I love getting a break from brand journalism and content marketing to revisit my newspaper days and write feature story. Here's my latest for the International Cinematographers Guild Magazine, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of ZIWE, Showtime's break-out hit variety show, shot by the fantastic Christine Ng. I like returning to journalism -- it keeps my skills sharp and my writing muscles lean.

Late-Late Night: BTS with the ground-breaking variety show ZIWE

Cinematographer Christine Ng behind the lens on the set of ZIWE. Photo by Barbara Nitke.

“ZIWE is not just a comedic variety show, it challenges you to have productive conversations with people about hard things,” shares Guild Director of Photography Christine Ng [ICG Magazine December 2019]. “It makes you assess your take on societal norms that you may have either taken for granted or haven’t challenged enough. It’s an incredibly smart show.”

Recently picked up for a second season, the A24 production airs on Showtime and stars writer, comedian, and Internet star Ziwe Fumudoh, who is also an executive producer. The self-named series blends interview segments, sketches, and music videos with pointed political parody and cogent cultural commentary – all of which suit Ng, whose work has included commercials, studio films (When They See Us), indie features (Between the World and Me) and documentaries (Everything Is Copy).

Keep reading at ICGmagazine.com...

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