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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:

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

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

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”

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

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”

LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

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

LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

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”

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

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”

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

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”

REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES

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

VARIETY SERIES

“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”

LIMITED SERIES

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

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

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

TELEVISION MOVIE

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

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

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”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

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”

GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA

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”

GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA

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”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

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”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

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”

GUEST ACTOR, COMEDY

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”

GUEST ACTRESS, COMEDY

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

SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

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”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

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”

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

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”

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

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”

WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

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”

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

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”

WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

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”

DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

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”

HOST, REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

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”

STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

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

UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

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

VARIETY SPECIAL

“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!”

WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

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

WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

“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”

DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

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″

DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

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”

SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM

“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”

SHORT-FORM LIVE-ACTION ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

“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”

SHORT-FORM NONFICTION PROGRAM

“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”

INTERACTIVE PROGRAM

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

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

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

NARRATOR

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!”

DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SPECIAL

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

DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SERIES

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

INFORMATIONAL SERIES OR SPECIAL

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

EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

“Citizenfour”
“The Great Invisible”
“Hot Girls Wanted”

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

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)”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

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”

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM

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

OUTSTANDING SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAM

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

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE

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”

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE CONTEMPORARY OR FANTASY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)

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

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PERIOD PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)

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”

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PROGRAM (HALF-HOUR OR LESS)

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”

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION, REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAMMING

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”

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

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”

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

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”

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL

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”

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY

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

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

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

Houdini
Karl Walter Lindenlaub, ASC, BVK, Director of Photography

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

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

Citizenfour
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

Virunga
Franklin Dow, Cinematographer

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING

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

OUTSTANDING COMMERICAL

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

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A PERIOD/FANTASY SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

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

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A CONTEMPORARY SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

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

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING MULTI-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

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

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR VARIETY PROGRAMMING

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

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

The Case Against 8
Kate Amend, Editor

Citizenfour
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

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING

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

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLIST FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL

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

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

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

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

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

OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLES

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

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (NON-PROSTHETIC)

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

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL (NON-PROSTHETIC)

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

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE (NON-PROSTHETIC)

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

OUTSTANDING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP FOR A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE, OR A SPECIAL

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

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRMAATIC SCORE)

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

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRMAATIC SCORE)

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

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION

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

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS

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

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC

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

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL

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

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR NON-FICTION PROGRAMMING (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)

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

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)

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

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

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

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION

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

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY SERIES OR SPECIAL

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

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)

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

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

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

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

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

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A COMEDY SERIES OR A VARIETY PROGRAM

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

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A DRAMA SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

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

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERA WORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERA WORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL

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.

Ant-Man

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.

Trainwreck

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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7 Reasons to Watch ‘7 Days in Hell’

HBO’s mockumentary 7 Days in Hell premiered Saturday, telling the tale of a seven-day Wimbledon match between American bad boy Aaron Williams and English dimwit Charles Poole. The usually demure sport serves as a backdrop for an absurd, laugh-out-loud story. Below are seven reasons to watch:

1) Dueling Tennis Historians: Fred Armisen and Will Forte play British and American tennis historians, each with their own hilarious take on 7-day match.

2) So Many Stars: The cameos alone are worth the watch. The random parade of celebrities includes tennis stars, famous magicians, actors and an unrecognizable Howie Mandel. Perhaps the best of these appearances come from Michael Sheen. The Masters of Sex star plays the overtly creepy host of a British sports show. His prominent gut and uncomfortable advances on a young Charles Poole make his performance one of the highlights of this already strong group of supporting players.

3) The Reverse Blindside: It turns out that Andy Samberg’s Aaron Williams is the adopted brother of none other than Venus and Serena. In what Serena calls, “a reverse blindside,” the Williams family takes in a white boy from the streets and makes him play tennis.

4) Jon Snow does Comedy: Kit Harington is best known as playing grim-faced Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, so his turn as a comically incompetent tennis prodigy is refreshing. His years of looking uncomfortably cold were perfect preparation for this role as a perpetually uncomfortable idiot. Side note for Game of Thrones fans: his hair could definitely support another season as Jon Snow.

5) Queen Elizabeth II, The Violent: Poole is regularly antagonized by none other than Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II. Their first talk over the phone is friendly and encouraging, but things quickly turn hostile as the Queen dives further into distress and drunk-dialing.

6) David Copperfield as a Deviant David Copperfield: One of the most random and hilarious cameos is from 90s magician David Copperfield. He plays one of Williams’ closest confidants, and partner in cocaine-fueled binges.

7) It makes tennis exciting: Sex, attempted murder, full-frontal male nudity, obscene trash talk and death. That  is quite possibly the only combination that would make watching tennis exciting.

You can watch 7 Days In Hell now on HBOGo or HBO’s new stand alone service HBONow.

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VIDEO: Kevin Hart Works Out with LSU Football Team

(AP Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Patti Perret)

Get Hard star Kevin Hart recently spent some time with the LSU Football team at the Louisiana university’s world class facility in Baton Rouge. Alongside the team, he was joined by writer Harry Ratchford, who recently wrote for HBO’s great new show Ballers and BET’s Comicview.

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IN THEATERS: ‘Self/Less’, ‘Minions’, ‘The Gallows’, ‘Boulevard’

Frequent New Orleans filmer Ryan Reynolds is back on the big screen with Self/Less, plus Robin Williams last film and more are in theaters today.

Self/Less

New Orleans-shot Self/Less stars Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds. Kingsley plays the man who built New York. He is a self-made man, whose buildings symbolize the strength and power his life once had. When his health begins to deteriorate, he is brought an opportunity of immortality. 116 min. Rated PG-13.

Minions

The yellow jelly bean-like tots of perfection get their shot at the big screen. Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob attend Villain-Con and are hired by the super-villainous Scarlet Overkill. Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and Steve Coogan lend their voices. 91 min. Rated PG.

The Gallows

Twenty years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy – but soon discover that some things are better left alone. 81 min. Rated R.

Boulevard

A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life. 88 min. Rated R.

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Country’s Favorite Couple Plays New Orleans

Garth Brooks has come back to The Big Easy. This weekend, he’ll be performing several shows with his partner in rhyme, Trisha Yearwood. Brooks is a living legend whose country music career has spanned over twenty years. Along the way, he’s won Grammys, American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and become the fastest selling album artist in RIAA history. He’s also broken records for concert attendance set by Paul McCartney, U2 and Elvis Presley.

Brooks came out of retirement in 2009 to play four years of shows at the Wynn Theater in Las Vegas. And last year, he announced his plan to return to touring. And he won’t be alone.

In 2005, Trisha Yearwood married her friend and mentor. But her career began way before meeting Brooks. Born in Georgia, Yearwood grew up with a love for country music and Southern rock. In the early 80s, Yearwood scored an internship for MTM records. She would use her surroundings to record demo tapes and practice. She eventually signed with MCA records.

Yearwood’s career includes many hit songs and she’s received awards from the Academy of Country Music, including Top Female Vocalist in 1997 and 1998. But this songbird does more than just sing. She branched off into acting in the late 90s, appearing on CBS’s JAG. In 2008, she teamed up with her mother and sister to create the cookbook Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen. And she’s continued to make herself at homes in homes across the country.

Brooks and Yearwood are the definitive country music power couple. Now these friends turned lovers will no doubt make their New Orleans show something special. Catch the country duo at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on July 10-12.

There are still some tickets left. You can pick your seat here.

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Before The Scene With James Madio

James Madio is a veteran actor from the Bronx. His long career includes roles alongside Robin Williams in the Steven Spielberg classic Hook, as Pedro in Basketball Diaries and as Sergeant Frank J. Perconte in HBO’s seminal miniseries Band of Brothers.

What made you want to become an actor?

When we were younger, my father used to bust out the video camera and make us do these little funny skits with me and my sisters. He’d make me imitate Elvis or Michael Jackson and we would just have a good time. For family time, instead of watching TV, we’d just pull out the video camera. When I was thirteen, my father [knew of a] manager who represented kids. He said, “Hey, I’d like to bring my son down see what she thinks.” I went in and she had me read a Smucker’s commercial, who are always like, “Hey, I like Smucker’s jam and jelly because it makes me happy!” You’ve got to smile and look like a happy kid. I went in and did it totally like Bronx, New York style. I remember her telling me and my father, “Well, he’s very specific, I’m not so sure that he’s going to work as much as you’d like.” Then, about a month later, we got a call from her saying that I had an audition for a film called Hook that’s a Spielberg film. That was my first audition and I booked it. I just remember meeting Steven and that was it. That was my intro into the business: a lot of luck.

I don’t think any of the kids, or at least the Lost Boys, knew what we were getting into until you got to the set and saw how big it was. Never Never Land and the pirate ship. I just remember a lot of big A-list actors showing up with their kids just to see the set, like it was a theme park. It was pretty cool. It felt like you were at a theme park every day at work. You go get makeup, grab some cool little equipment, go skateboarding, play basketball, shoot darts and water guns and food fights. It was a lot of fun.

I also remember Hoffman talking to my father and saying, “Hey, do you mind if I introduce James to somebody?” My father said, “Yeah, sure, of course.” Hoffman introduced me to these two producers, Laura Ziskin and Joe Caracciolo. He told them, “Hey, I’d like this kid to play my son in my next movie.” And that was it. I went right to my second studio film. No audition. I got a nice intro into this industry.

What’s been your biggest fear?

My family and the future of my family. That’s my recent fear. I just got married three years ago and my baby’s two, so that’s the most recent fear. But before, to be honest, I really didn’t have any fear. I always looked ahead, I always had faith and I always thought that something would come my way and more breaks would happen. If I just kept my nose clean, kept my contacts and was very friendly with people, I’d continue to work. I’d like to tell you that my fear would be never to work again or failure, but I never was really afraid of that. Now with my wife and kid, the stakes are higher because I have to provide for family. To do that, I have to find longevity and stability within this career.

What was your lowest point?

After Basketball Diaries, I did very well in the indie market. That’s when festivals were first starting to come on to the scene. We were at Sundance for Basketball Diaries. After that, I started to take acting a little more seriously. I wanted to work more. This is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I made that decision at nineteen and with it came a lot of rejection. I thought I was going to work a lot more and I thought my career was going to take this shift, and it didn’t. It actually went the other way. I just remember not having representation shortly after that movie and not auditioning. Just hanging out with friends, drinking in the park and doing an odd job. It was one of the first and pretty much only “regular” job that I’ve ever taken. I did plumbing with my brother-in-law and I just remember just working a lot of hours, being dirty and sweating. Which is fine. Some people are built for that and I wouldn’t knock that. I have a lot of friends and family that work very hard. But for me, that was probably the most difficult time. For about a year, I didn’t work and I had to just find jobs and ways to make ends meet. It was just a low time in my career. That’s happened a few times throughout my career. There’s been these lows that were very difficult. Even after Band of Brothers. I came out swinging and went right to a show called Queens Supreme with Oliver Platt and Robert Loggia. But after that, I didn’t work for a year and a half. I lived in Manhattan and I had really high expenses. Then, I had to learn how to budget and manage. That comes with the territory if you want to do this for a long time. It is a marathon. It’s not a race. You’re not trying to win this in a year or two.

What kept you from walking away?

The one thing that I have always known, what I’ve always hung my hat on, is that I believe that I’m good at what I do. As long as I just keep reinventing myself, from being a kid to a teenager to an adult who can now be a math teacher, a father, a policeman – all while staying sharp and focused and loving what I do. That’s what motivates me to keep going. There have been many times throughout the twenty-five years where, although I haven’t thought about quitting and following another path, I’ve slightly second guessed myself and thought, “How I’m going to survive?” But I always just hang my hat on that one hook and go, “Well, you’re good at what you’re doing, so just keep on going.”

Who was your closest ally?

I’ve had a few close allies. I’ll give you two. The one that’s always been there in this business for me, always checked in and given me great ideas and insight, and has driven me, is my father. My father’s always been behind me and pushed me to do more. Another one of my allies is AJ Buckley. We definitely push each other to do better and be better. To focus on the work. The only way you’re going to succeed for a long time is to be good at what you do. You’ve got to practice and continue to work on material, read scripts and collaborate with people who are hungry and putting out good material. AJ is one of them. We definitely push each other.

Outside of those two, the whole Band of Brothers family are tremendous allies to me. We’re still friends. We have our Bands of Brothers reunion once a year and we check up on each other and check each other. We make sure that everyone’s focused and taking care of each other and being there for each other’s family.

What were you doing before an audition that changed your life?

Before Hook, I was this thirteen-year-old kid on the street just playing some handball and cutting up in school, probably chasing girls. Before Diaries, it was pretty much the same thing. I was hanging out in the park and not focusing and not worrying about my studies. Before Band of Brothers, that’s when I was probably the most focused. I was taking the time to really read the book, work out, get educated on the history of it all. I wanted to physically and mentally just be there for that audition. And for Band of Brothers, I actually had made the decision to move out here [to Los Angeles], so I was actually out here auditioning. I was in the grind, in the mix around actors, working on stage on some stuff and in acting school. I was ready to go out swinging. I took it very seriously.

What were the words that kept you going?

Something Robin said to the Lost Boys one time. He said to me on set, “Make sure that you spend less time in your dressing room and more time on the set learning the craft and learning the trade. Spend more time listening.” Those are words I’ve always remembered. Spend more time listening. And that’s what I did. I didn’t spend much time in my dressing room. I listened to what Robin said, which is basically “just pay attention.” That’s the honest truth. I’m not saying that because he’s not with us today. I say that because that’s the truth.

How do you think you have changed?

I’ve become more patient and more understanding with the process. I take rejection much better than I ever have. I understand it. I don’t wish any bad luck to anybody if someone wins the job over me. When you’re first starting out, it’s competitive. And it should always be competitive: that’s what’s going to make you better at what you do. I’ll always enjoy that part of it, but I’m definitely more understanding, more respectful and the rejection doesn’t get to me anymore at all.

What words do you have to inspire others?

In this business, you’ve got to be hungry. You’ve got to want to do this. Rely heavily on your instincts because they are going to be your best friend. If you struggle with false moments, and you don’t know how to rely on your instincts, it’s going to be a little bit of a ride for you. And I’m not sure that this business is for you.

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EXCLUSIVE: Scene Interviews Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer’s journey has been anything but overnight. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, the Academy Award winner saw her first film sets in her home state while working in production, first in extras casting and then as a production assistant. In 1995, she worked on the film that made Matthew McConaughey a star, A Time to Kill, which was shot in Mississippi. In it, she made her screen debut. Fifteen years later, Spencer returned to the Southern state to shoot The Help, the film that would earn her an Oscar.

In The Help, Spencer brings to life Minny, a maid in 1960s Mississippi. Outspoken and brash, Minny is the emotional center of the much lauded film, bringing a sense of mirth that balances out the painful truths portrayed.

Spencer has since appeared in Diablo Cody’s Paradise, Get on Up and Fruitvale Station, which she also executive produced. She starred in the television series Red Band Society and Mom. She appeared in the Bong Joon-Ho dystopian thriller Snowpiercer and also starred opposite Kevin Costner in the New Orleans shot drama Black or White, which opened the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival. In that film she co-starred with New Orleans native Anthony Mackie, whom she befriended during filming. And this year, she joined the cast of The Divergent Series, portraying Johanna in Divergent.

Now a personality widely beloved, Spencer is just hitting her stride on both the big and small screen, her best performances still to come.

Octavia spoke with me over the phone from Los Angeles.

MH: We’re based down in New Orleans. Anthony Mackie has been great to us. He was kind enough to do an interview with us right as The Hurt Locker was winning the Oscar as best picture and he’s just been a great supporter.
OS: Aw, he’s a great guy. A really great guy.

MH: And such a terrific actor. I have so enjoyed watching his career explode over the last five years.
OS: Yes, it really has. He’s pretty fantastic. I’ve known of him, but we have just really fermented a friendship when we worked together on Black or White.

MH: Let my pull my fancy questions.
OS: Alright. (laughs)

MH: They’re not that fancy.
OS: Well, the answers won’t be fancy either. (laughs)

MH: So first of all, you were absolutely hilarious at the Oscars this year. I thought that bit with the predictions was so funny.
OS: Well, thank you.

MH: Early in your career, you worked in production. Is that right?
OS: I did. I was an intern in the extras casting department, then became a PA in the casting department and then a set PA. That was pretty fun.

MH: Many actors never see that side of the filmmaking process. How did that pay dividends into your acting career? Did it help your process in any way?
OS: Honestly, I don’t know that it helped me as an actress. It definitely helped me as a person. And also how to conduct myself in this industry, because we all see movies as this glamorous thing. But it’s a business. It’s a job. It’s just like working at a bank. You wanna be on time. You wanna do your job. Whatever it is that you do – whatever field in the entertainment industry that you’re in – you just wanna conduct yourself professionally. It was great in that regard. It was also great meeting people and just kind of demystifying the whole movie conundrum for a person from Montgomery, Alabama.

I can’t say that it helped me as an actor, but it definitely gave me opportunities. The directors’ were always saying how animated I was and I’d hear, “You just have this personality.” They wanted me to read for stuff but I was ill prepared because I was not a person who had studied at that time.

MH: You’re a native of Montgomery, Alabama. Acting isn’t exactly a common professional there. What made you want to become an actor?
OS: I had always wanted to be an actor. From my earliest memory of seeing a Steven Spielberg movie, I though, “What is it that they’re doing?” I didn’t even know what it was called but they were in movies. My mom was a very practical woman, and so I didn’t think that pursuing acting was practical. She always wanted us to have jobs or careers where we could basically have fulfilling lives, but also be able to take care of ourselves. So, acting was always a dream that I had since I was a child.

MH: After you began your training as an actor, and began to embark upon your career, what was your biggest fear?
OS: I don’t know that I had any fears. I mean, I’m fearful and neurotic of bugs and things like that. But I wasn’t fearful in the way of thinking, “What’s life going to be as an actor?” I never really had any of that fear. You can’t take that kind of stuff on. I was always a very hopeful person and opportunities always seemed to present themselves.

We all have the fear of “Am I going to be able to make enough money to take care of myself?” But I don’t know that I was ever worried that it wouldn’t happen. That I wouldn’t get to act.

Success is measured in different ways. For some people, it’s being on covers of magazines. And for other people, it’s, “Hey I’m working at a dinner theater making good money, supporting myself and doing great plays.” Do you know what I mean? Getting to do what you love is measured differently.

MH: Your success hasn’t been overnight. You’ve built it brick by brick. Did you have a low point? Did you ever consider giving up on acting?
OS: No, no, no! I had a wonderful support group of friends and we were all starting out at the same time. We just kept each other motivated and when jobs weren’t happening all the time, you just did what you needed to do to pick up the slack until you got that next audition. Or you borrowed $500. My group of friends borrowed and repaid the same $500 to each other several times over. I’m not even kidding!

MH: I’ve been there! I don’t think you’ve really worked in the film industry unless you have that story to tell.
OS: No. Unless you’re a child born with silver spoon in hand, not understanding the opportunity that’s being given. But I just had a very wonderful, ambitious group of friends and we were all there. There are low points where you’re thinking, “Ugh, when’s the next job gonna come?” But quitting was never an option. It was never even anything I thought about.

MH: What were you doing right before the audition that really changed your life?
OS: I worked at a market research company because there had been a writers’ strike. Jobs were coming back online. The studios and everyone were getting back to work after the writers’ strike but it was slow. So I did several things. But the one that I did most regularly was, I worked at a market research company.

MH: And what was that audition?
OS: It was The Help.

MH: What a great film. One I revisit frequently. You are wonderful in it!
OS: Thank you!

MH: I was fortunate to meet director Tate Taylor when he premiered Get On Up in Jackson, Mississippi. He was such a sweetheart.
OS: He is indeed. He loves Mississippi and he always takes whatever projects he’s working on to bring economic growth to the state. I think that’s really beautiful for a favorite son of the state. That’s really great of him. He’s pretty fantastic.

MH: Your performance in The Help just looks so effortless. In fact, many of your performances just seem so naturally effortless! I know they’re not, but that’s my impression.
OS: (big laugh) Well, thank you! That makes me smile because, whew, that’s the job. You have to make it seem as if you’re not searching for it. Thank you, I appreciate that.

MH: You really do that. Even watching a drama like Black or White, You look so comfortable in your own skin. Are you really comfortable on set? How do you do that?!
OS: (laughs) By being the most neurotic person on the planet! Honestly, it comes from all of the preparation that you do, trusting in your process and the director and other filmmakers’ process. But definitely the director: you are in a partnership. And then your scene partner. But for me…I just don’t know! I’m really neurotic. If they don’t ever say, “We have it,” then we’ll keep going until I feel like they have it.

You can ask me, “What do you think of your performance in this?” And I’m going to say, “I could have done better. I could have done something different.” I’m always wanting to keep exploring the path of whatever character I’m playing. You only know yourself. When you’re trying to bring another person to life – to give them authenticity and find their humanity – it takes a lot of detective work. Sometimes you solve the mystery and sometimes you don’t. One thing that you must do is make people feel that they know you. That they identify your character as a real human being. So when you say, “Oh, you make it look easy. You make it look effortless,” that is a huge compliment. Thank you! Because that’s one of the things that it’s our job to do.

MH: You are welcome and it’s a well-deserved compliment. I’ve heard that, long prior to working with him on Black or White, you were a huge Kevin Costner fan.
OS: I am, indeed.

MH: How do you prepare to work with someone like that? Someone who has been a part of film for so long and that you have watched for so long?OS: With someone like Kevin, you have to do your homework. You have to be prepared. You have to be ready because he is. Knowing that he paid for this movie out of his pocket, you just want to do your due diligence and you just have to be prepared. And I loved working with him. He’s just a joy.

MH: He’s amazing. I can’t wait to watch this phase of his career.
OS: Yeah, I know.

MH: So some of my favorite scenes in Black or White are with you and Andre Holland, who is an extraordinary talent.
OS: Yes!

MH: He is so good. I had just finished watching The Knick, Soderberg’s new Cinemax show, and he is incredible.
OS: I haven’t seen it yet, but he is a brilliant actor. He’s a force of nature. He’s very grounded and authentic. There’s this depth that he always has with every character. He’s just very deep as an actor. I love him.

MH: In the scene where you, as Rowena, catch Reggie (Andre Holland) smoking, why do you think she slaps him more than once?
OS: I think she does because it’s the disbelief that she had been blinded that entire time. Sometimes love is blind. That someone would chance throwing everything away for that fleeing moment of instant gratification. Nobody wants to see anyone throw their life away or an opportunity away.

It was also for the granddaughter. She gives that whole monologue about how precious each and everyone is. She feels like he had to do his part because it’s not his decision to make, now that he has a child. He has someone else that he has to be responsible for. When you have someone else that’s a minor depending on you, then you gotta man up. It was all of those things combined, I think.

MH: Interesting. I found Rowena very sympathetic until, I would say, the third slap. The first and second, she’s obviously doing the best she can to protect her babies. But with the third slap, I was suspicious that she may have been mildly abusive with Reggie as a child.
OS: She’s not an abusive person. She honestly was upset. It’s a disappointment and how dare he throw his opportunity away? Rather than going to court to fight for this child, he is getting high? So no, she wasn’t an abusive parent. Not at all. She was too much of a doting parent, in my opinion.

MH: That answer makes my day. You also appeared recently in Snowpiercer and I was so delighted to see that you were in it. In fact, I have been able to convince several people to watch it because you are in it.
OS: Oh boy! That’s interesting.

MH: I think you are a great piece of the casting puzzle. Captain American himself Chris Evans will certainly bring some people to the theater. And Bong Joon-Ho has a following for his Korean films. But because you are in it, I can recommend it to anyone who’s a fan of The Help.
OS: That’s great!

MH: What was that set like? It looks absolutely uninhabitable.
OS: It was. We filmed in Prague at one of their studios. It was all on stage so it was a very controlled environment. It was really one the most diverse groups of people I’d worked with. We had a Korean crew and we also had the Czech crew and the English speaking crew. The English speaking crew were pretty much the Americans and the Brits. Director Bong is really a cinophile and he loves American movies but he has his own unique voice. It was just wonderful working with him because you could tell when he delighted in a take. He was just diffusive with the way he said “Cut!”

It was also very different in the way he worked. We were all given a little book with the storyboards. That was our script. We had a regular script but we all had a storyboard book. It was a little comic book. What I learned very early on is that if it wasn’t in the story board, then it wasn’t going to be shot. He showed us exactly how he was shooting the movie. With an American movie, at least in the way I’ve worked with American directors, they shoot a scene and then they cover it. Bong knew exactly what pieces he wanted covered from the scene. So, there was not always a master and then coverage. There might have only been the master and might have only been coverage from different angles so it was very unique experience. I really enjoyed working with Director Bong.

MH: Were you familiar with his work beforehand?
OS: Oh yes. I’d seen The Host and two other of his movies. They were amazing.

MH: Snowpiercer was great. And you know what else was great about that movie? The fact that it actually did well in theaters!
OS: Yeah, it did huge all over the world but they never reported that over on our side. It had already made like $80 million before it was released here. I think in its first couple of months, Snowpiercer made so much money. It made its budget back. It was great. And Chris Evans is amazing in it. I love him as the anti-hero. It was a great cast and a great project to be a part of.

MH: I worked on a movie with Chris about five or six years ago and one of my memories of him was just how studied he was. He was very devoted to the sides and took it seriously, like a stage actor.
OS: Well, you can’t come to work ill prepared. Chris is the constant professional and you want your number one leading man to be ready to work. To be ready to be in scenes with you. You want to be able to do your part and that definitely is Chris Evans. It was such an enjoyable experience because he was always ready to work. But watching him do stunts so effortlessly was amazing, too.

MH: Thank you for speaking with me, Octavia. It is been an honor.
OS: Thank you honey!

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REVIEW: Gavin Miller’s ‘Hurricane Katrina Through the Eyes of the Children’

Gavin Miller’s documentary Hurricane Katrina Through the Eyes of the Children is a heartbreaking flashback to a disaster that ruined homes and separated families.

Miller interviews victims of Katrina throughout the classrooms and halls of Ruston Jr. High School in Ruston, Louisiana. The film opens with Briea, a victim of Hurricane Katrina. She gives a solemn and impactful interview about half of her family and friends being lost in the disaster and how she can no longer return home.

Miller crafts a diverse atmosphere of experiences, interviewing children from New Orleans, students of the junior high, teachers and the principal. Each backstory is different, those affected describing stressful situations, loss and heartbreak.

Human connections have helped these kids adapt, but the evacuees of the hurricane struggled to fit in with the students at their new school. Some children find the way the evacuee children talk humorous. But as they are interviewed together, they agree that they are all the same age and like the same things.

The female teachers of Ruston Jr. High School keep their interviews professional and explain the help provided to the children. But, underneath some maternal instincts, there is an unsettling feeling about their own families and their safety throughout the disaster.

Miller creates a personal atmosphere with each interviewee. The viewer really feels as if they are witnessing the moment, listening to their story, asking questions about their family and homes, wondering where they will be months from now and wondering if they will ever move back to New Orleans.

The documentary’s greatest strengths are beautiful stories of how heartbroken people are making the most of their situation, living day to day with the clothes on their backs, food on their stoves, good company and new friends.

You can watch Gavin Miller’s new documentary in its entirety here.

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IN THEATERS: ‘Terminator: Genisys,’ ‘Magic Mike XXL’

With everyone taking a break from work for the Fourth of July weekend, take a break from the heat by seeing one of these movies in theaters. Terminator: Genisys was shot in New Orleans, so there’s that.

Terminator: Genisys  – July 1

Shot in New Orleans, the newest installment of Terminator stalks into theaters. Kyle Reese will travel back in time to connect with Sarah Connor to hopefully stop Judgment Day from ever happening. Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, JK Simmons and Arnold Schwarzenegger star. 119 minRated TBA.

Magic Mike XXL – July 1

Mike has been out of the game for three years but now returns as the Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach. Channing Tatum, Elizabeth Banks, Amber Heard, Matt Bomer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Donald Glover star. TBA minRated R.

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HEALTH SCENE: Aaron Williamson Trains Jai Courtney for ‘Terminator: Genisys’

Aaron Williamson is a health advisor and fitness trainer to the film industry. He has helped craft the physical transformations of Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained, Zac Efron in Neighbors and Josh Brolin in Oldboy. He recently finished molding Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke into legendary action heroine Sarah Connor for Terminator: Genisys. Find out more at aaronwilliamson.net.

The character of Kyle Reese was portrayed by Michael Biehn in James Cameron’s classic film The Terminator, which came out in the early 80s. What’s in your mind when you think about crafting the physical look of the new Kyle Reese portrayed by Jai Courtney in Terminator: Genisys?
Jai is a genetic freak. He’s probably the most genetically gifted person I’ve ever worked with and I’m very jealous of that! He can naturally be a big guy but for the character of Kyle Reese, he doesn’t need to be a big guy. So the goal is to bring him down in weight and lean him out so he doesn’t look like a Terminator. We needed to soften the look a bit so it looks more realistic. Someone who trains, but trains like he’s in the field training, where your workout might be pushups or pull-ups and crunches, or just carrying about heavy stuff all day.

Yeah, Kyle Reese is this guy from a future where they don’t exactly have gyms to join.
A lot of his physique comes from weapons handling and constantly running from point A to point B. It’s that kind of functional stuff that we try to emulate in the training. Traditional weight training was completely out of the question because if he touched the weight, he just got big. We had to be very careful about that. His diet was very strict, very low carb, lots of vegetables, lots of avocados and nuts, good fats. He was eating anywhere from five to six meals a day. He actually started leaning out before he even came to New Orleans. He was set up on a program back in L.A. to get him prepped to come in because he was bigger coming off of his last film. Every morning, he’d get up and hit the treadmill right out of bed for an hour and he was taking some simple supplements – beet powder, l-carnitine, CoQ10 – just things that were good for the heart, good for the immune system and help with recovery and fat burning. He got here a little bit later than Emilia, so we had about two weeks of training before production began. We focused primarily on plyometric work, a lot of bodyweight training and TRX work. Anything that had weight and resistance, we had to be very careful about.

Usually you’re trying to bulk them up, so this must have been unusual.
Yeah. The goal was trying to bring him down to a weight that would resemble the Kyle Reese that everyone knows. And we definitely pulled it off. I can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction to him because he looks good, but he doesn’t look like he’s spent all day, everyday in a gym. It just looks real.

Once filming started, he’s doing very physical work on set. How did that affect training?
There were probably a few weeks where he would literally be running around barefoot. And if you’re running around on concrete or some type of hard floor barefoot take after take, it’ll beat the hell out of your lower back, your legs and knees. That was just one obstacle we had to work through. This production was very mentally and physically taxing on the actors. I’m pretty sure there were days where the last thing he wanted to do was see me in the gym! Haha.

It’s a real physical challenge on these action films. When you see someone running in a movie, that may have required the actor to run for hours a day for weeks on end at full speed. And being barefoot doesn’t help!
No, it doesn’t. Jai and Emilia both did a lot of deep tissue massage work to keep their body in check. It was a very stunt heavy film. Jai did some wire work where he’s strapped into the wire getting yanked around, so there were days when he’d come in just sore everywhere. I might have a plan, but that would have to go out the window and I would have to say, “We’re going do this instead.” Just being able to adapt was important so that we didn’t hurt him. In many cases we would incorporate the Concept 2 rower, the Stepmill and battle ropes into the training routine for the day. All very heart rate centric exercising.

What was the schedule like during shooting?
We started off five days a week, spending about an hour at a time. As filming went on, we dropped down to four. He was dedicated to staying in there, and occasionally we’d makeup sessions on the weekend, sometimes twice per day.

Did you work with him on set at all?
We would do a little bit here and there if we needed to, mostly some pump up work. But there wasn’t a real need to even do it. I just can’t even express how genetically gifted he is. It blows my mind. It’s almost like training a natural athlete. They just have it. Plus, he just knows his body. He did a lot of training for Spartacus, which was very physical, so he’s very familiar with what he can and can’t do.

Let’s talk diet.
He was dedicated. Egg whites in the morning, maybe an egg white omelet with some veggies. Lots of chicken and fish. Lots of mixed nuts. And Catering was excellent: they were good about getting his meals every few hours and just loading up the lean proteins for him, which he needed.

What else stands out in your mind from working with Jai?
Just the fact that he’s a solid guy and cares about everyone around him. It was fun to watch him work and it was fun to train with him. I can’t wait to see the film.

For more health and fitness tips, read the Health Scene online at health.sceneent.com and visit Aaron’s website at aaronwilliamson.net.

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HEALTH SCENE: Aaron Williamson on Training ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Star Emilia Clarke

Aaron Williamson is a health advisor and fitness trainer to the film industry. He has helped craft the physical transformations of Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained, Zac Efron in Neighbors and Josh Brolin in Oldboy. He recently finished molding Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke into legendary action heroine Sarah Connor for Terminator: Genisys. Find out more at aaronwilliamson.net.

Were you a fan of the Terminator movies growing up?
Oh, for sure. It was a little surreal getting the phone call to come train the cast. I remember calling my dad and telling him about it because we used to watch Terminator all the time. The movie’s iconic, the Terminator’s iconic, Sarah Connor’s iconic. The whole franchise is just amazing.

How did you go about taking actress Emilia Clarke, who plays a physically delicate queen on Game of Thrones, and crafting her into an action heroine?
It was a challenge and I was excited about it because it’s the type of character that I like to train someone for. Sarah Connor represents this strong, powerful woman who can basically take on the world. It was so cool to be a part of helping this young, amazing actress become this hardcore iconic figure. And it started with some hard, hard training. This process is about flipping a switch and embracing the fact that it’s going to be tough and there will be some pain & discomfort associated with it. But that’s the fun part, right?! Pushing those new limits to transform your body.

Where do you start with that?
Emilia came in from L.A. to start training and we had a good chunk of time before production started, about four weeks. We spent hours a day in the gym. We would start our morning off doing cardio, whether high intensity interval training or low intensity steady state type stuff, maybe on the treadmill or some Stairmaster work. She’s a phenom on the rowing machine too; I couldn’t even keep up with her on it! That would basically be our first session and then we’d break. We’d sit back in the break room to regroup for a bit and relax, eat and get ready for round two. We weren’t able to split the training up throughout the day so we had to maximize the time we had, which was typically early mornings.

The training was different. You’re not going to get the look Sarah Connor has by training with free weights and dumbbells alone. So we were very creative to help her have a lean, toned look and to be able to run and carry heavy weapons. Emilia’s not a tall or very big woman, but she’s gotta carry some pretty heavy-duty weaponry during the film. The approach in the gym was very functional.

What was training like during prep for the film?
Cardio was typically forty-five minutes to an hour. We might take about a twenty-minute break, we’d do a shake and we rotated her foods around quite a bit. Hemp protein, some chia seeds. We’d throw in a brown rice cake or maybe some fruit just depending on what we were doing for the day’s training. After the cardio, we’d go into the ‘dungeon’ and do a lot of functional work, a lot of TRX, ropes, kettle bells. All your non-traditional free weight stuff. And then two days a week we would try to focus on getting free weights in. We wanted to have that long, lean muscly look, so it was steady combination of functional training, metabolic conditioning and strength training.

The functional fitness makes so much sense for the character because in Terminator 2, Sarah Connor builds this physique in an institution where she’s flipping her bed up and doing inverted push ups and pull ups. She’s not exactly working out in a traditional gym.
No. We might go on a circuit with box jumps, we’d hit TRX squats, we’d do plank push ups, we’d do a set of kettle bells where there’d be swings or stiff leg dead lifts. When you’re circuit training, you’re going to be able to keep an actor engaged better than if you’re sitting on a bench curling a dumbbell. Out of all the training I’ve done in my career, I’ve spent more time with her than anyone else, so she put in some hours, especially during pre-production. And on top of our training, she would leave from the gym and go straight to stunt training. She would just have a completely physically exhausting day of non-stop stunts, weapons, training with me, cardio and then I had her on a low calorie diet on top of it. That’s tough. I have a lot of respect for her.

How did the training change during filming?
The training time got cut down obviously. The obstacle was the energy because on top of working the long day, she would have to get to set maybe two or three hours earlier to get ready. Her days were so long. When you factor in how much sleep she was able to get before she was back in the gym with me, I don’t care who you are, it will be tough. What made it even more difficult for her was that the schedule started on night shoots for 6 days a week. Talk about throwing your body off!

What was your plan for nutrition?
We’d have meals prepped and protein shakes ready. But low calorie is low calorie. You’re going be hungry. It can be a little stressful for an actor because you’re trying to memorize pages of dialogue and be in the scene, you’re tired because you’re not sleeping, and you’re hungry. She put in so much work for this character and that’s even more reason why I’m so excited to see the finished product. On set, it looked like a hell of a performance covering every area of the emotional spectrum: sad, hurt, angry, commanding. She can pull it all off. In the trailer, she looks strong and powerful. I’d like to think that we accomplished our goal.

For more health and fitness tips, read the Health Scene online at health.sceneent.com and visit Aaron’s website at aaronwilliamson.net.

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Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival that was created by Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra, Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan. The trio aspired to highlight the diversity and community spirit of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, tailoring the best elements to Franklin, TN where Griffin now resides. The festival will take off September 26-27.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is a two-day event transforming The Park At Harlinsdale Farm into an oasis of music, food and culture set against the natural amphitheaters and vistas of this former walking horse farm located in Franklin, TN.  Renowned musical acts, many performing acoustically, will be presented on wood-clad stages reflecting the area’s historic aesthetic. In addition to artists performing their own sets, Pilgrimage will feature Pilgri-mashups where one-of-a-kind pairings of musicians collaborate with one another on stage as well as the first-ever Kitchen Stage and Sippin’ Stage and Little Pilgrim’s Landing specifically for kids. The region’s best food and drink will be on display as well as numerous local artists and artisans creating an all-encompassing festival experience. Curation of the food and beverage program is on-going and will be announced this summer.

2-Day passes and VIP packages are available at $172 (2-Day pass) and $499 (2-Day VIP package) and Single Day passes will be available at a later date as well as the festival schedule. Passes and VIP packages can be purchased via the Pilgrimage website – http://pilgrimagefestival.com/tickets.

Not only will the festival drive tourism dollars to Williamson County but a portion of each ticket sale will benefit the City of Franklin and Franklin Parks. In addition a portion of ticket sales will also benefit MusiCares®, a nonprofit organization that was established by The Recording Academy® to provide a wide range of emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to members of the music community.

None of this could have been possible without the festival culture and spirit that is ingrained into New Orleans and all who have resided there including the festival co-founders. Many New Orleans bands are also on the bill including Dr. John, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Big Sam’s Funky Nation.

Full Inaugural Lineup Below:

Willie Nelson
Sheryl Crow
Wilco
Cage The Elephant
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
The Decemberists
Band of Horses
Dawes
The Lone Bellow
Trampled By Turtles
Lucius
Weezer
Chris Stapleton
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Jimmy Cliff
Will Hoge
Neko Case
Saint Motel
Iron & Wine
John & Jacob
Dr. John
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Punch Brothers
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
Rainey Qualley

“The music and arts event is far from just a country concert. Indie rock acts the Decemberists and Weezer, along with Americana darlings Neko Case and Iron & Wine…” – Rolling Stone

“Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history.” – Associated Press

“New Franklin outing the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival now holds the distinction as being the closest major (non-country) music fest to Nashville proper.” – No Country for New Nashville

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‘Scream Queens’ Gets Release Date and Adds Charisma Carpenter to Cast

Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Charisma Carpenter joins Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens with an essential role. The Vegas native will play Ariana Grande’s mother in the New Orleans-shot horror-comedy series.

We also got huge news of the series premiere via Emma Robert’s Instagram. Scream Queens will premiere on Fox on Tuesday, September 22. Pledge semester for the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority can’t come here soon enough and we’re all very excited for the fall premiere.

The New Orleans-shot series – which also stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Nick Jonas, Billie Lourd and Keke Palmer – takes place on the campus of Wallace University where their Red Devil mascot goes on a murder rampage.

For more information, visit the Scream Queens Daily Buzz website.

Source: TVLine

It’s all happening!!!! #ScreamQueens

A photo posted by Emma Roberts (@emmaroberts) on Jun 24, 2015 at 2:48pm PDT

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IN THEATERS: ‘Ted 2,’ ‘Max’

Ted 2

The sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s teddy bear comedy is here. Mark Wahlberg returns as best bud for his newly married furry friend. In order to be a parent, Ted must prove he’s a person in a court of law. 115 min. Rated R.

Max

Post traumatic stress effects dogs too. This is a heart warming story about a US Marine dog returning home from the war in Afghanistan. 111 min. Rated PG.

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TRAILER: ‘Scream Queens’ Latest Promo

The most recent teaser trailer of the New Orleans-shot Scream Queens, the genre blending horror-comedy anthology series, shows the underlying motives of the Wallace University Red Devil mascot. A couple of months ago, show creator Ryan Murphy claimed that the identity of the killer would be revealed at the end of the show. Fans can see the killer eyeing his/her future victims from outside of the majestic sorority house.

In the trailer, we see each cast member together at a sorority party. Inside the house, there’s an abundance of red solo cups and the song “Die Tonight?” by Charli XCX keeping the party alive. We see Emma Roberts and Abigail Breslin; the unwanted pledges, Keke Palmer and Lea Michele; and the dean and scream queen herself, Jamie Lee Curtis. The party is rocking inside as the killer waits just beyond the front doors wielding a familiar knife.

The first season of Scream Queens is set to premiere this fall on Fox. The lethal cast includes Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Nick Jonas, Skyler Samuels, Billie Lourd and Oliver Hudson.

Each week at least one character will be killed, though it is unclear which character will be killed off first. After reading the YouTube comments – I don’t suggest this tactic – many think Jamie Lee Curtis could be the mystery killer. Leave a comment below and tell us who you think the killer is.

Source: BreatheCast

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Voodoo 2015 Lineup Swings For the Fences

In a city filled with festivals, Voodoo is consistently the best. And this year, the fest kicks off on Friday, October 30, which means Halloween will actually land on Saturday. And after a day filled with music, food and art, Halloween night arrives on Frenchmen Street.

Here’s the lineup:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

 

Florence+The Machine
Jack U (Skrillex and Diplo’s side project)
Modest Mouse
Alesso
Jason Isbell
Gerard Way
Yelawolf
Destructo
Girl Talk
Ryan Bingham
Joey Badass and the Soul Rebels
The Joy Formidable
Jauz
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Salva
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
Wax Motif
Hundred Waters
Grizfolk
Flowtribe
Dan Dyer
Hello Negro
St. Cecelia’s Asylum Chorus

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31

 

Ozzy Osbourne feat. Geezer Butler
Tom Morello and Slash
Jane’s Addiction
Santigold
Duke Dumont
Giorgio Moroder
Clutch + Zhu
Django Django
Lettuce & The Growlers
Babes in Toyland
Jacob Plant
Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective
Nina Las Vegas
Fantastic Negrito
Joywave
The Struts
The Suffers
The Wans
veridia
Mike Dillon’s Punk Rock Percussion Consortium
Mississippi Rail Company
Carmine P. Filthy and a Boy Named Ruth
Kompression with Unicorn Fukr & Herb Christopher

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1

 

Zac Brown Band
Deadmau5
Chance the Rapper
Eric Prydz
Slightly Stoopid
Third Eye Blind
the Cult
Tchami
Bro Safari
Fishbone
Title Fight
Dumpstaphunk
Elliphant
Mija
The Temperence Movement
Here Come The Mummies
July Talk
Rozzi Crane
Quickie Mart
Tysson
Baby Bee
The Ludlow Thieves
Babygirl

For tickets and up to the minute updates, visit the official site of Voodoo at worshipthemusic.com.

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REVIEW: Halt and Catch Fire – Season 1 | The SceneCast

Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe and Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan – Halt and Catch Fire _ Season 1, Gallery – Photo Credit: James Minchin III/AMC

In this preview of the new podcast Halt and Cast Fire, Micah, David and Tessa review Halt and Catch Fire Season 1, the AMC drama series that stars Scoot McNairy, Lee Pace, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé and Toby Huss.

The SceneCast and Halt and Cast Fire are podcasts from Scene Magazine, the entertainment magazine. Find out more at Sceneent.com and haltandcastfire.com. Email us at haltandcastfire@sceneent.com.

SHOW NOTES

0:52 – Intro
2:00 – Review of Halt and Catch Fire’s first season
16:49 – Spoilers for Halt and Catch Fire – Season 1

Music for this week’s show comes from the original soundtrack to Halt and Catch Fire, which you can find in iTunes.

SPONSOR:
This episode of the SceneCast is brought to you by Delaney and Robb, a premier New Orleans law firm focused on estate planning, family law and general practice. The only established firm in New Orleans dedicated to the LGBT community, Delaney and Robb greet each client with compassion and understanding, in addition to experienced legal expertise. Whether you are a member of the LGBT community or just need great legal representation, Delaney and Robb are there for you. Visit delaneyandrobb.com for more information.

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REVIEW: Halt and Catch Fire – Season 1 | Halt and Cast Fire | An Unofficial Halt and Catch Fire Podcast

Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe and Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan – Halt and Catch Fire _ Season 1, Gallery – Photo Credit: James Minchin III/AMC

Micah, David and Tessa review Halt and Catch Fire Season 1, the AMC drama series that stars Scoot McNairy, Lee Pace, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé and Toby Huss.

Halt and Cast Fire is a podcast from Scene Magazine, the entertainment magazine. Find out more at Sceneent.com and haltandcastfire.com. Email us at haltandcastfire@sceneent.com.

SHOW NOTES

0:40 – Intro
1:45 – Review of Halt and Catch Fire’s first season
16:30 – Spoilers for Halt and Catch Fire – Season 1

Music for this week’s show comes from the original soundtrack to Halt and Catch Fire, which you can find in iTunes.

SPONSOR:
NX. What’s NX? Go to whatsnx.com to find out.

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BREAKING: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Signs Film Bill HB829 Into Law

After a strange, whirlwind legislative session that concluded with lawmakers passing new legislation with only two minutes left in session, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed that legislation (HB829) into law.

The new law will, for the first time, place a type of cap on the film incentives that have allowed Louisiana to become the worldwide leader in physical production. That reign has included hosting Jurassic World, which just had the most successful weekend in the history of the box office.

While merely the word “cap” strikes fear into the hearts of some, there are many in the Louisiana film industry and abroad that are excited about new positive provisions in the law.

The Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association, which is comprised of film industry businesses, employees and other stakeholders, has promised to challenge parts of the law in court that are thought to be unconstitutional.

As I understand it, the law will not cap the amount of tax credits issued to filmmakers, but will affect how many tax credits can be redeemed in a given year, capping that amount at $180 million. That cap on credit redemptions will exist for three years, at which point it will sunset.

There is also a $30 million dollar cap per project, which will only impact the very largest studio projects in Louisiana, and a slew of other provisions, many of which are seen as enormous coups for the entertainment industry, including up to a 55% tax credit on indigenous productions and up to a 60% tax credit on music.

Developing…

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IN THEATERS: ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Dope’

Inside Out

This Pixar film has an amazing cast consisting of Diane Lane, Mindy Kailing, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black. The little voices in Riley’s head are her emotions that begin to take control of her life. 102 min. Rated PG.

Dope

Written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, the film Dope follows a nerdy African American high schooler named Malcolm. Malcolm and his friends are invited to an underground party and are led on a Los Angeles adventure. 115 min. Rated R. 

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Baton Rouge-Produced ‘Free Booze Friday’ Picked Up by GeekNation as Web Series

Free Booze Friday Season One premieres this summer on GeekNation.com. Below is the press release:

Local video production company tommysTV and culinary media personality Jay Ducote of BiteandBooze.com recently signed a deal with GeekNation.com to bring their series Free Booze Friday to the masses this summer.

Free Booze Friday features Ducote, a well-known blogger who has been on several national cooking shows, as a bartender who is serving drinks and educating patrons about a specific kind of alcohol. But there’s a twist – Ducote’s customers are puppets, and they’re not always excited to sample the craft beer or a small batch liquor he’s selling.

Click here to watch the trailer.

Talley and Ducote developed the concept several years ago as a way to use the free alcohol sent to Ducote by companies wishing to be featured on BiteandBooze.com. The resulting 12-episode series is a hilarious snippet of barroom life, with the tipsy puppets offering a teasing look at the culture surrounding beer and spirits.

Shot locally in Baton Rouge at Lock & Key Whiskey Bar and Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar using puppets crafted by tommysTV assistant director Clay Achee, the series of digital episodes is GeekNation’s first deal with tommysTV and one of the company’s first forays into a puppet-based show.

tommysTV founder Tommy Talley said, “By partnering with GeekNation, we are instantly able to reach millions of viewers with our digital shorts that creatively blend our approach to production and storytelling with a traditional food or beverage review. It doesn’t hurt that the series is offbeat and fun to produce.”

Ducote said, “I’m excited for people to see the Free Booze Friday series when it launches on GeekNation because it is a hilarious way to inform viewers about different kinds of alcohol. These puppets aren’t afraid to tell it like it is – those felt palates are more discerning than you might think.”

GeekNation is a Los Angeles-based entertainment website that features videos, podcasts, blogs and other media founded in 2012 by actress Clare Kramer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

GeekNation’s Senior VP, Oren Kamara said, “We are thrilled to partner with tommysTV and Ducote to bring this uniquely original and humorous series to our audience. We’ve been looking for a proper alcohol review type show and with Free Booze Friday we found that, plus we get the benefit of some very funny and crude talent on the show in the form of puppets. The guys have created a high quality production with informative alcohol tidbits and very funny writing. I can’t wait to premiere the show.”

Follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT TOMMYSTV

tommysTV is a full service video production company that works with businesses, ad agencies, nonprofits and other organizations to produce creative content that informs and tells brand stories. For more information, visit www.tommys.tv.

ABOUT BITE AND BOOZE

As a culinary media company, Bite and Booze, LLC creates food and beverage content that chronicles the cultural indulgent experiences of Jay D. Ducote. The blog, http://www.biteandbooze.com, shares stories about everything that Jay eats and drinks throughout his life in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and his travels around the United States and the world.

ABOUT GEEKNATION

GeekNation is a Los Angeles-based company providing content creation, production & distribution – The GeekNation site provides news & articles from top writers around the country, audio podcasts (including Movie Crypt & Far Far Away, both ranking top 10 in the nation on iTunes), videos, television shows and motion movie posters, or “Mosters.” GeekNation operates out of a 5,500 square-foot sound stage in Van Nuys, where it films all its original content for the site that broadcasts out to its tens of millions of listeners and viewers, lovingly referred to as “the nation”. GeekNation is a highly recognized and impacting social media platform known for its respectable reputation in the entertainment industry. The company works with celebrities and studios alike, forging unique partnerships while positioning itself to become one of the biggest “geek & pop culture” platforms in the galaxy. Founded by actress & CEO Clare Kramer and former film producer & COO Brian R. Keathley, GeekNation recently named film producer, Oren Kamara, as Senior Vice President.

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LSU Beats CS Fullerton 5-3 in Elimination Game

Thankfully baseball isn’t played for only one inning. LSU freshman Alex Lange was roughed up in the first inning of play allowing three early runs to the Titans from Cal State Fullerton. After the first inning, Lange settled in and dominated in a complete game that favored the Tigers 5-3.

Lange (12-0) remained perfect on the year as he struck out ten and allowed six hits. Of the Titans’ six hits, four were accomplished in the first inning. Alex Lange showed his true colors and deemed himself worthy of collegiate baseball’s National Freshman of the Year as he allowed no runs in the remaining eight innings.

The Bayou Bengals were held scoreless until the top of the third inning where they strung together six hits (all singles) and scored four runs. The Tigers forced Fullerton to pull their starter and then fired off three consecutive singles to push the lead to 4-3. That score would remain until the seventh where LSU would tack on another run and would ultimately win 5-3.

Second overall pick and All-American shortstop Alex Bregman had four hits to lead the Tigers, Mark Laird had three and Kade Scivicque had two. The Tigers put an end to the perennial powerhouse Cal State Fullerton’s season. LSU will have their rubber match against TCU on Thursday.

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The Legal Team at Delaney and Robb Have Pride in Their Community

After attending Loyola Law School together, Brandon Robb and Ryan Delaney pursued different legal paths subsequent to their graduation in 2008. Delaney focused his legal career on insurance defense with a smattering of personal injury cases. Robb joined a large firm in New Orleans, primarily practicing in the areas of successions and succession-related litigation.

Several years later, Delaney struck upon the notion of creating their own law firm, one that would not only serve their fellow New Orleanians but would also specialize in serving the LGBT community. Established in 2013, the legal duo hung their shingle to serve New Orleans with pride.

“The greatest reward we get is by providing good service to our clients while simultaneously advocating for changes to the law which will be beneficial to many people and couples we represent,” says Delaney. “Knowing that we have established relationships of trust with so many in our community is humbling and rewarding.”

Delaney and Robb’s focus on the rights of the LBGT community brought them into the spotlight recently when a transgender man was fired from his corporate job, allegedly for refusing to dress and identify as female. The duo is serving as co-counsel in this case.

“We are happy to have been the first resource to whom our client turned. Knowing that our presence in Louisiana helped him decide to stand up and speak out about his situation is very gratifying” says Robb.

We will definitely be seeing more of the legal team this summer as the Supreme Court levies its decision on marriage equality. “Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on that subject,” Robb says, “There is still much work to be done to address inequality in the law in such areas as employment discrimination, housing and other public accommodations, health care and a host of others.”

Along with the firm’s newest member Andrea Rubin, the team at Delaney and Robb works to educate the community by offering free legal seminars. Simply Like Delaney and Robb on Facebook to learn more about these presentations. Or better yet, connect with them in person at their family-friendly Pride event at Washington Square Park on Saturday, June 20th from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Whether you are a part of the LGBT community, care about someone who is, or just need great legal advice, Delaney and Robb are proud to welcome all individuals and families and look forward to continue in their tradition as an inclusive law firm.

Find out more at delaneyandrobb.com or by calling 504.267.9700.

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