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"Empire" True Love Never (TV Episode 2015) Poster

(TV Series)

(2015)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Sylvain White

Writing Credits  

Lee Daniels ... (created by) &
Danny Strong ... (created by)
 
Ingrid Escajeda ... (written by)
 
Joshua Allen ... (story editor)

Cast (in credits order)  

Terrence Howard ... Lucious Lyon
Bryshere Y. Gray ... Hakeem Lyon
Jussie Smollett ... Jamal Lyon
Trai Byers ... Andre Lyon
Grace Byers ... Anika Calhoun (as Grace Gealey) (credit only)
Kaitlin Doubleday ... Rhonda Lyon
Gabourey Sidibe ... Becky (credit only)
Ta'Rhonda Jones ... Porsha
Serayah ... Tiana Brown
Taraji P. Henson ... Cookie Lyon
Marisa Tomei ... Mimi Whiteman
Adam Rodriguez ... Laz Delgado
Clarence Williams III ... Huey Jarvis
Kelly Rowland ... Leah Walker
Bre-Z ... Freda Gatz
Jamila Velazquez ... Laura Calleros
Yani Marin ... Carmen
Raquel Castro ... Marisol
Charles Malik Whitfield ... Reverend L.C. Pryce
AzMarie Livingston ... Chicken
Tyler Ravelson Tyler Ravelson ... Tay-O
Victor Almanzar ... Big Heavy
Shannon Brown ... Little Dwight Walker
Patrick Mulvey ... Jago Locke
Sari Sanchez ... Deputy Mayor Raquel Alvarez
Tiesheko Houston ... April (as Tiesheko)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Meredith Kochan Meredith Kochan ... Upscale Party Guest (uncredited)
Hans Dieter Wolff ... Homeless Man (uncredited)
Justin Wright Justin Wright ... Cameraman (uncredited)

Produced by 

Jessica Badenoch ... associate producer
Ilene Chaiken ... executive producer
Lee Daniels ... executive producer
Ingrid Escajeda ... co-executive producer
Ayanna Floyd ... co-executive producer
Loucas George ... co-executive producer
Sanaa Hamri ... executive producer
Eric Haywood ... co-producer
Richard S. Lederer ... co-producer
Attica Locke ... producer
Robert Munic ... co-executive producer
Michelle Rubinstein ... transmedia producer
Malcolm Spellman ... producer
Danny Strong ... executive producer

Music by 

Fil Eisler

Cinematography by 

Paul M. Sommers

Film Editing by 

Joe Leonard

Casting By 

Genona Blue
Claire Simon ... (location casting)

Production Design by 

Chase Harlan

Art Direction by 

Chris Cleek
Chase Harlan

Set Decoration by 

Caroline Perzan

Costume Design by 

Paolo Nieddu

Makeup Department 

Melissa Forney ... department head hair
Beverly Jo Pryor ... makeup department head

Production Management 

Richard S. Lederer ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Jason Dusenske ... second second assistant director
Michael T. McNerney ... second assistant director
John Nelson ... first assistant director

Art Department 

Paul Allen Jr. ... set dresser
Joseph H. Bryant ... Lead set designer
Daniel Columbie ... prop designer
Vanessa Conway ... assistant property master
Zach Doherty ... set dresser
Erin Drum ... construction estimator
David Gianneschi Sr. ... property assistant
Michael D. Gianneschi ... property master
Jereme M. Green ... property assistant
Joanna Iwanicka ... painter
Katy Jensen ... props buyer
La Mara Johnson ... property production assistant
Jason Negron ... set dresser
Michael V. Nichols ... lead man: set decoration
Blake Paine ... assistant property master
Henry Saine ... graphic designer
Stewart Sogge ... on set dresser
David Soukup ... graphic designer
Clark Stanton ... playback graphics
Trent Weaver ... art department coordinator
Jackie Woodward ... art deptartment pa

Sound Department 

Pembrooke Andrews ... supervising sound editor
Eric Anthony ... boom operator
Jeff Gross ... foley mixer / foley
Robert Guastini ... dialogue editor
Kaitlyn Heffron ... assistant adr recordist - chicago
Takako Ishikawa ... sound effects editor
Sean Kirkpatrick ... additional boom operator
Matt Klimek ... foley editor
Mike McGrath ... 2nd boom op/sound utility
Kevin Nanaumi ... first assistant sound editor
Jason Neumann ... adr mixer
Nick Offord ... re-recording mixer
Chris M. Parker ... sound: playback
Mike Pipgras ... sound effects editor
Alex Riordan ... production sound mixer
Daniel Rodriguez ... sound utility
Carlos Villalobos ... adr supervisor: Chicago
Jeremy Zussman ... assistant adr engineer

Visual Effects by 

Brigitte Bourque ... composite supervisor: Fuse FX
Christopher Currall ... flame artist
Shawn Ewashko ... digital compositor
Carolyn Martin ... visual effects producer
Joseph Vincent Pike ... senior digital compositor
Chris Ryan ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts 

Brian Christensen ... stunts
Manny Perry ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Kelly R. Borisy ... "a" camera dolly grip
Kevin Boyd ... computer video playback supervisor
Tom Burnett ... lighting technician
Chris Dame ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Terry Dee ... best boy electric
Shannon DeWolfe ... A camera 2nd assistant camera
Ekaterina Doldjeva ... lighting technician
Hilton Goring ... b cam / steadicam op
Charles S. Hodes ... still photographer
Regan Hudecek ... rigging electric best boy
Matthew Hughes ... lighting technician
Torey Lenart ... digital utility
Chris Lostumo ... best boy grip
Jared Moore ... lighting console programmer
Michael Penick ... grip
Betsy Peoples ... B Camera 2nd AC / additional 1st AC
Jorge Reyes-Ortiz ... rigging electric
Michael Shimon ... rigging grip
Dave Wightman ... first assistant camera
David F. Wolff ... electrician

Casting Department 

Mary Aldousary ... extras casting assistant
Amanda Bolger ... extras casting associate
Leah Bostic ... casting assistant
Pamela A. Cain ... extras casting assistant
Jackie Dimitrief ... casting assistant
Jessica Gisin ... extras casting director
Ashley Ingram ... casting associate: new york
Catlyne Lasser ... casting associate
Sarai Smith ... extras casting coordinator
Erin Stewart Tiedje ... extras casting director (as Erin Stewart)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Edward Dwayne Garrett ... stylist
Brenda Maben ... costume supervisor
Sukari McGill ... costume supervisor
Jennifer Salim ... assistant costume designer

Editorial Department 

Jesús Borrego ... colorist assistant
Craig Erpelding ... dailies operator
Rashandra Jones ... post-production assistant
Scott Klein ... colorist
Gwenn Smith-Robson ... post production supervisor (as Gwenn K. Smith)
C. Ryan Stemple ... colorist: dailies
Alexander Stout ... post-production coordinator
Ara Thomassian ... color assist
Daniel Yang ... pre-colorist

Location Management 

Taylor Estell ... assistant location manager
Megan Grogan ... location coordinator
Jonathan Klemke ... location scout
David Leonard ... assistant location manager

Music Department 

Tim Davies ... lead orchestrator
Christine Day ... music contractor
Candy Emberley ... music preparation
Luke Flynn ... music preparation
Mark Graham ... head of music preparation
Alexis Grapsas ... composer: additional music
James T. Hill ... music scoring mixer (episode)
Jeremy Levy ... orchestrator
Katy McIlvaine ... assistant to music supervisor
Michael Nehs ... studio manager
Jason Neumann ... recording engineer
Jennifer Ross ... music supervisor
J.R. Rotem ... composer: theme music
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor
Simone Sheffield ... music coordinator
Elgin Thrower Jr. ... composer: additional music
Andrew Twiss ... recording & mixing engineer: music recording
Jake Valentine ... assistant music engineer
Carlos Villalobos ... music producer / musician
Jesse Corparal Wilson ... music producer
Joshua Winget ... music editor
Joe Zimmerman ... music librarian

Transportation Department 

Scott Gaughan ... production driver
Jon Gustafsson ... transportation captain

Other crew 

Erica Batty ... Assistant to Executive Producer
Brittany McCoy Boardman ... script supervisor
Natalie Bounassar ... assistant to producer
Will Clark ... set production assistant
Lauren Corry ... production assistant
Jamaica Craft ... choreographer
Andrea Crandall ... production assistant
Kyle Dunleavy ... additional set production assistant / production assistant
Sara Ellingen ... assistant accountant
John Folino ... police & security technical advisor
Joy Johaana Hamilton ... production assistant
Valerie Morasso ... assistant production office coordinator (as Valerie I. Morasso)
Olivia Newcomb ... production assistant
Evan Price ... script coordinator
RoseMary Prodonovich ... production coordinator
April Qualls ... writer's production assistant
Moheen Ramsey ... travel coordinator
Benjamin Rubin ... assistant to danny strong & researcher
Thomas Schultz ... production secretary
Virat Sharma ... office production assistant
Ryan Steinhouse ... craft service foreman
Jessica Watson ... assistant: llene Chaiken

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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