NYWIFT Blog

Below the Line: A Cut Above – Production Designer Hannah Beachler

Production Designer Hannah Beachler created the iconic looks of "Creed," "Moonlight," and Beyonce's "Lemonade" before taking on the fictional world of Wakanda in "Black Panther," which won her a 2019 Academy Award. She is the first-ever African American - male or female - to take home that honor.

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Terry’s Picks: Hannah Beachler, Sarah Barnett, New Space

Hannah Beachler: Congratulations to Hannah Beachler, who was awarded “Excellence in Production Design for Awards or Event Special” during the Art Directors Guild Awards last week. The recognition was for her production design for Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Beachler was also the production designer on Moonlight, Creed and Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead and her work will next...

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Making of a PSA: Interviews with Production & Costume Designer Deborah Zawol Smyth and Makeup Artist Jennifer Snowdon

Taliyah Whitaker as the 1980s talk show host getting last-minute touchups from Makeup Artist Jennifer Snowdon on the set of Little Leading Ladies. Photo courtesy of Amanda Lin Costa/Instagram. This is the fourth installment of a five-part series co-presented by New York Women in Film & Television and Adorama Rentals. NYWIFT member Susan Modaress interviews...

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Advice from an Indie Producer: Production Design & Wardrobe

The Art and Wardrobe departments help build the characters through decoration and dress. What people wear and where they live and work can give you insight into the characters and their motivations. That’s why it’s important to hire crewmembers that are clear about your vision and have the ability to execute it for the budget...

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