SANTA MONICA, Calif. (September 29, 2011) — On Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at The Recording Academy® headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., the Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing® and Los Angeles Chapter presented Up Close & Personal with Alex da Kid and Skylar Grey. Moderated by on-air personality, artist and cultural curator DJ Skee, this engaging Q&A explored the careers, inspirations and creative collaboration of GRAMMY®-nominated producer Alex da Kid and GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Skylar Grey. After working on her album in an artist retreat in the woods of Oregon, Grey, in need of a great producer, reached out to her publisher in New York. After a few email exchanges, Alex sent her a beat, to which Grey came up with the hook for “Love The Way You Lie,” and a creative synergy was born. The collaborative duo discussed their individual journeys, their advice for aspiring music makers and Grey’s album coming out on Interscope Records in early 2012.
ENCORE’S BOB FESTA RETURNS TO ‘YELLOWSTONE’ FOR SEASON TWO
The highly anticipated second season continues to follow the Dutton family as they fight for survival against ruthless enemies from all sides, with Kevin Costner reprising his role as family patriarch John Dutton. Encore Senior Colorist Bob Festa, who handled color finishing along with EFILM Senior Colorist Mitch Paulson on the first season, also returns to “Yellowstone” for season two, working closely with a new team of cinematographers as season one DP Ben Richardson stepped into the role of director for several episodes of the series this season.