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Behind The Screens: Dressing Schitt’s Creek, Special Effects Make-Up, and Casting Queer Eye

With the world the way it is, it’s no wonder we spend so much of our time watching television and movies. From sci-fi flicks like Star Trek, to unscripted reality shows like Queer Eye, to comedy dramas like Schitt’s Creek, we are basking in the very best distractions.

And while the actors tend to take center stage, this hour, you’ll enjoy the second installment of a series in which we honor the folks who make the magic happen behind the scenes.

You’ll meet the costume designer who made Moira Rose’s wardrobe so powerful and vivid in Schitt’s Creek. Then, meet the Academy Award-winning special effects makeup artist who brought some of those surreal Star Trek characters to life. Finally, get to know the casting director who not only chose all the folks who get transformed during each episode of Queer Eye. She helped find THE Fab 5, who host this most recent iteration of the show.

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  • Debra Hanson is the Emmy Award-winning costume designer for Schitt’s Creek
  • Barney Burman is an Academy Award-winning special effects makeup artist, and owner of B2FX, specializing in Make-up, Character, and Creature Effects
  • Danielle Gervais is the Emmy award-winning executive vice president of casting and talent at ITV America, most known for her work on Netflix’s Queer Eye

Catie Talarski contributed to this show.

Chion Wolf is the host of the radio show and podcast 'Audacious' on Connecticut Public.

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