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Spring 2022

IndieWire’s Influencers is an ongoing digital magazine series introducing you to the creators and innovators shaping how films and television series get made. In this spring edition, we turn our attention to the filmmakers and artisans responsible for the best of TV.

Over the next week we will go behind the scenes of TV favorites like “Atlanta,” Severance,” and “What We Do In the Shadows” to profile the people whose bold and subtle craft makes these shows so compelling. The recognizable faces in front of the camera and big name producers who often get all the credit help us shine a light on the visual and aural storytellers vital to their success.

Sarah Paulson, Michelle Willams, and Charlize Theron introduce us to the unsung artisan — and prosthetic technique — behind their biggest acting transformations.

Co-creators Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo tell the story of the casting director who helped round up the “Reservation Dogs.”

The “Into the Spider-Verse” team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller pay tribute to the TV animator bringing his own personal style and voice to the small screen.

…and Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle hail the big brother who helped them ground the comedic world of “Pen15” enough that Erskine and Konkle could play their 13-year-old selves in the series.

Each of the profiles is accompanied by a video essay that brings to life the craft of each subject, so pull up a chair, get comfortable, and let IndieWire take you on tour of the best in 2022 TV Craft.