shot in New Orleans
Jeffrey Jur, ASC, Director of Photography

Karl Walter Lindenlaub, ASC, BVK, Director of Photography

The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe
Chris Manley, ASC, Director of Photography


Laura Poitras, Cinematography

Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief
Sam Painter, Director of Photography

The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst • Chapter 2: Poor Little Rich Boy
Marc Smerling, Director of Photography

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck
James Whitaker, Director of Photography

Franklin Dow, Cinematographer


The Amazing Race • Morocc’ And Roll
Alan Weeks, Cinematographer
Peter Rieveschl, Cinematographer
Petr Cikhart, Cinematographer
Ryan Michael O’Donnell, Cinematographer
Joshua Gitersonke, Cinematographer

Deadliest Catch • A Brotherhood Tested
David Reichert, Director of Photography
Todd Stanley, Director of Photography
Steve Wright, Director of Photography
Breck Warwick, Director of Photography
Matt Fahey, Director of Photography

Life Below Zero • Darkness Falls
Benji Lanpher, Director of Photography
Terry Pratt, Director of Photography
Simeon Houtman, Director of Photography
Mark St. Marie, Camera Operator

Project Runway • The Rainway
Gus Dominguez, Director of Photography

Survivor • Survivor Warfare (Worlds Apart)
Cinematography Team


Brady Bunch – Snickers •
BBDO New York, Ad Agency
O Positive, Production Company

Dream On – Adobe •
Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Ad Agencye
Level Films/Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Production Company

#LikeAGirl – Always •
Leo Burnett Chicago, Ad Agency
Chelsea Pictures, Production Company

Lost Dog – Budweiser •
Anomaly, Ad Agency
RSA Films, Production Company

Made In NY – Gatorade •
TBWA\Chiat\Day, Ad Agency
Smuggler, Production Company

With Dad – Nissan •
TBWA\Chiat\Day, Ad Agency
Park Pictures, Production Company


American Horror Story: Freak Show • Monsters Among Us – Shot in New Orleans
Lou Eyrich, Costume Designer
Elizabeth Macey, Costume Supervisor
Ken van Duyne, Assistant Costume Designer

Boardwalk Empire • Golden Days For Boys And Girls
John Dunn, Costume Designer
Maria Zamansky, Assistant Costume Designer
James P. Hammer, Jr., Assistant Costume Designer
Joseph LaCorte, Assistant Costume Designer

Downton Abbey • Episode 9 • PBS
Anna Mary Scott Robbins, Costume Designer
Michael Weldon, Costume Supervisor
Kathryn Tart, Assistant Costume Designer

Game Of Thrones • The Dance Of Dragons
Michele Clapton, Costume Designer
Sheena Wichary, Costume Supervisor
Nina Ayres, Assistant Costume Designer
Alex Fordham, Assistant Costume Designer

Wolf Hall • Part 3: Anna Regina
Joanna Eatwell, Costume Designer
Ken Lang, Costume Supervisor
Clare Vyse, Assistant Costume Designer


Empire • Pilot
Paolo Nieddu, Costume Designer
Eileen McCahill, Costume Supervisor

Empire • The Lyon’s Roar
Rita D. McGhee, Costume Designer
Sukari McGill, Costume Supervisor

Gotham • Under The Knife
Lisa Padovani, Costume Designer
Danielle Schembre-Borakovsky, Assistant Costume Designer

The Mindy Project • San Francisco Bae
Salvador Perez, Costume Designer
Gala Autumn, Costume Supervisor
Ivy Heather Thaide, Assistant Costume Designer

Olive Kitteridge • Incoming Tide
Jenny Eagan, Costume Designer
Debbie Holbrook, Costume Supervisor

Transparent • Symbolic Exemplar
Marie Schley, Costume Designer
Nancy Jarzynko, Costume Supervisor


Better Call Saul • Five-O
Kelley Dixon, ACE, Editor

Better Call Saul • Marco
Kelley Dixon, ACE, Editor
Chris McCaleb, Editor

Game Of Thrones • Hardhome
Tim Porter, Editor

Game Of Thrones • The Dance Of Dragons
Katie Weiland, Editor

Mad Men • Person To Person
Tom Wilson, Editor


Inside Amy Schumer • Last F**kable Day
Nick Paley, Editor
Billy Song, Editor
Laura Weinberg, Editor
Jesse Gordon, Editor

The Last Man On Earth • Alive In Tuscon
Stacey Schroeder, Editor

Silicon Valley • Sand Hill Shuffle
Tim Roche, Editor

Silicon Valley • Two Days Of The Condor
Brian Merken, Editor

Transparent • Pilot
Catherine Haight, Editor


The Big Bang Theory • The Comic Book Store Regeneration
Peter Chakos, Editor

Hot In Cleveland • I Hate Goodbyes
Ronald A. Volk, ACE, Editor

Mike & Molly • Fight To The Finish
Stephen Prime, Editor

2 Broke Girls • And The Move-In Meltdown
Darryl Bates, ACE, EditorBen Bosse, Editor


American Crime • Episode One
Luyen Vu, Editor

Houdini • Night 1
Sabrina Plisco, ACE, Editor
David Beatty, Editor

Olive Kitteridge • Security
Jeffrey M. Werner, ACE, Editor

24: Live Another Day • 10:00 P.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Scott Powell, ACE, Editor

Wolf Hall • Part 2: Entirely Beloved
David Blackmore, Editor


The Colbert Report • Farewell Colbert (segment)
Jason Baker, Editor

CONAN • Conan In Cuba
Dave Grecu, Editor

Key & Peele • Scariest Movie Ever
Rich LaBrie, Editor
Christian Hoffman, Editor
Phil Davis, Additional Editor

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • N.S.A. Edward Snowden (segment)
Ryan Barger, Editor

Late Show With David Letterman • Finale Montage (segment) • CBS • Worldwide Pants Inc.
Mark Spada, Senior Editor
Andrew Evangelista, Editor


The Case Against 8
Kate Amend, Editor

Mathilde Bonnefoy, Editor

Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief
Andy Grieve, Editor

The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst • Chapter 1: A Body In The Bay
Richard Hankin, Supervising Editor
Zac Stuart-Pontier, Editor
Caitlyn Green, Co-Editor
Shelby Siegel, Co-Editor

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck
Joe Beshenkovsky, Editor
Brett Morgen, Editor


The Amazing Race
Andy Castor, Editor
Julian Gomez, Editor
Andrew Kozar, Editor
Ryan Leamy, Editor
Jennifer Nelson, Editor
Paul C. Nielsen, Editor
Jacob Parsons, Editor

Deadliest Catch • A Brotherhood Tested
Josh Earl, ACE, Supervising Editor
Alexander Rubinow, Editor
Alex Durham, ACE, Editor

Project Runway • Finale, Part 2
Andrea Bailey, Editor
Jim Bedford, Editor
Julie Cohen, Editor
Ed Greene, Editor
Jensen Rufe, Editor

Project Runway All Stars • Something Wicked This Way Comes
Carlos David Rivera, Editor
Mary DeChambres, Editor

Shark Tank • Episode 608
David R. Finkelstein, Editor
Terri Maloney, Editor
Ed Martinez, Editor
Matt McCartie, Editor
Matt Stevenson, Editor
Andrew Oliver, Editor
Nick Staller, Editor
Joel Watson, Editor

Survivor • Survivor Warfare (Worlds Apart)
Frederick Hawthorne, Supervising Editor
Joubin Mortazavi, Editor
Evan Mediuch, Editor
Tim Atzinger, Editor
David Armstrong, Editor
Plowden Schumacher, Editor
Bill Bowden, Editor


Boardwalk Empire • Eldorado
Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist
Lisa De Jesus, Key Hairstylist
Sarah Stamp, Key Hairstylist

Downton Abbey • Episode 6
Nic Collins, Key Hairstylist

Game Of Thrones • Mother’s Mercy
Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist
Candice Banks, Department Head Hairstylist
Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist
Gary Machin, Hairstylist
Laura Pollock, Hairstylist
Nicola Mount, Hairstylist

The Knick • Get The Rope
Jerry DeCarlo, Department Head Hairstylist
Rose Chatterton, Key Hairstylist
Suzy Mazzarese Allison, Personal Hairstylist
Victor De Nicola, Hairstylist
Christine Cantrell, Hairstylist

Mad Men • Person To Person
Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist
Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist
Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist
Ai Nakata, Hairstylist


Dancing With The Stars • Episode 1907
Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimi Messina, Key Hairstylist
Jennifer Mazursky, Additional Hairstylist
Sean Smith, Additional Hairstylist
Gail Ryan, Additional Hairstylist
Dean Banowetz, Additional Hairstylist

Key & Peele • Aerobics Meltdown
Amanda Mofield, Department Head Hairstylist
Raissa Patton, Key Hairstylist

Saturday Night Live • Host: Martin Freeman
Bettie O. Rogers, Department Head Hairstylist
Jodi Mancuso, Key Hairstylist
Inga Thrasher, Hairstylist
Jennifer Serio Stauffer, Hairstylist
Cara Hannah Sullivan, Hairstylist
Joe Whitmeyer, Hairstylist

So You Think You Can Dance • Episode 1115
Sean Smith, Key Hairstylist
Dean Banowetz, Hairstylist
Ralph Abalos, Hairstylist
Shawn Finch, Hairstylist
Melissa Jaqua, Hairstylist

The Voice • Episode 818B
Shawn Finch, Department Head Hairstylist
Jerilynn Stephens, Key Hairstylist
Renee DiPinto-Ferruggia, Additional Hairstylist
James Dunham, Additional Hairstylist
Giannandrea Marongiu, Additional Hairstylist
Stacy Morris, Additional Hairstylist


American Horror Story: Freak Show – Shot in New Orleans
Monte C. Haught, Department Head Hairstylist
Michelle Cegila, Assistant Department Head Hairstylist
Daina Daigle, Hairstylist
Amy Wood, Hairstylist
Sherri B. Hamilton, Additional Hairstylist

Bessie – Shot in Georgia
Lawrence Davis, Department Head Hairstylist
Monty Schuth, Key Hairstylist
Iasia Merriweather, Hairstylist
Victor Jones, Hairstylist

Grace Of Monaco
Agathe Dupuis, Department Head Hairstylist
Silvine Picard, Key Hairstylist

Olive Kitteridge
Cydney Cornell, Department Head Hairstylist

The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe
Cliona Furey, Department Head Hairstylist
Cathy Shibley, Key Hairstylist
Jacqueline Robertson-Cull, Additional Hairstylist
Vincent Sullivan, Personal Hairstylist


American Idol • Finale
Kieran Healy, Lighting Designer
Harry Sangmeister, Lighting Director
Harrison Lippman, Lighting Director
George Harvey, Lighting Director

Dancing With The Stars • Episode 1911A
Simon Miles, Lighting Designer
Suzanne Sotelo, Lighting Director
Matthew Cotter, Lighting Director

Late Show With David Letterman • Show 4190
Steven Brill, Lighting Designer
Timothy Stephenson, Lighting Director

Saturday Night Live • Host: Amy Adams
Phil Hymes, Lighting Designer
Geoff Amoral, Lighting Director
Rick McGuinness, Lighting Director

So You Think You Can Dance • Season 11 Finale
Robert Barnhart, Lighting Designer
Matt Firestone, Lighting Director
Pete Radice, Lighting Director
Patrick Boozer, Lighting Director

The Voice • Episode 818A
Oscar Dominguez, Lighting Designer
Samuel Barker, Lighting Director
Daniel Boland, Lighting Director
Craig Housenick, Lighting Director
John Bradley, Media Server Operator


Dancing With The Stars: 10th Anniversary Special
Simon Miles, Lighting Designer
Suzanne Sotelo, Lighting Director
Matthew Cotter, Lighting Director

57th Annual Grammy Awards
Robert Dickinson, Lighting Designer
Andy O’Reilly, Lighting Director
Jon Kusner, Lighting Director
Patrick Boozer, Lighting Director
Harrison Lippman, Lighting Director

The Oscars • ABC
Robert Dickinson, Lighting Designer
Robert Barnhart, Lighting Director
Andy O’Reilly, Lighting Director
Jon Kusner, Lighting Director

The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special
Phil Hymes, Lighting Designer
Geoff Amoral, Lighting Director
Rick McGuinness, Lighting Director

Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry
Robert Barnhart, Lighting Designer
Dave Grill, Lighting Director
Pete Radice, Lighting Director
Jason Rudolph, Lighting Director


American Horror Story: Freak Show – Shot in New Orleans
Ryan Murphy, Creative Director
Kyle Cooper, Creative Director
Lee Nelson, Art Director/3D Supervisor
Nadia Tzou, Art Director/2D Supervisor

Bosch • Amazon Instant Video
Grant Lau, Creative Director
JJ Gerber, Creative Producer
Michael Radtke, Editor
Rod Basham, Flame Artist

Halt And Catch Fire – Shot in Georgia
Patrick Clair, Creative Director
Raoul Marks, Animator
Eddy Herringson, Designer
Paul Kim, Typographer

Manhattan • WGN America
Dan Gregoras, Creative Director
Jeremy Cox, Art Director
Jon Hassell, Creative Producer
Griffin Frazen, Designer

Marvel’s Daredevil • Netflix
Patrick Clair, Creative Director
Andrew Romatz, CGI Lead
Miguel Salek, Fluids Lead
Shahana Kahn, Lead Compositor

Olive Kitteridge
Garson Yu, Creative Director
Synderela Peng, Art Director
Michael Lane Parks, Editor
Alex Pollini, Director of Photography


Boardwalk Empire • What Jesus Said
Michele Paris, Department Head Makeup Artist
Joe Farulla, Key Makeup Artist

Game Of Thrones • Mother’s Mercy
Jane Walker, Department Head Makeup Artist
Nicola Matthews, Makeup Artist

The Knick • Method And Madness
Nicki Ledermann, Department Head Makeup Artist
Stephanie Pasicov, Key Makeup Artist
Sunday Englis, Key Makeup Artist
Cassandra Saulter, Makeup Artist
Michael Laudati, Makeup Artist
LuAnn Claps, Personal Makeup Artist

Mad Men • Person To Person
Ron Pipes, Key Makeup Artist
Maurine Burke, Makeup Artist
Jennifer Greenberg, Additional Makeup Artist

Sons Of Anarchy• Faith and Despondency
Michelle Garbin, Key Makeup Artist
Sabine Roller Taylor, Makeup Artist
Tami Lane, Makeup Artist


Dancing With The Stars • Episode 1907
Zena Shteysel, Department Head Makeup Artist
Angela Moos, Key Makeup Artist
Patti Ramsey-Bortoli, Additional Makeup Artist
Sarah Woolf, Additional Makeup Artist
Julie Socash, Additional Makeup Artist
Alison Gladieux, Additional Makeup Artist

Key & Peele • Episode 406
Scott Wheeler, Department Head Makeup Artist
Suzy Diaz, Key Makeup Artist

RuPaul’s Drag Race
Mathu Andersen, Department Head Makeup Artist

The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special
Louie Zakarian, Department Head Makeup Artist
Amy Tagliamonti, Makeup Artist
Jason Milani, Makeup Artist
Sarah Egan, Makeup Artist
Daniela Zivkovic, Makeup Artist
Melanie Demitri, Makeup Artist

So You Think You Can Dance • Episode 1108
Heather Cummings, Department Head Makeup Artist
Marie DelPrete, Key Makeup Artist
Amy Harmon, Makeup Artist
Tyson Fountaine, Makeup Artist
Adam Christopher, Makeup Artist


American Horror Story: Freak Show – Shot in New Orleans
Eryn Krueger Mekash, Department Head Makeup Artist
Kim Ayers, Key Makeup ArtistLucy O’Reilly, Makeup Artist
Michael Mekash, Makeup Artist
Christopher Nelson, Makeup Artist
Jillian Erickson, Additional Makeup Artist

Bessie • HBO – Shot in Georgia
Debi Young, Department Head Makeup Artist
Mi Young, Key Makeup Artist
Ngozi Olandu Young, Makeup Artist
Noel Hernandez, Makeup Artist
Sian Richards, Personal Makeup Artist

Houdini • Night 1 • HISTORY • Lionsgate Television and A+E Studios for History
Gregor Eckstein, Co-Department Head Makeup Artist

Olive Kitteridge • HBO
Christien Tinsley, Department Head Makeup Artist
Gerald Quist, Key Makeup Artist
Liz Bernstrom, Makeup Artist

The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe
Jordan Samuel, Department Head Makeup Artist
Patricia Keighran, Key Makeup Artist
Susan Reilly-Lehane, Personal Makeup Artist


American Horror Story: Freak Show – Shot in New Orleans
Eryn Krueger Mekash, Department Head Makeup Artist
Michael Mekash, Key Special Makeup Effects Artist
David L. Anderson, Prosthetic Designer
Justin Raleigh, Prosthetic Designer
Christopher Nelson, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Kim Ayers, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Luis Garcia, Special Makeup Effects Artist
James MacKinnon, Special Makeup Effects Artist

Boardwalk Empire • The Good Listener
Michele Paris, Department Head Makeup Artist
Joe Farulla, Key Makeup Artist

Game Of Thrones • Hardhome
Jane Walker, Department Head Makeup Artist
Barrie Gower, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
Sarah Gower, Special Makeup Effects Assistant Department Head

The Knick • Crutchfield
Justin Raleigh, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
Kevin Kirkpatrick, Key Special Makeup Effects Artist
Kelly Golden, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Ozzy Alvarez, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Danielle Noe, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Bernie Eichholz, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Michael Ezell, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Kodai Yoshizawa, Special Makeup Effects Artist

Penny Dreadful • Grand Guignol
Nick Dudman, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
Sarita Allison, Key Special Makeup Effects Artist
Barney Nikolic, Makeup Artist

The Walking Dead • Strangers – Shot in Georgia
Greg Nicotero, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
Jake Garber, Key Special Makeup Effects Artist
Carey Jones, Prosthetic Designer
Garrett Immel, Prosthetic Designer
Gino Crognale, Makeup Effects Artist
Kevin Wasner, Makeup Effects Artist
Andy Schoneberg, Makeup Artist


Chef’s Table • Francis Mallmann • Netflix • Boardwalk Pictures and City Room Creative
Duncan Thum, Music by

House Of Cards • Chapter 32 • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Jeff Beal, Music by

Outlander • Sassenach • Starz • Sony Pictures Television and Starz, in association with Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company and Left Bank Productions
Bear McCreary, Music by

The Paradise • Episode 8 • PBS • BBC Productions and Masterpiece
Maurizio Malagnini, Music by

Penny Dreadful • Closer Than Sisters • Showtime • SHOWTIME Presents in association with SKY
Abel Korzeniowski, Music by

Tyrant • Pilot • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
Jeff Danna, Music by
Mychael Danna, Music by


American Horror Story: Freak Show • Orphans • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television
Mac Quayle, Music by – Shot in New Orleans

Away And Back • Hallmark Channel • Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions
William Ross, Music by

Bessie • HBO • HBO Films in association with Flavor Unit Entertainment and the Zanuck Company
Rachel Portman, Music by – Shot in Georgia

The Missing • Eden • Starz • New Pictures & Company Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures, Playground Entertainment & the BBC
Dominik Scherrer, Music by

Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy • Disney Channel • Disney Television Animation
Kevin Kliesch, Music by

24: Live Another Day • 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. • FOX • Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Sean Callery, Music by


Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas • NBC • Warner Bros. Animation
Matthew Sklar, Music Director
Christopher Guardino, Music Director

The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS • The Stevens Company
Rob Berman, Music Director
Rob Mathes, Music Director

The Oscars • ABC • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Stephen Oremus, Music Director

Peter Pan Live! • NBC • Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, Storyline Entertainment
David Chase, Music Director

Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life – An All-Star GRAMMY Salute • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC
Greg Phillinganes, Music Director

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center) • PBS • A Lincoln Center Media Production
Alan Gilbert, Conductor and Music Director


The Comedians • Celebrity Guest / Song Title: Kiss An Old Man • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Lyrics by
Robert Lopez, Music by

Glee • Dreams Come True / Song Title: This Time • FOX • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Darren Criss, Music & Lyrics by

How Murray Saved Christmas • Song Title: You Gotta Believe • NBC • Universal Television, Universal Animation Studios, LLC, Rough Draft Studios, Inc.
Walter Murphy, Music by
Mike Reiss, Lyrics by

Inside Amy Schumer • Cool With It / Song Title: Girl You Don’t Need Make Up • Comedy Central • Jax Media
Kyle Dunnigan, Music & Lyrics by
Jim Roach, Music by

The Oscars • Song Title: Moving Pictures • ABC • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Music & Lyrics by
Robert Lopez, Music & Lyrics by

Sons Of Anarchy • Papa’s Goods / Song Title: Come Join The Murder • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
Bob Thiele, Music & Lyrics by
Kurt Sutter, Music & Lyrics by
Jake Smith, Music & Lyrics by


The Dovekeepers • CBS • Take 5 Productions, Whiz Bang Films, LightWorkers Media, LLC and CBS Television Studios
Jeff Beal, Theme by

Marco Polo • Netflix • The Weinstein Company for Netflix
Daniele Luppi, Theme by

Penny Dreadful • Showtime • SHOWTIME Presents in association with SKY
Abel Korzeniowski, Theme by

Texas Rising • HISTORY • A+E Studios, ITV Studios America and Thinkfactory Media for HISTORY
John Debney, Theme by
Bruce Broughton, Theme by

Transparent • Amazon Instant Video • Amazon Studios
Dustin O’Halloran, Theme by

Tyrant • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
Jeff Danna, Theme by
Mychael Danna, Theme by


Black Sails • XVIII • Starz • Platinum Dunes and Quaker Moving Pictures in association with Starz Originals
Benjamin Cook, Supervising Sound Editor
Stefan Henrix, ADR Supervisor
Sue Cahill, Supervising Dialogue Editor
Jeffrey A. Pitts, Sound Effects Editor
Brett Voss, Sound Effects Editor
Michael Baber, Music Editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit, Foley Artist
Dylan T. Wilhoit, Foley Artist

Boardwalk Empire • The Good Listener • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions
Fred Rosenberg, Supervising Sound Editor
Bill Orrico, Sound Editor
Roland Vajs, Sound Editor
Ruy Garcia, Sound Effects Editor
Jeffrey Stern, Dialogue Editor
Annette Kudrak, Music Editor
Steve Visscher, Foley Editor
Mark Costanzo, Foley Artist

Game Of Thrones • Hardhome • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions
Tim Kimmel, Supervising Sound Editor
Paula Fairfield, Sound Designer
Bradley C. Katona, Sound Effects Editor
Peter Bercovitch, Supervising Dialogue Editor
David Klotz, Music Editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit, Foley Artist
Dylan T. Wilhoit, Foley Artist

Gotham • All Happy Families Are Alike • FOX • Warner Bros. Television
George Haddad, Supervising Sound Editor
Dale Chaloukian, Sound Editor
Chad J. Hughes, Sound Editor
Ashley Revell, Music Editor
Joseph Sabella, Foley Artist

Marvel’s Daredevil • Speak Of The Devil • Netflix • Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix
Lauren Stephens, Supervising Sound Editor
Jordan Wilby, Sound Design
Joshua Chase, Sound Effects
Christain Buenaventura, Dialogue Editor
Gregory Vines, Music Editor
Alicia Stevenson, Foley Artist
Dawn Lundsford, Foley Artist

The Walking Dead • Conquer • AMC • AMC Studios / Stalwart Films, LLC / Circle of Confusion / Valhalla Entertainment – Shot in Georgia
Jerry Ross, Supervising Sound Editor
Tim Farrell, Sound Designer
Lou Thomas, ADR Supervisor
Michael Baber, Music Editor
Joseph Tsai, Foley Editor
Clayton Weber, Foley Artist
Catherine Harper, Foley Artist
Gregg Barbanell, Foley Artist


American Crime • Episode One • ABC • ABC Studios
Walter Newman, Supervising Sound Editor
Kenneth Young, Sound Editor
Darleen Stoker, Sound Editor
Louie Schultz, Music Editor
Pete Reynolds, Sound Editor
Catherine Harper, Foley Artist
Gregg Barbanell, Foley Artist

American Horror Story: Freak Show • Curtain Call • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television – Shot in New Orleans
Gary Megregian, MPSE, Supervising Sound Editor
Timothy A. Cleveland, Sound Effects Editor
Paul Diller, Sound Effects Editor
Steve M. Stuhr, Dialogue Editor
Lance Wiseman, Dialogue Editor
Jason Krane, Dialogue Editor
John Green, Dialogue Editor
David Klotz, Music Editor
Noel Vought, Foley Artist

Houdini • Night 1 • HISTORY • Lionsgate Television and A+E Studios for History
Michael J. Benavente, Supervising Sound Editor
David Beadle, Sound Editor
Timothy A. Cleveland, Sound Editor
Rachel Corrales, Sound Editor
Paul Diller, Sound Editor
Gary Megregian, MPSE, Sound Editor
Ryan Maguire, Sound Editor
Michael Sana, Sound Editor
John Snider, Sound Editor
Robert Ulrich, Sound Editor
Lance Wiseman, Sound Editor
Jim Harrison, Music Editor
Joan Rowe, Foley Artist

Texas Rising • Night 4 • HISTORY • A+E Studios, ITV Studios America and Thinkfactory Media for HISTORY
John Laing, Supervising Sound Editor
Tom Bjelic, Sound Effects Supervisor
Alex Bullick, Sound Effects Editor
Tyler Witham, Sound Effects Editor
Mike Mancuso, Sound Effects Editor
Adam Stein, Sound Effects Editor
Petra Bach, ADR Editor
Jill Purdy, MPSE, ADR Editor
Mark Dejczak, ADR Editor
Mark Gingas, Dialogue Editor
Dermain Finlayson, Dialogue Editor
Dale Lennon, Dialogue Editor
Kevin Banks, MPSE, Music Editor
Jim Harrison, Music Editor
Steve Baine, Foley Artist
Simon Meilleur, Foley Artist

24: Live Another Day • 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. • FOX • Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Pembrooke Andrews, Supervising Sound Editor
Jeffrey R. Whitcher, Sound Editor
Robert W. Guastini, Sound Editor
Jeff Charbonneau, Sound Editor
Shawn Kennelly, Foley Editor
Melissa Kennelly, Foley Artist
Vincent Nicastro, Foley Artist


Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown • Madagascar • CNN • Zero Point Zero Productions, Inc.
Benny Mouthon, C.A.S., Sound Designer

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways • Seattle • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Roswell Films, Therapy Content, Diamond Docs and Worldwide Pants Inc.
Justin Lebens, Sound Editor

Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief • HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association with Sky Atlantic and Jigsaw Productions
Bill Chesley, Sound Designer
Dave Ellinwood, Dialogue Editor
Dan Timmons, Sound Effects Editor

The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst • Chapter 2: Poor Little Rich Boy • HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association with Good Things Acquisition Company
Duncan Clark, Dialogue Editor
Matthew Snedecor, Sound Effects Editor
Suzana Peri’c, Music Editor
John Carbonara, Music Editor

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck • HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association with Universal Pictures, Public Road Productions and The End of Music
Cameron Frankley, Supervising Sound Editor
Dan Kenyon, Sound Effects Editor
Jon Michaels, Music Editor


Better Call Saul • Marco • AMC • Sony Pictures Television / Gran Via Productions
Phillip W. Palmer, Production Mixer
Larry Benjamin, Re-Recording Mixer
Kevin Valentine, Re-Recording Mixer

Downton Abbey • Episode 9 • PBS • A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production in association with NBC Universal
David Lascelles, Production Mixer
Nigel Heath, Re-Recording Mixer
Kiran Marshall, Re-Recording Mixer

Game Of Thrones • Hardhome • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions
Ronan Hill, C.A.S., Production Mixer
Richard Dyer, Production Mixer
Onnalee Blank, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
Mathew Waters, Re-Recording Mixer

Homeland • Redux • Showtime • SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Dieter Keck, Sound Mixer
Nello Torri, Re-Recording Mixer
Alan Decker, Re-Recording Mixer
Larold Rebhun, Scoring Mixer

House Of Cards • Chapter 27 • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Lorenzo Millan, Production Mixer
Nathan Nance, Re-Recording Mixer
Scott R. Lewis, Re-Recording Mixer


American Crime • Episode Eleven • ABC • ABC Studios
Ben Lowry, Production Mixer
Rick Norman, Re-Recording Mixer
Ryan Davis, Re-Recording Mixer

American Horror Story: Freak Show • Magical Thinking • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television – Shot in New Orleans
Bruce Litecky, C.A.S., Production Sound Mixer
Joe Earle, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
Doug Andham, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
Evan Daum, ADR Mixer

Bessie • HBO • HBO Films in association with Flavor Unit Entertainment and the Zanuck Company – Shot in Georgia
Jim Ernswiller, Production Mixer
Roberto Fernandez, Re-Recording Mixer
Damian Volpe, Re-Recording Mixer
Ed Cherney, Music Mixer
Evyen J. Klean, Music Mixer

Houdini • Night 1 • HISTORY • Lionsgate Television and A+E Studios for History
Tamás Csaba, C.A.S., Sound Mixer
Onnalee Blank, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
Ken Burton, Re-Recording Mixer

Texas Rising • Night 4 • HISTORY • A+E Studios, ITV Studios America and Thinkfactory Media for HISTORY
Santiago Nunez, Production Mixer
Christian Cooke, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
Brad Zoern, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer


Modern Family • Connection Lost • ABC • Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Stephen A. Tibbo, Production Mixer
Dean Okrand, Re-Recording Mixer
Brian R. Harman, Re-Recording Mixer
David Michael Torres, Foley Mixer

Parks And Recreation • One Last Ride • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television
George Flores, Production Mixer
John W. Cook, II, Re-Recording Mixer
Bill Freesh, Re-Recording Mixer

Silicon Valley • Server Space • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Judgemental Films, Alec Berg, Altschuler Krinsky Works and 3 Arts Entertainment
Ben Patrick, Production Mixer
Elmo Ponsdomenech, Re-Recording Mixer
Todd Beckett, Re-Recording Mixer

The Simpsons • Simpsorama • FOX • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Tara Paul, Re-Recording Mixer
Mark Linden, Re-Recording Mixer

Veep • Mommy Meyer • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions
Bill MacPherson, Production Mixer
Richard Davey, Re-Recording Mixer


57th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC
Tom Holmes, Production Mixer
Eric Johnston, Playback Mixer
John Harris, Broadcast Music Mixer
Eric Schilling, Broadcast Music Mixer
Mikael Stewart, House Production Mixer
Ron Reaves, House Music Mixer
Tom Pesa, Stage Mixer
Michael Parker, Stage Mixer
Pablo Munguia, Playback Mixer
Josh Morton, Package Mixer
Bob Lamasney, Audience Supplemental Mixer

Late Show With David Letterman • Show 4214 • CBS • Worldwide Pants Inc.
Kevin Rogers, Production Mixer
Harvey Goldberg, Music Mixing Engineer
Tom Herrmann, Front of House Mixer
Seth Mintz, Re-Recording Mixer

The Oscars • ABC • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Paul Sandweiss, Audio Director
Biff Dawes, Music Mixer
Tommy Vicari, Orchestra Mixer
Kristian Pedregon, Re-Recording Mixer
Patrick Baltzell, FOH Mixer
Pablo Munguia, Music Playback Mixer

The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Robert Palladino, Production Mixer
Bill Taylor, Production Mixer
Marty Brumbach, Production Mixer
Ezra Matychak, Production Mixer
Bob Selitto, FOH Mixer
Chris Costello, Monitor Mixer
Devin Emke, Film Audio Mixer
Josiah Gluck, Music Mixer
Bob Clearmountain, Music Mixer

The Voice • Finale Results • NBC • United Artists Media Group, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television
Michael Abbott, Production Mixer
Kenyata Westbrook, Production Mixer
Robert P. Matthews, Jr., Production Mixer
John Koster, Production Mixer
Ryan Young, Post Production Mixer
Randy Faustino, Broadcast Music Mixer
Andrew Fletcher, PA Mixer
Christian Schrader, Supplemental Audio Mixer
Michael Bernard, Music Sub-Mixer
Eric White, Vocal Mixer
Michael Parker, Stage Monitor Mixer
Eddie Marquez, Production Sub-Mixer
Bill Dietzman, Monitor Mixer


Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown • Jamaica • CNN • Zero Point Zero Productions, Inc.
Brian Bracken, Re-Recording Mixer

Deadliest Catch • Lost At Sea • Discovery Channel • Original Productions, LLC, a FremantleMedia Company for the Discovery Channel
Bob Bronow, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways • Seattle • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Roswell Films, Therapy Content, Diamond Docs and Worldwide Pants Inc.
Fred Stuben, Production Mixer
Jeff Fuller, Re-Recording Mixer
Eddie Kim, Re-Recording Mixer

Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief • HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association with Sky Atlantic and Jigsaw Productions
Dave Mitlyng, Production Mixer
Tony Volante, Re-Recording Mixer

The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst • Chapter 2: Poor Little Rich Boy • HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association with Good Things Acquisition Company
Tim Hayes, C.A.S., Production Mixer
Paul Marshall, Production Mixer
Coll Anderson, MPSE, Re-Recording Mixer

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck • HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association with Universal Pictures, Public Road Productions and The End of Music
Steve Pedersen, Re-Recording Mixer


Black Sails • XVIII • Starz • Platinum Dunes and Quaker Moving Pictures in association with Starz Originals
Erik Henry, Visual Effects Supervisor
Kevin Paul Rafferty, On-Set VFX Supervisor
Paul Stephenson, Special Effects Supervisor
Annemarie Griggs, Visual Effects Producer
Mitch Claspy, Visual Effects Coordinator
Ken Jones, Lead FX Artist
Lari Karam, SFX Lead
Whitman Gove Lindstrom, Matte Painter
Charles Baden, Compositor

The Flash • Grodd Lives • CW • Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television
Armen V. Kevorkian, Visual Effects Supervisor
James Baldanzi, Visual Effects Producer
Keith Hamakawa, Associate Visual Effects Supervisor
Jason Shulman, Animation Supervisor
Stefan Bredereck, 3D Supervisor
Kurt Smith, 3D Character Artist
Lorenzo Mastrobuono, 3D Artist
Andranik Taranyan, Compositing Supervisor
Gevork Babityan, Lead Compositing Artist

Game Of Thrones • The Dance Of Dragons • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions
Steve Kullback, Visual Effects Producer
Joe Bauer, Visual Effects Supervisor
Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Associate Producer
Jabbar Raisani, Visual Effects Plate Supervisor
Eric Carney, Visual Effects Previs Lead
Stuart Brisdon, Special Effects Supervisor
Derek Spears, Lead CG Supervisor
James Kinnings, Lead Animator
Matthew Rouleau, CG Supervisor

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. • The Dirty Half Dozen • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Marvel Studios
Sabrina M. Arnold, Lead VFX Producer
Mark Kolpack, VFX Supervisor
Garry D’Amico, Special Effects Supervisor
Tracy Takahashi, VFX Producer
Kevin Lingenfelser, Compositing Supervisor
Matthew Von Brock, CG Supervisor
Mitch Gates, CG Lead Artist
Kevin Yuille, Lead Compositor
Briana Aeby, VFX Coordinator

Vikings • To The Gates! • HISTORY • An Octagon and Take 5 production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for History
Dennis Berardi, Senior Special Visual Effects Producer
Michael Borrett, Visual Effects Producer
Ovidiu Cinazan, Lead Compositor
Jeremy Dineen, Lead FX Artist
Bill Halliday, Visual Effects Producer
Dominic Remane, Visual Effects Supervisor
Paul Wishart, Lead Environment Artist
Engin Arslan, Lead Lighter
Ken MacKenzie, Lead Animator


American Horror Story: Freak Show • Edward Mordrake, Part 2 • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television – Shot in New Orleans
Jason Piccioni, Visual Effects Supervisor
Justin Ball, Visual Effects Supervisor
Jason Spratt, VFX Producer
Tim Jacobsen, VFX Producer
David Altenau, Compositing Supervisor
Tommy Tran, Lead Compositor
Mike Kirylo, Lead CG Artist
Matt Lefferts, CG Artist
Donnie Dean, SFX Supervisor

Boardwalk Empire • Golden Days For Boys And Girls • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions
Lesley Robson-Foster, VFX Supervisor
Parker Chehak, VFX Producer
Douglas Purver, Compositor
Paul Graff, VFX Supervisor
John Bair, VFX Supervisor
Greg Radcliffe, Digital Artist
Rebecca Dunn, Compositing Supervisor
Aaron Raff, Lead Digital Artist
Steven Kirshoff, Special Effects Forman

Gotham • Lovecraft • FOX • Warner Bros. Television
Thomas Joseph Mahoney, Visual Effects Supervisor
Joseph Bell, Visual Effects Producer
Erin Perkins, VFX Coordinator
Eric Deinzer, Compositing Supervisor
Sina San, Matte Painter
Adam Coggin, Compositor
Mark Nazal, Compositor
Henrique Reginato, Compositor
Errol Lanier, CG Artist

Marvel’s Daredevil • Speak Of The Devil • Netflix • Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix
David Van Dyke, Visual Effects Producer
Bryan Godwin, Visual Effects Supervisor
Karl Coyner, Digital Effects Supervisor
Steve J. Sanchez, Senior Compositing Lead
Julie Long, Visual Effects Coordinator
Pedro Tarrago, Visual Effects Editor
Neiko Nagy, Associate Compositing Lead
Moshe Swed, CG ArtistKjell Strode, FX Technical Director

The Walking Dead • Conquer • AMC • AMC Studios / Stalwart Films, LLC / Circle of Confusion / Valhalla Entertainment
Victor Scalise, VFX Supervisor – Shot in Georgia
Darrell Dean Pritchett, Special FX Supervisor
Matt Robken, VFX Producer
Gary Romey, VFX Coordinator
Martin Hilke, Lead 2D Artist
Franco Leng, Senior 2D Artist
Dylen Velasquez, 2D Artist
Michael Cook, Lead CG Artist
William L. Arance, Senior CG Artist


Brooklyn Nine-Nine • FOX • Universal Television, Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment
Norman Howell, Stunt Coordinator

Community • Yahoo • A Krasnoff-Foster Entertainment and Harmonious Claptrap production in association with Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television
Ben Scott, Stunt Coordinator

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia • FX Networks • FX Productions
Marc Scizak, Stunt Coordinator

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Jeffrey Lee Gibson, Stunt Coordinator

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix • Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears for Netflix
Jill Brown, Stunt Coordinator


The Blacklist • NBC • Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television
Cort L. Hessler III, Stunt Coordinator

Boardwalk Empire • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions
Christopher Place, Stunt Coordinator

Game Of Thrones • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions
Rowley Irlam, Stunt Coordinator

Sons Of Anarchy • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
Eric Norris, Stunt Coordinator

The Walking Dead • AMC • AMC Studios / Stalwart Films, LLC / Circle of Confusion / Valhalla Entertainment – Shot in Georgia
Monty Simons, Stunt Coordinator


The Big Bang Theory • The Expedition Approximation • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Brian Wayne Armstrong, Camera
John Pierre Dechene, Camera
James L. Hitchcock, Camera
Richard G. Price, Camera
John D. O’Brien, Video Control

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Show 20015 • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC
Andre Allen, Technical Director
Tom Dowling, Camera
Paul Manecky, Camera
Tim Quigley, Camera
Phil Salanto, Camera
Rich York, Camera
Paul Ranieri, Video Control

Dancing With The Stars • Episode 2009 • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions
Charles Ciup, Technical Director
Bert Atkinson, Camera
Ron Lehman, Camera
Bettina Levesque, Camera
Mike Malone, Camera
Adam Margolis, Camera
Rob Palmer, Camera
Hector Ramirez, Camera
Brian Reason, Camera
Damien Tuffereau, Camera
Jeff Wheat, Camera
Easter Xua, Camera
Chris Hill, Video Control
Ed Moore, Video Control

Late Show With David Letterman • Show 4214 • CBS • Worldwide Pants Inc.
Timothy W. Kennedy, Technical Director
William J. White, Senior Video Control
Daniel Campbell, Camera
Al Cialino, Camera
John Curtin, Camera
Dan Flaherty, Camera
Karin Lucie Grzella, Camera
John Hannel, Camera
Steve Kaufman, Camera
George Rothweiler, Camera
Fred Shimizu, Camera
Jack W. Young, Camera

Saturday Night Live • Host: Taraji P. Henson • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Steven Cimino, Technical Director
Paul Cangialosi, Camera
Michael Cimino, Camera
Carl Eckett, Camera
Eric A. Eisenstein, Camera
John Pinto, CameraLen Wechsler, Camera
Frank Grisanti, Video Control
Susan Noll, Video Control

The Voice • Episode 718B • NBC • United Artists Media Group, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television
Allan Wells, Technical Director
Diane Biederbeck, Camera
Danny Bonilla, Camera
Suzanne Ebner, Camera
Guido Frenzel, Camera
Alex Hernandez, Camera
Dave Hilmer, Camera
Marc Hunter, Camera
Scott Hylton, Camera
Katherine Iacofono, Camera
Scott Kaye, Camera
Steve Martyniuk, Camera
Jofre Rosero, Camera
Steve Simmons, Camera
Bryan Trieb, Camera
Terrance Ho, Video Control


The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS • The Stevens Company
John Field, Technical Director
JM Hurley, Senior Video Control
Danny Bonilla, Camera
Michael Breece, Camera
Pat Gleason, Camera
Helene Haviland, Camera
Charlie Huntley, Camera
Mike Knarre, Camera
Lyn Noland, Camera
Jimmy O’Donnell, Camera
Hector Ramirez, Camera
Chris Tafuri, Camera
Mark Whitman, Camera
Easter Xua, Camera
Susan Noll, Video Control

The Oscars • ABC • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Eric Becker, Technical Director
Rick Edwards, Technical Director
John Pritchett, Technical Director
Rod Wardell, Technical Director
Rob Balton, Camera
Danny Bonilla, Camera
Robert Del Russo, Camera
David Eastwood, Camera
Suzanne Ebner, Camera
Pat Gleason, Camera
Ed Horton, Camera
Marc Hunter, Camera
Jay Kulick, Camera
Brian Lataille, Camera
Tore Livia, Camera
Steve Martyniuk, Camera
Lyn Noland, Camera
Rob Palmer, Camera
David Plakos, Camera
Jofre Romero, Camera
Danny Webb, Camera
Mark Whitman, Camera
Easter Xua, Camera
Terrance Ho, Video Control
Guy Jones, Video Control
Keith Winikoff, Video Control

Peter Pan Live! • NBC • Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, Storyline Entertainment
Eric Becker, Technical Director
Bob Muller, Technical Director
JC Castro, Senior Video Control
Paul Ranieri, Senior Video Control
Rob Balton, Camera
Robert Del Russo, Camera
Fred Frederick, Camera
Shaun Harkins, Camera
Charlie Huntley, Camera
Jay Kulick, Camera
Tore Livia, Camera
John Meiklejohn, Camera
Jimmy O’Donnell, Camera
Tim Quigley, Camera
Claus Stuhlweissenburg, Camera
Mark Whitman, Camera

The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Steven Cimino, Technical Director
Paul Cangialosi, Camera
Carl Eckett, Camera
Eric A. Eisenstein, Camera
Rich Friedman, Camera
Chuck Goslin, Camera
John Pinto, Camera
Len Wechsler, Camera
Frank Grisanti, Video Control
Susan Noll, Video Control

68th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment
Mike Anderson, Technical Director
Eric Becker, Technical Director
Paul Ranieri, Senior Video Control
Ka-Lai Wong, Senior Video Control
Rob Balton, Camera
Robert Del Russo, Camera
Charlie Huntley, Camera
Ernie Jew, Camera
John Kosmaczwski, Camera
Jay Kulick, Camera
Tore Livia, Camera
John Meiklejohn, Camera
Lyn Noland, Camera
Jim Tufaro, Camera
Mark Whitman, Camera

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IN THEATERS: Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Mr. Holmes, Irrational Man, The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Georgia-shot Marvel movie Ant-Man finally hits theaters today. Word on the street is that it’s fun as hell, approaching the surprise greatness of last summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Judd Apatow’s new movie Trainwreck is also opening, along with Mr. Holmes, Irrational Man and The Stanford Prison Experiment.


Paul Rudd has the ability to shrink in size and grow in strength. Rudd will play con artist Scott Lang and must become Ant-Man under the tutelage of Dr. Hank Pym. Evangeline Lilly, Judy Greer, Corey Stoll and Michael Douglas star in the next Marvel box office giant. 117 min. Rated PG-13.


The hilarious duo of Bill Hader and Amy Schumer go head to head in this comedy. Written by Schumer, Trainwreck places an anti-commitment woman in the hands Mr. Perfect. 125 min. Rated R.

Mr. Holmes

An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. 104 min. Rated PG.

Irrational Man

A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. 96 min. Rated R.

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building. 122 min. Rated R.

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