BILLY FOX, ACE (Edited by) has lent his editing talents to a number of projects, from television dramas and miniseries to feature films. Fox was co-producer and editor on the award-winning HBO miniseries Band of Brothers for Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
His feature credits include Hustle & Flow for director Craig Brewer, with John Singleton producing. Singleton later enlisted Fox to edit Four Brothers for Paramount Pictures. Fox would go on to collaborate again with Brewer on the drama Black Snake Moan and the remake of Footloose. Fox also worked with Jeffrey Nachmanoff on Traitor, which Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce and with Breck Eisner on The Crazies.
Fox edited Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s upcoming Dark Places, adapted from Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel. The film stars Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz and Nicholas Hoult.
Fox is the recipient of 15 major awards and numerous nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award, two BDA Awards, The International Monitor Award, a Peabody Award, The Golden Laurel and Humanitas Awards.
KELLI JONES (Costumer Designer) has cemented her place as the go-to costume designer for gritty, realistic depictions of television and feature films’ most compelling characters and genres. After getting her start on season two of the critically acclaimed FX series The Shield, Jones was tapped to develop the look that sparked a fashion phenomenon with the wildly popular biker-gang drama Sons of Anarchy. For Sons, Jones not only brought unquestionable sex appeal to the characters, but also garnered a Costume Designers Guild nomination in the prestigious Outstanding Contemporary Television Series category.
In a true testament to the popularity of her original looks and style, she even developed a Sons of Anarchy clothing and jewelry line that is sold directly to fans on the FX Network’s web site. These signature designs and point of view were not lost on the producers of the motion-picture thriller Homefront, who picked her to create the looks for Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth.
Additionally, Jones has designed costumes for such feature films as Chrystal, which starred Billy Bob Thornton, Four Reasons, which starred Josh Lucas and Radha Mitchell and Isolation, for Sons of Anarchy director Stephen Kay.
Jones’ other television credits include Hawaii, North Shore, Standoff, Women’s Murder Club, Memphis Beat, Parks and Recreation, Franklin & Bash and several television pilots, including Star-Crossed for the CW network and the groundbreaking Fox series The Following, starring Kevin Bacon and produced by Kevin Williamson.
Jones recently designed costumes for the pilot for Rosewood, a drama set in Miami, set to air on FOX before Empire this fall. She designed costumes for the gang movie Shot Callerfor Relativity and Bold Films, directed by Ric Roman Waugh and set for a spring 2016 release.
JOSEPH TRAPANESE’s (Score by) love of classical music and electronic sound began at a young age. The duality continued through his formal conservatory training in New York, where he juxtaposed performing in Carnegie Hall and other major New York concert venues with scoring films, contributing to theatrical productions, performing with jazz and Latin bands, and writing experimental and interactive music. Upon settling in Los Angeles’s vibrant arts landscape, he found that these diverse paths began to converge, leading to collaborations with artists for several of the most-anticipated soundtracks of recent memory; from Daft Punk’s TRON: Legacy to Mike Shinoda’s The Raid: Redemption, as well as M83’s Oblivion and “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” and Moby’s “Extreme Ways” from The Bourne Legacy.
A versatile composer in his own right, Trapanese has lent his unique hybrid sound to such productions as the young adult phenomenon The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the critically acclaimed The Raid 2, and the family sci-fi adventure film Earth to Echo. He has also contributed as an arranger for Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece by Piece” and “Wrapped in Red,” Active Child’s “Rapor EP,” White Sea’s “In Cold Blood,” Zedd’s “True Colors” live from the Empire State Building, “Stay the Night” live in Central Park on Good Morning America and John Newman’s forthcoming album, as well as serving as the co-writer and co-producer of 3OH!3’s “Do or Die.”
He has conducted live performances with M83 (in 2013 at the Hollywood Bowl with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and in 2012 at SummerStage in New York City’s Central Park); Kelly Clarkson (“Kelly Clarkson’s a Cautionary Christmas Music Tale” live on NBC from Las Vegas, 2013); and with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, when in February 2014 he was invited by composer Steven Price to conduct portions of his Oscar®-winning score from the film Gravity at UCLA’s Royce Hall for the first-ever “Oscar® Concert.”
DEBRA DENSON (Makeup Department Head) has always had a passion for beauty and fashion. She attended Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for Theatrical Makeup and Learning Tree University, where she learned about all aspects of makeup artistry.
After doing several student films and photo shoots at UCLA and American Art Institute, Denson realized she also needed to have knowledge of skin care while working on various skin types. So, she enrolled at Newberry School of Beauty, where she received her license in aesthetics.
Denson has worked on several music videos, commercials, films and television shows. Her film credits include 22 Jump Street, Lee Daniels’ The Butler and the upcoming Barbershop 3 and Ride Along 2.
ANDREA JACKSON (Hair Department Head) has 28 years of experience in the hairstyling world. Weave it, curl it, wig it, razor it, straighten it, color it, make it shine, make it bounce.
Jackson was born in Dallas, Texas, and always had dreams of being a celebrity hairstylist. She started beauty school while in high school and completed her training at Universal Beauty College in Los Angeles. She has worked with some of the most prominent directors, producers and celebrities and has had her hands on many of the great manes of television, film, commercials and videos. Her feature film credits include Dreamgirls, Ali, The Italian Job and Soul Plane.
Jackson continues to update her knowledge of the latest hair and beauty industry trends by attending Vidal Sassoon Academy. She is the owner of three beauty salons in Los Angeles.
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