Governors Awards: Cicely Tyson Looks Back on a Groundbreaking Career

About damn time. Congrats! Cicely Tyson called her friend Arthur Mitchell soon after learning she’d be honored with an Oscar to celebrate her legendary acting career. A trailblazer like her, the former ballet dancer accompanied her to the Oscars in 1973, when she was nominated for lead actress in “Sounder.” Tyson starred as the matriarch in a sharecropping family struggling to survive during the Great … Continue reading Governors Awards: Cicely Tyson Looks Back on a Groundbreaking Career

Outlander Set Design: Building River Run

Our biggest key set of the season, built both on location and on our A stage in the studio, where we build our biggest sets annually. For Season 1 this was Castle Leoch, the Paris apartment in Season 2, the Boston apartment in Season 3, and now, River Run. It was such a vivid description in the books, situated on the water so most visitor … Continue reading Outlander Set Design: Building River Run

Outlander Wardrobe: Phaedre’s Costume

I based the colors for Phaedre and all the slaves at River Run on the tobacco and indigo which the script mentions as being two of the commodities which Jocasta’s plantation grows. ~ Nina Ayers, Co-Costume Designer There are symbols embroidered into some of their clothing which create a link to the various African countries from whence they came. ~ Nina Ayers, Co-Costume Designer   … Continue reading Outlander Wardrobe: Phaedre’s Costume

Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S4 Epi2

Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S4 Epi2 – Do No Harm Written by Karen Campbell | Directed by Julian Holmes M: This title card . . . wait, they had to wind the clock like that every day? Wow I would never have been able to keep track of anything. E: There is no doubt of where we are in time. C: It carries so much symbolism about … Continue reading Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S4 Epi2

Outlander S4 | Costumes in America

These are fabulous! Co-Costume Designer Terry Dresbach on creating the new costumes for colonial life: It was very exciting to design American colonial life. I grew up with various versions and visuals of this time as an American child from my fourth-grade history books, but those versions were very pretty and sanitary. I wanted to design what it really would have looked like; the beginning … Continue reading Outlander S4 | Costumes in America

Niecy Nash, Courtney B. Vance to Star in ‘Uncorked’ for Netflix

Oh, this sounds like it might be a good one! The father-son story will be the feature directorial debut for ‘Insecure’ showrunner Prentice Penny. Niecy Nash and Courtney B. Vance will star in Netflix’s Uncorked, the feature directorial debut for Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny. Fueled by his love of wine, a young man, played by Mamoudou Athie, strives to become a master sommelier while dealing … Continue reading Niecy Nash, Courtney B. Vance to Star in ‘Uncorked’ for Netflix

Outlander Location – Building Wilmington

For the Art Department, creating a new world in Scotland was, logistically, one of the biggest challenges faced yet, since, in terms of architecture, nothing existed in Scotland as an appropriate match. The studio took on a huge backlot space where they’ve built a ‘clapper board’ colonial town. This season, it took the form of a two-street town which will made even bigger for Seasons … Continue reading Outlander Location – Building Wilmington

Outlander Claire’s Medical Box

The gift of the beautiful medical box is one of the most touching things Jamie has ever done for Claire. ~ Caitriona Balfe (Claire) The medical box is Jamie’s gift to Claire, which he purchases using one of the Frasers’ jewels. Ever thoughtful and considerate, it is Jamie’s way of recognizing one of his wife’s many talents—a gift that will truly keep on giving, allowing … Continue reading Outlander Claire’s Medical Box

I DO AT DUNDAS – Scottish castle now offering Outlander wedding package

Dundas Castle is marking the brand new series by inviting fans of the show to live like Laird and Lady by introducing Outlander touches to their nuptials. A SCOTTISH castle is now offering an authentic Outlander wedding package featuring a very iconic ring and slap up medieval banquet. Couples now have the chance to have their special day inspired by the best selling novels and … Continue reading I DO AT DUNDAS – Scottish castle now offering Outlander wedding package

Outlander CASTING: ROLLO

Rollo is Young Ian’s faithful companion in Season 4. During the very first episode, we are introduced to the ‘wolf dog’ of Diana Gabaldon’s books—the dog which Young Ian has won gambling at dice. A Northern Inuit breed, the dog chosen for the role is so gentle in terms of his temperament that producers had to amend some of the more ferocious qualities attributed to … Continue reading Outlander CASTING: ROLLO