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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Merrily We Roll Along, a Secret YouTube Clip, and More

This Week Merrily We Roll Along, a secret YouTube clip, a magazine from the past, celebrating the orchestrator, and there Will be trumpets Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.
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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats Doonesbury, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, and A Broadway Musical

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.This Week Rob amp Kevin discuss their summer plans, Kevin finds hisDOONESBURY,haggling with record stores,Hello Muddah, Hello Allan Sherman, and a forgotten musical makes a return after 40 years
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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses William Goldman's 'The Season' and Sctv

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week A spirited discussion about the Portland Who's Afraid Of Virginia WOOLFand the role of diversity in casting, the power of imagination, an exploration of William Goldman's great book, and a celebration of the brilliance of Canadian comedy
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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats about Woman Of The Year and Kean

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week The schizophrenia of the 1970s, Mrs. Garrett slays Kander amp Ebb, Bacall belts her face, why Lee Roy Reams is the best bartender, and Wright amp Forrest start anew.
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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Second Acting, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, and More

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week Rob and Kevin debate leaving shows at intermission and 'second act'-ing a show. Plus, Ann Miller's fourth wall, Bob Fosse's debut, Sammy Davis Jr comes to Broadway, and Freddie Martinez makes a come back.
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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates Four Legends No Longer with Us

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week Celebrating four legends who are no longer with us Plus, Rob and Kevin recount some of the most bizarre theatre they have ever seen.
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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Costume Designer Paloma Young

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week Rob amp Kevin were so fascinated by the costume designs of Tony Award winner Paloma Young Natasha, Pierre, amp The Great Comet Of 1812 and Bandstand they asked her in for a chat about her career and design choices
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Academy Sci-Tech Awards Go to 5 Innovative Digital Cameras

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Academy Sci-Tech Awards Go to 5 Innovative Digital Cameras
The highlight of the Academy’s 89th Sci-Tech Awards Saturday at the Beverly Wilshire was the pioneering efforts of five digital cinematography cameras that stood out among this year’s 18 recipients, acknowledging the dominance of the craft.

Receiving Academy plaques were Arri for the Super 35 Alexa, Red Digital Cinema for the Red Epic, Sony for the F65 CineAlta (with full 4K output), and Panavision and Sony for the groundbreaking Genesis.

Additionally, the formerly-named Thomson Grass Valley received a certificate for the Viper FilmStream system for importing into digital intermediate workflows.

Oscar-nominated “Arrival” (Bradford Young), “Moonlight” (James Laxton), and the Asc-winning “Lion” (Greig Fraser) were all shot on the Alexa.

In terms of animation and VFX, other areas of innovation emphasized rendering and facial performance capture, including Disney, Industrial Light & Magic, Weta Digital, Blue Sky, Sony Pictures Imageworks, among others.

Disney’s Brian Whited accepted a technical achievement certificate for
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Leslie Mann and John Cho Host The Academy's Sci-Tech Awards

Leslie Mann and John Cho Host The Academy's Sci-Tech Awards
Leslie Mann and John Cho make a stunning pair of hosts.

The actors brought their A-game as they prepared to host the Academy's Sci-Tech Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday.

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Before the ceremony started, the Academy shared an inside peek at the night on Twitter.

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The Academy announced last month that 18 scientific and technical achievements would be honored at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation. See the honorees below:

Technical Achievement Awards (Academy Certificates)

Thomson Grass Valley for the design and engineering of the pioneering Viper FilmStream digital camera system.

Larry Gritz for the design, implementation and dissemination of Open Shading Language (Osl).

Carl Ludwig, Eugene Troubetzkoy and Maurice van Swaaij for the pioneering development of the CGI Studio renderer at Blue Sky Studios.

Brian Whited for the design and development of the Meander drawing system
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Academy Honors 18 for Scientific, Technical Achievements

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected 18 scientific and technical achievements to be honored at its Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Feb. 11 at the Beverly Wilshire.

The awards will be presented to 34 individual recipients, as well as five organizations.

“This year we are particularly pleased to be able to honor not only a wide range of new technologies, but also the pioneering digital cinema cameras that helped facilitate the widespread conversion to electronic image capture for motion picture production,” said Ray Feeney, chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. “With their outstanding, innovative work, these technologists, engineers and inventors have significantly expanded filmmakers’ creative choices for moving image storytelling.”

Those achievements selected must demonstrate a “proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures.” The achievements are not required to have been developed in 2016.

The Technical Achievement Awards, which receive Academy certificates,
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