Podcasting Them Softly is extremely proud to present a chat with veteran production designer and art director Charles William Breen. Charles has an extensive list of credits, having worked with Ridley Scott on BLADE RUNNER, Mike Nichols on POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, Richard Attenborough’s CHAPLIN, James Cameron’s TERMINATOR 2, Clint Eastwood’s THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, Neil Labute’s YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS and NURSE BETTY, and Barry Levinson’s DISCLOSURE, to name just a few. After getting his start at Universal Studios as a set designer after studying architecture at the world-renowned art and design school Cranbrook in Michigan, over the last 30 years he’s had the chance to work with some of the biggest names that Hollywood has to offer. One of his most distinctive credits was the 2006 gangster-musical hybrid IDLEWILD, from director Bryan Barber, with whom Charles has worked with many times on music videos. He was Emmy nominated for Best Art Direction in 1997 for HBO’s WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION, and throughout the years, has applied his diverse talents to a strong and eclectic mix of work. We hope you enjoy this informative and passionate discussion!