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‘The Creator’ Filmmaker Gareth Edwards: “I Don’t Think AI Wants Our Jobs”

There’s a scene in 20th Century Studios’ The Creator during which AIs wreak havoc on Los Angeles as a TV journalist warns that they are after jobs. But that’s not what director Gareth Edwards, who co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Weitz, actually believes. “I don’t think AI wants our jobs at all,” Edwards says in […]

‘The Little Mermaid’ VFX Supervisor Details How “Truly Amazing” Halle Bailey Became a Mermaid

Visual effects supervisor Tim Burke describes the complex digital effects used to put “truly amazing” Halle Bailey as Ariel and the rest of the castmembers under the sea in Rob Marshall’s new musical adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which is projected to earn as much as $120 million over the four-day holiday. In a […]

Revealing the Nearly Hidden VFX in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Director Joseph Kosinski and DP Claudio Miranda employed high-flying live-action cinematography to create the sense of realism in Top Gun: Maverick, but extensive visual effects work was still required to bring the acrobatic stunts to the screen — everything from adding digitally augmented environments and backgrounds to fully CG aircrafts — reveals production VFX supervisor […]

How ‘Black Adam’ Filmed That Cameo in Secret

[This story contains spoilers for Black Adam.] Black Adam received a last-minute jolt thanks to a post-credits scene restoring Henry Cavill to the role of Superman. Negotiating Cavill’s return for the first time since 2017’s Justice League was hard-fought and came down to the wire, with the Black Adam team filming Dwayne Johnson’s half of […]

How ‘Bridgerton’ Composer Kris Bowers Set Up a “Dangerous Connection” in Season 2

Bridgerton composer Kris Bowers made sure Anthony Bridgerton and Edwina Sharma’s first dance had an “alluring, almost darkness to it,” through his score. Most readers now know this is a doomed relationship, as Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Edwina’s sister, Kate (Simone Ashley), fall in love. “The music has a darker element to it, and it […]

Dreamworks Animation’s ‘The Bad Guys’ Filmmakers Featured in THR’s ‘Behind the Screen’ Episode

A team from Dreamworks Animation’s The Bad Guys, which Universal will release April 23 in theaters, are the guests in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Behind the Screen. Director Pierre Perifel, editor John Venzon and head of character animation JP Sans join THR tech editor Carolyn Giardina to talk about the new animated […]

'Dune' Sound Team Featured in THR's 'Behind The Screen'

To talk about the way in which sound was used to place viewers on Arrakis and in the world of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, the Warner Bros. film’s veteran sound team is featured in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen. The guests are supervising sound editors/designers Mark Mangini and Theo Green and […]

‘The Many Saints of Newark’ DP, Production Designer on Filming ‘Sopranos’ Prequel and the Return to Holsten’s

Director of photography Kramer Morgenthau and production designer Bob Shaw discuss their work on New Line Cinema’s The Many Saints of Newark — the prequel film to David Chase’s influential HBO crime drama The Sopranos — in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Behind the Screen podcast. Morganthau says the filmmakers aimed to give the […]

Behind the On-Set Recording of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’s Musical Numbers

Michael Koff, production sound mixer on the motion picture adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, is the guest in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen. Featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the film starring Ben Platt, who reprises his Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning performance as teenager […]

‘Behind The Screen’: ‘The Social Dilemma’ Director on Why Tech Regulation Is “Absolutely Needed”

A new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen podcast features the filmmakers behind The Social Dilemma, a seven-time Emmy-nominated documentary that examines the dark side of social media. Released on Netflix, The Social Dilemma received Emmy nominations for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special, as well as in the categories for writing, directing, editing, cinematography, […]

‘The Underground Railroad’ Composer Nicholas Britell Featured in THR’s ‘Behind the Screen’ Episode

Composer Nicholas Britell discusses his sweeping orchestral score for Amazon limited series The Underground Railroad in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen. The Underground Railroad, Barry Jenkins’ epic adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, novel follows Cora Randall, played by Thuso Mbedu, as a slave who flees her Georgia plantation. The […]

‘Spirit Untamed’ Filmmakers, Joined by Dreamworks Animation Head Margie Cohn, Featured in THR’s ‘Behind the Screen’ Podcast

Spirit Untamed director Elaine Bogan and composer Amie Doherty, joined by Dreamworks Animation president Margie Cohn, are featured in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind The Screen. The latest feature from DWA, Spirit Untamed is set in a frontier town and follows a feisty young girl named Lucky, voiced by Isabela Merced, who […]