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Planetarium Premieres on i-D

December 17, 2018

Planetarium, the latest short film from Picrow directing duo Zeitgeist, premiered on i-D Thursday, December 13th. Inspired by Adrienne Rich’s poem of the same name, the film (narrated by Maripol) succeeds in capturing the strength and resilience of women, particularly in the face of these unsettled — and unsettling— times. Liv and David sat down with Nicole DeMarco of i-D to discuss their inspiration for this extraordinary project — 100% shot on film!

Here are a couple of frame grabs from the film.

Planetarium - Daphne Von Rey

Planetarium - Mahsa Ahmadi

Planetarium - Amanda Siara

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Nominated for Golden Globes

December 6, 2018

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is going back to the Golden Globe Awards with three nominations! Rachel Brosnahan — Best Performance by an Actress in a TV series, Alex Borstein — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best TV series — Musical or Comedy. Our heartfelt congratulations go out once again to MMM’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, all the producers and filmmakers — and to Rachel and Alex!

Check out the season two trailer here; now streaming on Amazon Prime Video!

And speaking of the filmmakers, this New York Times article, penned by Todd Heisler, will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how David Mullen, ASC (cinematographer), Bill Groom (production designer), Donna Zakowska (costume designer), and Patricia Regan (makeup department head), turn back time in their astonishing recreation of 1950s New York City.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel at the Golden Globes

From left to right: Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, Rachel Brosnahan, and Tony Shalhoub

David Henry Gerson Featured in American Cinematographer

November 6, 2018

All These Voices, the Student Academy Award winning short film by Picrow director David Henry Gerson, has been featured in this month’s issue of American Cinematographer magazine. The article, penned by Peter Tonguette in the Short Takes Department, details the close creative collaboration between David and his director of photography, Eli Ronen Arenson; their process and inspirations; and the challenges of making a period film set in post-WWII Poland. Congratulations, David and Eli! We look forward to the next one.

Here are a couple of wonderful stills by Arkasha Stevenson.

All These Voices

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Wins Five Emmys

September 18, 2018

Oh, what a night! Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, has won two Primetime Emmys — Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing In A Comedy Series. Rachel Brosnahan won for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series while Alex Borstein won Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series. And to top it all off, producer Daniel Palladino took the stage with Amy, Alex, and Rachel, and the entire cast, to accept the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Congratulations to all the producers, the cast and crew, the nominees — and to Amy, Daniel, Alex, and Rachel.

We can’t wait for season two!

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Wins Three Creative Arts Emmys

September 10, 2018

In a prelude to next week’s Primetime Emmys, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel captured awards for Best Comedy Casting, Best Picture Editing, and Best Music Supervision. Congratulations to Meredith Tucker, Jeanie Bacharach, and Cindy Tolan, CSA, to Brian A. Kates, ACE, and to Robin Urdang, Amy Sherman-Palladino, and Daniel Palladino. Stay tuned for more soon!

Picrow Amazon Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Emmy

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Shines a Spotlight on Then and Now

August 17, 2018

The cast and creators of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel recently sat down with Deadline Hollywood where they had the opportunity to reflect on the trials and triumphs of their creative endeavors, emphasized the modern-day resonance of their character’s experiences, and dropped a few hints on what we can expect in season two.

Check out the article here!

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

14 Emmy Nods for Picrow and Amazon

July 12, 2018

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been nominated for the 2018 Primetime Emmy awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series. We cordially congratulate the entire cast and crew on your continued success. See the full list below.

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)
Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Outstanding Period Costumes
Outstanding Music Supervision
Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series—Rachel Brosnahan
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series—Tony Shalhoub
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series—Alex Borstein
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series—Jane Lynch
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Outstanding Comedy Series

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Picrow Signs Zeitgeist

January 31, 2018

Picrow has signed directing duo Zeitgeist, featuring Danish writer/director Liv Colliander, director of the film Dryland, and David Henry Gerson, who recently won a Student Academy Award for his film, All These Voices. With a deep respect for the craft of filmmaking and a passion for putting more on the screen—whether in preproduction, on set or in post—they’re going to bring a new sense of quality and beauty to Picrow.

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Liv Colliander and David Henry Gerson

Two More Awards for Picrow and Amazon

January 24, 2018

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel garnered more recognition and acclaim at this year’s Producer’s Guild of America Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards — Best Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Rachel Brosnahan. Our sincere congratulations to MMM’s producer Amy Sherman-Palladino and the entire cast and crew!

The 8th Critics’ Choice Awards

The Producer’s Guild of America Awards

Rachel Brosnahan

Tiffany Caprice Joins Picrow

April 16, 2017

We couldn't be happier to announce that Tiffany Caprice has joined the Picrow team as the Head of Marketing and New Business Development. Caprice comes to us by way of Sanford Casting and Dan Bell Cast. But she is no stranger; she previously assisted Picrow in casting the decade-long branding campaign for USAA Insurance and is now back to continue collaboration with our Founder/Director Peter Lang. Caprice is especially keen on working with our turnkey production collective The Hall.

Robotics Therapy in the Northeast

February 21, 2009

Picrow-ers went to New York and Boston this week to visit some rehab facilities that are using robotics therapy to help children with Cerebral Palsy. The first stop on the trip was the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Here we met the two doctors involved with Lokomat trails, Dr. Paulo Bonato and Dr. Ben Patritti. The Lokomat, as they explained it, is used to help perform therapy on the lower extremities. It is robot-assisted walking therapy. The children that we met seemed to greatly benefit from using the Lokomat—one girl, Allie, went from using a walker to being able to use crutches, and another boy, Evan, learned to walk without the use of his crutches. We also spoke with Dr. Donna Nimec, a specialist in this field, who told us that she was initially skeptical about the usefulness of the machine, but after using the Lokomat herself and seeing the results with the patients, she became a convert. The parents that we spoke with were all very pleased with the increased mobility of their children thanks to the Lokomat, and they expressed and desire for more of them in more locations. But before our departure, the Spaulding Rehabilitation folks showed us another therapy machine, the Armeo, which is currently being used only on adults. The Armeo is an task-oriented therapy robot to help gain control of the upper extremities. It is currently mostly used in stroke patients, but with more research they are hopeful that the Armeo can be used to help kids with Cerebral Palsy as well.

The next stop on our trip was the Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains, NY. Burke had a large array of therapy robots, the histories of which we had the privilege of learning about from Dr. Bruce Volpe. From Burke we went to the Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Westchester, NY. Here we met with Dr. Hermano Igo Krebs, winner of the 2009 Isabelle and Leonard H. Goldenson Technology and Rehabilitation Award, who was involved in some of the early studies of robotics therapy. Krebs collaborated with Dr. Fletcher McDowell and Dr. Mindy Aisen in robotics therapy’s early days to stuff rehabilitation in stroke patients. Based on the success of their initial work, they moved on to try robotics therapy for people with similar impairments, such as children with cerebral palsy.

At Blythedale we also met with Dr. Joelle Mast who filled us in on some current studies that were being conducted with the MIT Manus, which focuses on therapy for the arm. Finally, we caught-up with Dr. McDowell to learn a little more about how robotics came into use. McDowell got his inspiration from an article he had read about a doctor who had suffered a stoke and felt that when his arm was moved repetitively for a long period of time, he would start to feel like he could move it himself. After hearing about the robotics being developed to do just these sorts of movement repetitions, McDowell got involved in studies on stroke patients at Burke Rehabilitation Center.

Last but not least we met with Paul Volcker, the CPIRF Chairman of the Board and former chairman of the Federal Reserve, to talk about his personal relationship to Cerebral Palsy. Volcker’s son has cerebral palsy as well as four of his grandchildren, and because of this he remains deeply committed to robotics research.

Director Peter Lang with Michael, future cameraman

Director Peter Lang with Michael, future cameraman

Lisa Rucker Trying Out the Robotics Equipment

Lisa Rucker Trying Out the Robotics Equipment

Picrow and the Cerebral Palsy Staff at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center

Picrow and the Cerebral Palsy Staff at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center

Volcker, Chairman of the Board of CPRH and Peter Lang, Director, Discuss Robotics Technology

Paul Volcker, Chairman of the Board of CPIRF, and Peter Lang, Director, talk about the importance of robotics research

Lego art

February 6, 2009

07manhattanChristoph Niemann’s lego art “Abstract City” was featured in the NY Times this week! He takes legos and re-imagines them as part of the New York cityscape! It is brilliant in it’s simplicity!

I charge all Picrowers to make simple lego art in some way representing Picrow!

Listen, I know you are capable. In fact, I have a distinct memory of one Zach Brewer Ball in 9th grade making a video reinterpretation of Homer’s The Odyssey with Star-Wars -themed music and LEGOS boats and sirens. So, I at least expect a submission from him!

Inauguration Morning

January 20, 2009

It is as if The New York Times were reading our minds! This is like a Pictures in a Row does Obama spread. Basically, NYT put out a call for photographs commemorating Obama’s inauguration. The pictures they received truly run the gamut from people present at the inauguration to people holding babies up to signs that say Obama or holding puppies against the TV screen. We love it!


Also, here is our humble Picrow celebration of the inauguration.  We are workaholics, but we are also rediscovering our patriotism–once lost, now found!

Frame and Film Curriculum

January 12, 2009

avid bye bye

David Frame has just finished post on the second curriculum package DVD for the Story of Movies–part of The Film Foundation that puts together classic movie curriculums for in-depth study of  fine classic films. Congratulations Mr. Frame.

p.s. Say Goodbye to David Frame’s Avid as it is sadly wheeled out the Picrow office door.

New Year! New Success!

January 9, 2009


CONGRATULATIONS JULIAN LANG! Today he received The Student of the Month Award! He clearly deserves it and we are beyond proud—plus a little jealous.

Joyeux Joyeux

December 24, 2008

Holidaze are upon us. As we gear up for the new year we all just wanted to wish you a fabulous 2009 and thank all the picrow-ers and friends for a great oh eight! Picrow party pictures to come…

The Toolbox of Charles Son

December 17, 2008

Here are some action shots of Picrow’s Charles Son in his directorial coup for CCI. A toolbox hits rock bottom. ‘Tis drama. Tis Son-style!

Moon and Stars

December 1, 2008

Venus, Jupiter, and the smiling moon were out in full force tonight. They could be seen all over the world huddled together and shining brightly. Kate Montgomery (Monty) went up to Griffith Park after work to try and take some pictures of them, but they had started to be cloud covered. However the pictures she took ain’t too shabby.


November 24, 2008

In Portland, OR for the holiday and we see a FELT!!! table setting. How beautiful is this!?! It inspires us to want to start crafting away. What else are we supposed to do with ourselves as we pretend to enjoy the company of others? Oh, maybe we are supposed to actually enjoy the company of others.

speaking of dirty

November 6, 2008

Here is some bug art for you. We sprayed for termites. And Peter was hard at work documenting the stripes that went up all around the office. Now you can see what it looked like both inside and out.

Halloween is Scarry Farms

October 31, 2008

And we are super tough, but also like to indulge in the name of co-worker bonding and love. Here is one picture of us being scared out of our gourds. And others.

Falcons for Plavix

October 27, 2008

This week at the Plavix shoot the falcon stole the show. He swooped by to keep all the birds away from the shoot, and instead was everyones favorite winged-thing in all of So Cal.

Jaguar Ads. Gone but not forgotten!

September 17, 2008

It is true that once upon a time we did a flashy shoot for Jaguar. There were lights, cameras, and actions. But mostly there were lights and fast cars. Truly my favorite thing about these pictures is the lights. Did I mention that? The silver car with the criss-cross Hollywood searchlight format hit the Beverly Center with a vengance. Here are some of the pictures we took. Do you like?


The Billboard at the Beverly Center




The Sunset Bus passes under our Jaguar ad!