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Variety Announces A Night With Artisans Programming

Variety will host its annual A Night With Artisans event in Los Angeles on Dec. 5. The evening features exclusive conversations with this year’s top film artisans across contending categories. Panels will highlight artisans behind such films as “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Maestro,” “Oppenheimer,” “Saltburn,” “The Color Purple” and “American Fiction.”

Variety’s senior artisans editor Jazz Tangcay will moderate the discussions, focusing on how interdepartmental collaboration among artisans results in an awards-contending film.

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Panels and speakers include:

A Conversation With the Artisans of ‘Oppenheimer’

  • Ruth De Jong, Production Designer

  • Jennifer Lame, Editor

  • Jaime Leigh McIntosh, Hair Department Head

  • Ellen Mirojnick, Costume Designer

A Conversation With the Artisans of ‘Saltburn’

  • Suzie Davies, Production Designer

  • Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF, Cinematographer

  • Anthony Willis, Composer

A Conversation With the Artisans of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

  • Jacqueline West, Costume Designer

A Conversation With the Artisans of ‘Maestro’

  • Mark Bridges, Costume Designer

  • Tom Ozanich, Sound Re-Recording Mixer

  • Michelle Tesoro, Editor

A Conversation With the Artisans of ‘American Fiction’

  • Cristina Dunlap, Cinematographer

  • Laura Karpman, Composer

  • Hilda Rasula, ACE, Editor

  • Mandell Winter, Supervising Sound Editor (MPSE)

A Conversation With the Artisans of ‘The Color Purple’

  • Blitz Bazawule, Director

  • Kris Bowers, Composer

  • Stephen Bray, Executive Music Producer

  • Denisia “Blu” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney, Songwriters

  • Fatima Robinson, Choreographer

Additionally, Stan Walker will present a special live performance of “I Am” from Ava DuVernay’s “Origin.”

Conversations from the event will be published across Variety.com.

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