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Page 3 of 51 2 POST SEPTEMBER 2015 SEE US ON EDITORIAL MARC LOFTUS Senior Editor/Director of Web Content 516.376.1087 LINDA ROMANELLO Managing Editor 516.931.0730 CHRISTINE BUNISH Film & Video IAIN BLAIR Film JENNIFER WALDEN Audio MICHELLE VILLAS Art Director ADVERTISING MARI KOHN Director of Sales 818.291.1153 cell 818.472.1491 GARY RHODES Eastern & Intl Sales Manager 631.274-9530 cell 516.410.8638 LISA NEELY Corporate Sales Executive, Events, Custom and Integrated Print/Publishing Services 818.660.5828 SUBSCRIPTIONS 818.291.1158 CUSTOMER SERVICE 620 West Elk Ave, Glendale, CA 91204 800.280.6446 DALE ESCEN Account Manager 818.291.1122 REPRINTS 781.255.0625 • 818.291.1153 LA SALES OFFICE: 620 West Elk Avenue, Glendale, California 91204 800.280.6446 WILLIAM R. RITTWAGE President / CEO INDUSTRY INSIGHT WOMEN OF HOLLYWOOD ust as we wrapped up this issue, the IBC show was about to take place in Amsterdam, giving the European market a chance to see many new products, as well as further-developed solutions that debuted at April's NAB show in Las Vegas. We have lots of news on our Website, so visit to learn all about the announcements made at this year's IBC. Also featured on our Website is my inter- view with Eddie Hamilton, the editor of the hugely successful Paramount film, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation. At press time, Rogue Nation had brought in more than $170M, and was still going strong. Hamil- ton details his Avid workflow and provides insight into cutting the film's key scenes, including the assassination attempt inside the Vienna Opera House, and the motorcy- cle chase in Morocco. Interestingly, one of the most important scenes — according to Hamilton — might not be one that audienc- es picked up on. You'll have to check out the interview to find out why he chose this scene as "his favorite." Inside the issue, Christine Bunish looks at a number of "Web Series" (page 28) and the gear and workflows put in place to deliver the level of quality audiences expect from television shows and even feature films. Iain Blair sits down with director Baltasar Kormakur, who went to incredible heights in the production of the feature Everest, including shooting on the actual mountain ("Director's Chair," page 14). And Linda Romanello and I teamed up to bring attention to two women directors — veter- an Lesli Linka Glatter and newcomer Rose McGowan. It's a subject we look forward to covering more frequently in our new "Women Behind the Lens" effort (page 16). Finally, there's our cover story, where we look at the design of the new CG feature, Hotel Transylvania 2. Production designer Mike Kurinsky reveals how color, lighting and style are used to create the contrasting worlds inhabited by monsters and humans ("Mash Up," page 20). There's definitely a lot to take in, so enjoy the issue! had an opportunity to speak with Marvel VFX supervisor Sheena Duggal earlier this year about her work on ABC's Agent Carter TV series. Towards the end of our conversation, Duggal paused af- ter sharing her final thoughts on producing the high-end VFX for the show, and threw out, "Aren't you going to ask me about being a woman in Hollywood?" Honestly, it hadn't occurred to me. And I told her as much, but apparently she had strong thoughts on the matter, as she should, since the subject was greater than I had even realized. "One of the things that was great was that the showrunners — Tara [Butters] and Michele [Fazekas] — were women," she says. "We were all in this idea of creating a female character that we felt passionate about because we feel the younger gen- eration of women needs a strong female role model in the mass media to teach women that they have their own power. I'm a female visual effects supervisor and how many of us are there? Every time I do an interview, it's always pretty much one of the questions I get asked." Pointing to one of the closing lines in the show's season finale, after a male character takes credit for Agent Carter's work and a co-worker asks why she isn't angry, Carter responds with, 'I know my value; anyone else's opinion doesn't matter.' Duggal says, "I just thought, 'Brilliant!'" Coincidentally, right around this same time, Post noticed a number of projects headed up by women directors. Adding up to what was, for us, an obvious conclusion, Post editors recognized that we needed to highlight some of the wonderful contributions being made by women in Hollywood. Duggal and other wom- en creating interesting and thought-provoking projects have all helped inspire this month's feature, "Women Behind the Lens," and two new columns, "Women Behind the Lens" and "Women in Post" that will look at the fabulous contributions women are making as directors, DPs, editors, VFX supervisors, colorists, etc. So, please check out our story on page 16 to read about actress-turned-director Rose McGowan (Charmed) on her short Dawn, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, and Lesli Linka Glatter, executive producer/director of Showtime's Homeland, who talks about her Emmy-nominated episode, "From A to B and Back Again." Post Magazine is published by Post, LLC, a COP communications company. Post does not verify any claims or other information appearing in any of the advertisements contained in the publication, and cannot take any responsi- bility for any losses or other damages incurred by readers in reliance on such content. 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