David Kwong produced ABC's show about a magician that joins the FBI. Francis Menotti was head magic consultant and made the magic happen on set.
As Head Magic Consultant, Kwong collaborated with the writers to devise the magical heists for the film. Kwong spent five months on set in New Orleans designing the illusions for the film and teaching sleight of hand to Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation out in theaters! The Guild worked with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie on action, assassination, and heist scenes.
A sexy woman covered in puzzles and secret codes? SIGN ME UP! I’ve been designing the puzzles and secret codes of NBC’s hit show since Season 1. Season 4 coming up!
Chris Pratt stars as a slick, poker playing, scoundrel.
The Guild collaborated with visionaries Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish on the original script for the upcoming film about one of the original Avengers . . . Ant-Man! "It's a high-tech spy heist film," Wright tells Vanity Fair.
Wright and Cornish have since stepped off the film. But the Guild is still excited about seeing one of their favorite heroes on the silver screen.
"You just defeated Nazism with a crossword puzzle" reads Graham Moore's brilliant script about Alan Turing, the computing pioneer who cracked the German's Enigma code in WWII. Look for the Guild's work with 1940's puzzles when the movie is released in late 2014!
An immigrant woman (Marion Cotillard) is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician (Jeremy Renner) saves her. The Misdirectors Guild oversaw the magic in the film and worked with Renner on his role as a 1920's magician.
The Guild worked closely with producers on the script to create a story authentic to the world of magicians. Kudos to Team Copperfield and Jonathan Levit for their illusions in the film.
The Guild consulted on the fourth installment of "Paranormal Activity," which according to directors Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman "is a celebration of practical effects." Look for the film's protagonist, Alex, levitating above her bed.
Check out these videos to see the Misdirectors Guild in action on FOX!
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