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Accio talent! Warner Bros. to use Wizarding World to inspire creative careers

Mar 04, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Colleen Atwood, Crew Interviews, Education, Filmmaker Interviews, Films, Heyman, Heyman Interviews, Info, Interviews, MinaLima, News, Studio Tour, Tech, Videos, Warner Bros.

Quick!  What are the twelve uses of dragon’s blood?  What are the names of all the behind-the-scenes creative careers that make the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films look and sound so amazing?  Bet you could rattle off the answer to the first question easily but get Ron’s “Bloody hell, Professor McGonagall is calling on …read more!

Leaky interviews Harry Potter costume designer Jany Temime

Jan 14, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Costumes, Crew Interviews, Exclusives, Film Awards, Interviews, Movies

When I phoned costume designer Jany Temime for our interview, her first words after “hello” were “Why are you calling me?”  Oh, no, I panicked, perhaps wires got crossed and she didn’t have the Leaky interview on her schedule!  But that was not what she meant as she went on to ask teasingly, “Why has it …read more!

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2 of 2): Leaky Interview with Creative Team of Off-Broadway PUFFS

Aug 15, 2019

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

Broadway, Companion Books, Crew Interviews, Exclusives, HP References, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, News, Puffs, Theater, TLC Interviews

Welcome to Part 2 of The Leaky Cauldron’s interview with PUFFS – this round focusing on the creative team behind the long-running and record-breaking play set to close in New York City on August 18, 2019. Let’s dive in! Read Part 1 here! Creative Team Q&A   LEAKY CAULDRON: Hello, creative team! Your turn to introduce yourselves. Tell …read more!

Scholastic Reveals ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Behind-The-Scenes Book!

Jul 18, 2019

Posted by: Becki Osborne

Books, Books - Release Dates, Broadway, Conventions, Crew Interviews, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, News, Paperbacks, Potter News, Products, Publishers, Scholastic, Theater, Titles, West End

Scholastic has revealed the cover art for upcoming book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award- Winning Stage Production. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been an award winning, record-breaking, production since it’s premier in London’s Palace Theatre on 30th July 2016. Written by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack …read more!

Flickering Myth interviews “Crimes of Grindelwald” VFX Supervisor Christian Manz

Jan 27, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Crew Interviews, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Awards, Honors/Awards, Interviews, Movies, News, Tech

We fans may disagree on which Crimes of Grindelwald cliffhanger was the most frustrating, but no-one has disputed the quality of the special effects, from Newt’s wild underwater ride to the apocalyptic vision conjured by Grindelwald to recruit followers. VFX Supervisor Christian Manz has worked on Potter films since 2004.  In a telephone interview with …read more!

Method Studios Talks VFX and Magical Creatures in ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’

Jan 03, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Crew Interviews, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Films, Interviews, Movies, News, Props-Sets, Redmayne

Bringing the magic of the wizarding world to life on screen in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was no small feat, and the stunning visual effects which combined to create period backdrops and magical creatures took more than one studio to accomplish under the direction of VFX supervisors Christian Manz and Tim Burke. As recently reported by …read more!

Arnaud Brisebois on Visual Effects Magic in ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Paris

Dec 17, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Crew Interviews, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, News, Stuart Craig, Warner Bros.

Visual Effects have long been employed to bring the magic of the wizarding world to life on the silver screen and, as the years pass, the depth and breadth of what studios are able to accomplish becomes all the more impressive. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them garnered two Oscar nominations for efforts in …read more!

The Wizarding World Wand Installation Launches In London With Special Event!

Oct 19, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Crew Interviews, Events, Exclusives, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Filmmaker Interviews, Leaky, News

Yesterday a special Fantastic Beasts wand installation opened in London ahead of the release of Crimes of Grindelwald, and we were there to witness the event! Expert Wand Choreographer, Paul Harris, and prop wizard Pierre Bohanna were both there to speak about their experience on the films–and Harris even gave us a wand class demonstration! Arriving first …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Set Report #9: Interview with Colleen Atwood

Aug 24, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Colleen Atwood, Crew Interviews, Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Filmmaker Interviews, Interviews, Leaky, Movies, News, SetReports

Colleen Atwood is not only an Academy Award winning costume designer, she also has one of the coolest jobs around, and gets to work with all the major actors on set of Crimes of Grindelwald. She’s got a great understanding of the characters in this saga, and was the perfect person to some insight into the next …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Set Report #3: Props With Pierre Bohanna

Aug 23, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Crew Interviews, Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Filmmaker Interviews, Films, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, HBP Film, Interviews, Leaky, MinaLima, Movies, News, Props-Sets, SetReports

Walking into the props department on set of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was like walking into a store full of Wizarding World merchandise. Head Prop Maker Pierre Bohanna greeted us amongst shelves of textbooks, bottles, wands, bags, papers and odd parts for various scenes in the film. In front of him was a table of never-before-seen …read more!

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