Hollywood's top production designers help us understand exactly what they do

Production design is an often-overlooked element of filmmaking in the eyes of the public, but it plays as big a role in audience enjoyment, as does cinematography or sound. Three of Hollywood’s top production designers—François Audouy (Logan, Jurassic World), Hannah Beachler (Black Panther, Moonlight), and John Muto (…

Black Panther’s production designer talks bringing the nation of Wakanda to life

Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther film will mark the first solo outing for the character and the first live-action depiction of his home, Wakanda. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Wakanda imagines an isolated African nation whose borders have never been penetrated by colonizers or conquerers—at least none who can…