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For Your Consideration in All Categories Including
Best Picture of the Year
Produced by Lianne Halfon, p.g.a., Russell Smith, p.g.a.,
Jason Reitman, p.g.a., Helen Estabrook, p.g.a.
Best Director

Directed by

Jason Reitman

Best Adapted Screenplay

Screenplay by

Jason Reitman

Based on the Novel by

Joyce Maynard

Best Actress
Kate Winslet

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin

Best Actor
Gattlin Griffith

Best Cinematography

Director of Photography

Eric Steelberg, ASC

Best Film Editing

Edited by

Dana E. Glauberman, A.C.E.

Best Production Design

Production Designer

Steve Saklad

Set Decorator

Tracey A. Doyle, S.D.S.A.
Best Costume Design

Costume Designer

Danny Glicker

Best Original Score

Music by

Rolfe Kent

Best Sound Mixing

Sound Mixer

Steven A. Morrow, C.A.S.

Re-recording Mixers

Michael Barry, C.A.S.
Dean Zupancic

Best Sound Editing

Supervising Sound Editors

Perry Robertson
Scott Sanders, MPSE

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

Makeup Department Head

Christien Tinsley

Hair Department Head

Jerry DeCarlo

Best Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor

Scott M. Davids

Jason Reitman’s Labor Day centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler (Gattlin Griffith), who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele (Kate Winslet) while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.

Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Tobey Maguire. Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard and written for the screen and directed by Jason Reitman. Produced by Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith, Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook.


Rated PG-13, running time 110 min.

Cast
Kate Winslet
“Adele”
Bio

Academy Award®–winning actress Kate Winslet has brought to life some of this decade’s most captivating and memorable roles. Her resume consists of critically and commercially acclaimed work as well as a span of awards and honors that illustrate Kate’s talent and solidify her permanent place in cinema history. Kate won her first Academy Award® after a stunning five nominations, for her role as Hanna Schmitz in Stephen Daldry’s 2008 The Reader. The Reader, an adaptation of German author Bernhard Schlink’s bestselling book, showcased Kate’s true talent and artistry as an actress in a leading role. Kate also won a Golden Globe®, SAG Award®, BAFTA, and Critics’ Choice Award, among many others, for her role as Hanna. Kate also starred in Paramount Vantage’s 2009 Revolutionary Road, which reteamed her with Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Revolutionary Road, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Richard Yates, was directed by Sam Mendes. Kate won a Golden Globe® and received many nominations for her portrayal of April Wheeler. Most recently, Kate was seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion opposite Matt Damon as well as Roman Polanski’s Carnage, based on the award-winning play, God of Carnage, opposite Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz, and John C. Reilly.

Winslet was recently honored with her first Emmy® Award for her work in Mildred Pierce for director Todd Haynes and HBO. Mildred Pierce is the epic story of a proud single mother struggling to earn her daughter’s love during the Great Depression in middle-class Los Angeles, and is based on the novel by James M. Cain.

Winslet grew up in a family of actors and began performing for British television when she was 13 years old. At the age of 17, she made an international name for herself in Peter Jackson’s feature film Heavenly Creatures. She followed that in 1995 with her role as Marianne Dashwood in Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility. Kate received her first Academy Award® nomination for this performance and was also nominated for a Golden Globe®. She then went on to win the BAFTA and the SAG Award® for her role.

In her next film, Winslet co-starred with Christopher Eccleston in Michael Winterbottom’s Jude and then as Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet. She next appeared as the amazing Rose in James Cameron’s Titanic opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. At the age of 22, Winslet received her second Academy Award® nomination for this role and the honor of being the youngest actress ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards®.

In 1997, Winslet starred as Julia in Hideous Kinky directed by Gillies McKinnon, and in 1998 co-starred with Harvey Keitel in Jane Campion’s comedic drama Holy Smoke. Winslet also starred in Philip Kaufman’s period drama Quills along with Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix, and Michael Caine.

Winslet starred in the Richard Eyre production of Iris in 2001. For her performance portraying a young Iris Murdoch, Kate received a Golden Globe® nomination and Oscar® nomination. She next starred in Michael Apteds’ Enigma, a spy drama about code breakers during early WWII period and The Life of David Gale with Kevin Spacey. She then came to New York and dyed her hair blue and orange for her amazing portrayal as the quirky Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for which she received Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and BAFTA nominations for Best Actress. She then went on to star opposite Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland, which was named the 2004 Best Film by the National Board of Review.

In 2006, Winslet was seen in All the King’s Men, opposite Jude Law and Sean Penn, directed by Steven Zaillian. She then extended her voice to the animated feature Flushed Away. Winslet finished the year in the romantic comedy The Holiday opposite Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black and also stared opposite Jennifer Connelly in Todd Field’s Little Children. Winslet received her fifth Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of Sarah Pierce in Little Children. This nomination earned Winslet the title as the youngest actress to receive five nominations.

Josh Brolin
“Frank”
Bio

Academy Award®–nominated actor Josh Brolin has emerged as one of Hollywood’s top leading men who continues to balance challenging roles in both mainstream studio productions as well as thought-provoking independents.

Brolin’s recent work includes the third installment of the Men in Black franchise opposite Will Smith, as well as the crime drama Gangster Squad alongside a noteworthy cast including Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn. The film recalls the LAPD’s efforts to reclaim their city from one of the most powerful mob bosses of the 1940s. It was released nationwide by Warner Brothers in 2013. In addition, Brolin stars in Spike Lee’s remake of the cult Korean action thriller, Oldboy, opposite Elizabeth Olsen.

Brolin has perhaps become most known for his riveting performances over the last several years. In 2008, Brolin was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Screen Actors Guild Award®, and received awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review, for his portrayal of Dan White in Gus Van Sant’s acclaimed film Milk. Recently, he starred in the Coen brothers’ True Grit, which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards® including Best Picture; Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps opposite Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas; and Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger opposite Anthony Hopkins and Naomi Watts. He received rave reviews for his portrayal of George W. Bush in Oliver Stone’s biopic, W. Prior to that, Brolin earned a Screen Actors Guild Award® as part of an ensemble for his work in Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men, which also won four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director. Additionally, Brolin starred in Ridley Scott’s blockbuster American Gangster and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® as part of this ensemble.

Other film credits include: Planet Terror, part of the critically acclaimed Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez double feature, Grindhouse, alongside co-stars Rose McGowan and Freddy Rodriguez; In the Valley of Elah for director Paul Haggis, where he starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon; John Stockwell’s Into the Blue opposite Jessica Alba; Victor Nunez’s Coastlines opposite Timothy Olyphant; Paul Verhoeven’s blockbuster hit, Hollow Man with Kevin Bacon; Scott Silver’s Mod Squad opposite Claire Danes; Ole Bornedal’s psychological thriller Nightwatch with Nick Nolte, Patricia Arquette, and Ewan McGregor; Best Laid Plans opposite Reese Witherspoon, produced by Mike Newell; All the Rage, which featured an all-star cast including Gary Sinise, Joan Allen, and Anna Paquin; and Guillermo Del Toro’s science-fiction thriller, Mimic opposite Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, and Charles Dutton. Brolin also received recognition from critics and audiences in David O. Russell’s Flirting with Disaster portraying a bisexual federal agent, alongside an outstanding ensemble cast led by Ben Stiller. Brolin made his feature film debut starring in the action-comedy classic Goonies directed by Richard Donner for producer Steven Spielberg.

In television, Brolin made his mark as a series regular in the popular ABC series The Young Riders as well as Private Eye for NBC and Winnetka Road for CBS. Brolin also received critical praise in the TNT’s epic miniseries Into the West, opposite Beau Bridges, Gary Busey, and Jessica Capshaw. In addition, Brolin starred in the title role of NBC’s acclaimed political drama, Mr. Sterling. The show followed the efforts of an idealistic young politician as he attempted to both learn and work within an often corrupt system. He also appeared in the CBS movie-of-the-week Prison of Children, and in the Showtime original film Gang in Blue with Mario Van Peebles, J.T. Walsh, and Stephen Lang. Brolin co-starred opposite Mary Steenburgen, Gretchen Mol, and Bonnie Bedelia in CBS’s television adaptation of William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play, Picnic.

As a producer, Brolin joined Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, and Howard Zinn, in a documentary entitled The People Speak, based on Zinn’s influential 1980 book A People’s History of the United States. The feature, which aired on the History Channel in 2009, looked at America’s struggles with war, class, race, and women’s rights and featured readings by Viggo Mortensen, Sean Penn, and David Strathairn, among others. Brolin made his film directing debut in 2008 with a short entitled X, which he also wrote and produced. It premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival before screening at such festivals as South by Southwest and the AFI Dallas Film Festival.

Brolin spent five years with Anthony Zerbe at the Reflections Festival at the GeVa Theatre in Rochester, New York. While there, he performed in and directed several of the festival’s plays, including Pitz and Joe, Life in the Trees, Forgiving Typhoid Mary, Oh, the Innocents, Peep Hole, Ellen Universe Joins the Band, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Hard Hearts. Brolin also starred opposite Elias Koteas in the acclaimed Broadway production of Sam Shepard’s True West. In 2004, Brolin starred in the award-winning Off-Broadway play The Exonerated, based on the true stories of a half-dozen former death row inmates. Additional stage credits include The Skin of Our Teeth, The Crucible and A Streetcar Named Desire at the Kennedy Memorial Theatre; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lebrero Theatre; and Dark of the Moon at the Ann Capa Ensemble Theatre.

Gattlin Griffith
“Henry”
Bio

Gattlin Griffith began auditioning at the tender age of seven years old. His first attempt at acting followed in the footsteps of his father, stuntman Tad Griffith, when he auditioned for a commercial role requiring stunt work. While he did not get that part, Gattlin did catch the eye of the casting director who had him audition for a national commercial for Yamaha motorbikes. Gattlin got the part and soon after booked a series of television commercials for Home Depot. Following that, his first TV series appearance came on Untold Stories of the ER in 2006 and his career took off from there. Gattlin went on to appear in hit television shows such as Cold Case, How I Met Your Mother, Monk, Supernatural, and Criminal Minds. Proving he had talent far beyond his years, Gattlin made his feature film debut opposite Angelina Jolie in the Academy Award®–nominated film Changeling. To date, Gattlin has appeared in nearly a dozen films, most notably Couples Retreat for Universal Pictures opposite Vince Vaughn, The New Daughter with Kevin Costner for Mandate Pictures, and Green Lantern opposite Tim Robbins for Warner Brothers. His latest role is playing Kate Winslet’s son in Labor Day, which was directed by Jason Reitman.

When he’s not acting, Gattlin is an accomplished equestrian gymnast and fourth-generation trick rider whose grandparents, Dick and Connie Griffith, are in the Pro Rodeo, National Cowboy and Cowgirl Halls of Fame. Gattlin’s first exhibition rodeo was in January 2012 at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo with two of his younger brothers, Callder and Arrden.

Gattlin resides outside of Los Angeles with his parents and is the eldest of four boys. He is an avid football and soccer player and makes sure he has his football on set with him at all times.

Filmmakers
Jason Reitman, p.g.a.
Writer, Producer and Director
Bio

Jason Reitman was born in Montreal in 1977. His first short film, Operation, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. Reitman made his feature film debut with the 2005 hit Thank You for Smoking. He next directed Juno in 2007 for which he earned his first Oscar® nomination, followed by Up in the Air in 2009, which was recognized with six Academy Award® nominations and earned Reitman a Golden Globe® and the WGA Award for Best Screenplay. In 2011, Reitman reteamed with Diablo Cody for the critically acclaimed Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt. His latest film, Labor Day, which he adapted from the novel by Joyce Maynard and stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, will be released on December 27 by Paramount.

Dana E. Glauberman, A.C.E.
Film Editor
Bio

Labor Day marks Dana Glauberman’s fifth feature film with director Jason Reitman. She was honored with A.C.E. Eddie Award nominations for each of their previous successful collaborations, including Young Adult, Up in the Air, Juno, and Thank You for Smoking. For the George Clooney top-lined Up in the Air, Glauberman also received her first BAFTA award nomination for Best Editing as well as the Hollywood Film Festival’s Editor of the Year Award.

Recently, Glauberman has reteamed with Ivan Reitman on Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner. The pair previously worked together on No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. Other notable credits include the Barbra Streisand/Seth Rogen comedy The Guilt Trip; Love Happens, directed by Brandon Camp; and George Hickenlooper’s Factory Girl. She also lent her time to edit Ben Affleck’s Gimme Shelter, a short film made for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in its efforts to protect and support refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and around the globe.

A Los Angeles native, Glauberman started her post-production career at a leading television production and distribution company. While learning her craft, she received invaluable training working with such distinguished editors as Arthur Schmidt, Sheldon Kahn, A.C.E., and Wendy Greene-Bricmont, A.C.E.

Tracey A. Doyle, S.D.S.A.
Set Decorator
Bio
22 Jump Street
Labor Day
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The Box
Dark Blue (TV Pilot)
Lie to Me (TV – 5 Episodes)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
The House Bunny
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Southland Tales
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Just Visiting
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Steve Saklad
Production Designer
Bio

Labor Day marks Steve Saklad’s fourth collaboration with cherished co-conspirator Jason Reitman. They first joined forces on Thank You for Smoking back in 2005, followed by the Academy Award®–nominated pictures Juno and Up in the Air. His work on Up in the Air was nominated for Best Contemporary Production Design of 2009 by the Art Directors Guild.

Steve’s youngest fans were more thrilled with his work as Production Designer on The Muppets in 2011. He has dipped into the horror genre, designing the recent summer release The Apparition, as well as Sam Raimi’s return to the form in 2009’s Drag Me To Hell. His history with Sam Raimi extends back to 1995 when he served as Art Director on The Quick and the Dead, and later on the blockbuster Spider-Man 2. Other highlights of his long career as an art director include Red Dragon, Message in a Bottle, The Game and Mermaids. In addition, he has designed over 250 commercials spanning the past 19 years.

Rolfe Kent
Composer
Bio

Unexpected texture, sounds, and a signature musical personality are the hallmarks of British film composer Rolfe Kent, who has scored more than 50 films, including Academy Award®–nominated Up in the Air (for which he won a Golden Satellite award), Sideways (for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe® and Critics’ Choice Award in 2007), Young Adult, Charlie St. Cloud, About Schmidt, Election, Mean Girls, Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde II, Wedding Crashers, The Matador, Reign Over Me, The Hunting Party, The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and Thank You for Smoking. Kent also composed the Emmy®-nominated main title theme for the Showtime hit, Dexter. In 2012, he received the Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award.

Born in England into a non-musical family, Kent intuitively felt at age 12 that he wanted to be a film composer, although his early musical training was brief and not so formal. Citing Jarre’s Lawrence of Arabia and Morricone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as inspirations, Kent took the advice of an early music teacher to avoid rigid coursework that would dampen his enthusiasm. He followed an entirely different path and, taking counterpoint to what is often cited as culture mired in cynicism, profited from his early coursework in theology to relate it to music. After enrolling in psychology studies at University of Leeds in Yorkshire, Kent’s musical career was casually begun at a dance club when the director of a play offered him a chance to “do” the music. His jump-start was his composition for a stage musical, Gross, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a springboard for authors, composers, and performers.

In the confines of his musically busy studio, one can immediately see why his musical personality is as distinct and his own. Constantly on the go, adventurous and curious, Kent has developed a style that is not only distinct but also indicative of his aversion to the anticipated score in tone, texture, and rhythm. The walls are lined with many familiar and many more unfamiliar instruments, gingerly handled and gleefully demonstrated for their sonic qualities. Among his collection are the Indonesian percussion instruments the angklung; the shawm (first used in military maneuvers as a psychological weapon); the melodica, used for the light, soothing effect in Kent’s jazz-infused, Golden Globe®-nominated score for Sideways; and an instrument he discovered and cannot name that sounds like the world’s beaches at their most romantic high tide... combined.

Kent takes his initial cue from the film’s director and infuses it with his own voice, striving to make the difference between looking at a film and being absorbed by it. In Jason Reitman’s Labor Day, Kent took intimate instrumentation, including guitars, charango, and sounds of crickets, and processed them to create intense, moody ambiences, at once both organic and otherworldly, delicately navigating a line between tension and emotion.

In addition to Reitman, Kent has the distinction of attracting and sustaining relationships with directors as popular and diverse as Alexander Payne, Mark Waters, Richard Shepard, and Burr Steers. Kent’s upcoming films include Labor Day (Jason Reitman), Dom Hemingway (Richard Shepard), Bad Words (film directorial debut of Jason Bateman), and The Scapegoat (Nicolas Bary).

Steven A. Morrow, C.A.S.
Sound Mixer
Bio

Steven A. Morrow began mixing sound for movies at the young age of nineteen. He moved to Los Angeles from Seattle in 1996 and began working on small movies as a mixer. A short nine months later he was the youngest mixer to ever join the union. He continued doing small movies and TV shows. Steven was always extremely hard-working, taking every job he could and rarely turning down anything. If he could possibly do it, he would. After a few independent movies began to do well and get attention, Steve moved to bigger and better movies.

Steven met Jason Reitman while working on commercials together and continued that with Thank You for Smoking, Up in the Air and most recently for Labor Day. He continues his feature film career with exciting movie after exciting movie.

Michael Barry, C.A.S.
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bio

Michael Barry most recently mixed Labor Day for Jason Reitman. He also did the sound mixing for Jason’s film Young Adult. Other recent credits include Lee Daniels’ The Butler, David Mamet’s Phil Spector and Lasse Hallström’s Safe Haven.

Michael is a native New Yorker with a long sound-mixing career, both in music mixing and feature film mixing.

Dean Zupancic
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bio

Dean Zupancic began his career over 30 years ago, with 26 of those years as a film re-recording mixer. He has over 130 films to his credit—films ranging from action, comedy, drama, and animation.

Dean received an Oscar® nomination for his work on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and a BAFTA nomination for his contribution on Pulp Fiction.

Dean’s experience on Labor Day was a memorable one. “I was honored to have the opportunity to work with Jason [Reitman]. He is a skilled filmmaker and a superb storyteller.”

Perry Robertson
Supervising Sound Editor
Bio

A preacher’s kid from West Texas, Perry Robertson has been involved in sound since playing in bands during high school. After attending Southern Methodist University, Perry spent time in Dallas honing his craft in film post-production, video post-production, and live television sound.

In 1996, Perry moved to Los Angeles where he spent six years at Soundelux, working on movies such as 3000 Miles to Graceland, The Bourne Identity, and Black Hawk Down. In 2001, Perry started EarCandy with Open Range. Since then, Perry and his team have worked on movies from all ends of the spectrum— from Lars and the Real Girl to Rambo with Sylvester Stallone; to The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween I and Halloween II for Rob Zombie; to all of Jason Reitman’s projects: Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult, and now Labor Day.

Scott Sanders, MPSE
Supervising Sound Editor
Bio

Born in Tennessee and raised in South Florida, Scott Sanders developed an early passion for music and sound. He was the guy in school who would run all the AV equipment in class and DJ the school dances. In high school, he picked up the guitar and began to play in the school jazz band and various local rock bands. After graduating from Auburn University, Scott’s passion for music and sound led him to Los Angeles where he attended and graduated from the Musicians Institute. Looking for a career in the music industry, Scott worked at several leading recording studios in the area where he learned recording and mixing techniques from some of the best recording engineers in the business. He continued playing guitar during this time and toured with and recorded artists including Robbie Krieger and Steve Hunter.

Scott began his post-sound career working with a small post-production company that had moved into the studio facility where he was working. Some of the shows he worked on included Tales from the Crypt and Dinosaurs. He continued his post career at Soundelux, where he had a six-year tenure. There he worked on such films as Any Given Sunday, Kill Bill, The Bourne Supremacy and Ray.

In 2002, he joined forces with Perry Robertson to start EarCandy, where he has worked on films including Juno, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween 2, Rambo, and Up in the Air. Most recently, he has worked on Labor Day for director Jason Reitman.

Christien Tinsley
Makeup Department Head
Bio

Christien Tinsley is an award-winning makeup artist and one of the leading special makeup effects creators for film and television. Tinsley has been honored with an Academy Award® for Technical Achievement; an Emmy® for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for Behind the Candelabra; an Academy Award® nomination for Best Makeup for The Passion of the Christ; three Emmy® nominations (Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup) for a series, miniseries, movie or a special: Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story; an IFFA Award for Best Makeup; and the Silver Lotus Award for Best Makeup for Paa.

Tinsley is currently working with Academy Award®–winner Frances McDormand in HBO’s Olive Kitteridge and most recently wrapped production on the first season Frank Darabont’s Mob City and Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy. Tinsley owns and operates special makeup effects company Tinsley Studio and wholesale/manufacturing company Tinsley Transfers, Inc.

Tinsley was born and raised in Washington State and made the move to California at the age of 17 to pursue a career in makeup effects. Tinsley quickly garnered a reputation for inventiveness and raw talent and after a few short years he was provided the opportunity to work with his role model Rick Baker on Ron Howard’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Tinsley’s next film was Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor where he was inspired to develop a temporary tattoo known as the Tinsley Transfer™, a timesaving alternative to specialty makeup application.

In 2004, while working on Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, Tinsley took his transfer idea one step further by developing a process known as the “Prosthetic Transfer.” He was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Makeup (2005) for his work on the film and just two years later the Prosthetic Transfer Technique he developed garnered him an Academy Award® for Technical Achievement (2007).

Throughout his career, Christien has provided film and television with some of the most recognized characters and effects in such films as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Stoning of Soraya M., Jonah Hex, and Gangster Squad, and television shows such as Prison Break and Sons of Anarchy. He has worked with the Coen Brothers over the years creating memorable villains such as Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) in No Country for Old Men and Lucky Ned Pepper (Barry Pepper) in True Grit.

Christien continues to own and operate Tinsley Studio and Tinsley Transfers, Inc. while maintaining his working relationships as a makeup artist and character designer for a list of Hollywood’s best directors, actors, producers, and studios.

Christien’s most recent films include Gangster Squad, Men in Black 3, and Labor Day. Tinsley also provides tattoo and prosthetic transfers to numerous television series.

Jerry DeCarlo
Hair Department Head
Bio

Jerry DeCarlo began his career in theatre, opera, and ballet in Boston. He has a historical background in period hairdressing. His background in theatre and his unique and meticulous skill set saw him quickly rise through the ranks in the feature film world. He officially moved to New York in the late 90s.

He has been nominated for two Emmy® Awards—for his work on the miniseries Mildred Pierce and for the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire.

He has worked on such notable projects as Reservation Road, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Julie and Julia. He is currently shooting the Steven Soderbergh project The Knick starring Clive Owen.

Scott M. Davids
Visual Effects Supervisor
Bio

Scott Davids is a filmmaker, visual effects supervisor, and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott’s interest in film and post-production began at age 10 when he attended classes with his father at the AFI (American Film Institute). There he learned about the filmmaking process, the tools, and the techniques behind editing and visual effects. Movies such as Jurassic Park and Terminator 2 fueled Scott’s interest in visual effects, which led him to pursue an internship at Digital Domain. Scott worked in Digital Domain’s model shop on the feature Titanic, giving him exposure to a professional production environment.

After college, he began working in editorial while simultaneously continuing his hobby of visual effects artistry. He soon discovered a niche as an assistant editor, and started a post-viz company in 2004 to assist with high quality temp VFX work for film previews. This venture evolved into Scott’s current company, Level 256 VFX, which is a full service VFX boutique in downtown LA. Level 256 VFX, founded in 2009, contributes 2D and 2.5D VFX to feature films. Through his company, Scott has supervised some notable recent projects including Ride Along, Labor Day, This Is 40, and The Bourne Legacy. Since its inception, Level 256 has contributed visual effects to over 50 feature films and delivered thousands of VFX shots.

As a filmmaker, Scott produced and edited The Sci-Fi Boys, a documentary narrated by Peter Jackson that highlights the origins of science fiction and visual effects. The Sci-Fi Boys won the Saturn Award for Best DVD Release of 2006 presented by the Academy of Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. As an editor he has earned credits on Knocked Up (associate editor), The Flight of the Conchords (editor), and Bruno (editor).

Labor Day…is right up there with Jason Reitman’s best.”

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

“This gem is part coming-of-age drama and part thriller, as well as being swooningly romantic. Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin have wonderful chemistry.”

Lou Lumenick, New York Post

“Best film role Josh Brolin has had since No Country for Old Men.”

Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“Kate Winslet is amazing.”

Stephen Whitty, The Star-Ledger

“Jason Reitman’s most deeply felt work yet.”

Kristopher Tapley, HitFix

“Beautifully crafted at every level, and written with more heart than we know what to do with nowadays.”

Jeremy Smith, Ain’t It Cool News

“Jason Reitman delivers.”

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

Labor Day is a suspenseful, romantic heart-tugger.”

Anne Thompson, Indiewire

“Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet’s chemistry is off the charts.
Tremendous performances!”

Renee Shapiro, ABC-TV

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