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  • From Film To Television: Diverse Projects Fuel Composer Fil Eisler

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    By: Marjorie Galas What do a comedic film about four young single women, a documentary exploring a tragic elementary school shooting, a TV show following the murky life of an urban music industry mogul and a dark cable comedy about overly ambitious reality television producers?  They’re all recent projects boasting scores written by composer Fil Eisler….

     

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  • Music Hits Emotional Beats: An Interview With Editor Joe Leonard

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    By: Marjorie Galas “Empire” was the first job editor Joe Leonard took after his daughter’s birth. His new family experience fueled his power to fully tap into the intense emotional beats and complex dynamics between members of the Lyon family, from the tenderness between Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Jamal (Jussie Smollett), to the powerful…

     

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  • The Makeup And Hair Of “Empire” : Beverly Jo Pryor And Melissa Forney

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    By: Marjorie Galas In front of the camera, “Empire” stars Terrance Howard (Lucious Lyon) and Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lyon) lead a team of actors and musicians through emotional turmoil and the wrath that a family business built upon deceit and intolerance has wrought. Behind the camera, a team of artisans including makeup department head…

     

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  • From “Empire” To “Kitchen Sink”: Composer Fil Eisler

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    By: Marjorie Galas Fil Eisler didn’t understand why an “Empire” music supervisor was reaching out to him. The award winning composer known for his rich, moody forties-centric orchestral scores enhancing ABC hit “Revenge” felt his style was quite outside the hip-hop industry based storyline. “’Trust us, this is right up your alley’ they told me,”…

     

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  • Hairstylist Melissa Forney From “Selma” To “Empire”

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    Melissa Forney is still accepting reality. The hair department head recently received her first MakeUp Artists and Hair Stylist Guild Award nomination for her work on best picture Oscar nominee “Selma.” She hadn’t been following the nominations, and the modest artesian is still warming up to the accolades the nom has presented her with. “People…

     

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