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Emmy Predictions 2016: Makeup and Hair Standouts Are Glam Attention Grabbers

29 August 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The two standouts in the makeup and hair races for imagination and glam are definitely “American Horror Story: Hotel” (limited series) and “The Wiz Live!” (special).

“Ahsh” was like Halloween every day with a gallery of ghouls ranging from Lady Gaga’s fashionista vampire, the Countess, to Alex Ward’s creepy Addiction Demon with his drill bit dildo, to Denis O’Hare’s scene-stealing transgender bartender, Liz Taylor.

Meanwhile, “The Wiz” upped the live musical for TV by blending the Broadway show and movie into a new urban experience.

Lady Gaga’s 111-year-old Countess was the centerpiece for both makeup designer Eryn Kruger Mekash and hairstylist Monte Haught. Gaga had the opportunity to show off 65 glam looks throughout the 20th century. The actress’ personal makeup artist, Sarah Tanno, collaborated with Mekash on the designs, and Mekash’s husband, Mike, did all of the blood-related prosthetics.

The late ’20s vampire look »

- Bill Desowitz

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How ‘The Wiz Live!’ and ‘Grease Live!’ Revitalized the TV Musical (Emmy Watch)

24 June 2016 7:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“The Wiz Live!” and “Grease Live!” both continued the live musical revival that began with NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!” in 2013, which drew a remarkable 18.4 million viewers.

NBC’s “The Wiz,” though, was designed more like a Broadway show with an eye on Broadway sometime in the future. “The Wiz” “lent itself more to theatrical environments because of its familiarity, because it’s fantasy, and because of its musical performances,” said production designer Derek McLane (“The Sound of Music Live!” and NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!”).

McLane collaborated with”Hamilton” Tony-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell on an organic world with different looks made for the culture of today.

“Kansas is not a happy place for Dorothy and that’s reflected in its neutral palette,” McLane continued. “Munchkinland is predominantly orange with cylindrical buildings that evoke the Munchkins. Emerald City is like a modern club with different shades of green and electrified. »

- Bill Desowitz

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Simon West to Direct Fantasy-Action Movie ‘War Wolf’ (Exclusive)

4 May 2016 11:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran action director Simon West has been set to helm “War Wolf,” with shooting set for Italy in November, Variety has learned.

Producers are Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman and Jib Polhemus. West will direct from a script by Andy Briggs and Paul Finch.

Fortitude International will launch international sales in Cannes. “War Wolf” is the first in a planned franchise of films under a partnership between West, Fortitude International and Amber Entertainment centered around the magical world of the Loup de Guerre.

Finch, author of the “Heck” crime novels, is currently working on a novelization of the project.

War Wolf” is set in 1356, after decades of relentless war between the French and English armies, with English solider Earl Hugo awarded the castle of his enemy, the French assassin Mauchet. But in the walls of the castle and the lands that surround it, someone has reawakened the Loup de Guerre, the »

- Dave McNary

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Simon West to tackle 'War Wolf'

4 May 2016 6:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fortitude International has added the action title to its Cannes slate and the producers have earmarked a November shoot in Italy.

Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman and Jib Polhemus are producing War Wolf. West, Fortitude International and Amber Entertainment hope to build a franchise around the property and Paul Finch, author of the Heck crime novels, is working on a novel of the project.

Andy Briggs and Finch wrote the screenplay to War Wolf, which takes place in 1356 during the Hundred Years War between England and France.

After the Englishman Earl Hugo wins the castle of his enemy, French assassin Mauchet, someone has reawakened a ferocious fabled wolf known as the Loup de Guerre that threatens to go on a killing spree.

Mission: Impossible effects, make-up and costume specialist Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey are on board

West’s (pictured) credits include The Expendables 2, Con Air, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Fortitude International »

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How They Transformed Ian McKellen into the Elderly 'Mr. Holmes,' Oscar-Shortlisted for Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Video)

6 January 2016 11:45 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Makeup artist and Sherlock Holmes nerd David Elsey finally got his chance to transform the famous Baker Street sleuth in an entirely new way—as a 93-year-old struggling to solve the case that led to his retirement. (Watch a featurette on the film's makeup above.)  "It was a great opportunity to do something fresh with the character and wasn't just a disguise, and really help Bill Condon and Ian McKellen tell their story," recalled Elsey, who shared an Oscar with Rick Baker for "The Wolfman."  "No matter how old he got, we didn't want to lose that Sherlock Holmes silhouette," added Elsey, who with the aid of his wife and partner, Lou Elsey, alternated between the 93-year-old and 62-year-old Holmes for flashbacks.  Read More: "Ian McKellen's Performance as 'Mr. Holmes' Delivers Sleeper Indie Hit"  However, even though Elsey had been on the project for a year, there was only »

- Bill Desowitz

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