As Oscars buzz continues to build, NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg's annual pre-Academy Awards series on Hollywood jobs returns. This year, Susan profiles two key positions: the publicist and the set decorator. Over the past eight years, the series has covered behind-the-scenes Hollywood jobs like key grip, foley, casting director, costume designer, animal wrangler, location scout, prop master, and craft service worker. Listen to the two-part series on Morning Edition February 21st and 22nd on witf FM.
The Set Decorator - Thursday, February 21
On a movie set, every piece of furniture, wall hanging, or item on a desk that an actor doesn't touch is provided by the set decorator. NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg follows a handful of these decorators from prep through "Action!" for her annual pre-Oscar series on Hollywood jobs.
The Publicist - Friday, February 22
The publicist is responsible for making a movie known -- and hopefully in a good way. For her annual series on Hollywood jobs, NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg talks with veteran publicist Marvin Levy about his career that started in New York and continued in Hollywood with one of the greatest directors of all time: Steven Spielberg.
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