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Emmy Nominated Cinematography: The Cameras, Lenses, and Looks of the Year’s Best TV Shows

IndieWire reached out to this year’s nominees for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour), and Limited Series or Movie, and asked them which cameras and lenses they used — but even more important: Why were these these the right tools to create the look of their series?

Single Camera Series (One Hour)

The 2019 Emmy nominees for outstanding cinematography in this category are Jonathan Freeman (“Game of Thrones”), Zoë White (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Colin Watkinson (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Dana Gonzales (“Hanna”), Gonzalo Amat (“The Man In The High Castle”), M. David Mullen (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), and Robert McLachlan (“Ray Donovan”).

2018 Emmy Winner: Adriano Goldman for “The Crown

2017 Emmy Winner: Colin Watkinson for “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Game Of Thrones

Nominated Episode: “The Iron Throne”

Format: 3.2K Pro-Res and Arriraw 1:78

Camera: Alexa Sxt Plus, Mini; Red Epic-m Dragon (for some VFX work)

Lens: Cooke S-4, Angenieux Optimo Zooms,
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This Never-Before-Seen Clip of Robin Williams and the Aladdin Cast Will Make You Emotional

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Aladdin is the gift that keeps on giving. Following the Summer debut of the live-action film, Disney has released a new behind-the-scenes look of the 1992 cast in the recording booth. The clip - which is part of the movie's forthcoming Signature Collection home release - shows the late Robin Williams bringing Genie to life as he recites his lines in the booth. It also includes Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Linda Larkin as Jasmine, Douglas Seale as Sultan, and Brad Kane doing Aladdin's singing voice.

There's no denying that Aladdin wouldn't have been the same without Williams as Genie. The larger-than-life character granted wishes, cracked jokes, and gave us the song "Friend Like Me," which is one of the best Disney songs of all time. Watch the nostalgic video ahead of the Aug. 27 Signature Collection release of Aladdin.
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This Never-Before-Seen Clip of Robin Williams and the Aladdin Cast Will Make You Emotional

This Never-Before-Seen Clip of Robin Williams and the Aladdin Cast Will Make You Emotional
Aladdin is the gift that keeps on giving. Following the Summer debut of the live-action film, Disney has released a new behind-the-scenes look of the 1992 cast in the recording booth. The clip - which is part of the movie's forthcoming Signature Collection home release - shows the late Robin Williams bringing Genie to life as he recites his lines in the booth. It also includes Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Linda Larkin as Jasmine, Douglas Seale as Sultan, and Brad Kane doing Aladdin's singing voice.

There's no denying that Aladdin wouldn't have been the same without Williams as Genie. The larger-than-life character granted wishes, cracked jokes, and gave us the song "Friend Like Me," which is one of the best Disney songs of all time. Watch the nostalgic video ahead of the Aug. 27 Signature Collection release of Aladdin.
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Emmy nominations for Hannah Gadsby, Daina Reid, Zoe White and Deborah Riley

Hannah Gadsby.

Hannah Gadsby has scored two nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards while Daina Reid earned her first nomination for directing an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Australian cinematographer Zoe White also landed a nomination for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale, and production designer Deborah Riley for Game of Thrones episode The Bells.

Also, Dop Germain McMicking is up for an Emmy for his work on the HBO True Detective episode The Great War and Modern Memory.

Netflix’s Hannah Gadsby: Nanette is in contention for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) and writing for a variety special. Reid was nominated for the episode Holly, as was White, one of two episodes of the Hulu series which Reid directed; the other was Postpartum.

Riley had already won four Emmys for the HBO show, shared with art director Paul Ghirardani and set decorator Rob Cameron.

HBO’s Game of Thrones
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TV Lensers Are No Longer Afraid of the Dark

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TV Lensers Are No Longer Afraid of the Dark
For many years, true cinematic darkness — the indispensable bass note of any cinematographer’s melody — was a struggle to achieve on television screens. Limitations in capture, transmission and display have been overcome in no small part due to the stubborn vision of directors of photography including Roy Wagner, John Bartley and Bill Roe (“The X-Files”) and Jonathan Freeman (“Boardwalk Empire”).

The latest controversy involving a darkly lit “Game of Thrones” episode marks another stage in this evolution, but the main takeaway may be the astonishing extent to which the show’s fans are engaged — less-than-ideal home viewing conditions notwithstanding.

Fabian Wagner, the director of photography behind the episode that has millions discussing contrast ratios, says for every complaint he has heard, a dozen or more have communicated their compliments.

“The whole thing was driven by a creative decision to depict the subjective experience of being in a battle,” says Wagner.
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Newswire: The Mummy’s Marwan Kenzari is the new Jafar

It’s been a good week for Disney casting new versions of its most iconic villains; hot on the heels of Chiwetel Ejiofor entering serious talks to play Scar in Jon Favreau’s The Lion King, the studio has also found its Jafar for Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin. Variety reports that Marwan Kenzari, recently of Tom Cruise’s The Mummy, is in discussions to play the vile vizier.

We can only hope that Kenzari—who’s also set to appear in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming Murder On The Orient Express—won’t be too distracted by his franchise obligations to the ever-growing, vital and active Universal Dark Universe to really commit to this new part. (But we kid the giant, possibly moribund cinematic universe.) The role of Jafar previously belonged to Jonathan Freeman, who played him in the 1992 animated original, its sequel, several Kingdom Hearts games, and the ...
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Marwan Kenzari to Play Jafar in Disney's Live-Action Aladdin

Marwan Kenzari to Play Jafar in Disney's Live-Action Aladdin
Perhaps you'd like to see how snakelike Marwan Kenzari can be? The 34-year-old actor is in negotiations to play the villain Jafar in the live-action remake of Aladdin, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Disney has not commented on the alleged casting, but several sources also told Variety that Kenzari is involved in the upcoming movie. Jafar, vizier to the sultan of Agrabah, was voiced by Jonathan Freeman in the animated film. Kenzari joins Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine) and Will Smith (the Genie). Nasim Pedrad has also joined the cast as a handmaid and friend to Princess Jasmine. Guy Ritchie is directing the project from a script by John August. Dan Lin is producing the...
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Will Smith Eyed to Star as the Genie in Disney’s ‘Aladdin’

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Will Smith Eyed to Star as the Genie in Disney’s ‘Aladdin’
Will Smith is in early talks to star as the genie in Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The actor was previously in early negotiations to star in the studio’s live-action “Dumbo,” but he is no longer attached to the project. Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes”) is directing the modern take on the animated classic, which was released in 1992 and featured the voices of Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman and Scott Weinger. The movie followed a young man who was granted three wishes by a genie (Williams) trapped in a lamp.
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Guy Ritchie to Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’

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Guy Ritchie to Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’
Guy Ritchie is in negotiations to direct Disney’s live-action “Aladdin,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The animated film “Aladdin” was released in 1992 and featured the voices of Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman and Scott Weinger. The movie followed a young man who was granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a lamp. “Aladdin” was the highest-grossing film of the year (grossing $217 million in the U.S. and over $504 million worldwide) and won Academy Awards for Best Score and Best Song for “A Whole New World.” Also Read: Aladdin Under Attack: 30 Percent of Republicans Support.
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‘Life, Animated’ Review: The Best Disney Movie That Disney Didn’t Make

‘Life, Animated’ Review: The Best Disney Movie That Disney Didn’t Make
Disney characters are so beloved that it’s easy to forget they’re also commercial products, united by the marketing heft of a massive corporate entity. Their history is also riddled with culturally problematic representations, from the Middle Eastern stereotypes of “Aladdin” to the black crows of “Dumbo.” But such a skeptical reading is irrelevant to the appeal of “Life, Animated,” documentarian Roger Ross William’s straightforward but innately touching look at a young man with autism for whom Disney characters represent salvation from his condition. It’s the best Disney movie that Disney didn’t make.

Williams (who won an Oscar for his short “Music By Prudence”) follows up his look at homophobia in “God Loves Uganda” with a far more intimate project. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind’s book, “Life, Animated” revolves around the plight facing Suskind’s autistic son Owen, who spent several years of
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Robin Williams' Will Stops 'Aladdin 4' from Using Genie Outtakes

Robin Williams' Will Stops 'Aladdin 4' from Using Genie Outtakes
It has been just over one year since legendary comedian Robin Williams passed away, and while some fans are still mourning this loss, some will rest easy by knowing that his voice and likeness won't be exploiting for quite some time. The Sunday Times reports that Disney had been planning a sequel to their 1992 animated classic Aladdin, where they planned on using Robin Williams recordings that never made it into the final movie for this sequel. As it turns out, the actor's will prevents anyone from exploiting his name, likeness or voice for the next 25 years, which lead the studio to scrap their plans. Here's what an unnamed former Disney executive had to say.

"When he was on form, the hyperactive motormouth we love from Good Morning, Vietnam, Hook, Dead Poets Society and Mrs. Doubtfire, Robin was making 30 jokes a minute. Now, because he insisted on a final say on such material,
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Aladdin Cast Members Reflect on the Musical's Rough Beginnings and Marvel at Its Incredible Success on Broadway

Aladdin Cast Members Reflect on the Musical's Rough Beginnings and Marvel at Its Incredible Success on Broadway
The people who brought Aladdin to Broadway did so without the help of a genie. Capitalizing off the success of the 1992 animated film of the same name, Alan Menken and Chad Beguelin began working on a stage version of the Disney musical. Aladdin premiered at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle in 2011. Jonathan Freeman, who voiced Jafar in the movie, reprised his role in the stage adaptation, while Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed played Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, respectively. James Monroe Iglehart played the pivotal role of the Genie. Adapting the film for the stage was no easy task. "When people say, 'We knew Aladdin was going to happen,' I say, 'I'm glad you guys did!'" Iglehart told E!...
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Disney’s Aladdin on Blu-ray October 13th

“Oi! Ten thousand years will give you such a crick in the neck!”

Now is your chance to experience Disney’s beloved masterpiece Aladdin, a timeless adventure for the whole family that will make your heart race and your spirit soar. Enjoy this magic carpet ride of non-stop comedy on Digital HD and Dma September 29th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack October 13th. You won’t want to miss out hearing Academy Award®-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) for the first time on Blu-ray and Digital HD. And now Aladdin shines even brighter with never-before-seen tributes to the enchanting talent of Robin Williams, the “Genius behind the Genie”.

Read the We Are Movie Geeks interview with Brad Kane, the singing voice of Aladdin Here

http://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2015/10/wamg-interview-brad-kane-singing-voice-disneys-aladdin/

See our pics from the La screening Here.

Disney’s beloved
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Aladdin: Diamond Edition Blu-ray announced by Disney

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has unveiled details for the Diamond Edition Blu-ray release of Aladdin, which is set for release on October 13th.

The 31st Walt Disney animated classic features the voices of the late Robin Williams, Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Gilbert Gottfried, Jonathan Freeman and Frank Welker, and features the music of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The new release also marks the USA debut of the film on Blu-ray.

Pre-order Aladdin: Diamond Edition On Amazon.Com Here

In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey Abu battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine from the schemes of the evil sorcerer Jafar. Aladdin’s whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes, setting him on an incredible journey of discovery.

The Diamond Edition Blu-ray release of
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Aladdin Live-Action Prequel About Genies in the Works: Details!

Aladdin Live-Action Prequel About Genies in the Works: Details!
A whole new. . . movie! Disney is gearing up for an Aladdin live-action prequel, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Wednesday, July 15. The new comedy adventure, called Genies, will finally reveal how Genie ended up in the mysterious lamp. The late Robin Williams voiced Genie in Disney's 1992 original classic. The heartwarming tale about a boy pretending to be a prince also featured the voices of Full House alum Scott Weinger (Aladdin), Linda Larkin (Jasmine), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), Frank Welker (Abu), and Gilbert Gottfried, who voiced the [...]
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Cast of Aladdin Spills Secrets from the New Amsterdam- 10 Things We Learned!

Original stars Adam Jacobs Aladdin, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman Jafar, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart Genie and Courtney Reed Jasmine just sat down with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to chat about their magical year in the show. Be sure to check out the full interview, split into Part 1 and Part 2.In the meantime, find out what we learned from the stars below
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Bww TV Exclusive: Backstage With Richard Ridge- Aladdin's First Anniversary Special- Part 2!

Welcome to Bww's exclusive talk show, Backstage With Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes the four original stars of Aladdin Adam Jacobs, Jonathan Freeman, James Monroe Iglehart, and Courtney Reed, who just extended their contracts in the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy through 2016. Watch as they discuss how they got into the business, which Disney movies inspired them as children, and so much more. Check out Part 2 of the interview below
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Bww TV Exclusive: Backstage With Richard Ridge- Aladdin's First Anniversary Special- Part 1!

Welcome to Bww's exclusive talk show, Backstage With Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes the four original stars of Aladdin Adam Jacobs, Jonathan Freeman, James Monroe Iglehart, and Courtney Reed, who just extended their contracts in the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy through 2016. Watch as they discuss their year with the show, how they wrap their heads around playing iconic Disney characters, and so much more. Check out Part 1 of the interview below
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Stage Tube: Aladdin's Stars Extend Contracts- Watch Them in Action!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, just announced that original stars Adam JacobsAladdin, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman Jafar, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart Genie and Courtney ReedJasmine have extended their contracts with the production through February 21, 2016. The four actors have led the 'sublime' NY1 Aladdin company since its pilot production at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre in the summer of 2011 and garnered critical acclaim when the Broadway production opened on March 20, 2014.In celebration of their extensions, BroadwayWorld brings you videos of the four stars in action and performing songs you won't see in Aladdin
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Original Stars of Disney's Aladdin Will Remain on Broadway Into 2016

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, is pleased to announce that original stars Adam Jacobs Aladdin, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman Jafar, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart Genie and Courtney Reed Jasmine have extended their contracts with the production through February 21, 2016. The four actors have led the 'sublime' NY1 Aladdin company since its pilot production at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre in the summer of 2011 and garnered critical acclaim when the Broadway production opened on March 20, 2014.
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