Kurt Sutter at NAB, full Sons of Anarchy panel discussion (VIDEOS)
By April MacIntyre Apr 13, 2011, 23:21 GMT
Kurt Sutter - San Diego Comic Con International 2010 - "Sons of Anarchy" Panel - San Diego Convention Center - San Diego, CA, USA © Alan Hess / PR Photos
NAB hosted FX's hit series "Sons of Anarchy" as the showrunner Kurt Sutter and some members of his production team were there to discuss the show for 90,000+ attendees of the annual Industry event.
Kurt Sutter spoke plainly about the series' genesis and inside details on a panel titled "Sons of Anarchy: Grit and Texture in Small Town America."
Sutter, along with the show's director of photography, Paul Maibaum, and production designer, Anthony Medina, shared their creative vision and techniques they use to tell larger-than-life stories through the lens of an outlaw biker's club and the corrupt town they inhabit.
The panel was assembled at the NAB Show Content Theater, located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, on Tuesday, April 12.
"Sons of Anarchy" stars Charlie Hunnam, Kim Coates, Ryan Hurst, Ron Perlman, William Lucking, Dayton Callie, Maggie Siff, Theo Rossi, Michael Marisi Ornstein, Winter Ave Zoli, Tommy Flanagan, Mark Boone Junior, Mitch Pileggi, Kurt Sutter (who plays Otto, a member of SAMCRO) and recent Golden Globe Award-winner Katey Sagal.
A perfectly cast ensemble machine, underscored with wickedly funny dark humor. Sutter weaves tales of Charming, California's SAMCRO, an outlaw motorcycle club (MC).
The series' mythology has revealed ties to the I.R.A. and has featured some of Ireland's finest actors in season three, when Kurt Sutter took the story back to the Emerald Isle to connect the past to the present day action in the dramatic storyline.
The show has grabbed a worldwide audience and has had some of the best stunt casting of any TV series. The show has starred Henry Rollins, Stephen King, Hal Holbrook, Adam Arkin and Paula Malcomson and many more in compelling guest-starring arcs.
The show's stories resonate with authenticity because of great storytelling, crafts and careful attention to detail.
With a seven-day shooting schedule and a lean production budget, Sutter and his team are required to think not only outside the box, but outside the wallet, as well.
NAB Panel Background
Creator, writer and executive producer Kurt Sutter began his career in Hollywood in 2001, when he landed a position on the FX series "The Shield." Starting as a staff writer on the first episode, he stayed on until the final episode, finishing up the last two seasons as the series' executive producer. Sutter continued his relationship with FX, creating the critically acclaimed "Sons of Anarchy," now entering its fourth season on the network. Along with his TV work, Sutter has feature projects in development at DreamWorks Studios, Warner Bros. and Paramount Studios.
Director of photography Paul Maibaum is a graduate of the USC School of Cinema. He has worked on all three seasons of "Sons of Anarchy" including directing "Potlach," the eighth episode of the second season. Maibaum also recently completed shooting the fourth season of the successful TBS series "My Boys."
Anthony Medina spent four seasons as production designer on "The Shield," followed by a season designing "Wildfire." His television art directing credits include hit television shows "Felicity," "Providence," "The Division" and "Mental."
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