With Mark Mann and AwardsLine editor Anna Lisa Raya at the Templar hotel in Toronto shooting 79 Oscar-season contenders in 4 days.
Closing out Emmy season on a high note with a strong issue featuring William H. Macy photographed by Michael Lewis. Looking forward to kicking off Oscar season in Toronto next month, and the launch of AwardsLine.com in November . . .
Shooting five nominees today with Mark Mann, including Anthony Bourdain, Heidi Klum, Matt Bomer and Uzo Aduba
Another photo-shoot marathon today with J.R. Mankoff, featuring Emmy nominees Billy Bob Thornton, Jodie Foster, Mike Judge, Fred Armisen, Kerry Washington, Andre Braugher, Minnie Driver, Natasha Lyonne, Cat Deeley and Colin Hanks. Next up: New York
In addition to the weekly magazine, Variety publishes daily editions during Emmy and Oscar season — a potentially confusing array of products for readers given the trade's recent history as a daily and the pervasiveness of false ad covers that obscure both graphic and editorial cues to each new issue.
My solution was to create a design and editorial structure that was unique enough to avoid confusion with the weekly, yet familiar enough that readers would immediately be comfortable navigating its pages.
Bay-area photographer Thomas Sanders was commissioned to capture convincing viewer reactions to television gore for this week's cover story. Casting was done on Craigslist!
The Comedy Issue